Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Good Tuesday

We enjoyed the sunshine today. Ran a few errands and went to the park. We met up with friends at the park, nice to chat and figure out what to do about our share garden and local CPA. I am looking forward to fresh local veggies with no pesticides or hormone growth injections! I feel like I have been so blind about the foods we eat, but the light is dawning.  The boys stayed with Grandpa G this evening so that Love and I could attend a DIY/Craft group that was teaching knitting! It was great, coffee and knitting with great company. Love's best friend was their and another of my new friends was there with her daughter and sister. It was a nice get away. I am excited to say that I will finish my new scarf hopefully tomorrow if all goes well. I really enjoyed this and hope that we will continue to do fun things like this, a kind of date night. Really relaxing.

Tomorrow will be nice again, so I hope we can go by the park for a bit. Bug does have art class and we have Awana in the evening. I do like seeing my "kids" on Wednesday night. And tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. 

I have already stayed up later than I wanted. 

I have to say that Pickle has been grasping for things lately, toys, his bink, blankets. It's really fun to see the growth that you forget about. The little things...all blessings.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Short and Sweet

"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, ever atom in me a magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days to prolong them. I shall use my time."  ~Jack London 

The thought of myself, but also a great descrip of a spirited child. I love my Bug.

Monday, February 16, 2009


This is Pickle, he is now 4 months old, almost 5 months! He looks at you with those big blues! This was last week sometime driving around in between being sick, running errands and a funeral. You can't see his hair so much here. He doesn't have much, but what he does have is very light, not sure how it will turn out. Bug was just like this for a long while and now his hair is so thick, I'm not worried about Pickle's hair at all. Just fun to know if it will be curly...inquiring minds want to know.

Recovery/Catch up

Last week we went roller skating with the local Homeschooler/Unschooler group. Bug's first time at the rink and with real skates. (We went around once, yes WE. I had to get skates because he was scared, so was I!) We went around once and that was enough for him.

Recover/Catch Up
That was what today was all about. I was sick from Friday evening until Monday morning I had a fever, my body ached everywhere, my head throbbing with sinus pain and headache/migraine. Lots of fun! I had to call into work on V-day! Bad day to call in. I got a text saying that I had to show up or they would have to let me go. That wasn't too hard of a decision, I had a temperature of 100-102 that day and didn't want to get clients or coworkers sick, so I stayed home. All is good in that decision, I would have gotten complaints about how bad my massages would have been anyway. I could barely walk to the bathroom at home. Love had to bring Pickle to me to nurse and then put him back into the crib, so sad. Love started feeling yuck Saturday afternoon, but got better later in the day, just some stomach weird. So I can't remember all that happened. I do know that we got a few valentines in the mail. How sweet there were. My Mother-in-law sent cards and sweet treats for the kids! Yum! "Dairy Cream" is what Bug calls it, we only live two blocks away from our favorite and we walk there in the summer quit a bit!  And my sister-in-law also sent a homemade card with family pics all over it, very cute! We want to say "Thanks"
Bug has had a cough the last few days, so tomorrow I will give him ear drops, he seems to get ear infection after having a couch. I want that to stop. He hadn't been sleeping so great and then was sick one night last week, slept on night for 14 hours straight and then 12 the next night. It's been weird though, all of us having different symptoms. I didn't go to the Dr, but maybe I should have. I don't think they could have given me anything anyway because I'm nursing. No big deal, my immune system needed to work through it on it's own this time. My throat is still sore and I'm snoring when I sleep, I am told. And my head hurts a little off and on. I am trying to eat well and drink lots of water. Water and my honey made me milk tea, which was nice and I kind of got a secret crush on now, very soothing.
The house is coming into silence with both boys sleeping and both of us tired, trying to get more sleep. It's nice to not have to be anywhere at any certain time, i love seeing Bug learning every day, from me, the Internet, his clever numbers and letter games. We have a great time. Tuesdays usually end up being some kind of music day, we listen to, dance around and sing along with different types of music, educational, just for fun, techno and classical. Bug loves to dance to techno! He is getting quit the love for music, I'm so proud. He will be taking Hip Hop Boys dance class this summer, all boys! He says he can't break dance, but then you will see him get on the ground and try to move around like he knows what he is doing, or has a picture of it in his mind. What a cool kid.

Pickle is desperately trying to turn over, if he could just get his feet to go with his body, soon. I told him today he can wait as long as he likes, I'm in no rush for him to be mobile! 

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Off to bed

Before I retire for the evening I thought I would stop by with a few thoughts. I have not been keeping up with my new workout routine, bad me. Tomorrow is a new day. Love has been offered a new work position and isn't sure he should take it, insurance might not cover the old house's water damage, I'm not happy at work. 

Bug got sick last night so we stayed home, he had a fever (can't remember the last fever...never gets them) and stayed on the couch majority of today. Watched a few movies and then by 4:30 or so he felt much better, not eating much at all today but he wanted to play the WiiFit. I told him tomorrow he could, today was kind of a rest day. We missed Art Class and he stayed home from Awana. I went, I love my kids. They are so much a part of why I even teach there. I have a great relationship with most of them. Two of my kids have my cell phone number and text me during the week, it's kind of fun. One of the girl's mom may let me color her hair pink! That will be fun! Then we will match. I love my pink hair, I'm still not sure about the blue right now with the pink. Oh well, it's still fun.

I work tomorrow and hope to work out. I made the smoothies for tomorrow, Love likes to take them to work with him and I don't get up before him much any more, I feel lazy. 
I'm off to bed and Thank God that Bug is better! And that we all are healthy other than the last night throwing up! I'm tired and want to read a bit before bed (The China Study) .

Sunday, February 8, 2009

He's BACK!

My wonderful husband has made it home! Safe and sound. WE have tried talking a lot since we laid eyes on one another while he tries to stay awake. We had to be at church early this a.m. for worship practice and then had a taco dinner after for the youth fundraiser. So we got home, tried to sleep and ended up talking most of the afternoon, in bed. Trying to catch a nap. He says he will go to work in the morning, we will see.
I have been trying to figure out what I want...in church in my calling to Asia/China, in my role as a mother, as a homeschooler, as a more natural approach to health and home. It will be interesting to see where I am on all these things in six months from now. 
I haven't had a smoothie or a couple of days, did have salad today. Only worked out on e day last week, oh well. I can't beat myself up over that, I need to just move on. This week will be better. We all have to figure out our routine again. Fun times here on our home front. I am enjoying the stories and want them for myself. 

Friday, February 6, 2009

My last night alone

At least for a while. I am so excited. I don't think I will sleep well tonight. I have to go through all of tomorrow to get to see my Love around 10pm! My life is great. We had an o.k. day. Pickle had a checkup today...all is well. My chubby little guy, he has remained on the same growth curve. 13.9lbs. 24" long! 4 months old. 23% for his weight and height. His head circum is in the 3rd percentile, but continues in the same curve. All good news! He also got his lovely shot for RSV prevention. I really hate to see him go through that, but only two more of those and we are done. He didn't even cry for 5 minutes! He ate right away and that calmed him. We are now on cloth diapers full time! It's going very well. I am so surprised. Nights and everything! This makes me feel good, less to no chemicals on my son, no having to forget the diapers at the store or run out last minute! 

Alright I have a massage party to work at tomorrow. I love those, and hate them, but it's nice to make new connections and talk about holistic health at the same time. I just wish I didn't have to leave the boys with someone (tomorrow it's my mom). They have fun though and need a break from me as well. So it is nice to have that, thanks mom.

I didn't eat very well. I didn't work out like I thought today, oh well. i got some errands done, washed the car (not that that lasted) and found out that i need an eye exam, my stuff has expired. So, yeah, that's about it for today. I did do some laundry and fold diapers!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thoughts today

So I have 48 hours until I see my Love!!!!!!! What a great time that will be! I will probably cry. I miss him, if you didn't notice.

Today was kind of boring, I worked. I don't know how I feel at work. It's almost like I don't want to be there, I'm not happy there. So there may be a change in my near future with work. We will see. I said I would try this for a month and see how it goes. I had a nice time hanging out with the girls at work. We talked about the usual. Men, shoes, pregnancy. We have one gal who is currently pregnant and one who is trying to get pregnant and me, who thinks about when we should get pregnant again. I'm always thinking about that. I think it will just happen when it is suppose to happen. 

I didn't workout today, should have, I had one client at work and could have worked out. Today was suppose to just be ab work, so it should have been easy to do at work. Oh well. I will tomorrow for sure. I didn't have a smoothie or salad, but I did eat a full container of plain organic yogurt, it is so good, all 24oz in almost one sitting! Yeah, I know, not the most wonderful thing for me to devour, that is what I did.

I am planning on waiting until midnight and then going to bed. Love left a new pic with text every day he has been gone. I think I have gone to bed once before midnight since he has been gone. Just to see what he says to me. I can't get over him, I miss hims o much. I miss talking, it's been a week since we spoke. The longest, for sure, since we met.

I enjoyed watching nothing on T.V. this evening, should have cleaned and read a book or knitted, but didn't. The end of Iron Chef America is on in the background and the judging is about to begin. I guess I will watch who wins and then venture up to the bedroom. Oh, both boys have been going to bed around the same time the last two nights now. And cloth diapers are going over very well! Thank you!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Up Late

So I talked on the phone tonight with my bff for an hour and a half! Can you believe it! we just saw each other today for a couple of hours! It was nice. I don't think there will be many more late night phone calls when Love returns, but it has been nice to connect and really enjoy ourselves. I found some fun crafty DIY groups in town that I'm looking forward to joining in the near future. It seems like something I'm looking for in my life right now. I want to connect with more people, outside of my church. I don't get the opportunity at work to just talk and become friends with most of my clients, it's a professional relationship. I need some sort of creative outlet that helps me relax. I get all tense and can't put my tension anywhere except for own body, which is just horrible. I work tomorrow. I have decided to see if I can have Reiki done tomorrow if we aren't busy. i need to replenish my chi! I am tired now and want to go to bed. Love will be home on Saturday night! I'm so excited, I need to do something during the day on Saturday to keep me busy. Maybe I will knit his scarf!

I am wanting to make crepes and I found a recipe that sounds good. Soon, I will try it. I didn't work out today, but I will tomorrow. I drank lots of water and ate pretty good, no meat, but lots of protein! I love eating like this. I had a huge salad for lunch that would knock your socks off! I love avocado, yum with salt and pepper! super yum!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Not much longer

Another night alone....

Bug slept in today, as did the rest of us. I got a load of laundry done a load of dishes and put Pickle back in cloth diapers today. It is going better today. I think the diapers were a little tight the first couple of times I put them on him. I will pick up my next purchase of cloth diapers tomorrow. I'm excited to see how tonight will go, first night with them. I was afraid of him not being able to sleep, but it has been about 2 plus hours now. I think he will transition nicely. I have been thinking a lot lately about no vaccinations and less meat in all of our diets. More fine arts in our daily lives and more exercise for me.

Today I had two pink smoothies, a large salad for lunch. Hot chocolate and ice cream. I can't remember the last time I had ice cream. It was o.k. I keep thinking that all sugary things tasted better before now. What is going on? I'm really loving that the sweets aren't what I really want anymore. I am really enjoying putting together new meals without meat. I think our life is more interesting this way, and I feel so much better in general. My head is clear, most of the time. I have lost 2.5lbs in the last week! My skin is clearer, I have more energy and don't crave the sweets as much. And when I give into the sweets, they don't taste nearly as good as I remember. 

I have 4 more days without my Love. I am really excited about seeing him. Today's present from him was a Star Wars spaceship for Bug. He loved it! Bug thought it was so cool that Dad left presents for him to play with while he was gone. He can't wait to see Daddy at the airport and tell him "thank you for Bumble Bee and the Star Wars spaceship". That is what he told me today. Bug likes to hold Pickle's hand and talk in a really high pitch voice to him. Pickle is Bug's number one fan! He can make him smile in a flash. It is so nice to see them interact already. Bug is great with diaper duty. Always helps getting diapers and trying to sing to Pickle when he cries, it's very sweet.

I am counting down the days. See you soon, my Love.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


It was easy today. Boring a bit. We went to church, ate over at my aunt and uncle's house, yummy quiche! talked and went home for a nap, well, watched 4 hours of "Anne of Green Gables" on IPTV. I love that movie, series, you know. Bug took a long nap, got up ate dinner and watched "Star Wars:Clone Wars". Then took a bath and went to bed after story! I am enjoying my evening. I made chocolate mylk from Ani Phyo's book, Ani's Raw Food Kitchen. I'm letting the dates soak in for sweetness overnight. It makes the mylk sweeter! I hope that Bug will try it! I work in the a.m. so I am looking forward to some sleep. Pickle was up most of today and fell asleep around 5 or so. I hope he still sleeps through the night. He usually only gets up once in the night, but he is still sleeping. Please God, help him sleep through the night still. Sometimes he just wants to see what everyone else is doing and doesn't sleep until later in the day.

I am counting down, 5 more days until Love comes back. I am so excited!!!!!!! I work only two days this week, but I am going to a friends house on Saturday for a massage party, she has invited 5 of her friends to get massages! Go me! I will bring my business cards. I love doing things like that! I used to do that for a couple of people, they would have four or five of their friends over once a month for massages and i would give a nice discount to the host on their massage! It is tiring, but lots of fun and totally worth it! I'm excited.

I didn't work out again, or have any smoothie today. I am making lentils for my lunch for tomorrow, I think lettuce wraps are in order for something different. I know, today was a boring blog. Maybe something exciting will happen tomorrow!