Monday, March 24, 2008

I have moved - check out my new blog over at Typepad!

When I first started blogging, I did some research and heard a lot of good things about Typepad but since I wasn't sure I would actually stick with the blogging, the practical part of me decided it would be best to start with a free host. Even though I have not been blogging as frequently in the last month because of work and sick kiddos, I have decided that blogging is for me. So come check out my new site! I am still trying to learn how to work Typepad so things will get better over time, children willing. :)


Tuesday, March 18, 2008


So I bet you have been on the edge of your seats wondering why I haven't been blogging, huh?
(Or not - cuz you have your own life and are only mildly amused by mine.)

Anyhow, I got deployed to Las Vegas to help with the Hepatitis/syringe reuse thing that resulted in a notification of 40, 000 patients in southern Nevada.

Good times.

The last time I was deployed was during the SARS outbreak. After I had Sizzles, I cut my hours way back and now only work part-time. Going out to the field when I am used to working only a couple days of week was a big adjustment for me and my girls. But their super-fly daddy kept the home fires burning and even managed to avoid ordering pizza every night. (He did order "Shrimp with Lobster Sauce" but that was only after the children had burned through all the food I crammed into the fridge the day I left for Vegas).

In five days, my little foodies ate 8 bananas, 2 quarts of strawberries, a 2lb bag of grapes, an 8 snack cups of applesauce and half a box of Kidz cliff bars. Did I mention the chicken shish kabobs, loaf of pumpkin bread, box of Nature's Own Cheese crackers and 2.5 pounds of oranges? :)

These girls can EAT. (They clearly have their father's metabolism.)

I haven't had a spare second to run to Whole Foods, so the food supply is virtually non-existent. Thank God my parents arrived last night from Ft. Lauderdale! They swooped in and made a MASSIVE pot of spaghetti sauce studded with Italian sausage and meatballs.

Re-entry into regular life is harder than I remember but gobbling up spaghetti by the forkful is making it a little bit easier.

Mmm Tasty!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Making Food the Old Fashioned Way - Growing It

On a blustery Saturday, during the last days of the month of February, we planted seeds.
Sizzles and I had gone to the Hastings earlier in the week and picked them out. She chose seed packets of tomatoes, corn, basil, thyme, and sunflowers. Here we are planting the seedlings of the herbs only.
We struggled a lot with the prepackaged pellets that came with the seedling contraption. In hindsight we should have just used regular old dirt but seeing that we were amateurs and didn't know any better we attempted to make our lives easier by spending a good 30 minutes trying to use the short-cut pellets. LOL.
Live and Learn!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

One Word Wednesday

So, Brian says to Sizzles: "Your sister is having some grapes, do you want some?

To which she responds: "BACON!"

Her daddy is SO proud. He wants to get her these. Actually, I suspect he wants them for himself.