May/June G2K Becca and Leona

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Tue, 05-03-2011 - 10:12pm

Hi Becca

I am looking forward to getting to know you better.

I'll give the run down on me first then onto Lindy's questions :smileyhappy:

I am Leona have been married to DH, Shayne, for 25 years.

 
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Wed, 05-04-2011 - 2:30am
Yay, the Canadians are together at last! ;)

One of my dad's brothers was a logger until the industry went downhill in the late '80's, I think. (He actually lived with us for a while.) And my mum's only brother was also in forestry, though he's done a lot better for himself. And Hubby's bro took four years of forestry and Hubby did two (to appease his parents before he went on with his plan to become a geotechnical engineer). I think that makes us all fit in quite well in forest-filled British Columbia. ;)

Anyway, back to a proper intro: I've been married to Brad for 11 years and we have two boys, Tim (3 1/2) and Ben (17 months), plus a 5-yr-old dog. We bought our first house about 18 months ago, so we still have lots of yardwork to deal with this spring and heading into the summer. And of course there are things to fix indoors as well, but I'm loving our cozy home. :)

I'm also a stay-at-home mum. Our Bible study just wrapped up, but I'm hoping they'll decide to start something new soon. (Seems weird to only have 12 weeks of Bible study in one year, but apparently I'm the first who's said "Let's do it any time of the year." Doh!) This was actually the first Bible study I've attended since getting married, since we were always moving and I didn't settle in at a church well. I'm finally making myself get involved and it's quite rewarding!

And now to Lindy's questions!

Our temperature has been about 10-15 Celsius (will look up Fahrenheit another night). And we're still getting rain, hail and sun in the same day, but hopefully it'll be mostly sunny soon.

Hubby's favourite meal... Probably ribs as well. He likes them made in the crockpot, but they're also really good in the oven, too.

My favourite way to exercise is to go for a walk, but that's more difficult with Tim's age because there's such a tendency to dawdle. I was using my Wii and the EA Active 2 program, but now that there's more outside time, I've been doing yardwork and hoping that will burn lots of calories.

Okay, it's past my bedtime and I think I'm ready to sleep after a busy day (including a dinner to wrap up our Bible study). Will hopefully be back to chat more tomorrow, though I have some cleaning catch-up and I'll get the boys out in the back yard if the weather permits!

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Wed, 05-04-2011 - 8:59am

Where in BC are you again?

 
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Wed, 05-04-2011 - 12:56pm
I'm in Fruitvale, right next to Trail. Hubby and I are both from the area - he was born in Nelson and grew up in Castlegar, while I was born in Castlegar itself after my parents moved from the Nelson area! We met in junior high. :)

That's a lot of travel time! I bet Shayne will be wiped out once he gets home but will also want to be spending lots of time with his family. :)

My requests: health for the whole family, since it feels like at least one of us has had a cold or other issue since the beginning of the year (and Tim and I are trying a dairy-free diet right now for separate problems); less stress for Hubby from his job 'cause he has a lot of responsibility and could use some of the work being shared, but there aren't enough qualified co-workers; and patience with the kids since they're both in interesting stages, Tim being a bit more aggressive as the older brother and Ben sometimes getting frustrated at not having enough vocabulary right now to express himself outside of screeching and screaming...

Time to assemble a morning snack and then go for a walk in the sunshine. (Yay for no rain today!) I should grab my recently-resurrected MP3 player to listen to on the walk and when I do yardwork afterwards. :)

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Wed, 05-04-2011 - 2:42pm

I know Fruitvale, I think I have a high school friend who lives or used to live there.

 
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Wed, 05-04-2011 - 3:52pm
LOL I suppose the screaming will only get louder as they grow...

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Fri, 05-06-2011 - 6:13pm
Tim had a follow-up appt with the pediatrician today. This is the same doc Ben saw for his first year to monitor a benign heart murmur, a hydrocele (that thankfully did not require surgery) and dermatitis, so we know him well - and I think I'm understanding his accent a lot better now. ;) (He's of African descent, thick accent.)

Tim's been seeing this doc periodically because of his delayed speech. I was happy to report how well he's doing with speech therapy and very proud to pass to on the therapist's name so he can make referrals for other patients. Yay!

Then he did a routine quick physical check and we discovered that Tim's problems with constipation aren't over like I thought, but bad enough that the doc can feel "masses" by touching his stomach. He gave us the names of two OTC laxatives we need to use a few hours apart for a couple days a week. I hope the "evacuation," as the doc calls it, won't be too rough on my little guy! ("Little Dude" is what Hubby calls him sometimes and apparently Ben is "Little Buddy." Too cute!)

It's a sad state of affairs when I joke about being jealous of Tim over the chocolate laxatives... Going dairy-free is really, really good for my digestion - no stomach pains at all since the switch - but I miss the taste of most items, particularly the comfort foods of chocolate and ice cream. I think that after I talk with my family doc about this development, I may try lactase pills if I want to indulge every now and then. There's also a health food store in the city that I can visit to see if they stock or can order more variety of soy products.

Time to get to making stuffed peppers for supper! :)

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Fri, 05-06-2011 - 10:28pm

Glad to hear the appt

 
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Mon, 05-09-2011 - 11:19pm
Hope your weekend went well and life is smoother with your husband back home. :)

Tim seems to be doing pretty good, had more appetite today than usual. Maybe his system is all cleaned out and he's feeling better. I hope so! Meanwhile Ben might be going through a growth spurt because he wanted to eat often today and I think that was the reason he woke up really early (and unhappy too).

Hubby made me a cake yesterday while I was visiting with my mum. He went to the trouble of finding a recipe for lactose-free icing. And it's sooo good! I think I can get by without chocolate for now... ;)

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Tue, 05-10-2011 - 5:28pm

Life is better, not necessarily smoother.

 
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