I’m Back!

Dear readers,

I have written before on how much I hate coming across abandoned blogs.  I’ve come across a few blogs that I enjoyed only to find out that the most recent post was from two years ago!  I have a better understanding of why this occurs now. Life. Life gets in the way.  The very fodder for the blog is the very reason why carving out time to sit down and type thoughts to screen is muy dificil!

As my life settles down into yet another new rhythm, I am beginning to find the time again. Well, not find, carve.  I have found pockets of time that, instead of playing Candy Crush for a few uninterrupted moments, I can form cohesive thoughts. Even if I don’t finish the post, I can at the very least, have a rough draft.

Along with carving out time, I am getting back to jotting down thoughts and main ideas for blog posts. Once those thoughts string together, I can edit and publish them. Maintaining a blog is a labor of love and I look forward to embracing it yet again.

Thank you for keeping your subscriptions.  It has been an encouragement to me. In the meantime, hop on over to Vine Life Faith and check out what Vanessa is talking about 🙂


Nothing To Write

Remember me saying before that I would not write something just to write something? Remember me saying that I would only write as the Lord leads? Welp, I got nothing. I’ve tried to come up with some thought that lead to something productive.  I’ve tried to remember blog post ideas that I neglected to write down. Nothing.

So, I am writing to say, I have nothing to say.  Why? So I remain faithful in having something published every Monday.  I noticed just now that I missed last week (s0 s0rry). So, even if I have nothing to say, I will write that I have nothing to say.

‘Till next week 🙂

Happy New Year

Although I am pretty over it being a New Year, I thought I’d say it since I’d not written it here.

I was so excited. I was going to record my first video blog!  A few weeks ago, I logged into my YouTube account so all I had to do now was record something!  It should have been so easy. It’s been a few years since I attempted to video blog or vlog as its called, and a lot has changed since then. Apparently WordPress has caught on too.  In order for me to post a video on my site here, I have to purchase a premium package. I am not prepared to do that just yet.

Finding the time to do this blog isn’t the hardest part to overcome.  Finding the energy is. I was motivated by excitement tonight so my energy was high.  I thought I’d found an easier way to post that would allow me to post more frequently. Normally, my energy is so spent, I am too tired to wind down.  I just collapse in the bed.

I hope to get in my groove soon.  Until then, thank you for being supportive and patient.

Love, Xara


It’s Been A Long While

I am still here.

I feel like I’ve said that several times this year in several posts.  I hate abandoned blogs and I vowed not to be one of them.  If I quit a blog, I will write an I quit post so new readers know not to expect new content. I don’t foresee that happening but in the mean time, my writing frequency has slowed to an infrequent crawl.

There are a few things I look forward to getting back into a rhythm of doing in 2017. Going to the gym, taking exercise classes (Zumba specifically speaking), stretching more, and writing this blog on a weekly basis.  Those are a few of my Xara-centric goals.  I have Mommy goals, homeschooling, goals, and a few wife goals that I am sure to go into detail with at some point.  Until then, know that if you miss reading this blog, I hear you.  I miss writing it.

Thank You For Your Patience

I have much to say.  There is much going on.  Many things that I have fasted and prayed for are coming to pass. I would love to write about them all but finding the energy to do so has been difficult.

My womb-mate has given me several pregnancy symptoms that I either did not experience with Jazmine or I did experience but she has greatly increased the severity.

I wanted to publish something so you would know that I have not abandoned this blog.  I have not stopped writing.  I missed two weeks worth of posts but I am still here. I appreciate your patience and thank you for subscribing to this blog. I hope I am able to post something new again soon.


I Am Rich

We live with my mother-in-law, but I am rich.

My daughter, my husband, and I sleep in the same room, but I am rich.

My husband drives a hooptie, but I am rich.

In the eyes of my peers, I could have done a lot better, but I am rich.

Iced coffee is a luxury for me, but I am rich.

Splurging for me comes in fits and sputters, but I am rich.

I am rich in the intangibles.

I have a husband who loves me and emotionally spoils me and longs to spoil me with things too.  I have a daughter who I like and not just love. I have a mother-in-law who, although she can drive me absolutely nuts, would do anything to help me.

Sometimes, it is necessary to get still and take stock of what is really important in your life.  I hope you take time today to do the same.

Your wealth is dependent on your relationships; not your materials.




Two Week Absence

You know what?  I hate blogs that have random absences. I hate that after I’ve made a blog a part of my weekly life, it suddenly falls off with no explanation given.  After checking back daily for about two weeks, I may check back once a month but trust and believe that in that time frame, love has been lost between me and that blog. Blogging takes time, effort, and responsibility. If you want people to read what you post, you must be diligent enough to continue to post and post if there is going to be an absence in your postings.

That being said, I have become what I hate.  I have been absent from this site for three scheduled posting Monday’s and have not offered any explanation as to why that is.

I apologize for my absence.  Do you forgive me?