Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Accomplishments

Ah, the accomplishments of a busy mom may seem somewhat mundane, but still, at the end of the day, I sigh through my drowsiness and Benadryll induced cobwebs and recall ANYTHING notably done through the day.

I went to work today (with a stuffy nose and ringing ears). Sang songs about turkeys (which means that I also pretend that I'm a turkey and dance like a turkey... it's fun... you should try it) and did a Christmas bulletin board. Listened to Frank Sinatra and laughed with Lida (my teacher, whom I love) for a good bit. I love Tuesdays.

I did a piano lesson.

I finished editing a photo shoot, burned it on (to?) a CD to deliver today, and promptly left it on the counter this morning. Maybe I'll remember tomorrow.

I neglected to take something out of the freezer this morning, so I made homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for supper. It was good. Quinn pureed the soup with a portable milkshake blender and it was creamy and delicious. But don't ask Silas, who sneered over it for about an hour.

I attempted to run this morning with my friend Melanie and a good deal of medicine head. We squeaked out four miles, but really did the last mile and a half walking. Frustrating. I want to be well. I'm getting new running shoes soon. You know, because that will make me stop coughing.

I drank two tablespoons of my new obsession: Apple Cider Vinegar. You should google the benefits. Actually, I'll help you. Here you go. It cleared up my face (which has been prone to break-outs on and off for years) within two days of starting to take it a week and a half ago and I haven't had one since. And yes, it's nasty stuff. Bleah. Worth it.

I got to hold each of my boys today. Felix is a chubby baby who giggles sweetly and tells me that he's my baby, Silas curls up in a "Si-ball", smiles, and says "I love you, Mama!", and Corin begs for me to pretend to fall asleep on his head (complete with snoring) and screeches with laughter when I do this (everyday). Smile. They are all so different.

Ah, the Benadryll cocktail has set in and I'm about to settle in for the night. So I'll finish switching the laundry and with that done, be asleep within 10 minutes.
Toodle-ooh.

Sleeping is an accomplishment I enjoy.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

First click on googling "apple cider vinegar" and I found...

http://www.webmd.com/diet/apple-cider-vinegar


:) Yes you are right always research any new obsession...

Melissa said...

Brian used to take cider vinegar in the morning to aid in digestion. It can help if you are prone to reflux issues. Water it down next time, it will help it go down a little easier. I used to use it as an astringent on my face at night to help with breakouts too.

I'd pay big money to see you dance like a turkey, big....money!

Missy said...

I gotta start doing the ACV thing for me and Logan. Watering it down is a good idea. Thanks Melissa.

Um, 4 miles, I'm impressed. And your sick?


Isn't it nice that as big boys get older they still want to sit with their Mama. Even if they are silly.

Rachel said...

kudos to the accomplishments.

Anna said...

I love that feeling of productivity! It's a high - there has to be an endorphin release in there somewhere . . .

Hmm, homemade soup - makes the thought of caf food that much the worse. :)

Anonymous said...

Apple cider vinegar should always be diluted with water or juice before swallowed. Pure apple cider vinegar could damage the tooth enamel and the tissues in your throat and mouth.

Long-term use of apple cider vinegar could cause low potassium levels and lower bone density. If you already have low potassium or osteoporosis, talk to your doctor before using apple cider vinegar.

Missy said...

Who is the mysterious anonymous doctor on call?

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heather said...

Will it make me skinny because I will down just about anything if it will help me lose weight. Really good skin is important but skinny is good. Who is the anonymous don't do that scary person?

Peyton said...

i have to drink that sick stuff for my acid reflux!!!! i have to drink it before EVERY meal! it makes me want to throw up every time.

i feel so tough after i drink it.

Graced said...

We drink ACV around here every morning. We mix it will about half a cup of apple juice and it goes down very smooth. It has had all sorts of benefits for us over the past year including keeping our immune systems strong, helping us fight the beginnings of colds, helping settle our stomaches, and many others. I am a big fan and have noticed no side effects at all.