Monday, November 02, 2015

Now What?

So since 2004 I've been involved in Scouts.  At one point Perry was involved in Upwards basket ball, cub scouts, and a Saturday art class all at one time.  That was a very busy time in our life.   I realize I have one child, so I am sure all of that is nothing compared to being a multi-kid family.

Well Perry received the highest honor in scouting.  Eagle Scout in July.   I thought once school started
He and his dad would still be a part of the troop.
This is apparently not the case.  I knew I wouldn't
continue on, but I thought maybe they would.
They have both said well maybe we'll help out
next year, so maybe they'll just take a year off.
It feels weird like the end of an era.  Now I need to find some thing new to occupy my time.  Oh trust me I am rarely without something to craft.  I am currently multiple months behind on my documented life art journal for 2015,  I've come up with a christmas card that requires water coloring, die-cutting and then assembling, not to mention the t-shirt quilt I am attempting to create for Perry hopefully  for christmas, or maybe graduation, heck as much as I enjoy sewing (not at all), it may be done by the time he has his first child.  WHICH WILL NOT BE ANYTIME SOON.

So as it turns out theres plenty to occupy my time when I'm not working, heck maybe I'll blog more.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A successful Binge

Well I successfully completed binge watching How I met your mother. I loved the whole series. Except the last season. SPOILER ALERT.....................
I loved the last 2 episodes, but I didn't like that they took a whole season for a wedding that only lasted 3 years.  I think I will binge watch Gilmore Girls next. Although I haven't finished Lost. Which is a huge commitment, and it makes my head hurt. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Dear God I'm Nearly 50!

So today I turned 46.  Ouch.  45 didn't suck nearly as much as 46.  Here's how the day went.  I was scheduled a Midshift at work.  In retail it's the most hated shift, only because it's your whole day.  It's my own fault, I didn't request off, or something different, primarily because I had other days I requested for, to do my celebrating.  At the risk of being late to work, thought I'd roll through Starbucks for my free birthday drink.....turns out 10 other people had the same skipped that, and arrived to work on time.  While at work........well I work in customer service, in's a gift really.  I am usually very good with angry people face to face, and I am usually able to talk them off the ledge, and rarely get rattled.  Apparently someone forgot to inform the first person I encountered this morning that it was my birthday, as he did not seem to care, aaaaaand kind of used some colorful language. 

I did get my name on the board at work, but it was under anniversaries/birthdays so everyone kept telling me happy which case I've been working here for 46 years.....which means GOOD LORD CAN I RETIRE.  

Thankfully I made peanut butter cookies last night specifically for my birthday, since no one in my house except me knows how to bake.  Took cookies to work to share with the people who love me, turns out they also love my cookies. 

My mother did call me on my birthday, but forgot to say happy birthday until I reminded her, as she was preoccupied with finding out where I got the head massager I got her for Christmas.  No worries she did make up for it and picked me up after work and we had dinner at Aladdin one of my favorite places to eat. 

Baby Chubs sent me a video on Facebook, and said bye bye, and my kid drew me a picture on Facebook.  So it did not completely suck, and according to Pitbull and The Godfather, "everyday above ground is a great day." Next year.......I'm not working!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Clean Eating-Pancakes

Well we did another round of whole 30.  It ended last weekend.  I did pretty well.  Only cheats were pumpkin spice coconut milk in my coffee every morning.  The last day I had cake.  I did well total weight loss was 8 lbs.  I'm trying to maintain a 80/20 lifestyle and not spiral out of control and return to the land of poisonous food.  The draw of fast food is strong and easy, because it's EVERYWHERE.  The key is planning ahead, and to keep the food in my house clean.  I have discovered delicious clean pancakes, and I am amazed at how yummy they are.  You have to be a fan of crepe like pancakes which I am.  I haven't tried them on the ultimate critic, my 17 year old child yet.....but I love them and are obsessed with getting them perfect.  I am getting better at flipping them.  I'm really bad at the pancake flip, no matter the pancake. 

Paleo Banana Pancakes
1 Banana
2 Eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
dash of cinnamon
cooking oil

I smash the crap out of the banana till it's almost a liquid consistency.  Beat the eggs with the baking powder, vanilla, and cinnamon.  Mix all of it together.  I used Ghee for the cooking oil, but I've also used coconut oil.  Either work just fine.  You just need a little oil for each pancake.  This recipe makes 4 medium sized pancakes.  Basically 1 serving as they are thin.  Get some taste syrup and enjoy.  This would be good with blueberries.