Pinterest Win: Pool Noodle Bed Bumpers

Pool Noodles FTW!

Our 2-year-old has recently transitioned to a twin bed in her own room (as opposed to our bed sleeping between us when a perfectly good crib with a brand-new mattress was right there since before she was even born). Anyway, when we moved into our new house, Tesla got her own room. And since I am familiar with how much she flails and moves around at night, I knew that I'd feel better if there was a … [Read more...]

Hanging Out with Elizabeth Gilbert

Okay, it's not like we were hanging out at her house or anything. But, even though I was sitting in a group of hundreds of women (and more men than I anticipated), it felt like we were just hanging out. Elizabeth Gilbert was in town as part of the DMA's Arts and Letters Live series and I was lucky enough to get to go. I say lucky because a friend had purchased the tickets months ago and then had a … [Read more...]

Four Month Post-Op Check In

Shrinky Dink!

I can't really believe it's been 4 months since my bariatric surgery.  Except that it also seems like I had it last week. Time is weird. April was the first month that I had a substantial slow down in my weight loss. I expected it, but was surprised at how hard I had to work to be okay with it. I also had to fight against emotional eating and wasn't always successful. Even with the couple of … [Read more...]

Three Months Post-Op Check-In

Getting my shrink on!

Oh, hi! Here's the check-in for three months post-op after having Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG or a sleeve). I still feel really good! My energy level is good, I'm able to get in all my hydration and supplements, and I'm hitting my protein goals. My weight loss is slowing down a little, but I didn't exercise much in March, so I suspect that is part of the slow down. Here are things that … [Read more...]

Crafts: Chalk (Paint) It Up

Blue is better than 1984 brown!

Hey there! Let's talk about paint, yes? We moved into a new house in February and I wanted to update some of our old furniture to go in the new space. In addition to the couple of pieces of furniture, the cabinets are old-school 1980's and I knew I'd want to redo some of those. But I have zero painting skills. Zero. I also wanted to get all the projects done before we moved into the new house so … [Read more...]