Thoughts & things.

Hi, helloooo! I’ve missed all of you in the blog-osphere! I’ve started to post numerous times, but gotten sidetracked or busy with other things. Needless to say, I have many, many unfinished draft-posts that may serve their purpose on a rainy day or something. First, I want to share some random thoughts–

  • Why have I never liked La Croix sparkling water?! I have really never been a fan, but I decided to try a cranberry flavor and I FREAKING LOVE IT. Go La Croix!
  • The Bananas & Cream candle from Francesca’s is the bees knees. I don’t usually go for food scented candles (unless it’s marshmallow–all marshmallow everything) but this candle is sweet and so comforting. If you don’t have one, you’re missing out.
  • Indie Folk music is everything right now. I flip flop around between hip-hop/rap to R&B to 90’s country to alternative, but lately, the Indie Folk Revival Pandora station has been my go-to. Lot’s of goodies like The Lumineers, Birdy, Vance Joy, Milky Chance, etc. If you’re about that kind of thing, definitely check it out.

Yeah, so that’s what’s on the top of my head at the moment. Oh, and I AM SO OVER THIS COLD WEATHER. Go home, Mother Nature. You’re drunk.

I feel like there has been so much going on lately. From the regular, every day stuff to the things that make your head spin–I’m exhausted even thinking about it all. We recently bought a few new pieces for our living area. Isn’t it funny how we call it a “living area” or “living room?” Like, we live in each room of our house, unless we’re dead…..but whatever. We went to HomeGoods & purchased a new entertainment case to sit below the television and a boho-patterned bench/ottoman to go in front of the couch. Literally the cutest thing I have ever seen. Then a few days ago, I got a cozy black-velvet chair (which just so happens to be where I’m sitting as I write!) and I couldn’t be happier. It’s been almost a year since we purchased our house, and we are finally starting to make it feel like home. There is still so much work to do–we still haven’t even painted. The walls are just white, but I’ve been fine with it. I still pin lots of pretty paint colors on Pinterest and imagine them in different rooms of our home though!

What else… I took Cyan to the doctor last week for his four year check up. He turned four back in October, so you can see how I am with time….LOL. Anyway, I was concerned that he may have Type 1 Diabetes from as much as he drinks and uses the bathroom, along with a few other things. Thankfully though, his doctor said that he must just be a thirsty child who pees a lot, because his glucose and urine tests didn’t indicate any concern! I have never been so thankful for normalcy! After all the Google-ing & worrying, a major weight was lifted from my shoulders when she confirmed that Cyan was just fine. I send love and strength to all the mamas who have kiddos with T1D though! I was imagining the worst and hoping for the best and trying to become as educated as possible about the disease so I would feel somewhat in control if the news came out differently. I have to tell you–that was so hard for me, thinking that my sweet child could potentially have a life-altering condition that would create struggles for him in his future, and knowing that as his mama, there was absolutely nothing I could do to fix it. I felt helpless, but now I have so much respect for the parents who deal with T1D day in & day out. What an incredible battle to fight.

I’ve also been adapting to a bit of a lifestyle change lately. I chose to adopt the Pescatarian diet a little over a month ago, and I have to say, it’s been so much easier than I anticipated. Pescatarianism is a meatless diet; however, seafood like shrimp and fish are allowed. Have you ever seen those billboards that had pictures of cows, horses, sheep, dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, etc. & said, “Where do you draw the line?” I felt a sting of guilt every time I passed one of those billboards, knowing that I loved chickens and cows just as much as dogs or anything else, but I was still consuming them. Finally, I decided that it was time for a change, but unsure what route would be best for me until I read about being a pescatarian. Since changing my diet, I not only feel better in my heart, but my body has felt better, too! I still get the protein I need from fish and legumes, and my vegetable consumption has increased, too, since I’ve been eating veggie burgers instead of hamburgers. Would you believe me if I told you that veggie burgers are actually pretty freaking delicious?? A slice of tomato and a little spicy mustard…talk about satisfying! I was sure that I would be missing my love affair with bacon by now, but I don’t think I’ve actually thought about it until now! 😉 Let me know if y’all would like to see any of my pescatarian recipes, I’ll post them on my Foodie page!

If you’re not following me on Instagram, what are you doing? @calynb_xo

Thanks so much for following me & taking time to check out little snippets of my life! I’m off to face mask & snuggle w my boy!

XO

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