So a quick recap to get me up-to-date, and then perhaps I will do better....?
I've spent a large chunk of my time researching, looking into an anti-inflammatory/Candida diet to help my PGP, and trying to ease myself into it. It's the most extreme thing I've done for my health as of yet, and extreme is often difficult. I've had to work out a lot of kinks in my plan, dealing with hormones, low blood sugar, etc. but hopefully I've ironed all the problems out this time and can jump in head first. The plan is to reduce inflammation so that I can be more consistent with my exercises, restoring my core and low back function to potentially eliminate my pain, though to what extent, is yet to be determined.
In addition to research, I was working on an afghan I have been crocheting for Joshua. It's finally done and I was pretty happy with the results. So was Joshua.
When Joshua saw it for the first time, he said, "WOW! I can't believe it! I love, love, love it! Why did you make this for me, Mommy?"
"Because I love you."
"Awwww," he said, getting up and running across the room to kiss me.
Made every stitch worth it.
We've been taking Joshua to story time at the local library. The librarian reads a book or two, teaches the kiddos some cute jingles, and plans a craft. Joshua's first craft was a noodle head:
John and I both sit with Joshua during the story time, and afterwards he picks out a few books to take home and read at bedtime. I peruse the library myself, and came across some books by Lemony Snicket: "A Series of Unfortunate Events." I read the first page and couldn't resist the great humor and classic writing-style, so I read all 13 of the books in the series.
One of Joshua's newest hobbies is painting. We have a whole stack of pictures he has painted. This is his first time:
Show me your muscles!
Of course there has been more to life than just this, but if I were to recap any longer, I'd probably bore you to death-- if I haven't already. Daily blogging is unrealistic for me, but I hope I manage to make more frequent appearances in the blogging world.