Friday, December 7, 2012

Fancy Yarn!

I got some super fancy new yarn a couple months ago and I finally have a break to sit down and knit with it! I am all excited to knit up some Christmas presents for some family members. I will post picture as soon as Christmas passes! I have also finally gotten busy on knitting Jack's blanket that I started and stopped 2 years ago. Yes, really 2 years. I am knitting blocks that I am going to assemble into something like a log cabin quilt. Should be interesting. I am using a bunch of homespun yarn that has been sitting around my house forever. It feels good to finish and project and destash at the same time!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Holy CRAP!

So it has been a really looooong time since I have written anything. My days just all seem to run into each other, with no time for anything extra or fun. The next thing you know, it has been 18 months! I am going to make an effort for more blogging. Stay tuned.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Kids say the darndest things.

Yup. I was driving Lucy, Alex and 2 of Alex's friends to the movie theater last week, and this is what I heard.

"You know I like motorcycles." I nod in agreement. "I am getting my husband one, even if he doesn't like it." - Lucy
Guess we know who will be in charge in that relationship!

The boys are talking about a poetry assignment they had in class. "My poem is this: I have a dog named yoda.
He likes to drink soda.
He only likes cookies
If they taste like my sister Gabby." - Friend 1
"Luuuucky! I want a dog that will eat my sister!" - Friend 2

Pot pretties... coming soon to a blog near you!

Pot pretties.. hmmmm. Whatever could she mean? *sweet dorothy gail voice*

Remember these pots from last year? Well, they are getting a make-over. Oh yeah. Check back.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Apple Avocado Pudding

I made some apple avocado pudding for breakfast the other day. Total huge FAIL. It was lots too avocadoey. Kids and spouse turned up their noses. I ate some, but after a while it was just no good. Next time I will use a quarter of an avocado to each apple.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Facebook - Friend or Foe?

I seem to have this crazy love/hate relationship with Facebook. I feel this obsessive need to check in at every hour of the day. I say, "Oh, it's just a great way to keep up with old friends and family. It's a great way to meet the local people on this post."

But really, it's just another excuse for people to be mean, nasty and catty. It's like they think since it's online and not face to face, they can say whatever they want. Military wives in general are unkind to each other, but throw in the distance and impersonality of the internet and they are assholes.

People follow you around and post nasty things on your statuses. They post cryptic statuses to get attention, and usually the meaning behind is a dig or mean comment about someone else.

It seems that a lot of the people I meet through facebook are full of drama, looking for attention and bring chaos with them. I don't need that crap. I have enough drama and chaos in my own home.

BUT it is good for some things. I have found some nice people through facebook. I enjoy hanging out with them and i feel that I satisfy that need for companionship. Facebook is an easy way to connect people. EVERYONE and their grandma has a facebook account, and all our events and fun things are posted on Facebook. No Facebook, no notification.

Overall, I am undecided and conflicted.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Jack and my Juice

that sounds kind of wrong, but it's really just two completely unrelated topics.

Jack is the cutiest cute baby I have ever seen. He is loving, cuddly, sweet and quiet. (Quiet is a big issue in our house... I seem to have some noise sensitivities). I totally love that he knows when he is tired and ready for bed. He will be fine, just bouncing along with a smile, and then he squawks that he is ready for bed. I just hold him in his sleep time position (face in my armpit) and he is out! Done. I <3 him.

Okay, Juice. I like to start my day with some juicy juice. It is green juice, and super hydrating. Yum. Some people find the taste very vegetabley, but i guess it is a taste you work up to. I think it tastes fresh.

I have a fancy high powered juicer, and it wasn't cheap, but if you are going to juice veggies every day, the investment is worth it. I also have a centrifugal juicer, and it worked for a while. I still use it for fruits.

My fave juice recipe:
1 head of lettuce (never iceberg)
Handful of spinach
3 carrots
3 stalks celery
1 cucumber
1 apple (I like granny smith)
1 lemon, peel removed
handful of cilantro for zing