Friday, January 13, 2012

Quick Takes: Sinus edition

While trying to get back on a million bandwagons (organization, writing, good diet, etc.), I wanted to make this blog a bit more active.  Welcome to my attempt!  These quick takes are a bit mundane, but at least they are something!

1.  The doctor told me I need to lose weight fast, for health reasons and our hope to TTC for #2.  I'm trying to decide between a medically supervised shake diet or Weigh.t Watchers online. It's an uphill battle.

2.  After getting through November and December with no illness, a sinus infection has hit my husband and me simultaneously.  Good times.  Good medicine.

3.  It's hard to read with a one-year-old around, so the Kin.dle has been my friend.  I can read little snippets of books here and there as well as switch between titles.  Very convenient!  It sure beats keeping my books out of grabbing range.

4. Blood Test Buddy and I discovered Pil.ates during December. It's helped my cramps and breathing. .  I absolutely stink at Yoga (picture a zebra trying to do a down.ward dog) so this class is a nice compromise.

5.  Our new friend during the cold winter days is our local Gym.boree.  KB has really enjoyed the weekly classes.  Most of all, I enjoy going to a place where she can play freely indoors.

6. While I'm on the subject of reading, these two titles are on my spiritual reading list: The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers and Saints for Catholic Moms.  Don't miss Saints on Call, written by my friend Christine.  I plan to devote a future blogpost to her awesome prayerbook.

7.  My favorite scent from Bath.and.Body.Works is Stress Relief.  The gel and scrub have made my shower smell so good.  For an added bonus, the Eucalyptus Spearmint aroma has helped clear my lungs and sinuses.

Hope you have a great weekend!


Sew said...

do you have trouble loosing weight even on a diet?

Becky said...

Love the Stress Relief and have used it for years :) Hope you and hubby get to feeling better soon! Also, we need to get our little ones together for a play date soon!

Jenny said...

Oh how I hate hate hate sinus infections. And I hear you about the uphill weight battle. I will be praying for you! And your kid is seriously too cute! :)

WheelbarrowRider said...

Cute pictures! I hope you guys feel better, it is hard when you are sick at the same time. My cycles are finally back, and I am trying to blog more frequently again...

JellyBelly said...

I am addicted to the Eucalyptys Spearmint room spray from Bath & Body Works!

Feel better soon!

Suzie-Q T-Pie said...

aww I hope you feel better soon! I have a really hard time losing weight, and found that if I can actually stick to it the weight watchers worked for me, but also cutting waaaaayyyy back on carbs did the trick.
I'll have to check out some of those books. are they avail on the kindle> ?

Lena said...

Diets, diets everywhere, and not a pound I lose. Wait, this isn't my blog. : )

I sent a prayer up for sinus infection healing for you.

Percolating Petals said...

You ladies rock! Thanks for the prayers! I went to the doc today and found out this is an upper resp. infection. Glad it's not contagious! @Suzie: I know the first two books are on the Kindle, not sure about Saints on Call. I will check!

Great to see so many fellow StressRelief fans too. And Becky, we must get together soon once I actually get well. :)