Birthday Unicorn

Posted by J on Thursday, April 26, 2012.
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Hand knit gift for my Middle Girlie on her 7th birthday. I knit this over four days! It was intense and these unicorns are pretty huge! I'm glad it got done and I think it turned out really cute. <3

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I'm feeling awful today, actually the past two days. I woke up nauseous, which hasn't happened to me in nearly two years, since my last flare.

You know where this is going right?

So now I'm getting upset that I'm going into a flare, we have plans to travel this weekend, I feel like crap. I'm nauseous, my stomach hurts, my head hurts, and I just want to sleep all day.

Confession: I've been cheating on my diet since Easter. Yes, since Easter. What have I been eating? Candy. Jelly beans and chocolate. I knew it was wrong while I was doing it. I only had "a couple pieces a day" and that's how I justified it. I would have been fine had I just had a couple of pieces on ONE day but every day for two weeks, well here we are now. Yesterday was the first day that I did not have an ounce of sugar and right now I'm probably going through withdrawals honestly, which accounts for the headache, and the stomach issues are probably due to a die off that is/going to occur. I'm a mess and I'm so pissed at myself!

I knew what I was doing was going to end up hurting me but I just kept doing it like an addict! I got cocky because I had felt good for so long!

I wrote that big long post about how I didn't want to jeopardize my health with candy, which is why I filled by basket with non-edible goodies, well that was true, but I just went ahead and dug through my kids baskets! This makes me a hypocrite, and if there's one thing I can not stand it's a hypocrite.

So I have a choice here, I can beat myself up about it (which I've been doing for the last two weeks, honestly) or I can stop and get back on track.  Hopefully I have not screwed myself up to the point where I need to start SCD completely over, I would like to still be able to enjoy a salad but if I can't right now, I know I'll get back to that point again.


candy buttons

Posted by J on Thursday, April 19, 2012. Filed under: , ,
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My middle girlie is turning 7 on Sunday. Saturday is her party and these candy buttons are for her birthday cake. I have a vision of what I want it to look like in my head. I hope it turns out the way I want it to, if not, no one will know anyway. I've found that's one of the best ways to do things. The buttons are vanilla flavored and even my littlest one (who is our picky eater) loves them. We're also making button lollipops all to go with our Lalaloopsy theme.  Speaking of my littlest girlie she hasn't been sleeping well lately. Right now as I'm typing this up she is sitting beside me curled into my hip at nearly 4 AM. She is wide awake and I guess I should be making her sit in the dark and try to get her to sleep but I'm letting her watch TV. I suppose she'll fall asleep when she's tired, soon I will turn something boring on and maybe that will get her to close those big blue eyes, but for right now, Little Bear is a soothing, quiet cartoon so I'm perfectly okay with her watching it. Tomorrow (or I suppose later on today...) there will be more lollipop making and crafting to prepare for the party. I'm also taking middle girlie to get her nails done and then we'll go shopping for the food we need for the party. I can't believe she's going to be 7.

My Easter Basket

Posted by J on Monday, April 2, 2012. Filed under: , ,
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Easter is this weekend! What?

Every year when I was little, my family would gather at my Great Grandma's house. We'd have a huge Easter Egg hunt, we'd fly kites, and we'd eat pie. I don't remember having any actual food there (I'm sure there was) I just remember the pie, so many kinds of pie.

So for the past couple years we've invited my cousin and her three kids over to have an egg hunt with my three. I filled over 200 eggs (bought the candy after Valentine's day and stashed it, hey I'm cheap). The yard was littered with brightly colored eggs, they looked like candy scattered in the grass. I love that. It reminds of me Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. It was so.cold. and wet and muddy but no one cared and we had a great time. I hope we can keep doing it year after year.

Even though we are adults now, my mom still always gives my brother and I (and my dad) Easter Baskets. The past couple years has been difficult for me when it comes to candy-sentric holidays I can't actually eat that stuff (sugar) so last year I made my own baset filled with body wash and yarn, it was last minute and I just used things I found around the house. It was cute and I was glad I had something to sit on the table with the other baskets, I hate feeling left out but I'm not willing to risk my health for some chocolate.

This year I started early! This is what I have for my basket so far:

Lemon Vanilla body wash and lotion from Bath and Body Works

OPI New York City Ballet Collection Minis 
Lemon Honey Sticks (picked these up at Wegmans) 

I might pick up a few more things, I'll post a pic when it's all packed up though!