ten things on a friday

December 11, 2015

liam hiding

I’ve had a cold for the past week. It’s been terrible! I wish I could just hide under some pillows like Liam is here. I rarely get sick so when it hits me I’m unprepared. I actually did take one day off work (which was lovely) but the rest of the week I’ve just been powering through.

I’m in major binge-mode with The Good Wife. I go home after work and watch an episode before picking up the kids because I can’t go a day without it. I’m only at the end of season one so I’m happy that I have plenty of material ahead of me.

juniper kitty

On my sick day I made boots and sewed two dresses for Juniper Kitty. I love her and am now ordering Basil Fox for Liam because he loves it just as much. I was very, very intimidated to sew the dress because I have never done clothing of any kind before, and I had heard that doll/children clothes are harder because they are smaller. I’m pleased to report that it was much simpler than I expected and now I’m even tempted to sew myself something.

The last part of Juniper Kitty’s outfit is a knitted cowl, and that is what I’m working on now. I had to re-learn how to knit (I used this website) but it came back to me pretty quickly. I think I’ll be done with the cowl by the end of the weekend, and it’s the perfect time of year to fall in love with knitting again.

in the heart of the sea

Also making me happy is that I’m reading a great book, In the Heart of the Sea. It is the true story that inspired Melville’s Moby-Dick (which I loved). I hear they are making a movie out of it, which is exciting. Although I never actually get around to seeing the movies that I want to see, so I don’t know why I’m excited, but I am.

meredith in the driveway

On the not-so-exciting side of things, Meredith is going through one of her difficult phases again. My thoughts are that she is very sensitive to sugar and lack of sleep, and we have given in to her demands too often for the sake of ending a tantrum. It’s time to not give in, and that process is ugly. But we are trying.

The countdown to Christmas using books has not been going too well (see above). There were too many tantrums happening so I put the books away. I love the idea of this tradition, but I don’t think I’ll try it again until the kids are more mature and have a regular bedtime routine (in their own beds, and they can go to sleep on their own).

And I am back to considering how to get both kids to sleep in their own beds. I’m wondering if a bunk bed would be fun for them. At the very least I think it’s time to turn the crib into a toddler bed; maybe Liam will sleep okay there and we can get Meredith into the twin bed.

it works hair skin nails

I’m interested in the supplements that people take. I currently just do a prenatal vitamin, but I want to add Omega-3. I heard that it can help people who identify as highly sensitive, plus all of its other benefits. I think I’m borderline for HSP (according to this test). Also, although my current haircut is cute and I wanted to try it, it’s too short for me. I feel better about myself when it’s shoulder-length and I can put it into a ponytail. That’s why I’m going to try the It Works Hair Skin Nails supplement which helps hair grow faster and thicker (which is great because mine is so fine). Everyone seems to love it.

What are your weekend plans? Tomorrow we are going to a Christmas show with all the cousins followed by lunch and gift exchange. Sunday we just have church stuff. I’d like to make a little more progress with Christmas shopping; I don’t have much more to go but it’s coming up quickly. After all these years of living in Houston I still find that it sneaks up on me when it’s in the 80’s during December. Yesterday evening we went to the park in shorts and t-shirts.

Happy Friday, friends!

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Comments on ten things on a friday

  1. 1

    From Nora:

    Sorry you’ve had a cold this week! It’s going around here, too. I’ve had a nagging cough for the last two weeks and while it’s better my doc said it can take up to four weeks to clear up. Ugh.

    Supplements I take: Vitamin C, Grapefruit Seed extract, turmeric, apple cider vinegar and a daily multi-vitamin. I swear by my Vitamin C & GSE; it helps me keep the colds away or if I do have one, double up on them makes it much shorter (at least, for me).

    Tomorrow eve, going on a holiday date with the hubs. I’m excited!

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    From Brittany Deal:

    I take a prenatal vitamin (because my nails have never been better than when I am taking it!), DIM supplement (to help with PMDD and regulate my hormones), and calcium. I take a spoonful of local honey with cinnamon every day (suppose to help with allergies and general sickness). I also make it my goal every day to get into direct sunlight for at least 15 minutes a day now that the days are getting colder and shorter. I definitely suffer from SAD and occasionally a Vitamin D deficiency but I’ve noticed a huge difference since making sure to get in the sun.

    I hadn’t heard that Omega-3s could help people who identify as highly sensitive. I might need to check that out!

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    From Melanie:

    The kitty and clothes turned out awesome! Once upon a time, I made a couple softies. :) Christmas always sneaks up on me, too! And I am taking refuge in my room right now from a 4-yr-old too tired tantrum. :)

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    From Sarah:

    I totally agree — Christmas seems to come so fast when it’s 80 degrees outside!

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