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19 Days Post Bariatric Gastric Sleeve Surgery

19 days after bariatric surgery - gastric sleeve surgery results - People have been asking how I'm doing and how the surgery went, so here is my real life description of the process so far.

I am now 19 days past my bariatric gastric sleeve surgery, and physically, I am awesome. I have lost 32 pounds so far. I don’t have any pain, and I have more energy than in recent months. I’m not tired except at bedtime, and I am able to go for walks with the girls at lunchtime every day. I have had to retire some of my loose shirts because I am swimming in them. My pants, too, are way too big. Fortunately, I have lots of clothes in the basement from size 18 all the way to size 30 (where … Read more

A Letter to Heather Solos, Author of Home Ec 101: Skills for Everyday Living

Dear Heather Solos, I know I agreed to review your new book, Home-Ec 101: Skills for Everyday Living – Cook it, Clean it, Fix it, Wash it, but I can’t. It’s not that I don’t like it. I do like it, actually. I like it a lot. I like your writing style, your sarcasm, and your wit. Some parts of the book have really pierced my heart, like If no one who visits your home is ever hungry or thirsty, it may be time to take a hard, unbiased look at your cleaning habits. Um, ouch. But that’s not why … Read more

Spring Spruce Up Linky

This week, I explained how to give your bathroom a thorough cleaning, starting with the toilet and sink then the rest of the room. This week, the following bloggers tackled other rooms in their homes: Sprucing Up the Laundry Room | Mama’s Laundry Talk Sprucing Up the School Room | Homegrown Mom Sprucing Up the Craft Room | Many Little Blessings Sprucing Up the Bathroom | Feels Like Home Sprucing Up the Playroom | …Life’s About a Dream Sprucing Up the Garage/Storage Space | A Slob Comes Clean Sprucing Up the Master Bedroom | Raising Arrows Sprucing Up Your Homeschool … Read more

Things to Write Home About – 5/9/10

Here are some gems I discovered found in my feed reader today: Homegrown: Parenting & Having Fun As A Family Mariana at Riding with No Hands posted a couple of videos about motherhood Jen at Paint.Cut.Paste. posted a cute hand print flower painted tote bag Kara from Rocking Granola talked about moments to photograph on Mother’s Day Angie at Treasures for Tots posted a gardening project that was cleverly disguised as fun with her daughter Home Cooking: Recipes & Kitchen Tips Ali at Gimme Some Oven posted roasted red pepper and feta hummus. I can’t wait to try it. Sarah … Read more

Save Your Sanity – Put Things Where They Belong

That sounds like a simple statement, doesn’t it? Put things where they belong. Take care of your stuff. Make sure you put one thing away before moving on to something else. Easy lessons to repeat; hard lessons to learn. I learned them this week, Dear Reader. Let me start by saying that I have very sensitive skin, and I do not wear my wedding and engagement rings every day. They’re stunning, and I love them, but if I wore them all the time, I’d have a constant red, itchy rash on my ring finger. If I leave them off a … Read more