Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Holiday baking has begun! In the last 2 days I've made 7 pies for the freezer, 3 apple and 3 apple pumpkin (which I'm very excited for :) recently I also made an eggnog cream pie, very yummy! My goal is to make my Christmas pies ahead of time when I have the ingrediants on hand, can you tell what I've had an abundance of LOL.
The boys are doing well, Korvin is working his way on to Santa's good list and this Saturday he will see him, Korvin is very excited about all things Christmas this year. Although he's a bit confused, whenever it snows he thinks that it must be Christmas day; we are counting down though with our mouse advent calendar, which is one of my favorite Christmas traditions cause its the same calendar that was at my Grandma's when I was a kid. Blake amd Barrett are doing well, Barrett is more of a talker and Blake is so generous, he's always bringing his brothers their loveys, so sweet.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I feel confident that I will be back to myself if things keep improving like they are. What is "myself"? Answer: very active! I feel that I've figured lots of thing out and lots of little things I can do, I just need to stay on track.
Monday, October 12, 2009
My balance is still off, my vision is weak & double at times BUT on a good note I am now on medicine which obviously isn't helping anything yet and I am sticking w/ my dairy free diet pretty well.
Blake and Barrett turned 1 one 9/14, we had a nice family party w/ their favorite foods, cupcakes and presents.
Korvin is very excited about turning 3 on 11/17, he wants to have a football party and is looking forward to a football cake too, that will be fun :)
Haven't been out enjoying fall as I normaly would be but the fall harvest has been enjoyed in the kitchen; it has be fun to bake with fresh pumpkin (recently I made pumpkin pancakes !)
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I have mixed feelings because they are my last babies :( I feel very proud that I breastfed twins for 1 year and I am selfishly :P excited to reclaim my body, no more annoying nursing bras, looking forward to smaller boobs, and I won't have to watch what I eat for their sake...only my own.
Maybe the timing is perfect because soon and FINALLY I will be meeting with a neurologist to figure out treatment for my MS and not having to figure out medicine around breastfeeding might be easier.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I expected that we'd have a kid or 2 but 3 in 4 yrs kinda blows my mind a little, although we did hit a buy one get one free special with Blake & Barrett LOL . I never expected that I'd be dealing with MS either and now I have my days where my body feels way older than it is and now I just look back at how healthy I use to feel 4yrs ago or even 1 year ago. Still very positive though and still coping naturally, no meds yet, which has me curious if whatever I end up on will make me feel much different than what things have been like lately.....numbness/ tingling in random spots, joint weakness, and fatigue. Heat takes its toll on me and I notice a big change on the cooler and breezy days. Today is pleasant, we had light rain in the morning just like on our wedding day, which brought smiles and great memories.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
I'm still going strong with my dairy free diet and it seems to be treating me very well. I've also found that reg. coffee tends to set things off for me, a major bummer to a coffee lover; so with that I now start my mornings with tea AND I only treat myself to coffee once in awhile.
I have been having so much fun in the kitchen lately, changing recipes to dairy free and using my harvest of zucchini :) I froze some zuchini to play with another time and I've also made more bread, zucchini brownies, cookies, savory pancakes, and this weekend we will have sweet zucchini pancakes for breakfast.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I wanted to share this bread recipe cause I finally perfected it and its so moist and yummy :)
Makes 2 loaves
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cups veg. oil
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
3 cups flour 2 cups grated zucchini
preheat oven to 350 and grease (2) 8x4 bread pans
Mix together sugars and oil then add eggs. Mix together dry ingrediants THEN add to the wet mixture. Stir zucchini into batter and then pour into prepared pans. Bake @ 350 for approx 60 minutes or until bread tests done with a toothpick. Bread cuts best when completely cooled, enjoy!
Something I've found that keeps me cool and symptoms a little tamer is wearing a cold herbal pad on my shoulders.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I have done TONS of research on natural approaches to managing MS and alot of people make very big and strict diet changes. Now the connection of "you are what you eat" makes a lot of sense to me, I've always been a very healthy eater but I do have a sweet tooth because of my passion for baking. So I've started experimenting on what I eat to see what may causes my MS to flare up and what diet makes me feel the best; right now I am cutting out dairy because of reading some interesting research connecting dairy products to MS. Now that may not be for everybody that has MS because the illness is very complex and everyone has different cases. So far I am thinking my recent diet change is doing me some good, I am also trying to eat as basic and natural as I can, who says you need to add a bunch of stuff to your fruits and veggies....call it going back to a stone age style diet :)
NOW this doesn't mean I'm gonna stop baking, I am just going to be creative and lean to the healthier side. I am determined to make a good cheesecake that I can still enjoy.
What led to me digging deeper was random symptoms that I was experiencing. For awhile I was feeling numb and tingling on the bottoms of my feet, which led me to a chiropractor who showed me I was EXTREMELY out of allignment...OK I can deal with that and it made lots of sense to me cause durring motherhood, I beat my body up pretty bad. After a few adjustments my feet were doing great BUT then along came the tingling sensation in my mouth which then spread to the lower left portion of my face; was this the reaction from the rest of my body being realligned? The adjustments continued and they did nothing for my new problems so back to my Dr I went for more blood tests to see if something more serious was going on. The blood tests all came back normal BUT I was feeling far from normal. I had an MRI done and you can figure out the conclusion of that.
Now I know that MS is serious and you may think I sound like it hasn't hit me, but it has, I've done my crying and now I'm moving on. What good is it going to do me to stay in a "the glass is half empty" state, that would do more bad than anything.