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 Sunday, January 16, 2011

First I have a prayer request...My almost 5 month old nephew has RSV and Pneumonia. He was admitted to the hospital, but has been discharged. He is having a very difficult time breathing. He is on antibiotics, steroids, 2 different nebulizer meds, and tylenol for his fevers. He isn't keeping the meds down though due to his high fevers. Please pray for him to get better quickly. Also, pray for his mom (my sister) as this is very difficult to go through!

Just a quick update...

This week I have continued to just plug away at life. Chipping away at all the messes! I have just been slowly going through room by room or cabinet by cabinet organizing and purging. I feel so much less stressed about things. I have a very small bit to clean up in the Big Pantry. I did go through all our movies and get rid of anything with bad language or innuendos. We have a very small DVD collection now. I have to go through the VHS and books still, but most of that has been done before and we've only accumulated a few extras. I have gotten all my laundry done and I've been using cloth diapers again. I've only been using them during the day as I don't want to deal with ammonia burns again. Still trying to figure out how to get rid of that problem. All in all, things are looking pretty good around here.

We are all doing a cleanse right now. It's a liquid that we take a small amount of everyday. It's not a very intense cleanse and will probably take us around a month to do. But it's good for all of us and it definitely makes a difference. We are really trying to build up our immune systems. After all the sickness last year with the worst happening around Christmas, we really need to get ourselves healthy. I've been making kefir for James. I haven't started drinking it yet, but I will be using it for shakes for us soon. I also made yogurt. It turned out pretty good. It is runny, but I accidentally used too much milk somehow? I was supposed to end up with 4 quarts and ended up with 4 quarts + 1 pint. But it tastes good and mixed with strawberries it was really good. The kids liked it! At the first of next month I will be purchasing lots of different herbs and such to make our own vitamins. I'm looking forward to it.

My next hurdle, in the kitchen at least, is making bread. I will be trying to do that sometime this week I think. I am not feel very well, so we'll see how this week goes. We have been eating beans about every other day and I think it's really made an improvement in our health. At least I know I feel better!

We are still working on the kids. Right now, besides obedience, they are really working on the words. The words they say AND how they say them. Sometimes you can say something that's not mean, but the way you say it makes it mean, ya know! So, we're working on them talking kindly to each other. Attitudes! I am going to be getting the book "Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends" and using it. I have heard really good things about that book so I'm hoping it lives up to it's reviews! :)

I'm off to finish dinner, hope everyone has a blessed day!

2 comments:

Rashel January 17, 2011 at 9:05 AM  

Hi, thank you for leaving a sweet comment on my blog. I came to visit you back :) I look forward to reading more when I have time. It definitely sounds like we have been in the same mindset lately.
Blessings to you,
Rashel

Faithful Mama January 17, 2011 at 10:09 AM  

Good for you!! So happy to hear that you are implementing these things! Keep me posted on how it all goes!! ;D

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