Well I am here to tell you that I survived my first four parent teacher conferences today!!

It wasn’t near as bad as I thought it would be. The worst part was having to wake up 30 mins early!

Tomorrow is Friday and I have 4 more to prepare for. I’m so glad the weekend is near and that I actually have some plans. Go me!!

Well that’s all for tonight. I’m about to hit the showers and do a little reading. Be Blessed!!

💛 LaBranda


Lazy Days

Today, well the last two days really, I have been so lazy. I’ve literally spent the entire day in bed. It’s been so nice. I’ve almost finished my current book, I’ve caught up on all my blogs and I’ve watched some good movies. Why can’t all weekends be three day weekends?

Tomorrow its back to the hustle and bustle. I will surly be ready to get this week over with as I have 8 parent teacher conferences to prepare for. It’s all good though bc we only have 42 more work days till spring break!! BE BLESSED!!


Weekend Vibes

Hello world!! So far I have had an amazing weekend.

Yesterday afternoon Kate and I had to go to town and run a few errands. While there we decided to grab lunch and see a movie. We watched ‘Aqua Man”. It was good. I have never been into super hero adventure stuff but that one had me on the edge of my seat. We also went to Cold Stone and used my gift card for Ice Cream. It stormed the whole time we were gone. We were both so tired when we got home around 10:30.

This morning the boys went to have a clean up day at the ball park. It’s 40 degrees here which is way different than the 65 that it was yesterday. Tomorrow it is supposed to be even colder. That is really ok with me . We don’t have school tomorrow so I won’t have to leave my house. I love Winter!!!!!

I hope you all have an amazing rest of the day. I plan on being lazy and snuggling with my puppy. Be blessed!

💛 LaBranda

I 💛 LaBranda

Happy Saturday Morning peeps!! I’ve just been struck with an eye opening dawning. So bear with me; I have no idea in what direction this post will go.

Today I was just hanging out in bed relaxing and enjoying my leisurely Saturday morning routine. I decided I was going to make me a Bitmoji account. If you don’t know what that is its an app where you can create a cartoon version of yourself. I’ve had one before, but I’ve just now realized that my cartoon has never been authentic, dare I say honest.

To those that are new to my world, I have ALWAYS struggled with self esteem, self love, my worthiness as a human being. I could probably go into the inner reasons why I have always felt this way about myself, but that is something too deep to discuss at this time.

My entire adult life has consisted of me getting in shape, losing weight, and feeling comfortable in my own skin. Obviously I know exactly what I need to do to lose the weight; I’ve done it time and time again. I know all about getting into shape. Been there. But I know nothing about feeling comfortable in my own skin, let alone loving myself just the way I am. I struggle to understand that about myself. I have a wonderful, loving, supporting husband. He is the only person in the entire world that has ever made me feel desirable. Loveable and safe. He is so good to me. He knows how I feel and tries his best to make me see what he sees when he looks at me. I just can’t. I don’t know how. I feel like it is so impossible. But it shouldn’t be. It should be easy to see the loving, caring, nurturing, loyal person I am. But it’s not.

I’ve dedicated the year 2019 as the year that I will practice all things self love. No matter how small or how big that gesture might be. Some days will be harder than others. The choices I make will be a factor in that.

As I got to the part of the app where I had to pick my body type, I began to regret my idea. There was only one overweight blob looking body type to pick from. When I saw it I instantly clicked on it. Why? Because that is the way I will always see myself regardless of how much weight I lose or how “fit” I get. I hated what I say on this screen. Sooooo I sent a message to one of my peoples. She is wonderful at being honest with me and telling me exactly what I need to hear. Even if I don’t want to hear it. I explained to her that I was making a new one, and asked her if I should pick the body type that I actually am or the one that I wish I was. Her initial response said it all, ” Always best to be the way you are. ♥” It was that simple, yet I went back and forth with her about how it looked like a blob and such. Then it just HIT me!! How am I ever going to learn to love me for me if I never face it. I didn’t want to pick that type because I knew every time I looked at that over weight cartoon it was going to make me feel bad. But you know what? SO WHAT??? So what if I look like a blob, at least I’m being real!! I have always prided myself in being real. What you see is what you get. If you like me then you like me, if you don’t then B Y E!

So needless to say I picked the “blob” body type. And i’m so completely ok with that. I’m ok with learning to love myself. Loving every rounded square inch of me. I mean my God, my husband, my family and my people do so why not me?

Did I say all of this to say that it was ok to let myself go? NO!! I said it all to say it’s ok to LOVE myself. Even if i’m not skinny and even if I never feel that way. I deserve to be loved by me. It’s just going to take lots of practice. Be Blessed!!!

💛 LaBranda

Puppy Boo Boo

Had a scare with my little guy last night. He had a boo boo on his ear and he scratched it and made it worse. I could not get it to stop bleeding. I was 2.5 seconds away from calling Cottonwood rescue squad but thankfully my Momma showed up and got the bleeding under control. Thank you Momma. And thank you for keeping him last night and having him at the vet when the doors opened this morning. Come to find out Tiny has a double ear infection which explains his excess irritability. He got his boo boo all cleaned up. The Vet said that Nana did a great job bandaging it up with 5 bandaids. He gave him some year drops that he has to take twice a day. Couldn’t live without Nana to the rescue!! Needless to say i’m one happy lady tonight. So glad to have my baby back home and on the mend. #TinyBuddyJones.

Snuggling with his Mommy