Have I mentioned I’m in a serious breakfast rut lately? Nothing is getting me jazzed up in the mornings. Suggestions welcomed.
half whole wheat bagel, toasted, with half a smashed banana, peanut butter, MILA and cinnamon
After a morning snooze, we were off for a day of errands, starting with my dermatologist appointment.
Why yes, that is my child chewing on keys. Ew, bad mom moment caught on camera. I eventually took them away from her and handed her a squeeze pouch, but she gnawed on keys for longer than I care to admit.
Have I ever mentioned how much I love my dermatologist? I have a family history of melanoma and was blessed with plenty of freckles that need constant observation. Wait. That’s a lie. They are moles. But why does the word mole have to sound so gross why the work freckle is dainty and cute?
I’ve had countless biopsies over the years. Well, I can count 10, but it might be more. Some have come back atypical, but nothing cancerous. Still, you’ll always find me armed with sunscreen, cursing my teenage years when I tried to get as dark as possible and visiting my dermatologist annually.
If you’ve never been for a body scan, go. It sounds scarier than it is. The dermatologist simply looks over your skin, from head to toe, closely and with a little light and magnifying glass. Mine also takes pictures of spots she wants to monitor and can identify mystery skin issues with ease.
Over the past couple of years, my number of biopsies has decreased rapidly and I owe it to taking better care of my skin. However, it doesn’t mean I don’t have scars to show from past lesions. Oh well, I’ll take scars over skin cancer!
Yesterday I escaped with one tiny scrape on my chest, just to be safe. A-ok with me.
Turkey burger on whole wheat with grilled onions.
We stopped at my favorite lunch spot, Blu*Star Grill, to fill up. I always order as many free toppings as possible to serve as Hailey’s lunch.
She had turkey burger, broccoli, avocado and cucumber.
After lunch we hit up the bank, where I noticed Hailey acting fussier than usual. I picked her up and realized her forehead was on fire.
What a fun milestone- her first fever! I tossed our to do list aside and we headed home. Her fever topped out at 101 before I gave her some Tylenol. I’m not a fan of doling out medicine, but I wasn’t up for messing with a high fever either. The Tylenol seemed to do the trick. I called the doc who confirmed it was most likely a reaction to her 12 month shots, since any reaction usually comes 7-10 days later. We spent a lot of the late afternoon in the backyard, where Hailey was content to crawl around and swing.
I was content to watch her and eat a banana.
Luckily she still went down at 7:00 without a hitch, and I got to work on dinner.
I’m really loving this week of new recipes. It feels good to switch things up.
Last night’s dinner was very spa-like.
And yet surprisingly filling.
Baked salmon over fruit and kale salad.
Have you ever been for a skin exam?