Saturday, November 27, 2010

Renewed

I didn't mean for it to be over a week since I blogged last.  I'm not sure what happened really other than illness and weather and holiday prep and a deep desire to sleep.  Still my blog is a place for me to share my thoughts and process my life and whether you noticed my absence or cared I still want to put the time into it.

We are at the ILs still, having come down on Thursday for the holiday.   Baby goat is napping the nap of several bad sleeping days (He just KNOWS when someone is having fun without him and woe to you if you try to put him to sleep during that time).  It is quite and peaceful and full of thankful family feelings.

Baby goat's great grandma is here and it is so lovely to see them enjoying several days together.  He is charming and loving and thinks the space to run and play at Grandmas is a wonderful thing.  He's picking up new words - most notably Auntie Emily now has a name - MiMi.  He turned 21 months yesterday and I'm blown away by the fact that a mere quarter of a year from now he'll be 2!  It is so strange, but I am loving the boy he is becoming.

It is strange to think how far our little family has come even in the last 6 months.  We've grown together and I am really loving my life right now.  Which isn't to say I don't get completely stressed out sometimes, particularly when responsibilities and illnesses and stuff collide together.

I finally got my CPAP machine this week and am slowly getting used to it.  I often find I've torn it off in the night with no recollection of it but I think I'm improving.  I'm still waiting to notice a huge change but hopeful as time passes and I get used to it the benefits will be apparent.

Thanksgiving is the start of the real holiday season for me and I'm really looking forward to this Christmas season with Edward.  We went out and splurged on a family advent wreath yesterday.  It is beautiful and I am looking forward to starting our family traditions with a child who is getting old enough to marvel in things.  ChristmasFest (at St. Olaf) and Christmas in Christ Chapel (at Gustavus) are next weekend and that will be a chance for us to get immersed in the music and majesty of the season too.

Plus my first big Christmas program is getting prepped at new church.  I have to admit it is a lot of work but I'm really looking forward to it.

As for my weight loss efforts I have decided to blog about it periodically and am still deciding whether or not that should be here or at a new place.  I've made a friend at new church and we are going to be accountable to each other - authentically and honestly real - about meeting our weight loss goals.  While I still don't have all the answers I'm starting to feel confident again in my ability to make successful strides in weight loss.

I never wrote about all I am thankful for this week but suffice to say I am overcome with thankfulness of the family, friends, communities and love I have in my life.  I count myself very very blessed.  (And full of food).  Happy Thanksgiving my friends.

5 comments:

krisgetshealthy said...

Glad to see you posting again. We all know real life comes first and illness in our families and ourselves takes priority over other things.Plus, it is your blog, to do at your leisure :)

From the sounds of things you had a lovely start to the holidays, aside from the nastyness of the sickness. Spending time with loved ones making memories and sharing laughter I am sure.

CPAP sleep therapy takes some time to get used to. I have been on it for over a year now, and I am back to taking mine off at night. In my case it is a signal that the pressure needs to be adjusted due to the weightloss . It works grat once you adjust to it though. I use a full-face style mask, and it literally blows my cheeks into chipmunk-face. It is funny to see! You will get used to it though, it just takes a bit of time.

I am glad to hear that you found someone to help you be accountable with your weightloss efforts. It always seems helpful when you can have someone to be honest and open with. An outside third party that can be objective that wont make you feel attacked when they suggest something.

I hope you have a magical wonderful Christmas season, Baby Goat is at a great age, I imagine that you are making the most wonderful memories!

The Marketing Mama said...

I notice when you get quiet, Liz. I'm glad you are okay and in a good place in your life right now. looking forward to how baby goat does with the holidays - I have a feeling he's gonna kinda love opening presents. :)

trishatfox said...

It's great to hear from you. You will love seeing the holidays through Baby Goat's eyes.

Marie said...

I missed you! So glad to see you back, Liz. Happy Thanksgiving.

Jon, Sara, Tyler, and Sophie said...

Oh, I love Christmas in Christ Chapel! Have fun!

Also, glad that you found someone to partner with on your weightloss journey. That is one thing that I wish I had, and much like you, I don't know that my family oriented blog is the place best fit for sharing the journey. Best of luck to you, Liz.