What? A blog update from Elisa? =) Did you think I had given up blogging for good? I have missed it so, but I have not been able to find the time to sit down and quiet my brain enough to type anything up. I haven't even had the time to go outside, walk around in the garden, and see what's growing - well, I have still been doing that, but with a baby on my arm, I haven't had any extra hands for the camera. (Let me know when you figure the extra hands things out. I still don't know why moms don't have at least four arms.)
The past few months have been a whirlwind, but in a really good way. I guess that is to be expected when you have a 4 month old baby and a bunch of older brothers who still have to go places! Lots of big changes around here. The biggest one is that we are no longer homeschooling. Our oldest is loving school at our parish. At home, unofficially, we are still "unschooling", like we always will - learning through living. It has been a little humbling for me, to swallow my big plans and expectations of homeschooling, my identity as a "homeschooling mom" for the past 8+ years (really since we had our firstborn), and just letting go and letting God nudge us in the direction He wants us to go, even if it is not at all what we expected.
Underneath it all, there is a deep peace and I know we are doing what is best for our family. It helps that our school is awesome!
Also, guess what? NO MORE MIGRAINES since 12 days!! This is HUGE for me! Last year, while pregnant, I thought I was cured. I had forgotten, that my migraines always go away during pregnancy, but come back with a vengeance, a few weeks after baby is born. This time has been no different. I have been having daily migraines, up until a few weeks ago. I thought I had tried everything. A few Thursdays ago, I was in tears at my chiropractors office (a wellness center), saying how hopeless it is and how I'm so frustrated and done with living my live in pain and not being able to be the mother my children deserve.
The nutritionist at the office noticed I was shaking and then I also noticed that my blood sugar was dropping because I hadn't felt well enough to eat breakfast that day. She does Nutrition Response Testing and we had a little consultation that same day. That weekend, I started measuring my blood sugar with one of those finger pricky glucose monitors you can get at Target, and low and behold..my migraines stayed away as long as I kept eating every couple of hours and had a protein shake before going to sleep for the night. She also found out my body doesn't like gluten, wheat, corn, and whole grains. I've been gluten free for almost two months now (for real!! - I'm finally DETACHED from food and it is wonderful). I eat mostly proteins and grain-free carbs and lots of nuts, seeds, veggies, and not as much fruit.
It's been sooo good not having migraines!!! I feel like a new person!
Okay, well, that is all for today, you got the main updates! I want to leave you with a fall photos that reflect the beauty in and around the house right about now.
Blessings, my dear friends!
|Little pumpkins growing everywhere.|
|Mums coming back up from last year.|
|Flowers from the garden. This makes me so happy. =)|
|Flowers above the kitchen sink and lots of compost!|
|Time to bring the plants inside for the winter.|