There are so many things that I've been dying to write about, but I am seriously lacking in the time department. I will say though that life is much better lived interactively with my family, friends, and business than getting sucked into cyber world, which is so easy to do!
I tried a new book series and so far I'm liking it. The Number 1 Detective Ladies Agency by Alexander McCall Smith is the new author/series that I'm trying. I get nervous when it comes to series fiction. Sometimes I think writers get lazy when they have a money-making series, so I wasn't sure if this was going to be quality literature or junk. I've only read the first book and started the second and I'm really enjoying them. It's no Dickens for sure, but it's enjoyable and engaging.
I've been working hard at getting back on track with Weight Watcher's and overall motivation. I'm still working hard on the getting up at 6:00am thing. I'm getting better, but I miss a lot of days. I'm trying to not put too much pressure on myself to do this perfectly right away. Eventually when I'm getting up consistently I would like to see myself at the point where I'm consistently walking the dog every morning and consistently doing my yoga at least 2-3 mornings a week. I love yoga. I have discovered a new love - ZUMBA. I won't go on and on, but it's just lovely!
I've been taking my temperature constantly in order to gather data for my doctor regarding my thyroid since my TSH levels on my blood test were high. My next appointment is August 2nd and I wish it would get here already. I've suspected that I have hypothyroidism for quite some time. I was able to go through the symptoms checklist that my doctor gave me and check check check away. It's frustrating to know that there's something medically in your body working against your health and not being able to get properly diagnosed. Apparently, after reading around a bit, hypothyroidism commonly goes undiagnosed because many doctors are using dated levels for diagnostics. It's sad really, seeing all of the ways that an underfunctioning thyroid can impact health. Anyways, so I'm hoping to get the help that I need soon.
Boo is growing up so fast. I continue to be amazed by the gift that he is in our lives. It makes me sad to think that there are families where children are not appreciated and undervalued, where they are left to their own devices while mommy and daddy do whatever they want to do. I'm not saying parents can't have things that they own in their lives, but I think there's a healthy balance. I know that for myself I've been sucked into kiddieland in the past with no outlet for myself. This past month has seen huge changes in that area. I now attend a woman's group with people from my church on Thursdays and I attend Zumba on Mondays. Two nights a week to myself! Well, actually, Boo often joins me on Thursday, but that's okay because we walk as we talk, so he just rides in the wagon. But I guess I've always felt like my evenings belonged to Boo, since he shares me so much through the day. But the problem with that mentality is that I never did anything in the evenings because I felt guilty. The daycare business had its time and Boo had his time and hubby had his time and I had none. So I'm taking time for myself, just a little slice of time each week, so that I can be a healthier me for those that I love. And it's felt wonderful so far!
I really want to write a post commemorating Boo as he is now three years old. But there are so many words that I want to share and so many memories and so much love. I haven't had the time to think it out and put it down as perfectly as I can. I feel I need something that does justice to what a wonderful three year old boy he is. So perhaps in the next week or so I'll create a slice of time to share about my little Boo.