Wednesday, November 26, 2008

So much to be thankful for...

I am thankful for:
my family
-my sweet eternal companion
-my 13 year old that is a good girl and rarely acts like a teen
-my 10 year old that has the biggest heart
-and my 5 year old that makes me laugh every day
the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life
a warm home
good friends
better health
our free country
the men and woman who are willing to serve to keep it that way
all my sweet "online" friends who help me in so many ways.

I hope to everyone the reads my blog that you can take a day to remember you are blessed, To those of you in the USA enjoy your Thanksgiving and have a piece of pecan pie for me HUGS!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Swamp Smoothies

So I promised to post a picture of my green smoothies, Wade calls them my swamp smoothies. This one has about a cup of water, two large handfuls of spinach, about 1/2 c of parsley, 1/2 c frozen blueberries and a banana. Its a bit brown from the blueberries instead of green but hey Wade loves them.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

drowning under a pile of laundry

I am so sick of laundry I could scream, you just get everything done and more shows up. BLECH!
What if we had biodegradable clothes, stuff you could wear once and then it just melted.
I see issues with sweaty people that could be bad cause really if you are extra sweaty do we really want to see you walking around with the armpits of your shirt melted?
In the summer under your boobs would melt. That could be dang frightening if you happen to be shopping at Wal-Mart. EEWWWW!!


Okay so biodegradable/melting clothes aren't the greatest idea let me keep thinking on this one, I know I can come up with something to get out of folding 5 peoples socks and underwear aside from asking them to stop wearing them or wear them dirty.

Friday, November 21, 2008

So I have jumped into the raw food thing

I will post a picture of one of my green smoothies as soon as I take one. I have started eating raw for breakfast and lunch. That is the easiest cause I only have to worry about what I am eating at those meals.
I feel more energy, I feel less run down I even made it to the gym today and I am not dead.
I am hopeful that this is a sign of things to come and that I will feel better than my old self in no time.
(I even put some hemp seeds on my salad today I am such a hippy)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Parent teacher conferances

I think that they plan these just to make my life a pain in the bum!
It means that for the next two days I have to remember to go get the kids at 11:15 not 11:00 not 11:30 no that would have made sense, 11:15!
Not only that but it also means the kids will be home and in my space and invading my me time. LOL!
I sound like the worst parent in the world, I have to remember my kids and have them around. Boy its no wonder I never get to ride in the parade on the fourth of July as Mother of the Year!
The kids have been doing well at the new school and they really like it so PTC shouldn't be to bad, I don't expect them to tell me my children have a great future in the fast food industry or that they are future serial killers. That's always a bonus.
I guess I better get my tooshie in gear if I don't want to be the only mom picking up her kids still in her PJ's ;O)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Raw food diet???

Has anyone heard of this? Its not so much of a "diet" as a lifestyle, like being vegan or vegetarian, You only eat things that are raw or dehydrated. Nothing heated to over 116 degrees. I find this very interesting, I am not a huge meat fan and I like my veggies raw. I have to wonder about how you get enough protein in your diet, I believe tofu is cooked so you would be down to nuts and raw beans. That sounds really hard on your digestive tract.
The biggest down side I can see to this is no sugar, no chocolate, and no CF diet coke. Now I know I can hear you all saying "Carin your diabetic you shouldn't be eating sugar and chocolate anyway." I know I know I am working on it. Not very hard I admit but I am trying a little.
Anyone with thoughts or experience with this "lifestyle" I would love to hear it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Celebrating and Honoring our Veterans (USA)

Celebrate Veterans' Day
The History and Origin of Veterans' Day

In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated. After four years of bitter war, an armistice was signed. The "war to end all wars" was over.

November 11, 1919 was set aside as Armistice Day in the United States, to remember the sacrifices that men and women made during World War I in order to ensure a lasting peace. On Armistice Day, soldiers who survived the war marched in a parade through their home towns. Politicians and veteran officers gave speeches and held ceremonies of thanks for the peace they had won.

Congress voted Armistice Day a federal holiday in 1938, 20 years after the war ended. But Americans realized that the previous war would not be the last one. World War II began the following year and nations great and small again participated in a bloody struggle. After the Second World War, Armistice Day continued to be observed on November 11.

In 1953 townspeople in Emporia, Kansas called the holiday Veterans' Day in gratitude to the veterans in their town. Soon after, Congress passed a bill introduced by a Kansas congressman renaming the federal holiday to Veterans' Day. 1971 President Nixon declared it a federal holiday on the second Monday in November.

Americans still give thanks for peace on Veterans' Day. There are ceremonies and speeches and at 11:00 in the morning, most Americans observe a moment of silence, remembering those who fought for peace.

After the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War, the emphasis on holiday activities has shifted. There are fewer military parades and ceremonies. Veterans gather at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. to place gifts and stand quiet vigil at the names of their friends and relatives who fell in the Vietnam War. Families who have lost sons and daughters in wars turn their thoughts more toward peace and the avoidance of future wars.

Veterans of military service have organized support groups such as the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. On Veterans' Day and Memorial Day, these groups raise funds for their charitable activities by selling paper poppies made by disabled veterans. This bright red wildflower became a symbol of World War I after a bloody battle in a field of poppies called Flanders Field in Belgium.

I am proud of the veterans in my family, my grandfather was at pearl harbor when it was attacked then went to the Philippines, my other grandfather helped work on the a-bomb, My father is a Vietnam vet and I have several cousins that have served in different branches during peace as well as in Iraq most recently.

Thank a Vet today, remember Freedom is not free, it has been paid for by these brave men and women.

Monday, November 10, 2008

I admit it I am an addict

I am addicted to Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew. This is a great interview with Dennis Miller.Dr Drew

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Representing my state (hope I did okay)

I am part of a swap with some online friends from across the country, we each had to make a block that represented something from our state. I picked Arches, Delicate Arch because it is so recognisable as part of Utah and I found some way cool fabric in the oranges. I will post the rest when they arrive next week some time.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A scary dose of reality

49 days, 7 hours, 29 minutes, and 30 seconds left until Christmas!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Fun with printer ink.

This is why one's husband should throw away the old printer ink cartridges immediately. I also had the fun of cleaning ink of the computer desk and I don't think the 3 small spots that got on carpet will ever come out. SIGH!! Its no wonder I am tempted to sell him ;O) Good thing he's cute (both of them)