Friday, March 30, 2012

Where's the cinnamon bears?!!

Looking at the calendar I see that we are about 5 days away from closing on the house. To be honest I am totally freaking out!!!! Granted it's kind of what I do in these situations. DH is really good at making the overall plan and letting me know where things need to be and when they need to be ready, but that usually leaves all the logistics to me. Normally not a bad thing as I do the planning thing well. But dealing with the number of people that one has to deal with and the amount of information that is required to get a house to the closing stage it seems like there is always a half dozen things that need to be taken care of. On top of all the regular things that need to be taken care of in a household of 4. . . I know people who would probably handle this much better than me and have their kids totally organized, but I think this is why I'm only supposed to have 2 kids.

On the exercise front I'm doing good. I signed up for a half marathon on the 9th of June in downtown. I'm really excited about it but I'm also nervous because I have a TON of training to do before I will feel close to ready for that. But my mileage is going up weekly and with the weight training I've been doing I feel like I'm getting fitter overall than I have been in a long time. I'll just have to plan a really cute outfit to run in! (New outfits make everything better). I've also lost 5.5 lbs so far. The food side of things is still where I struggle. I feel better since giving up all the flour, pasta and rice, but I still love candy. I am very picky about the candy I eat, I am head-over-heals for chewy candy; gummy bears, cinnamon bears, etc., those are my favorites! If I could break myself away from those I think I'd be doing a bit better. Not that I like to make excuses, but it does get harder to train when you've been technically sick for the last 7 weeks or so. . .

In the middle of January I went to the Dr. after being sick since before Christmas and found out that I was sicker than I though I was. She gave me a couple weeks of antibiotics and said that she hoped it would take care of everything. I'm not sure whether it did or didn't but a few weeks ago I was sick again (not sure if it was the initial infection that was not cleared up or another issue), have another sinus infection and am about to finish a 3 week course of antibiotics. I think that this infection was caused by my allergies, thank you early summer! I really do love this warm weather but this issues that it creates with my immune system are just ridiculous. Unfortunately it's not just my immune system that is going berserk. A couple weeks ago L started acting out really bad, through trial and error we figured out that he was having asthma issues and needed his inhaler a couple times a day. After a week of that his eyes were turning so red by the end of the day that he looked like he'd been at Dead Festival all week. After a call to his pediatrician and picking up some more allergy meds, L is doing much better. Today was the first day in more than a week that he got through the whole day with NO TIMEOUTS, none. It was amazing quite frankly. I had to call my own Dr. and get some stronger allergy meds of my own, but they seem to be working so I'm happy about that. I do have a really hard time with L having all of these issues. . . On the one hand I can recognize when he's having issues and it's easier for me to pick out what some of the issues are, but the reason that I can figure them out so easily is that I have the same issues. It seems that he has inherited my "Autoimmune Tri-fecta" (as one of my Dr.'s called it) of asthma, allergies and eczema. Makes me feel a bit guilty really, as if I could have done something different and saved him from much of the hassle that these issues can cause. . . Guess all I can to is make sure he understands that he has to have good health insurance!

So, like I said I'm a little stressed and it's probably starting to show. If my hair ever grew out far enough without me coloring it, it would probably be grey. . . If it actually did grow out that way, I could just leave it and make a statement!


  1. oh Kari, things in a week will be so different. you seem to have the stamina you need at all the right times and what a blessing a steady, sure-footed husband can be. we're going to miss you guys terribly.

  2. p.s.) this is Andre'a, not James. that would be weird if he were writing this to you. :)