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  • Getting back home

    I've got to clear the dust from my blog pages, it's been a hot minute since I've spent some time here. I'm sitting here alone, upstairs and it's 9:44PM on a Friday night. Plates from dinner are still sitting on the table and there are sippy cups on the floor. I'm taking a moment for myself, away from work and away from my mom duties to type whatever comes to mind. Something we should all do more often, sometimes I feel like I have to catch myself up. Lately it seems as though the days just slip by. Since returning from our yearly French Adventure Extravaganza a few weeks ago I've taken more time to myself and more time to reflect. It felt so good to be home, I missed our little nooks and I had this urge to organize Lila's closet. Sometimes you just need the know-how to press the reset button and start fresh. Paris was nice and St. Raphael was lovely but ooooooooo how good it feels to nestle my roots back into the soil they're most happy in. 

    Since I've been home I'm eating healthier and exercising at least 3x a week. I had a croissant for breakfast, lunch and dinner and my body was screaming for some kind of detox. I decided I hate going to the gym. I get so bored and music just doesn't motivate me anymore. So, I signed up for this thing called Class Pass. I can choose from a list of different studios and classes and schedule a class for any time of the day 10 minutes before. You pay one flat fee for the month and can take unlimited classes. This is awesome for me because I'm constantly rescheduling my days as they progress and it gives me a chance to actually SHOW UP because I have the control. Also, I don't get bored and can take a different kind of class every week. I've gone to different cycling, yoga, pillates, dance and boot camp classes. First thing in the morning I have a huge cup of warm water with 2 tablespoons of Bragg's Organice Apple Cider Vinegar. Then I make a huge green smoothie for the whole family, I have been trying different receipes but one of our favorites is: 

    1 Cup Kale

    1 Cup Spinach

    2 Ripe Bananas 

    1 Clementine 

    1/2 inch Peeled Ginger 

    2 Chunks of Carrot

    1/2 Cup Pinapple 

    1 tbsp Hemp Seeds 

    1 1/2 Cup Coconut Water 

    I drink 2 8 Oz glasses of my smoothie in the morning and I'm totally satiated until about 1PM, I'm obsessed. And I'm pooping, which is cool. 

    Lila is so good, she is getting so big and is becoming more toddler-like every day. She still isn't saying much, the doctor wants us to get her evaluated but I feel like she's making progress at her own pace.  I can understand every little mumble and hand motion so for me it's no big deal. I'll think about sending her for an evaluation if she's 15 and still has a vocab of 10 words: 

    Papa and Lila cleaning up our plants, they needed extra love when we got home. Sometimes I feel more uneasy about leaving my plants with someone than I do leaving my kitties. It's such gamble, luckily they all survived with minimal damage and Lazlo also survived so thats cool:

    And to alleviate some insane jet-lag pain I let her paint all over her face and in her mouth and on her feet and in her hair:

    And we are feeling pretty good about being in our own bed.