Wednesday, February 29, 2012
-pasta mostly red sauce based but I have experimented with cream based and they enjoyed. I usually try to add meat and vegetables
-fried chicken/pork chops this doesn't happen often lol. i like skillet or baked dishes because you don't have to "watch: them lol
-meatloaf quick and easy.
jerk chicken has become popular. its so easy, most of the time i bake it
heres a few meals that never disappoint
spaghetti with italian sausage and spinach
meatloaf mashed potatoes peas
pork chops, rice
garlic chicken with yellow rice
so I guess its not so bad. I want to be able to cook at least 3 nights a week. I think I need to do what works initially to meet my little goal and then I could start to incorporate my new recipes.
Im not really sure what the point of this post was for you all that read. I kinda needed to vent and also organize my thoughts.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Baby boy got his first haircut today! 2/22/12 I didn't want to do it but it was time. He hates getting his hair combed and to be honest i hardly ever really combed it. I mainly washed and finger detangled. But his hair is really thick and would just curl right back up Into knots that by the end of the day looked horrible lol. Anyways, I didn't want to cut his hair because I felt like that was his signature look. His hair was so cool! Even though I would get stares, random people touching his hair, offers to braid it, and people questioning why I didn't braid his hair..... I still loved it. When he was an infant he had a natural mohawk and it was the coolest thing. He also has very light brown hair with orangish highlights. Ok, ok, enough about what was lol.
He tolerated the haircut like a grown man. He sat there and didn't drop one tear. I think he was so comfortable because he had been to he babershop with my husband numerous times and has watched my husband get his hair cut. We also told him ahead of time that he was getting his hair cut, of course he said no but at least we warned him lol
It's gonna take some getting used to, but I am happy that my baby doesnt have to be tortured anymore by the comb lol
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Now, I have to be honest and say that I have not been the best grandchild. I hadn't seen my grandparents in a very long time and we live in the same city. Communication with them has been pretty much been nonexistent. I won't get into reasons, because that doesn't even matter now. I do feel terrible that I let petty issues keep me away and I really feel like if I had been involved she may not be in the situation she is in now.... but that too is another story.
Anyways, My grand mom basically went from walking into a hospital breathing on her own, to having a trach and not being able to move one side of her body. Its very difficult to see, but I know that God is a healer and he is able. I also know that she is receiving the best care. The trach won't be permanent, but its such a change. I can't believe she has to have one.
This whole situation as bad as it is, has opened my eyes and my heart. I am learning that I have to make time for all my loved ones, forget the past, and forget past feelings. I also have to dig into my faith and realize that God is able and I shouldn't worry as much as I do.
Oh yeah, as we all know Whitney Houston died last night......
My best friend also had to go to the ER because she fell and hit her head. Thank GOd she had a cat scan and she is ok!
In the midst of it all, I am thankful! I know things could be so much worse.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
I finally tried Loc knots last weekend. I was bored and just thought I'd give it a try. I must say it was really annoying doing the knots. I have 148 locs and I did individual knots..... It took about 2-3 hours. I didn't wash my hair, I simply sprayed it before doing the knots. I didn't let the knots stay in long because I was afraid it wouldn't look right lol. Anyways, about 3 hours after putting the knots in, I took them down. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I actually liked the style!
For maintenance I have just slept with my bonnet and do light fluffing in the morning. It's almost like a protective style because I haven't felt the need to manipulate my hair since I took the knots down! My curls are still very much defined and it's been almost two weeks :)
Sunday, February 5, 2012
I am so excited to be doing this post! I had just returned home from target and decided to take a look around the backyard. To mu surprise I have a few onions growing! I first noticed it last week but though it was weeds because the leaf didn’t smell like onion. Today I decided to take a closer look and tried to pull the plant up, when I felt resistance I knew it wasn’t a weed :) Soon after pulling I ripped part of the leaf that didn’t smell and soon seen fresh greens that lit my nose up, I knew then I had onions. Theres also a few smaller ones growing, I think like 4 total. Since I was so excited/inspired I decided to add a little more soil and plants new onion bulbs. I planted 4 or 5.
Last year I had onion and garlic in this same pot, I let the plant flower before pulling. I assume some seeds fell in the soil and once the temperatures warmed a little it sprouted?