Sunday, May 28, 2006

Hot and Humid

This is how hot it is today. The heat index says 94 degrees. I knew we weren't going to have much of a spring. It always seems to go directly to summer weather.

I just got through grilling some corn on the cob and I made a little pocket out of aluminum foil and put in portabello mushroom, onion, red pepper and garlic and sprinkled a little basil infused olive oil. I had this yesterday and it was so good that I had to make it again today. I also grilled a whole wheat pita pocket and stuffed the vegetables into it. In my last entry I had a comment left that said It is all about the food. It sure is when you are a food addict. LOL The good thing is that it is now about the RIGHT foods. I think I will rename my journal It Is All About The Food. I liked that. I want to thank Marina at I'm Losing It for that great comment and maybe my journal name change.

When I was outside by the grill I felt like this.  

I can't wait until my neighbor comes home tomorrow so then maybe we can get his pool ready. He let us swim in it all last summer. We went looking at pools at the end of summer last year but they are a little pricey for the one we want to fit our backyard. Once I start working then maybe we will get one next year or the end of summer since the prices really drop then.

In a few minutes I think I will go get myself a popsicle. I know we have some in the deep freezer but they might be no good. We have had them for awhile now and nobody is eating them. I also bought some fudgsicles but don't really like them to much. I am more of a dreamsicle girl.

My daughter went swimming over at her friends house yesterday. She called me about 8:30 pm and asked if she could sleepover and I said yes and brought her the things she needed. The phone rang at 2:15 am and I didn't get it in time so I went downstairs and it was my daughter saying she didn't feel well. I woke up my hubby and asked him to go get her. We have always had this thing where if she was sick in the middle of the night and needed medicine or we had to get her from somewhere that he would do it.  He always said he didn't want me driving that late at night by myself.

I am thinking of visiting my sister in Tennessee this year. I talked with my hubby about it and he said yes. The airfare is a little high right now. They have specials every Tuesday so I am probably going to see if it is lower this week. I want to go for 2 weeks. I was thinking a month but hubby said he would miss us too much.  This is a picture of my sister's pool. She has 2 decks. One on top and then one around her pool. I am in that pool everyday when I visit her. We have such a good time. Last year was the first year I didn't visit her. I know she was here in Feb. for my birthday but I miss her already. I need to hit the lottery so I can have a second home in Tennessee. My sister suggested I drive but I don't know if I would want to drive 7 hours. I just love flying. The flight is only 1 hour and 15 minutes so I love it.

I think I will go for now. I need to stop rambling and go check on my daughter and her friend who are watching a scary movie.

Friday, May 26, 2006

The Weekend

I don't have much going on this weekend. My husband is working. He decided to take off today so we could do some major running around. We are invited to a bbq on Sunday but my hubby doesn't get off work until 6:30 pm. We still might go for a little while.

I thought this was my daughter's last full day of school but I was wrong. She has a full day on Tuesday and half day on Wednesday. She is off on Thursday which happens to be her 12th birthday and goes for an hour on Friday. We are both going to get our hair done on that day and then go for either pizza

or mexican food. I think my daughter wants mexican. I called my mother in law and asked her to go and I am pretty sure she wants to go. I told her I would call her during the week.


Our running around today consisted of first going to the bank then to Wal-mart where I was going to get about 5 things. 50 items later we left and went to Sam's Club where we spent over 200 dollars. It gets very expensive to eat healthy. I then told my hubby that we needed to go to Cub Foods to get some spinach, salad and some fruit.           


Whenever I bring my hubby we always spend more. We don't have to shop for a month.

I did really good with eating today. I got up this morning and had 2 breakfast burritos. They are more like breakfast tacos since I use 2 corn tortillas but saying burritos makes them sound bigger. When we came home from shopping I had the rest of my homemade chicken/vegetable soup. I don't know why I had that because it was so hot and humid in the house. I had a yogurt and glass of orange juice later on and then a slice of angel food cake with fresh blackberries and fat free cool whip. I got in about 48 ozs of water.

I made my daughter some veal parmesan with spaghetti when she came home from school. She always seems so hungry after school. My hubby made himself a steak on the grill with my leftover homemade cole slaw. I always ask him for a bite of his steak when he makes one. I may splurge this weekend and have a steak. I have been sticking with chicken breasts and salmon fillets. I bought some portabello mushrooms and I am thinking of grilling one and putting it on a bun with all the fixings like a hamburger. I think I will look on line for some kind of marinade for it.

Tomorrow I am going to spend a lot of time Food Savering all my chicken breasts, thighs and all the other food we bought. Ok I am sorry enough about food.

I want to wish everyone a safe and fun 

Thursday, May 25, 2006

I was so lazy yesterday. I didn't get dressed until 2pm. Whenever my daughter is home from school and not feeling well we just hang out and watch movies and do nothing. I am going to make up for it today.

I need to clean 3 bathrooms and vacuum. I have been trying to do a load of laundry once a day so this weekend I won't do any laundry or housework.

Last night we had some major storms blow through.

The electricity went out about 10 pm and my daughter came running into my room to sleep with me. It was very warm without the fan. It didn't take to long for it to come back on. I think it was about a half an hour because I can't sleep without my fan. I know I am a baby. LOL

I just want to say that my goal with my weight loss is to lose about 140 lbs. I really just want to be healthier and have more energy. 

I was looking through my on line pictures and came across this one that said to my Mom. My daughter must have did it on line and saved it to the pictures so I would come across it.       She is my angel.     

It is time to get my butt in gear. I didn't walk yesterday and today it looks like it is going to storm again so I better get going.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

They are calling for 50 percent chance of rain today and tomorrow. I know it will be great for my garden. The weekend is looking good.

Temperatures in the high 80's to 90's. Yes, pool weather.

I got on the scale this morning.  I am happy to report that I lost another 3 lbs. That is a total of 11 lbs so far. I think it has to do with all the walking I have done in the past 2 days. I took my neighbors dog for a walk

on Monday and I wore my flip-flops. I should have never done that because my feet were killing me. Yesterday I wore my gym shoes. Maybe I will reach my goal of 15 lbs by the end of this month.   

My daughter is home from school today. I really wanted her to try to go to school because she only has 3 full days and then 1/2 of day and 1 hour day next week left. She said her stomach and ribs hurt.

I just heard some thunder so I guess my walk can wait till later. I am still in my pj's and I think I will lay in bed with my daughter and watch some TV.

Monday, May 22, 2006

My Garden

First of all I want to say that I am sick of AOL. I did an entry earlier this afternoon that took me about an hour and tried to save it and it would not let me save it. I tried about 10 times and then my computer booted me off. I guess I am going to try again.

 Here is my garden that my husband built for me last year. This picture is from yesterday but he just finished putting in more plants tonight. He told me we have way too many plants so we are either going to give them to the neighbors or try to plant them in some pots. He even used the side of our house this year because we had so many. I told him that side of the house doesn't get much sun but he wants to see if they will grow.

 Here is my strawberry plant.

If you look real close you can see 2 strawberries already. I think we are going to put this in a container. I have a strawberry terra cotta pot but hubby doesn't want to use it. I told him I used it for my herbs last year and the herbs turned out great. Sometimes I don't know what he is thinking. LOL

 This is my chive and dill plants. I have 2 more chives in a windown container.  I love using chives in my salads. I already used the dill in soup that I made on Sunday. I worked with this lady years ago who brought in a dill dip and it was fantastic. I never made it but I found the recipe the other day and I can't wait to make it. I think I will wait until my dill plant gets alittle bigger.

 This is my cilantro plants. We had so many that my husband had to put a few in the ground next to some of the flowers. I use it in my homemade salsa, soups and tacos.

 This is my peppermint and chocolate mint. I will probably look on line to find some recipes to use those. I know some of it I will use in tea. I am thinking of maybe chocolate chip mint cookies. Right now I am sick of making cookies because I made another 3 1/2 dozen oatmeal cookies. My husband is loving them. I only had a few. I swear.

We have no room for the carrots

and bell peppers  that I started from seeds. I might go this weekend and see about what kind of containers I can use for these vegetables.

Ok I guess I am done. Sorry, I am going on and on but we take such pride in our garden. We have wanted our own home and garden for a long time. We both were brought up in apartments and we thought that we would never have a home of our own. Don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with growing up in an apartment. I was loved so much by my parents and I just wish that they could have experienced having a home of their own. I guess with 8 kids they couldn't afford it. I am just happy that my dream came through. 

 This is my daughter and my neighbors daughter painting their fence. The girls did this last year and they had a blast. It comes off after it rains a few times.

It is almost 10 pm and I think I will get ready for bed.