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Uuuuugh....not much of a Father's Day.....sorry babe!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

I am in a MOOD today! Wow, not sure what's up, but i've not been feeling my best. Slipping badly on my eating plan, short tempered, moody, cranky, stuffed up, fed up....you name it...I'm probably feeling it right now. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

The weekend started out with my DD's sweet 16 on friday the 13th. Yes, it was an all black costumed shin-dig, and she loved it!! I think the stress of planning that and getting it all together is what kinda kicked me out initially. that and the cake.....it was SO good! And the more I nibbled and ate the more I wanted to eat...so the more I ate....etc, etc, etc. I'm sure we've all had those days. Mine just continued throughout the entire weekend. And has culminated with me chugging an Angry Orchard cider right before blogging this. *sigh emoticon

I'm tired, and so fed up with myself this weekend. My poor husband hasn't gotten the best of me today and he really did deserve my best. All he got was a kiss this morning, and a sandwich this afternoon....LOL

Hopefully I'll be able to kick myself back in gear in the morning and stop all this frivolousness and nonsense.

  
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RASPBERRY56 6/16/2014 5:15AM

    BTDT myself - only my problem was a nasty sinus attack, causing me to bail out on a ball game yesterday afternoon............the most important thing is that you're aware of what has occured and that you have *today* to get back on track!

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CAROLYN0107 6/16/2014 2:10AM

    We all have days like that. You'll survive it. Just get right back on track.
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Carolyn from SparkOMAHA team.

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Shocking info revealed.....and cheat day

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Wow....the day started off with two apple turnovers with my coffee, and went downhill from there...lol Had to drive my son into Omaha to visit friends, and went oooo I could really go for Culver's fish and chips....so hubby took me there. And they were SSOOOOOOO GOOOOOD. And I was SO full...lol, but only ate half the fries and never eat the roll so hubby polished those off for me. Still, pretty much my daily caloric intake in ONE meal....ouch!

On my period this week so the cravings were pretty bad, and I indulged them when I shouldn't have. *sigh* Oh well, it's only one day, and tomorrow I'll so better right?? Right!!

Also, got a package from my aunt from when they packed up my step-dad to move him. In it, was a quilt of mine from childhood, and a TON of pics. As I sat on my bed going thru close to 100 pictures of my parents and I, their friends, our family etc....I found a letter....written by my bio dad....asking pretty much for forgiveness for leaving, and wanting to be part of my life. I was NEVER told any of this....EVER! The letter was dated 1978 with a return address. I'm kinda wanting to contact him, but have no idea how to go about even finding out if he's even still in that same area. All my searching and such (the free ones) have yielded nothing much, and I don't really have the means to hire or pay anyone to search for me. Very frustrated.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

  
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SLIMMERJESSE 6/2/2014 12:15AM

    Wow, how sad. Keep in mind that he may not be around anymore. That is what happened to me. Same situation. So, I've never even seen a photo of my bio dad.

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LINDA! 6/2/2014 12:10AM

    I am so happy that you have many treasures from your family. The only suggestion I have about reaching your bio father is Facebook. I know that many people have found loved ones with FB. Good luck!

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MUSCLE-UP 6/1/2014 10:32PM

    I hope you find him.

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Relaxing day, ribs and ratatouille

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day....just another day off work? or something more? For me it's all about remembering our veterans and those who have served and died to make our country great. My family has had many service men, my grandfather, dad and uncle, my current husband and my ex, and hopefully soon my son. I'm proud of all of them, and remember the ones no longer with us fondly.

Slept in quite late this morning. Felt good not to have to be anywhere. decided to take the kids out to lunch at one of the local BBQ places. They have amazing ribs and a couple of my daughters and I decided to split a full rack. We each had at least 3 ribs and still have some left over. It was fun having everyone together. Did a little shopping afterwards, DH needed new sandals as well as oldest DD. Successfully found them for both...lol

Picked up a bike for my youngest daughter that the grandparents had sitting in their garage waiting for it to fit someone, she loves it and can't wait to try to ride it (still needs to learn how at age 10....has always been "bigger" and had a hard time balancing).

But for dinner I wanted another healthy recipe so tried a ratatouille recipe I found a couple weeks ago. Did a couple of modifications, and it was delicious!
12tomatoes.com/2014/01/vegetarian-re
cipe-ratatouille-casserole.html

here's the link...I took out the peppers and put in sweet potato slices....needed to cook a bit longer, also added a bit of cheese on top in the end.

Great day, good food, good memories!

  
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CAROLYN0107 5/27/2014 11:45PM

    Ribs sound delicious. I live in French speaking Africa for now and eat Ratatouille from a can. I'll check out your recipe for the homemade kind.. Thanks.

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Long week....sick, lost weight, made great recipes

Friday, May 23, 2014

This was a loooooong slooooowww week. Monday started off with a coworker having issues between her daycare and the state so she wasn't at work for about 2 1/2 days. Found out one of the babies at our daycare got chicken pox, so now all the parents are kinda freeking out, which intensifies our attention we give them looking for any tell-tale sign that another one has got it.

Then wednesday I get really dizzy at work and they send me home. I go to bed freezing and pull like 3 blankets on top of my just to get to sleep....slept for like 2.5 hours and wake up so very sore, from my shoulders to my knees, and alternating between freezing and sweating so bad the sheets are damp, yet still dizzy with a slight stomach ache. Thursday so sore I can barely even get out of bed so stay home again and spent most of it either in bed or propped in a recliner with ice on my back. Today was back to work mostly normal, but our kid count was down so low I was shuffled between rooms all day long....wanted to pull my hair out.

But tonight....tonight I had some gumption. I've been wanting to make a couple of staple recipes from some of my fav sites for paleo. Coconut milk Ranch dressing , and Bacon Jam. Both from scratch, both paleo, both delicious. (links below)
blissfulbasil.com/2014/03/28/coconut
-milk-ranch-dressing/

realfoodliz.com/3-ingredient-bacon-j
am/


And I have all the ingredients on-hand to make maple pecan tartletts. www.thekoshercavegirl.com/2014/01/ma
ple-pecan-pie-tartlets-paleo.html

I'm so excited....pecan pie is my absolute favorite!!!

Also down in weight this week. emoticon I'm finally OUT of the dreaded 270's....barely....but out of there!! And that's without any exercise and being sick. Now just have to behave over the long weekend and keep it off and more.

  
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GIVEMEFRIES 5/24/2014 1:00AM

    Thanks for the links! That dressing looks and sounds delicious. And congrats on the weight loss!

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Graduation weekend, ex's, too much food

Sunday, May 18, 2014


My little boy graduated high school today!! 1 down 4 to go...lol Lots of grad parties this weekend including his...5 total, barely any of the food was "allowable" for me to eat being Paleo, but that didn't really stop me...lol We enjoyed the weekend with good friends, family and all the kids we love. Mind you my stomach still hurts from eating the way I did, but it's one weekend every couple years...lol I'll survive and get back on track tomorrow.

My ex-husband gave me a HUGE compliment today. While waiting for the graduation ceremony to start, he turned to me and said, "I'm want to compliment you on the way you're raising the kids, they seem very happy and are becoming really good kids." He's in another state and doesn't see them often so that was a huge deal for me.

On a side note, I tested the Kombucha thursday and it tasted pretty good. Haven't gotten around to bottling it yet, but that's on the list for tomorrow night. Trying to decide what juices I want to add into it for flavor. Then it has to sit for another 7 days or so in capped bottles to create it's FIZZ. I'll keep you posted...lol

Time to go pass out, so I'm refreshed and ready to knuckle down this week to work off this weekend...lol

  
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KPETSCHE 5/21/2014 2:04AM

    Great picture of your son. emoticon
That's great that your ex was able to give you such a nice compliment. Take care and enjoy yourself at the graduation celebrations. Like you say, it doesn't happen all that often.
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