Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Umm, Happy Birthday, isn't it?

Jonas turned three yesterday, but I thought the date was Jan 11th until about 5 pm, and so I wasn't telling him he turned three all day or singing happy birthday to him at odd times or anything to make it a special day. Then we realized that there was a fam-demic stomach virus in our midst, and so we didn't even eat cupcakes or blow out candles. Lousy birthday for him.

But now their ages are easy to remember again- 9,7,5,3.

I'm not a good birthday mom. I want to be, but not as much as other things, apparently.

With the fam-demic, Eli was the worst, so I pulled the toddler bed mattress into our room and looked around for a place to set it up. Unfortunately, we'd cleaned up our living room/play room and a lot of stuff got dumped in our bedroom. So I was blocked by a big pile of empty boxes, some boxes of kids'school mementos that I have no idea what I'll ever do with, a basket of laundry, a basket just of unmatched sock, an assortment of socks on the floor that had been flung from the sock basket and never returned, some books, lesson manuals, etc. I promised to work on cleaning it up today, but blog first! Right? I mean, don't tell, okay? This is our little secret.

I'm ready to be organized. And that means throwing stuff away. And that means taking the time to sort through things. Which I like having done, but not the doing.

And I'm ready to lose weight. I've done well before on "The Eat to Live Diet" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman and think it's the best choice for health, too. A pound of raw (lots of leafy green) and a pound of cooked veggies and a cup of beans, plus some flaxseed, and 4-5 pieces of fruit a day. Trust me, you don't get hungry eating like that.

These aren't exactly resolutions, because I make resolution type decisions on roughly a monthly basis. Yes, I get off-track that easily. But anyway, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New year, and can you believe it is 2010? Let me check that date in my planner. Now where did I put it again? It was right here a second ago...


  1. A POUND of raw veggies? A day? Are you serious?

    So I heard a good idea once to save your kids artwork, scan it, and make it into a photo book. No more loose papers etc.

    And SORRY about the lousy birthday. That totally sucked. Hopefully you'd made it up to him by now?

  2. I'm serious. You get really full and lose 1/2 pound a day...if you can stick to the plan. You go through sugar and white flour detox, and then, if you are like me, you are in control of your appetite for the first time in a long time.

    And I haven't made it up to Jojo yet. Soon...

  3. Sorry about the lousy birthday!

    I don't know much about losing weight, though I am trying to eat less and exercise. I think eating more vegetables and healthy things would help me!