Thursday, April 17, 2008

Proud Mama...

I'm a proud mama. Chicken Nugget decided that she would like to play t-ball this year. It's so nice to see her wanting to do other things (aka sports) instead of just playing mommy, dress up and make up. I want her to be a "well rounded" little girl. And I'm quite surprised - but she really likes it!

Her first game was on Saturday. She was amazing. She hit the ball, she ran the bases - she even fielded alot of balls and threw them to first base. At the end of the game, her coach called her over and presented her with the coveted "Game Ball". He is such a gentlemen about it. He got down on one knee and said such encouraging words to her. The game ball reads:

"Chicken Nugget" (ok obviously it would be her real name, not her blog name)

Tigers vs. Rockies

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Game Ball

"for being the best overall player"

I gotta say - I was really proud of her. I think a part of it, for me, was the fact that I was "the girl" in our family. I wasn't given an option to play sports - my brothers did that. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm sure if I had said to my parents "I want to play baseball" I would have been allowed. I just don't think I even knew it was an option. And as I got older, I wished that I had played a team sport. It's seems like such a fun experience. I digress.

She's good at it. And she was proud of herself. In fact, she slept with the game ball that night and showed anyone and everyone. Good job Chicken Nugget - you rock girl!

Monday, April 14, 2008

I've Missed You!!!

I can hardly believe it's been more than two months since my last post. Several of you harassed me at the last Moms in Action meeting, which by the way was SO MUCH FUN (I'll post on that maybe tomorrow, or next month) - I know you are all sick of seeing "A Simple Hello Would Be Fine". So I thought I would indulge you and post something new.

(By the way - if you are still clicking on everyones blog to see if they've posted a new one, you've got to get a bloglines account. Really ladies, you gotta get on board. You'll spend alot less time surfing around).
So, today I thought I would update you on the progress of my psoriasis. If you have no idea what I am talking about, start here. For those of you who now know way more about psoriasis than you EVER wanted to know, I'm doing well.

I am still going to the lightbox three days a week. Which I've gotta say is a real pain. And there are days that I get busy and forget. But I don't ever forget twice. It's amazing at how well the UVB light reduces the scaling and redness - but once I forgot two times - and it was really unbelievable how fast it went back to feeling and looking horrible!!!

I still have it on each area of my body, but many of the really small ones are gone. Where I once had maybe 500, I probably have about 300 now. And my face has really improved. Praise the Lord! Here's my updated photo:

Thank you so much for your kind words to me over the last few months. I love when a friend comes up to me and says, "wow your skin looks so much better". Even though I know I'm not one hundred percent, your kind words make me feel beautiful.

I'm off to the lightbox now - the lady at the lightbox who has issues with social graces still keeps to herself, but I always wait for her to answer my "Hi, how are you?" before I'll answer her about whether or not I've had any burning. Thanks for all your advice!!!

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