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Weekend Tid Bits

What a busy and productive weekend we had!

Our bees have moved up from the brood box and into the super and started making honey! It has been a long, cold Winter for them and from what I have heard a lot of people around here have lost entire hives! We were very fortunate as new bee keepers not to lose our hive.

Levi had a swim meet Saturday and Sunday. Both days we were at the Natatorium from 12-6 or 7 and it sure made for some long days! But Saturday he swam amazingly well! He got 2nd in the 100 yard breast stroke and took 13 seconds off his previous time. He got 3rd in the 50 yard back stroke and 5th in the 50 yard free style. Sunday was an even better swim day. He took 1st in the 50 yard breast stroke, 3rd in the 100 yard back stroke and 4th in the 100 yard free style also shaving 11 seconds off his previous time! I couldn’t be more proud of my growing little man!

Since we were so busy both days my mornings consisted of a lot of meal prep for me. I am still doing this reactive food thing for another 9 days until I have a good list of foods and a good foundation of how to do it on my own. Things have been going really well so far. I have found my body can’t tolerate any legumes. Which really sucks. I was so hoping to be able to eat some hummus and black beans again. Spinach is a big no-no for me as well. And anything dairy causes a ton of inflammation. At first chicken seemed to be ok but I think it’s only ok in very small doses and very spaced out intervals. Steak has turned out to be terrible for me as well. Meat proteins are turning out to be a no go for me. At this point, only half way through, I think after all is said and done, I might go vegan. We shall see. The first 3 days you eat vegan and I never felt so good!

Sunday instead of lugging Delylah with us to the swim meet she got to go hang out at her buddies all afternoon! She did spend Saturday at the swim meet with me and we ran the concession stand. She was a big help and time went by quickly. But it is a long day at the pool. A friend offered Delylah to spend Sunday with them instead of the pool so she lucked out! I wasn’t working concessions Sunday anyway. It wouldn’t have been as much fun. I ended up having a super important job of running time sheets and getting awards in order and having her there would have been a hassle for me.

Levi bought a couple of new video games after the swim meet on Saturday so Sunday morning all I heard was the laughter and yelling of my kids killing each other playing Mortal Kombat. Sunday after the meet I joined in. Turns out, I am not very good at the new version of the game.

I fit some yoga in on my silks everyday and played on me new toy with Delylah in between all the chaos. I can definitely feel it in my upper body and all the new bruises on my legs!

We had the most fantastic weekend and I can’t wait for a busy week of hopefully nice weather so we can start gardening and begin some new projects around here.

Happy Monday My Friends



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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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