July 2013

Progress in Nesting

Last week, after successfully navigating a flight to Connecticut with a 2- and 4- year old, enjoying watching my brother's wedding {despite the fact it was held in a sweltering, unairconditioned, albeit beautiful historic church}, we made it back South and hightailed it to the coast of the South Carolina Lowcountry, a place I've long [...]

Fit Friday

The past seven days have been jammed packed. Last Thursday I had a clinic day, which turned out to be super busy, and then after that I had the final packing to complete for our trip. First, we hopped on a plane to CT for my brother's wedding, along with my 2 and 4 year [...]

At The Shore

  You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the people. When the waters saw you, O God, when the waters saw you, they were afraid; indeed, the deep trembled. The clouds poured out water; the skies gave forth thunder; your arrows flashed on every side. The crash of [...]

Update on the Great Nesting List of 2013

Y'all. I have to say I've made major progress this past week on The List. I still have a long way to go but the details in the house are coming together. I've got new paint colors upstairs, new cabinets in the basement, and feel like nooks and crannies are slowly getting organized. It clears [...]

Fit Friday {and an ode to the watermelon}

Another week on track! I'm pretty happy overall with my choices in eating this week.  Piles of watermelon I've chopped and chilled seems to be a wonderful solution to sweet cravings this time of year. Did you know that watermelon has 40% more lycopene that raw tomatoes do? And the seedless varieties have the highest amounts! Lycopene is a powerful phytochemical [...]

Maple Almond Quinoa Granola

I've love the Ancient Grains Brand of granola from the store, with Quinoa and Amaranth and such in there. But it adds up and I like to know what's in my granola, so I decided to try a batch with these whole grains. I looked at a few different recipes online, combining ideas from several. [...]

Fit Friday

Fit Fridays are back and I'm determined they are here to stay. Since my confession post, I've really gotten back on track. I have made one change, in that I'm taking a short, somewhat experimental break from MyFitnessPal. After using it for so long, I'm pretty aware of what my daily calorie counts are, and know [...]

The Great Nesting List of 2013

  I mentioned in my previous post that I think Extreme Nesting Syndrome should be listed in the new DSM-V. It's a fact well known that a lady with a baby on the way has got to--urgently it feels--prepare her nest. This can look a million different ways for a million different women, but for [...]