Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day

It's kind of a funny holiday if you think about it. If you are a child, you are "on" to treat your mother really well this day and behave yourself. If you are an adult and a mother, you have to try to balance between celebrating your *own* mother's day and your Mother's mother's day. When my mother was alive, it was this battle of wills for me. Guilt if I wanted to celebrate being a mother and pressure to make it all about my mom. There's another category too. The mother without a mother. Then, this holiday takes on a whole new dynamic. Wanting to celebrate your own mother's day but then sadness because your mother is gone. Sheesh! You can't win. You understand that, right? LOL I totally think Mother's Day was brought about by a Hallmark company marketing strategy. It's all about the economy--gift buying, restaurants, cards, etc. Ok ok, no one wants to hear my tirade on *that* subject so let me continue to

My Mother's Day--

We visited Galilee beach in RI, where my mother's ashes are spread.
Puppy Feet was on his way with his grandparents. He'd spent the week with them. So here are my oldest and youngest.
And me. Cold LOL
He adores her.

We write messages to Grandma.

And collect shells. And play with the rolling waves. (I didn't get pictures of the kids laughing hysterically after dinner and playing 'tag' with the waves. It was wonderful)

We had a nice dinner and celebrated my and my mother-in-law's mother's day at George's of Galilee. It was a great day. The ocean is a very cathartic place.

Hope you had a nice Mother's Day. Wherever you are.

Friday, May 7, 2010

"You are what you eat."

It's an interesting quote and, I'm finding more and more, very true. I have a Kinesthesiologist that I've recommended to many and have had my children go to for different issues (that's another post all together!) and she's a remarkable woman. Through strength testing, she can find what ails you. It's a site to be seen, honestly, and very difficult to describe.

Through watching my children and friends follow her recommendations, I've noticed some findings of my own.

When I'm not eating right, I feel awful. Ok, big shock, right? But indulge me a bit. I've found that eating too much dairy can make my thought process cloudy. I've found that eating chinese food, even 'without msg', makes me feel fuzzy headed, too. Eating a big breakfast out? I'm exhausted most of the day.

So, I'm saying that not only does the obvious candy bar make me feel icky but even a yogurt or a batch of pancakes can cloud my thinking. Enough to make me tired, heavy headed and unmotivated.

Take note of yourself. Watch how you feel after certain meals. I have a friend who truly acts a little drunk after eating pork of any kind! You can guarantee that after a slab of bacon, she can't sew straight. So, watch your eating. Drink more water. Try to eat more balanced. You may find that it's certain foods that are ailing you and nothing more.