Week in Review

Greg and or I have had a cold on and off for the past 2 weeks (so far Jack has stayed healthy) so we’ve been a bit behind on everyday life, including blogging and my online class. Also my computer decided to malfunction last week. Thankfully a family friend took it to work on it for a week. I can hardly go a day without a computer but I didn’t sweat it because we had Greg’s laptop…. so I thought. Until his battery charger started sparking!! So there went our computers for the week ugh! Jack is doing well, exploring new foods, crawling like a speed racer and doing lots of standing (with support of course, however he did stand along for maybe 1-2 seconds yesterday). Today he climbed up 1 step by himself.

Over the weekend Greg went to the Ohio State Chiropractic Association convention to fulfill his continuing education hours. Jack and I met him for lunch on Saturday and also saw one of our former classmates, Dave, who gave us some good marketing tips for our office. Jack and I then headed to grandma and grandpa A’s house. The plan was that I could study for my online class while my parents spent time with Jack. It didn’t exactly play out that way. After I arrived in Dayton, my cold, which I thought was gone, decided to come back with a vengeance and I did not have the mental clarity to get any productive studying done. Plus, my parents got tied up with football and shopping for my sister’s wedding which is 2 weeks away. Sunday Jack and Grandma played in the morning then we joined my mom and aunt and grandma who were shopping for wedding attire. Finally Jack and I headed back to Columbus. It wasn’t exactly the trip I had planned but I was glad that Jack got to spend some time with Grandma and Grandpa and that I was able to bring my mom some rehab equipment for her back, even though I didn’t get my studying done. Today I stayed home to try to kick this cold while Greg managed the office. I’m hoping Jack doesn’t get sick. He sounds a bit like he has a frog in his throat but he is just as active as usual, nothing else out of the ordinary. I’ve been trying to feed Jack often so he will get some good antibodies from me and I’ve been loading up on the vitamin C, Echinacea and some additional immune boosting vitamins. Hopefully that will do the trick. I’m so glad Greg was able to let me rest today. I will give him a break later in the week so he can have some extra down time with Jack; I know he could use the break from work!

Current Projects: In my spare time (when I can find it), I’ve been doing some research on a few topics and hope to write some informative posts as I conclude my research, which may be a little while.

1. Skin Care and Make-up – I’m trying to find natural, toxin free make-up and skin care products. I have learned that even though a product says “natural” or comes from the health food store, doesn’t mean it is healthy. I have also learned the Mary Kay make-up I was using is loaded with toxins according to http://www.cosmeticdatabase.com. I have been sampling a few companies and hope to find one I’m happy with soon.

2. Toys – I’ve been looking for some time now to find some easy guidelines for shopping for safe, toxin-free baby toys. I have found some websites that have great, toys which is wonderful for me and those who like to shop online. However I have some relatives who want to shop for Jack and are not exactly computer savvy shop online. I’m hoping to compile some info for safe toy shopping at your local toy store. I would love for it to be as simple as saying toy brand A is good and brand B is bad, but it doesn’t seem to be that cut and dry.


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    Linda said,

    I heard in Pharmacology class today that a cold lasts 7 days if you don’t take anything, and it lasts a week if you take something for it.

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