I had my first overnight with girlfriends since before I was married to my husband, 3 years ago today, 1 baby later. I’m not a big drinker, I love my wine, but that’s about it and 2 glasses is usually my limit. It was St. Patricks Day weekend and the city was crazy! I stayed with 2 girlfriends in a lovely hotel, had a massage and a great dinner. ( that is the biggest sign that I am getting old! I could have gone home after that and been a happy camper) But, we did not go home. We decided to join the craziness and have a few beers. The night was long and besides getting up with my baby, I have not stayed up that late, 3:30 am, in quite some time.
The next morning, uugggg, it was not pretty. Between fighting the urge to be sick and trying to fall back to sleep, I was ready to go home. We finally got ourselves up and on the road home. I was so happy to see the faces of the little ones I had been eagerly escaping the day day before. I cuddled with my baby in bed and thought, was it really worth it? I obviously loose all sense of rationality when intoxicated, hence 3:30 bedtime. I keep thinking we should have gone back to the hotel after dinner. It was fantastic to get away for a bit, and have some grown up chit chat with my girls, but my priorities have definitely changed and I will do things differently next time. Missing out on quality time with my family because of a much too late night out, not worth it. Oh, the night was great fun though!
It was finally over 30 degrees today! I live in Massachusetts and it, like most of the country has had a very cold winter. I’m sooooo fed up with the cold and snow! I think it’s even making me just a tad depressed. It was 60 today and it felt sooo good! My 1 year old and I went digging through some fallen leaves to find my hyacinths sprouting. Ahhhhh flowers. I look forward to summer every winter but this winter has been the worst. I can’t wait to clean up the yard and plant some flowers!!
Who else is sick of winter!! What do you plan to do when the nice weather finally hits??
I was always very close to my grandparents, Nana and Bupa. I am the oldest of 3 granddaughters and was spoiled by them growing up. My grandparents taught me manners, grace, humility, and the importance of helping those in need. My Nana passed away about 4 years ago. It was hard. I used to be able to call her at 11pm and know she would be awake to talk about whatever was on my mind. I loved her deeply. After she passed my Bupa did not handle it well, of course. His best friend of almost 60 years was gone. His health deteriorated and on Christmas of this last year, 2013 he had passed.
Now it is my Aunt, myself, and my sister who is trying to figure out what to do with all of their stuff. So much stuff! There is so many things that brings me good memories, but I obviously can not take it all. It’s very overwhelming to look at a home full of 60 years of life and figure out what to keep and what to get rid of. We met at the house last night and we laughed and talked about my Nana and Bupa, what they would be thinking, saying now. It was all sweet and comforting.
I moved a beautiful jelly cabinet from there to my home last night. All day when I look at it I smile. It evens smells like my Nana and Bupa’s house.
In a few weeks the house will go up for sale and when it sells I will be sad. Every Christmas Eve for my whole 37 years on earth I was in that house. Through my parents divorce and all other upheavals in my life, that house and Nana and Bupa were there.
I miss them, but I am very glad they are now together where they belong.
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Egg white omelette with spinach and cheese, yum! Only 2 points on Weight Watchers! Pair with a hot cup of green tea and you have an amazingly healthy and satisfying breakfast, or lunch, or dinner for that matter!
I have my own weird way of making omelets because I am paranoid of salmonella. ( if you read my blog, your not surprised) I use 2 eggs separated. I toss the yolks, but if you are a baker you may want to freeze them for a recipe later. Add salt and pepper to taste and 1 tbl of skin milk. Spray a small oven proof frying pan with cooking spray and heat on med/ high. Preheat broiler. Whisk egg whites till frothy and add to hot pan. Using spatula crape around edge of pan and trough eggs almost like your scrambling them. Once they start to firm, take them off the heat and place pan under broiler for no more than 1 minute. Remove pan, WITH potholder!( I have burned myself pretty bad before, stupidly grabbing the handle) add torn up spinach and 1/2 slice of whatever cheese you like, I use swiss. Place pan back under broiler for another min or less, till cheese melts. Use a clean spatula to work all around the omelette and under to loosen it from the pan. Flip it over itself, in half and then slide it onto your plate.
Now that I am writing these directions out it sounds so much more time consuming than it really is. It’s quick and easy, trust me! Try it!
I read a study today that said people who make their beds every day are happier. Hmmmm, not saying that I’m unhappy, but who doesn’t want to be “happier”? So of course I decided to give it a try! ( for those of you who are thinking, “what? I already do that”, just send some of that motivation my way, please!)
For the last week I have made my bed with all it’s 9 pillows and 2 comforters. I cant say I’m “happier” but I do feel a little more accomplished and the room is more soothing when I come in and see it so nicely made.
So there! Mom was right, make your bed, it’s good for you!!