Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Happenings...

Random things as they flow through my mind this afternoon:

-starting a hard core exercise regime. Been at it for several days now. Hope to lose the baby weight and get skinny/healthy! I only had 13 pounds to lose last time I checked. Weigh-in's on Sunday. Curious myself to know where I'm at.

-really monitoring carefully my diet. Trying to cut back on carbs and sugars. Karen Hurd uses a LOT of beans in her diet. Using her plan to control depressive symptoms as I am trying to wean off of Zoloft. Immediately following the whole Francesca thing, I got on it (as a preventative measure) but I don't want to be on it any longer. Personally, I'm not sure it's helping. Secondly, I don't think I need it. God has truly and radically helped me get through my worst fear in life!!! To Him be all the glory!!!

-homeschool is in full swing! Lovin' it!

-looking forward to a weekend getaway with my hubby the weekend of June 12th! We're planning on visiting Michigan City, IN (lake, dunes, hiking, shopping, casinos *LOL*). Can't wait! My parents are coming down from Michigan to watch the kiddos. (Thanks guys! LOVE YOU!!!)

-also looking forward to some up-coming camping trips with friends and family. Going rustic and "tenting" (as the children call it).

-got my garden in. Originally, the plan was to go simple (flowers & tomatoes). But I've really found gardening to be incredibly therapeutic and it's turning out to be a bit more elaborate: onions, garlic, cilantro, parsley, mint/lemon mint, roses, lavender, and pumpkins. RD's aunt was clearing out her garden and brought over a wonderful stash of perennials for us to have: cone flowers, a walnut tree, columbine, and various other flowers. On top of that, we were given a crabapple tree and lilac bush in memory of Francesca. Perhaps the reason gardening is so intriguing and healing for me is because I can see and cultivate "life" during an experience of death. It's really spurred on a love of plants and greenery. As of late I find myself drooling over gardens and nurseries and green houses. RD and I have jokingly mentioned someday starting up an "organics" line of produce to sell. You just never know...

-finally dragged out the bags of blanched tomatoes I have had in the freezer since 2007!!! I thought for sure they were gonners, killed by freezer burn. But I was pleasantly surprised and mistaken! RD and I canned 33 pints of salsa this past weekend!!! SO fresh! Tastes an awful lot like Herdez salsa you get at the store (which has all natural ingredients). If you're local, stop by and pick some up!

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