Archive | January 2012

Vegetarian

I am going back to eating a completely plant based diet.  I am so excited!  I can’t wait to hit the farmer’s market down the road.  This time Wandering Aengus said he was willing to give it a trial run with me.  So I have one week of it to try to convince him that he won’t feel like he is eating only side dishes.  But whether he sticks it out or not, I will be.  I just feel so much better, healthier, more energy, and less stomach issues when I eat this way and with our financial situation since we moved, there is no reason for me to avoid cooking two meals every day if that is what it takes.  I would love to hear any ideas you may have to help me out, any family favorites would be wonderful!

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Laundry Room Etiquette

What do you do when you are in the laundry room ready to put your clothes in the dryer and someone else has their clothes left in there, probably all night.  I took them out lay them on top of the dryer and put mine in, but then I have visions of going into the laundry room of our apartment building and being met with some crazy angry lady who is screaming at me waving a laundry basket and a roll of quarters in my face.  There were other dryers, but this is the good one and I have been the only one in the laundry room all morning, the clothes were ice cold, so I really feel this stuff was left there all night to reserve the dryer for today.  What would you do?

Baby Thoughts.

When I was pregnant with my two younger girls, it was after I had a lost a baby.  I was scared.  I had troubles connecting the fact that the wonderful feelings of movement inside me were of an actual baby, instead it was like little promises of a baby still to come.  But this time around, it is all more real.  I am less scared.  And every time this little guy kicks (which is hard and a lot) I can picture him in my head.  I see my little boy in there moving and kicking and he is REAL to me.  (even if by some strange turn of events HE turned into a SHE, it wouldn’t matter).  I am holding my baby inside of me and when he kicks it is like he is talking to me.  It is hard to explain but it truly is different.  I am feeling my baby now instead of the promise of a baby to come in a few months.

Still

I am still barely functioning with this headache.  It is truly beginning to get the best of me.  My biggest fear is that they will continue after the baby is born.  I want to enjoy my little boy.  I want to be completely in the moment, not struggling to function through a haze of pain.

OUCH!

Quiet day today.  I have BOOMING headache.  I woke up not feeling well but I did manage to get a few things done before the pain in my  head got overwhelming.  I did manage to make bread, tidy up, clean the floor, unpack a few boxes , do some laundry and make supper.  But by that point the pain in my head knocked me off my feet.  So, there is not much left in me for blogging today.  Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

Happy Birthday to my 10 year old Girl

Today my Lilly hit the double digits. It is hard to believe that 10 years ago today I became a mom. She is such a great kid, so helpful with her sisters, so loving and such a fun person to be around. The Autism doesn’t really come in to play at all most of the time since we brought her home to homeschool, and truth be told, if she was in school all day, I would miss her.

Lilly at Christmas

Lilly in September

Making steps.

I am in the process of trying to get in contact with the local homeschoolers. I am really looking forward to having some contacts here in town. My full participation may be a bit light until after the baby is born, but at least I will be here and be meeting a few other mothers who homeschool.