Hey! Long time, no see. Or no write, I guess. I know, I know, it's been years. Literally. Well, I'm back. Why? Because I miss writing. Because a few friends have suggested I blog about my sewing projects And because it's a great way for me to share what I've been doing with someone other than my two littles.
Two littles? That's right! There's a second one! A is now almost 5! FIVE!!! Where did the time go? She's starting K4 next week and is just so excited. She absolutely loved K3 last year. We recently took a trip to Chicago where she bought Lea, the Girl of the Year from American Girl. Just like I did as a child, she paid for her own doll. She saved her birthday and holiday money, as well as the money she received for doing her chores. I still have Kirsten from when I was a girl, so we spend some time playing together with our dolls while her brother naps.
Speaking of my husband....he's a truck driver now. He hauls motorcycles around the country and is gone a lot. It's stressful and lonely having him gone all the time. Sometimes I feel like I never get to speak to adults anymore. That's one of the reasons why I decided to start up this blog again. Even if I'm not physically talking to adults, at least I'm writing to them.
Another reason I'm starting again is so that I can document my journey following my son's birth. About two months after Bug was born, I found out that I was having gall bladder attacks. I actually started having them soon after birth, but didn't realize that was what it was. I did end up having it removed because it was causing other problems as well. Ever since then, I haven't been able to eat the same. You read about people having problems with spicy and greasy foods. Greasy foods are not the best, but the main place I seem to struggle with...grains. So at the beginning of this year, I started eating mostly Paleo. I already avoid most dairy because I'm lactose intolerant. I struggle. I'm not perfect. But when I do well and follow the Paleo "diet," I feel great. We have both of the Against All Grain books and plan to buy the third one when it comes out. Actually, I need to pre-order it so I have it ASAP. Really, we follow a modified Paleo diet because we are Isagenix users as well. But between the two systems, my body feels better than it has in a long time.
So what should you expect? Will I post every day? Probably not. Will I try? Yep. What kind of articles will you see? You will see posts about my family, no doubt. You will see posts about my sewing projects, my eco-friendly recipes and experiments. You will see posts about some of the Paleo foods I've been eating. Maybe a bit about my weight loss journey that I'm embarking on. Some of everything. This is me. This is my life.
Later on, you'll see a post about an amazing new sewing pattern that's coming out. I was lucky enough to be a tester for it and have some awesome photos of A sporting the new clothes I made her. I'm off for now! I will be back later!