My husband is into the meme world. He loves 9gag.com and he's always showing me hilarious things he sees online. Anyway, I created this for him and wanted to share it because it pretty much sums up this week. lol! He did something really sweet for me the other day and I wanted to kill him! My emotions were all over the place. Anyway, you'll get it.
I love you, Monster. Thank you. :)
So I probably wont update for a while (again) and I want to know what you're most thankful for. The thing I'm MOST thankful for this year are my grandparents. I'm blessed to have them in my life. They are some of the sweetest people I've ever known. My Oma (grandmother on moms side) is 91 and I'm so fortunate that I get to spend another Thanksgiving with her. I don't stop and thank God enough for the treasures He has given me and I'm realizing I need to really value what I have by actions and not just my words.
Happy Thanksgiving, ya'll! Hope its a great one!!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Current Status of Health and such. If you’re not interested…skip!
I started researching a few things today and found out that women with PCOS – which is what I have – need more protein in their diets. So, it’s a change in the game for me. This weight is some kind of stubborn! I recently started taking Metformin. I started taking it a long time ago and hated what it did to my stomach but a friend of mine who also has PCOS said that I needed to treat Meformin like it’s the cure. Thankfully, they have Meformin extended release which is way easier on the stomach. I’m starting to take B12 because a lot of women with PCOS may have a B12 deficiency that can also contribute to infertility a long with much, much more. As far as weight loss goes, I’ve loss some pounds but not enough for me to flip over. I started Advocare and then quit. I lost like 5lbs the first weeks but I could not get it together with the meal planning. I’ll be starting it again because it was only 10 days and I felt the difference. I know I’ll see results if I stick to it and start planning ahead. Smoothies have been quick and easy but I need to put more effort into it.
Should I paint my tiny living room a shade of blue or one of the 50 shades of gray? Should I have a Sherlock / Vintage theme? Hmm. I love the BBC's Sherlock. Omgee. Yeah, we can't get enough of that show.
I've cleaning out my closet and getting rid of all kinds of stuff. I'm giving away a lot of nice clothes. Not because they don't fit but I just feel like my style is evolving again and it doesn't feel like me anymore. Is that strange? I can’t wait to start wearing boots, scarves, long sleeves, plaid, playing in the leaves, drinking pumpkin chai lattes, blankets and breathing in that crisp air. It’s my absolute favorite time of the year. I just feel like it takes too long to get here with all the humidity, hurricanes and mosquitoes…ugh! Go away! I had a mosquito trapped in my house and I could never kill the dang thing. It tagged me 10 times (no joke) on JUST my left arm. Come on! I'm very cautious about wearing bug spray but I don't if I'm going to stay INSIDE. Sneaky, evil bloodsucker.
I won't have to endure this weather for too much longer because...I'm going to CHICAGO!!! Oh yeah!! I'm so excited! I hate that I'm leaving Jon behind. He can't go because of training. I know it's going to be an awesome experience and I'm going to enjoy the feeling of scratching some things off of my bucket list. :) I get to go with some pretty amazing people too. Jenni (my friend from church who has literally set this whole trip up) and my brother! We're staying at the Hotel Lincoln, overlooking Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan. The hotel is so artsy fartsy that I think I'm literally going to explode with joy. "Housekeeping!"
Friday, September 7, 2012
My Anniversary Weekend was AWESOME. I can't believe it's been 5 years. We had so much fun together. We started the day off earlier than usually. We used to sleep in all the time and lately, we are getting up earlier. Does this mean we’re finally growing up? Hmmm. We hung around at the house trying to decide if we wanted to go out of town. With Isaac having just grandpa’d his way through, we didn’t want to really travel.
Redneck picnic it was! I was so worried it was going to rain but thankfully it held up. I was going to prepare some picnic food that morning but my hubby said he wanted a steak. Lol! Great picnic food right? Chili’s-to-go it was! We picked a sweet little spot by the river and enjoyed each others company. After that, we did a little bit of shopping. We took Kaiser with us since we were also celebrating his birthday. He made 5 this month too! I wish I would've taken pics of him in Petsmart. He was having so much fun and
sniffed a lot of butts met a lot of interesting dogs. So
many people complimented him on his coat and how cute he is. I've heard people
say…”Wait, dachshund…no, black lab? Wait…what is he?” :)
|The birthday boy with eye boogers! :P|
|One out of many best days.|
We finished the day off with strawberries and champagne, silly pictures, and The Hunger Games. I had no desire to see it but I’m sure glad we watched it because I loved it! Jon was filling me in on all the book details that the movie missed and I love that kind of commentary. I don’t know if I’ll read the books because I barely make time for the ones I’m currently reading. Speaking of, Francis Chan is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Are there any books you’re currently reading that you just can’t put down? And Oh em gee...have you seen the New HD Kindle Fire? Want!
Friday, August 31, 2012
I thought it would be appropriate to update. It’s been quite a while. We survived Isaac. Thankfully, we didn’t have any damage or power outages where we are. However, so many people have suffered due to this storm. Please keep them in prayer.
|Kaiser was being a little dramatic that he couldn't play outside.|
I spent my days waiting out the weather with my grandmother who seemed to stay in a constant state of confusion. According to her…she was staying in my home, we were getting ready for church, I’m from Texas and I didn't feed her for lunch. Poor thing didn't know what was going on. She was in a great mood other than that. It was so cute at one point where after I fed her lunch, she sighed contently and gave me an excuse about needing to relax. So relaxing meant sitting in the worn out spot on the couch watching NBC. Now, my grandmother insists that anything electronic is of the devil but yet she watches TV. I don’t blame her, it's just cute that the rule doesn't apply to her because she “turns the TV on for noise”. Lol! Also, my grandmother (before this disease attacked her) was anything but lazy. She was always go go go, do do do. So when she tried to make an excuse about needing to relax I’m like, you’re almost 91…you can do WHATEVER you want to do. I think you may have earned that right. I know she’s trying to make excuses because the her before wouldn't have liked sitting there all day watching the telly. I love her dearly. I hate seeing her mind dissipate like this and I know it’s so hard on my mother who is her caregiver. It wears on her and it tears my heart up that there is literally nothing I can do. I can only pray and offer help to my mom so she can have a break sometime.
Tomorrow it’s been 5 years. That’s right…FIVE years married to my darling husband. I can’t wait to spend the day with him and his goofy butt. I’m thinking if the weather is kind, we can have a redneck picnic. That’s a picnic in the bed of a pickup truck for those of you going “huh?” But I don’t think the menu will consist of beer, deer meat, fried pork skins and beef jerky. Haha! Yeah, we’re not going that route.
If I can remember and MAKE TIME…I’ll post pictures of our adventures. :)