Friday, March 18, 2011

Another week has come and gone...and this has been a really fun week. My sister, Laura, and her daughter, Lizzie, came to visit...and we just had the best time. It was our spring break too, so that meant my kids were around. Lizzie and my son, Brady are about 6 months apart in age, and had a fabulous time together--they both have a lot of energy, and played practically every game we have in the house. They are both competitive, but both laughed a lot. It was wonderful to see them having so much fun together.

My sister, Laura, is the easiest person to have around.(she can even get Brady to do much better at his chores than I can). We laughed a lot, talked a ton, and just had a great time. She is a napper too (runs in our family) so we also had many breaks. We had big plans for this week--and did practically none of the things we had planned. We were going to go out to see my sister-in-law's scrapbooking store, but I got sick that day (actually threw up), so we changed plans and had a quiet afternoon at home...and watched "Karate Kid." She helped with making dinners and cleaning up, and we did handwork together...and went outside to read, but ending up talking instead. She is such a good friend to me, and we are very close. I will add a picture of her. I hated to have them leave, but we have a lot of fun memories.

Yesterday we went back to my surgeon, Dr. Perry. We had such a nice visit with him. He seems to warm up more every time we see him. He is still very encouraged with my progress, and feels good about how everything went with the surgery. It is good to get good reports.

My #1 challenge right now is getting enough calories. My sister got me on this online program to monitor my calories--and it helps me to keep track of what I'm eating. I need to worry less right now about nutrition (sometimes the most nutritious things don't have the most calories), and just try to get some more calories in me. It's not like I'm going on an ice cream diet--I just need to eat things that have calories and protein in them. Getting sick in the middle of the week did not make it easy to put in calories--nothing sounded good to me right then. It's funny, but sweet things just don't appeal to me like they used to. I used to down a whole box of Girl Scout cookies--now I am content with one. It's very weird, to say the least. Well, that's about it for today. Have a good weekend!


  1. I'm so glad your sister came again. Sisters are the best. If you need any help loading on the calories...I'm your gal!!

  2. How blessed you are to have a such a wonderful sister. I hope you are getting enough of those calories and feeling better. The online program sounds like a good way to track your progress. Take care.


  3. Louise -- I LOVE this picture of you and Laura, and am glad you had such a wonderful time together. Have a good, calorie-rich week.
    Love, Suzy