Monday, May 20, 2013
Every Spring it happens the weather gets nice and people start posting on Facebook things like, "Windows are open and it feels great". Except that for me it doesn't feel good.
Having the windows open brings in all kinds of pollen that wreck havoc on my allergies. A few year back it was so bad that just the odor from the fertilizer blowing in the windows sent me into a full blown asthma attack.
Which makes spring cleaning nearly impossible. Nothing like dusting, cleaning and working outside to trigger an allergy attack.
But this year I decided to try something different. As spring approached I started eating better. I added more veggies to my diet, exercised regularly and ate yogurt daily.
Plus I've added Epicor to my daily routine. Epicor is a natural immune booster and is like a vitamin for your immune system.
Epicor when taken daily has been shown to add more healthy days to your year. And as a mom I need all the healthy days I can get.
And lately I've had more healthy days. This spring I've been able to open my windows and walk my dog with out having to spend the next day lying on the couch surrounded by tissues.
Since starting Epicor and I've been sleeping better and waking up feeling rested, rather than being up all night with a stuffy nose and an asthma cough. And I'm hoping that as allergy season kicks into high gear this month, that I continue to breath easy and maybe even get some of that spring cleaning done.
Or at least enjoy the beautiful weather.
**I was provided with a sample of Epicor but not compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Friday, May 10, 2013
1. What was one of your favorite shows as a kid? Why?
I loved the whole TGIF line up on ABC. Full House, Growing Pains, Just the 10 of Us etc... But my favorite show was The Wonder Years. I loved Kevin and Winnie and I was so sad that they did not end up together in the end. The Wonder Years perfectly captured all the ups and downs of being a teenager. If I find The Wonder Years on TV I will still watch it which causes the hubs to groan because he hates it, even the theme song which I also love.
2. Which actress(es) do you see on the red carpet and kinda wish you could be for a day (or three)?
This was a toughie. I would want to be someone who wasn't in the spotlight too much, but who was famous enough to be comfortable financially and who does something fun for a living. So I think I would want to be Kelly Ripa or Rachael Ray. Kelly cause she works in the mornings and has the rest of the day off, she gets to travel and meet lots of fun people. And Rachael because her show seems like fun and she gets to cook and travel.
3. Which actor do you wish you could, um... hang out with? ;)
Josh Duhamel. I've been a fan of Josh since his days on All My Children and I can't get enough of When In Rome and Life as We Know It. When John watches Transformers he politely yells, "Jul, your boy is on", when Josh is in a scene. And one time in the late 90's I was lucky enough to hang out with Josh...even if it was only for about 2 minutes.
4. What is one (or two or some) of your favorite movies that you have seen in the last few years?
I'm not a big movie watcher these days. Something has to really catch my attention in order for me to devote 2 plus hours of free time to it. That being said I really liked The Dark Knight Rises, The Hunger Games and Argo.
5. Who is one celebrity out there now that you could totally do without? That you wish would just disappear?
Angelina Jolie, just don't like her. Not sure why but I can't watch movies with her in it. She irritates me.
6. Have you ever met a celebrity? If so, who? What did you say/do when you met them?
I've met a Josh Duhamel, Susan Lucci and a bunch of other Soap Stars. Every one of them has been so nice and gracious. And the men are just as sexy in person.
7. Which shows do you look forward to watching every week?
Well my Soaps are back so I've been looking forward to watching them every day. And I love Nashville, which for some reason isn't on nearly as much as it should be.
What was your favorite TV show as a kid?
What would you do if I sang out of tune, would you stand up and walk out on me?
PS: I'm seriously sad I can not find my picture of Josh Duhamel and I. It's packed away in the basement, sigh.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I have a confession to make. Jackson will be 2.5 at the end of this month and I have not started potty training him and I'm not going to.
I've been asked about potty training a lot lately. And the thing is he's not ready for it. He fights me about diaper changes (especially the poop ones), he only recently became aware that he is peeing.
We have the potty in the house and we read the potty book, just to have the idea out there but that's it. He has sat on the potty but he won't go and that's fine. He will do it in his time. I'm not rushing or pushing, I'm following his lead and I'm OK with it.
I have another confession.
Jack still sleeps in a crib and he will remain there until he's ready. After one escape back in December, Jack has stayed put and tells me that he, "likes his crib" and "doesn't want a big bed".
We've had friends inquire as to why he still sleeps in a crib. And the answer is simply because he sleeps in a crib. He sleeps, he stays in, he feels safe, John and I feel that he is safe, that is why he sleeps in a crib.
I know a day will come sooner than later when we will have to push through these milestones. When we will have to transition to a big bed and have to move into underwear.
But that day isn't today. And I'm not pushing it. I'm not rushing him along. I'm not willing to make these transitions harder than necessary. I'm not willing to stress about it.
I spent the first year of Jack's life stressing about everything. About pacifiers and bottles and sleep schedules and food. And it did no one any good.
So I'm letting Jack lead the way and when he gets there, I'll be there, ready and willing to tackle these next milestones together.