February 5, 2012 – Chaos, Birthdays, and Minor Super Bowl Victories!

It has been a week of celebration and of chaos. I will admit that I should be testing my sugar and keeping track of my food, but I haven’t.  I will also admit I’ve been a bad blogger, wife, girlfriend, friend, etc. lately due to a combination of stress and nonsense just getting in my way, especially in particular to one big thing going on this month that is the major source of my chaos.  I do apologize for all of these things, and I promise to try to make it up to you once the chaos is largely settled.  There may even be a contest on here as a result, so keep reading.

Onto things I really can talk about:

We celebrated N.’s birthday this Saturday. His fourth party was at a bowling alley, and most importantly he and his brother (and everyone else) seemed to have a blast.  Mommy? Not so much…..in trying to rescue G. from chasing his ball down the lane, I went after him, and we both fell.  While he only hit the floor, I took out a bumper with my legs/lower back and smacked my head against a wall (we were on an end lane), which left me with several light bruises the next day.  Just to think it doesn’t seem so long ago that he was being lifted out of me looking so confused as to what was going on, and now we’re researching schools. I am proud of how far he has gone in such a small amount of time – what 4 year old adds numbers correctly – and I love him to pieces (even when he is moody).

I also have a small Super-Bowl-related victory: I have found another diet pop I really like. In a hurry to Jim’s to watch the game with the seven of us, I grabbed diet root beer so I’d have something to drink. By the end of the night, about half of the 2-liter was gone, mainly by me, someone who is generally not a pop drinker. So yay for having more drink options!

But I better go rest this tired ol’ body before it rebels.

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January 13, 2012 – A Double Entry, Complete with Pirates!

Thursday’s pre-breakfast: 194
Thursday’s pre-dinner: 163

Thursday’s breakfast: Grits and sausage
Thursday’s lunch: Homemade lunchables, oranges
Thursday’s dinner: Chicken nuggets, mac & cheese, and cheesy broccoli

Today’s pre-breakfast: 186
Today’s pre-dinner: 245

Today’s breakfast: Waffle and Eggs (and a teeny tiny bit of syrup)
Today’s lunch: 3-ways
Today’s dinner: Zesty chicken meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and broccoli

Yesterday was….interesting. On my last post I mentioned Jim and I going out. Well, we earned a lot of points, and found stuff for our collective children. His daughter got a light-up kazoo (brave man….I still stand by my volunteering to nurse him back to health after his wife justifiably kills him for this) and my kids got inflatable hammers. Harmless, right?

Arg!

I'm too sexy for my eye, Too sexy for my eye, So sexy it hurts!

I presented the hammers to the boys and they went nuts over them, beating everything in sight. At one point when my glasses were off me, N., hit me pretty well in the eye, to the point that using that eye became painful. Thankfully Jeff’s game was cancelled, so he came home earlier than normal, made dinner, and took over the care of the kids. Hence the lack of post yesterday and the utter failure of Try It Thursday.

Today, naturally, has been filled with pirate jokes (even G. got into it, pointing to my eye and screaming “ARG!”) and a certain Bob & Tom song being sent to me (‘One Eyed Love”). And Cincinnati chili 3-ways: spaghetti, Cincinnati-style chili, and gobs of shredded cheddar (which explains the pre-dinner blood sugar).

Since we didn’t do the experimental recipe on Thursday night, I decided to do it tonight, as I can better see now. It is essentially this recipe, but without the ranch, the salsa on the side for dipping instead of in the loaf, and the cheddar being mixed in the loaf. My pickiest eater, Jeff, liked it enough to ask me to try it again and asked me to not change anything (often he has suggestions to tweak the recipe). I call this a great big huge success!

*does a piratey happy dance*