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

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What We Ate While Playing Poker

Its time for the fabulous Jenn's What I Ate Wednesday

This week the kiddos wanted to learn how to play poker.  Here's what we ate while we played.

Veggie burgers with a yummy side of pickled cukes & onions.  You can't really see it in the picture but my poker chips are white, brown and the prettiest shade of pink.  So are the cards.  :)


Fresh from the farmer's market.  So good!

Meet Mr. Organic Pizza Rolls Man.  He was delicious.

I also made my very first batch of iced coffee here at home.  It was so good

Go Buffs!!

Cold brewed decaf coffee with some chai latte flavored creamer and almond milk.  Delicious and saves me $5.  :0)

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Spider Week

It seems to be spider month here at the Ramon house.  And I am not a fan.

  • First my son puts this in my face.

Uncool.  He caught that beast in his bedroom and wanted to keep it as a pet.  My answer was no.

  • Four days ago I am sitting on the couch, minding my own business, catching up with my DVR when a spider, same size as the one above only in a lovely shade of gray crawls out from between the arm and cushion of the couch.  I say he crawled but really, that son-of-a-gun was strolling.  He seemed to think it was HIS couch.  I jumped up like my ass was on fire, screeched (scared the dog) and started chanting

"need a cup

need a cup


where is a freaking cup!?"

I spied an empty Starbucks cup, lunged for it and trapped that sucker and took him back outside where he belonged.  If I happened to set him down closer to my neighbors door than mine...well.  I'm sure it wasn't on purpose. 

  • Did you ever see Arachnophobia?  Remember the shower scene with the nasty spiders attacking the poor naked lady?  That was my house this morning.

Ok, maybe not quite that bad, because, after all, I am still alive. 

But I was naked, I did drop my towel in the shower where the water was already running and I was jumping around in the hallway screaming




My son comes running downstairs only to almost crash into his very naked Momma (because my nice, fluffy, momma-sized towel was in the shower with the killer spider), I am dripping all over the floor while yelling at him to get a cup and catch the little bastard before he gets away and hides and my son is laughing so hard he is about to wet himself. 

The damn dog starts barking, my screaming wakes my daughter and I am still jumping up and down (jiggly bits and all) yelling at my son to


Kelen is my hero.  He managed to catch his breath, stop laughing at his terrified Momma long enough to toss my robe to me (I wasn't going into that bathroom with the killer spider), trapped the spider and pausing only long enough to lunge at me with the cup a couple times he took that bad boy outside where he belongs.

So that is three different species of big spiders in the past 8 days. 




I may need to rethink my position on poisonous chemicals.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

What I want for my last dinner.

I've been taking part in a Facebook 30 Day Food Challenge.  Basically it's 30 days of What Is...questions.  What is your favorite meal of the day?  What is your favorite comfort food etc...Today's challenge has inspired more than FB allows.

So.  Here it is.

What would you want for your last dinner?

A combination of perfect bites.

I want my Mom's broccoli & cheese casserole.

I want Grandma's papas con carne AND her chorizo tacos on her homemade tortillas.

 I want Tía to make some ribs & her hubs John to make Mud Pie's for dessert.  A bite of Aunt Linda's macaroni salad, Aunt Erma's potato salad & my sister MonkeMama's fried taters & onions.  One bite of each of my loved ones specialties and they all have to be there with me.  That's the perfect last meal.