Tuesday, July 31, 2012



I have a new nephew!!!   He's perfect!

L is planning to call him Ferb on her blog.  I contemplated calling him Phineas on mine, but figured most people wouldn't get it.  So, Ferb it is. 

I can't wait to meet him!

Monday, July 30, 2012


Um, so, yeah.  The Olympics. 

I'm a bit distracted.

That is all...

Monday, July 23, 2012

Random ramblings I doubt anyone will really care about

Work has been super frustrating lately for many reasons and I find that the last thing I want to do when I get home is post anything.  Because that requires thinking, and writing, and not feeling so stressed or stabby or just all around not so bitchy.  I'm finding this difficult.

However, I will share one of the things making me happy lately (did anyone guess it was food related?  Because it's food related).

I am slightly obsessed with coconut and almond milk.  I used to like the vanilla flavored almond milk, but now I can't stop drinking the coconut one. 

Anyway, pretty much since the first time I have had my blood tested (at age 17), I have been pretty badly anemic.  I was super close to requiring a transfusion about a year ago because my iron was so low.  Iron supplements don't really work for me (all they really do is make me sick) and I have tried like a million different types.  So, I have to load my diet with as much iron as I can (yum...beef...)

Unfortunately, I can only eat so much beef in a week, so...enter spinach and beans and other not as good sources of iron.  I go through a crap ton of spinach every week.  And seriously, there is only so much of that you can eat every week.

So...I'm finally getting to my point here...green smoothies!

I have become obsessed with putting spinach in a liquid form and getting anywhere from 1-2 cups of spinach a day without actually tasting it.  And having a super tasty breakfast while I'm at it.

My favorite recipe is super easy:

a little more than a cup of coconut almond milk

A cup and a half of frozen strawberries and bananas (if not frozen, you have to add ice)

And 1-2 cups of baby spinach

Blend all together in the blender until you get a nasty green/brown looking mixture (it looks disgusting, not gonna lie). 

But man, it is my favorite breakfast lately, and I am seriously obsessed.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

So pretty


I went a little insane this weekend and bought a new car. 

It's awesome...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

But even the sun sets in paradise*

It's been brought to my attention that I am terrible at blogging.  What with the whole, never posting thing.  Meh.  You'll survive I'm sure.  :)

I have so many things I could talk about that I can't seem to talk about any of them.

Let's see, Seattle was great.  Such a lovely city.  It has been added to my list of cities I would like to live in for a few years.  California was also lovely.  The weather was amazing, as was the company (I miss my sister and her family!). 

We went bowling.

We went to the aquarium.  There were sharks. 

We went to LA.  There were fake famous people.  Unfortunately Blogger hates me and won't upload those pictures.  But I'm standing next to Marilyn Monroe and Snoop Dogg.  They're great. 

All in all, it was a great trip.  Now where should I go next?

*Maroon 5