Good morning ladies!
I think I have just about forgotten how to post...it has been that long. I don't have a lot to offer you right now, although there is still plenty of Easter candy left since I am not eating it...much! Things have gotten a little out of hand around here and I have been feeling a little overwhelmed. As a result, blogging has been put on the back burner. I can't even say I have missed it much because I really haven't even had time to think about it.
So what has been going on around here? Just the usual craziness. I just got inside from having my appendages stretched by an ever growing black lab puppy. I have decided this morning that I still don't really want a puppy. In fact, I would gladly share him with any of you lovely ladies that would like a very sweet but very active lab. Pair him with our other little dog and the neighbor's four dogs that run over to our yard to hang out every time any door is opened and I have pretty much had it with the canine group. I would happily send along any and all of his little friends for company if you would like!
I also spent a long time lamenting the fact that winter was hanging on and spring seemed to be hiding its face. Now, spring has sprung. And so has the pollen. And I am whiny again. This has been the hardest allergy season we have had in a long while. In fact, if we don't get some pollen relief soon, I am pretty sure I am going to have to invest in some Depends. 'Cause after having four babies...well let's just say the bladder just ain't what she used to be and these sneezing fits are causing...distress. I think you mommies understand.
On the marriage front, Tigerfan has had his first experience with kidney stones (good times!) and is now on a hunting trip in Texas leaving me home alone to deal with dogs, pollen and F.B.'s first formal dinner. I don't even know how to tie a tie. Really, he needed a break from his job that is just about to wear him out but I am still slightly bitter!
My diet is going well. I have lost almost ten pounds (ALMOST). It has really been very easy. When all you eat is fruit, veggies, and whole grains, there is really not a lot of questions about what to fix or eat. I do not really miss meat or dairy at all. So far, I feel very confident that I can maintain this forever...as long as I give myself a little grace in the chocolate and Diet Coke area. Any time I do feel a craving for something, I ask myself whether I am eating out of hunger or a need for nourishment or whether I am "self medicating" which is usually the answer. I have found that if I stop and think about it and pray for self control, I can easily resist the temptation...most of the time. I must admit that yesterday there was a little more self medicating than usual, but give me a break, we all have those days! :) And for those that asked a couple of weeks ago, yes, I am drinking plenty of water. And yes, it does help!
Okay, cranky, hungry children have now emerged and need to be separated and fed (not sure in which order yet). I guess I need to get geared up for a busy day: school, taking dishes to be used at the formal, guitar, getting F.B. ready for formal, dance and then just the usual. So to answer Rachel Anne's question: I am making it through with prayer and chocolate. What about you?
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