Friday, March 30, 2012

Hello Again!

I realized yesterday, when I was waking up slowly from the perfect nap, that I am feeling better!  I think I've been so concerned about getting caught up on everything I just dropped the past couple of weeks when I wasn't feeling well that I haven't slowed down long enough to realize I was feeling back to my self.  And I noticed this morning that, for the first time in I don't know how long--most possibly since Abby started school (Feb 6th!)--that her nose isn't running! :)

Just wanted to share this good stuff.  I also weighed in today--down 1.6 pounds--so that's cool too.  I have a big weekend coming up and am purchasing the camera attachment for my ipad this weekend so beware...I may just figure out how to add pictures.  Wait--that means I have to take them! :)

Till then...cheers!

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Bad...and the Good!

I went to the doctor this morning.  All weekend I've felt like I was working on an ear infection but tried to convince myself that my body was working so hard to keep it from happening, to get healthy.  The battle was lost last night and I spent the dark hours trying to rest as much as I could until it was time to get up.

The bad: diagnosis is ear infections in both ears and a sinus infection.  Antibiotics and nose spray have already been started.  Hopefully relief will come soon but I know it generally takes 24 hours for this stuff to start doing it's thing.  Good part is that the antibiotics will kill the ear AND sinus infections so there's that. :)

The good: when I weighed in, I am still showing losses.  If I remember right, I was ten pounds down from the last time I weighed in at the doctors, back in January.  And I don't know about you, but I have this issue: I use my scale at home 99% of the time.  The other 1% is when I'm at the doctor for something.  And I can't help but believe that they don't read the same.  I always feel like the doctor's is higher than mine at home.  So the fact that it registered the same as home--woo hoo! :)

OK...back to work.  I'm feeling very good right now because I've just cleared up three cost basis issues/research projects, one of which I had to go out to storage for.  Yah for me and the feeling of success when these things fall into place.  I can't believe that at one time I chose my major based on which had the least amount of math and science and now I'm celebrating a math-related success.  Ugg how life throws us curveballs, right?! :)

Happy Monday!

This's making me hate Abby's school! :)

Just kidding--I LOVE LOVE LOVE Abby's school and she loves going.  But I cant help but realize that if she hadn't brought it home, I wouldn't have it now.  And it's a bugger!  And making me slightly crazy.  Ugg!

On a much nicer, lighter note, we took a beautiful, fun, energizing walk yesterday and decided it needs to become a regular thing.  We'll try our schedule tonight and see if it works.  I'll pick Abby up at school, go home and put food in her face.  Jason should get home about the time we're done and he and I will change out of our work clothes and stick Ms Abby in the stroller and take off.  This schedule should give us a two-mile-plus walk and get us back home by 7pm.  Then Abby can get in the bath, play a little, we'll read and she'll go off to bed.  I'm hoping it works out because it was so nice yesterday to talk with Jason, enjoy the outdoors and play at the parks with Abby.

On the no-dessert-for-Lent quest, consider it banished!  But it has gotten me thinking about what dessert really adds to my life and when I really need some chocolate and when a piece of fruit (or date!) would do just the same without all the sugar and fat.  So...that's where we are on that.

Abby has been sleeping in her pack-n-play since the beginning of the year.  We borrowed her crib from friends and they are having a baby in about a month so in order to give them ample time to prepare, and to give Abby a chance to get used to pack-n-play sleeping for our trip to IA, we decided to go ahead and switch her a little early.  It's worked out fine.  A couple of times in the last month or so I've thought "wow, she's so big and this bed...isn't."  And the last couple of nights she's been waking up throughout the night, which hasn't been good for me needing some sleep to KICK THIS COLD'S ASS, so last night I decided to try something new and put her back down (after she woke up way early, like 930pm) on her big girl bed.  Seems like it worked out.  Since I was pretty much awake with an ear ache all night, the couple times she woke up, I was awake and went in and laid next to her and she calmed right down.  It may be time to spread her wings.  Wouldn't it be awesome if that is what's happening?!  Wish us luck. :)

Hope life is grand!
Cheers, Katie :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Not gone...just busy!

Enter an ear infection, a couple days home to deal with a sick kiddo, a hubby who picked up something, and now feeling the same crap-ola coming on, I've been slacking on blogging, eating right and tracking my WW-ness.  So...I'll be in touch. :)  Wish me luck!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Happy Tuesday!

So...I need to write about falling off the Lent wagon this weekend but I'm still thinking about the whole thing.  Once it's settled in my brain, I'll share here.

Other than that, though, the weekend was great!  Catch up/chat/girl time Friday night, helped a friend with brainstorms for a new business Saturday morning and then off to Funderland for Mia's birthday party, which was really fun.  Sunday was off to Vacaville with CT for a little retail therapy.  Yes, I could have hit Target in Woodland but then I would have missed out on all that trapped chat time! :)

Abby's cough is starting to annoy I can't imagine what's it's doing to her.  Maybe that's why she BIT a friend at school yesterday!  Yep, you heard me right.  I guess it was the perfect storm and they didn't seem too upset about it but what?!?!  Great...add Mom of Biter to my resume! :)

And Abby's all about waking up in the middle of the night and demanding her ABC movie.  OK kid.  Glad you like the ABC's...that's going to do you well in the future.  Waking your parents up because you're so excited about the alphabet isn't.  Love you.  Go back to sleep!

I know...elephant in the room.  I need to start tracking, back to dessert free today, and still haven't figured out how to get a workout in to save my life.  Maybe when I'm sitting on the couch reading the new Mindy Kaling book.  Oh good.  If you smile or laugh out loud while reading, I consider that time well spent.  And isn't there something to laughing, etc like a workout...?

OK...I'm starting to loose it.  Laughing equals workout.  I think I'll take this brain power and put it to work.  Cheers, Katie :)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Life Is Good!

Have I mentioned how lucky I feel?  I have a great life.

Last night I got to go to book club sans kiddo and talk with adults and eat with both hands and laugh and listen and didn't have to chase anyone of short stature around...oh, it was good night.  And it followed a good day of playing with Abby and her friends (and their moms...yah) and a kick ass nap that I joined in on too and a very successful (=quick, everything was there, final total didn't make my eyes hurt) trip to Costco.  See, lucky. :)

We just finished The Poisonwood Bible for book club and it was good...but then, I do have the rep of liking every book we read so take my recommendation as you'd like.  I love book club because I have been reading things that I probably wouldn't have picked up otherwise and I love the variety.  And, as sweet Ginger says, this book club is like a support group.  We all have different life situations but have had no trouble finding the common ground you want in a group of friends.

I'm a lucky girl.  And I love my family and my friends.  Yah!