March 2017

March 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy 2017 Easter!

It was granddaughter Reya's first Easter, which made today extra special. She grows cuter every day, and is still an easy baby. Unfortunately, since Reya's my son and DIL's first child, they can't fully appreciate just how lucky they are. But, after two loud, active, and often challenging grandsons, I'm truly grateful for a granddaughter with a super easy-going and quiet personality.

And I'm grateful for the time we have with Reya before her parents decide to move back to South Korea. Their plans seem to change daily, so we don't really know when that will happen. But just knowing it will some day makes every holiday with Reya even more special.

Nine-month-old Reya.
The color-coordinated outfits were totally unplanned!
{Elliott (11); Reya (9 months); Jonah (7)}

Monday, April 10, 2017

Drink Water!

For approximately two years I've been dealing, struggling, and suffering with various aches and pains in my legs from my hips to my feet. Every morning I woke never knowing what leg or what particular area would give me trouble that day.

Thankfully, for the most part, any particular pain would lessen once I started walking. But, for sure, it was a chronic issue that drained my energy and spirit. I sadly just figured leg and feet pain was old age for me. And it's what would eventually keep me from working out.

Then two weeks ago I decided to start each day with two full glasses of water. I also began drinking a full bottle or glass of water every 1-2 hours throughout my waking hours. And upping my daily water intake was the only thing I did differently with regard to my health. Therefore, I have to believe water is why things have improved so drastically and amazingly.

Within one day of consuming so much water, all of the pains in my legs and feet were gone. Plus, except for the days I'm suffering from spring allergens, I have much more energy.

Naturally, I was extremely skeptical at first, thinking it was just a weird occurrence that wouldn't last. But after two weeks, I'm convinced the improvement in my health is all due to drinking a lot more water.

I guess for years I was extremely dehydrated even though I never felt thirsty. Now, whether thirsty or not, I drink. I drink a lot of water!


Sunday, April 2, 2017

2017 MS Garage Sale

On Saturday, April 1, my daughter hosted our family's ninth MS Garage Sale. As usual, all poceeds will be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society with the hope a cure will be found in my son-in-law's lifetime.

This year's sale was a huge success thanks mainly to the massive whole-house purge I've been doing since the beginning of the year. Sales totaled a whopping $948.05, which my son-in-law's employer will match for a grand total donation of $1,896.10!

Once again a lot of hard work by many paid off.