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Day 379

Thursday, January 14, 2016

emoticon Thank you for the wonderful advice yesterday on cutting our grocery budget emoticon I need all the help I can get! I know we can do it if we put our minds to it, and right now we are both 100% in. I just hope it stays that way!

emoticon Drinking coffee and trying to warm up my throat. I am determined to work out today. I still have some pretty heavy congestion, but once I've been up and drinking some water for a while, it loosens up and I feel okay. It's the night that is the worst, as soon as I lay down my congestion goes haywire. I got 4 hours of sleep last night, and I took my sleep aid. Geez Louise, I probably would not have slept at all if I had not taken anything!! It's tempting to not work out and go back to bed, I'm so tired. But I know the moment I lay down, the congestion will move and I won't sleep. I'll just lay there like I did yesterday morning.

emoticon So, work out this morning, I'm probably going to take it easy and just do 30 minutes. I want to do more, but with my sinus this way I it's probably not a good idea. Jillian Michaels Shred can wait till Saturday.

emoticon Been really thinking about it, and I am not a connected homeschool mom. I don't know any of the co-ops. I have the worst luck when it comes to joining homeschool groups, they are usually not very active or in one case the most active group, but shutting down. I've got to get the kids involved or send them to public school. End of story. I've got a few people whose brains I'd like to pick on how to get connected and get my kids more in the community. I've talked it over with DH and if I can't get them more involved and get them a good group of friends by the time they reach middle school, then off to public school it is. I absolutely hate the thought of it, but this is about what is best for the kids. I always want to give them their best chance, no matter what that is. So I'm going to be stepping out of my comfort zone and trying my best to get involved. I can't do the co-ops right now as money is tight with all the medical stuff going on with hubby and I, but as soon as that is over, I'm going to put them in classes, get them involved. Youngest DD does not want to, I don't know why, but that is something we are going to have to work on.

emoticon My glucose is a temperamental thing. I eat a banana, and it shoots up to 192, I work out, it drops back down to 111. A banana. Granted a banana does have a good amount of sugar in it, but it is an all natural sugar. If it goes that high for just a banana, I certainly can't have much sugar. I don't even want to know what it is after a cup of coffee. I use 2 tsp of sugar in my coffee. Which I am now going to have to stop doing and go with little or no sugar. I may have to quit coffee. I've taken my coffee this way for 20 years. Wow... I can say I've done something for 20 years.... now I feel old. Any way, change the sugar in my coffee or stop drinking it. And I love coffee. My health is more important. I need to remember that when I'm tempted to eat carbs - my health is more important than the momentary enjoyment of it.
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  • 2BTHINMAMMA
    Homeschooling is hard and I do not understand why co-ops/home school groups cost so much!! It frustrates me. Do you have a local library? Ours just started doing a home school group once a month (FREE!). It's totally out of my comfort zone (new people) but it gets us out of the house trying to make connections...although rarely we make any. Our church has enough homeschooling families that we could do something together but we don't (or they do and I don't know it). Our county has a home school group that does some things together for $20 a year which is great but everything is 45 min + away so then you have to consider gas and mileage.

    As for the blood sugar...I had gestational diabetes w/both of my pregnancies and it amazed me at what would spike my sugar and then I'd expect to be high and I was low. You'll figure it out but it can be a bit of a roller coaster. Take Care!
    1498 days ago
  • IAMSUNNYHOWARD
    Glad you are feeling better. It is hard to keep so many things spinning when you don't feel well. Hang in there Kiddo! emoticon
    1499 days ago
  • TOPUNDERDOG
    emoticon emoticon emoticon I am glad you are feeling better, hugs
    1499 days ago
  • SMILINGEYES2
    Glad you are feeling better. Teaching your children solid values will help them make wise choices. It is not always easy no matter one's ages. You will know what is best for their overal development. Being able to work together with others can be developed in sports, school projects, church youth groups doing community volunteer work, etc.
    1499 days ago
  • LINTPICKER
    I hate colds, but you will get through this one. I can tell you are drinking plenty of fluids and trying to get the rest you need.

    I understand your concerns about home school and public school. But, don't sell public school totally short. There are some very dedicated Christian teachers in the public schools. True, we can't talk about our faith, but the kids do figure things out. These teachers don't put an agenda into their teaching, but they don't spread the humanist agenda either. If your children do end up in a public school you have every right to meet teachers and arrange what class your students will be in. I am sure there are many parents at your church that will know which ones are the better teachers.

    Bananas do have a lot of sugar, even if it is natural. I use sweeteners, but you will hear all kinds of negatives and positives about their use. I can't say, but I appreciate the sweet in things without calories or carbs.
    1499 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    Drop the sugar in the coffee and try something like splenda or the others. Better for your sugar and will still give you the sweet for the coffee. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1499 days ago
  • KDAVIS836
    Great job. Keep it up. Hope you will feel better.
    1499 days ago
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