I know, it’s been so long since I have last blogged. It has been like a roller coaster over here with one thing after another happening.
On Father’s Day Robert went upstairs to get Audrey from her bed and on his way down, he slipped. Luckily he held onto her tight as he fell and only dislocated his shoulder, but Audrey’s leg got hit somewhere in the fall which caused a small fracture on her left femur.
After taking her to an Orthopedic and thinking she might need surgery, we were told she just had to wear a little baby cast for three weeks. Whew! It was a tough three weeks but Audrey did remarkably well with her little green cast on. She was even trying to crawl around on it, ha!
After Audrey’s cast was removed, Robert and I were running into a season of struggling. We had quite a few instances, including Audrey’s cast, spring up on us all at once and it was getting to a point where we were beginning to worry. Then all of the sudden (I love when these “all of the sudden” types of moments in life happen) just a week or two later I was given a promotion at work. Then a few weeks after I received that promotion, Robert received one as well! WHHAAA!!?? Couldn’t believe it! Although we’re still transitioning and working to come out of this crap season, we are so thankful and looking forward to the next opportunity we will be walking in to.
Now that you sorta know what’s been up around these parts, I want to share with you that drink up there in the picture. I have just this past week bought a juicer and have been juicing my own fruits and veggies to drink. After watching the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead on Netflix, Robert and I both were inspired to begin juicing and to go on a juice fast for 10 days.
When we first bought the juicer we tried the next day going on the fast. We made it for 24 hours and then just couldn’t take it anymore, between the headaches and grumpiness (more on my part, ha!) we sort of just said, “hey maybe we shouldn’t have went in cold turkey here?” *There you are common sense*
So now I am currently replacing one meal a day with a juice, trying different recipes, and planning towards the big 10 day fast! And that drink up there, MY GOODNESS! It is a Watermelon, Cucumber and Mint juice blend. A totally yummy and refreshing summer drink, you should really give it a try…. seriously.
All you need is:
1 Personal sized seedless watermelon (take the watermelon out of the rind and put small pieces through the juicer)
3 Mint Leaves (or more if you like more mint flavor like me!)
-Juice the Watermelon and Cucumber and then put a couple of mint leaves at the bottom of your glass. Fill the glass up with the juice and garnish it with another mint leaf. Pop in a straw and enjoy!
Anyone else have juicing recipes they would like to share? Or have you ever done a juice fast? If so, please tell me how it went!