After my doctor’s appointment last week, I found out my calcium levels are low. I get bloodwork done every 6 months because of anemia, so they’re not incredibly low, but osteoporosis runs in my family (my mommy has gotten shorter) so I’m going to be especially careful about taking calcium supplements from now on. I bought Adora Dark Chocolate supplements so I can get my calcium every day after lunch when I have my little post-lunch chocolate! I really recommend them if you want a calcium supplement that’s not chalky or gross.
I don’t have bone loss and everything should be okay, but taking care of your bones is important as you get older, especially for female athletes. After all, if I don’t take care of my bones, I won’t be running 5Ks when I’m a grandma like my friend Susan.
Aside from that, I’ve been recovering from slogging through the muddy trails on Saturday and rewriting massive amounts of financial accounting documentation. But, I definitely made time for National Coffee Day on Thursday with a White Mocha from a local coffee shop called Bean Groovy! Love some coffee!
Here’s Five Question Friday!
1. Do you apologize to your kids if you’re wrong?
I don’t have kids, but if I did, I would definitely apologize to them if I’m wrong. Like Becca, I’m a chronic apologizer. I hope one day I’m secure enough to think “Sorry I’m Not Sorry”, but we’ll see…
2. Do you have a class ring, Letterman’s jacket, or similar obscenely priced high school “must have”?
Yes, I own both! They’re both at my parents’ house and they’re both ridiculously too big now. Not that I’d ever wear either again. Looking back, I really wish I hadn’t bought either thing, and that’s one piece of helpful advice I’d give to anyone in high school. Letterman jackets are a good investment if you buy one your freshman year of high school, because you can wear it all 4 years, but no one wears them after high school. It’s kind of embarrassing to walk onto your college campus wearing something that screams FRESHMAN.
3. If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what age would you choose?
Probably 21. Here’s a pic of me on my 21st!
And here’s a pic of me with my “future” husband :). Of course I didn’t know that then!
Finally, here’s one of Jenn and I on our Honors College trip to DC.
4. What is your favorite (unused) baby name?
Having kids is still a few years off for me so I really haven’t thought of baby names yet. We may go with something that includes a family name.
5. If you could make your child like something what would it be?
Like I said, having kids is still a few years off for me, but Clay and I have actually discussed this.
First, we hope our kids want to be active. Both of us like computers and reading, and Clay loves video games, but we both live extremely active lifestyles. Even if our kids aren’t into organized sports (I wasn’t, he was), we hope they like riding bikes and playing and being outside like we did as kids.
Wait, I was 21 then… my bad, not a kid!
Second, we hope to raise our kids to have open minds about things like foods and other cultures. Both of us love ethnic foods and probably eat those more often than American food when we go out. Yes, our kids will be offered sushi and tofu and lots of vegetables. And even though I’m vegetarian and Clay’s not, I have absolutely no qualms if my kids are meat-eaters.
Oh, and hopefully our future children will be Gamecock fans :). Some major redecoration will have to go on in our house if they decide to go to Clemson!