Archive for August, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Being on vacation and with family away from home for several weeks in the past two months has been exhausting. It has also been more fun than I can express, but apparently I am truly an introvert and refresh by being alone. I have always known this, but often doubt because I love hanging out with my family and close friends so much.

Having two little ones who are not living according to the “normal” routine and being with people all the time was an adventure – tiring and fabulous all in one.

I am very thankful to be home and getting settled back into whatever normal is. I just wish it didn’t involve so much laundry, dishes, and whining (from me or the kids!)…



A few weeks ago, I started to feel like I needed to be sure that I was getting enough of all the nutrients and that I should probably find a good multi-vitamin to take. After several months without dairy and eating what seemed like an awful lot of chips, I was really wondering if I was not getting all of what I needed. And, I’d been wanting to start Josiah and I on probiotics (I got Genestra) since we’ve not been eating yogurt or kefir as well as take some fish oil, which I’ve heard is really good for those with skin problems. So, I went to my local health food store and asked the friendly staff who recommended Her Daily Vitamin.

I must have been really low in my B-vitamins, because after just a few days I was full of energy and felt like a whole new woman. I could tell a huge difference and was loving the results. Now, after several weeks, I’m back to my normal self. I feel pretty good most days, but other days I’m really dragging. I think that the vitamins are worth taking and I’m continuing even though they cost a ton… When they run out, I’ll probably see if I can find a cheap, but good-quality whole-food vitamin – do those exist?

My kids don’t really like the fish oil, but they love the mango-flavored liquid multi-vitamin that I got for them. I’ve been mixing Josiah’s probiotic and fish oil and vitamin all in his orange juice and he doesn’t notice it at all. Eila drinks plenty of kefir and just takes the fish oil (with many protests) and vitamin (begging for more) straight. I’m glad I’ve started to do the probiotics especially with Josiah, but I wonder if (well, realize and know that) we should see a nutritionist or dietitian. I’m open to suggestions.

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Sally tagged me forever ago, and I’m finally doing it. It has been a busy summer, and I’m loving it.

Each of these questions is to be answered with one word only! Here’s mine:

1. Where is your cell phone? unknown
2. Your significant other? computer
4. Your mother? warrior
5. Your father? lost
6. Your favorite thing? sleep
7. Your dream last night? none
8 Your favorite drink? water
9. Your dream/goal? missions
10. The room you’re in? play
11. Your hobby? reading
12. Your fear? failure
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? blessed
14. What you’re not? calm
15. Muffins? dairy?
16. One of your wish list items? vacation
17. Where you grew up? Livonia
18. The last thing you did? read
19. What are you wearing? skirt
20. Favorite gadget? computer
21. Your pets? none
22. Your computer? overused
23. Your mood? tired
24. Missing someone? lots
25. Your car? dirty
26. Something you’re not wearing? socks
27. Favorite store? Target
28. Like someone? sure
29. Your favorite color? purple
30. When is the last time you laughed? kids
31. Last time you cried? movie

I’m tagging Jessica and the Baughmans.

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