Archives for Year: 2011

Sounds Worse Than It Was.

Well, I almost finished NaBloPoMo. Let’s all remember this as the year that I wound up in a hospital. In the last year I’ve written a lot about how tired I am. The boys wear me out, my brother in law wears me out. I thought I was just whining… but like a lot of things, I looked back over the last year and seeing that it wasn’t just fatigue. …I suppose I should recap. About a year ago, I started getting stomach pains and feeling a little tired. I thought it would stop, but when it hadn’t by late…

MIA, part two.

I started off my day the way I always do. I took the kids to school. Then I stopped by my doctor to get a referral. And now I’m here at the ER waiting room. I’m fine, but my iron levels are low enough, he wanted me to come here for a blood transfusion. I’ll explain it all tomorrow.  Just covering my ass for NaBloPoMo. Day 29 of NaBloPoMo Update: I’m staying the night, getting blood. I’ll explain more later. Right now, I’m going to eat some pudding.

Great Expectations.

Reviews. They’re both a nuisance and important. Especially for a self-published author who are trying to earn a living by selling ebooks. Or if you’re Anne Rice, occasionally you vent at Amazon reviewers who disliked your book. Why am I sharing this? An author posted a blog with guidelines about how to post reviews on Amazon– which mostly seemed to say that if you posted anything less than a 4 or 5 star review, you were being rude to the author. There’s been a fair amount of backlash (this is an excellent post on it, and this is as concise…

MIA

So I forgot to write a post for today ahead of time. Today we went to Disneyland with my parents and had a great time. Yesterday, TheBoy and I went to see The Muppets- and yes, we had a great time. If you were a fan of the Muppets as a kid, I urge you to go see the movie. And if you aren’t familiar with the Muppets, check it out anyways. Yes, I love them so much that I want everyone to see it. (We’re planning on taking the boys next week) Mahna Mahna. Day 27 of NaBloPoMo

Yawn.

I know that my kids wear me out, but I’ve discovered that my brother in law makes me tired, too. The youngest brother in law is 23, and he and his girlfriend go out all the time. Out late at night, up relatively early in the morning. They went shopping on Black Friday at midnight and came home in the middle of the night, then went out to a family dinner and got home late and turned right around to go out with their friends. I’m exhausted just typing this. When TheBoy and I were their age, I’d already left…

Lazy Friday

After watching countless television ads, my oldest asked us about Black Friday. So he announced it to everyone as though it were a holiday. We made sure he understood that we weren’t shopping. That for us, Friday is about relaxing. But still, “It’s Black Friday! Black Friday!” Which makes me think of the stupid Kohl’s Friday parody song, and the fact that it had a cardinal Black Friday sin in it- namely, the woman taking something out of someone’s cart. The family agrees that that’s the way to get beaten up. Or apparently these days, sprayed with pepper spray. Thanksgiving…

How Thanksgiving won me over.

I thought that since my posts this week have been a little short, and often a bit rushed, I’d try to put together something a little more thoughtful for today. My family was never big on Thanksgiving. The highlight of the meal was never the turkey, but always on the side dishes and desserts. During the years our family was vegetarian, we basically just served sides and dessert. Thanksgiving was always an intimate thing, just the four of us. Then I went off to college, and got a job at Disneyland. I know I’ve talked about how great working for…

Making Thanksgiving.

Here’s the lineup for today’s cookathon: Pumpkin Cheesecake – The only change I have to make is using gluten free ginger snaps (from Trader Joe’s) for the crust. The Turkey (I’m following the instructions on the bird and I’m going to coat the bird in butter when I cook it, baste it regularly and cover it with foil if it starts to look too brown.) Gluten free Sage stuffing – I’ll be making this ahead and reheating it tomorrow. And I’ll also be making the gravy today- and I’ll reheat/thin it out tomorrow. I’m sure I’ll have some in progress…

Allergies vs Thanksgiving

As you all should know by now, the Little Kidlet has a slew of allergies and I have a gluten issue. On a normal day, this means that LK and I have a lot of separate meals from the rest of the family. But how does it affect holidays? Well, in the past, I’d roast a turkey for LK and make sure he had a couple of sides. Now that I’m on a restricted diet, we’re going for broke- I’m going to make a separate meal for her and I. How to handle it? I bought separate tupperware containers for…

Forgetfulness.

As in, it’s almost 8pm and I completely forgot about writing a blog post today. It was a rough weekend. It’s been the first weekend where the boys had no chance to go outside. It was too cold on Saturday and rained on Sunday. So by the end, I had two whiny little boys. Every night, we have a regular routine. We come up to bed, I read them a book and they go to sleep. Oh, I also turn out the light in their room. Only I forgot to turn out the light. Saturday night, I was informed by…