It’s Always Something

by Amy on October 21, 2011

Here’s the good news…..

business and life are good.

Here’s the bad…

it leaves little time for the pursuit of hobbies or blogging.

Oh well, as long as the kids are happy and healthy and we are all happy together, that’s really all that matters!

Till the next time I blog (which hopefully will be before 2012)…. I hope anyone who finds my little personal spot here on the net, enjoys this post I wrote a while back and just recently stumbled upon….

It’s always something!

Today marks my oldest son’s 9th birthday. The memories of being pregnant, childbirth and our first few days together are forever etched in my mind as some of the best, if not THE best, moments of my life. And even if I knew then what I know now, I would, to the amazement of many, (I’m sure), still do it all over again.

Today, in the category of “it is always something”, I had the distinct opportunity of calling our veterinarian only to be honored with the  “weird vet call of the day” award. You see, while preparing the afterschool snack ritual, I found my son’s extended release ritalin on the floor, crushed and spread all over the tile. Fortunately, school is over, he had a good day and didn’t drive his teacher too crazy. Unfortunately, we have a 4 month old kitten.

Are you getting the picture yet?  A kitten on ritalin is not a good thing (although it is hard for this writer to contain her laughter). Kittens are hyper enough as it is, the last thing they need is a stimulant!  Imagine the kitten gleefully swinging from the ceiling fan, jumping onto the TV and then on top of the laptop. Repeat this scene several times, in fast forward, and you may just have the image of a kitten on ritalin.

The news from the vet is not good.  Possible side effects range from hyperactivity to seizures. So, now I am faced with the decision — cancel my son’s birthday dinner with Grandma because we may need to monitor the kitten or assume the kitten didn’t eat enough of it to cause damage and go forward as planned.

You see, it is always something. Nothing is ever as it seems and rarely are plans made and kept without some alternate scenario to consider.  Today it happens to be a possibly extra, super hyper kitten. Tomorrow quite possibly vomitting. One never knows…..

Oh the joys of Motherhood!


It’s a new day….

by Amy on May 20, 2011

Better late than never….

It’s never too late….

Today is the first day of the rest of your life….

There are so many little adages about being late, having forgotten to or simply gotten to busy to do what you set out to do and starting a new.  So today, I forgive myself for having neglected my blog and for having fallen off my weight loss journey.

And today I start anew.

As a quick update for a my one or two readers (thank you very much!), I did great through mid-March. I lost 30 lbs total and then Spring Break, my mom visited, work got busy, Easter and “the right foods aren’t in the house” set in. Obviously these are a string of no good excuses.

And viola, here it is almost June and I have completed neglected my attempt at losing weight and having a healthy life style. Obviously th

I do eat less carbohydrates than when I originally started this but not few enough to control my blood sugar and stave off the hypoglycemic headaches.  My headaches have returned on a far more frequent basis than I want to admit.  It is a direct result of me not eating what  my body needs, not getting enough sleep and in general an unbalanced lifestyle dominated by work rather than what makes my heart tick – the kids and Dave.

Time to shake it up, get back on track and showing up (not in a literal being their kind of way but rather the figurative, being me kind of way) for my family. Today’s a new day, a new beginning and I claim it for me, Dave and our 3 little nuts!


Back to Work Monday

January 3, 2011

Day 3:  I knew today would be a challenge going back to work full-time again after the holiday break but I didn’t expect it to also be filled with an unexpected trip to the doctor with Aidan.  All’s well but it seriously ate into my ability to walk and get outside with the kids this [...]

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Interval Walking

January 2, 2011

Day 2:  Today I started the interval walking of the South Beach Diet Super Charged regime.  I decided to do it on the treadmill since hubby was working on a new screen door and other errands and I could at least listen for the kids while walking.   I did 20 minutes and felt great afterwards. [...]

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Starting A New in 2011

January 1, 2011

I think the best way to show my intentions for 2011 is via a layout I created today. At the end of 2011 I hope to look dramatically thinner than I do in the small photo above. But more so even than that, I hope to look back on a year spent focusing on the [...]

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New Year’s Commitment

December 28, 2010

It’s that time of the year, the time when everyone starts thinking about resolutions, commitments for the new year and wiping the slate clean and giving it a try again. I have done this many a time.  This year is a little different however.  I started on a path in the Fall that puts me [...]

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Healthy Mom: At Home Cholesterol Test

February 9, 2010

Yes, such a thing exists. I have not had my cholesterol checked since before Aidan was born 9 years ago and feel like it is high time. So today when I was at Walgreen’s I saw CholesTrak, a home cholesterol test and grabbed it. Now before I get comments about how I can’t expect this [...]

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Heart Disease Doesn’t Just Kill Men!

February 7, 2010

Have you noticed how many television ads for cholesterol lowering drugs feature men?  I’ve been searching my memory for an ad that features a women and sadly I can’t think of one. Yet, heart disease is the number one cause of death for women. Let me say that again. Heart disease is the number one [...]

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Happy Mom: Things to be happy about

February 7, 2010

Tonight was date night. Date nights are always spectacular. A time to be with my hubby that we can talk freely about anything we want, actually be able to finish a sentence and simply focus on each other for a change.  Since our now 15 year love affair started in a bookstore, it is common [...]

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Healthy Mom Happy Kids: Getting Started!

February 6, 2010

Obviously this is a new blog! I am getting ready to throw myself full throttle into a 30 day mom heart healthy and weight loss challenge with my friend @Tracy_Roberts. Over the weekend I’ll be designing the site, creating a nice header and look and adding lots of content! I do hope you will come [...]

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