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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Precious moments

Here is a precious moment that I caught on camera this evening:

Every night either Tyler or myself reads Anna stories - well, whenever Tyler is home, he reads to her (because he's not home every night due to school) and I read to her the other nights. It is so precious to see the man I love reading to the daughter I love. What more could a wife/mama ask for?

We're still in the process of moving rooms. What's that you say? What's taking so long?? Yeah, well, I had no idea it would take this many days to change rooms but in addition to just moving the furniture that was in the rooms, we are trying to sell a bedroom set, Tyler made shelves in the closets, and we've moved our living room couches upstairs. (FYI - if you come to visit, there's currently nowhere to sit downstairs). We're still looking for a pair of couches to put downstairs. We're looking for an inexpensive but sturdy (preferably TALL) set of sofa/love seat. I hope it won't be long before we find something - my problem is that I don't have a lot of patience, so I need to be careful that I don't just purchase the first thing I see - but wait for the right set. Anyone have some nice couches for sale? (and live in OH?)

Church was wonderful today. Choir practice went extremely well. I'm very impressed with the choir here - they are excellent sight readers. (meaning they can read/learn new choir pieces easily). I really love my ward.

Tomorrow I will begin a renewed effort to return to South Beach Diet phase 1. I've been living it up (food-wise) for the past month or so and I'm positive that I've gained some weight - if not all that I lost last year. It's depressing to think about it, but it's a fact I need to face. I want to implement healthy eating habits for myself and my family. I need all the support I can get. If any of you are pursuing a healthy eating plan for yourself or your family - let me know. We can support and uplift one another. My plan is to be on the SBD phase 1 and exercise 3-5 times a week. I have a yoga tape and will walk outside, if the weather permits. I'm ready to be healthy and I feel optimistic that once I lose a good amount of weight - that we'll finally be able to realize having more children.

Speaking of my reproductive anatomy (now that's a great opening line, eh?), I'm not sure what's going on down there. My period should have started last Sunday. I took a pregnancy test: negative. I've been very regular that past few months - 4 week cycles, to the DAY. So this whole week - no period. With each day my anticipation was growing - could I finally be pregnant?! Was it possible? Yesterday I took another pregnancy test: negative. I still haven't's so hard being a woman.


Saquel25 said...

Hang in there Jill. One of my New Year resolutions was to exercise every day and so far I have been on target aside from Sundays of course and this Saturday but I was busy with a doctors appointment and toilet training. If you ever decide to join the Y again I would be there every day as well! I am also committed to eat only whole grains and keep off the sweets during the week. If you need a sounding board I'm available.

Melisa said...

Where do you get tapioca pearls? I want to get some big fat ones like we had at a Thai place awhile ago. I can only find the tiny ones at the grocery store.

I'll do better at posting to my weight blog. I really need to work on it.

Does this mean you no longer have a guest room? Would guests still be welcome? ;)

Kathey said...

Your body might be reacting to all the STRESS you've had in your life lately--especially your dad's illness and having to be away from your family.

I think I remember you saying that the room upstairs will be a combination guest/family room, right? It sounds fabulous. Is that the only room upstairs? (We saw only the downstairs when we were there.)

AND--it's a new year and a fresh start on South Beach. You Go Girl!

Love, Kathey