Archive for November, 2011


I love Christmas!!!

So, I swear, I haven’t forgotten about this blog.  But let me tell you…I have been so busy.  This December, however, I am part of a blogshare.  This means that I am going to give y’all a teaser for each guest blog about Christmas.  I LOVE CHRISTMAS!  I swear….it makes me so entirely happy and completely stressed out.  Hahahaaa….but who doesn’t right?  Right now I am in the middle of talking to my son about why he shouldn’t kick things around the room just because mommy doesn’t let him eat 12 containers of Danimals for dinner.  Ugh.  But the other night he was so beautiful as he decorated the Christmas tree and looked at his little friend Jaidon and said, “Mewwie Chwistmas, Jaidon!”  It took my breath away.  All the kids subsequently gave their little merry Christmases to each other and I was fully at peace with my life.  🙂  So…Merry Christmas to all of you!  I hope that you have a blessed and fulfilled month of December, and don’t let the stress of the holidays completely make you go insane.  Drink up that eggnog, and make sure to at least snatch one kiss under the mistletoe with your sweetie.

 

 

 

Okay.  I am moving to California.  This is awesome.  Well, kinda.  I mean, I’m excited because all of our family is out there.  Plus the ocean, the mountains…anything but seeing the back of my own head when I stare at the horizon.  I really am truly excited.  Yet….I am terrified!

Don’t get me wrong, we have done this before, the whole moving while completely unprepared thing, except last time we moved somewhere that there was a stable economy.  Lord knows Cali is the last place on the list if you want to look for a job right now.  And I’ve gotta admit, I’m gonna miss Texas.  The smoky bars that will ultimately give me the black lung, the underlying racism, the Curs Lights, the weather that tells me to wear long underwear and a parka in the morning and go swimming in the afternoon.  All kidding aside though, I truly will miss Texas.  I do like the social freedoms that are still intact over here.  And I have made some phenomenal friends.  But fuck that…y’all can come visit me and we’ll go to the beach.  K?

This is what us moving looks like right now.  No, you are not watching Hoarders.

That’s my old end table and new bookshelf.  Did I mention that we are selling everything we own?  Pretty sure we were on drugs when we decided that.

You can’t really tell, but that is a small bookshelf in my dining area.  And back behind the table are two boxes full of kids books and assorted crappy toys that we pried out of our kids’ hands to sell/give away.

This is the other side of my dining room.  Yup.  We have a closet, a water cooler, a medicine cabinet, an oscillating fan, a child bed side rail and an ironing board all lined up against the same wall.  Don’t forget the flip flops!!  (See, we are Californians!)

This used to be my dad’s room.  Now it’s a trashy area for the kids to hang out in.

And this, dear readers…this is where I am working from right now.  Oh yeah…I’ve got an old school TV, a sewing machine and table, another box of toys, my desk, and a variety of shit stacked on top of it.

I hate moving.  But, let’s look at the bright side.  I’m gonna get new stuff!!!

I work out!

One of my very close friends got me into that song and now I can’t get it out of my head!  Although, I have to say, seeing that guy wiggle his junk is superb motivation for me to work out myself.  Speaking of…my Insanity videos came in the mail and I’m able to do the fit test this morning.  If you hear something about a fat chick who died while doing a work out…that was definitely me.  But, the plan is to do it anyway.  I don’t need to be rock hard or anything, but I wouldn’t mind dropping a few or 30 pounds.

No, but really…I’ll never be one of those teeny tiny girls that I wanted to be in high school, and that’s ok.  I really just want to be healthy for my kids.  And that means that I work out.  Not every day…I’m not trying to win any medals or anything.  Just enough to where I don’t start choking on my own swollen throat when I climb a flight of stairs.  It’s a good thing.  I’ll keep you informed on how the workout goes.  I think I’m gonna be a big ol’ sweaty mess in about 15 minutes.

So many ideas…

Okay.  I found a new website.  Well, it’s new to me.  And let me tell you…I am addicted.  It’s called Pinterest and I just can’t get enough.  It’s more distracting than Facebook, because it gets you in and you start looking at stuff that is Oh So Cool and you just can’t stop.  So, this is me, stopping.  I’m now writing this blog for you, but I do believe that you should check out Pinterest.com.  Because It. Is. Awesome.  And you can pin anything that you see from any web site (except facebook).

The internet is so addictive.  And trust me on this…addiction studies is what I have my degree in.  Seriously…they’ve done brain studies and your brain lights up like a back alley hooker hitting the crack pipe when you are online and engaged.

Especially if you’re into those 1st person shooter games.  Those are especially bad.  But the internet can be great too.  It’s an invaluable resource when my kid gets some random rash on their elbows.  What the hell would I do without WebMD.com???  I mean really?  I don’t remember what I did before Google.  Encyclopedias?  Waste of time.  Yellow pages?  Only if they’re online.  I don’t need cable.  I’ve got Netflix and Hulu.  But one of these days, I’m gonna shut it down for at least a week.  Because sometimes you just have to get out of the house, release the laptop and the iphone, and go experience something for real.  We wonder why we are all getting fat, sedentary, and no one is happy.  We are chasing dreams that are constantly perpetuated by the media that is taking up more and more and more of our lives.

Here’s an idea.  So, in honor of my Pinterest addiction I am dedicating the rest of my day to the real world.  Right after I finish this paper that’s due tomorrow.  Shit.

Low Fat/Low Carb Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ingredients:

Servings:

4

Units: US | Metric

Directions:

  1. 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. 2
    On stovetop in a medium skillet or saucepan, sauté mushroom, onion, celery and garlic in olive oil until veggies are soft; remove from heat.
  3. 3
    Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl,combine ground turkey, egg, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  4. 4
    Add sauté veggie mixture to turkey mixture; mix well.
  5. 5
    Stuff peppers with turkey/veggie mix and place in an ungreased shallow casserole dish.
  6. 6
    In a small bowl, combine undrained tomatoes and tomato sauce; pour over peppers to cover.
  7. 7
    Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and Italian seasonings; cover with aluminum foil and bake for 50 minutes.
  8. 8
    Uncover, sprinkle with mozzarella and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and browned.

I’ve got babies on the brain!!  Poor timing too…I must say.  But there are so many people around me getting preggo that I feel like I’m losing time to have one last little fat lovable giggling mess of a child.

I told my husband that January is the perfect month to get pregnant in, because then I won’t have to be a fat cow through all of the holidays next year…but I just don’t know if I want to go through all the pregnancy stuff again.  The fatigue, the cravings, the hemorrhoids, not to mention the stretch marks!  And, if I’m being honest with myself, I know that having a tiny baby isn’t all fun and games, what with the up all night, the crying, the postpartum depression, the tantrums, the potty training….but I want my kids to have lots of brothers and sisters.

I think it’s necessary to have lots of people who love you and that you love to rely on in this world.  Family is important.  We all need unconditional love, and no matter how crazy your family is, they have to love you.  Right?  It’s somewhere in the paperwork.  Well, either way, I’m thinking about it.  We’ll see…like I said earlier, my timing is somewhat off, considering the move we’re about to do, the money, and all the other worries of the world.  But part of me feels like if I try to wait until we are truly ready, I won’t do it.  Because I am NOT gonna be 35 and a mommy to a newborn.  Nope.  Just not gonna do it.

I’m completely up for opinions on this one.  🙂

Halloweenie

I just wanted to drop in and say, no, I didn’t forget about my blog.  As a mother and a bartender, Halloween weekend is one of the busiest weekends of my life, so you’ll have to forgive me for sliding this weekend.  Besides…my little visit with Jack Sparrow and Wonder Woman left me so excited this evening that I just couldn’t think about anything else…not to mention a cat, Elmo, Olivia the pig, the cutest little bumblebee ever, a real ninja, a mummy, a mardi gras girl, and a wicked scary skeleton.

So you see…I have been a tad bit busy.  🙂  Hope y’all had an awesome and safe Halloween!

—-K.