Healthy body, healthy spirit, healthy mothering. This is the journey I have set out on with my two amazing children.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Yesterday in Song

1. Ice Ice Baby
2.  It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas
3. Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
4. Woke Up  This Morning & Got Myself a Beer?  No more like socks.

We are freaking freezing in here.  The furnace died.  It finally gave up.  I woke up to Kel saying "Momma, the air in the vent is cold!"  

Uh oh.  This can't be good.

Sure enough, my furnace was blowing cold air.  There was no flame.  I know because I went and checked.  After all, last year it kept doing the same thing.  The furnace guy showed me the part to clean so I could save myself a $75 service call.  This year I did what he said to do.  It didn't work.  So I turned off the gas, cut the power to the furnace, checked for the smell of gas to be sure it wasn't leaking & tried again.  Nothing.

Turns out all of our temporary fixes are no longer fixing.  So I turned off the furnace at the thermostat, bundled up the kids & took them with me to Calculus class.  They had a snow day.  When we got home it was only 53 degrees inside, even the cats were hiding under the blankets & they have fur coats!  Of course, it was only 27 degrees outside so at least we were above freezing.

Now it is Thursday morning, the kids are out playing in the snow.  It is a snow day for all of us thanks to the 18 inches of snow on the ground.  My new best friend is downstairs installing our new furnace.  I will be going into that over at if you want to read more details.  :)

I'll keep you posted on the heating situation.  Right now I need to go make some snow angels with my own angels.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Nicotine free

Just a quick health update.

1. I had the flu. Don't ask me if it was H1N1; I have no idea nor do I care.
2. I was tested for nicotine use for my life insurance and finally


It is the first time I can say that (honestly) in 20 years. Yay me.

3. We continue to eat more and more veggies and fruits. Tonight's dinner was an all organic frittata made with local red-skinned potatoes, rainbow chard, carrots, onions, garlic and green bell pepper.
4. My chiropractor has fixed my lower back. For the past 2 months I have had no lower back pain. Yay Dr. Scott!