Germs, Snow and Birthday Fun

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I’ve had so much going on lately, but I wanted to do a quick update.  Sometimes I think all I do are updates, but I hope I can get back on board with writing more.  I actually have a lot of topics to discuss but I just need to find the time to write.

As some of you know, my husband and I work for ourselves.  We work from home and moved into our house almost 6 years ago.  Since then, my husband never had a nice office.  He floated from our third-floor, which got too hot in the summer, to our basement, which has no windows, but I think we finally settled on the basement.  Since we decided where to set up camp permanently, we finally spent a little bit of money doing up his office.  We painted (ourselves! And never again) and bought office furniture and it’s finally all set up.  I know he is happy to have a permanent place that looks nice.  The project took a lot longer than we anticipated because we’d never painted before and the furniture was such a pain to put together.

Hubby’s new office

The last few months have sort of blurred together.  We’ve been fighting one sickness after another.  I was really sick the whole week between Christmas and New Year’s.  Both my kids had strep right before Christmas too.  We thankfully were healthy in January but then I got a cold two weeks ago, followed by a stomach bug that started with my son, followed by me, then my baby and finally my husband.  While still recovering from the stomach bug, we then ALL got hit with strep again! These preschool germs are no joke, but I hope we will be immune to everything before long.  One nice thing is that my new pump was able to regulate my blood sugars well while I was sick.

Auto mode working well while sick!

My 34th birthday was back in January and I spent the weekend resting, which was nice.  I went out to dinner with my family and my husband and friends and I did an Escape Room, which was so much fun!  A local greenhouse also had a PBS day where we met Clifford.

Met Clifford the Big Red dog my birthday weekend too!

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts had an awesome exhibit that we checked out, the Terracotta exhibit.  My oldest also had an art class at VMFA one day while Homeland was filming!  That was cool to check out.  My husband and I had a date night to see the TransSiberian Orchestra in December which was amazing, and I went and saw one of my favorite high school band’s, Fighting Gravity, do a reunion tour!  We also attended a college basketball game and got to go down on the court during the warmups.

Homeland filming at VMFA!

U of R basketball game!

Terracotta exhibit at VMFA

We got a lot of snow in December and January and I thought my 3-year-old would never have preschool again.  I’m hoping the snow is behind us now and hopefully we are getting back on a normal schedule (its 75 degrees out today, possibly breaking a record high!).

Snow day!

My one year old is in the process of transitioning from two naps to one.  Two naps were so nice so I could try and get some stuff done but the one nap will be nice to be able to get out of the house and do more activities.  My one year old (who is 19 months old now) has been talking a lot more; his favorite phrase being “uh oh”.  I still think of him as my baby so it’s crazy to hear him use words like door, please, etc.

19 Months old!

My three-year-old gave up naps for about 2 months but has started napping again thankfully.  He has been doing a great job with potty training and I think we’ve been accident free for a good two months.

Three year old love bug!

I got my new pump in December and its been going well.  I’m still not as low as I’d like but I’m doing much better than I was the weeks/months before I got it.  The new pump has helped me to think about diabetes a little less but I need to make sure I don’t forget about it too much because I’ve started to get bad about changing my infusion set in a timely manner.  I have been attending my local DiabetesSisters’ meetups and we were even featured in this month’s newsletter.

I’m hoping the snow and illnesses are over for a while so we can get back into a nice groove before preschool lets out for the summer (which will be here before I know it!).

My boys!

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