You can call me grandma

Friday night consisted of me knitting… I’m trying to finish a blanket I’ve been working on for a while now.

I also went to bed at 8:30 when my eyes would stay open no longer.  I slept until 8:30 this morning.

You can go ahead and call me a grandma.  I embrace it.

I needed a night of good sleep as I try to get my body back to a normal sleeping at night schedule.

Breakfast this morning was….

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It’s bbbaaaaaccckkkk!  It’s been a little while since I’ve had a Green Monster for breakfast.  It was the best way to start off my Saturday morning.  I’m sure I’ll be having these for the next few days as I finish up my spinach that is starting to go bad.

I don’t talk much about religion on this blog, well actually I don’t think I’ve talked about it at all.  Though I believe in God… I haven’t always practiced what I preached.  Growing up I went to church every Saturday/Sunday.  I am Catholic.  As I got into my teenage years my parents did not make us go to church, and that was pretty much the end of my church going days.  After having such a rough time yesterday I woke up this morning feeling like God was what I needed.  I got out some books

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And spent my morning reading and studying the words of the Bible and journaling what I have been feeling.

I think this is the best way to start off any morning.  I felt so much better after I was done reading.

Today we are headed over to my parent’s house.  My mom was selected by House Party to host a Weight Watchers ice cream party.  So for lunch we will be feasting on pizza and ice cream!  I can’t think of a better way to spend my Saturday with family and food!

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Funky day

Today has been somewhat of a funk day for me.

I have stayed in my pajamas almost the whole day. 

The only time I got dressed was when I had to pick Justine up from school.  I didn’t think she would appreciate me picking her up in my pj’s.

The moment I got back home I put my pajamas right back on.

I realized today that I’m having a hard time loving myself.

Katie over at The Healthy Diva wrote a great post today about loving yourself. 

I needed to read that post today.

I also realized that I can’t begin to think about loving someone else, until I learn to love myself.

I’ve been glued to the TV today watching the Royal Wedding, and William and Kate the movie, and whatever other specials have been running.

During commercials I did a little housework, so I wouldn’t feel like the day was a total waste.

I plan on spending the rest of the night curled up in my favorite spot on the couch.

Today just felt like a Chinese food kind of day.  I blame it on the drinks from last night.

It seems like whenever I drink, the next day all I crave is greasy not good for you food.

I picked up the Chinese.  I picked up a movie.

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I got chicken egg foo young with some fried rice.  My belly is full.

And for the entertainment…

I rented Eclipse, because Edward can make anything better.

My food choices haven’t been the best the past few days, and exercise has been nonexistent.

I need to make better choices.  Or better yet I will make better choices.

What’s everyone else doing on their Friday night?

 

I have a secret

I have a secret.

If you asked me yesterday if I was excited about the Royal Wedding…

I would have told you no.

Today I have been glued to the TV.

I’m awaiting the kiss… it’s 30 seconds away.

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I’m in love with the fact that she had an actual fairy tale wedding.

And a tad jealous.

While watching the wedding I decided to make

Banana Cinnamon Chip Blondies by Blog is the New Black.

I got to mash some more bananas.

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and cream some sugar, butter, and eggs.

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Tossed in some cinnamon chips and walnuts, and it was ready to bake.

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It’s still baking in the oven.  And it smells delicious.

I’ve had to rehydrate myself a little this morning.

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I might have had one too many drinks.

Well actually just one.

It was called the nuclear martini and if anyone asks if they want them to make you one.

Say no.

I had a great time, and am glad that I still managed to get up early.

Now I’m off to find some breakfast.

Yay for Fridays!

My eyes are open

My midnight shift is finally over.  Woooohoooo! Rolling on the floor laughing

I’m so excited to be back to the land of the living.  Working all night really takes a toll on your body.  It feels like no matter how much sleep you get, it’s never enough.

My plan was to come home and get a little sleep…

but as you can see my body isn’t playing along.

Instead I decided to make some breakfast for my grumbling tummy.

Here is what went into my breakfast

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Coconut milk, vanilla froyo, mango, and strawberries.  I was glad to use up the strawberries and mango they were on the verge of going bad.

I threw it all into the blender and voila breakfast is served.

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I’m hoping to get a little sleep today.  Justine has ballet after school and then I’m off to celebrate being off midnights with one of my girl friends from work.

I haven’t had a night out in a long time, so I’m pretty excited to be having a girl’s night out.

Maybe with all the excitement… it being my “Friday”, getting to a night away… it’s all keeping my eye lids open instead of closed.

I’m off to clean my house up a little. 

Enjoy your day! Smile

You got To be kidding

Does anyone remember Book It from school?

You would read and fill out a worksheet that you turn into your teacher and you teacher turns around and gives you free pizza… well at least a coupon for one.

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Can you believe that the program is still going on?

When Justine started bringing home the worksheets she had to fill out to get her coupon I started thinking about all those times I read and read so I could get my own personal pan pizza.

Justine and I had dentist appointments today and since Pizza Hut is right down the road, I figured today was a good day to use one of her coupons.

We decided to eat in, instead of carry out.

I ordered the pizza rollers.  Yum!  These things are so good.  After eating a breadstick or two I only had room for one so I brought the others home.

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Once I got home and started looking up the calories of the food I ate I realized I ate almost my whole day of calories in one meal.  I used calorie king for the nutritional information.

Are you kidding me???

I’m not going to not eat the rest of the day, but I am going to be conscious to eat on the lighter side.

I guess I should have looked up the calorie info before I went because I definitely would have changed my mind on what I wanted to order.  This is another reason why I am all for the calories being on the menu.  At least then you know what you are eating, rather than trying to ignore it.

Tonight is my last night working the midnight shift.  Woot woot!  I can’t wait.  This week has been rough sleep wise and a good night’s sleep is much needed.

Give Me a Cookie

I love cookies.  Well, I love anything that falls under the sweets category… cookies, cakes, brownies, candy.

I think you could say I have a problem, but this problem I’m willing to keep.

I was pleasantly surprised when these showed up at my door.

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Wheat and Gluten Free Lemon Cookies from the Wow Baking Company.

I’m not going to lie…

When I first opened the box and saw Lemon cookies I thought “hmmmm… lemon?”

When I think of cookies I think peanut butter, chocolate, but not lemon.

I checked out the stats on the back of the package, and loved that I could pronounce everything on the ingredient list.

And braced myself… so I could try a lemon cookie.

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First thought… soft.  Second thought… chewy.  Third thought…I didn’t think I would like a lemon cookie so much.  Fourth thought the sugar on the outside really gave it that extra oomph.

They were delicious.  And then I started thinking about how delicious they would be in some yogurt.  That will be the next way I try them.

And just so you know Wow Baking Company sent me these cookies to sample.  My thoughts on these cookies are 100% mine.

I chose Sleep

After working all night (10:30 pm until 7:00 am) and then having a meeting with my boss until 8:00 am.. getting home at 9:00.. not being able to fall asleep until 11:00 and then getting up at 2:00 pm.  All I have to say is I’m Tired.

Keeping busy is the name of the staying awake game. 

After picking Justine up from school I came home and started a load of laundry.

And ran the dishwasher.

And did the dishes.

And started on dinner.

And not I’m writing this blog.

Busy people, if I sit for a minute with nothing to do my head my hit the table.

Today for dinner I decided on making a recipe that has been in my Must Try pile for a little too long.

30 Minute Lemon Brown Sugar Chicken from The Blog is the New Black.

It was super easy, which is exactly what I need.

I started off with a few ingredients

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Flour, sea salt, and paprika.

I’m beginning to think I’m using cooking as a mode of therapy.. with mashing bananas

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And now thinning the chicken out the a mallet.

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I’m beginning to see a pattern here.

Heat some olive oil… mix the above ingredients…dredge in the flour and then brown the chicken on both sides.

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Then set the chicken in a casserole dish.

Deglaze the pan with lemon juice.

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Pour the lemon juice over top of the chicken, add brown sugar and lemon zest and then bake in a 350 degree oven.

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Dinner is served!

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Nothing fancy, but definitely scrumptious!

Today I had to choose between exercising and sleep.  I chose sleep Smile