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Slowing things down

Lucia and I got hit by a stomach bug 2 weeks ago, Lucy took the brunt of it and it was quite ill.  I actually haven't seen her puke and poop that much in a very long time.  The poor girl was writhing in stomach pain and would not leave my side.
Which I didn't mind because cuddling my little girl is exactly what I need, all the time.
I luckily just got the "hit by the bus" version of it and couldn't have done much more than lay in bed anyway.  We were a sad pair.  Then I kept getting worse.
2 weeks later and Lucy is just fine but I'm still having issues.  I can't talk for longer than 10 minutes without breaking into a horrible cough and then losing my voice.  It makes my profession quite difficult.  I've had to do a lot of juggling of course content so that I could not be talking too much.

However, despite my lack of voice, I do have a lot I want to say.  Some major reflection time has been happening while I've been forced to listen.
I want to tell you about the kids and how they've been doing.
I want to show you the snow shoes and cross country skis that I REALLY REALLY WANT because I've been inspired my friend, Abbie to embrace winter.
I want to share some of the adorable things my kids have been doing.
So many posts have been brewing in my head, I just haven't had the energy to put them together.
My goal is to be back with a vengeance on Monday with the link up for the November review in numbers.  The rest of the week will unfold as it needs to.


For now, let's just start slow.  I've been spending most of my time realizing that I really need to start ridding myself of the unnecessary which has been cluttering my life.  I want 2016 to be a year where I can really focus on my family and the things that I love in my life.
I've spent the past week unsubscribing from emails so I would have less clutter in my inbox.
I've deleted people I don't know on Instagram and Twitter. Well not everyone I don't know, because there are people out there that I don't 'know' per say, but I feel like I know.  I guess what I'm trying to say is that I only want to maintain the relationships with people who are willing to reciprocate.
Same goes with Facebook. I'm tired of my feed being useless videos and crap that people are sharing.
Why am I wasting my time looking at that shit when I could be playing another round of cards with the kids, baking, reading a book or snuggling with my hubby.
I have to admit though, that I do keep a few people around because train wrecks are sometimes fun to watch. Entertainment, right?  Come on, you know you do it too...that one person that you mostly metaphorically roll your eyes at but just can't not look??
Anyway.
My virtual decluttering felt good.
Now phone cleansing. Here are the last of my teacher style outfits. I wore my very last pair of shoes last week and am now cycling through some fun outfits.

This was a Saturday style and not something I wore to work. 

I like when Lucia tries to pose with me

navy and plaid

First snow!

Purple and fur. Sometimes it feels good to dress up when you aren't feeling well.

My fave green shoes!

Pink studded flats

And the last pair in the rotation- black flats

I was trying the navy on burgundy as suggested by Alison at Puppies and Pretties..and then a scarf and neutral sweater combo inspired by Carrie at A Lovely Little Wardrobe.  Being inspired by people I enjoy makes me happy.


Alright. I feel good getting this post out.  Dan is back from working away and I'm hoping to get caught up in work, sleep and some girl time to start feeling like myself again!
Have a great weekend.




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