Checking in and a little update4:21 PM
Wow. I can't begin to thank you all for the wonderful comments left on my "Birth Control" post.
You know sometimes we feel so alone when we're going through a certain something in our lives, and I think it's because we tend to shut ourselves out from the world. We almost get this overwhelming sense that we're the only ones on earth dealing with this. It's quite frustrating because it makes me feel like I'm not normal LOL
Like, if there is a certain side effect to something that I'm experiencing, my first instinct is to say "only me, I'm sure I'm the only one with this". Ridiculous!
While I do love the fact that so many of you knew exactly what I was talking about and have gone through it all or some of it too, I also have to say sorry that you ever had to endure it.
So a little update.
I dropped my pill on Monday, didn't take it again and I'm already 7 pounds lighter, my bloated stomach is gone, my breasts have reduced, I don't have headaches and I'm feeling amazing.
Best decision ever and I think I finally confirmed that Hormone Birth Control does and I just don't mesh. And that's fine.
Funniest part about all this is that while talking to my daughter about it on the way to the store, my Nicholas (who is 9 years old) chimed in from the backseat, "Mom, it's ok, you don't have to take that pill, it's not like you have to MATE with dad anymore".
Out of the mouthes of babes. I laughed so hard I thought I was going to choke. I love the innocence of children.
Been a little busy this whole week. Lots of homemaking, cooking, baking and homeschooling.
Kids are doing so well and it's always such a joy to see how they learn. Not to mention the fact that I've been learning right along with them. I think it makes it that much more exciting and easier for everyone when you can learn together.
I have quite a few reviews and giveaways coming up this month. I'm really excited about some of them and I think you'll be too.
This time of the year is just crazy, lots of opportunities, lots of emails, lots of great products for my readers to win or consider giving as gifts, especially with Christmas right around the corner. :)
Today I've been busy with some kitchen stuff and laundry. Never ending laundry. I swear there are days that I just can't even bear to look at that pile, it makes me want to cry.
One trick I've started doing for myself, I wash everything and then take it out of the dryer and fold it at the kitchen table, placing it in piles according to who it belongs to.
From there, I grab a pile at a time and it goes straight to the bedroom and straight to the dresser/closet.
I have stopped putting the neatly folded laundry in the baskets because half the time, it would sit in there for days. No more. :)
I also spent my morning making breadcrumbs. Had half a loaf of stale homemade bread, so made some seasoned Italian breadcrumbs.
And a batch of Homemade Crockpot Applesauce for my girl. She loves it. Nicholas not so much, he has a major problem with certain textures in food, so he can't stand applesauce.
Time is flying today and here shortly I will have to start prepping dinner. Grilling some steak and serving them with a salad and oven fried zucchini rounds.
I have some books to read, some cookbooks to browse and some Friday night shows that I love.
This weekend will be spent getting rid of any Halloween decorations, more time at the track running and maybe a little Christmas shopping, not much though because I'm keeping it super simple this year.
What are you up to this weekend, anything fun?