Hi, guys! Happy Monday! 🙂
So, we've had quite the rollercoaster ride in the Haupert household lately, especially with regard to our health. I'll give you all of the highs and lows in a second, but, first, I wanted to share some fun stuff from our weekend!
HIGH: Running with Quinn! Quinn and I took Murphy for a walk on Sunday morning. I was wearing pajama pants, a fleece pullover, and flip-flops. Quinn was decked out head-to-toe in running gear. He said he'd run while I walked Murphy, and things went as planned for about 5 minutes.
Running alone was fun, but running with Mumma would be so much more fun! So, Quinn started to ask me again and again to run with him. I couldn't run with Murphy (details below), and I wasn't really dressed to run, which Quinn noticed, of course. He basically told me to get into workout gear and put on my running sneakers. He even said he'd "come with me" (apparently to make sure I got the job done). Long story short, we dropped Murphy off at home. I changed into my running attire, and Quinn and I ran about a mile together around the neighborhood. If you notice from the photo below, he's wearing sweatbands (headband + wristbands), which he used frequently to wipe his brow. Haha!
On the run, we talked about triathlons since Quinn's favorite activities right now are swimming, biking, and running, and he was definitely interested. I wonder if the little dude is a future triathlete?
HIGH: Eating Pixie Dust chicken wings and watching the Patriots game. Ooook, who am I kidding... I didn't care at all about the game, but the wings were amazing! A friend told me about them at a get-together on Saturday night, so we took a special trip to Whole Foods to buy a bag. (FYI: They're in the prepared meat section.) And, my goodness, these wings are incredible!! So, so, sooo tasty and so easy to make! I've heard Whole Foods also makes Pixie Dust chicken breast and a Pixie Dust seasoning, which I'm ALL OVER! Definitely keep a look out for them the next time you're at Whole Foods! SO. GOOD.
Speaking of Whole Foods...
HIGH: I finally got to use my mesh produce bags! I've been shopping at Trader Joe's lately, but buying very little produce since discovering that not all plastic can be recycled. I know... maybe I live under a rock, but I thought it could until recently. Know better, do better, right? Anyway, I bought new mesh produce bags and stocked up on fresh produce at Whole Foods yesterday.
Ok, now onto some of the "lows" with life lately. Whomp whomp. Of course, I'll throw in some "highs" as well because we don't need all of that negativity on a Monday morning. 😉
LOW: Mr. Murphy has been dealing with some painful neck and back issues. A couple of weeks ago, he started to act really weird and then yelped in pain when we tried to pick him up. We took him to the vet where he was evaluated and then prescribed pain meds. Murphy is slowly, but surely getting better, and *hopefully* the pain is not something he has to deal with long-term. The vet thinks he likely hurt his neck and/or slipped a disk in his mid-back. It's hard to know for sure without an MRI, but we're hoping lots of R&R and not jumping off our bed and couch will help him heal. Right now, the pug is quarantined during the day (basically, blocked off from the living room). And, at night, he's allowed to sleep in bed with us, but we carry him up and down the stairs. Even though he's not feeling 100%, Murphy still does what he wants, like sleeping in freshly cleaned laundry. Pug glitter everywhere!!
LOW: I'm still dealing with a flare and my gross mucus-y cough is back. Ugh, it's been a "fun" few weeks to say the least, especially trying to get the information and meds that I need to get better. The video below explains some of my "wtf moments" I've had with doctors and health insurance lately. Blah.
HIGH: The LDN arrived on Saturday! Thanks to an awesome Instagram follower, I found a local compounding pharmacy, who filled my prescription for a fraction of the price. Woohoo! I started taking it immediately and haven't seen any changes yet, but it can take up to 3 weeks to see if it has any affect. I've actually heard LDN can take months to fully work, so we'll see. I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but I haven't been able to kick this flare since May (post-colonoscopy). FYI: I'm giving LDN a try to see if it helps get me out of this flare as it can help regulate the immune system. The research is actually very promising, so I hope it works for me!
And I'll leave you with one more high! 🙂
HIGH: I discovered this Fly-By Hoodie from Brooks, and I'm in love!
I mean, is this hoodie not the cutest ever!? I need!!
That's all for now. I hope you guys have a wonderful Monday!! 🙂
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