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Hi guys,

So I haven’t gotten to talk much about the kiddies lately!

Since I was sick after my birthday three weeks ago, I still am left with long-term laryngitis.

I haven’t had my voice for three weeks! With that unfortunately I haven’t been able to go to the hospital to work with the kids!

On Tuesday I returned to the hospital, still hardly any voice! I saw quite a few kids, all new ones! I visited two kids 1 and 2 year olds. Both of them have developmental delays, different cases which I am not really sure of. One was in a bed very tiny for his age, beautiful features! He was by himself and not really responsive until I went on his other side and took his hand. He touched my hand and sort of played with it. I talked to him a little bit no response but I know he heard me. This showed him he’s not alone, providing some love and comfort. He was by himself, for hopefully not the whole day. The other boy was hooked up to even more machines and is in a crib. He was a bit more responsive to me with expressions. I got him to smile and played with him for a while. I also visited a sweet little girl who just had a surgery so was pretty sleepy but I hung out with her and her mom for a little while. I gave her some things to color and put up to decorate for Thanksgiving. The little girl asked me my favorite colors, pink purple and blue. Later on I learned she was making me a bracelet, so cute! Her father arrived a bit later with her little brother. They were a sweet, adorable family. I visited a beautiful little baby and spent some time with her and her grandmother. I also spent time with an 11 year old little girl. The poor thing was bored and by herself coloring, I kept her company.

I also had a great review with my child life supervisor! I expressed to her how I would love to learn more about what goes on when doing the medical play and explaining to the children about a procedure they are going to have. We also discussed about a job as a Child Life Assistant. When I am able to work, I am looking into this position at the hospital, as it will only give me more experience, and perhaps more of an advantage into an internship program.

I am so happy where I am right now, here I am continuing this journey!

~Excited

 

 

 

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Thanksgiving Report

Hello all!

I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving!

I am actually not feeling too guilty about what I ate. I stayed away from the several delicious breads! The picky foods my mom put out were not too difficult for me to resist, cheeses that I’m not crazy about, and salami however there were grapes. When my family friends arrived they brought yummy potato latkles! I had a few grapes and 1 and a half sweet potato latkes.

We had a delicious vegetable soup as a first course. It was lightly made with sausage, which I don’t normally eat on its own, but it made a tasty broth!

I had a piece of yummy turkey, a piece of spiral ham, and some sweet potatoes… SO GOOD!!!!!

My parents and my sister are such great cooks everything was delish!!!

Later on we all went to other family friends with dessert to have theirs and ours all together.

I wasn’t horrible.

I had a piece of pumpkin pie, a sliver of chocolate pecan, a smaller sliver of a chocolate layer cake and a few fresh blackberries.

Ok I wasn’t great, but wasn’t horrible considering the damage I could have done. I did keep my calories pretty low and my carb, protein, and fat counts were all within the brackets that SparkPeople recommends for me.

I hope to have lost some this week!

It was such a wonderful day with my family and friends, I am so very grateful!!!!

 

~Grateful and Crossing my fingers ­čÖé

Today’s Gratitude

  • My overall health
  • My progress
  • My strength
  • My parents
  • My sister
  • My brother in-law to be
  • My dog Roxie
  • My family
  • My friends
  • Beating RSD
  • My volunteer position
  • Helping others
  • Physical therapy
  • Walking
  • Doing well in school!
  • Lessons learned
  • Lessons to learn
  • Meditation
  • Music
  • Art
  • Writing
  • Every day is a new day!
  • Everything happens for a reason!!!!

 

~So lucky

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello Everyone,

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

The holidays tend to be very tricky for eating healthy. I’m trying to keep my Paleo plan in mind. It shouldn’t be too bad since I can eat sweet potatoes, in moderation, and I can eat turkey and ham. I can eat pumpkin but I have to be careful because I can’t eat the whole pie I gotta be careful. I think I will make a salad as well. I can have pumpkin pie fresh fruit and nuts as well. I can’t have the string beans and fifty-million breads that will be staring me in the face, but hopefully it won’t be too hard to set it away from my side of the table.

I’m trying to focus and not be too bad! If I can do that, then by the time I weigh myself hopefully I will have lost another pound or so.

For those who celebrate Hanukah, Happy Hanukah!!!!!

~Have a great holiday everyone!!!

Shout-Out

Hello everyone,

Want to give a shout out to all of my visitors and followers! Thank you for viewing my blog!

I have hit 101 followers! I hope you are all enjoying my posts!

I am happy to share my experiences and I hope I am helping some of you in some way.

I am thoroughly enjoying learning and reflecting on lessons, which have been exceptionally important to me.

I have learned many significant tools, which I know I will look back on.

 

~Blog on! ­čÖé

 

 

I Got Chicken!

Hey guys,

This evening I tried another Paleo recipe that I found online.

I made Almond Crusted Chicken Cutlets!

It really came out delicious! It doesn’t look as good as it smells and tastes but not on TopChef over here!

Almonds, Almond Flour, Eggs, little bit of salt, black pepper, parsley, garlic powder.

I thoroughly enjoyed ­čÖé

Also it turns out the Pumpkin Cake I made the other day is good. Tonight, I had my Physical Therapist as my critic.

Paleo or not, everyone can enjoy a lot of the recipes out there.

~ Happy