Friday, May 18, 2012

7 Quick Takes


 I'm joining in on the fun with this whole 7 quick takes thingy.  It seems like a good way to have a regular blog post that doesn't take much pre-thinking or editing.  Hopefully I'll be able to stick to it.  Thanks, Jen, for hosting! 


I have absolutely no motivation today.  A day of staying in my pajamas sounds fabulous, but it won't help groceries appear in my fridge/pantry.  Someone send me a kick in the rear end to get started!

I took a bit of a break from my Friday weigh-ins during our Lenten sicknesses and then our month of visitors.  I finally stepped back on the scale today, and am pleased to report that it's still moving in the right direction.  Since January 2011 when I started this "getting healthy" journey, I've managed to lose 41.5 pounds!


We gave in a few weeks ago and bought a juicer.  I've been juicing every day for at least one meal (mostly breakfast), and I can say that I am now truly and completely addicted.  Who knew that drinking your meals could be this much fun?  And this yummy?!?!


It seems to be peach season here - or at least the starting of.  I'm a dork, and have been looking forward to this season since before we moved to the desert.   I'm going to take the boys peach picking on Tuesday, and I think I'm more excited than they are!  I'll be sure to post pictures....


It's apparently another season here in good old Arizona:  allergy season.   I've never had to deal with allergies before, and I can tell you that I am NOT enjoying dealing with them now.  I've tried a couple different OTC allergy meds, and I'm sorry to say that the only one that seems to even remotely work is good ol' plain Benadryl.   So if you run into me somewhere, or call, or email and get a very incoherent, slightly drugged out response....I'm sorry.  When whatever I'm allergic to stops blooming, try again.  I probably won't remember our earlier interaction by that point.


And last, but not least, be sure to go and check out our giveaway on our adoption blog!  We've had an amazing donor give us a discontinued American Girls doll, and she could be going home to you tomorrow!   There's a really good chance that she will be yours, if you just go to the blog and follow the eligibility rules.  Check it out! 


  1. #2 - Safeway delivery.

    #6 - Bendaryl is my best friend. It doesn't make me groggy, though, because I live off of it. lol

    PS. LOVE YOU! lol

  2. Haha, Kara, you made my morning.

    Going to check out delivery options now...

  3. I got allergies this year too! (First time in my life I've ever had them...) I take generic Claritin (you can get a year's supply at Sam's Club for $11) and that seems to stave off the worst of it, thankfully.