Saturday, February 23, 2013

Starting a new.

I've decided to jump on the ol' Wheat/Gluten free band wagon. I know people will probably make fun of me and call me a hipster even more than they already do but that's ok with me because let me tell you it makes a difference. I went wheat free for two days and then screwed up big time yesterday. I woke up with a very swollen knee and full of regret for all the bad food decisions I made yesterday. I have an absolute love affair with bread, dairy and sugar but it is killing me. Not only am I diabetic and overweight but my skin and joints are inflamed and very angry with me, which is making life not so fun to live.
I had a friend earlier this morning suggest a video to me about juicing and inflammation. I heard about juicing from another friend recently on facebook and how it has heloed them and thier ailments quite a bit. So after watching this guys video on juicing and inflammation, I'm totally ready to start. I actually plan on going to Costco today and picking up a juicer. I'll be juicing green stuff like: cilantro, baby kale, cucumber, with lemon, turmeric, ginger and I'll add some aloe vera juice (blech) and/or some flax oil. I figure it's going to taste like crap so I'm prepared for that. Honestly, anything that will help me at this point I'm game for!
So any other suggestions, especially about juicing, like maybe how to make it not taste like crap are, are very welcome!
Wish me luck people!

xoxo me

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

bum knee

So I decided to stay home again today. My arthritis is on another level, out of control and my left knee and foot are suer swollen. My knee is so swollen that I can't bend it and when I do it is excruciatingly painful. If I were rich I'd hire a chef, nanny and personal shopper for days like these.  It's a little depressing really. I shouldn't have to deal with this at 33 and it's really not something that I want to have to deal with forever, even the thought of having to deal with it makes me super upset.

So I guess I'm going to try and cut out wheat and maybe all gluten from my diet and see if that works and along with that take some supplements.  Wish me luck!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Time to play catch up.

Sometimes after reading another persons blog I feel inspired, more than usual, to write myself. After reading Cjane's new blog entry I feel that. Except I also feel like I probably have no business blogging ever again reading those words, so beautifully put. She's really amazing. I'm kind of obsessed and she DEFINITELY gets my "favorite Mormon" award, maybe even my favorite woman award (I heart Mormons)!

SO annnnyway,

Today is Monday, Presidents Day and I took the day off from work. Yay me!

I had the most amazing weekend with my most amazing boyfriend, the love of my life Mr. Eric Myers. We drove up to the mountains and went to a dance and boy did we dance, on Saturday evening, hung out with some cool Clampers and their women (widders) and then spent all day together Sunday. We went to a couple of Antique stores in Oakhurst then came home and relaxed together, it was heaven. I honestly can't think of anything I'd rather do than be with that man. He's home for me, as long as I'm with him everything else is ok and for the first time in my life I can be honest when saying I really feel like I'm with the person that I'm supposed to be with and more importantly who I want to be with. It's truly the best feeling I've ever had.


We thought this was funny.
My super cute antique store finds: Artichoke platter, napkins, teapot.

The End. Driving home..

My Blake will be starting his first day at Central Ca Autism Center on March 1st. Last week he had a couple of assessments at the center to see what his abilities are (which are many) and to see how many hours he'll be there. Since he is already in school 5 hours a day, they are giving him 15 hours a week. SO he'll be there about 3 hours a day after school. Not too bad. I'm a little worried that he's going to be extremely exhausted but I think it will be something that he's going to have to get used to. I'm very excited for him. He's a smart boy, he knows how to count, can say his ABC's, knows all his letters, numbers and shapes. He can say so many words now but there are still a lot of things he needs help with like talking in complete sentences and other little things I never even really considered until someone was asking me if he does them. It's pretty crazy.

Blake also started taking the bus two weeks ago and loves it! I've tried to get a couple of pictures of it just to have, it's pretty adorable and watching him smile through the window and wave bye as the bus takes of is pretty much priceless. I almost cried but amazingly didn't!

The first day I put him on the bus which was after he had already rode it a few times, he raaan out to it!

This was on Friday, he was waiting for the bus to come

This time was different though, he said "hold my hand" and I walked with him all the way in like that.

Picking a seat. His friend was in the seat he usually takes but he didn't have a meltdown, was just a little thrown off.

I love my boy soooo much. Especially when he does cute things like this! He also wanted to wear my vans and flip flops but those kind of pictures aren't as A.cute or B. good for black mail.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Life Happenings.

Today I got new glasses. I'm happy with them. I think I can see better and they're pretty cute too. My other ones were alll scratched up so in an effort to keep  that from happening again I am going to try reallll hard to not throw them on my dresser at night before bed and instead put them in my cute little case. We'll see how long that lasts.
Here they are! I would have take a picture with them on me but that will have to come later, its not a good face day.
Tomorrow is a BIG day for my Blakey poo. Not only does he start taking the bus to school for the first time ever (he's only 3 1/2 people!!) but he also has his first of 3 assesments at Central Ca Autism Center. It's an ABA therapy program at Fresno State and he'll be starting there March 1st! He's already doing SO much better and has learned SO much just since starting school in August so I'm super excited to see how much more this is going to help him. He'll be going (based on the assesments) 4-5 days a week for 4-5 hours a day. I'm a little worried about how he's going to handle it since he's already in school for 5 hours a day as it is, but I'm sure it will just be something that he'll have to get used to. I worry for my little guy though and I hope he's getting ll the help he needs. He's the sweetest boy I know and with the right help I think he'll have an amazing future.
Feeding the Turkey Duck at the park last weekend
So, here's hoping that everything goes well tomorrow, it's gonna be a long day for Blake and I but I'm excited to get the process started.
Hope everyone else has a good week.
til' next time. xoxo