A Busy Season
Thursday, May 23, 2013
It's been a hectic couple of weeks.
We managed to get a portion of our garden done. The good news is that we usually have until Labor day to get things in. Our hope is to get the other half of the garden up, tilled, planted and fenced. Shewee!
So far we have red potatoes, Kale, colored swiss chard, regular green chard, garlic, shallots, green onions, spinach, romain and bibb lettuce.
The other half we hope to have corn, zucchini, summer squash, bush beans, pole beans, bok, choy, tomatoes (sweet 100's, big boys and a good sauce tomato). We're also going to try our hand at watermelon, strawberries were planted but they don't look good right now and we have black berries that will come up on our property soon. If we have enough room we'll plant some broccoli and see how that works. I also plan to do a bunch of herbs and MAYBE a garden for our toddler for learning purposes.
Along with that, I have had a pretty bad cold for a week and then our little bitty baby got one. The past few days I've been using that nose squeegie thing and I'll tell you that it's a fight EVERYTIME poor kid! She screams and tries to break away (who could blame her) and I'm left feeling emotional afterwards because I feel like it's borderline abuse. HOWEVER, if i don't get that junk out, she sounds like she's aspirating something terrible.
I believing I'm seeing a difference in my belly. It's odd but I'm feeling a little excess skin like I'm losing something. Not only do I REFUSE to get on the scale, but when I did finally decide, my husband told me it needs a new battery. I have to say with the nicer weather I've been eating more salads, more veggies and I am even making a "vegan" ice cream with frozen bananas. It's actually GREAT!
I'm not sure how much I posted last but I think I've decided to make some goals. One was to get through the exercise video I put the link to in the last post by the end of the summer. Next, I'd like to get "mostly" vegan if not ALL vegan by the end of summer. Oh Lordy the cheese addiction is THE WORST. I can live without red meat, I like chicken but it's not an issue....eggs, cheese and milk and yogurt seem to be an addiction though. Mainly cheese. I like coconut or almond milk. Eggs are great but I can bring it down to once in awhile but real mozzarella cheese...Oh how I love CHEESE. Camembert, Mozzarella, Blue, Cheddar, etc., etc., etc.
There are NO vegan cheeses that honestly taste as good as REAL cheese. Even happy cow doesn't have as good a taste as full fledged fatty but VERY Creamy cheeses.
The good news is I'm getting up and moving a little bit more. I'm eating better. I feel the skin change a little.
I also am putting fertility treatment on the shelf until fall. I want to rekindle my marriage, enjoy our little toddler and make memory for the summer. Something that won't be as enjoyable with a heightened sense emotion from hormone injectables. If I were to get pregnant again I'd also be on bed rest due to an Incompetent cervix where I'll need Progesterone injections for the whole pregnancy AND a stitch to keep a baby in. It can be stressful which was why I'd like to use the good weather to have family fun and make memories. Fall is cooler weather and a time for hunkering down and it's the best place to be if on bed rest. PLUS my toddler will be another year old and will be a bit more independent. Until then, I feel that we should enjoy what we have. I'm content. I know God will be here with us when we get back into treatment. His hand was all over our son's conception even though he's now in heaven AND our daughters conception and birth. I look forward to just loving and trusting in Him. He has our best interest in mind. All will be A-okay.
I'd like to lose some weight and hopefully just feel better. I'm not going to focus on the scale though. Just how good I feel and how loose my clothes will get.