Posted in 7 Quick Takes

7 Quick Takes Friday

1. I was just facebooking with a friend who lives in Florida. Her weather today will get up to the mid-to-high 80’s. In southeastern PA we’ll be at the freezing mark with rain and a wintry mix. While I might envy her right now, in a few months when we are singing the praises of spring and its joys and she’s dealing with the 90’s and high humidity, it will be a LOT nicer. I swear I could never go any further south than I am. I HATE the heat.

2. Jim is between contracts. This is the huge downside of IT self-employment.

3. A first for us: we had church on Sunday in our kitchen and talked about Proverbs. The kids even raised their hands to answer, which I thought was incredibly cute. I asked for prayer requests, which they struggled with a bit. I don’t know that they’d ever been asked that question before.

4. I’m unexpectedly at home today (thought I’d be helping paint my MIL’s bedroom), so I have a good To Do list to work through. After I finish blogging, because, hey, everyone KNOWS that is way more important!

5. It’s Pot Roast for us today. Because a wintry mix seems to call for it, don’t you agree?

6. I’m continuing with the Victoza. I’m only on the introductory dosage (0.6) and have already lost weight. There are side effects, but so far they seem to be less intense than the Byetta has. My thighs are only a little sore so far from the injections, but we’re also only on Day 6. In a couple of months, I can definitely see that there will be more pain from daily injections. But not being hungry all day, not feeling the need for seconds and the ability to stop when I’m full are all just fabulous.

7. I’m currently gathering items for the Friendship Elementary Outgrown Sale. Besides the obvious clothes, we’re also doing Wii games (because Game Stop pays you crap for them), DSi games, and miscellaneous things that I come across that the kids don’t use anymore. For a long time it was easier just to give stuff away and I did it for years. But at this point, with them being older and more self-sufficient, I’m much more able to do things like this. The tween years have their pluses!

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Posted in Church, Health, Me

Sunny Sunday Morning

It’s 9:00 am on a sunny, Sunday morning. We’re staying home today. Having been so VERY involved at our old church, and quite honestly incredibly burned out, we’re just taking a break from organized religion. Jim is talking about the book of Proverbs with our family instead, which I LOVE.

I just started Victoza this morning, which is an injectible drug for my PCOS. I used to take Byetta a long time ago, but the side effects are just so bad. When I went off it I gained all the weight back that I had lost (and added more on as well!). Difficulty losing weight and always being hungry are side effects of the PCOS; I’m hoping for help with both.

One of my friends on Facebook is an avid cross-stitcher. Each day she takes a picture of what she has accomplished on her current project. It’s very inspiring (as I told her), because she works each day on it with measurable results. I have at least two or three cross stitch patterns here that I either have started and stopped or have never started at all. It’s humbling. This is the ONLY place where I am remotely crafty. The one I bought 2 or 3 years ago is this:

Isn’t it pretty? And it’s not even that difficult! So I’m saying here, for the record, that I’m going to work on it today. For, say, an hour. Just one hour. And we’ll see where I get.

I also want to take some time and work on my desk. It’s been a fairly busy week and the desk is definitely showing the lack of attention!

Enjoy your day of rest, however you chose to spend it.