Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's time for another Jude post

The boy has learned how to turn my camera on. This is not too much of a problem, so long as he doesn't start deleting pictures. He has really enjoyed taking pictures of himself. Is it a sick obsession that he seems to enjoy having the flash in his eyes? I have about 50 pictures on my camera like this: 

(Jude: Self Portrait)

And here's what happens when the flash is covered by his thumb, but the red eye light still comes on: 

(Jude: Wowza! That was some hot salsa!)

And this is how Jude tells you that he wants nothing to do with the llama at the zoo: 

This is what it looks like when Jude steals mommy's iPod when she is trying to get ready to go for a run: 

And when he's pretending to go "nigh-nigh:"

When he's practicing being Daddy's boss (the front says "Fire Chief"):

And finally, enjoying some good ol' bath time: 

Thursday, July 8, 2010

It's Really Working!!!

I am officially sold on natural (yam based) progesterone cream and drinking red clover infusions to correct my hormone imbalance. I am starting to feel better, but what's more, in the last month and a half since I started with all of this, I have dropped 8 pounds!!! Yee-ha!!!

Not to mention that my energy is picking up. I am now managing to run 4 miles and walk one four days a week. And my time on those miles is improving. When I started running this past spring, I think it was taking me about 20 minutes to get through a mile. Yesterday I hit 11 minutes for the first mile. It slows down after that, but even my slowest of the 4 miles was not over 13 minutes. 

So, I used to be a bit of a skeptic when it came to herbal remedies, but I think I'm hooked now. 

Friday, July 2, 2010

Of all the weirdness I could come up with?!?!

I was going through my photo files, kind of cleaning house and I came across this pic of me from January 2008. I was lying on the couch at our old house, working on school work. Apparently, this was a signal to the pets that mama wanted some luvin' because I promise, this was not staged. They just made themselves at home:

Now days, pets are  not allowed on the furniture. Actually, we got rid of el gato, because she could not (would not?) be trained to obey this rule. But, I usually find my self in similar situations: 

That's o.k. This one, we'll keep:-)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I'm adding a new button to my sidebar. OneGirl is another bloggy friend of mine who is going into her senior year in high school. Earlier in the year, she began having some issues with her health where she was randomly passing out and just a couple of days ago she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She will be having surgery really soon. Please keep her in your prayers. Her faith is strong, and she is totally relying on God's grace to carry her through. And the mom in me wants you to pray for her mom, too. I can not imagine walking through this with Jude. Pray for God to give her mom that strength that is beyond human understanding.