Happy Halloween out there!
It’s October 31st and most of you might not even care that today is indeed Halloween. I honestly would not if it wasn’t for my kids and Reese’s peanut butter cups. I do LOVE me some autumn but I don’t care for Halloween, which is weird because I love the unknown, crime shows and podcasts, and all types of paranormal stuff. I am kind of obsessed with creepy stuff so why I am so “whatever” with Halloween, I don’t know.
I thought I better make my post quick today to SAY… Happy Halloween to y’all because I am working on a way more than my overactive brain can handle and need to focus! Seriously! So, I thought I would share a few of the things we did this fall season.
We did what Texans do… Friday Night Lights!
Tristan is a proud owner of a gas guzzler!
We went to Fort Worth to celebrate my sister’s birthday!🎂
Then I got the Vid…🤒
I started a Writing class!
I did tons of reading and healing. 🤍
Tried our hand at the town fair!
My girl got her face painted!
(Like the old days.)
We went to our first Rodeo! We are now Texans!🤠
I did some fall baking with my girl, Gigi!🧁
Double Chocolate Brownies.
My favorite! Chocolate Pumpkin loads.
Went on a need date night 💗 to get my mental health under CONTROL!
Soul searching trip with my sister! 💖
Easily one of the best parts of Autumn. I am meant for the beach. 🤍
Enjoying the firepit.
I love that smile.
Sitting around the fire with my favorite people. 🧡
Love these people more than LIFE.
The many costumes of Gracie… #1
At Treat or Truck at G’s school. Costume #2
My buddy, Tristan... Not sure what is but AWESOME FOR SURE!
Movies… so many movies…📽️
Renewing Season 🍂✨🧡
We didn’t do all the things we wanted to do this fall season. The traditions I had to put on hold over the many years of moving, I started again last Autumn and it was beautiful again. I loved fall last year. It was the best year ever, I got to enjoy all that God surround us with, the big things, and the small things and it all felt so right.
This year, NOT SO MUCH. I sadly, have given away my power, been stressed out, and sick, and have allowed myself to be treated again like trash. It’s a cycle I keep finding myself in. I don’t find myself here on purpose, I do it out of good intentions. I never want to be too pushy, too controlling, too much, or not enough. What ends up happening is I do all the things that I am trying not to be. I guess people-pleasing is my fatal flaw. So to say the least… I am right in the middle of a mini-mental breakdown!
I didn’t decorate the way I would normally have liked to, crave pumpkin, or do all the fun stuff but I am going to flip the script and change the flow… here we go!!
The Good Stuff 🤎
During my time being super sick and feeling like the living dead, I decided that I needed to do some self-improvement. Between having the co-worker from hell, being sicker than I’ve ever been in life, taking care of my whole family having the vid… and having a straight nightmare for a mil, I was not doing well. I knew I needed to do something for myself to get me out of the funk! It’s crazy how misery really does want company and it was pulling me in… no thanks!
So, I signed up for the Intro To Blogging class and a Creative Writing class. It’s eye-opening! I have seriously learned so much. Best decision ever! I am in the last module now!
Writing has been my biggest venture currently. I have changed up my blog a ton! I hope y’all have liked it. As of now, I post every Tuesday and Thursday. My Tuesday post is small, a poem, quote, note, picture, or update-type post. My Thursday post is a short story or I post, as I am currently a chapter a week of a current story I am working on.
Right now, I am working on a story called Eat up. The story of Sweet Vera. It’s about a girl names Vera and why she and her family moved to America, the secret that followed them, and what Vera does with that secret. I have been journaling and working on this story for months but it is the first story that I’ve shared on my blog. I am petty excited about it!
In other news, I went on a great trip with my sister. Maybe some of you read about it on my Mail Chimp Update. It was so wonderful to just be! We went to Selena’s Museum, got a golf cart, went to the beach, walk on the shore, and ate some good food. We relaxed and we both needed it.
My relationship with God has been strengthening once again in my struggle. Trying to get organized, cleaning up my spaces, and spending time with God has been a big focus this month. I have stumbled as these obstacles have been big, heavy, and everywhere I turn, but I do feel more hopeful than ever.
I have a really good family. As I see families around me, with such toxic traits and unwillingness to improve themselves… it makes me even more thankful for my own family and how we all have progressed without our own traumas and pain infecting each other. I need to remember this with my own pain. We aren’t perfect but damn we always pick each other and protect each other… every time! I am so thankful we have one another even when we don’t like each other.
My kids, my husband, my sisters, my parents… I am really blessed. I know that phase annoyed people. BLESSED. But I do feel blessed by them.
A few Updates ✨
Sorry, my post was late today… please forgive me! This will be my * Tuesday post this week!
**Remember that the next chapter for Eat Up. The Story of Sweet Vera, will not be until November 11th and this coming week I am giving you something a little different! I hope you check it out! There might be a hint to Vera hind away in there somewhere!
Also, just check out my update in Mail Chip! I hope you SUBSCRIBE!!! It’s an easy way to get updates once a month straight to your email inbox!!
Make good choices out there… 👻
Signing off… I hope everyone has a very safe, fun, and creepy Halloween!