Friday, March 13, 2009

Christan the Lion (and a week on the couch)

This week has been horrible... long story short: my new year's resolution has backfired.

In January, I decided I wanted to get healthier. That meant more veggies and more exercise. So, pretty low-risk huh? Well, it turns out that I am very sensitive to Vitamin K (Vitamin K is not Potassium... Vitamin K is a clotting agent). All I had was 100% of the USDA in my multi-vitamin and whatever green leafy veggies I ate with my meals. I didn't go crazy or anything.

The large (by my body's standards) doses of Vitamin K mixed with long plane rides to Sacramento result in.... ....yep, you guessed it: blood clots in my legs. After being an overnight guest at the "Beaumont Troy Suites" we determined they aren't the bad DVT type. I was very happy to be sent home. They aren't the dangerous type, but I have many of them and wow how they ever hurt!

I am sporting two super sexy circulation socks and well, since I can't be on my feet for more than 1-2 minutes at a time, let's just say the matching outfit and hairstyle is equally as sexy. ;) It has been mandatory bed rest for a week now. Most of you know I don't sit still well, but I am trying.

At 4pm, today I stumbled across Oprah and they had this great little story about a lion. Here he is as a cub. His name is Christian:

I am an animal lover through and through. I immediately thought - what a great blog post! (I wonder if my blog followers had seen this before???) So, I am posting a link to this wonderful story. It's a great story with a happy ending - and one you can definitely share with your kids!


I hope you all enjoy it!


PS: Warning - the link works, but I believe there are a TON of folks viewing the link right now. It worked at 4:45, but was super slow at 5:30!

Beth Merritt is a photographer based in Troy, MI. She specializes in photographing infants, children and families and high school seniors. She reguarly photographs families throughout the Birmingham, Bloomfield, Rochester and Troy areas.