Tuesday, September 14, 2010


When my husband and I were planning our beach wedding, I wanted to make all of the arrangements and one of my center piece ideas came from the tops of pineapples(wow that sounds a little ghetto, but it was really pretty). All we did was buy fresh pineapple, cut the tops off and I planted them in decorative pots. We went a little over board and bought several before the wedding and not all of them made it, but a few started to get a little bigger. Than once winter time hit they got brown and I really didn’t think they would do anything, but out of curiosity we planted them in bigger pots, and they just got really big. Did a little research with help from Google and found that it takes about three years for fruit to appear.

Well our three year wedding anniversary will be next month, and now we have an early present. We have a baby pineapple. He is so stinking cute, I named him Sponge Bob (I know that the actuall Sponge Bob lives in a pineapple, but close enough). I planted him in our front flower bed right outside our door. Everything else kept dying because of the direct son just blazing down on them, but I love him here! So now it’s official I am a pineapple farmer (=

After I took some cute snap shots of my new family member (Sponge Bob), I walked thirty minutes on the treadmill. I know that is not where I have been at, and at first I felt lazy but I am still battling with a headache. I didn’t want to risk being out in this heat and having a seizure. I use to just get frustrated and think because I struggle with this from time to time, that it will always interfere when I am in a good grove. But a part of this journey is for me to learn to overcome having cancer and learn ways to fight back. So last night I stayed in and though I did not push it I did DO something, and I did it the safe way. To be honest I felt much better for it. Not only was I proud of myself for not just letting it keep me in my bed, I did it in moderation. I was able to sleep a little better than I have been and today the pain is a lot better. And after my workout we got to go cheer my brother on while he sparred in his mix martial arts class (so cool by the way). So tonight I plan on just doing a little more, but still listening to my body. I’m learning if I just do something it helps. I don’t want this to always keep me from being able to live my life.

Yesterday my appetite was back so I had a Green monster for breakfast, a Greek salad for lunch (thanks Aunt Suzanne), and a grilled chicken breast with curry, steamed spinach, and some steamed broccoli.

I have a busy day tomorrow at the doctors, so I may not be able to post but will catch up with all you later in the week!


  1. I love your little Sponge Bob! How cool is that to have such a momento from your wedding?! Pure and simple awesomeness!!!

    I'm hoping to hit running up again tomorrow - finally was able to eat today (got hit with a 24 hour stomach bug yesterday) and now I'm trying to hydrate. I swear...it seems like it's always something....

    Props on listening to your body - that is sooo important!!! =) Sure hope that headache leaves you soon!!!

  2. Oh my gosh! Sponge Bob is so freakin' adorable!!!

  3. That pineapple story is awesome! Great that you're listening to 'you', so many people don't. Good luck with the headache and the doctors!

  4. WOW..I LOVE pineapples so I would be sooo excited if we had pineapples. So proud of you for working out. I know it's so hard when you don't feel like it.

  5. Haha I love your pineapple plant! Grilled pinapple with a little brown sugar and cinnamon is my faaaavorite! :)

  6. How cute! I can't believe that worked and that you didn't give up on it when it turned brown. I'd love to live in a climate that could handle pineapple.