Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Already!

I don't even know where the days have gone! Oh yeah I do! My nose stuck in books studying! That is my life now that school is in full swing. I am on Spring Break right now, that is the only reason I have a moment to update my blog.

I have 3 more prereqs to finish then I start the nursing program in Sept, yeah. I am doing very good health wise. I have lost 35 pounds and am just about off of insulin. This is a huge accomplishment as I was taking alot of insulin. If I'm not studying you can usually find me at the gym, my new favorite hangout.

I haven't been doing so much cooking as school has demanded alot of my time. I will recommend everyone check out the magazine "Clean Eating". We have started picking this one up and trying recipes from it. It has healthy whole food meals that are very tastey that even Olivia likes.

I'm not sure when I'll get back. I hope everyone is doing well and eating right!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Awe!

I know! I know! Where's the love? Sorry I haven't posted in like forever. School started again, and there's goes my life. Well I had to share about my Valentine's gift. A few weeks ago Gordon and I watched this movie called "Fireproof". It was a very good movie for ALL married couples to watch. It is about a couple having some major issues and on the brink of divorce. The man's father gives him a challenge called the 40 Day Love Dare to see if it will save his marriage. It has Christian basis to it but even if you aren't Christian this movie will serve your marriage well to see.

Anyways, unbeknownst to me Gordon went out the next day to Family Christian Bookstore and bought the Love Dare journal for each of us. I was floored that he thought of that. We are not in marrital crisis or anything but it is something that would benefit marriages in all stages and phases. I was just so proud of him I had to share!

Now I challenge ALL my married friends to rent "Fireproof". It will change the way you see and think about your partner.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Chile Colorado, Oh Yeah!

I tried a recipe yesterday from a friend of mine. I miss you, Heather! She moved away never to be seen again! Well, maybe. Anyways, she calls it Chile Colorado. It is a labor of love but well worth it, let me tell you.

First off I had a challenge finding the pasilla peppers and Mexican oregano. But did find them at Fred Meyer in Tumwater, for you Olympia locals. Those of you in the south may not have a problem finding these items. I used a rump roast, she calls it Boston butt. Not sure if it's the same but it turned out good.

I started this at 8am on a Thurs, new year's day. So it was a holiday. I had plenty of time to dawdle in the kitchen on this particular morning. Those of you working folk may want to save this one for a Saturday. I have to tell you the wonderful smells that permeated my house made every family member congregate in my kitchen, including the dogs! I was just browning the meat at this point. Olivia wanted to eat it right out of the pan and it had still had 8 hours to cook in the crock pot.

Anyways I am going to refer you to her blog so I don't have to remake the wheel so to speak. It's the first post I believe, unless she's updated since yesterday. The recipe is Chile Colorado Farmgirl Style. The post is "Change is Going to Come", I think. Enjoy, and happy eating and cooking.