To Laugh At Oneself

Is Healthy


Hello World,

Since I threw my back out last week, I’ve had plenty of time to think and of course there’s been frustration, anger and disappointment because I’ve basically been flat on my back in bed for a week not able to do anything but rest (which I don’t do well) yet this morning when I woke up all I could do was laugh…. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜..

I write a lot about taking care of ourselves both physically and mentally yet here I am laying in bed laughing cause I did just the opposite ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ฎ 

Yes it’s much easier to preach than to practice what we preach yet I sat in bed for the past few days being angry at myself for getting myself hurt and frustrated cause I literally can’t do anything yet .. hmmmm??? ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

There really isn’t any rhyme or reason to why we are so much harder on ourselves then we are on others yet when we can stop, pause, take a look at the situation and instead of getting angry at ourselves or at the situation we can sit back and laugh… 

That’s when you know your in a good place…

Cause seriously once it’s done it’s done and all we can do is keep on moving forward and do whatever we need to do to get going again ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Don’t allow any setback or situation get you stuck in a yucky place… Stop, pause, breathe and laugh cause laughing truly does heal everything ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‚

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Start A Idea Garden

Your Ideas Can Bloom and Blossom Too

Hello World, 

Yesterday a friend and follower of my blog @thecobweboriumemporium (Cobs) made a comment about taking a blooming and blossoming day and I could not get that out of my mind cause I really loved the way it sounded ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’— and this morning when I woke up this poem popped into my head and it’s true๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ˜€.

We all have many great ideas of things we’d like to do,  yet we tend to shrug all of them off when they’re not fully planned out too.. So start an idea garden and fully plant the seeds.. And as you go along nourishing your ideas you can pull out all the weeds.. ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿƒ.

Keep nourishing your ideas, don’t give up and do not quit… Cause your ideas are like a garden that nourishes when you tend to it!!! ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’—.

Have a beYOUtiful blooming and blossoming day world! ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Don’t Compare Yourself To Others

You’re Uniquely You


Hello World

The last couple days have been a tad crazy with hurricane warnings, flash floods and tropical storm winds and rain yet I am a-ok after battening down the hatches..๐Ÿ™‹.

Today I wanna talk a little about comparing things we do to how others do things. 

I’ve had many people send me links to videos of others that are converting buses or vans for living in and although I love getting them, seeing what others do to theirs and getting ideas and inspiration, I noticed that I started to compare myself to what others are doing and in the long run that’s really not a good thing to do. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

My bus is my bus and I love the fact that I’m doing it the way I want to… And I’m sure after I get on the road I’ll want to add or remove things as I need to yet for now I’m doing it exactly how I want too for me, myself and my dogs lol… 

There are so many people out there today that are converting a bus or a van to travel in and some to live in… Some have sold their homes and belongings etc and have the finances to make some amazing vans and bus conversions and yet I’m NOT doing this as a fad or because it’s trendy to do.. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

I’m NOT doing this to become a blogging sensation or to get the most followers on IG, Facebook or YouTube… I’m doing it to honor my son and myself, I’m doing it to live in and be able to travel to all the places I want to see and sprinkle my sons ashes as I promised him I would… and most importantly I’m doing this to heal from losing my son and to learn and find what I want to do for the rest of my days as an empty nester and I’m doing this all on my disability income which trust me is NOT a lot yet it IS doable and the only way I can see the country as I want too… FREE to do,  go and see as I choose to!! No apartment or house just freedom to come and go as I please… to show others that have or are going through what I am that you CAN live your dreams and you can live again after a devastating loss and you can be happy… YOUR WAY!!! 

Not many people get it or understand why, yet it’s not their life it’s mine and as a very good friend of mine said… 

“You’re going to be camping for a long time living your dream… You’re not going glamping for the weekend, make it basic and functional for YOU!” 

And that’s exactly what I’m doing! I know I’m going to hit bumps and obstacles and that’s OK… I still get to live my life on my terms any way and anywhere I choose. 
We all do things differently and that’s what makes us unique… As long as we are doing and or trying our best that’s all that matters…Because your very best is totally different than another’s very best… Cause your best is totally unique to YOU!!! ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜Ž..

Stay true my friends and be YOU!!! 

Ricci ๐Ÿ’—

It’s Your Emotions and Your Feelings

That Make Or Break Your Day


Hello World, 

 ๐Ÿค— BUS UPDATE ๐Ÿค—

First and foremost I want to say thank you to all that sent love and support for me on my sons birthday. It is still a very difficult time for me and you all helped get me through a difficult day and I am forever grateful to you all ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

I spent the day crying and laughing working on the bus and focused on what Michael would have been doing and today while getting frustrated over the little things this poem popped into my head๐Ÿ™„ Go figure huh ..Needless to say I changed my mindset, tackled some little things and before I stopped I actually remembered to take some photos for YOU ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜€.

The foam flooring my daughter bought me is in (except for one piece in front of the fridge that’s driving me insane) The extension of the countertop is complete and now encloses the fridge (that’s where the white sheer curtain is hanging) I took that lazyboy recliner out because it was too big and I have a surprise for you next week… That space is now where my two doggie beds are and they love it. I put a six and a half foot shelf up above the counter and sink that I still have to put a lip on so stuff doesn’t slide off and I still have to paint/seal the wood on both the countertop and shelf.. I took out the boxspring of the bed and my son made me a platform for the mattress so now I have 18 inches of storage under the bed. I have to hook up the water and faucet and the inverter and solar system which will all be done next week along with the really cool surprise for you that I am so excited about.. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ™ƒ. I still have a bunch to do yet omg I’m loving it and of course I keep changing my mind on stuff like the window privacy panels third times a charm๐Ÿ™„ still need more color cause it’s so blue and yellow (Michael’s favorite colors) yet I gotta brighten it up cause I LOVE colors ๐Ÿ’—

So my friends here’s some pics because if it wasn’t for all of you, all of your love, support, donations and belief in me I would not be where I am and I know without a doubt that Michael is smiling at us all!!!  WOO HOO MY FRIENDS IT’S HAPPENING… Much love to you all and thank you thank you thank you.. I AM GRATEFUL 

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Wake Up World

Stop The Nonsense

Hello World, 

This morning when I woke up I was going to post a different poem I wrote and right before I posted it I saw a post my beautiful friend Christi posted on instagram about children and how we are taught hate and racism and it hit me hard… ๐Ÿ˜ข cause it’s so true ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข…

Growing up in NYC I was surrounded by diversity and different cultures from all over the world and was raised to accept everyone for WHO they are.. not WHAT they did for a living, not WHERE they were from, not what RELIGION they practiced or BELIEVED in and not what COLOR their skin was! 

I was raised to BE ME & BE KIND TO ALL..To EMBRACE and LEARN from other cultures, not to FEAR them or DISLIKE them for being different and I raised my children the same way!!! Yet I truly feel our world is going backwards not forwards and it truly saddens my heart!  ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ข

Does it really matter where someone is from???… NO…. Does it really matter what someone does for a living as long as they aren’t stealing or harming another human being???… NO…. Does it really matter what color a person is???… NO… because if you strip our skin we would all look alike!! And does it really matter what you believe in, whether it be God, Allah, The Universe or none???… NO NO NO!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก

Come on people snap out of it… Stop talking smack about others just because they aren’t like you or don’t believe in what you believe…. Stop telling lies because you are jealous or don’t understand or just don’t know… Stop putting people in categories… We all bleed the same color and If you don’t know ask… Learn… Research whatever but STOP all this hate and violence just because others don’t believe as you do.. that’s what makes our world special…… that’s what makes our world unique ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’—

Moral of this story.. BE KIND.. BE HUMAN.. BE REAL & STOP THE NONSENSE…Hate breeds violence and if we continue at the rate we’re going our world will cease to be! Wake up world!!! BEFORE there is no world to wake up too! ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’—

WE ARE ONE!! EMBRACE NOT HATE!!! 

Ricci ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒ

When One Chapter Closesย 

A New One Always Begins


Hello World, 

Thinking about my upcoming journey a lot.. There’s been so many different emotions yet the one that overpowers them all is excitement… ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜

Where to start which way to go first… Up, down, North, South, East or West… Flip a coin maybe?? Lol …the bus will be done within 2 weeks and I’m still waiting for the ok to go down to the keys and help.. so I guess we will see… ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜€

One day at a time is all I can do yet it feels so good to know it’s happening.. So close and so exciting… A new chapter,  a new beginning,  a brand new life! ๐Ÿ˜โค๐Ÿ˜˜

Don’t be afraid of life transitions cause transitions happen all our life.. Baby to toddler, toddler to kid, kid to teen and teen to adult and it just keeps going… So don’t be afraid of life’s transitions cause when one chapter closes another one always begins ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’

Goodnight Universe ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Compassion and Kindness

Goes A Very Long Way


Hello World, 

Compassion is like kindness it doesn’t cost a dime… All it take is a little love and a few moments of your time ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—

Take a moment throughout the day to ๐Ÿ˜ƒ or say hello.. To someone you may know or see that may be feeling low ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜€.

A little kindness and compassion goes a very long way. So take time to smile or say hello and make someone else’s day ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•