Sunday, January 31, 2010

feeling like a boat.

i swear i only had 3 cookies for bfast.......
Benefit of looking pregnant: richard is starting to think its real.
today he participated in thinking about names.
After I said no to several basketball football baseball wrestling names - Rich moved on to all his best friends names. then he opened up the bible.
So Theodore may now be out and timothy may be in. If its nerdy - I like it.
I've got to find something to wear to church.

spring has sprung

maybe slugs get bad gas from cabbage just like me.
they dont like it as well as they like cauliflower (see next pic)
cauliflower nub dang slugs.
moss everywhere. esp on the roof and in the lawn.
tulips rais'n the roof!
my first blushing camelia - just wait for the pic when this thing is in full bloom!!
daylillies I bought on clearance
rhododendrons all in a row! these are pink and white when bloomed
unknown plant in the undesirable back yard.
crazy unamed orange berry producing plant
im not surehopefully the calla lillies that talked me into buying the house. but i think just daylilies
hydrangeas (maybe i should've trimmed em - who knows)
unknown bush that is ugly from far away.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

dinner when richard is working.

Rich wasn't home for dinner so I ate like I like to......which is pretty darn weird.....because we don't eat like most people do when he IS home for dinner.

Last night I made apple crisp without butter and without a recipe. it was still good.

2 apples
1 cup oats
1 cup whole wheat flour (thanks for the wheat grinder Joyce and Paul....i love fresh flour)
1/2 cup brown sugar (how could it not be good with that much sugar)
1/2 cup apple juice
1 egg
cinnamon and nutmeg to taste
1 tsp baking soda

mix flour oats sugar and soda. stir in 1/2 cup apple juice and 1 egg. press 1/2 mixture into bottom small cake pan. cut apples small and put on top of 'crust'. Top off with the rest of the mixture like you do apple crisp. I guess you could substitute splenda... Bake 350 until you can smell it. Enjoy. I was able to stop at one piece...which is amazing. Wish someone lived close so i could share....

Tonight went a bit healthier and had wheat berry salad.
Again its a recipe i made up. Try it if you dare......

1 cup wheat berries
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup kale chopped small
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
alot of mustard
fresh thyme (as much as possible from dying winter garden)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese (fresh shredded kind)

I toasted the nuts in the new non stick skillet my mom gave me. then I poured some olive oil over them and added the onion - cooking until it was translucent. After that I added the kale and the wheat berries (which I cook in advance and freeze), thyme (which i went to the garden in the dark to hunt for). Once the wheat berries were heated through I topped with parmesan cheese and I dipped in mustard while eating. I'm still full, which is a miracle for having eaten at 5:30. Since baby started to grow im hungry ALL THE TIME.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Eagle Creek with a FRIEND and a brief glimpse of sunshine!

My friend from work went hiking with me and the kid in my pocket today - hooray for friends! We went to Eagle Creek, just east of multnomah falls. It reminds me of china - really tall walls over a ravine (not that I've been to china or anything). The hike is 13 miles, but we just went 4 because baby B is making my hips spread and hurt. I don't like it when things interfere with my hiking abilities.........i suppose baby is worth it (:

It was hard to get a good picture of the falls because you are so high above them. Below is a good picture taken from this website, on the site it's labeled as being "punchbowl falls, eagle creek wilderness, california" even though I know its in oregon cuz i saw them here today.


THANKS FOR THE BEADBOARD DAD! Richard says especially thank you because he had an excuse to buy 100$ worth of tools.

AFTER.....................(another wall, but you get the idea)

long- faced- baby- bumped- happy -with- kitchen lady that just finished painting.

Norm displaying his handy work.
whats next? baby room. compost bins. patio. garage storage shelves. bookshelves for house.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

no baby's rooms here.

Now that the kitchen is almost done (got to finish painting and sanding today), I've been dreaming of a tigger and pooh bedroom. Im not a lover of anything pastel really. So i've been hunting more for kid's room ideas than for baby room ideas.

So home depot had a paint sale and I bought the paint. Now I got to decide what kind of wainscoating i want. Maybe I should look at a crib before I spend all the money painting.....nah.....where's the fun in that?

But I havn't lost my tight-wad ways. I got both of these ditty's for 10 bucks at Goodwill (aka non-mormon DI).

Going to go perfectly with the amass of tigger crap I've saved since 7th grade.

And my little brother's old bumper pad from 13 years ago.

If anyone has old tigger/pooh stuff they don't want....let me know!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

friday night date with Norm Abrahm

Friday Night about 5:00
Friday Night about 9:45.
Wardrobe change necessitated by trip to home depot.
Wouldn't be friday night without home depot.
hooray for the hole rich made for the outlet!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

you know you are pregnant when

1. people start rubbing your belly (starting to happen at work, at the gym, at church)
all of the sudden everyone wants to know how you are feeling.
3. the favorite conversation starter of strangers changes from "how about the weather" to "whats the sex?"
4. your pants fit funny and your shirts like to hike up to create the ultimate beer belly effect
5. you have electric boobs (thank you elton john)
6. you crave peanut butter and pickles (not together, but I did eat them both within 1/2 hour of eachother)
7. you have an excuse not to do the hard crunches at the gym
8. despite feeling like you have a bowling ball in your lower parts you are always hungry
9. because of having a ball in your lower parts your have to make small but frequent tinkle stops

thats it for now (: this is the best profile I could get by myself.

Monday, January 11, 2010

bubba gump

i just got 2 more cavities filled today. big deep ones on each side. my tongue is numb my lips are numb and my cheeks are numb. i feel like bubba gump. I love it when the dentist asks you questions when you get done. He says: Well got anything else planned for today? I say blooohhahah. Then the receptionists wants me to sit down and talk over our bill.....after everything I said she would say ....WHAT? I gave up and left. Gotta love the numbness. Anybody got any funny dentist stories?

Thursday, January 7, 2010


There is nothing better than a 50 cent ikea hot dog. In fact, the baby was hungry, so I got one for he/she too. Usually I don't even think about calories, but we skipped the gym, had cookies for lunch, im starting to feel fat because I can't sleep on my stomach comfortably anymore and I teach cardiac rehab tomorrow - so I was curious as to the nutrition facts. At 290 calories and 12 g fat each, no more hot dogs at Ikea for me. But I think I will continue to get the ice cream cone (baby wanted one of those too). Calories 100; fat 0 g; sugar 21g

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

essay on flatulence

So I've been having lower abdominal pain the past 2 nights, (this might be too much information) and usually I would just suspect gas pain. But because I am prego and a bit of a hypochondriac anyways, I decided that I wanted to be sure it wasn't volvulus or burst appendicitis. So I opened up the MERK manual (of diagnosis and therapy) and while perusing for a diagnosis found the following Essay on Flatulance. It had me rolling on the floor at 6:30 in the morning. What do you think? (sorry its hard to read)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

stinky house.

I've decided that oregon is much prettier than utah. I even think it is prettier than winter snow. The cities here are much more aesthetically pleasing. Mostly due to a lower occupancy of stip malls- which in my opinion are total eye sores. If the wasatch front mountians could magically move here - oregon would be a perfect place to live. Except that my family doesn't live here. I was sad to leave utah, which usually isn't the case. But this time it was sad to come home.....especially since something died in our heating vents while we are gone and it smells like Mill Hollow (the mouse infested summer camp that i worked at 2 years ago). Thank you for the sentsy amy - but citrus lime wax + dead animal = bad combo.

Any tips on getting a dead thing out of a heating vent??? Richard has a weak stomach, im probably going to have to call someone.