Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Beignets Make it Better

    I haven't been feeling well the last two days. A terrible combination of a bug and a migraine. As I began to feel better this evening, something struck me. Beignets! (not literaly) No one was throwing donuts at me from the kitchen, although it wouldn't surprise me.

    I decided I wanted some beignets. I remembered that we had a slightly expired box of beignet mix in the pantry.

    For those of you that know me: No... I didn't lose my marbles.... its dry mix, flour really. It was still pretty safe, only 2 weeks expired. For those of you that don't know me: I am wacko on expiration dates. If it is a day expired, it goes in the trash!

"Adam...... Will you do something for me please?"

He rolls his eyes. With a sigh "What?"

"I would love if you would make me some beignets......" ....I sweetly smile.

"That's really what you want to eat?" He looks slightly confused.



This might seem like it is a special occurance, but this interaction takes place at least weekly at my house, sometimes biweekly. Except, its always different tasks. Sometimes its cooking, sometimes its childcare, sometimes its an errand. I'm so blessed to have a husband that loves to takes care of me. Back to my story....

10 Minutes later....

Five minutes after that.......

Two minutes later.......

Of course, I had to share!

Thanks Adam! I love you too!

Monday, March 29, 2010

What the Heck?!?

Who needs ebay when you've got a Goodwill store?

 Today I went to the Goodwill store. Honestly I was just looking for the Ark, but walked out with a few more items than planned.The kicker is that I only spent $15.  Quite a few of the items are being donated to the kids room at my work. One of the items intended for that purpose (guess which one) carter feel in love with and we will now be keeping it. Did you guess right? Yes....It's the vaccuum. Don't act surprised. I'm not. We came home with our treasure and immediately washed off any evidence of Goodwill. And the first thing he wanted to play with was the vacuum.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

My Review of Nosefrida Nasal Aspirator

Originally submitted at Toys R Us

Nosefrida, the doctor-recommended, non-invasive nasal aspirator, is the new standard in keeping babies snot-free. Ingeniously simple Swedish design features a tube that is placed against the nostril (not inside). Parents use their own suction to draw mucus out of their childs nose. Disposable fi...

By Beth from Tucson, Az on 3/28/2010
5out of 5
Pros: Lightweight, Quality Construction, Comfortable, Easy To Clean, Durable, Easy To Use, Good Value
Best Uses: Travel, Gift, Sick babies, Baby Showers
Describe Yourself: Parent of Two or More Children
I wish that I knew about this product 4 years ago with my first child. It's awesome. Gross in concept, but not after you try it. I want to know why it's not widely advertised or talked about!! I tried the battery powered ones and they were pathetic. The sucker that the hospital sends you home with takes forever to get the snot out and can cause nose bleeds. I have always used saline to help along the process. But this thing is a life saver!! The hospital ones will now be donated to the bath toy bin.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Would you like a cup of Karma?

     What's with some people?
     A friend of my mom's, who I will vouch for as a good/caring person, was attacked by a neighbor's dog. She was in her front yard and her dog got out. She ran after her dog and just then a neighbor was walking by with her four (yes four) german shephards. My mom's friend reached out her hand to grab her own dog who was near the shephards. When she did this the other dogs got aggressive and one attacked her. It bit through her hand and severed a tendon or two. The other woman was angry and yelled at her for upsetting her dogs. My mom's friend ran inside and had her husband take her to the hospital.
     Now the other woman who owns the german shephards has filed a lawsuit against my mom's friend alleging that her poor sweet innocent german shephards were attacked by her golden retreiver. WHAT??? I just don't understand some people.
     Sometimes I think Karma takes too long. Like when you're ready to leave a restaurant and you can't get your waiter to bring your check. Or like when you are at the DMV and you feel like you have been there so long that you might get smallpox because time has not just slowed, but is now going backwards.
    Then I remind my self that maybe that person is already drinking that cup of Karma. Maybe they are lonely or have circumstances that have led them to be so angry and unkind. That's when I decide that maybe I should feel bad for that person. And of course, be grateful for my friends and family, oh yeah, and my general happiness.  :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Almost There

    The last week or so I have been preparing myself to jump in to my blog feet first. I have been orgnaizing my thoughts.... making notes...... studying other blogs..... and doing quite a bit of self reflection. Oh, yeah... I've also been plotting on how I'm going to hijack my childhood pictures from my mom's house. She has been begged by my sister for over two years about sharing the pics so that we can scan them. I've only been asking for a few months, but I am not as patient as my sweet sister. My mom seems to have an issue about the memories attached to them. I can understand that. My paranoid mind wants to back them up in case of some horrible natural event.
     One thing to understand about me is that I am a self admitted "paranoid, worst case senario" expert. If you want to look at it in a glass half full way- I like to be prepared. for anything. even if it's bigfoot.
     And it's not like I am not close to my mom. I am. She's my best friend. I see her everyday, and we talk on the phone several times a day, so getting the pics should be easy, right? not so. I am planning a mission to retrive them, one book at a time. My cover might be blown though, If she ever reads this. Maybe blogging about secrets isn't the smartest tactic.