I’ve been worked to the bone over here in all areas of life – my brain is about to explode, so all of my updates are super condensed for efficiency!
The Paleo eating didn’t last too long. I love the way that I feel while doing it, but my lifestyle is really too hard to manage on it. I don’t have time to plan meals, or plan ahead consistently. I do like the idea of incorporating more meals like this in my life, but I can’t do it 100% of the time. I barely make it through each day alive, I can’t be thinking about if there was dairy in that quick meal I just ate.
We got a CRV. I’m waiting to love it, but it’s been over a week now and I would say that I feel very Just Ok about it. When I drive it, it just feels like a Mom Mobile and it sort of crushes me… so I just embraced that feeling and stuck H’s school magnet on the back! It was the most practical decision we have made in 5 years together, and practical is not always fun.
By a friend’s recommendation, I picked up some new skin care products to try and deal with my acne. The line is by Dermalogica and I really love it – I use the Precleanse, Clearing Skin Wash, and Overnight Clearing Gel. I haven’t loved a skin product in a long time, not since Kate Somerville’s Exfolikate. My acne is still there, but way less pronounced and I’m not embarrassed to leave the house anymore, so that’s a big improvement over a couple months ago.
We’re trying to re-home our dog, and honest to God – nobody will take her. First we tried to do it through people we knew, and friends of friends to make sure she went somewhere really good. Then we expanded that, and now we’re contacting shelters. Like, not even shelters will take her. How crazy is that? She has issues, but the main reason we need to re-home her is because of H’s allergies, so it’s not like she’s biting people or eating cats for breakfast.
I made a couple batches of Chex Muddy Buddies – you know that recipe on the side of the box that’s like: chocolate chips melted with peanut butter and powdered sugar mixed in with the cereal. I think that I’ve probably eaten like an entire box on my own. It is so effing addictive. Recommendation: don’t do it or you will never stop making them and eating them. It is not Paleo and you will get fat! Ok maybe not the fat part, but I keep trying to threaten myself with that, and it turns out that I don’t care.
H has a sinus infection with fever. Abe has a sinus infection. Dog has an infected butt gland. H has itchy eczema and an incoming tooth. Abe has a foot and knee problem so he can’t walk. Dog is smelly and rude. Both parents are ultra stressed and tired. That sums up the household!