Evidence of a successful day πŸ’ͺ🏻 Washing my toddler-fied pants in the sink, getting out all the paint, shaving cream, sparkles, boogers and who knows what else πŸ˜‚
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" - Hippocrates ⚜️ . . . . Not making many gains with this whole eating thing so far πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ I made these lunches on Sunday, measured carefully, counted calories and checked out nutrition stats βœ”οΈ Everyday this week I've packed one, brought it to work, and at the end of the day - unpacked it back into the fridge, untouched πŸ‰πŸ₯ You can count the calories & nutrients but they don't help until they get into your body πŸ˜‚
A couple hooligans enjoying the sunset 🌞
Getting to the bottom of these port issues, once and for all πŸ’‰ Step One: Get rid of blood clots πŸ’ͺ🏻 Which requires a med to sit in my line for an hour, so I got the ok to go for a walk while I wait πŸ™ŒπŸ»
My apprentice showing off his work πŸ˜‚ Little photography lesson at dinner with G & Pap πŸ‘΅πŸ»πŸ‘΄πŸΌ
Woke up to this picture on Timehop of my boys & I 😍 This is a day I never thought I'd see πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ“ // Seven years ago this pale AF babyface dropped out of high school; I was 14 years old 😳 A little under three years later, at 16, I earned that diploma πŸ’ͺ🏻 I honestly would like to say it was a brutal fight - because I know it was πŸ‘ŠπŸ» But, I was so sick during that time that I have very little memory of those three years, mostly just pictures & stories πŸŽ“
Got down on my yoga mat this evening but couldn't get back up 😳 This is going to be a long process πŸ˜‚ I can finally stand upright without crying so #progress. 😭 But really need to stretch from being all curled up the past few days πŸ’ͺ🏻
I made it outside today! 🌞 I pushed myself to get up & pace at least once each hour today, and let me tell ya, it was not easy 😳 Starting to move a little easier each time πŸ’ͺ🏻
I seriously get myself into some of the craziest situations πŸŒ€Long story aside - I have acquired 32 baby chickens AND the responsibility of finding a home, or a couple homes, for them πŸ˜³πŸ˜§πŸ˜‚ So if anyone is in need of an itty bitty (free) chicken, let me know - I'll even deliver them πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯
Goal #2 ( #1 was keeping down water but already nailed that) post-op: walking independently πŸ‘£ This is tricky for me, since I'm used to being super active & running each day, but I have several incisions in my belly and the surgeon had to cut through abdominal muscles to get to where he was going πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€βš•οΈ So far I've made it a few meters at a time πŸ™ŒπŸ» Reminding myself to take it slow, but also not taking a break from kicking ass πŸ’ͺ🏻
Home bound πŸ™ŒπŸ» Lost an organ & gained a button πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ I've got my work cut out for me, but focusing on the good stuff πŸ’ͺ🏻 (like wearing real clothes 😳)
Impromptu trip over the Sagamore πŸŒ‰ Checking some things off the (never ending) to-do list, grabbed lunch (frozen lemonade for me πŸ˜‹) & a car nap 😴
Packing my overnight bag & going through my pre-op checklist, making this feel real for the first time πŸ₯ I've spent the past couple of weeks keeping myself too busy to get anxious about surgery, so today I'll let myself freak out 😳 I've gotten more sickly & lost quite a bit of weight over these past couple weeks, it'll be a good to get this over with, just trying to convince myself of that πŸ˜‚
{Swipe Left} Thinking of all the women who have kept this crazy crew kicking over the past twenty something years πŸ‘©πŸΌπŸ‘±πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‘΅πŸ» We are beyond lucky to have a family like ours, thank doesn't quite sum it up 😘 // Happy Mother's Day to all the mums out there, those taking the role as mums, and those eagerly awaiting their turn to be a mum 🌷
Little B went through Jacobie withdrawals today, (they seriously are the best of friends), so we had to go through pictures to find him ✈️ While Jacobie is living it up in Antigua, it's creepy & quiet in this house without him 😳
{Swipe Left} All by 4 o'clock, we had played outside, some sensory play, painted, yoga, hockey, hide and seek & took a bath, now we're snoozing with a full belly 😴 Mind you, I got home from work at 1:30 πŸ˜‚
"Careful Ro-ie ...careful... careful" πŸ˜‚ I guess I tell him to be careful too much 😘
Hanging out with my favorite guys πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ‘¨πŸ»πŸ‘΄πŸΌ