The Simple Pleasures in Life

This morning I traded the gym for annual blood work. Yuck!  I would have much preferred the workout.  However, healthy living is more than physical fitness and nutrition.  HL also means yearly doctor visits.

While struggling with the daily balancing act of family life, often put our health on the back-burner… that is until a health issue or crisis arises, then we expect the doctors to put everything on hold for us.  Ladies–for the sake of being caring for our families, we must put our health first.  If we are not around, alive and well, in the future, we can’t possibly care for our loved ones.

Being off in the summer gives me the luxury and the flexibility of getting my well MD visits in without the hassle of juggling work, football, and all the other family stuff.

Like most women, the OBGYN is at the top of the hate list, but statistics show that

More than 20,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year.

-Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health

So, be sure to get your much hated annual visit in. Blood work, an eye exam, a visit to my general practitioner, and the dreaded but much-needed mammogram are all in order for this month.

According to the American Cancer Society,

In 2013, an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed among US women, as well as an estimated 64,640 additional cases of in situ breast cancer.

That year, approximately 39,620 US women were expected to die from breast cancer. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women.

After getting blood work done, I could have easily returned home, ate and went to the gym, but I felt sluggish and have been running everywhere for a few weeks, so I decided to take my butt home and chill.

B’Dazzle (my son) wanted to cook his own omelet this morning.  Since I was home by 8 o’Clock and knew I wasn’t going out, I could take the time to enjoy the simple pleasure of “supervising” him cook his omelet.

Chef Tailor

 The chef in action! 🙂

He also likes spinach, tomatoes, and mushrooms in his omelet, but wanted a simple one today.

tailors omelet

Isn’t that a beauty?!

He’s an old fashion 11-year-old.  Still believes in magic, in santa, is very affectionate and has the biggest and kindest heart.  OMG!!  I’m a lucky mom!  My mom was complimenting him on his cooked egg and he said,

“I’m not ready to live my own life yet!  I’m enjoying living my life now”

B’Dazzle is a very smart soon-to-be 12-year-old!  I like…no..I LOVE that he’s in no hurry to grow up.  I’m sick and tired of seeing kids trying to act like grown ups.  That mess is not my cup of tea–can’t stand it.  Let kids be kids!

I had an omelet too.  Spinach and egg, but I cheated with some shredded pepper jack cheese.  It was fabulous and had a nice kick to it.

pepper jack

The red chilli peppers are a definite indicator of this cheese’s kick! Hot!

my omelet

Aaah, the finished product!

Is the cheese, clean eating?  Nope!  But come on now…. everybody cheats! Lol!

The rest of my day is going to be simple and include a little poolside serenity.

Happy Saturday and enjoy your weekend!  🙂

ADDITIONAL READS…

Women’s Health

Mayo Clinic

Women’s Health Research Center

Women’s Mental Health

Women’s Mental Health Consortium 

NJ Division on Women

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