Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Today, I am grateful. Grateful to have two healthy boys and to enjoy them. S.E. lost his first tooth last night and Koo has lost two so far.

No, you are not confused. S.E. is older than Koo but his teeth are like his personality...stubborn. It's been wibbly, it's been wobbly, but his been so stubborn about not rushing the tooth out, it took a month to finally come out.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The wet dew after a rainstorm in the summer reminds me of my childhood. The climate here is mostly dry so when it's warm and wet, there's humidity in the air.

Today, I will cut the last remaining enjoyment in my life due to my skin. Coffee. Please bear with me while I wean myself off of the stuff. This is an attempt to get to why I itch in the morning as I sit and enjoy my coffee. Duh. It's probably the coffee.

Right now, I am eating rice, chicken, and rice chex cereal. Wonderful to be me. Today, I am going shopping with my friend Dee (without the kids). I have a babysitter coming for the kids. I've been so bummed out about my weight gain and skin that I want to get some clothes that don't fit tight as well as find jeans for the boys for school.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Before and After free chairs

(sorry about the pictures being sideways).

Here's the story of five chairs sitting on the side of the road with a "Free" sign on them as I was driving into my neighborhood. I rescued them. They were so old the color was back in style. I loved the back of them. They have the black distressed glazing on them already.

The boys and I worked together one Sunday for two hours. They unscrewed the cushions from the frame and pulled staples as supervised. Then, I recovered them with leftover fabric my mom gave me.

The best news was, we were able to give these to a family just relocated to our town from Arizona and didn't have dining chairs. The after picture is of them being loaded into my friend's minivan.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Look who forgot she has a blog. Sorry to my followers. I have been busy trying to get to the bottom of this skin condition.

Here's what we know for sure after the biopsy. It is contact dermitis that looks like psoriasis. The good news is if I can locate what is causing my skin to flare up...I can avoid it like my 80's hairstyle and I should be good.

So, armed with this info and with the support of my wonderful homeopathic (spelling???), I am on an extremely limited diet. What you ask? Chicken and rice. That's it. Oh and coffee.

I'm about to gag when I think about my next meal but I'm healing. I've been doing this for about a week now and I'm healing faster.

The final message? Sometimes you never know what drastic measures you would take until you are faced with what you have been living with.

What in your life have caused you to take drastic, life-changing steps? I'd love to hear some inspiration about now.