Our daughter's birthday is coming up soon and we've been trying to figure out what to do for it. Now that we have procrastinated for this long, our options are significantly less to choose from. The trampoline place is out, the gymnastics place is out...if they had a roller skating rink near us it would probably be out as well. Thankfully, when I sat the munchkin down tonight and explained the situation she was very excited about going to the craft store and picking out a few different things that she and her friends can make/entertain themselves with for her party. I'm really starting to get back into the arts and crafts stuff, so this plan is right up my alley at the moment! I cannot believe how much has happened since she was born...it's like 2 different worlds!
Annnnd....onto a completely different subject:
I realized last week that I definitely need to make that appointment with the GI specialist. The nausea has returned (still no known cause, but my guess is simply stress) and I've dropped another 10 lbs since last month. That makes the total 35 lbs down since November. I look like a twig. I'm actually afraid to go to the gym at this point because I don't want to drop any more weight. I downloaded the My Fitness Pal app for my phone and have it set to encourage me to gain 1 lb a week. I believe it said I have to eat at least 1900 calories a day. I managed to do that today (I think), but I also realized how unhealthy a lot of the food I eat is! The fact that a bowl of ice cream made up for almost 25% of my daily calorie intake is most likely not the way to achieve my goal...so I'm going to start trying to be more careful with my choices tomorrow. I've also been trying to avoid taking my anti-nausea meds due to some of the more scary possible side effects. I should probably cut back on the amount of coffee I drink, but that isn't a priority at the moment. I'm also trying to use the e-cigarette more and the smelly, regular cigarettes less...it's a little easier than I thought! Hopefully that progress continues. ;)
So, other than the fact that I am feeling old due to the munchkin's birthday, and the fact that I'm slowly disappearing with this mysterious tapeworm...things are still pretty good! The anxiety levels have been pretty manageable and we haven't had any serious issues to deal with over the past few weeks. (Pretty damn good for us!)
Keep on truckin'!
My husband and I watched the Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movies over the past few days. (On Netflix instant queue - HIGHLY recommended...even if you haven't read the books!) At one point in the movie, there was a cab with an emblem on top of the hood.
My husband exclaimed, "Look! That must be an American symbol - it's an eagle with 2(!!) good wings!!"
I just turned and looked at him and said, "As opposed to one good wing and one gimpy one?"
He said, "Yes, then it would be a symbol for Sweden."