Can you believe that it’s the last day of March already?! I really can’t. Maybe it’s because I spent most of the month absolutely too sick to move. Possible flu (didn’t have myself tested) and strep throat was no joke and I lost some steam with reading because of how poorly I was feeling. It’s rather unfortunate that I got sick in March. My family had planned our first get together since Christmas (we’ve all been too sick!) and my birthday was going to be a good excuse as any to fellowship. Unfortunately, I got very sick on my birthday. To be born on St. Patrick’s Day, I truly do not have the luck of a leprechaun.
All joking aside, this past week, I finally started feeling slightly human again. In fact, it was the first time in two weeks that I felt even semi-alive so I had to take a selfie to send to my husband. Anyone that knows me, knows that I am not a selfie queen and rarely take pics. So, I feel like I have to mention it in the blog. You know how it is—pics or it didn’t happen. It’s also an opportunity to show off the fact that I’m finally back to my pre-pregnancy size. It only took me three years but who’s keeping track. 37lbs if anyone is wondering. I didn’t use supplements or anything either. Just clean eating and following a really awesome program called Trim Healthy Mama. Not too bad for a 35-year-old mama of six, ehh? Okay, sorry, that sounded conceited for just a moment. I’m just surprised at how well this way of eating works! Don’t worry, I’m not trying to sell you anything.
Since I’m on the topic of the kids, I’ll give a quick little personal update on them. My oldest girl had a check up with genetics regarding her Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome diagnosis. She’s doing better about not dislocating things thanks to physical therapy. Having said that, she has more pain due to her knee tracking to the left and softening the surface tissue. She’s also developed a racing heart in the past year and next week we’re going for an official test to see if she has a condition called POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome).
The littlest girl (age 3) was fitted for new orthotics for her legs. At 18 months old, during a fitting, the orthotist forgot to put a barrier between her skin and the cast. The result was that a cast saw seared her little baby leg open, resulting in five stitches. Orthotics fittings always feel so intense now. She panics and so do I. I’m glad it’s over. She and I picked out a zebra print for her new braces. Maybe I’ll blog a few updates if I feel so inclined. That is, if anyone even cares.
In other news, I started trying my hand at telling a story using my sims. No, I’m not an author. Did you notice my grammar? Yeah, no. But, it’s been a lot of fun so far. If you want to drop by my sims blog to follow along. I just thought I’d throw that out there in case any of my lovely readers happen to be simmers. If you had no clue what I just said…sorry.
Anyway, I’m sure most of you are here to see what I’ve reviewed this month. So, I’ll stop yabbering at you and get right into that. Isn’t that a cool word? Yabbering? I’m sure it isn’t really a word but my friend Fizzy says it and I’ve shamelessly stolen it from her. Right along with her awesome life mantra, “If life gives you gravy. Make biscuits.” If you guys don’t follow her yet, you should. She’s a hoot. You can find her here.
There I go again. I might as well get on with it before half of my followers unfollow me for this slightly rambling post. Again, sorry! Movin’ right along…
New in March
- [2 Mar] Life After E.L.E. Blog Tour
- [7 Mar] For Love and Honor by Jody Hedlund ★★★★★
- [9 Mar] An Amish Home by Beth WisemanAmy ClipstonKathleen FullerRuth Reid ★★★½
- [13 Mar] Life After E.L.E. by J.C. Morrows|Book Review ★★★½
- [16 Mar] When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner ★★★★★
- [20 Mar] The Imposter by Suzanne Woods Fisher ★★★★
- [22 Mar] God Loves Mommy and Me by Bonnie Rickner Jensen ★★★★★
- [27 Mar] The Illusionist's Apprentice by Kristy Cambron ★★★★★
- [31 Mar] Her Secret by Shelley Shepard Gray ★★★½
- [31 Mar] Monthly Wrap Up: March 2017
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