Thursday, August 26, 2010

But Wait! There's More - Act Now!

I've done a really poor job lately documenting all of the funny things my kids are saying these days. The twins are starting to talk more so I should have more than enough fodder to keep this blog going for years.

But this morning it was the Munchkin that made me belly laugh. She was up, eating cereal and watching cartoons, which means running a wish list in her head of every shiny thing she sees on the commercials.

Every morning she likes to help the husband put his belt on before he leaves the house for work. Today she was carefully threading the the belt through the loops and then asked us if she could have "xyz toy" we didn't really understand what it was she was asking for and we replied with our standard answer, "maybe for your birthday" then she looked up and said....

"But it comes with everything you see here......"

We laughed. We still aren't sure what exactly it was that she wanted but regardless, that shiz was funny.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My New Thing - Week 33

This week I got crafty… I was talking to a friend and fellow Auburn fan about the season and mentioned how I needed to make a trip to buy the girls their gameday outfits for this season. She told me about the tutu that she had made her girls and showed me the picture… I was sold. I went to the store bought the tulle and made my girls their skirts.

It’s a super easy, no sew method. I took one of my elastic head bands to use for the waist, measured the length from waist to about knee (double it) tie it in double knots (or slips knots) alternating colors. I’ve seen these done and knew friends that had done them, I just never thought to use team colors.. Super cute gameday outfits!

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Friday, August 20, 2010

The Dog Daze Are Over...

Our across the street neighbor is a school teacher. Meaning she is no longer home during the day. You're probably thinking, So?

Well, all summer, during the day one or all of my girls could be found standing at the storm door staring across the street at the neighbors dog, who was standing at their storm door staring back. It was adorable. Now they go and look, and the puppy is not there. Only a green front door.

They ask, they point, they don't understand that summer is coming to an end....

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My New Thing(s) Week 31 (and 32)

Because I'm such a slacker you get a bonus post, a 2-fer if you will!

Week 31 is/was as follows...

Let me start by saying that we were at the beach last week and I put zero effort into anything that didn’t require soaking up the sun and lounging by the pool. I was going to mention the new gum that I tried while I was there but realized it was given to me by a freind and I had no idea of the details – so I have to go with some new fudge. It was called Caramel Nut Roll (I think) and it was divine, I made 2 separate trips to the candy store in Seaside to purchase these little morsels of heaven. *sigh*

Week 32....

Since I’m still eating no meat, I’ve started exploring the world of vegetarian recipes. This week I tried Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers – While they were hearty and filling the flavor was lacking. I will definitely try this or a similar recipe again in the future, it will just need a little kick. I loved the ingredients, and the fact that they cooked in the crockpot, just needed more flavor. If you have one to share, please pass it along!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Vegetarian Inc.

It's been about 6 weeks or so since I've had meat (not counting seafood.) As I mentioned in one of my recent New Things, Husband and I watched Food Inc and have not been the same since.

I never started out with a mission of not ever eating meat again.. I figured that after watching that documentary the horrible images would fade (they still might) and I would be cruising through the drive thrus and stuffing my face with Five Guys burgers within a week or so, only those images haven't faded, the statistics are in my head and I actually enjoy eating this healthier lifestyle. What does this mean?

Well, while I was running this morning it hit me that I'm probably running way deficient on my protein intake, I'm sluggish and just feel like I need more protein (hard to explain) so I decided that with my strong craving for some Zaxby's, today was the day I consume meat (other than fish) for the first time in weeks... I could almost taste the Kickn' Chicken sandwich, only when I went to order it, I couldn't do it. I ordered a salad instead.

Part of my decision was the guilt for ruining what I've been working so hard to do - lose weight and eat healthy. (organically and locally)

The other part was the thought of eating those buffalo sauce soaked hunks of chicken. I thought maybe smaller chunks on a salad would be more manageable.

We got home and I promptly removed all of the chicken from my salad. I absolutely could not stop thinking about those chickens that are so over grown that their little bones and muscles can't support their weight - I couldn't stop thinking about them falling over and laying around in their own shit because they are engineered to grow 3 times faster than normal.

I can't bring myself to eat meat, I just can't do it. I'm not sure if I will again, the information is everywhere you turn. And to kick it up a notch, I just saw a horrifying trailer for a new Documentary by Joaquin Phoenix. It's called Earthlings. I won't be able to see this movie, I can hardly watch the trailer. But if you do click that link, be warned. To say it's harsh does not even describe it... I think it may have been the nail in my meat eating coffin.

Hi, I'm Angie and I think I'm a vegetarian......

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swimming.....

We left the Y with 6 swim lessons under our belt. Our lessons ended only days before we packed up and headed to the beach. I knew there would be practicing, I knew there would be Floatie - less time with her while we were on vacation but I never expected this! I'm so excited and had a great time this week watching her figure it out and become basically a fish in the water.

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

My New Thing - Week 30

I may have done this already as a new thing, but I tried another new chapstick ( I have a slight addiction to chapstick) It’s Chapstick Botanical Medley and I love it. It doesn’t have too much fake flavor and it’s very smooth. If you share my addiction to all things lip balm, pick one up!


For more New Things or if you’d like to participate in 52 new things along with BirminghamMommy and many others – please join in by posting your new thing to your blog, facebook or on twitter (use #52newthings) – Also, you can head over to www.willblogforshoes.com to link up every Thursday!