Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
It’s official – I can’t keep up with ze blogging over holiday break.
We had quite a scare with Wito last week – after 5 days of 103 to 105-degree fevers, he was admitted to the hospital last Tuesday – his lab work and symptoms raised suspicions of Kawasaki’s Disease (which, hey, NEVER google Kawasaki’s Disease while sitting in the ER with your child. Trust me.), but thankfully it was not, as this over achiever of mine somehow managed to contract TWO separate strains of the flu within the same week. Add in his first go-around with strep, and you have one sick boy. (His strep titer showed he’d never been exposed to strep in 8 years. Very rare!)
We were discharged on Christmas Eve, just in time to experience our first Christmas in our own home. (Up until this year, we had celebrated Christmas morning at my parents’ home while visiting from California.) Wito spent most of the day in bed, but he still got to open his presents and enjoy the day. Wita would like you to know she is now the proud owner of a karaoke machine. This is happening on a frequent basis. Also, the heart wants what it wants, you guys.
Wito is pretty much 95% at this point, and I am so happy he has another week to enjoy himself before returning back to school. As for me, my adrenaline was running the show last week, so I’m taking some deep breaths, practicing a little yoga, and well, let’s be honest, manically re-organizing my house. You see, that’s my stress release. Sad, but true. Just yesterday morning, I rearranged Wito’s clothing drawers, organized his armoire filled with hundreds of books, did 4 loads of laundry, combed through my beauty and skincare items AGAIN, rearranged my drawers of jewelry and clothing, and cleaned my closet out. Before 10:30am. Yikes.
Speaking of manic reorganization – I’m in the final stages of getting my capsule wardrobe ready for the next three months. I’m not sure I
can want do this, peeps, but I am going to try. Have you tried a capsule wardrobe before? Basically, you can wear 37 or so items (including shoes) over a period of 3 months. The rest of your clothing must be stored away, donated or sold, so you aren’t tempted. (I sent most of mine to Goodwill, but I am listing a few items later today.) I’m also not allowed to buy anything new during that time period. I’ve been reading about it at Un-Fancy and I’m excited to try it. Anyone care to join me?
On the makeup and skincare cleanup front, I’m still thrilled with Beautycounter and Tarte. (Most of my makeup picks are here. Skincare post is coming next month.) I can’t tell you how nice it is to not be bombarded with hundreds of brands to choose from any longer. If it’s not safe for my face, it’s not going on my face. (psst – Tarte is doing 15% off all products through the end of the year with the code BYE2014.)
Also, we are planning a trip back to Newport Beach in mid-January. We will all be soaking up the sun something fierce – I’ve never seen my kids so pale in my life. Vitamin D, here we come.
I hope your holidays have been relaxing and full of happy moments. See you next week!