Healthy body, healthy spirit, healthy mothering. This is the journey I have set out on with my two amazing children.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

President's Day

I ditched chemistry on Monday. The kids did not have school as it is a holiday. My college still had classes but I wanted to stay home with the I did. Of course I am regreting that today because I just read the chapter he went over in class and I am VERY confused. *scratching head & arse*

So anyhoo Kel, Neva & I slept in on the holiday. Well, to be honest, Nevaeh & I slept in while Kelen played his Nintendo DS. We got up and made a lovely little President's Day brunch. Organic english muffins with organic eggs, stone ground mustard & cheddar cheese. YUMMY!! The kids did not even notice that the mustard was on the sandwiches but trust me it makes them taste sooo much better. I stole that tip from my little sis L. *evil grin while twirling fu-manchu mustache* Of course she also puts cream cheese on them but I am trying to lose weight so I left that off. Both kids are getting tired of oranges but they were buy 1 5lb bag get 1 free so we have LOTS & LOTS more to eat.

I also bought some org. pomegranate juice and discovered that it tastes super good when mixed with OJ. Plus it has something like 4x the antioxidants as just plain o.j. Good for us and tastes awesome is always a plus. I may try buying some seltzer water & mixing it with that too.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day fun & crappy

We got a bit of winter weather this morning so my spanish class was canceled. The good news, I did not want to take my verb quiz & I got to go to Nevaeh's class Valentine's Day party. Grandma M was there too which made Neva super happy. Then mom (aka Grandma M) offered to keep Neva all day so I got to do my grocery shopping with no kids "helping" me. That is always a bonus. I also got to attend Kelen's class party. That was the fun part of my 2008 Valentine's Day.
The crappy: This should have been mom & dads 21st wedding anniversary. But instead mom was sad cuz dad's not here & I am down. Well, I think all us sisters are down today. Granted this was not my anniversary & I don't even want to imagine how today felt to mom, but I am still sad. I have been sad most of this week. Nevaeh & I went to the cemetary yesterday and then ate lunch at one of his favorite restaurants. This crappy little cafe that he used to take us to when we were kids. I really can't stand the place but I just had to go there. I also made dads tater tot casserole for dinner tonight. Looks like something you would find in a toddler diaper but it tastes awesome! Used organic lowfat ground sirloin rather than the usual ground "beef" dad would've used and I added some onion & fresh garlic when I browned the meat. Nevaeh used our cookie cutters to make the cheese fit in for our Valentines Day dinner, hence the heart shaped cheddar. The flowers are gorgeous and the only V-Day gift I received today. I'm not picky, they work for me. :)

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Things to do with a childfree afternoon

I took my spanish test today and it only took about 30 minutes then I was free. Mom called and wanted to keep Neva all day so here is what I did:

-Went to sis's house and made fun of her.
-played with her dogs.
-played bubble breaker on my phone. This is an addictive game.
-went to lunch at 'Mi Tierra' with sis & her hubby. Pretty decent Mexican food for Arvada.
-went back to sissy's house and hooked up her "new" printer.
-went to library and roamed EVERY stack of fiction & non-fiction waiting for the right book to "jump" out at me. It did by the way. I got a book on sibling bickering & also a romance.
-vacuumed my living room for the first time in 2 weeks. It was gross.
-vacuumed the stairs leading down to my apartment.
-called my landlord to thank her for replacing my kitchen faucet & fixing my dishwasher. Told her that now my shower won't turn off.
-read blogs.
-post blog.
-went through my stack o' crap to give away & posted some on freecycle also offered some to my cousin for her daughter.
-play with kitties.
-twirl in desk chair.
-notice that computer monitor is dusty, clean it and also dust television screen.

Sunday, February 03, 2008


Is it ok to decide that I am giving up night time snacking for Lent? Isn't the purpose of Lent to sacrifice something you love in order to better understand Christs suffering? I can't give up fast food as I have already given that up (its been almost a month). I can't give up Starbucks because I already haven't been able to afford Starbucks so that wouldn't really be a sacrifice. I don't drink enough alcohol for it to be an actual sacrifice. I gave up my cigarettes 4 months ago. I was a vegetarian for 8 years so not eating meat for the next 2 months really wouldn't be suffering. I could go for one of the biggies...say television or GOD forbid books but that is just NOT going to happen. I am not ready or willing to do that. So what does that leave me? Any ideas?