Sunday, August 15, 2010

Pink eye

Since this past Wednesday morning, Pink Eye has been plaguing me. First it began with redness in the left eye. Then it slowly progressed into a red, painful and mucous mess. On Thursday I went to the Dr's where she told me to use black tea bags on it and call her the next day to see if I should be prescribed antibiotics. She doesn't just like to dish them out at the drop of a hat, and I like that about her. However, I didn't call her on Friday because I thought it looked somewhat better yet still contagious even though I still had the persistent head aches and sore throat. Here it's Sunday morning, and I can't work... again. The eyes look as horrible as ever. I started using some drops after chatting with the Dr again via the emergency line at 8am. I'm really starting to feel somewhat useless and bored. I'm so angry because I got sick only about a month ago with a horrible respiratory infection.

I really need to kick start my immune system and get back to good health. I feel like I eat healthy, but I guess not healthy enough. I also did quite a bit of exercising this week, and then boom... Sick again. I can't seem to win.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Addicted to True Blood

My name is Tegan, and I'm addicted to anythign related to True Blood. I've recently started book 2 after reading book 1 in less than a week. I couldn't even wait a couple of hours to borrow the book from a friend that I had to pay to download it off of the internet onto my Sony Reader.

That is all for now.

Becoming green

Certain thoughts permeate in my head over and over again. One of my main worries has always been the environment, and how we're altering it from being a suitable place for the present life here into a less compatible one. Everyday I try to think of ways that I can lessen my family's carbon foot print. How can I consume less energy, recycle more, waste less, and pollute less.

One of my proudest "act local" global deed is belonging to a CSA. We purchase a share of vegetables that comes during a 10 week period through the summer. The produce is grown about 50 miles from here on Organic farms. So we pick up a grocery sized bag every week, and then figure out how to use it all. This is the biggest challenge although I enjoy being given ingredients and getting creative with them to make an enjoyable dish. It's especially tough since we're acquiring most of the same vegetables every week with a gradual change. I suppose this is due to what's local and what's in season. Mostly I like it, but unfortunately Kale has been in the mix every single week. Mostly it goes to waste. I tried putting it in Zucchini fritters. I cooked up Kale chips. The best thing I've used it in and thought was ok was in a fruit smoothie in the morning. Otherwise, I'm out of luck. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated for this Kale unfriendly family.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Brithday Celebrations Day 2

What a crazy weekend it's been. Saturday we saw the Phillies. It was a great time, however, we got home extremely late around 1am. I woke up on Sunday, August 8th with a raging hangover that lasted all day until I finally retired around 10pm. Mind you, there were endless tasks to complete yesterday since it was my son's second birthday. We had a family party to plan for, and of course it was my idea to make just about everything home made. The menu included two different salsas, smoked brisket, sausage, chicken and ribs, 2 decorated Monkey cakes and almost 50 monkey cupcakes, dip, iced tea, potato salad, and cole slaw. I'm not sure if I'm leaving anything out.

Today is the kids party. Thankfully we're ordering pizza out, and the baking is done. The urge is there to start whipping up miscellaneous things for everyone to eat. It's in my nature to nurture so I think that making a ton of stuff is the way to go. Now I can fully relate to how people who work in the kitchen feel. What a crazy job. Kudos to you all! Really, I need to relax. So after I jump up off of this computer, I'm going to try and chill for a bit before the craziness begins again. Everyone is napping so I'm going to take full advantage.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Summer is flying by so fast

It's difficult to believe it's already the first week in August. I thought about this over coffee this morning as I contemplated how little we've used our pool membership. It was so darn expensive, and it's been so darn hot this season. Now I'm publicly vowing to go everyday that it's not raining. This summer has been productive, but we need to get out and have more fun.

Hopefully by next season we'll have our own house and pool. Then we won't have to pay the outrageous fees to join. Also our friends can save some money and use the policy, "Mi casa et su casa". Pardon the spelling. Owning our own home would be a dream come true.

We've been patiently awaiting my husbands new business venture to kick off. He's selling this new technology that can truly help lessen the carbon foot print on this planet. Now he hasn't always been a "Save the Earth" hippie like me, but he's a great sales and businessman. I'm so proud that he's gone from developing fast food franchise's and pharmaceuticals to this Green venture. The waiting is killing me, though. Cross your fingers, say a prayer, and send us some positive vibes that something happens soon.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Another Birthday

Well Talon is turning two this Sunday. I can hardly believe it was that long ago. Slowly the pain of the experience is fading away. I love my child so much more everyday, and I still wish to stay at home with him. He's the best thing to ever happen to me besides my husband.

We're planning two birthdays - one for the family and one for his friends. I must be crazy to take on this responsibility. In addition, I'd prefer to make as much home made food as I can from scratch. Cooking and sharing my food with other people is one of my life's delights. So the menus are planned. Now all I have to do is write a list for the ingredients, shop, get party favors and decorations, cook, and heck that's it. Thankfully I'm not working so much this week so that I might be able to do these things. lol