Sunday, June 24, 2012

Brain and Picture DUMP

The past couple weeks have been very trying.
I hate when I don't post regularly. I feel like I let me down, and let you down. I don't like when I go to a daily reads page and it is the same blog from the day before... and mine is.. from 12 days ago! Shheesh!
My husbands father is gravely ill. He is dying and it is taking my husbands spirit as it happens. His dad is his best friend. It is such a heart wrenching thing for me to watch. I would give anything to take all his pain away. My dad died when I was 14, so I know what he is going through on one level-- but I didn't have to watch it like my husband is. I just couldn't imagine. I hope I never have to endure what he is right now.
My husband was gone two weeks ago-- home for a few days and he is gone again.
This week my friend Patsy and her daughter stayed with me and Maddox. Chanelle, her daughter, had a soccer tournament so she was busy with that in the mornings and then we just all hung out the rest of the time.

Other than that, it has been me and the baby boy. So here is a picture dump :)

We read alot in this house. So, little boy has been right on cue. He had me read these 2 books to him over and over last night. So sweet. He gets his favorites for the day I guess. He is just growing up so fast! Ugh!


Recipe Dump

I ate a cheese stick for dinner last night. Today I have sustained on the nutter butters I should never have bought along with the vanilla iced coffee in my fridge. I put some chicken and potatoes and carrots in the crockpot so I feel human again. I added a little lemon juice and garlic powder to it. Smells good so far! I may also try out these lemon cookies.
I recently have made these things:

Cheesy Garlic Bread I didn't care for it. It tasted like a heart attack waiting to happen.

The Best Broccoli I really liked it. It was good. I have made it twice.

Alice Springs Chicken Delicious. Yum. Divine. Tasty. Easy.

Potato Slider Chips These were easy and good.

Baked Veggie Chips These were time consuming & they did shrink ALOT but they were yummy. I used squash and zucchini. I sprinkled with sea salt. Others garlic salt and another batch with sea salt and Italian seasoning.

Garlic Chicken This was good. It was easy and pretty fast.

Hope some of these may make an appearance on your dinner table. Like I have mentioned before, I think, I try a new recipe several times a week. I am a pinner, and food surfer. Now that I am a sahm, I figure it is part of my job title, even though my husband says it isn't-- he always asks me whats for dinner lol.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Police, Firemen, Alarms.

My husband had to leave on Wednesday morning.
As he was leaving, he said that I needed to call an exterminator pronto because he had found a scorpion in the garage. Scary #1.
Called. Taken care of. Check.

Most of Wednesday night was spent awake with a little guy not feeling well.

Thursday, I texted one of my aunts and said she should try to come out and visit. Things were in place and within 2 minutes, she texted me back saying she was on her way. Great. I really don't like staying home alone overnight. Yes, I am 8.

She arrived and had to run out for a bit. I was in the house and my chimes went off like someone was opening a window or a door... but there was only me, my sleeping baby and my 4 dogs, who were in the same room as me. I got freaked out of course. I was already on edge. I peeked around my house but didn't see anything... then I heard some noises-- which were probably coming from the neighbors. I grabbed my baby, and all 4 dogs ran with me, we got in the car and left for a bit and waited for my aunt to come home. Scary #2.

Later that night, we all went outside to let the dogs out. Arizona gets so nice at night.
So I was holding Maddox and we were sitting at the patio just chatting. Time to go in, my aunt acts like she cant open the sliding glass door. She wasn't acting. The flipping sliding glass door handle was apparently broken. The lever had slid down and locked us out! Might I mention that we are in our pajamas. I have no shoes on, she has sock slippers on, we have no cell phones. WTF. The whole side of my yard is rock-- leading to a big fence that is padlocked. They key is in the garage. My aunt gets to the fence and gets on top of the trash can and gets herself over the fence. I was pretty impressed.
She headed to my neighbors house at 10pm-- who I have never met--and knocked. They tried to see if they could get into their patio door but no luck. The husband said he could try to get into the garage: I said that would be great, except the inside door is dead bolted.

We were stuck. I couldn't get over the fence with Maddox, and no shoes. They called 911 and asked what to do. They sent the Fire Department. The guys hopped the fence, cut the padlock and got inside my house within a matter of seconds.... without breaking anything else. Freaky right? They opened my locked slider. Safe. Scary #3.

I had it replaced the next day. Friday went by without a hitch. Whew. We just went to bed early and then headed out Saturday morning to do some touring around. I showed my  aunt Westgate and then we went to downtown Glendale to see the cute the little old shops. They have all these old tiny houses that have been converted into little trinket shops. We went back to Westgate and had lunch at Margaritaville and came home to chill out and nap a bit.

We decided to head out to dinner. Had to get a little Mexican food for goodness sakes. HA. We planned to go to Michael's and then to redbox after. While we were eating, my cell rang, and normally I don't get many calls nor would I answer during dinner... but I felt I should. Good thing. It was ADT calling me to tell me that my house alarm was going off and that it seemed someone was breaking in through my laundry room window. They asked me several times if I wanted them to send police. I shouted: I am not home. It is not a happenstance that I accidentally set it off. Yes. Send someone. I would be on my way.

We got there and we waited. We waited quite a while it seemed. I mean, we had left a restaurant, drove back to the house and the police still weren't there. Ugh. They finally arrived and I gave them the keys to get into the house and they went in and looked around... came back out and said there wasn't anyone inside and nothing seemed out of place or broken. The Sargent arrived (consequently, he also was there Thursday night--OMG the impression I must be making) He suggested that it was the alarm company. There must be a hitch with the signal on that window. That is probably what I heard previously and what set the alarm off that day. Scary #4.

I told you. My week was crazy.


Saturday, June 9, 2012

You guys, I have had the scariest past few days.

I will blog about it Monday.

Just wanted to let you know that I didnt forget to blog ;)


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Hair Help

I need a new hair style. I am hating my hair right now.
I read this great article on Pinterest about fine hair and how we shouldn't put layers in our hair. That it is a disgusting ploy by hairdressers and that fine layers actually thin our hair out more. The pictures were pretty shocking to me, which led to me looking through some of my old style choices..

Lots and lots of layers & lots of highlights.
Short hair with a little bit of carmel color in it.
This has quite a bit of red in it, but it is an all over color.
Me in HS with very dark hair: this is my  natural color. Color virgin here.

These are both pretty much the same, medium length, seemingly a lot of highlights in that carmel-y color.

What should I do? It does not have to be one of these. I am thinking about just trying the blunt cut like the pinterest article. Now do I want side swept bangs? Kind of.
I need a lot of color. My grey is out of control. Thanks mom. So blunt cut, side swept bangs and lots of highlights?

xo, Tish

6 months

Maddox's appointment was great. Well they tried to say that our appointment was with  just the nurse and mama bear came out in full force. Shamefully I admit this.
I am fairly certain I had a head roll. Ha. Well rightfully so I think-- we booked this appointment 2 months ago. We saw the dr. :)

He is the length of a 9 month old. 28 inches. He weighs 17. pounds. My husband and I always make bets. I bet 18 and he bet 21, I won. Good day.

Still no sleep. I hate not sleeping. Where is my good sleeper? AHHHHH.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sauce and Mommy Club

I gave in. I called the dentist for more meds and to check on myself to see if this was supposed to still be swollen and sore. I didn't feel as bad as I thought that I would.

Are ya'll using Viggle? It is an ap that you use from your phone to check into what you are watching on TV to earn points to redeem gift cards. They give you 1500 just to sign up so you aren't starting from 0. There are cards from sephora, Starbucks, best buy and so forth. I have 3600+ points and I have just been using a few days. They even have a "featured shows" option that you can get some serious points. I got 420 points for watching The Bachelorette. Bonus.

 We made burgers last night. I used a new sauce. Was delish. I also recently started toasting my kaiser rolls--not hamburger buns--on the stove top with a little spray butter.  You get such a wonderful little crunch on the bread. Yum.

The sauce: You mix Mayo, Ketchup, Worstercer Sauce and Season Salt.
The recipe I saw was 3/4 cup Mayo, 1/4 cup Ketchup and 2 Tblsp Wors Sauce and then Season Salt to your taste BUT that would make a boatload. We didn't need a boatload, so I kinda just eyed it and tasted it till it was right. It added just the right kick.

My son was miserable last night. I didn't get to sleep. I joined the Mommy's who don't get to sleep club last night. My poor guy just couldn't get comfortable. He was in his bed for about an hour and started screaming. I held him. That is what he wanted. I tried to move him to get a little more comfortable. He screamed. I couldn't move him an inch. He wanted as close to me as he could get. I finally got him in his bed-- well his bed that was in our room. He woke up an hour later. He wanted to be held and to be fed. So out of his character. One of my fb friends said that was bc I bragged on him about sleeping. I haven't bragged. He is just a good little sleeper. Since he was born, he sleeps through the night. He takes a good nap. When he was in my belly, they had to use the zapper to wake him up and sometimes that didn't work. They would have to feed me. Ha. That sounded funny. He just is a good little sleeper. Both mama and daddy like their sleep too. So last night, was way out of the norm for him.
His little teeth are getting big. I know that has to be what is causing his distress. I feel helpless. I know I will get through it as all of you mamas have. Still hurts my heart to hear him and see him so upset. 

He has his 6 month check up today. December 5-June 5. Little boy is growin growin.

xo, Tish

Monday, June 4, 2012

Caprese Salad and Lifetime Shows

I am still pretty sore this morning. I am running out of the pain medication. I don't think that I will call and ask for more because I always feel like a drug lord. Ha. After my c-section, I had to ask for a second prescription and I felt so weird! Really though, enough for 5 days is not going to cut it. Especially for a mama who has to move to a different state within 11 days of having said c-section.

This weekend was a very laid back one. I was pretty much down. We just vegged out. The hub was in the yard doing work as usual. He keeps saying he is all done but then he will come home with another cactus or hibiscus or something. It is kinda cute that he is so into yard work for the new house.

We had yummy caprese salad for lunch. Easy Peasy if you have never had or made.
Just get some Mozzarella, nice firm tomatoes, and fresh basil. Fresh basil is important because as my husband likes to say, "it makes it taste like a fresh Italian garden".
Then arrange on a plate like so:

Drizzle with a good olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a dash of s&p. Looks fancy. Is amazing. I saw this on Pinterest and want to give it a try if I ever have real life friends in AZ.

Don't those look yummy? Italian Popsicles. I may have these at Maddox's 1st birthday. The theme I think I want to do will go nicely with these. The theme has a lot of reds in it. It is December after all.

For dinner it was breakfast. Reminds me of being a little girl. It was always so fun when mom and dad had breakfast for dinner. So taboo right?

We had a mini Criminal Minds marathon while I impatiently waited for Drop Dead Diva and The Client List to come on. I love me some Lifetime on Sundays!

Do you guys watch either? So, so good! How cute are Brooke Elliot and Jennifer Love Hewitt? I think they are both so pretty. I was kind of hesitant about The Client List, didn't know what to expect really,  but I am sucked in and love it.

Hhmm, I am contemplating feeling like a drug lord and calling for a refill. So weird.

This week I need to set up my scrap booking room. I am pretty bad about scrapping alone though-- so maybe will have other scrapbook folks. I am not a pro at all. Sometimes my stuff is good, sometimes I am lazy. I need to re-do my honeymoon book bc all of my stuff was packed away and I was very pregnant and didn't feel like making it pretty lol. Why did I even attempt you ask? Easy: I couldn't sleep.

Till next time...
xo, Tish

Saturday, June 2, 2012

week in review

Sorry for the lapse.
Been a busy week.
Quick review:

I ended up breaking a tooth at the Diamondbacks game Saturday night. Tough luck for me since it was A. a weekend B. a holiday weekend.

I went to Vegas Tuesday instead of just Wednesday. We stayed with my aunt and ran around like mad people...
Flying alone with a baby is no joke going through security. No one can apparently help you. Wtf. Anyway, we managed and were just fine. Maddox was a champ.

We saw way too many people. Next time, we will have to just see a few. Both Maddox and I were way too tired. I was up about 22 hours by the time I got into bed Tuesday night and barely slept at all. I was tossing and turning and then little boy was up at 3:30 and 5am. So I basically was awake till Wednesday night. Ugh. Too much. One day would have been bad too. Oh well. I was so happy to see "my people". I miss them. They all were so sweet and had such a good time seeing little boy.
Because of a mess getting my rental car, I got to the airport way earlier than needed. But it was nice to just veg out, feed Mad and get him into jammies and just wait for the plane. He passed out on the ride home.

Thursday was a cranky one for both of us. We were so tired. Mad slept till 10 and then we napped for 3 hours and called it an early night.

Friday started a little better. We had Kindermusic class and then I had a dentist appointment. That last one didn't go so well.

My tooth was not simply chipped, I could stick my tongue between the gap and it was the entire length of my molar. I anticipated a crown and to be on my way. Wrong. It was fractured clear up to the bone. Luckily for me, I had had a root canal in it previously so I didn't feel much. It was sore, but nothing like it could have been.
The Dr. couldn't save it. He had to extract it. Why don't they put you to sleep to take a tooth out? Seriously? I was so nervous and they were pulling so hard. My tooth was not willing to come out. It took more than an hour to get that sucker out. Then my roots were a bit of an anomaly-- having 4 roots and not just 3. Mess. I have a temporary bridge on and go back in a month for the real thing.

In the mean while, I am sore as can be. My face is all swollen from my eye down to my jaw on my left side. It is so tender. Looks much better today, but I can still feel the swelling even though it has subsided a bit. I am on three medications and lots of downtime for the weekend.

Off for some more diet squirt and a nap....

xo, tish