I'm going to babble about my girly health. That might be TMI for some of you, so I thought a warning would be fair. No hard feelings if you skip right down to the cookie picture.
Back in 2008, I wrote a post about my woes with gyn issues. Even after a second opinion and numerous tests, I was deemed "normal" and sent on my way. Things were improving a little towards the latter half of 2009, but my never-ending period has started up again. This month was 14 days, super heavy, and painful...making me miserable and mood swingy.
This past week has been filled with more exams, blood work, and sonograms. Again, everything came back "normal." The only solution the doc can offer is birth control, which I refuse to take. This issue has stretched on for the last four years and there doesn't seem to be a cause that anyone can figure out. The thought of dealing with 2-3 week periods for who knows how many more years has me feeling pretty down.
I'm also anemic because of all the blood loss, which makes me super fatigued. Needless to say, not a whole lot of crafting has gone on. I've been doing a little here and there, but mostly have crafty ADD right now. I've got one big secret project on the hook, for a good friend who is expecting a baby soon, but its slow going.
I haven't been exercising for the last 2 weeks either, making Week 3 a 1.5 pound gain. Exercise will help, I know, so I plan on getting back to it this weekend.
So if things are a little slow for a while, just know its because I'm tired and stressed out.
Anyway, onto some fun stuff. This past Monday, Pi's school hosted a bake sale. Piper and I made 5 dozen M&M cookies to bring in. All I did differently was to add a bag of chocolate chips in the dough. They were so good! I couldn't figure out how to keep the M&M candy shells from cracking though. The recipe is definitely a keeper.
One of the expert doctors I work with was nice enough to buy my co-workers and I a fruit of the month club gift for 2010. In today's mail was a box full of Honeybell oranges. I've never tried them, but have heard they're pretty juicy.
Apparently, saying that they're juicy is an understatement, because the fruit company thought it was necessary to send bibs and an instructional booklet on how to eat the oranges. Talk about high maintenance fruit!
We're going to dig into them now....yum!