Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Veggie Pie for the Soul?

Just as good (if not better) for the soul.

It's pretty delish.

The biscuits turned out way better than I expected. Ran out of baking powder, so B and I improvised with the cream of tartar and baking soda. (she's always hanging around to catch wayward morsels). They were just the right amount of brown, and nice and flaky on the inside. The tops could have stood to have been a little less crunchy, but hey I'm not picky! (and it's not like Chase would touch this with a 10' pole). ;)

I usually do the shortcut way (cream of chicken soup), but 1) didn't have that in the cupboard, and 2) wanted a veggie pie, not chicken. My stomach has been pretty messed up the last few days, and now I'm running a fever, so the less processed stuff in my system, the better. 

Anyhoodle, so that's that! I'll probably share the recipe a little later in the week! So stay tuned. 

Monday, December 27, 2010

Top Ten Things You Weren't Told About Pregnancy BEFORE You Got Pregnant:

10a. Eating for two? Eating at ALL during the first trimester and part of the second is impossible.
10b. The "pregnancy glow" also causes clogged pores apparently, causing your face to declare nuclear war on itself.
9. Sciatic nerve pain is a _________. (fill in the blank)
8. Taking nice hot showers makes you want to vomit.. and pass out.
7. One word. Constipation.
6. You will go through more bottles of Palmer's Coco Butter than you might imagine (especially during winter months).
5. Sometimes unwanted advice makes you want to kick someone in the shin. *smiles and rainbows!!*
4. No matter what trimester you are, you WILL go pee 25 times a day.
3. Zantac is your BFF. Just sayin'
2. You will want to LIVE in leggings, pajama pants, and sweats.
1. You will love your little nugget more than you can imagine...

Most of this is suppose to be funny, so please don't think I am not enjoying pregnancy!! I'm learning to take every moment in stride.

Right now, I just happen to striding to and from the toilet to either pee or throw up...

Thank goodness I love you Baby C.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Let it Snow..

It's snowing (flurries at least).. on Christmas! (two years in a row, really?) However, this year's snow isn't near as epic as last. For the south, snow at all is pretty incredible.

Christmas 2009 in Oklahoma

I bet that RV Dealership is realllllly regretting their '$10,000 back towards the loan on your new RV if it snows on Christmas when you buy now!' gimmick.. because there are definite snow flurries outside.

Anyhoodle, as a gift this year to Chase (and myself, who are we kidding) I got one of these. Battery life aside, it's pretty wonderful! So to share our first Christmas at home together, we recorded it.

We really miss our family, but travelling is a huge pain for me right now (imagine my already terrible car sickness magnified by 1000x). It was pretty hard talking to my dad,  mom, bub, nieces, nephews, and sister without completely busting into tears yesterday and today. They all had dinner together yesterday and got to be together though- which is awesome. Today they are all over at my brother's house celebrating together today. Next year we'll so be there (+1) I missed you guys (if you read this!). K, I promise to stop talking in parenthesis now.

Just in case the video was too boring for you,  here are some photos instead!

The end!
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rainbows... and shiny stuff.

Why is it when I wake up in the middle of the night, I feel like a cold pancake after Sunday brunch??

Seriously, my body feels limp, I have NO balance (hence me falling flat on my face) and I walk around in a half zombie-like stupor when I get up to find the loo in the middle of the night... I don't recall this level of passed-out-ed-ness before. It's like a new level of hardcore sleep- which for me is ridic because I already slept like a hungover frat boy.

K, I'm going off in search of rainbows again... Where's Kenny Loggins?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stupid crazy dream.

These dreams are ridic.

Last night, I had a dream that these white and black bots were taking over the world (think iRobot without the face). Apparently they were starting at my school, because in my dream, I was constantly going back to the school to get batteries/life supplies, etc.

Why batteries you ask? The bots ate only batteries, so if you gave them batteries they let you live. They were also sucking life, light, and color out of the world (from what my dream told me) because everything was dark all the time.. and the lights were always flashing and flickering.

In order to get out of the city, we had to take this train/tram thing, so I ran with Bailey and we magically got on board the tram to take us to safety.

Evidently, going south was the way to go, so I drove south with Bailey and ended up in a single wide trailer with lots of canned food in a forest in south Texas (funny, seeing as south Texas is barren as all get out). My biggest worry- how to let Bailey outside to use the bathroom without her running off, because the trailer didn't have a fence.

There was another gal in the trailer (dunno her name- just that she was a druggie) and I ended up kicking her out to the bots, because she was compromising our position to get stuff from her dealers.

In the end, I lived with Bailey in the trailer with lots of canned good, and the curtains perpetually drawn. What a life..

I seriously woke up about 4 times throughout the night, and tried to think about other stuff before falling asleep, but always reverted to this dream.

/wants more happy, snuggly, warm, delicious dreams...  not creepy druggie bot dreams.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Baby C makes an appearance!

I got to see baby C today! The heartbeat was so strong and the Dr. found it right away! 160bpm!

Over the moon excited right now. :)

Baby C is measuring exactly what we though, and everything looks healthy! We are going for a screening next Thursday and will get more pictures- woo!

The coolest news is that at our next appointment, January 7th, we should find out if it's a boy or a girl.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Fruit salad, yummy yummy.

How did gummy bear go from a raspberry to a lime so quickly?? The last few weeks have flown by.
We had Dessert Theater and Hanging of the Greens rehearsals ay church last week and three performances this weekend. It was tons of fun, but I'm happy for a break! The philharmonic has a performance in two weeks, so it's time to start practicing for that (during which we will be putting the 5th grade program on stage!)

See what I mean! Time is flying! Christmas break is quickly approaching!! *happy dance*

I feel horrible, but the only thing I want to do when break gets here is stay curled up in a blanket on the sofa! Hopefully after the 1st trimester, I'll get my energy back.

I found a small piece of it last night! Had a good ol' jog on the treadmill! Today= not so great, but small steps... :)

Oh, and can I seriously get someone to come clean out my fridge??? You might need a hazmat suit...