Sick sick sick

Spring is not treating the Pisciotto family well, while we very much appreciate the warmer temps we don’t really care so much for the flu and bronchitis that has taken over our home. So you may have noticed I’ve been a little quiet lately. That’s why.

I got my butt kicked hard by the flu last week and just as I was getting better I was kind enough to give it to Tara. That has now developed into bronchitis for her and a very scary weekend for mom and dad with her temp hovering around 102 (on medication). The fever has broken but she still feels like she’s dying. Nothing sucks more as a parent than to watch your kid suffer. My kids are so much older now that they are pretty self-sufficient and can handle most things on their own. Tara could barely get out of bed this weekend let alone take care of herself, so I guess the only bonus from this is that my kid needs her mommy again and sometimes it’s nice to be needed. May is a busy month for my family, especially for Tara (so she better get well quickly). Lots of “lasts” for her as years as a middle school student come to an end.

Another bonus to being sick is that I lost 3lbs without trying last week. The first thing I thought of was that line from the Devil Wears Prada when Emily says “I’m only one stomach virus away from my goal weight!”. It might have been an “easy” 3lbs but I’d rather work out and eat right for those 3lbs any day than be that sick again.

With upcoming barbeques, graduation parties..etc I’ve got a plan and I’m sticking to it. It’s about the time in the weight watchers program where I start giving up. The results are slow but they are happening and that’s enough for me to keep going.

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Happy Days Week 1

As promised (albeit several days late) I am posting pics from my first week of my 100 Happy Days challenge. So far I’m sticking to it!

Day 1: one of the first gorg days of the year definitely brought a smile to my face. Especially after having the worst winter I can remember.

Day 2: lunching with the world’s cutest nieces totally makes my day every time I do it.

Day 3: it could be because I’m still fairly new but I really really like my job. I’m honestly happy to spend my days here everyday. I don’t think I’ve ever been able to say that before.

Day 4: if these 4 don’t make you smile you might be dead inside.

Day 5: they drive us crazy but these pups bring us so much joy.

Day 6: in true Chicago form we got some late season snow…instead of crying about an insignificant amount of snow I made the most of it by throwing a snow ball at my son…because that’s the kind of thing that makes me happy.

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Welcome

Hi there 🙂 My name is Christina and this is my life.  Let me first start of by saying this is not my first attempt at blogging, but unlike my past attempts I have a clear idea of what I want this blog to be and where I want it to go.  Basically this is just my life for anyone who is interested.  1724090_10153884082975343_2082132174_nI am obsessed with photography but have absolutely no training so you will get to see an amateur view of the world through my eyes.  I am also attempting a great weight loss journey, I have never before discussed this with many people but I’m hoping putting it out there for the world to see will give me the added pressure I probably need to actually stick with it this time.  There will also be the random personal (well it’s all personal isn’t it?) here and there most likely discussing nothing that actually matters.  I will also warn that I am not a writer and that I will make grammar mistakes and make them often.  I know the difference between like their, there, and they’re so I’m not that bad but I have a thing for run on sentences, commas and exclamation points!  I’m not often as excited as I sound but it’s a hard habit to break. So if you find me fascinating (ha) or just need a way to kill a little time check back and see what I come up with.  Or start taking bets on how long I will last before I forget I have a blog again.

xo

Christina