Monday, January 19, 2009

I'm married to a 35 year old!

Well, you may not know, but you can get into Disney World for free on your birthday this year. So last week DH took the day off on his 35th birthday and went to Disney World with Curtis. This was Curtis' second time, but I'm sure he doesn't remember the first time he went. We got in free that time too and he was only about 18 months old. I guess going to Disney World over and over as a kid is a perk of living in the Orlando area. My 4 year old has officially been twice as many times as I have now!

Can you tell they took this photo on the tea cup ride?

It was a little dissappointing that it was a rainy cold day, but they both came home telling of all the fun and how they didn't wait in any lines.

I sent them off with a totebag filled with ponchos, water bottles, snacks and the camera. They came home just in time for dinner.


There are some really cool give-a-ways at The Crafty Crow right now. Check it out....

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Go Eagles!

Hope it works this week.

Curtis was effected by the peanut butter recall yesterday and has had an upset stomach. It wasn't until this morning that I read the paper and found out that the peanut butter crackers he ate yesterday were part of the recall. Luckily it is a weak bacteria and only caused upset stomach for a day. Too bad we were out strawberry picking when he started feeling yucky. So check your peanutbutter products on the recall list to avoid any problems.


Friday, January 16, 2009

Check out my new best friend!

We named her Claire and I love her. Today when I was out at the supermarket I had a machine at home washing my dishes and a machine vacuuming my floor. I'm living in the future!

I promise more of a post soon, but first you'll probably have to watch another video.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Day 5

Today is day 5 of being processed sugar free. The last two days have been a little harder than the first three were. Not sure why, except that maybe my system is detoxing a little. I've heard it's called a healing crisis. I swear I am crabbier than normal. The hardest part is after dinner when I'm washing up as Curt gives the boys a bath. I used to just eat a bite of this and a bite of that as I cleaned up the kitchen. Now I take mini breaks in washing up to gaze yearningly at the cupboards which are bare of sweets.

Food has been on my mind. I need new ideas for processed sugar free snacks for me and the kids. I feel like I feed the boys the same things over and over. It's not that they complain, but I'd like to get out of the rut. It seems this is cyclical, this food rut. Every couple of months I feel so bored with food and find myself hungrily staring into the pantry and fridge, unsatisfied. Now that Curt is on board with some changes this year I'd really like to experiment more.

I am thinking of ordering 5 lbs of almond flour so I can try some sugar free baking. I'll let you know how it goes. Until then, feel free to spam me with snack and meal ideas.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Go Eagles!

Can you believe we made it to the playoffs!!!!????!!!!????!!!

My 4 year old has been learning from I think.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Happy New Year!

What does that mean anyway? Is that proper grammar? Happy New Year...or is it Happy New Years...I've heard both. I guess the sentiment is, wishing our fellow man a happy start to the new year.

Traditionally, I do make resolutions on January 1st, and I am very good at keeping them, if I do say so myself. I am now a regular dental floss user and I hardly ever curse at all. Some years it's something as simple as I want to pray every night. This year it was a bigger one. I am now officially on day 3 of being processed sugar free.

I have been thinking about my sugar addiction for years really. I kept telling myself that everything is fine in moderation as I stuffed my face with brownies and cookies and chocolate and ice cream etc etc etc. When one is addicted to something moderation is impossible, ask me how I know this.....

After much research on some physical and mental health problems I've been having I kept coming back to my sugar addiction. It was hard to ignore, so here I am facing it. I am really hopeful that I will notice a big change in my health this year due to this change. The truth is it hasn't been that hard so far seeing as I've been sick with a head cold on top of taking care of one very sick family.

We found out Curtis has a double ear infection and Clark was close to pneumonia yesterday. I have a nebulizer and antibiotics for them and I'm praying they start to turn the corner asap. So, being w/o dessert hasn't been really that big of a problem for me. Mostly I think of it right after lunch and dinner and then just remind myself that I don't eat processed sugar anymore and have a piece of fruit (frozen black berries are a favorite right now).

I am right now pondering perhaps a second resolution. This thing called the Internet has become a bit of a job for me lately. For some reason I feel compelled to read a few sites 3 or more times a day. I just realized that instead of doing something truly relaxing (tv, knitting, veggin out) when I have a few minutes, I feel compelled to check these sites to see if anything was recently posted. It really does feel like it is another chore for me. I do enjoy it, but the fact that it feels like a chore is a red flag for me. I'd love to hear any thoughts on this....