Monday, February 28, 2011

You Know Your Child Is Sick When...

  • He laid on the couch and watched Sprout for almost an hour straight which is rare indeed.  (Most of the time I can't get him to sit still for that long to save my life...he is an energetic 3 yr old).
  • He barely ate anything all afternoon (Usually he will eat us out of house and home however you couldn't tell with how tiny he is; we call him Mr. Beanpole)
  • He wanted nothing to do with going outside (This kid could live outside if I let him)
  • He didn't want to go to grandmas last night for a little bit when we had to go to a church function (He loves visiting grandma).
  • He didn't even want to entertain the thought of snuggling with older brother (Older brother is the best thing since sliced bread).
  • He is all about momma (He is a mommas boy much of the time but even more so when he is not feeling well).


My poor boy.  Looks like a drs visit is in order for us today.  Miss K is not feeling well either but she is teething.  I am sure it has something to do with that.  She is getting a few new ones in the bottom.  Her 7th & 8th.  She will have a mouth full of teeth before her first birthday!

Off to the dr we go.....Wish us luck!


Mr Beanpole in his better days! 

Friday, February 25, 2011

Dear Sinus Infection

Dear Sinus Infection,
Thank you so much for invading my sinus cavity once again. I told you last time that you are not welcome there.  This is my space not your space and there is no place for you!

I am really getting tired of you hanging around in here making me all snotty, eyes watering, and just feeling horrible.  I can't taste anything I eat.  My head is throbbing. My ears are popping.  You are making my head feel like it is ready to explode. 

I really need for you to back off. What is it going to take for you to get it?


Signed,

An Irritated Sinus Infection Suffering Mom of 4


TYLENOL SINUS CONGESTION & PAIN SEVERE

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Knock, Knock!

This post is based on Mama Kat’s Writing Workshop, prompt #5 – Watcha’ cookin? Share a recipe.   (I am using as part of a follow up to my Manic Monday, What's Your Story post).

This comes to us from my new blogger friend Miri over at Life After Push.  I ran across this *recipe* and was laughing til I cried and had to share, with her permission of course...Please take a few mins and show her some blog love.  You will not be disappointed.

Knock, knock!

Well, hello!  How are you?  So happy you stopped by.  We’re in the kitchen, cooking up a storm…

Oh really?  What’s cookin’?

Here, I’ll show you the recipe:

A Cauldron of Chaos


This recipe can only be made by one tired mother who has:
  • one case of shingles – smear across left cheek
  • one case of strep throat – make sure it doesn’t show on the first culture so that it really gets to stew before the antibiotics arrive
Do you qualify?  Good!  Now gather the rest of the ingredients:
  • a four month old who is starting to teeth
  • a twenty month old who loves to hide
  • a three year old with SPD
  • a four year old who’s learning to read
Take the twenty month old and add:
  • one case of the sillies – and make her giggle good
  • a dash of overtiredness – now send her around the house to empty every single bin of toys as you chase her in horror
  • super sweet kisses that make you melt
Put the three year old and the four year old in their room to:
  • turn one mattress on it’s side to make it a slide – bruised cheeks and chipped teeth are normal side effects
  • remove drawers and shelves from closets to build a house – all contents of said drawers will be used to recarpet the floor
  • take apart their window frame (!) – make sure you have wrought iron safety bars in first
Roll over the baby and watch her smile.
          Treck up the hill with the stroller and all the kids to the store to pick up the things you forgot to get yesterday.
Now, take another good look at the four year old’s eye.  Is that pus gushing out?
Grab the phone and add:
  • 2 frantic phone calls to discover that there is no eye doctor in the city today
  • 1 frantic call to discover that the only eye doctor in the next city who has an appointment today will only see children over 5 – she may have a secretary who will negotiate and get you a spot… in one hour and 15 minutes!
  • 8 frantic phone calls to find a babysitter who can come NOW
Look up the bus lines and discover that you will have to take a bus plus a cab each way, so you might as well just take one cab round trip for an extra $15.
Notice that you only have 2/3 of the cab fare.
Check the clock.  Less than an hour to get there.
Run out the door while the twenty month old screams hysterically and the four year old announces that his finger is bleeding.
Get in the cab and ask the driver for a tissue to stop the bleeding.
Beg the driver to take a check.
Take phone call from babysitter after 20 minutes that said twenty month old has not stopped crying – tell her where the lollypops are kept.
Discover that the office is in a REALLY bad part of town – hold that little hand tight!
Hold said four year old while doctor puts in eye drops, flips back lid, and inspects eye.
Nod head and stare blankly while receiving verdict – this may consist of ridiculous ideas such as putting medicine in child’s eye SIX times a day and keeping him home from school.
Arrive home and pop your second dose of antibiotics – if you are falling over and nauseous at this point, add some chocolate.
Fall into bed.
Anyway, that’s what’s cookin’ at our place.  What’s been cookin’ at yours?


5 on Friday

For those of you that are new followers of my blog this is my 5 on Friday series.  A tried and true main entree recipe with 5 ingredients or less.  I post a new one every Friday. 


Last night my sinus' were acting up.  I am actually fighting a sinus infection I think so I chose a recipe that I knew would clear them quickly and that they did!  A little too much I think...might have to tone it down a bit next time.

 

Roasted Red Pepper & Grilled Onion Steak

Ingredients
  • 2 lbs Petite Sirloin steak  (On sale at Krogers/Fred Meyers this week for $2.99/lb)
  • 2 small onions, diced
  • 1/2 cup of Italian Dressing
  • Roasted Red Pepper flakes (to taste)
  • 2 cups of water*
*Technically water is not counted as an "ingredient" and you may need to use more water depending on the thickness of the steaks and how moist you want them to be.

Directions 

  1. Spray frying pan with with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Pour Italian Dressing, Water , Red Pepper flakes and onions into pan, bring to low boil.
  3. Add steak, flip steaks periodically
  4. Continue to boil steak on medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until the steak is cooked to your specifications (med, well, etc)
  5. To serve, top steaks with onions (I used a slotted spoon to pull out just the onions to then adorn the tops of the steaks).










I paired this with a baked potatoe and side salad.  Like I said, I think I over did it a bit with the Roasted Red Pepper so be careful.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lifes a Niche

Look, all you can do when you find your niche is go with it. ~Vincent D'Onofrio 
 
But what if you don't find it?
 
I was thinking about my little blog the other night and all the other blogs out there.  I read and subscribe to lots of them and the common theme is that many are tailored to a certain reader because they found their niche.  They found a topic that they enjoy writing about, reading themselves, doing themselves, etc.  Whether it be cooking, couponing, photography, crafts or the like.  They found something that they are good at and that other people are interested in.

But what if you like so many things and you don't want to be in that niche or that clique?  You might not be good at all of the things but you are multifaceted. Remember high school:  I was the girl that, although I had plenty of friends (IMO),  I didn't belong to a certain clique.  I danced to my own music so to speak and I am finding my blog is kind of like that too.

My blog has become very versatile.  I post recipes.  I post frugal living tips.  I post heartfelt stories. I post pictures. I post whatever is on my mind at any given time.

And I am finding in my blog reading I am reading blogs on a *regular* basis that are similar to mine.  That I can see, feel, hear, the person behind the writing through their words. 

Don't get me wrong:

 I love the coupon sites (who doesn't love to save money?

 I love the new recipes I find (we all have to eat). 

 I love the craft sites (not a creative bone in my body so I need all the help I can get).

 I love the giveaways (although I haven't won anything ever). 

So I guess my point to this post is really that I have not found my niche but I am going to stop looking for it.

My blog is what it is....and I hope  you still continue to read my posts and enjoy them. 

Laugh with me, cry with me, pray me with me.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Confessions of A Non Superwoman #2

1.  You can eat a meal off my kitchen floor...Truly you can. But not because it is *that* clean but rather there is enough food on the floor to make a meal.

2.  I have enough laundry in my laundry room, that if I was locked in there for two weeks, I could probably literally change my clothes morning, noon and night and still have extra outfits to wear.

3.  Our refrigerator lately looks like we are conducting a science experiment on so many levels. 

4.  Our 3 yr old, when I wasn't paying attention yesterday, snuck two hostess cupcakes by me and must have *enhaled* them in his room without me noticing.  Honestly, looking back on that I have no idea where my head was at that time.  It was that kind of an afternoon. (We found the wrappers when we were putting him to bed)

5.  My to do list.....it needs its own to do list.  I am on page 2 of things that need to be done and have barely made a dent in page 1 (cleaning the refrigerator is an item on to do list for this weekend).





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Wordless Wednesday

Today I decided to do a Wordless Wednesday post however since I am rambling does it count? 



Lost Lake near Mt Hood, Oregon

Beautiful, huh?  This is about an hour away from our house!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Shake, Rattle & Roll

As I was driving to work yesterday morning I had the fright of my life.  Let me tell you my heart was pounding so fast I thought it was going to jump right out of my mouth.  Yes, that bad!

I work really early in the morning and I drive a very dark highway parallel to the Columbia River in Portland Oregon.  When I am going to work there are barely any cars on the road, mostly truckers heading to the industrial part of town.  The road has street lights but few and far between.  As I was driving I kept seeing a shadow in the back of my mini van and also kept hearing some rattling going on.  Just a faint rattling.  I kept looking in my rear view mirror and would see this shadow cast on the back seat.  I literally thought someone was hunkered down in the far back seat.  It was possible because I did notice one of my doors had been unlocked when I got into the van that morning.  I continued driving all the while hearing the faint tat-tat-tat-tat-tat and seeing the shadow lurking; my hands getting sweatier by each tire rotation.

After a seven minute drive that felt like forever I turned onto the main drag near my work where there are tons of street lights and luckily the shadow disappeared!  I still heard the tat-tat-tat-tat but at least nobody was in my back seat ready to pounce on me!  When I pulled into work I investigated what the rattling was and I found that there was a paper bag lodged under the stroller in the cargo area that was rattling every time I drove over a bump, hump, pothole, etc...



As I sat there in the parking lot of my work and thought about this, I started laughing and remembering a similar story of when I was younger.  My aunt Linda, cousin Carey and I went to a drive in movie (yes, a drive in; if that doesn't take some of you back) in Lake Elsinore, CA. 

I remember it was Eddie & The Cruisers that we were seeing. 

There we sat Aunt Linda, Carey and I in the front seat of the car, the speaker hanging off our window.  Carey and I eagerly peering through the front window glued to the movie.  I however was kinda short at the time (still am).  I think I was all of 8 so I was having a hard time getting comfortable looking over the dashboard so my aunt decided she was going to move the seat forward but failed to mention that to us.  She slowly reached her hand down the side of the seat to push the button in order to move the seat and all of a sudden we heard a loud tat-tat-tat-tat-tat (rattling sound). 

Both Carey and I looked at each other frantically and pulled our feet up onto the bench seat.  "What the heck is that?" we both squealed. 

Aunt Linda, of course, knowing darn good and well what was making the sound continued to play it up saying she didn't know.  We calmed down for a bit, only for it to happen again a few minutes later, tat-tat-tat-tat-tat. 

She apparently was getting a kick out of us squealing and huddling on the front seat.  I think by the end of the episode she was laughing so hard she was almost crying.  And after a few more times she finally told us that she was trying to move the seat forward but there was a paper bag stuck under the seat that was rattling every time she tried to move the seat.  

We really thought there was a rattlesnake in the car, under the seat and it was going to strike us at any moment.  Our poor little hearts!   They were probably beating just as fast as mine was yesterday.  She was always a jokester though so we should have known something was up.

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Needless to say we (I) didn't watch much of the movie then but years later when I watched it again, this memory came flooding back as it did yesterday. 

R.I.P Aunt Linda "KC" Sue born July 6, 1949-died February 16, 1999. Gone in body but not forgotten.




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Post It Note Tuesday (200th Post!)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday Blog Hops

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Manic Monday~What's Your Story?

Tell me one of your "MANIC" day stories.  I know we all have them because we are not superwoman.


It doesn't necessarily have to have happened on a Monday but you get the picture.  Think of the Manic Monday song by The Bangles..."6'o clock already I was just in the middle of dream...."


I want a story that you laugh about (now) otherwise you would have cried moments. 



Leave your story in the comments (or link to it if it is a blog post) and I will post it as a blog with a link back to your site for some extra blog love.


Don't be shy! 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

On The Fly...

I am finding at times when I don't have anything "planned" for dinner I become pretty creative with items I have left over from the past week. 


Tonight I had this:








Garlic Peppered Steak Over Brown Rice




It was so G. double O. G...... GOOD!

I Was Featured On....

Thank you My Reflections of Something for featuring my "Time Flies" post on your February 18th Best of the Best! 

I am so excited to be included in this!   I however could have done without the fire alarms myself. 




Please go check out her blog and all the others that were featured!  Some great reads!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Weekend Win It!

Visit The Life of Rylie for a list of TONs of giveaways.  And remember you don't have to be a blogger to enter.  All you have to do is be able to leave a comment.  It is that easy!




Have fun!

Friday, February 18, 2011

5 on Friday

This is what's for dinner tonight.

Another week that I didn't get a chance to make my "5 on Friday"
meal before Friday.

I hate that but too many activities going on this week.

Broccoli & Garlic Penne Pasta


Ingredients

  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or garlic salt/powder to taste (I typically use garlic salt)
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 4 1/2 cups penne pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions
  1. Heat the broth, garlic and broccoli in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat to a boil.
  2.  Reduce the heat to low. 
  3. Cover and cook until the broccoli is tender-crisp.
  4. Cook penne pasta as directed, drain 
  5. Add the broccoli into the pasta and lemon juice
  6. Toss to coat.


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Pair with a side salad and slice of garlic bread. 


Enjoy!

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Holy Cow!

Two in one week?  Man, I am on a roll...


Really, I am honored that Kortney at Kortneys Crazy Life awarded me this.  My blog is definitely versatile to say the least.  I am very random if you haven't noticed.  One day I might be talking shop about kids, the next day recipes or about my favorite breakfast sandwich. 


Who knows, that is why you have to read me everyday, right? 


Hopefully, I keep it interesting and entertaining. 









And now for the rules once you’ve been awarded The Versatile Blogger:
1. Thank and link back to the person who nominated you.
2. Answer 10 Questions about yourself.
3. Pass it along to other blogs that you recently discovered and enjoy.
4. Leave your nominations a note telling them about the award.


Here are the answers to the 10 questions:


1. Why did you create this blog?


I have been blogging on other sites for a few years but I had an epiphany this past fall after attending a women's retreat which ultimately resulted in this new blog.  I wanted to create this blog for women to let them know it is ok if we are not perfect.  It is ok if we can't do it all.  It is ok if we have a bad day.  We need to let things go sometimes and just be.  If you go back to my first post a woman at our retreat summed it up nicely.  "Women's lib was not so liberating now was it."  There are so many more responsibilites that women of today have with working in the home, out of the home, keeping up the home, rearing the children...And I know we don't necessarily all do it alone (I know some do) but there are so many expectations, to do lists, places to go, people to see that we sometimes get caught up in all the hoopla and forget about who we are.  We are not superwoman now matter how hard we try.  We will fail somewhere and it is OK!  My whole point though is really to not fail in the areas that truly matter such as being a servent to Christ, being a faithful and abiding wife.  Being a wonderful mother to our children.  Everything else is icing on the cake. 


2. What kind of blogs do you follow?


I am pretty random with what I follow.  I follow tons of mommy blogs of course.  Recipes blogs.  Frugal living blogs. Reading blogs.  Gosh, probably anything and everything in between.


3. What is your favorite clothing brand?


I am a creature of habit when it comes to clothes.  If I find something I like, looks good on me I don't care what the brand is but you can bet I buy a few of the same ones to store away.  And if it on clearance or on sale, even better!


4. What is your favorite brand of makeup?


I am very low maint when it comes to make up.  I typically buy Maybelline.  Used to buy Clinique but it is too expensive for my taste anymore.


5. Indispensable make up?


Does moisturizer count as make up?  I moisturize daily if nothing else.


6. Favorite color?


Emerald Green (my birthstone)


7. Favorite Perfume


Whatever my husband buys me.


8. Favorite Movie


Say Anything w/John Cusak. (I love the 80's.  The movies. The music.  The hair; not so much).


9. What country would you like to visit?


I would love to Italy.


10. Would you rather forget to put mascara on one eye or blush on only one side of your face?


Mascara definetly.


And now for my nominations!!


Forty And Trying To Be Fab
Living Day To Day
My Silly Monkeys

Have fun ladies!  And I look forward to continue reading your blogs!

St. Patty's Day *CASH* Giveaway!


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They're Back............

They are!

I am so excited and I just can't hide it.  I had to get me one this morning.  I haven't had one in well over a month.  I was going through withdrawals. 


Just give it to me already.....



The Starbucks Ham Breakfast Sandwich is BACK!  And better than ever.  I took that first bite and it was intoxicating.  I obviously *love* these!  (Apparently, Starbucks had to change distributors this past month therefore they were not available since beginning of Jan)

I know, I know ...in some past posts I talked about limiting my amount of breakfast sandwiches and I do make them myself more often than not but there are times when I *cheat* and indulge.  This morning happens to be one of those days and I am so happy I did.  It was so good. 


But for those of you that want to make them on your own which of course is much more cost effective here is how to make them like Starbucks:

1.  Spray non stick cooking spray on muffin tin.
2.  Crack one egg in each muffin insert
3.  Cook in oven on 325 for 12-18 mins or until eggs are firm.
4.  Toast several English muffins
5.  Once eggs are cooked in muffin tin, they come out perfectly round and fit on the English muffin like a glove
6.  Add a slice of cheese, Canadian bacon, ham, etc
7.  Wrap in paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds to melt cheese and heat meat

Or you can save them for later.  Throw them in a couple ziplock bags, toss in the refrigerator or freezer until tomorrow morning.  Heat & Serve.


If you have a microwave poacher you can also use that.  I have done both and they both come out very similar.



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Thursday Blog Hops

Here are a few blog hops that I am partaking in today.  Stop on by and join in if you like.


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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Time Flies

As the saying goes, time flies when you are having fun...Well lets just say the time is about 9 or so months ago...and there I lay, in all my glory, on a steel table with tons of lights shining on me...Ready to meet the newest addition to our family...And lo and behold....the fire alarm goes off....

Not once...

Not twice...

But three times within about a 10 minute time period as I was getting prepped for my Cesarean section in the Operating Room.

As I laid there, I contemplated what I could do, which after much thought and consideration was pretty much nothing since I was NUMB from the belly down...Hello!  In all of my grogginess, I looked over at the staff nurse and said, "Should we be concerned?"   She assured me that it was a drill and that everything was ok but of course with it happening 3 times within a 10 minute period, I wasn't so sure.  But as I stated above I was numb, groggy and pretty much naked so I was definitely in no shape to get up and walk out of there or run for that matter...





May 5, 2010

Fast forward 9 months and 1 week later....Our beautiful little girl Miss K, is growing up.  It has definitely been fun these last several months to see her blossom.  She is starting to eat "big" girl food; she has 6 teeth!  And baby grub, mushed up stuff, just not cutting it for her any longer.  She sees what we are eating at the dinner table and often times makes her voice heard that "She'll have what we are having!"

She has been crawling since Thanksgiving and pretty much started standing and walking around things shortly thereafter.  She holds onto the coffee table and goes back and forth between it and the couch.  She pulls herself up and walks around anything she can get her hands on.  For Christmas, grandma bought her a baby stroller and my husband put it together this weekend...And off she went.  Pushing it as fast as her little feet can toddle.  It does go a little fast but she rolls with it (literally).  I wish there was an adjustment on the wheels to make them harder to roll like on skates but she doesn't seem to mind even after falling several times.

She no longer wants to be held and cuddled as often..When I am loving on her, she can only take so much before she starts wiggling and squirming to get down.  There is a big world (within a 1600 sq ft house) out there that she would rather explore...And explore she does, often times right behind her 3 yr old brother.  I was in the living room today and it got quiet.  Mind you our house is "pretty much" child proof but someone left the child lock off the refrigerator and where did I find those two quiet kids?  You guessed it both with their heads peeking into the refrigerator.  That is a catastrophe waiting to happen!  Beanpole was reaching for the ketchup.  Not sure what he was going to do with it and I would rather not know.


Swing.  To big for it now.  Now she would rather just push it back and forth. 

Exersaucer. She can climb out of it.

Bouncer. She hasn't used that for months. 

I guess it is time to pass these on but it makes me sad. She is it.  She is our last child.

I will never hold another newborn of my own. 

I will never feel that first tooth pop out of the slimy gums of my own child. 

I will never have to get up in the middle of the night, singing lullabies while breastfeeding a child from my own womb again.

I know there are so many more milestones to come but when it is your "last" child, to me anyways, everything seems so different. 

She is growing up so quickly, right before my eyes. 

How did that happen? 



February 13, 2011

I Would Like to Thank The Academy....

My blogger friend Debbie from No Filter Mom has bestowed the Stylish Blogger Award on me. 

Apparently, she found me interesting enough to want to know more about me.  I happily accept this *AWESOME* award from her. Make sure to show her some blog love.

Thank you, Debbie!  I sure do appreciate it!




Here are the rules:

 1. Link back to the person who gave you the award.

2. Share seven things about yourself.

3. Choose ten other bloggers you're currently following.

4. Let them know that you have passed this award on to them.

Now for the 7 things about me:
  1. I hate home brewed coffee.  Can't stand the taste or smell.
  2. I can eat sunflower seeds by the bucket.
  3. Do not touch my People Magazine until I have read it from front to back *insert cat hissing sound*
  4. I tend to be a bit OCD (at times).
  5. I really want a dog but am afraid that I will be the one that will have to *take* care of him/her all the time.  (And I don't need anymore on my plate)
  6. Can't remember the last time I took a bubble bath.  I am so doing that this weekend!
  7. I can't wait til it warms up.  I am so over winter!

And the winners of this lovely award are (in no particular order):

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Post It Note Tuesday

Monday, February 14, 2011

Our House

Our house is a bit cluttered with newspapers, puzzles, books, games, etc.

Our house often times looks like a toy store blew up in the living room, dining room, bedrooms, even the kitchen. 

Our house tends to always have dishes in the sink and a dirty pan or two still left on the stove.  Crumbs on the counter and floor.

Our house more often than not has unmade beds. And pillows on the floor.

Our house always has tons of laundry stuffed in the laundry room. Unsorted.

Our house at any given time probably has a bathroom without toilet paper and a toilet that has not been flushed. And toothpaste spit in the sink, on the counter and on the mirror.

Our house is truly lived in.

Our house is full of an abundance of activity and love.


I love our messy disorganized chaotic house and the family that lives in it!




Silly Momma


"Silly Momma" said, Beanpole when I asked him where he put his peanut butter and jelly sandwich the other day.








On the windowsill, of course.  Why didn't I think of that?  I should have known that is where it was!

Silly me....

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