Coffee Conversations

Happy Monday! I wish you lots of coffee or whatever your fuel of choice is this morning! If we were having coffee together, here's what I would share... 

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I kept a food diary for several days and met with a nutritionist a few weeks ago to make sure I was eating healthfully during pregnancy, and she determined I need to add more protein to my diet. Here's my new favorite protein-filled snack - a cup of vanilla Greek yogurt mixed with a tablespoon of peanut butter. OMG, it tastes like peanut butter pie ice cream! It may be a little heavy on the calories, but it's better than eating pie or ice cream. 

I've been in a funk all of January. Illness followed by the mess of home renovations in the middle of winter can really bring a gal down. I have a lot to be thankful for right now, so I'm doing everything I can to get out of it. Exercise, fresh air, and a good book can usually do wonders for my mood. 

My dad was diagnosed with cancer at the end of last summer, and he did really well with chemo and radiation in the fall. I'm leaving later today to head to Nashville for his surgery, and we hope it will be the last part of his treatment. It's supposed to be a doozy of a surgery, and even if everything goes smoothly, he'll probably be in the hospital for about 10 days. Please send us prayers and good vibes!

I feel great in my pregnancy right now, but my acne is the worse it has ever been. I talked to my doctor, and she basically said there isn't much I can do about it. She did suggest trying sulfur soap and a Clarisonic, so both of those were ordered. I hope to see some results soon. If you have any suggestions for pregnancy acne, please send them my way!

After a kinda lousy day, I was walking to my car and a driver almost hit me at a pedestrian crosswalk, and then he had the audacity to put his hand out the window and flip ME off as he sped away. To put it lightly, I was really bothered. However, later that night, a glove must have fallen out of my car into the parking lot, and someone tucked it into my car door handle. I was so grateful to this stranger for saving my glove and generally restoring my faith in humanity. It takes just as much effort to do the kind thing as it does to do the blatantly nasty thing, so let's just use our energy to be kind.  

I wish you lots of coffee or whatever your fuel of choice is this morning!

 
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