good fridays

Ahhhhhhhhhhh.  NOW things feel back to normal.  Hopping on the computer to write up a Good Fridays post is like laying down on your favorite comfy couch.  The cushions mold to your body and you sink down in with a sigh.

So, what 3 non T1D related things and I most thankful for this week? 

1.  Having the kind of friend who comments: "call me first...." when I mention on facebook we have to make an appointment with Dr.'s office in order to have Ben's stitches removed.  Why pay a co-pay when you have friends who offer to perform small medical procedures in return for a grande iced coffee with sugar-free hazelnut syrup?  (yes, I realize I haven't told the story about how Ben GOT the stitches in the first place.  I haven't done that because I am not yet up to that part in my Alaska photo-post-montage.  Sorry, but you will have to wait.)

2.  Coming home from a vacation of over-indulgence over-processed foods and making gut-friendly smoothies. We like to make them with milk kefir, Greek yogurt, raw milk (illegal in Iowa but I have my sources . . . . hehehehe), frozen bananas and various frozen berries.  We have had them twice this week for breakfast and it feels so good consume nutritious and healing foods.

3.  Accepting a challenge to blog every day during the month of July.  Blogging, for me, is one of my only 'me' times and I have a feeling I will be needing a little bit of that during this month.  Besides, the super sassy Lora and soul sweet Heather have preceded me in joining the blog-a-thon.  Oh, and I may or may not have 'demanded' Lora blog more often and THIS is how she responded . . . . I am never one to back down, so in addition to commenting on her daily posts, I am throwing in the remaining chips and taking her head-on.  Can YOU handle commenting on MY daily posts Miss Lora LooHoo???  Ka-chow!

Alright, I need to go cool my self off at the pool.  Have a great holiday weekend to all my Canuck and American friends!!!!!


Misty said...

Looking forward to your month full of blogging :)

Valerie said...

1. Nice job on saving money!
2. Yum--I LOVE smoothies, especially in the summertime.
3. Can't wait to read more!

Lora said...

The challenge is accepted, my friend :)

Shake... and bake!!!

NikDuck said...

Can't wait to hear from you every day!! Those smoothies look yummy!

Misty said...

Woo hoo for the month of blogging! Impressive :)

Unknown said...

HA! I cannot wait to read your posts daily Amy...well I am hoping to...I am on vacay next week. I may miss a few days of the NaBloPo-awschumness that exudes from your fingertips. (ewww, that sounded a bit skanky).

Love you!!!

Tracy1918 said...

Okay you had me worried. I wondered how I missed the stitches part! Fill us in on the scoop...glad all is okay.

You're such a fantastic woman to blog the whole month. WOW!

Alexis Nicole said...

Awesome!! Poor baby...that pic made me squeel. Can't wait to read what you got this month!