I-am-on-a-roll! Ok, maybe not totally…but two posts in a month, yay me! I don’t know about you, but summer flew by way too fast! My kids start school in less than two weeks. I’m still on summer vacation mode and trying to squeeze out every last bit of summer I can with my family. In the last 6 days we have been to a dairy farm and the zoo! I made it a goal of mine to do at least one “field trip” a week with them this summer; as well as attend Mass at least once a week on a weekday. I think for the most part we succeeded!
A few days ago I dove into a lifelong goal of mine to read the whole Bible in less than a year. Pinterest didn’t fail me with a quick search for a Catholic one year Bible challenge. I’m three days in and about 4 days ahead. While I’d love to be an overachiever and get it read in 6 months, I know life happens so I’m giving myself grace. Anyone up for joining me in this challenge? If so, comment below and we can support each other!
Gardening updates…Our garden is still thriving! After figuring out the proper way to cut basil and keep it from going to seed, my basil plant has just exploded and I couldn’t be happier about that! I have been making pesto like crazy and freezing it in silicone ice cube trays. Zucchini chips keep my dehydrator running all the time but oddly every time I go to eat some 4 other little hands have already inhaled them all. I’ll take that as a mom win. My tomatoes are still green, but getting huge! Our watermelons are getting bigger by the minute and we will have enough to feed a small army! The acorn squash are nearly the size of my head but not quite ready for picking (still not golden inside (we checked a few)). I have so many cucumbers that I started making cucumber and fresh mint infused water, with my berkey water, in a glass pitcher. So good!
Lastly for this week…I started reading the book Woman Code. My hormones have always been a battle for me. After I had my second daughter I was diagnosed with endometriosis. Though I’m positive I had it many years before that. Three years ago I was diagnosed with Hashimotos Thyroiditis and recently through self research I’m pretty sure I have PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). So you can say it’s been a battle. I’ll be making an appointment with my doc very soon to further discuss all of it. Back to the book Woman Code, it’s been highly recommended by many people for anyone suffering with hormonal imbalances or a desire to keep your hormones healthy! Something I didn’t realize until the last few months was that PMS is in fact NOT normal despite common knowledge that it is. Women shouldn’t have to suffer these symptoms just because people say it’s normal. IT’S NOT.
Expect to hear more from me as I dig into more research these next few months on the hormone topics! I started charting my basal body temperature for more info my body can give me for free (minus the $10 BBT thermometer)! Also, if you suffer from PCOS and haven’t checked out Janny Organically then you’re missing out! Get over there and read this article she wrote that is so in depth and helpful! I plan on printing off a bunch of it to bring to my doc appt.