Wednesday, June 25, 2014

This probably doesn't deserve a title...

Apparently I'm 150 years old because right now my one and only goal is to stay up until 10:00pm.  Chris is a night owl and I'd seriously be in bed zonked out right now at 8:30pm.  I no longer have the excuse that I'm growing a human inside me, but I beg to differ that working all day and having a 6 month old isn't basically the same thing.  Anyway, Chris is out shooting hoops at the court by our house and I was going to stay home and do yoga while the tot slept, but quite frankly if I do some yoga right now I'll never make it until 10. 

There you have it, a real great intro to this post.  Clearly I had to dust 7 inches off this keyboard to even start this post.  It's funny, well not really funny, but when I started a blog when I was single I thought I needed to be married with kids to have anything to write about.  Then I decided that writing had always been therapeutic for me (I'm one of those nonsense journal writers) so I went ahead and started one.  Now what do I think now about writing a blog with a husband and a kid? Who the hell has time for that?

We're doing good here in our little world.  There was a couple months there when I was overwhelmed.  I remember one day sitting a stop light looking at the person next to me thinking, they are going to watch my head explode.  Seriously here it goes.  Then the light turned green and I drove home.  It was all very anti-climatic.  Here's the thing.  When I was single sometimes I'd feel really lonely and then I got married and all the sudden I was like, why don't I ever feel lonely?  I sort of miss feeling lonely!  My life is sort of like that right now, but not with the lonely bit with the overwhelmed bit.  I don't ever miss feeling overwhelmed, but sometimes I let myself over react and let my brain start to bubble for no reason, because being overwhelmed has just sort of been my normal the last couple months, and naturally even when I'm not overwhelmed I still think I should be.

If your still reading, I'm sorry.  It's one of those nights for me.  I always ask Chris what he thinks about before he falls asleep.  I do this because Chris isn't much for emotional talk.  He's pretty even kill about everything except laughing.  He laughs at everything.  However, other than laughter his emotions are always in check.  His response to my questions is always, "you and Caldwell."  Well quite frankly I think that is a load of crap.  I love Chris and Caldwell to pieces but I still think about tons of other stuff before I fall asleep.  Que abrupt ending to this paragraph and I start to list the top 10 things I think about before I fall asleep at night.  My hope is by hitting the publish button I can get  Chris to give me his top ten for this blog (he supports this blog and always tells me to post more.)

1. Wall colors for my future home
2.  Weeding a garden 
3. Boots from that store at City Creek that cost $200 4 million dollars
4. Christmas Decorations
5. Scriptures
6. Hedge Funds 
7. Traveling
8. Budgeting
9. Names of future kids (I need longer than 9 months next time, the name game was tough for me.)
10. White Elephant Gifts

Oh and because every post needs a picture.
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Friday, May 23, 2014

I’ve become a Yoga(er)…

The day after I had Caldwell was born I felt like I could run a marathon and I also lost my appetite for anything other than yogurt.  Which is weird because I sort of hate yogurt.  Yet I consumed an entire Sam’s Club Box of Yoplait before I could say I had a three month old baby.  It’s the biggest trick feeling that good and then being sent home with a tiny human that has to eat every three hours.   I really struggled to have the energy to do much. 

I’ve always been hesitant about yoga.  My only prior introduction was the P90X version - which in my mind, is about as fun as getting punched in the face.  I’m even a fan of P90X.  I’ve mentioned before I’m fairly full of anxiety 90% of the time.  I think this contributes to a lot of really great aspects of my life and personality, but there also times I’d really like to be able to tone it down.  I got on Amazon and bout the cheapest little beginner yoga DVD. The photo below I took from Amazon.  Link is here

I’ve done it consistently for roughly two weeks.  Don’t I have to do it for 30 days before I can say it’s a habit or something?  I hate to even say this is a form of exercise.  Rather, a great form of stretching and mind control.  It’s consistently helped me sleep and all around feel better.  Give me another two weeks, perhaps I’ll be one of those people who owns a yoga mat.  Doubt it. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hanging Terrarium Globe...

 A couple weeks ago I went to the Beehive Bazaar.  I’m a sucker for the homemade craft fairs.  I’ve been attending this particular one since 2009.  I have to admit I’ve become a bit disappointed.  It’s begun to all look the same.  I was inspired by this particular item.  Not even sure what they were at the time, but I took the picture’s to show Chris.  The $30 price tag seemed a bit steep. 
Last week I was reading my favorite blog – Young House Love.  On their sidebar I saw an ad for products they love.  I have a tendency to be a Young House Love groupie – or so I’ve been told.   Turns out, its proper name is Hanging Terrarium Globe.  You can purchase here on Amazing for $16.99. 

Not sure what I’d fill mine with, but super excited about it.  I’ve sort of liked pretending I have a green thumb even since my garden last year. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Eating peas...

I felt horrible inside about making Caldwell eat peas.  I realize this makes me fail at the number one thing mom’s are supposed to be good at – making kids eat their vegetables.  Even though I truly hate them, Chris loves them and puts them in his tuna.  I knew I had to cave and allow Cald to get used to the taste.  Who am I to deprive my son of all the times he and dad eat tuna and peas without mom.  I mean that’s some serious father, son bonding stuff.  So I gave them to him and….

I’m toast – but not with tuna and peas on it. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Green Smoothies...

One day Chris came home and said we should start doing green smoothies.  Truth is we have a $20 blender from Wal-mart and aint nobody want to deal with that.  Literally, this thing can hardly blend an over ripe banana.  A week later I went to Relief Society and it was a whole class on green smoothies.  Divine intervention?  Probably not, but it got me motivated to start. I didn’t want to splurge on a new blender, via the obvious fact that we might stick with it for so long.  Instead, I wake up put the frozen veggies in the blender with some hot water then go shower.  When I get out of the shower I put all the greens in spinach, kale, carrots, broccoli, etc.  Bam!  Green smoothie! Here are three tips that I think helped me.

1. Add coconut milk – it’s by boxed milks at the grocery store. We use the un-sweetened and it takes the edge off some of the strong flavored veggies.
2.  Use a lot more fruit than green’s to start.  50% fruit and 50% greens.  As time increases you will get used to the increased greens.  This week we started 75% greens, 50% fruit.
3.  Be prepared for some extra bowel movements.

Lots of recipes online, but quite frankly I just go to produce section and buy a bunch of stuff I like and put it in. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

You Are Badass...

This is the actual title of a book.  There is a blog called, The Alison Show.  Which I enjoy reading.  She did a series on “How to be Awesome.”  Which is on Youtube and is really good if you need a little motivation.  Either in her posts, or on her YouTube series, I can’t remember which, she recommended the following book.  I really love reading, but usually only things that are a complete waste of time – novels, blogs, People magazine.  This is an actual self- help book which was in reality super helpful for me.  It also reminded me of my brother who is sort of badass too, which is a plus.  There you have it my book plug.

FYI - I think the book said the a few bad works including that one that starts with F.  Sorry about that.