Dominating Monday!

When Monday rolls around, do you grab it by the balls and show it whose boss? Or do you loathe your alarm going off and getting back to work?

One way will set you up for a positive, awesome week. The other way begins negatively and will most likely end negatively. I grab every day by the balls and show it whose boss. Whether I’m getting stung by bees, dealing with my always sick daughter, listening to the attitude that radiates from my pubescent tween that has found its way to my 7-year-old, or just sitting around hanging out. Every day is MINE!

We were gone for the weekend swimming, staying up late (as per our usual lately) and having a great time. Today it’s back to Yoga for me (I’m secretly screaming “Woot-Woot” on the inside), swim for Levi and work for Travis. I have appointments to change and make and important phone calls/emails to send.

It’s Monday!

Time for me to get my shit together and stop being so lax on the kids. Time to finish projects I have started and begin some others. Time to write. Not just my blog but in my journal, letters, cards, thoughts and ideas. Just write. Time to throw more “stuff” away and clear some clutter from our lives and our house.

I can already hear my kids bitching and complaining about doing anything I ask them that doesn’t consist of swimming, video games or eating. Who am I kidding. I hear my kids bitching constantly! Maybe it’s just summer vacation getting to me. Maybe it’s my kids really bitching about stupid shit. Either way, I hear them but choose not to listen which really pisses them off!

I don’t care what happens today. Nothing can stop me from dominating this day, this week, this life!

Monday sets the tone for the rest of the week. You get to choose how you feel. Why would you choose anything but Awesome!?

Happy Monday My Friends

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I Am Thankful!

After being gone for so long on vacation I am finally getting back into my writing mojo! Unfortunately, I am sick and haven’t gotten back into going back to the yoga studio. When I went to bed last night I had planned on going to yoga this morning but I woke up feeling worse than yesterday. Dang sinuses and cough. I’ll stick to my workouts ¬†and yoga at home instead of infecting the world more than I already do. Hopefully, Monday I can make my way back to the mat at the studio and away from my kids!

All of that brings me to…

THANKFUL THURSDAY!

I am thankful for Sudafed, Xyxal, the Netty Pot, Albuterol and Nyquil! When vitamins and homeopathic remedies fail me, I look to the good stuff to get me feeling better. That’s where I am at today! After 2 weeks of being “homeopathic,” I’m over it and I want the Sudafed! Thankfully, I have that option! Get me better!

Last night, Levi brushed his sisters hair for her. She has hair passed her butt and it was so sweet to see him even want to do it. I am thankful for our families close nit relationship and compassion since moving to Texas.

Levi has also been super helpful recently. I don’t make my kids do bunches of chores. If I need help or ask you to do something, I expect you to do it. I asked Levi to help us out by mowing the lawn so Travis wouldn’t have to and helping me with groceries and whatever else I happened to need. He has been more than willing to help me and without his normal 12 yr old pubescent attitude. Maybe we are doing something right… I am thankful he has been so willing to help me and without the grunting!

We have Travis’ work party this weekend. It’s in Louisiana at some Resort/Casino and I am so thankful that we get the opportunity to go. Not that we need another reason to go on a small vacation away, we can and we do that all the time anyways but this time we will get to meet people Travis works with as well as bosses and get to play and have fun too!

Even though I got stung by one of our own bees and my eye swelled up gnarly, I am so thankful we have our own bees and are able to get delicious honey! Tea every night, honey for our coughs, baking with it instead of sugar and topping all of our biscuits with it! MMMmmm, it’s so good!

What are you Thankful for?

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The Summer Vacation Dream!

My eye is almost completely all better from being stung by a bee! Just in time to go shmooze with Travis’ bosses for the weekend in Louisiana. Although, it would be a fun story to tell with my eye all messed up! It was a little iffy when I had to drive Monday and couldn’t see very well. I was probably a hazard to everyone but we all made it alive. Including innocent bystanders! Go Me!

Our week has been busy, getting back to normal. Or semi-normal. Levi has swim practice daily until August 4th and we began going this week. We went for a couple of days before vacation so he could get a feel for it but now we are really going. It’s an hour and half long so Delylah and I play cards and color while we watch him swim. Today, Travis will get to see him swim and complain about it ruining his summer! Oh, Joy!

That is about our only normal routine since getting back from our big vacation. We have been staying up until 11 or midnight watching movies we have never seen. I let them sleep in until they have just enough time to be ready to go to swim. After swim they play video games, we swim more at home, clean, eat, play more cards and board games and have neighbor kids over. We do some crafting and painting. There is no real routine except for swim at this point.

It’s summer vacation!

A lot of parents (whether they stay home or not) still have a set bedtime and schedule because it’s important. I know it is. It’s also important to fly by the seat of your pants sometimes and let the rules go out the window. We still make it to our obligations. On time or early even. No one is getting hurt and I still have my sanity. Which is one of the most important things about summer vacation. Mom maintaining her sanity without copious amounts of alcohol (there is still some alcohol involved) or fits of rage induced from unhappy children.

So, I would say, we are living the summer vacation dream at this point! You don’t have to like the way I do it, agree with the way I do it or even talk to me. Most people around here don’t anyways.

My kids like me. My husband does too(he doesn’t like how late we stay up though). At least that’s what they tell me so I’ll take it while I can get it!

How is your summer vacation going?

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Have You Ever…..

Some things have happened over the weekend that had me questioning whether this happens to everyone or not? Or was I just having a shitty couple of days.

Have you ever stepped in a fire ant hill while cleaning your windows only to notice because you were being attacked by a mountain of lava ants?

Have you ever been stung on your face, near your eye by a bee? One of your own bees?

Have you ever had to save your dog from being attacked by the same bees, that she screwed with and got herself wedged under your shed?

Have you ever had plans to make an awesome dinner but then didn’t feel up to it because of all of the stuff that happened? I think we have all been here…all the time!

Have you ever had a dog that won’t go outside when it’s raining and leaves you wondering where he will go potty? Lucky for me, it’s been raining since last night.

Have you ever had to wonder when the last time you brushed your hair was? I think the last time I brushed my hair was the night before the picture above. Saturday….Don’t judge!

Have you ever let your kid eat cereal on the couch, against your better judgment, only to have them spill the entire bowl? Milk on anything is just nasty and I knew better!

I am not going to let any of this get me down today! My eye is super swollen still and my leg is itchy as all hell from the fire ants. It’s raining and we have places to go. The cereal was not spilled today….yet, and the day WILL be fantastic!

Happy Monday My Friends

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