30 August 2010

I'm Loving...

After a rough weekend with my health, (having painful gallstone attacks which I am trying to treat naturally because I really want to avoid surgery) today I'm feeling optimistic and I am so thrilled for some things!

My online fabric flower class, piece by piece starts today. It is taught by the oh so fashionable and talented, Elizabeth Kartchner. In the end I will have my very own embellished tee. I am so excited! I have been adoring all the cute embellished shirts everywhere lately but most of them are more than I would like to spend. I have been wanting to make my own for months now, however I am sewing challenged and never knew where to start. I picked the cream and turquoise combination and I'm going with a gray tee. I hope the color palate works out well!

Saturday night R and I took my mom to the airport. She is attending IPNA (International Pediatric Nephrology Association). Tomorrow from noon to 6 pm, Cystinosis Research Network will be featured. This is an incredible opportunity for us and has been in the works for 5 years! I am still in shock it is happening but so ecstatic that it finally is a reality. It means so much to our extremely small community of only about 500 patients in the United States. I see this as a turning point in our battle to find better treatments and improve the quality of life of those of us living with Cystinosis.

Now, I love summer. I love cute sandals, snow cones, watermelon and concerts on July nights. But this morning I became really eager for fall, when I heard a crash in the kitchen as a breeze came through the window and knocked my vase into the sink. (It was not broken, thank goodness!) It is only supposed to get to 69 degrees today! I am drooling over all the darling boots I see at DSW, Victoria's Secret and Gojane.com

From my love of boots to my love of football! The number 24 ranked Utah Utes take on number 15 ranked Pittsburgh on Thursday! I hope to make it to the game as we have excellent season tickets in the former student section, but it just depends on what my gallstones decide to do that day. Ha! I was only able to make it to one game the entire season last year because of the pregnancy, so I want to make up for it this year. It promises to be a great game though!

Even though we have only been at it for a few weeks now, I get such a kick out of how quick S has caught on to the concept of solid foods. We still haven't found a high chair yet (I know, it is at the top of my to do list!) so we have been feeding her in the bumbo on top of the table. It is a challenge because she wants to turn around all the time and doesn't want to sit straight in it. Anyway, I want to learn how to make my own baby food for her, but today she gets to try carrots! I bask in watching her figure out if she likes something or not the first time she tastes it. The faces she pulls are pricess! So far she has tried rice cereal, sweet potatoes, squash, and peas. Her pediatrician recommended not giving her any kind of fruit, (not even juice) until she has had all the vegetables. I'm all for this, I want her to have a love and appreciation for all things veggie.

Happy Monday! It is going to be a fabulous week!