7 Quick takes Friday
I was supposed to have my 3 hour glucose test today, but I canceled it. I had had wayyyy too busy of a week, too erratic of an eating schedule and not nearly enough sleep to end up fasting for 12 hours and then overloading myself with sugar for 3 hours. I seriously don't understand what this test really does, as I would never, never go 12 hours without eating, and then guzzle nothing but sugar. How does this tell "them" what my body is doing with my regular, protein rich, low sugar diet? Sheesh, I hate all this testing. Hate it.
I am seriously tired today. And absolutely CRAVING a return to our school routine. We have a week until my son leaves to go back to school, but even though we won't be beginning school next week, we are going back to the waking/sleeping/eating schedule we are on during school time.
As I said, my son is leaving in a week, and this time we say goodbye for 12 weeks. Since I will be having a baby in that time, I won't be able to go see him in the middle like I did last time we had a twelve week gap. I just can not think about it yet without tears springing to my eyes. This is just so difficult.
I received a digital cooking thermometer for Christmas and used it on a turkey yesterday. I had heard most people overcook their turkey if you go by time, not temperature. I have to say that must be true, because the turkey reached 180 degrees 50 minutes before the time was up, and it was one of the juiciest turkeys I have ever had.
I have been reading up on natural ways to increase iron and decrease blood sugar, and found that black strap molasses and apple cider vinegar are good for both. So I mix the two and drink it down, and we'll see how it works. I just use two tablespoons of each at a time, so it is like an old fashioned tonic. Any other suggestions, anyone?
Name survey: Lillie, Lily, or Lydia.
My side of the family, Christmas 2008. I am third (fourth if you count the baby) from the left, second row down. The pregnant one with the black shirt and glasses. Seven of the children are mine, the others are my various brother's children. Quite the bunch, isn't it?? (You can click on the photo for a larger view)