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Sickness Doesn’t Stop Us On Halloween!

It was a weekend of relaxation and sickness in my house.

The kids and I are all sick and we tried to move as little as possible over the weekend. Of course, that didn’t help and we are all still sick. Except Delylah, who I took to the doctors and is on antibiotics. Levi was complaining of ear pain this morning so it may be his turn to see the doctor next. I seem to put off the doctor as long as I can.

I started writing this yesterday and was haulted by a phone call. Levi’s ear pain was worse and I picked him up from school. An ear infection. The kid is never sick and now has Sinusitis and an Ear infection. Antibiotics for him and for me as well. We were up all night because his ears hurt so bad. I am waiting on him to wake up, see how feels and debate taking him back to the doctor. I can only hope that the ear drum finally ruptured and he won’t have any more pain or that the oil of oregano and hot compress with ibuprofen and antibiotic combination actually kicked in.

Today is Halloween!

I want to be excited! I can breathe through my nose which means my plans of sewing my mouth shut like a psychos victim while I give out candy might work out. Only it’s supposed to rain. I’m talking 90% chance of rain and that means it will surely rain. Not only that but all 3 of us are on antibiotics and fighting off sickness. We probably don’t need to be walking about in the rain for candy that I have bags of. Where is the fun in that though? So, I will see how the day plays out and what will happen.

We all like dressing up! We usually dress up together but last year Levi was over that and we decided to go our separate ways. Check out our costumes over the years.

Above is 2010 – 2013. 2010 Delylah was an Elephant and Levi was Woody. 2011 we had Mario and Minnie Mouse. 2013 we were Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook.

2014 and 2015. Skeletons and witches. And the Boxtrolls with Winnie.

2015 and 2016. A zombie family and a scarecrow, Ace Venture and a Spider Queen.

This year we have a Catwoman, Jason from Friday the 13th and a psychos victim. Halloween is always a fun time. Even when you’re sick!

Happy Halloween My Friends



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It Doesn’t Feel Like Monday…

It has finally happened.

Since the first time since her surgery, Delylah has gotten sick. I don’t think it’s just allergies either. I think it’s a virus. She is sick, sick! My best guess is that it’s from school. DUH!

I have 5 days to get this girl bangorang! We are heading to California on Saturday to be with family in their time of need and Delylah needs to be better by then. I don’t want to have to quarantine her from certain family members. (The elder ones) But I will if it comes to that. She stayed home from school today and is going rounds with her breathing treatment machine and meds. All I can do at this point is hope for the best!

School has only been in session for 2 weeks but I have already gotten used to my routine without kids. I have been spoiled and today has shown me that! I would have gone to yoga first thing in the morning, written this a long time ago and got some cleaning and organizing done in some parts of the house.

All I have done today is watch movies with her. We did write a couple of letters to family. Checked on our caterpillars and I did minimal clean up. Not doing anything is more exhausting than my normal, jam-packed day! I feel tired, dirty and un-accomplished. How selfish does that sound?

We have to pick Levi up at swim at 3:30 and we get to say hello to the outside world and spread our germs, if only for a moment. You know when they are really not feeling good because they have no problem with not leaving the couch to play or do anything at all really! At least she has been fever free this entire time.

While it is Monday, it surely doesn’t feel like it being home with a sick kid.

I’m sure all of yours was better! Am I right?


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Fabulous Friday On A Saturday

During my not so busy day yesterday, I had every intention of writing a Fabulous Friday post. If you are a follower of my blog you know that didn’t happen.

Yesterday I spent most of the day just hanging with the neighbor and the evening was spent having movie time with other neighbors and kids. There were many things that made the day Fabulous.

 I was finally able to do a head stand and hold it for probably a minute! While I haven’t been able to do it since, I felt amazing and accomplished after I had done it!

To top that off, today I was able to do a handstand and hold it! My yoga skills are strengthening just like my inner peace! Woo! That makes me feel so good!

We finally have monarch caterpillars on our milkweed plants! We are excited to watch their  metamorphosis and document it with photos. Assuming they don’t get eaten by vicious, man-eating Texas bugs!

Travis and I had to make our bee hive smaller and in doing so we removed frames. The bees were not happy with so much room and weren’t even utilizing it all. We saved a frame that was half eaten because it looks super cool. I happen to notice something weird in it and broke open some capped combs. It turned out to be eggs. Baby bees! Of course I snapped some photos. It’s pretty awesome to be able to see this part of the hive, which we would not usually see!

We stayed up late watching movies, eating popcorn and then cleaning up our mess before going to bed. There was no complaining, no fighting and the mess was minimal. What more could I ask for on a Friday night?

Today we are having a small swimming get together. Last year during school, we hardly used the pool. I’m glad to have kids coming over, playing in the pool and back yard! It doesn’t take a lot of work to take care of the pool, it just takes consistency which can sometimes feel like a lot of work. It will be a fabulous day by the pool, in the sunshine and humidity!

The weeks have been going by so fast. I can hardly believe that it’s the middle of September already. There have been many things happening with my family back home in California that make me miss it even more. I count the days until my next visit! Which happens to be Thanksgiving (a small trip before hand but not for pleasure so I’m not counting it). It will be here before I know it!

Remember, it doesn’t matter what is going on in your life at this very moment. There are things happening everyday that still make it Fabulous!

Happy Saturday My Friends


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Living Life Like The Gypsy

At some point everyone wishes they could live like a Gypsy. Travel and see the world with their free spirit and love of life.

You don’t have to travel to be a gypsy. You will want to though. You have to believe in yourself and your dreams. Decide what it is that you want, how you want life to feel and look, and then move in the direction of that vision. I’m actually not really sure of the HOW until I see it in retrospect. You have to change your way of thinking. Once you realize YOU have control over yourself, you tend to feel free. You don’t let things bother you and you see the positivity and greatness in everything. You actually end up living a happier, fuller life! You follow your heart. Here are some tips to help you on your gypsy journey.

No one is too old for a fairytale.

Every positive thought propels you in the right direction.

Take a walk on the wild side.

If you can do it, Travel. You don’t need a lot of money or anything else to get anywhere. Stay with friends or family. Make new connections. Be flexible with your time. You can go anywhere you want. I have 2 kids and not a lot of money and have traveled more than a lot of people I know! You just have to do it!

If you want something you have never had, you must do something you have never done.

Some people will say you’re going the wrong way. It is simply a way of YOUR own.

Always choose the adventure!

Love is what binds us. Respect is what unites us.

All good things are wild and free.

If you have inner peace, no one can force you to be a slave of the outer reality.

Celebrate life. ALL LIFE!

Count your pennies. How much money you have is generally less important than what you do with your money.

Generosity is a high priority in the life of a gypsy because the more you give, the more you receive and gypsy life is incredibly co-dependent on human connection and the kindness of others.

Drink the wild air and live in the sunshine!

Listen to the wind (your gut feelings are usually always right).

Don’t be afraid to have that alternative lifestyle.

The free spirit is rare but you know it when you see it, basically because you feel very good when you are near or with them.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones that you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails and explore, dream and discover!

We are all wanderers here on this earth. Our hearts are full of wonder and our souls are deep with dreams!

Happy Tuesday My Friends


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