Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Brain Tumor Mama's Busy Month Ahead

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy (almost) December!  Folks, I am so excited about what this month will bring!  Of course, my birthday is coming and I'll be another year older (29 for the first time, I swear).  I have an awesome yoga workshop to attend on my birthday, along with a visit from my mom.  I've got a super-fun girl weekend planned with some of my gal-pals in Chicago.  I have my MRI.  I'm going to have an extended visit with my sister, who will be spending her winter break with me.  She will be joining us on a trip to Evansville to visit my mom-in-law's family.  And of course it's December, which means filling the cold weather with warm baking treats and hot savories in the crock pot.  

Hanann, Isaac, and my mom on Eid
We're still working on healthy eating, so I'm trying to work on items low in fat and refined sugar.  Does anyone have any spectacular recipes that are weather appropriate for this time of year?

Isaac and Lilla in their new winter hats
I'll be experimenting with some ideas, so if you have a winning one, please send it my way.  If you live in the area (or in Chicago), you may be rewarded with some of the delights we cook up.  Happy (almost) December!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

A much needed update

Well, it has been quite awhile.  The problem is that I come up with the most brilliant blog post ideas when I first wake up.  Or when I'm showering.  Or while we are out running errands.  By the time I get a chance to sit at the computer, all my creative energy has turned into creative blah.  So here are a sampling of a few of my most recent headline ideas (with a few pictures):

"In a Recent Study, Bee Found to be Sweeter than Flower"

"Lilla Makes a Splash at the Pool, Jumps In, Impresses Mom" (okay, so the picture doesn't exactly match, but our pool pictures are somewhat limited)

"Hanann Performs a Swiss Jig to the Shock and Bewilderment of All" (My sister really has an interesting sense of rhythm and timing)

"Birthday Celebration and Eid Celebration Coincide, Sugar Intake Soars"  (Happy Birthday to my Mom!)

So, we've been up to a lot of different things and I hope to post more pictures and news before another 2 weeks pass!

In the upcoming news department, my MRI is coming up in less than a month now and the countdown clock has started.  The actual MRI is on Tuesday, December 14th and the follow-up appointment is the next morning.  Can't believe it's coming up so soon!  Whoa!  And between now and then are Thanksgiving celebrations galore (and we have much to be thankful for) and my 29th birthday!  Whew!