Thursday, July 31, 2008

free!

After taking my morning stroll with baby-man I came home and realized I had worn a nursing bra and not my sports bra - no biggie, right?

Wrong!

ALL of my nursing bras were in the wash, not waiting to be washed, but in.the.wash. Actually, they had been sitting, wet, in the washer for three days. Yick. And the bra I'd walked in? Soaked in sweat (it's hot and humid - and I am one mean walker).

So I went bra-less. I'll give you a minute for that visual to sink in.

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I promise I did not go out in public that way, not even to the mailbox. And now that I have a drawer full of clean bras I'll be properly secured tomorrow.

I can hear you all sighing in relief.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

diabetes

Scotch-a-roos

1 c. sugar
1 c. light karo syrup

heat to a boil over med-high heat. stir in 1 c. peanut butter.
add 6 c. rice krispies. press into buttered 9x13 pan.

melt together 6 oz. chocolate chips and 6 oz. butterscotch chips.
spread on top of rice krispies. refrigerate to set chocolate, cut at room temp.

*I like to make a half batch (in a 9x9 pan), otherwise there are too many for two people (not that we couldn't eat them all)

Oat 'n Chip Cookies

2 c. butter
2 c. sugar
2 c. packed brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
4 c. flour
5 c. oatmeal (4 lightly ground)
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
2 lb. chocolate chips
3 c. chopped walnuts

cream butter and sugars until fluffy. mix in eggs and vanilla.

grind 4 c. oatmeal in a food processor.

in a separate bowl stir together flour, ground oatmeal (4 c.), whole oatmeal (1 c.), salt, baking powder and baking soda. gradually mix into sugar mixture. fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.

drop by tablespoonful onto ungreased cookie sheets, bake 12 - 14 min at 350. let cool slightly on pan before moving to cooling rack.

*all time favorite cookie - this makes a huge amount of cookies, in fact my kitchen aid can't hold all of the dough if I make a full recipe. i suggest just making half a recipe, you will still have a ton of delicious cookies.

New Favorite Banana Bread

3 mashed bananas
1/3 c. melted butter
1 c. sugar
1 egg - beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
pinch salt
1 1/2 c. flour

mix melted butter into bananas. mix in sugar, egg and vanilla.
sprinkle salt and baking soda over mixture, mix in flour.
pour into buttered loaf pan.
cook for one hour at 350

*I always freeze my bananas when they start to get too brown, then I just slip them out of their frozen jackets and they are perfect for baking.

ummmm

I had so many ideas for blog topics, but now that it is nap time I can't seem to think of any.

Quick (super boring) update: G is good, I am good, J is good. J got a Wii for his birthday, well, actually he got a shirt with a note pinned to it that said "This is a Wii. Really." The next day he called me to let me know they we in stock at BB. I find it funny that when he was going to buy it for me for my birthday (still not sure what I want - maybe tickets to Wicked?) he could never get around to calling to see if it was available; when it became his gift he got serious. So there's been a lot of bowling at our house after G goes to bed.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

psa

Working out and watching what you eat will help you lose weight and feel good about yourself. Two weeks of vacation may add a few pounds back on.

Eating a pan of scotch-a-roos will completely annihilate your weight loss.

I'm cutting up carrot sticks.

Monday, July 14, 2008

quickie

* diaper rash is almost completely gone. Original Desitin and Maalox - who knew? (it is almost impossible to mix up though, I suggest mixing it in a plastic cup with a plastic spoon and then applying it with the spoon, less to clean up)

* someone likes to shriek for fun.

* I got peed on three times this morning, I decided that qualified me for a delicious iced latte.

* I have about 3.2 million things to do before Gerald has his shots at 2:15 this afternoon. Time to get cracking!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

oh, crap

Gerald came home from the UP with a raging case of diarrhea. I have changed his diaper 4 times in one "change." The Pampers people should be ecstatic.

He's been really happy throughout the EAS experience, so the nurse said to just let it run its' course. But now he has diaper rash - a first I was hoping to avoid completely. Kathy suggested mixing Maalox and Desitin and using that - I think I'm going to try it, any other suggestions?

I can hear him in his bed right now - he's pooping.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

rolling over

G rolled from his back to his tummy on July 4th, and then on the 5th, again on the 6th, and now he is a rolling machine. He rolls onto his stomach and then onto his back again, but always only to the left. So as long as he wants to go to the left - he can get there!

He also likes to lay on his tummy and push with is legs and inch around like an inch worm. He can't get very far at our house because his play mats slide around on the hard floor - but if you put him on carpet he can really move.

I think I'm going to have my hands full for a few years :)