Is it an update when it’s THIS late?

Goodness! 

It’s been awhile hasn’t it? Sorry about that. I feel like I should reintroduce myself haha. Right after Christmas, we were bombarded with hoards of germs. I’ve been sick 3 times now in the month of January, and when I’m not sick, L is. It’s been rough, and while I’m currently on the mend, L started coming down with it on Sunday night. I AM SO READY FOR SPRING!!

Bring on the seasonal allergies cause at least I can keep them at bay with some Allegra. 

A lot has been happening in our household of late, as you may know, we have a new POTUS in office and it’s caused quite the displays of emotion. 

If you’ve read my blog before, you’ll know that we are a Blue Family. My husband is a LEO and I’m so proud of him. There have been protests in our city, and I do mean actual protests, no rioters or things like that. Just people exercising their rights. It has caused a little bit of worry to slip into our home. But I have faith that it will all be fine.

As for my weight loss, it’s still going. It’s taking me a lot longer than I originally thought that it would. I saw how women were dropping 100 pounds in 1 year so I thought this wouldn’t be a long journey. Turns out I was wrong, and every body is different. Mine just so happens to REALLY like it’s extra padding so it’s having a hard time letting go. But it will. Because my body ain’t Rose and my fat ain’t Jack. 

It’s been nearly a year and my body HAS changed, I no longer wear a 3x but a 2x, and I no longer wear a 22/24 pant size, but an 18/20! 

I’ve also noticed lots of muscle building. I have calves popping out, and when I bend over at the waist to pick something up, I always notice how muscular my thighs are looking.

If you’d like to follow my journey more closely, you can hope over to my Instagram. I post more pictures there and more regularly. 

I hope to soon be back at my regular posting of fun things, ideas, and things my picky toddler will actually eat, but it may be another 2 or 3 days. This cold ain’t no joke!

But until then, I hope you enjoy what is already posted. Remember to check out my Instagram for some meal ideas, updates, and whatnot on my journey to be healthier. 

Tata for now!

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Police Week

May 15th is Peace Officers Memorial day and this week is Police Week. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation that designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day. It’s during this week that we celebrate our Law Enforcement for the work they do, and on the 15th, we remember our fallen brothers and sisters in Blue. On that day, thousands of police officers and their families travel to Washington DC to the Police Memorial Wall for a vigil and a series of other events.

What I find sad about this day, is that I had never once heard of it until becoming a LEOW. I grew up always celebrating Memorial Day, but never Peace Officers Memorial Day. And I think that it’s just as important. These men and women died doing their job. To serve and protect.
So many members of our Blue Family have died protecting the people who hate them the most, and there’s no “Thank you”. There are no cookouts, no family get togethers, no moments of silence to remember and to meditate.

This year, I plan on making the usual cupcakes, and possibly a meal for the men and women in The Hub’s detail. 

In our home, we will remember. We will say a prayer for the families of the LEO’s who lost their lives in the line of duty, and we will be extra thankful for our own LEO.

There have been 48 LEO’S killed this year. That’s 5 months. Below is a list of their names, departments, EOW, and cause of death.

Remember these men and women.

Detective Chad Parque
North Las Vegas Police Department, NV
EOW: Saturday, January 7, 2017
Cause of Death: Automobile crash
Orlando Police Department, Florida Lieutenant Debra Clayton
Orlando Police Department, FL
EOW: Monday, January 9, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida Deputy First Class Norman Lewis
Orange County Sheriff’s Office, FL
EOW: Monday, January 9, 2017
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash
New York City Police Department, New York Detective Steven McDonald
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Kalama Police Department, Washington Chief of Police Randy Gibson
Kalama Police Department, WA
EOW: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Cause of Death: Duty related illness
Lea County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico Sheriff Stephen Lawrence Ackerman
Lea County Sheriff’s Office, NM
EOW: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Cause of Death: Automobile crash
Little Elm Police Department, Texas Detective Jerry Ronald Walker
Little Elm Police Department, TX
EOW: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Rolette County Sheriff's Office, North Dakota Deputy Sheriff Colt Eugene Allery
Rolette County Sheriff’s Office, ND
EOW: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Bloomingdale Police Department, Illinois Police Officer Raymond Murrell
Bloomingdale Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Cause of Death: Automobile crash
Westwego Police Department, Louisiana Police Officer Michael D. Louviere
Westwego Police Department, LA
EOW: Friday, January 20, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Cleveland Police Department, Ohio Police Officer David J. Fahey, Jr.
Cleveland Police Department, OH
EOW: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Sac and Fox Nation Police Department, Tribal Police Police Officer Nathan B. Graves
Sac and Fox Nation Police Department, TR
EOW: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Cause of Death: Automobile crash
New York City Police Department, New York Deputy Chief James G. Molloy
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, January 30, 2017
Cause of Death: 9/11 related illness
Delaware Department of Correction, Delaware Lieutenant Steven Floyd
Delaware Department of Correction, DE
EOW: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Cause of Death: Assault
Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee Police Officer Eric Wayne Mumaw
Metro Nashville Police Department, TN
EOW: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Cause of Death: Drowned
Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Sergeant Gregory Michael Meagher
Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, GA
EOW: Sunday, February 5, 2017
Cause of Death: Exposure to toxins
Goldsboro Police Department, North Carolina Major Jay R. Memmelaar, Jr.
Goldsboro Police Department, NC
EOW: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Cause of Death: Heart attack
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government Special Agent Rickey O’Donald
United States Department of Justice – Federal Bureau of Investigation, US
EOW: Friday, February 17, 2017
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Whittier Police Department, California Police Officer Keith Wayne Boyer
Whittier Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, February 20, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire
California Highway Patrol, California Officer Lucas F. Chellew
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Alameda County Sheriff's Office, California Deputy Sheriff Michael Robert Foley
Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, CA
EOW: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Deputy Sheriff Michael Butler
Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, GA
EOW: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Cause of Death: Automobile crash
Greene County Sheriff's Office, New York Deputy Sheriff Kevin Michael Haverly
Greene County Sheriff’s Office, NY
EOW: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Cause of Death: Automobile crash
Carroll County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Deputy Sheriff Curtis Allen Bartlett
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, VA
EOW: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police Police Officer Houston James Largo
Navajo Division of Public Safety, TR
EOW: Sunday, March 12, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire
New York City Police Department, New York Police Officer Michael Hance
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, March 12, 2017
Cause of Death: 9/11 related illness
New York State Police, New York Trooper Brian S. Falb
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Monday, March 13, 2017
Cause of Death: 9/11 related illness
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Sergeant Shawn T. Anderson
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, LA
EOW: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Everest Metropolitan Police Department, Wisconsin Detective Jason T. Weiland
Everest Metropolitan Police Department, WI
EOW: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services, Tribal Police Sergeant Curtis Blackbird
Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services, TR
EOW: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Cause of Death: Automobile crash
Tecumseh Police Department, Oklahoma Police Officer Justin Terney
Tecumseh Police Department, OK
EOW: Monday, March 27, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky Police Officer Nicholas Rodman
Louisville Metro Police Department, KY
EOW: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas Assistant Chief Deputy Clinton Greenwood
Harris County Constable’s Office – Precinct 3, TX
EOW: Monday, April 3, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Barry County Sheriff's Office, Missouri Master Sergeant Carl T. Cosper
Barry County Sheriff’s Office, MO
EOW: Friday, April 7, 2017
Cause of Death: Automobile crash
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, Alabama Deputy Sheriff Levi Pettway
Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, AL
EOW: Monday, April 10, 2017
Cause of Death: Automobile crash
Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin Trooper Anthony J. Borostowski
Wisconsin State Patrol, WI
EOW: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Cause of Death: Automobile crash
Spartanburg Police Department, South Carolina Master Police Officer Jason G. Harris
Spartanburg Police Department, SC
EOW: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash
Logan County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Deputy Sheriff David Wade
Logan County Sheriff’s Office, OK
EOW: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Agent Benjamín De los Santos-Barbosa
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Delaware State Police, Delaware Corporal Stephen J. Ballard
Delaware State Police, DE
EOW: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire
North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina Sergeant Meggan Lee Callahan
North Carolina Department of Public Safety – Division of Prisons, NC
EOW: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Cause of Death: Assault
Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Deputy Sheriff Justin L. Beard
Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, LA
EOW: Sunday, April 30, 2017
Cause of Death: Automobile crash
Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office, Iowa Deputy Sheriff Mark Burbridge
Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office, IA
EOW: Monday, May 1, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Maury County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Tennyson
Maury County Sheriff’s Department, TN
EOW: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Cause of Death: Automobile crash
Norton Shores Police Department, Michigan Police Officer Jonathan Ginka
Norton Shores Police Department, MI
EOW: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Cause of Death: Automobile crash
Lieutenant Kevin Mainhart
Yell County Sheriff’s Department, AR
EOW: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Chief of Police Steven Eric DiSario
Kirkersville Police Department, OH
EOW: Friday, May 12, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, California Deputy Sheriff Jason Garner
Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, CA
EOW: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

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