Little Peanuts

peanut costumes

I have kind of taken a little break from blogging lately to focus on my family, take care of some health things, and just rest. I have actually really struggled with a constant fatigue for the past few months, so it has really affected my productivity. Since I have a hard time getting a lot done like usual, I decided to give my time and energy to my family. I am hoping that soon we will find out what is causing this (I’m not pregnant ;), and tackle it. It’s also been a little more busy with this being the last month of school. I of course couldn’t pass up an opportunity to help out, so I recently whipped up some peanut costumes for miss J’s class performance coming up.

peanut costumes

It was a simple enough project. I just cut the shape out of felt and then made a stencil on a piece of posterboard for the peanut “dents”. I used the Mr. Peanut character as inspiration.

peanut costumes

I can’t wait to see her on stage. They are reciting a speech about George Washington Carver. I’m very impressed with her ability to retain information. She has said it for me twice and I am always floored by how well she remembers the whole thing.

peanut costumes

Hopefully I’ll be back a little bit more now. I am sharing pics on Instagram almost daily, which I find so much fun. It’s quickly become my favorite social media. Have a good week!
-Jess

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Comments

  1. says

    Super cute! Also, I do not think I follow you on instagram. And that, my friend, is a travesty. I’m @themegababe and I shall be trying to find you now! :)

  2. says

    Cute little peanuts!
    I was having a lot of trouble with being fatigued last year, and it turned out to be thyroid problems… it’s worth getting it checked. I felt a lot better once I was taking a supplement.

    • says

      Glad you are feeling better! They have ruled that out on me, so we are looking at other things now. I’m just trying to do natural things at this point to help out.

  3. Anonymous says

    Why does ” peanut” seem so fitting for Miss J? So. Cute. I hope you feel better soon. I have to add my unasked for two cents. I was having extreme fatigue. I finally went to a naturopath who tested for things other Dr’s didn’t. It turns out I was extremely low in vitamin D, so now I take vitamin D among others to support my adrenal glands. After a month I’m starting to improve. Hope this wasn’t inappropriate. Get better soon. I need the inspiration of your blog. Lol. Rachel

    • says

      You know, that’s what everyone called her when she was in my tummy :) Thank you so much and thank you for sharing. I might do what you did. The bloodwork they did showed something low, but she said it looked like that was normal for my body. Then we started going down a list of other things… I decided not to pursue those testings at the moment as I need a break from all these doc appointments! lol THEY are wearing me out ;) I am feeling better from doing “natural” things to help and lots of prayers. I do appreciate you for sharing this. Not inappropriate at all :)

  4. says

    Oh mama, I know the feeling! I struggled with health issues for the last 2 years & fatigue was always a huge part of it. If I can help at all or lend any advice let me know, I know it always made me feel better to fear from my virtual friends who had ‘been there’.

    Lots of hugs your way!

    Natasha
    (little pink monster)

    • says

      You are such a sweetheart :) I have caught some of your posts that you wrote about some of that and I was actually thinking of them! It’s a blessing to have people who write about life, the good and bad, for others to learn from it or to find someone else who is going through it too. I’m feeling a bit better so I’m going to keep on with the things I’m doing as the first set of tests didn’t show anything (well, they said something was low but that it was probably normal for my body…I don’t know…I wonder sometimes….)

  5. louise says

    Just want to second what Charity said, get your thyroid checked. I was suffering from what I thought was depression I had no energy and could barely move I was so tired all the time. My thyroid had changed as a result of having my son. Lots of love from the UK. love reading your blog.

    • says

      Thank you Louise :) I thought about depression too, but I’ve been there before and this just feels like a complete physical thing. It is different. We shall see what happens. I am feeling better from some continuing some of the things I was doing myself anyways. I appreciate you sharing!

  6. says

    The first thing I thought of was thyroid, too. It’s a common issue for women, especially after having kids. (And find a good dr.! I asked to have my thyroid tested at a regular OBGYN and was told it was normal…found an endocrinologist who actually knew what he was talking about. It was life changing.)

    • says

      Yes, my normal doc said everything looked fine, but I know my body and I know it’s not depression. At this point I’m going to keep doing what I’ve been doing because I am feeling somewhat better. If it gets worse I’ll see about a referral to a specialist. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It’s good to hear from those who have dealt with this before :)

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