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Thursday, March 20, 2014

risotto for dinner anyone?

after being gone for a week i've felt like...ick.  today i was finally feeling better, so i decided to cook...a first for me.  risotto.  simple right?  an easy way of cooking, risotto is a creamy pile of yummy on a plate.

traditionally risotto is made with arborio rice.  however, with the adrenal failure, i tend to eat only brown rice, so i had no arborio rice....so i used brown rice.  what should have taken about half an hour took dang near an hour and a half.

long story short, i'll be buying arborio rice to keep for the next time i feel like a yummy risotto.  however, here is the pic of my risotto cooking...
and i have to say it was delish!


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Been away a while

Been sick. Too sick. But its getting better. 
This is MM and I at a friends wedding. 
This cutie and i did a mom daughter day for her birthday. Fun. 

Date night landed us at walmart. What?!?  We know how to party. 
I have two very bff girls. This is becks. Shes my gal. 
And this is katie. She is my bff as well. Love this lady to pieces!  Her daughter is a cutie patootie too!

Anyway. A little piece of my life. 

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

a trend for new mommies...

i've noticed a trend here lately of couple who are expecting their first child to go on a "baby moon" for a last fling without a baby.  i think that a trip sans baby is a great plan...but baby moon is not the correct term for this!  a baby moon is like a honeymoon.  time alone with the new person in your life.  a babymoon is the time right after baby comes, where mom and dad get to know their little man/lady as a family.  just thought i'd put that out there...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

sick people

when someone is sick all the platitudes in the world don't help.  let me reiterate.  they DON'T help. 

I have R.A.  I have fibromyalgia.  no, it's not true that "just losing some weight" will help either disease.  It's also not true that I can just eat better to rid myself of these diseases...

I have high blood pressure.  telling me to "just relax" and "chill" isn't helpful.  In fact, it's the opposite.  it does nothing resembling help, it just irritates. 

See, I eat well, i walk at least three times a week, i work out at Curves three times or more a week.  I do all the "right" things...and I have high bp.  I take the herbs, I relax as much as I can with five children at home...don't tell me to just relax.  It's not that simple. First, I'm deep into raising babies to adults, helping my husband run his business, and trying to get my own going too.  I don't "just relax".  it is scheduled into my day. 

If you want to help someone who has an illness, then do me a solid.  Tell them that you love them.  Tell them you'll pray.  If you are a medical professional, then offer constructive help.  do NOT tell them to relax.