Tuesday, March 29, 2011


"Are you grumpo?"

Sol currently say's grumpo instead of grumpy. Its pretty awesome. I love it when he says words wrong, is that bad?

Ruby has figured out the head nod just today. She shakes her head up and down kind of like she's bopping it to the beat. Love it. Poor thing has a cold. I just took this yesterday morning...

She's a trooper, as you can see. :)

Just a little update for today... that's all...

Friday, March 25, 2011


So here's the truth about the last 3 months (I say that like I've been telling lies). I got the influenza just after Christmas. It was awful and I thought I was going to die. Well the flu kicked off a 3 month battle with sickness. I got cold after virus after cold from January through part of March. I was on 5 different antibiotics. I was so exhausted that I had to ask my mom to come help take care of me and the kids at one point. I started doing anything I could to get healthy again. This included taking handfuls of vitamins, eating pro-biotic shakes, sleeping in the basements so the kids don't wake me, putting essential oils on my feet, and finally trying acupuncture.

(Insert Hallelujah chorus here)

I heard about this place in SLC that did acupuncture for $15 a session (and yes they use clean needles:). Its a non-profit.
It's called Qiworks Community Acupuncture.
I was somewhat skeptical going in but I was willing to try anything. First off, it didn't hurt. And surprisingly it felt good! I felt relaxed and felt an energy flowing through my body that felt really good. I didn't notice an immediate change, but the acupuncturist talked to me about how more than anything I needed a month of good, uninterrupted sleep. He said I was suffering from "dead battery." My new focus needed to become REST. This shouldn't have been a surprise to me but something he said clicked. I hadn't been focused on rest in a long time. After having Ruby I was ready to get back to LIFE. I wanted to become me again. And in doing so I ran myself into the ground.

A day later I started to feel good. The following day I felt better than I'd felt in months. It works. But the acupuncture alone isn't healing me. A big part of it is my new outlook. I can't become me again overnight. I have to get healthy one step at a time. Right now that means getting rest.

Rest, to me, isn't productive. And being productive fills my love bucket. But feeling like a human fills my love bucket more. And I now know that in order to feel human I need rest. And acupuncture. Its seriously kind of addictive.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ruby and Sol.

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