Madly In Love With Life; What Angel and I Ate & Appreciations

Dear Diary & Friends,

You know those days where you feel madly in love with everyone and everything? I’ve been having a lot of those lately. Day after day is blissful. I know this sounds kind of made up and unbelievable but it’s not. I’m not trying to pretend to be filled with joy, I truly am filled with joy. I’ve fallen in love with all of life, even the “bad” or hard things in life. All of it is supposed to be and I am grateful for all of it.

Yesterday I woke up at 5am. I had the day off of work and I was feeling inspired to finish remodeling the bathroom. The day before I had found a big mirror and a light fixture at a couple of thrift stores and I had invisioned exactly how I wanted it to look in the bathroom. I was excited to get started and make the magic happen. I also had other projects I wanted to work on as well.

I started the morning fixing the storm door on the tiny house. It was coming loose on the top and needed new screws. Then I got started spray painting the frame for the bathroom mirror. I wanted it to have a lot of time to dry in the sunlight, so I could install it that day. When I finished that I got the juicer and juiced a watermelon. I put the juice pulp in the dehydrator. Then I started a load of laundry and installed a blind on my daughter Savana’s bedroom window. Next I took off the old light fixture in the bathroom and installed the new one with the help of Charlie my roommate. Angel played with her toys around the house while I was working on all this.

I touched up the paint where the new light fixture didn’t match correctly. I switched laundry and checked on the drying mirror frame. It was mostly dry. So I took out the old medicine cabinet out of the wall and put up the new mirror over the hole in the wall. The new mirror looked great! I touched up the paint again where the mirror didn’t cover. Then I put up the rest of the shelving and pictures. I cleaned the bathroom and it was finished, just in time to get Savana from school. I was so proud of my work. The bathroom looks so good!

After getting Savana from school I made dinner for my Airbnb guest and also made a zucchini noodle vegan lasagna to take to a friend the next day. Then I sat and talked with Savana a while and Angel played with her sister. I made Savana supper and took a shower with Angel. We went to bed and read stories for a while. Then Angel nursed to sleep and I listened to “Conversations With God” on YouTube until I fell asleep.

I slept really deep and had vibrant happy dreams. I woke up at 8am. It was so nice to have gotten to sleep in. I made a smoothie and packed up the car. I got Angel ready and headed to Austin with my roommate Charlie. I took the scenic route to Austin on the county roads and it was a lot of fun. Texas is beautiful country. When we arrived at Austin, I dropped off the vegan lasagna at my friends (his wife had died last week). He wasn’t there but I left the lasagna on his doorstep. Then we went to a fruitluck at Whole Foods.

The fruitluck was really nice. It was a small group and I enjoyed seeing everyone. It had been a while since we had a fruitluck. After everyone left I did some shopping at Whole Foods, then sat outside in the sun talking to Charlie while Angel played at a little playground. We hung out until it was time for me to go to work.

Work was mostly running errands for George, except walking Baby the dog around the block. When Lee walking Baby it was cold out and I didn’t have my jacket. So I walked briskly but I still got cold. I felt my body tending up against the cold but then I suddenly really wanted to enjoy the cold. I purposefully relaxed my body and breathed a big cold air breath. It felt so amazing! For the rest of the walk I relaxed into the cold and allowed it to be without resisting it in anyway. I loved it! The cold didn’t feel like a bad thing anymore. Instead it felt like a very beautiful thing and I was grateful for everything that was happening in that moment. The cold, the walk, the sun, the dog, the sky…I was madly in love with it all. I passed a young man taking pictures of his car, he looked up at me. I was in love with him and I smiled at him. He smiled back really big and said with gusto, “it’s a beautiful evening!” I laughed and said, “yes!” I next passed 2 men standing next to a car they were giving a jump start. I was madly in love with them. The looked up and both smiled big and wished me a good evening. I smiled back and returned their greeting.

When the walk was over I let Baby back in the house and then ran one last errand for George before heading home. The drive home was fun. I listened to fun music and Angel fell asleep. When I arrived home, I put Angel to bed, unloaded the car with Charlie’s help, got my Airbnb guest settled, washed the dishes while talking with Savana, went to bed and wrote my blog.

Breakfast: (Angel) handful of pecans, 8oz. banana, raspberry, lettuce, pear and cacao smoothie. (Me) 16oz. smoothie.

Lunch: (Angel) 8oz. watermelon juice, 8oz. smoothie, pecans and pumpkin seeds. (Me) a few blackberries, 8oz. watermelon juice, 16oz. smoothie.

Dinner: (Angel) 8oz. smoothie, pecans. (Me) steamed broccoli with garlic, 16oz. coconut bliss coconut ice cream.

Snack: (Angel) 2 mandarin oranges. (Me) 4 mandarin oranges, a handful of pumpkin seeds.

Appreciations:

I appreciate an abundance of love.

I appreciate fun conversations.

I appreciate the cold.

I appreciate creating beautiful things.

I appreciate early bedtimes.

I appreciate life.

I appreciate my amazing body.

Thank you for being a part of my life.

I appreciate you!

Lovingly yours,

Victoria

Getting Sick; What Angel & I Ate; Manifestations and Appreciations

Dear Diary & Friends,

Friday morning I woke up feeling a little bit achy and feverish. I was hosting first Friday coffee with my church at the library and I really really wanted to be there. So I got up and made my Airbnb guest vegan zucchini noodle dinner to warm up after work. Then I made Savana a smoothie for breakfast, packed her lunch and took her to school. After that I drove to the church, grabbed the things I needed and went to the library. With the help of other church members we got everything set up right on time.

I enjoyed talking with everyone who came in for first Friday coffee. It is an event that is at the library every first Friday for people in town to socialize. I love it and try to make it every month. This month I signed up to host it and asked the church if they wanted to join in and they did. I felt worse and worse physically as the morning went on but I enjoyed myself regardless. I didn’t feel much like eating and only had a few strawberries and pieces of pineapple.

I was glad when the event ended. I packed up and drove home. I could feel that I had a good fever going and was achy all over. I called Peggy and George and told them I wasn’t feeling well. Peggy told me to stay home that day and Saturday and to consider them paid sick days. I am so grateful to work for such wonderful people!

I took my temperature and it was almost at 101 degrees F. I had just laid down on the couch and Savana messaged me and asked me to get her from school because she wasn’t feeling well either. I figured getting her now would be easier than getting her after school anyway. So I loaded Angel back in the car and we got Savana. When we got back home o went back to lying on the couch and let Angel watch educational stuff on YouTube.

Having a fever is blissful. I dozed in and out of sleep while listening to audiobooks about successful people and living in the moment. My dreams were colorful and full of laughter. My body aches all over but instead of thinking that it should be different or that I shouldn’t be hurting, I accepted it fully and released all resistance to it. I was amazed at how good it felt when I simply let it be. I was grateful for being sick and achy. It was such a beautiful experience and great practice for living in acceptance.

I drank a small amount fresh OJ all day, had some herbal tea that Savana made me and ate 4 mandarin oranges in the evening. That night I had amazing colorful fever sleep. It was the best!! The next morning when I woke up my fever had broke. I was a little bit disappointed..lol. Back to normal life…hahaha. After getting up and around. I drove to Round Rock on the back roads. Angel and I had great fun. We stopped and warched some deer prancing around. Angel was so excited and kept calling them reindeer. Then we stopped and talked to a herd of cows that were all up against a fence next to the road. They were mooing at us and we mooed back. Angel was delighted, saying they had cute ears. They do have really cute ears!

We finally got to Round Rock and went grocery shopping. I let Angel push her own cart and she loved that. I was feeling slightly exhausted by the time grocery shopping was over and thinking that maybe I should have rested another day. Next we drove to Restore to look for a bathroom sink and mirror. They didn’t have any that fit and we didn’t stay long because I didn’t want to overdo it. Lastly we went to Lowes and I got a faux finish sponge to finish up the bathroom walls that my roommate Charlie had painted.

I was feeling really tired on the drive home but I put in a good audiobook and was home before I knew it. When I arrived home, I put away groceries, cleaned the house to get ready for more Airbnb guests, made my other Airbnb guest vegetable soup and salad for dinner, then I rested. It was a nice day so I laid out back and looked at the clouds with Angel. She found all kinds of things in the clouds, houses, horses, flowers. It started to get a little bit chilly so I built a fire in the fire pit and we had fun sitting around the fire the rest of the evening until it was time for supper and then bed. Angel had one and a half avocados for supper and I had some broccoli and cauliflower warmed but not cooked.

The next day was Sunday. We woke up bright and early. I had Airbnb guests on the daybed in the front room so we quickly grabbed some fruit and walked to church with the wagon. On the way we fed Rein the horse some apples I had that were going bad. Rein was thrilled to get more than her usual one apple. Since I arrived at church so early I decided to do some extra cleaning. I thoroughly oiled all the pews and furniture in the sanctuary with orange oil. It looked so nice when I was finished, the place glowed with love. I finished doing my regular cleaning right before Pastor Pam and other church members started to arrive.

Church service was wonderful. I love that church! Angel does so good during service and today was her best day yet. After service we had a church potluck. I had fresh OJ, blueberries, strawberries, pineapple and mini bananas. It was very satisfying and I was back to feeling 100%. The conversations were lots of fun and we watched a comedy show called “The Vicar Of Dibley”. I thought it was really funny. I enjoy British humor.

The walk home from church was blissful. There was a warm gusty wind that felt vibrant and lots of people waved at us as they drove by. It seems a lot of people’s spirits are up after having a long cold front, a really cold one for Texas. I know my spirits are up and I am grateful for contrast and I’m grateful the cold fronts in Texas don’t last for months.

We arrived home I sent Savana and Tyler off to fetch a used washing machine that I bought from on line. My washer keeps leaking water when it gets off center and it gets off center all the time. So I got a front loader and I’ll see if that goes better. Then I made supper for my Airbnb guest and put it in the fridge to warm up later. After that I used my faux finish sponge and finished painting the bathroom. It turned out looking awesome! Yes!!

It was so nice out, Angel and I walked to the park. On the way I did a handstand in a grassy field. I somehow missed and fell over flat on my back and knocked the wind out of myself. After getting my wind back, I did another handstand and this time did my usual graceful roll out of it when I started to fall backwards. I was glad I hadn’t lost my touch after all.

We played at the park for an hour or so. On the walk home Angel found some piles of dirt to play in, then we found dandelions to blow. We arrived home just as Tyler and Savana drove up with the new washer. With the help of my roommate Nick, Tyler and Savana we got the old washer out and the new washer in. I ran a load in the new washer and it worked great! Angel and I ate our supper of blueberry banana nice cream while I talked with my roommate Nick. He is so fun to talk with, he is moving out at the end of the month and I will miss our chats.

After supper I took a shower with Angel and we went to bed. She nursed to sleep right away and I wrote this very long blog.

Breakfast: (Angel) 1 mango, pumpkin seeds, 8oz. fresh OJ, half an apple. (Me) 24oz. fresh OJ

Lunch: (Angel) a bunch of strawberries and blueberries and one mini banana. Half a cookie. (Me) strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, 6 mini bananas and 24oz. fresh OJ.

Snack: (Angel) 8oz. fresh OJ.

Supper: (Angel) bowl of blueberry, banana nice cream. (Me) large bowl of blueberry banana nice cream

Manifestation list:

With ease and blessings to all involved I receive $100,000.00 a year in income through service.

I joyfully eat a diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and have vibrant health.

I speak fluent Spanish.

I accept all people, events and things as they are.

I live in complete surrender to what is.

Thank you for all this and more!

I appreciate clouds.

I appreciate walks.

I appreciate fevers.

I appreciate surrender.

I appreciate a new/used washer.

I appreciate my church.

I appreciate writing.

I appreciate audiobooks.

I appreciate mini bananas.

I appreciate hand stands.

Thank you for being a part of my life.

I appreciate y’all!

Delightfully yours,

Victoria

Humoring Myself; What Angel & I Ate; Manifestations and Appreciations

Dear Diary & Friends,

Once in a while I do things in public to humor myself. Mostly it comes over me in the produce section at the grocery store. One of my favorite things to do is…frantically start grabbing bunches of bananas and putting them in my cart. People will start to panic and think I am taking all the bananas….they will hurry over and snag a few bunches themself before I take them all. It’s great fun and people buy more bananas. Lol

Another thing I like to do is stand next to a certain section of produce such as pears. I will talk to Angel in a louder than normal voice about how amazing the pears are right now. I mention how they are perfectly ripe and juicy they are. I grab a few pears and wander off. Then I watch the show out of the corner of my eye. People will head straight to the pears and get some. Yes!!! I’m a secret fruit pusher. Hahaha.

Breakfast: (Angel) 16oz. banana strawberry cacao smoothie. (Me) 48oz. banana strawberry cacao smoothie.

Snack: (Angel) peanuts and pecans

Lunch: (Angel) 1/2 a durian (Me) 1/2 a durian.

Supper: (Angel) 16oz. fresh oj and a pint of strawberries. (Me) steamed spinach and mixed vegetables with tahini.

Manifestation list:

I maintain a healthy weight of 130lbs. eating a diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and continue to have vibrant health.

With ease and blessings to all those involved, I receive $100,000.00 a year or more in income.

I have a beautiful remodeled bathroom.

I speak fluent Spanish.

I delightfully donate 10% or more of my income and 5 hours of my time weekly.

I enjoy a lovely pond in the backyard.

I accept all people and things exactly as they are.

I have a talented and affordable handyman.

I plant 30 fruit trees in 2018.

I live in complete surrender.

I own my house.

I am grateful for all these amazing things in my life. Thank you!!

Appreciations:

I appreciate my house.

I appreciate my bathroom being painted.

I appreciate fun conversations.

I appreciate warmer weather.

I appreciate squeezy hugs.

I appreciate my girls.

I appreciate laughter.

I appreciate an awesome car.

I appreciate my body.

Thank you for being a part of my life.

I appreciate you!

Gratefully yours,

Victoria

Daily List, What Angel & I Ate and Appreciations

Dear Diary & Friends,

These might not all be happening right now, some are but I know that it will all happen. I speak it, knowing it will happen at the perfect time. I am happy in the moment with what I have now.

I am healthy.

I receive a $100,00.00 a year of passive income by December 31, 2018.

I happily donate 5 hours or more of my time weekly to others.

I meditate daily.

I live in appreciation.

I am accepting of everyone exactly where they are at.

I spend an hour or less on social media.

I am an author of a children’s book series.

I live a slow paced rich life.

I speak fluent Spanish.

Breakfast: (Angel) 1 young coconut meat, 8oz. fresh oj. (Me) 1 young coconut water, 8oz. fresh oj.

Lunch: (Angel) raw granola, 8oz. banana strawberry smoothie. (Me) 48oz. banana strawberry smoothie.

Dinner: (Angel) sunflower seeds, pecans and a coconut date roll. (Me) big bowl of steamed spinach and veggies with tahini lemon dressing.

I appreciate laughter.

I appreciate contentment.

I appreciate sleeping in.

I appreciate a surprise phone call from a friend.

I appreciate giving back rubs.

I appreciate young coconuts.

I appreciate love.

I appreciate being me.

Thank you for being a part of my life.

I appreciate you!

Deeply yours,

Victoria

Daily List of Manifestations, What Angel Baby & I Ate and Appreciations

Dear Diary & Friends,

I’ve been playing hookey from my blog but I thought I would check in tonight.

Here is a list of things I read every morning and every night. It changes often. I say what I know will be true even if it isn’t happening right now because I know whatever I focus on will happen at the perfect time.

I am healthy.

I am a fruitarian.

I have everything I need.

I have an abundance of income of over $100,000.00 a year.

I donate 5 hours of my time weekly to helping others.

I live a slow paced life.

I live in a body that is perfect for me.

I am connected.

I have amazing friends.

I have an abundance of coaching clients.

I grow most of my own food.

I have a life full of joy and blessings.

Breakfast: (Angel) 1 young coconut meat, 8oz. fresh oj, 1 cup raw granola. (Me) 2 juicy pears, 16oz. banana, persimmon, cacao smoothie.

Lunch: (Angel) pecans, 16oz. fresh oj, raw granola. (Me) big bowl of mixed greens with raw ranch dressing.

Dinner: (Angel) a whole bunch of longans, 8oz. fresh oj. (Me)big bowl of steamed spinach, corn, carrots and green beans.

I appreciate Savana being home.

I appreciate Nick being fun to talk to.

I appreciate naps.

I appreciate awesome clients.

I appreciate growth.

I appreciate gratitudes.

I appreciate connections.

I appreciate my zippy new car.

I appreciate people watching.

Thank you for being a part of my life.

I appreciate you!

Delightfully yours,

Victoria

p.s.: if you are interesting in receiving coaching contact me at crazybananalady@yahoo.com.

Christmas Eve, What Angel Baby & I Ate & Appreciations

Dear Diary and Friends,

Happy Holidays!

This is yesterday’s. I was too tired to write it last night.

I slept in yesterday and it felt wonderful! I got up at 8:30am. I put on lavender/coconut oil and got dressed. I quickly drank coconut water and scooped out a young coconut, then made an avocado, apple smoothie and got Angel dressed. We walked to church to clean. When I arrived there were people already there and I had forgotten that Christmas service was at 10am. It was pointless to clean anyway since we were going to decorate the tree after service. So I quickly cleaned the bathrooms and went to the service.

After the service, we had a potluck. Angel ate young coconut meat and leftover banana strawberry smoothie from yesterday. I had avocado applesauce…it was so satisfying and yummy. The potluck was great fun. We were joking around and cracking each other up, about sex and dating (I love that such subjects can be joked about at my church!) I laughed so hard my tummy hurt.

After the potluck I thoroughly cleaned the church while everyone else finished decorating the tree. The church looked beautiful and was all ready for Christmas Eve service. We left and walked over to Pam’s. I gave Oliver a bath and did a quick cleaning of Pam’s house so it would be nice for when her family arrives Christmas Day. Then we walked home. A cold front had moved in and it was a cold brisk walk home. I enjoyed the briskness in the air and the random gusts of wind blowing through the trees making them sing a lovely song.

When we arrived home, I relaxed and made phone calls to family and friends. Angel ate durian and colored. Until it was time for Christmas Eve service. Christmas Eve service was a lot of fun. Angel was an angel. 

After service I went home, ate a big salad, took a hot shower and went to bed. Angel nursed to sleep right away and so did I.

 

I am eating a higher fat raw diet as an experiment. I am keeping it simple without a lot of gourmet recipes and limiting nuts and seeds. I prefer seeds over nuts (lol) that could be a dirty joke.

Breakfast: (Angel) strawberries, 8oz. fresh OJ. (Me) 48oz. lemon water, 1 young coconut water.

Lunch: (Angel) 1 young coconut, 16oz. banana strawberry smoothie. (Me) 3 avocados blended with 2 large apples. 1 small mandarin.

Dinner: (Angel) 2 large pieces of durian and some strawberries. (Me) big bowl of mixed greens with tahini lemon dressing.

I appreciate walks.

I appreciate an amazing church family.

I appreciate pastor Pam.

I appreciate my home and tiny home.

I appreciate steamy hot showers.

I appreciate contentment.

I appreciate love.

Thank you for being a part of my life.

I appreciate you!

Delightfully yours,

Victoria

What Angel Baby & I Ate & Appreciations

Dear Diary and Friends,

It has been a long long day and I am going to bed early. Yay!

Breakfast: (Angel) 1 young coconut meat, 2 fruity roll ups, 8oz. banana strawberry smoothie. (Me) 16oz. raw cacao with maple syrup, 1 young coconut water.

Lunch: (Angel) 2 pieces of durian, a bunch of longans, raspberries and 8oz. smoothie. (Me) 2 pieces of durian, 2 pieces raw apple pie, 2 raw burgers, longans and 8oz. fresh oj.

Dinner: (Angel) 8oz. smoothie, pecans. (Me) 2 handfuls of pecans, 8oz. coconut water.

I appreciate early bedtimes.

I appreciate fruitlucks.

I appreciate hugs.

I appreciate silence in between sounds.

I appreciate morning fires.

I appreciate singing.

I appreciate Adyashanti.

I appreciate friends.

Thank you for being a part of my life.

I appreciate you!

Sleepily yours,

Victoria

What Angel Baby & I Ate & Appreciations

Dear Diary & Friends,

Breakfast: (me) 16oz. lemon water. 8oz. fresh OJ. (Angel) 8oz. fresh oj, 8oz. smoothie, 6 strawberries.

Lunch:(me) 48oz. banana strawberry smoothie, drank over 3 hours. (Angel) 8oz. smoothie, peanuts.

Snack: (me) 2 veggie rolls with cucumber, cilantro and carrot in rice paper.

Dinner: (me) 4 veggies rolls. (Angel) 8oz. smoothie, pecans and strawberries.

I appreciate YouTube.

I appreciate meditation.

I appreciate fruit tree cuttings.

I appreciate Asian markets.

I appreciate a great job.

Thank you for being a part of my life.

I appreciate you!

Happily yours,

Victoria

Amazing Things, What Angel Baby & I Ate & Appreciations

Dear Diary and Friends,

I haven’t posted for a few days. My phone died and it took a couple days to get a new one. It was nice break but I’m excited to be journaling again. Over the past few days some fun things have happened. I lead the music club meeting on Monday night and totally nailed it. I put on a great program. I had an outline but mostly just played it by ear and went with the flow. It was a blast! The next day I was gifted a reliable car. What an absolutely amazing thing!! Unbelievable! I am still in shock and bursting with gratitude. I will be paying for the car but it was bought outright and given to me to pay back as I am able. So so wonderful!! The trust given to me is more incredible then the actual car. Of course that trust will be honored.

I woke up at 3am. to drive my daughter Savana and her boyfriend Tyler to the airport in Austin. I’m used to being up a couple of hours in the night so it was no big deal. It was fun driving my new zippy car on the hour drive there and back. I listened to Eckardt Tolle on YouTube on the drive back. He is so funny sometimes. The drive flew by. When I arrived back at home I went back to sleep and slept in until 9am. Angel woke up before me but she played around me and let me sleep.

It was a lovely 72 degree F day. I made a smoothie and headed off for a walk with Angel in the wagon. We stopped in all our usual businesses and wished everyone a merry Christmas. Angel thought it was great fun to say merry Christmas instead of “have a good day” like we normally say. After going in all the businesses that were open we walked to the church. Angel played in the nursery while I got caught up on filling out the church finances for 2017 in quicken. I am the new treasurer and the previous treasure lost all the data when her computer crashed. So I started from scratch and got it all done. Angel did really well and played happily the whole time.

When I finished and we went out to the wagon, I noticed my smoothie bag was gone. Someone must have taken it, with my smoothie in it while I was in the church. It baffled me but I hope whoever took it drank what was left of the delicious smoothie. There wasn’t much left. Luckily I wasn’t hungry and Angel still had some of her smoothie left in her cup.

We walked to the park and played for an hour. Angel swang a lot and I helped her on the monkey bars and climbing wall. I practiced hand stands and did the monkey bars in between helping Angel and pushing her on the swing. The weather was so heavenly that I would have stayed longer if I hadn’t gotten hungry.

We walked home and Angel ate an avocado. I made a tomato avocado soup that really hit the spot. I talked on the phone with some friends after eating and Angel watched “Super Why”. Then we went to the general store to get potting soil. Angel loves the general store because of all the fun things they have to look at. She loves the cowboy hats especially and always wants to try them on. She is a Texan! Lol. I let her explore for a while until it was time for the store to close.

We decided to drive around and look at the Christmas lights. Angel loved the lights and would get super excited at the really good ones. She also got excited every time she saw the moon. She thinks the moon is great fun. After a while she fell asleep and I drove around a while longer with my window down, enjoying the fresh air and the lights.

When we arrived at home. I unloaded the car and we went straight to bed.

Breakfast: (me)16oz. lemon water. 3 pears. (Angel) 1banana, 5 strawberries, 8oz. fresh OJ.

Lunch: (me)36oz. papaya, mango, strawberry smoothie. (Angel) 8oz. smoothie, pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

Dinner: (me) 3 avocado, 3 tomato raw soup blended together. (Angel) 1 avocado

Snack: (me) 2 coconut date rolls

I appreciate smoothies.

I appreciate Christmas lights.

I appreciate walks.

I appreciate trust.

I appreciate accomplishments.

I appreciate friends.

I appreciate lovely weather.

I appreciate Savana and Tyler arriving in Idaho safely.

I appreciate Charlie helping out with the laundry.

I appreciate incredible generosity.

I appreciate little fuel efficient cars.

Thank you for being a part of my life.

I appreciate you!

Peacefully yours,

Victoria

Early Christmas, What Angel & I Ate & Appreciations

Dear Diary and Friends,

Today was a day of warm fuzzies. I walked to church this morning. I got there early to clean. I love cleaning the church. It gives me warm fuzzies. We had a guest pastor come because pastor Pam is still recovering from her back surgery. He arrived early and I got to talk with him some before the service. It was great getting to know a little bit about him. The service was nice. Angel amazes me at how well she does during church service being she is only 2. She is very observant and copies what I and others are doing.

After church I walked to Coffield’s bistro and listened to a lady performing there. Angel loves live music and the owners think she is great fun to have around.  I had some pineapple slices while we were there and enjoyed the music. I love that bistro, it gives me warm fuzzies. When they closed up at 2ish, we walked home.

At 3pm, i did a live video on facebook. Savana drew 5 names out of a hat for my fruit tree giveaway. I am excited to be sending out 5 fruit trees to the winners! After the drawing, we opened our Christmas presents early. Savana is going to Idaho Thursday to spend Christmas there with her dad so we celebrated Christmas early. Angel had fun opening her presents. This year she kind of got the idea on how things went. My mom gave her a doll and made matching outfits for Angel and the doll to wear. Angel loved that! When we finished opening presents Savana sang me a song and Tyler played guitar for my Christmas present. I loved it! It gave me super big warm fuzzies. I love Savana’s voice ❤️. I posted a video of it below.

The rest of the evening was spent playing with Angel, talking to friends and family on FaceTime and eating dinner. Angel was fussy and exhausted by 7pm. So she put on matching pj’s with her doll and nursed to sleep.

Breakfast: (me) 1 young coconut water. 16oz. lemon water. 4 apples. (Angel) 1 young coconut meat, 1/2 a banana, 8oz. fresh OJ.

Lunch:(me) 32oz. banana strawberry cacao smoothie. 6 dates. (Angel) 3 dates, 16oz. smoothie, pecans.

Dinner:(me) a whole big container of mixed greens with lemon tahini dressing and corn. (Angel) leftover lemon tahini dressing, 2 dates, breastmilk at bedtime.

I appreciate guidance.

I appreciate warm fuzzies.

I appreciate my children.

I appreciate church.

I appreciate Coffield’s bistro.

I appreciate morning walks.

I appreciate apples.

I appreciate Christmas.

Thank you for being a part of my life.

I appreciate you!

Vibrantly yours,

Victoria