Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday Nights

"Children will not remember you for the material things you provided,
 but for the feeling that you cherished them"
--Richard L. Evans

Being a child once myself, I know this quote to be true. I do not remember all the material things my parents bought for me-sorry mom and dad! However, what I DO remember is how loved and cherished I was! That is something you cannot put a price on. Knowing this, it has been and will forever be my goal, as a mother, that Wesley know how loved and cherished he really is. I look forward to every Monday night so I can do just that...love on him and cherish OUR time together.

Every monday night my husband teaches a greek course from 7-10; which means its just me and bub--a nickname that has seemed to stick over the past couple of months. We usually do the same thing every Monday. Eat dinner, then either go for a walk or play (weather permitting), then head to the grocery store.
I know going to the grocery store is not a very exciting event to most...but to Wesley its the highlight of his day! He absolutely loves it!!! As soon as we walk in he gets this smile on his face as if he says "yay we're back!!!" He loves riding in the cart and we play this game where I push the cart away from me and say "Wesley where are you going?" and then I run up to the cart and he just laughs and laughs-thinks its the greatest thing...as do the rest of the shoppers! haha After grocery shopping we come home and he "helps" me put the food away. I say "help" because it consists of him pulling things out of the bag and taking laps around the kitchen with it! haha but eventually he brings it over and I help him put it away. Then from there its bathtime! Wesley would stay in the bathtub for hours if I let him-kid's gonna be a fish just like his mama! Then its jammies and night night.

Most people hate Mondays...I hate MonDAYS but absolutely love Monday nights. I love having Wesley all to myself. I also love Monday nights because after I put him to bed it allows me to have some "me" time. I think it is extremely healthy for us moms to have that time. It allows us to recharge and put ourselves first-something that is important every once in awhile...otherwise we would get completely burned out!...at least I would!

Thank you Lord for Monday Nights! =)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


"Winter is nature's way of saying Up Yours"
--author unknown

For those of you who really know me, know for a fact I absolutely HATE winter. The only good thing about winter is Christmas...other than that, I could go from Autumn to Spring and be completely A. OKAY. I would have to say a good 75% of the reason why I hate Winter so much is because my eczema gets SO bad in the winter months. For the longest time I have not been able to make it through winter without taking at least one round of prednisone...until now!

At the beginning of the winter when I first noticed a change in my eczema I went to my dermatologist right away thinking if I caught it early enough I wouldn't be so misserable and have to be on such a long round of steroids! I don't think I was quite prepared for what she prescribed to me. Trickery! I was like what? Is that a new type of steroid??????

Because my eczema is basically non existent in the summer she wanted me to try something. As the bath tub is filling up with water, pour 1/2 cup of bleach in and soak for 15-20 min. Now I know some of you are thinking, is that safe?!?! Well after I got home from my appointment I researched it and come to find out, it is a very common prescription to treating eczema. So I figured, why not give it a try! Another reason why my skin does so well in the summer is that I'm out in the sun--I think it fries my eczema off! haha Obviously I cannot lay out in the sun during the rainy winter months-so once again trickery-hello tanning bed!!

With all of that being said--I am happy to say this has been the best winter yet (as far as my eczema goes)! Not one prednisone pill was taken and my skin looks fabulous!!!

Thank you Bleach baths and tanning beds!!!!!! I <3 you

Bleach Baths    3-5x a week 

Tanning bed 2-3x a week