So, I realize it has been a while since I have posted. We have been pretty busy with the holiday creeping up on us. In fact, today we have to go pick up a gift card in SLC and it is SNOWING like crazy out there. I am excited for it, but I wish we didn’t have to drive up there in the snow. I guess I have a few things to update on.
We had to get a new car. Our Neon was slowly dying. We debated on it for a few days, but on the day we got the car the heater pretty much went out and it was fortunate that we had started looking before so that we didn’t have to settle for whatever they could get us into. We got the car from CHM Motors in Springville. It was overall a good experience. I don’t think I will buy a bar form another dealership. It’s the first time we have come out of a place not feeling like we are getting the short end of the stick. The car goes great and fits our needs and our budget.
We went to lunch with my mom and dad on Friday. I know, shocking right? We took them to Carl’s Jr. I guess my dad had never been there, and my mom hadn’t been in a really long time. It was fun, and we got a chance to have a real adult conversation with my parents, which I think was probably a once-in-a-lifetime thing. We got to talk about my grandma, and the adventure of putting my grandpa in a home. The place they took him to is VA approved so he is taken care of since he is 100% disabled. They have to pay like $15 a month so he can have cable and a haircut every 6 weeks. He was really excited to go, and I have heard nothing but good things about this place. Scott’s mom’s mom was in the same one, and she loved it. So I am glad they had him go to that one. My mo msaid he probably won’t live much longer, but his quality of life will be so much better being somewhere that they can take care of his needs. He is diabetic and they can monitor his diet and insulin, and he also has Alzheimers. It will be a good thing for him, even if he doesn’t make it much longer, he will be happier and healthier.
Chelsea is out of school until after new years. The daycare is closed from the 24th until the 5th of January. So they kids are going to stay with Scott’s Mom and Dad. We are so lucky to have such a great set of Grandparent’s for our kids. They are almost always willing to take the kids if we need them to. It’s so nice, because otherwise I don’t know what we would do. And it definitely helps that they LOVE to go to grandma’s house. 🙂
All day yesterday Elgen was walking around with Chelsea’s little phone from her kitchen and saying ‘hello’ into it. It was the cutest thing. It’s funny how he thinks he is big now. He tries to be a big person.He also has gotten in to pretending he is a puppy. He will crawl around on all fours and bark. It’s so funny. What a weird little boy, but one thing I have always loved and been a big advocate of is letting our children just be themselves. They are weird and silly and say some of the strangest things, but I love them and they are very much their own people. I wouldn’t have it any other way. 🙂
People who know me well, and for a long time, will know that I have always battled with my terrible skin. I know there is worse out there, but mine gets to be pretty bad. I almost always have a breakout of some sort going. I found some stuff at the grocery store about a week ago, it’s made by Clean & Clear. I have used their stuff before with no result, but the kit I got I have been using for the past week. I have to say that I am very impressed. It works quite well, has cleared up my skin, and prevented me from getting any breakouts for the past week. My skin is almost completely clear. I am so excited. I hope it continues to work this well. It’s nice to finally know how it feels to have ‘normal’ skin. The only downside, I happened to get a bit behind my ear somehow (?) and it made the skin REALLY dry. It was a little itchy, but went away after about a day.
I also have started a sort of work out journal online. I found this site, Fit Day. I made a profile and started tracking. I can’t believe how many carbs I am eating!!!! It’s crazy. So I am going to start tracking my food, activity and everything and try to get to my goal weight by Scott and my anniversary in April. It’s a tiny it over 2 pounds a week, but I am pretty sure that I can do it. Scott started one too. It’s a great tool for anyone who is struggling to lose weight. And it’s 100% free. It does reports and all kinds of things. Check it out!
My father in law just called me and sang happy birthday over the phone. I told him it wasn’t until tomorrow, so he sang the whole thing over again but put tomorrow in there. He said he didn’t want to forget to call me tomorrow. What a silly old man. 🙂 But it did put a smile on my face, and I can’t argue with that. I will be a whopping 24 tomorrow. I can’t believe i am that OLD. Ha ha ha, just kidding. I don’t feel that old in my heart, but my body feels it for sure. I am going to get a detox kit over the weekend and see if it helps a bit with that. I am also quitting caffeine, and soda. It’s a lot, but I am tired of feeling gross from the caffeine, and I know that the soda isn’t helping. I have read it depletes bone mass and causes cellulite. Gross. So I am done with it. In fact, this morning I only had an Arizona tea. I am going to try to start drinking them, but I need to find some that are low in sugar. Like I need more sugar. It only makes me loopy……er. 🙂 So starting today I am done with all of those things. I hope it works, or at least helps me. I gained some weight over the past week from all the goodies of the holidays. I gotta limit that stuff.
Scott and I talked about it, and decided that we would like to have more children. However, it will have to wait until he is on a department and we have health insurance coverage. We don’t want to go through that whole thing without it. Again. So we will start talking about it again when he is hired on. It’s kind of exciting, and I am hopeful that I will be in a better state of health at that point. Hopefully I can lose some weight and get to a maintenance stage and that will definitely make being pregnant easier. I am planning to go to the gym while I am pregnant next time, so that I can try to keep my blood pressure down and stay healthy. I am also going to talk to the doctor and see if there is a diet I can stay on that will help with the blood pressure thing. Anything I can do to try to help my chances. 🙂
So, happy birthday to me tomorrow, and Happy Holidays to everyone! I hope it’s good for everybody, We don’t have much this year, but at least we were able to do it ourselves. For that I am proud. We seem to be in a better situation all the way around this year, and I know it’s a blessing. I hope we can continue it into the next year. 🙂