Monday, May 5, 2014

Just an update

Hey everyone I know its been a while... again.  I swear I am not going to disappear for a year... again.  Things have just been hectic.  I have had a lot of free time lately.  TOO MUCH free time to be honest.  And this is due to my employer last minute (like a couple of hours before I am going to go into work last minute) telling me I have the day off.  This started before Easter.  Then after Easter I get a call and well to make a long story short I have the next week off.  THEN when I think I am going back to work like normal I end up having another week off.  Lets just say that I love being a nanny but I think I might be too nice.  I think from now on contracts will be drawn up making it very clear what hours are guaranteed and how time off will work.  

Don't get me wrong who doesn't like time off?  But when you have bills to pay and had no time to plan for a two week vacation when you are used to being paid on a week to week basis.  I wasn't really in the mood to write.  Seems like my schedule is going back to normal though and with the summer I will hopefully get more hours as the kids won't be in school.

I am sure that you all can understand not being in the mood to write.

Other than that I have some news.  Due to the fact that I have gall stones and my bf has gout.  Two things which can be extremely painful if not managed.  We have decided to become vegetarians.  It might seem a little extreme but we are going on two weeks almost three now and it has made a world of difference.  I have only had one gall bladder attack and I think that was because I ate fried food and had a big cup of coffee on top of it.  My bf just had knee surgery and with that going on along with having flare ups due to the gout it was getting really stressful to say the least.  

From what we are able to make from the many articles online the body breaks down purine from vegetables easier than purine from meat.  So while we are still careful as to what veggies he eats since some are worse than others, with cutting meat out he has been able to walk much more comfortably than he has been able to in weeks.  We have also stopped drinking soda as well.  Which is a big deal in my opinion.

So yay exciting woot woot.  Lol

So far it honestly isn't that bad.  I don't really miss meat unless I like see a Baconator or ads for ridiculously yummy looking steak.  =P  I have noticed that during main meals I get full MUCH quicker than before.  I am guessing that is a good thing.  I think one of the biggest challenges is finding a good variety of meals to make or when we do go out its a bit hard to stick to the veggie diet in some restaurants.

Well anyways I hope that you all are doing well.  I am sorry I have been away.  Hopefully I will be back soon.


  1. Oh a vegetarian diet is very healthy! I don't eat much meat myself, because I was a vegetarian for a few years. Diet has so much to do with how we feel and look, I eat mostly plants (primarily fruits and greens!). Your employer really seems to be treating you as though their time is far more important than yours! I would certainly ask to draw up a contract, especially if you feel you are being taken advantage of for your kindness.

    1. So far I am loving the new diet. I thought I was going to be miserable for the first month but its been really easy so far. Good thing we are both veggie lovers. Also I can't tell if it is the new diet or a change of... BC pills. But my face has a cleared up A LOT. I usually break out around my chin on a weekly basis but I haven't had a pimple in weeks. I think the most frustrating thing about work is that I even explained to her that I can not afford to take time off like that. Then today she tells me she is likely going to take Sunday off. Which I mean it is Mother's Day so I am trying to be understanding. It is a bit difficult after her putting me out of work for nearly two weeks though and now trying to get back on my feet and again she is taking one of my 9 hour days away.