Friday, July 31, 2009

Finally!

Aaahhhh...happy Friday! I may be exhausted but I'm FREE. At least for a couple of hours. Game plan for today:

1. Drink coffee and play on computer (check)
2. Finish book
3. Go to Nordstrom and replace Fabrizio's favorite shoes (our asshole neighbor broke them)(he's 7 and yes he's an asshole)
4. Get sushi and drink sake or Mexican and a margarita (I like your thinking Kathy)
5. Sober up in a movie (I'm thinking Funny People)

Ideally I'd work in a nap but unless I'm willing to sleep in my car I'm kind of out of luck.

Here's a tip on aging well: Don't, under any circumstances, wear spandex over the age of 50....it causes all kinds of unpleasantness for the innocent.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Some weeks just suck!

All things considered this week has sucked. So rather than stewing over all the crap that has come my way I'm going to try to see the possitive in it all. Here's a brief (or not so) list of some crap:

Bad: Fabrizio getting me up before 5am two days this week.
Good: Being up before most living things, including the sun. Wow, days last forever this way. Yayy (can you sense the sarcasm?)

Bad: Counting out your pennies at Starbucks for your daily fix.
Good: No charging my credit card AND cleaning out my coin purse (I feel a little bad for the 5 people in line behind me..but come on people, we're in a recession!)

Bad: 10 day period
Good: No sex (ok not so good but I don't feel like being bothered at the moment)

Bad: My moms family in town for the weekend (it would be kind to say they were a little wierd)
Good: Being too busy with my own family to see them

Bad: 4 day headache with heartburn
Good: Kind of like dieting
Bad: No apparent weight loss

Bad: Freaking out on my mom because she has a life
Good: Getting a sympathy babysitter for a couple hours

Just writing it all down is theraputic. I'm feeling a little better already. No if I could just take a nap.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mamma needs a new mantra

I want a new mantra...suggestions please??!!

Is it thursday already?

Seriously, when did the days all start blending together? This week has been a little rough. I've been exhausted and surviving on 3 to 4 shot lattes. They are great, well, until about 4pm when my buzz begins to fade and I'm lying listless on the couch. So far this hasnt been too much of a problem. The last couple days I've taken to supplementing my buzz with an afternoon soda (preferably coke) but this usually makes me feel nasty. I think that I need a couple days of rest. HAHAHA...that's a good one!!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Say What?

Two days ago I was doing great, having a fun summer, chilling out and feeling on top of my game. Today, I'm struggling to feel with it and am busy cleaning up the messes I've made. Lets blame Wednesday for my demise! From Fab peeing on our bed (my fault he didn't have a diaper on) to me charging $500 on Davids credit card because I thought the extra miles would give us enough for three tickets (oh how wrong I was). The last 24hours have been a little hazy. Is it too early to start drinking?

Random thought - when did cross dressing become main stream? I swear I've seen at least 2 men in short skirts in this coffee shop! On second thought maybe I should lay off the booze.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies (GFCF)



Preheat oven to 375F

1/2cup Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour (my favorite is Bobs Red Mill)

1 stick Vegan Butter

1/2cup Granulated Sugar

1/2cup Brown Sugar (packed)

1 Egg

1/2tsp Salt

1 tsp Vanilla

1/2tsp Baking Soda

1/4 tsp Xanthum Gum

6oz Gluten Free Chocolate Chips

Mix Sugar, butter, vanilla and egg.

Separately mix flour, salt, baking soda, xanthum gum.

Mix both bowls together and add chocolate chips. Round into 1 tsp size balls and do not grease cookie sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes

My son loves these! They're just as good as any cookie.

Spaghetti Bolognese (GFCF)

Finely chop 1/2 onion, 1/2 stalk celery, 1 small carrot, 2 cloves garlic and saute in 2 tablespoons olive oil until soft.

Add 1/2 lb. ground beef. Brown meat.

Dice 3 large mushrooms and 2 tomatoes. Add to pan and cook down.

Add salt, pepper and italian seasoning to taste.

Add 1 can Trader Joes tomato sauce (or any sauce without Gluten) and some olive oil.

Simmer for about 20 minutes. Keep tasting and simmer as needed.

The sauce is naturally GFCF.

Serve with rice noodles or anyother GF pasta.

I usually cook up traditional noodles in addition to the rice noodles to satify the rest of the family. GFCF or not this is an amazing Bolognese. Everyone loves it!

Serves about 4.

Another Thursday

This past week has been packed with birthdays - shout out to Julie - and holidays. In all its been really good. I've realized that I'm an old lady on many occassions but here are the top three:

1. When it's 9pm on a tuesday and the neighbor kids are playing loudly. Naturally, I'm totally annoyed, because I'm old, but I am happy when David yells at them to "shut up and go to bed" (at least I'm not old alone).

2. I'm potty training my son and he thinks that the precurser to wiping your tush is blowing your nose...that's all me baby.

3. I've started spying on the neighbors with the lights out, just waiting to find out which punk kid is lighting firecrackers so that I can call the cops.

The last one really hit me and I quickly realized how much like my grandmother I was acting. If that wasn't a wake up call I don't know what is.

Aside from realizing my advancing age I've begun to realize that regardless of the effort I put into eating well and exercising I will never have my 20 year old body back. Although this is a no brainer it's sadly come as a shock to me. I will be forever 20 in my mind. or 16. Last night as I was scrolling the TV for something to watch I ended up on the Disney channel. And that's just the beginning. I found myself ingrossed in Wizards of Waverly Place. Now it gets worse, David had a show he wanted to watch so I made him record Wizards. YES RECORD!! I'm shamefully looking forward to watching it today.

This is like publically going to confession. I feel lighter. Thanks for reading.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

It's been a while.

I haven't been the best posting and I have said that I will change for some time now. Getting my netbook might just be the catalist I needed. I'm hoping anyway.

One of the major problems I'm experiencing is finding things to say. I've never been at a loss for words or complaints until now. I can blame the meds. I can say I'm content in life without much to comlain about. I can say my mind isn't really focused. All of which is true.

It is my new goal to add to the blog GFCF recipes, local restaurants with GFCF menus, recources for those with special needs children, and of course my running commintary of life in the OC.

As far as I've been concerned, things have been running pretty smoothly. Of course keeping in mind that David is set to be unemployed at the end of July, Fabrizio is working on communicating and anger issues and I'm trying to balance husband, child, house and self. It's hard enough trying to keep David positive and not show him my anxiety about our future. I'm just not very good at the whole balancing act.

Personally my body looks like a war zone. Scratches and bruises from a pool surfing accident, wounds from a biking mishap, more scratches and bruises from one of Fabrizio's rages, and the latest bruise from a sleep accident (I was dreaming about slapping some annoying girl and ended up hitting the bedframe pretty hard). Aside from the physical trauma I'm trying my best to stay focused and centered. Time will tell if it's working.