Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Feedin' the fam'

Stresses me out sometimes. It really shouldn't because my husband doesn't complain and could care less what we eat. My kids are a bit tough but what kid isn't? I think most of my stress comes from my disgust with meat and my hobby of trying new recipes. My family doesn't really like anything too out of the ordinary, but I have fallen in love with trying new recipes. I am in the process of working up a few recipes I know that everyone will eat. My biggest challenge is that I don't like red meat or pork. Especially red meat, it just grosses me out. I love seafood and could eat tilapia and shrimp almost everyday. Chicken is ok in my book, but it gets used so much that you kinda get tired of it. anyways heres a list of the things the fam likes
-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

shrimp alfreado

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 boys haircut!


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

What a week!

This is has been a very stressful week for me. To start, I had the meeting at work with the Magnet Apprasiers Tuesday, this was the same day I got a phone call that my grandmom had some bleeding in her head. She was at one hospital and would be transferred to the hospital where I work. I knew instantly that she would need surgery, but wasn't too worried because I trust the hospital and knew she would be in good hands. I also didn't have all the details, so I was thinking that things may not be as bad as it initially appeared. I attend my meeting with all this on my mind and the meeting went well. I wasn't as shy as I thought Id be and I was the first one to answer a question..... After the meeting I arrive to my unit to let everyone know that my grand mom is in surgery,i then leave to sit with my grand pop in the waiting room

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

Loc Knots

Loc knots!
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

Onions and Garlic 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?