5 December 2010

Christmas Decorations and Other Assorted Ramblings

Our house is starting to look like we're ready for Christmas. We got our beautiful tree (a Fraser fir, not cheap, but worth every penny!) and I've put out most of my snowman decorations out (I've been collecting since we got married and I feel so happy when I see them all over my little house). It was nice to have our Advent wreath out first, but I do have to admit that I LOVE the Christmas season something fierce!

I spent every weekend in November in yoga workshops and I'm so glad that they're finally over. I learned so much and I deepened my practice, but I'm so glad that I have more time at home, particularly since I've been busy praying my butt off for my prayer buddy! I've never said three novenas at once before, but it has really helped me focus my prayers. I've been saying my rosary right before bed (which probably isn't the best idea) and I've caught myself falling asleep mid-rosary. It's the intention that counts, right???

We attended our first Christmas party of the season last night. It was with Mr. JB's nosy family (yes, the aunt that asked why I missed the scandalous baby shower was in attendance). It was tough to smile and be happy around all of the children and the pg belly, but with a couple glasses of wine I was okay. I was pretty tired since we had "Breakfast with Santa" at my school in the morning (the kids can eat breakfast and have their photos taken with Santa, it's a big fundraiser and we made 1000 pancakes and 750 sausages!). I wish that I didn't feel so jealous whenever I see Mr. JB's cousin's wife's huge belly, but I can't help it.

Yesterday as we were getting ready to leave Mr. JB's aunt said, "JellyBelly, you need to get my son to go to mass more often!" To which I responded, "It's his wife's job to get him into heaven, I have my own husband to worry about!" I don't know if I should be flattered that she thought that I could convince a grown man and woman to go to mass every Sunday, but I don't need that responsibility. On a similar note, my fertile best friend has been a pretty regular mass attendee with her family. Her daughter is going to be making her First Communion on the spring and she's making a real effort to get to church. Even her husband, who is Anglican, is going some of the time. Mr. JB is convinced that he can get him to convert and it would be so great if he did. I joke that my bf's mom will erect a statue in his honour if my bf's husband becomes one of us!

On a positive note: I have been feeling GREAT! The new regimen from my Napro naturopath is miraculous! It wasn't cheap, but it is worth every penny to have energy and a clear head. Not only am I taking H.ydrocort, but I'm also taking more vitamin C, magnesium citrate, zinc picolinate, vitamin E, molybdenum, and B-complex. I'm also taking these liquid herbs: maca, schizondra berry, triblulus, rhodiola,  and dong quai. My focus is better and my energy level is what it used to be pre-surgery. Emotionally I'm feeling so much more balanced. I didn't have the emotional crash that I usually suffer when AF arrived and I feel more patient, particularly with my class.

I really hope that all of these efforts are going to help with my hormone levels! The liquid herbs aside from being very costly, are not exactly tasty!

I apologize for the disjointed ideas in this post. I feel like I don't have a lot to say, but obviously there was something going on in my brain!

10 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to hear you are feeling great these days!! What a difference that makes. And I bet your home looks beautiful!

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  2. I'm always amazed when I read your posts that you have such strong faith, as someone without any religious beliefs I am always fascinated by those that believe.

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  3. Praise God for feeling good...I think I could use some of the herbs you are doing now too...geez...I need something to pick me up. I could exercise...hmmm...now there's a thought. :)

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  4. Yay for Christmas decorations!!!
    Glad your feeling well!!! :)

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  5. I'm always so relieved to hear when someone really feels GOOD on the treatments they're doing. So many of us live with something vaguely wrong with us (other than the infertility, which is more like seriously wrong) all the time, and we hope that there's some magic combination of things out there that would make it better, and if we keep trying we'll find it. (Well, I try a lot less hard than most.) It's quite reassuring to hear that some people actually find it!

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  6. Ooh, I took Maca for several cycles way back when... I may have some leftover if you want it, but it's capsules, not liquid.

    I keep forgetting that Dr D wants me to take more Vit C, too. What form do you take of that, capsules? I'm imagining the Emergen-C packets my DH takes are no good, because they probably have a lot of sugar in them(??)

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  7. I love hearing the happiness in your voice (typing). I am so happy that this NaPro natural health path you are taking is working:) I might hit you up on some questions in the future. Blessings

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  8. Lots going on, my goodness! So glad you have a good regimen going with Napro!

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  9. So glad you are feeling so good! I love Christmas decorating too, and I agree that Frasier firs are worth every penny!! :) They smell awesome and hold their needles so well!!

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  10. I love christmas! I'm happy to hear you are feeling much better! Feeling good is very important! I think with all the festivities happening during this holiday and especially since we are still infertile it is best to pamper ourselves and and dolled up! why not! Great that your naturopath is working wonders for you! See you soon!!!!

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