When our oldest married daughter Micah fell at the beginning of January and fractured her arm in multiple places lab work revealed that she was very low on vitamin D. As you are probably aware, low vitamin D can cause bones to be more fragile. Hmmmm, I thought, "I wonder what my vitamin D level is?" Last summer I spent many, many weeks (actually almost 3 months) on crutches trying to get a stress fracture in my hip to heal. I finally ended up having three screws placed in my femur to stabilize my hip. I had my vitamin D level checked and (surprise!), my vitamin D level was very low as well! Turns out that in addition to bone weakness, one of the side effects of having not enough vitamin D is depression.
Now that I have been supplementing with extra vitamin D for the past month I am beginning to feel better. (I think the warmer weather we are having this week doesn't hurt either!) Moral of the story~ those of us in the Northern hemisphere are very prone to having inadequate levels of vit D. If in doubt, have some lab-work done. Here are two very helpful articles about non-synthetic sources of vitamin D. Click here or here.
Still totally enjoying my Project Life album this year. Two more jam-packed weeks have passed since I last posted pages from my album. We had several visits with dear friends, a real-deal blizzard, a road trip, some fabulous long runs with Tom (in spite of the cold and snow), and lots and lots of everyday life crammed in there too~ whew!
Here are photos of the pages for those two weeks. Some of the photos are blurry, in some the color isn't right, etc, but they all tell a story. And that is what I am primarily looking for. Life is what it is here. If I wait until I have all of the photo taking skills, the beautiful handwriting and Lightroom expertise that I desire, life will continue to zip by and I'll miss so, so much. I am learning to embrace what "is" and go with it.
The Lord is so, so good to us. How very quickly I'll forget if I don't document the everyday here.
First up: the week of Jan 30- Feb.5.
Not only was this a fun week due to visiting with some dear friends, but it was an exciting week as we experienced a "real" blizzard this year here. The 12" of snow that we received was so fun! Plus our older boys were able to go out and shovel driveways. They love helping other people and earning money that way.
Enjoying the warmer weather here,
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