Thursday, July 22, 2010

Some Days Just Don't Start Off Well

Saturday morning, I slept in a bit. When I finally rolled out of bed, the rest of the family was up and well in the midst of getting their day started. In fact, they were just sitting down to the breakfast Hubby had fixed. My puppy, Trouble Maker 2.0, was in his kennel in the garage so out I went to retrieve him. It was a jungle in there. I crouched to keep from hitting my head on the bike hanging from the ceiling and bam! I ran straight in to the end of the bar of Man-cub's weight bench! I hit hard. I saw stars! Shortly after making my way to the couch, I passed out.
I was nauseous and tired all day long. That night, I slept for 13 hours. Woke up nauseous and tired. Napped most of the day. Slept 12 hours that night. Monday morning, I finally went to the doctor. I really wanted to rule out bleeding on the brain or a skull fracture. After a CT scan, I was in the clear for both. I did have, according to the doc, a serious concussion. My symptoms may last a week or two.
He prescribed a med for the nausea (it may cause headaches) and a med for my headaches (it may cause nausea). I'm not sure how I'll know if either are working.
It is now Thursday, I'm not quite as tipsy as I had been. The best way to describe how I feel is that it's kinda like being wasted and hung over at the same time. The bumping into walls and the lack of memory has been somewhat humorous to my family. But I think the humor is wearing off and they're ready for the real me to come back. Me too. Cause I need to work on this...
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Monday, July 12, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - July 12

I just don't know where the time has gone. It's Monday again! Time for Menu Plan Monday! Without further adieu, here it is...

Pita wedges with hummus

Swim Team Awards Banquet - Dinner Provided!



Veggie Sticks with Ranch

Salmon Tacos (Never  made these last week)


Vegetarian Taco Salad (don't let the V-word scare you!)


Chicken and Fruit Salad

Gee, there are a lot of salads here. Well, salads are a welcomed meal in the Charleston heat. Besides, they're quick and easy as well. And who doesn't like that?
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - a day late

Man-cub and Hubby made it home yesterday. Yay! I spent the day anticipating their arrival. You know, the last minute clean up that tends to take all day. I also had to remove the vacuum cleaner from the Princess' hair...or was it the other way around? Remove the Princess' hair from the vacuum cleaner? Either way, it was a jumbled, tangled mess. Luckily, I did not have to bring out the scissors!

So, finally, here's what's for dinner this week:

(Same fried rice I fixed last week, originally from All Home Cooking. All Year Long. This time with pork I'd previously cooked and frozen. I just chopped it up and threw it in with some yellow squash, carrots, banana peppers, green pepper, and onions.)


 Spinach Salad


Hot Dogs (really chicken sausage)
left over slaw
sweet potato fries


left overs

* All items are within the required Saturated Fat content of a Heart Healthy Diet. Did you know you should have no more than 14g of saturated fat a day?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Marshmallows are dipped and sugared!

These are the ones Singing With Birds did.
Although I love love love hers, I only did one end of the marshmallows, didn't have the festive skewers, and used one marshmallow per skewer. I chose to put them in a vase with a frog to separate them from each other. I then entwined star garland loosely around the skewers.
Patriotic Fans are Complete!
Kawaii Crafter at zakka life made these. I thought they were so cute and would be perfect for our annual 4th of July celebration. I used patriotic themed paper and star garland instead of thread and beads.

Fireworks are Purchased!

Obviously, ours won't be this spectacular. But aren't these pretty?

May you have a wonderful 4th of July. Remember those who put their lives on the line each day to protect our freedom. If you'd like to do something to thank them, visit Soldier's Angels. Thank you.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Oh So Tired!

Days 6 & 7

Day 6 was supposed to be a big adventure. The kids and I were going to throw caution to the wind and travel to Myrtle Beach. We'd planned to go to the aquarium, Broadway at the Beach, and enjoy ourselves full-tilt. Instead, we gallivanted around our own town. We bought fireworks. We bought bento supplies. We bought craft supplies. And, I napped. Deserved after yet another night of terrible sleep.

Day 7 started busy. The neighborhood held it's annual July 4th Bike Parade and Cookout. Unfortunately, Not-too-big-to-say-he-loves-me felt too big to participate in the parade. And, the Princess has yet to feel comfortable riding her new bike. So, we helped set up, we handed out leis and flags to all the participants, and we hung out at the pool for a few hours. Then, I napped. Again.

Dinner tonight: these delish burritos from All Home Cooking. All Year Long.

 Doesn't Michelle take pretty pictures of her food?

Remember the beans I fixed this week for the Mexican Pizzas? I'd saved half the beans as Michelle urged and used them in these burritos. When I heated them up, I added some dried cumin. Also, used shredded cheese and salsa inside instead of the lettuce and tomatoes. We had salads with the lettuce. All three of us joined the Clean Plate Club tonight.

Here's hoping for a good night's sleep for me tonight. I have so so much to get done tomorrow. Festivities begin at 6:30!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Taking it Easy


Last day of Cheerleading Camp. I'm sad to see it end. The Princess really enjoyed it this year. She was more than adorable at the program today. She cheered her heart out! "Pepsi Cola. Soda Pop. Wando Warriors Stay on Top!" "Pork Chop. Pork Chop. Greasy. Greasy. We're Gonna Beat You. Easy. Easy."  I really wish I'd had a camera to capture the moment. Freeze her in action. But, alas, Joe and Man-cub have it. Here's a sampling of what they've taken photos of:

Man-cub kayaking in the Monterrey Bay

A sign of the Mexican restaurant where they ate on the way from SF to Monterrey. They said it was yummy.

Jellyfish at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. Funny thing is, I think I have the same photo from 13 years ago when I was there!

So, the guys are obviously having fun. But, hey, so are we! The Princess has a friend spending the night tonight. I fixed Bentos for dinner. Left-over vegetable fried rice with 3 dumplings on top; a few turkey l'il smokies; blueberries; and, cheese flowers. Not-to-big-to-say-he-loves-me is at a swim meet. He thinks he's lucky because his ride was stopping by Sonic for dinner. Little does he know, the girls and I finished off the Cappuccino Mousse Cake!