Category Archives: After 2 years, I think I’ve got the hang of it

ANOTHER THANKFUL THURSDAY

Thankful Thursdays are some of my favorite posts.

Stopping to focus on the good that every day brings. Breathing the air deep into spaces it maybe hasn’t been in a while and realizing how thankful I am to be able to breathe that deeply. To breathe at all. To have fresh air.

This morning I woke up having a reaction to a food I ate yesterday. Quite unfortunate because I was really hoping to add legumes back into my diet. But I am thankful for being given the knowledge to now understand when I am having a reaction or a trigger from a food. To be able to pin point what food it was and eliminate it from my diet.

I am thankful for Thursdays yoga instructor. Because I am having a reaction to a new food I almost skipped out on going to the studio and was going to just get some yoga in at home. I happen to really like Thursdays flow instructor. She always takes time to chat with me before and after class. Not only that but she has a less serious class and is always smiling. No matter what kind of day you’re having, a smiling face always makes you feel better.

The bills are paid. For at least another 2 weeks I don’t have to worry about bills. As an adult, this is what I look forward to and am so thankful for.

The school year has flown by. Not just the school year but every day, every month. Time is just flying by. Really, I am so thankful that the school year is almost over. I look forward to the summers with my kids. Spending our days by the pool. Road tripping to god knows where and doing whatever crazy things pop into our heads that day. It’s crazy to think it’s only 3 months away! Then I will have an 8th grader and a 3rd grader!

Another reason I am thankful time is flying by is that I can not wait for it to warm up! I like the cold but only if it brings with it some crazy weather. While it did for a little bit, lately it’s just cold. Now I would like to shave my legs, wear some shorts and lay by the pool. So I am thankful time is going by so quickly. At least for now.

Travis got me a yoga trapeze for Christmas. I love it. And I love Travis. I either go to yoga or just do yoga at home everyday but I also get on the yoga trapeze everyday. It’s not only a good workout but it’s fun. To learn to new things and be able to do the poses a different way, suspended in the air feeling weightless is amazing.

What are you Thankful for today?

PLEASE VOTE BY CLICKING THE PINK BANNER BELOW. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

If you like what you just read please click to send a quick vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs- The best mommy blog directory featuring top mom bloggers

Adulting….UGH!

Today is one of those days I have to adult and I really don’t want to.
I am a parent, maid, driver, chef. I am a million things every day. My kid has been slightly ill for the past couple of days. For us that doesn’t mean much. She is the best sick kid on the planet due to always being sick. But today is Valentines Day. A day we, Travis and I, don’t really celebrate. He’s usually at work. He did in fact leave for work this morning and I’m on this reactive food thing so we didn’t do anything yesterday except hang out. Today at Delylahs school they are having a party and she begged me to attend.
This means I must adult…
I am not a volunteer mom. You won’t see me at school handing things out, helping in the class or playing games with kids. Nope. I’m not that kind of mom. Kids are ass holes and why would I torture myself. Not only are kids ass holes but most of their parents are as well. Where do you think the kids get it from? Does this mean I’m going to brush my hair to show up at the Valentines party today? Probably not. I might change out of my yoga clothes though…Might.
For me, the adulting part is showing up when I don’t want to. Being around a bunch of fake people with their fake smiles and alter ego’s isn’t how I want to spend my lunch time. But for my kid, I will do anything. Like stay up all night every night because she’s sick and I’m the adult.
Not only do I get to be an adult at school today, I get to pay bills and be an adult at home. I have some finances to take care of and phone calls to make. It will probably take over an hour of my time just making the damn phone calls straightening things out. I should skip yoga so I can get it all done before going to school but I’m not going to do that. Yoga is for me. One could argue paying the bills is for me too but I could go without some of what those bills pay for….And that’s the truth.
I had my very adult breakfast of flaxseed with pumpkin seeds, raisins, blueberries and coconut milk. Drank over 25 ounces of water already with lemon and taken an array of vitamins and probiotics. I’d say my day of adulting has started off well.
What kind of adulting are you doing today?

PLEASE VOTE BY CLICKING THE PINK BANNER BELOW. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

If you like what you just read please click to send a quick vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs- The best mommy blog directory featuring top mom bloggers

We Are Used To It….

We are so used to Delylah being sick we don’t think much of it anymore. A fever here, a cough there. Green boogers and the Neti Pot always sitting out. Tissues galore. We had to get out and get some groceries yesterday and happened to run into her teacher. Who was also out of school sick. She wondered why Delylah missed so much school this year already. I had Delylah in the cart with a blanket, half covered with groceries spreading her germs to our family like it was no big deal. Turns out, the teacher is from the same area as us. Southern California. And these Texas allergies kick her ass too. But we explained that allergies kicked Delylah’s ass in California too and missing school was and is Delylah’s M.O.
Delylah gets to stay home one more day and if all goes well, she will be back to school tomorrow in time for the Valentines Party. She doesn’t seem that excited for it and is used to missing the good stuff at school from being sick. She missed the Christmas celebration because she had the flu and it was really no sweat off her back.
Lucky for me Travis is still home so I will be heading off to yoga today. Getting in some breath work and me time.
Since Delylah is home today I am going to take advantage and do a little something from my 30 Days Of Small Challenges List. I have already accomplished a lot from this list. At least 13 of them. Today I will paint a canvas with Delylah.
Happy Tuesday My Friends

PLEASE VOTE BY CLICKING THE PINK BANNER BELOW. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

 

If you like what you just read please click to send a quick vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs- The best mommy blog directory featuring top mom bloggers

Monday Brings Gifts

After such a fantastic weekend we were not ready for the sounds of our alarms this morning.
5 am came quickly and the bus seemed to come even quicker. With one kid in great spirits and only slightly snotty, he was headed off to school to conquer the day. The other one didn’t even make it to the bus. The crying, green boogers, not feeling good and really playing into the sickness had us parents fall for it every step of the way. She is on the couch, staying hydrated and watching movies all day. Her temperature is rising and I’m glad we fell for her Monday morning shenanigans of not wanting to go to school. She would have just ended up even more sick.
My dad has left us after being here for over a month. Having him here and getting up with us every morning to see the kids off was magnificent. The kids really enjoyed having him here, almost as much as me.

We spent the weekend with friends and attended another Monster Jam! You just can’t get enough exhaust smell and burning of the eyes in at one attendance. You really need to go as much as you can.

I can only hope this week doesn’t bring full-blown sickness to my house. I know how it usually goes with Delylah. Once she starts, she can’t stop. We don’t really have a busy week but we do have a swim meet for Levi this weekend.
Monday has brought sickness, relaxation, grocery shopping and cleaning to my house. I don’t think it’s all that bad.
What has Monday brought you?

PLEASE VOTE BY CLICKING THE PINK BANNER BELOW. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

If you like what you just read please click to send a quick vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs- The best mommy blog directory featuring top mom bloggers