JUDY FROM THE BLOCK

JUDY FROM THE BLOCK

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Retro wifey, mommy to a princess, editor, PETA fanatic, and I Love Lucy!

Monday, January 10, 2011

355 DAYS TO GO....

I've never been a big fan of the "New Years Resolution" thing.  Probably because, for me anyway, I NEVER lived up to one that I made.  Oh sure, I have good intentions when I say it.....but then, LIFE HAPPENS!

The truth is nobody knows what the New Year will bring for any of us, so all we can do is take it day by day and hope that we are healthy, a little wiser, a little stronger, and certainly have good fortune.  Not just in MY household, but in EVERY household. 

Of course, if you read my last blog, our December 2010 wasn't exactly the best ending to our year!  Bug was hospitalized and diagnosed with diabetes; we had $3000 dollars worth of jewelry stolen from us; Bug was off from work for a whole month; and, I've been swamped with full-time work, full-time mommy'in, and part-time lawyer'in (on a side note, I've come to realize I just may have "attorney at law" after my name before it's all said and done...LOL)! 

So, I guess with all my crazy "I Love Lucy" life, probably the most suffering and abuse in December has been to my poor house....well, so I was told.  As my BFF so politely pointed out to me last weekend when she was here, I believe she said something to the effect of, I've never not seen your house "tidy."  SAY WHAT?  Why would she say such a horrible thing to me?  Ohhhhh, maybe it was the 15 loads of laundry I had, the dishes from that morning still were in the sink, baby toys everywhere, walkers, teddy bears, pacifiers, a pee-pee diaper that only made it "half way" to the trash, a little dust on the coffee table?  After looking around, I realized, she was right!!!

Now lets not go there about why isn't Bug doing these things why he is off from work.  SERIOUSLY, lets not go there!  His job description in his mind is to watch the baby, feed the baby, watch TV with the baby, take a nap with the baby, and go outside and play with the baby.  Y'ALL GET IT?


It had been awhile since I saw vaccuum marks!
This weekend, I took the time out to "tidy" my house once again, get the laundry done, all that good stuff, only to realize that when you have a 15-month-old, IT'S JUST NOT GONNA HAPPEN!  This 15-month-old has won, I cannot compete with her! 

All the rooms in the house are starting to look like this!

So, it got me to thinking that we have so much stuff that she has absolutely outgrown like toys, clothes, shoes, etc., I decided to put some things on CraigsList.  In the first day, the first person wanted her baby Jordans.  Naturally that would be the first thing to go, something that didn't take up so much room to begin with.  I had two cases of newborn diapers, that was the second thing to go.  Again, come on peoples buy the BIG STUFF like her swing, and bouncy chair, her gym-boree, walkers, high chair (she got a new one), Exersaucers.  Instead, they call about shoes and diapers.  Man, I got good stuff here!!  Worse comes to worse, we will just have a garage sale I guess, but in the meantime we will see what happens on CraigsList.  Here's a few of my listings:

https://post.craigslist.org/manage/2121106547/?button_edit=edit
https://post.craigslist.org/manage/2137996256/?button_edit=edit
https://post.craigslist.org/manage/2121126203/?button_edit=edit

Doing all this reminded me of just how big Destini is getting.  I just cannot believe it when I look at her sometimes.  After she turned 1, it seems like she went through a real growing spurt!  With that being said, she has finally, finally taken her first steps and is on the road to walking.  She can be a little lazy when she wants to, but every day she is getting better and better and is walking farther and farther by herself. 



HER'S A BIG GIRL NOW...



Now that she's on the move, the old "putting her toys in front of her door to keep her from crawling out" is officially OVER!  She's on to that and can climb all over everything!


Can you say baby gait?
HA HA, who's in the pokey now?
WOW, let's talk about Mr. Camel's weight loss!  I really did see how big we were both getting and I guess the diabetes should have been a huge wake up call for both us.  His weight loss, however, has been phenomenal.  And this really is him just eating more grilled foods, more fruit and salads, NO soda at all, very little starches (not completely though), and very little sugars.  And, walking!  I am really proud of him that he has taken this seriously and it means something to him to make a change.  Any of us who have struggled with weight loss knows it really is one of the hardest things to do is to lose the weight. 

I have a before and after snapshot for you just so you can see how much he has lost:

BEFORE!
AFTER!!


Grilled hake with steamed veggies...he loves it!

Bug's not big on "raw" fruit as much as he is canned fruit, which is not the best choice for a diabetic.  I, however, did a little shopping around and found some awesome fruit.  I just make him pour out the syrup.  It's organic, so much healthier too.  But listen, I could sit here and go on and on about this fruit, but you really need to go get you some of these, especially the peaches and strawberries.  THIS FRUIT MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH!




I FOUND THESE BEAUTIES AT SMART AND FINAL!

He had a followup doctor appt this last Friday.  After some blood work comes back, it is possible that he might get to be taken off the insulin and on to a pill.  I so hope for him that this will be the case!  He's really working hard!  And now that he is back to work and on the road all day, I hope those tempting fast food restaurants wont be calling his name...DON'T SUCCUMB HONEY!

Well after waiting over a month, IT finally arrived!  Through my Christmas present was late, it was worth the wait.  I am so happy with it and pretty to look at too!


Pay no attention to the mess on my coffee table...

Great heat output...and just darn pretty to look at!

Well, I guess I can say that so far 2011 is going along A-OK.  Of course it's only January 10, which means we have 355 days left to go this year.  Here's to a great 355 days....

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