Friday, July 22, 2011

Josh's Plan

Well well well.

We meet again.

I just ate boneless chicken wings.  Boneless chicken wings sound like they are gluten free, but they are tricky...they are coated in gluten.  I ate them anyways because they were delicious.  Now I feel tired and sick, as I knew I would.  The bonus is that I will never forget and get boneless wings again.

Apparently, according to my husband, I am terrible at womaning the alarm in the morning.  There are 2 reasons for this.
1. The alarm is our Droid phone and so I accidentally turn it off sometimes by sliding my hand over it instead of just pressing the little ball.
2.  I get resentful that I'm always the one that has to make us get up, so I just keep hitting snooze until it's too late or Josh gets up.  This is a stupid reason.

Josh came up with the solution: we switched sides on the bed.  We can't move the phone over because the corner by Josh's side is a Dead Zone and drains the battery, so we have to move ourselves.  Last night was the first night we did this.  Josh woke me up in the middle of the night to tell me that Ackbar walked on him and visited him while he was sleeping.  Then he talked about it in the morning too.  He was so excited.  I forgot that Ackbar never wakes Josh up in his old spot, but only crawled on me every night!  Have you ever woken up with a 14 lb cat standing on you? Two feet pressing into your stomach and two feet directly on the most painful part of your boob?  That hurt for the next 6 hrs!  I'm so happy he gets to visit Josh now instead of me.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Thor, Loki, and Meat

I purposely scheduled nothing for this weekend, and it was wonderful!  Josh actually had Saturday off for no reason (first time this summer I think) and we just did whatever we wanted.  First we slept in.  Then we rearranged the dinning room to be my office and I love it.  Then we played video games.  Then made dinner and went to see Thor in the $1.50 movie theater. 

Thor wasn't as good as I thought it would be.  I was excited because I like Norse mythology, but I didn't like the actor who played Thor nor how they portrayed him.  Plus the movie was short.  Character building could have been better.  They did get Loki right...well as best they could for it being a movie.  Loki is one of my favorite mythology gods.  He is a trickster god who is neither good nor evil.  Just like the spider god from African cultures....I think that's where the spider god comes from.

Oh and the sound turned off for the last 5 min. of the movie...the wrap up ending part.  Josh and I were forced to make up what they were saying.  We like our version better.  "Sorry I smashed your shitty bridge."

But it was no Star Trek or Iron Man movie, which was what I was hoping for.  I have higher hopes for Captain America, even though he is one of my least favorite Avengers.  My favorite Avenger, and super hero, is the Vision, but he's one of the newer Avengers and will not be in these movies.

An ant just bit me in the cooch.  I guess I'm losing the war.

I've continued to not drink beer and eat less gluten and I am feeling better.  We'll see how work goes to see if I'm not just feeling better because it's the weekend and I got to sleep in.  I went grocery shopping in the Belle Meade Kroger today.  That's where the upper class (not just middle class  but upper class) shop when they aren't busy going to Publix or Harris Teeter.  This Kroger has complimentary valet parking.  Everything inside is all in the wrong spot and not very intuitive for shopping.  I had to criss cross it three times!  Very annoying.  They sell  a lot of flowers and fancy cakes.  The Antioch Kroger, which I normally go to, is the exact opposite and is for the lower class.  It has no flowers and no fancy cakes.  It has a lot less to choose from.  Actually that's a lie.  I went down the isle at the Belle Mead Kroger that was labelled Mexican looking for chick peas.  Nope.  There, Mexican means salsa and chips.  Serious.  At the Antioch Kroger the entire isle is different Mexican foods.  The Belle Mead Kroger has an extensive Kosher section though...I've never seen one before actually, and this was larger than the Mexican section.  You can tell a lot about an area's demographics by their grocery stores.  Neat right?

I bought 3 things of meat!  One pork loin that's pre-seasoned.  I want to cut it up into pork medalions and freeze them to make them last longer.  I also bought pan steaks and organic ground beef that was only 9% fat.  I really want beef I guess.  I've never craved beef till now.  But when I walk through the store when I shop I keep an open mind to what I feel like.  My body tells me what I need, and then I buy it.  I did not buy chicken because my body said...ewww that chicken came from a large chicken farm and was grown funny, I don't want that.  Which shocked me because normally I don't care about stuff like that.  It must be the whole eating healthy thing.  I hope this doesn't turn me into a health freak...  I don't like people judging me on what I eat and I surely don't want to judge others or others to think I'm judging them.  I also wanted lean beef like what I ate when I was younger. 

Oh and I showed up at Church just as it was ending because I didn't know they changed to summer hours!  I was so excited to go too!  That's why I went to the Belle Meade grocery store, it was close by and I thought I could get new stuff that they don't actually have at my normal one.  WHICH THEY DID I FORGOT!!!  I also bought chorizo sausage as a surprise for Josh! 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Vacation and then some

Vacation is over now and I am taking a week to recover.  No plans for me this Friday or Saturday or Sunday, except for church.

I spent last week in Michigan visiting family, going to weddings, and laying on the beach.  Lake Michigan is really the best most beautiful place in the world.  Every time I go to the ocean I'm always disappointed because it never compares to the shores of Lake Michigan.  I suppose Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas came very close because there were awesome shells to collect.  Lake Michigan has awesome stones to collect and beach glass too, and if you go up to Lake Superior, you can collect agates, which to me are more awesome than shells.

Even with all the dead fish that washed up on shore, it was amazing.  They didn't smell and the black flies hadn't come yet.

Josh and I made a sand castle.  When we started he promised I could demolish it, and then when we were done, he said, no I couldn't.  That's okay though, the next day I got to show it to my mom.  She came up and visited one of the days.  We went on a hike and then laid out on the beach.

I got to see Megan's brand new baby, Aria, have dinner with my Grandma, go to my grandpa's 80th birthday party, see Josh's brother's new apartment, camp with his mom, go to his dad's wedding, go to my cousin Kuirsta's wedding, talk to second cousins from the Netherlands, and see the Traverse City fireworks with Justin and Jeremy, Josh's high school friends.

We took my truck and it went great, but we had to have all the windows open the whole time b/c it doesn't have air condition and it's too expensive to get fixed.  We checked.  It made it a very lonely/relaxing trip because Josh and I couldn't talk too much or listen to too much music.  The air rushing through the open windows made it too loud to hear.

MMMMMmmmmm....I am baking a blueberry pie to bring into work tomorrow.  Someone had brought in a bunch of fresh picked blueberries and I asked to take some home for pie.  It's the best crust I've made ever!  I was worried because of the humidity here, the crusts get soft and hard to roll out well.  To solve this I put the bowl in the freezer before I added the ice cold water to it.  It rolled out very nicely!  AND I was able to roll it out to be the exact perfect size.  I can't wait for tomorrow so I can eat it!  We made ice cream at work yesterday and put the blueberries into that.  I've never had homemade ice cream before and it's really really good!  It gives me gas though....but really, what doesn't? 

I bought four large bags of cat food at Meijer in Michigan because it costs half as much as here.  Four bags was as much as I could carry or else I'd have gotten more.  Ackbar was very happy that we brought him home something from our trip.  He got into his treats while we were gone and then puked them up on the floor and buried it with his cookie toy.  Poor guy.

I think I'm developing food allergies to gluten, or I'm crazy, or it's something else.  I just don't feel right.  I'm always always tired.  Sometimes when I eat food I start feeling nausious and get tired and don't finish it.  I've stopped drinking beer because it makes me feel bad.  I totally get put out of commission and must lay down like a big baby.  I just want to do stuff with my life!!! It's so frustrating!  I want to clean my apartment, finish my projects, create things, organize my house.  All day at work I think about what I want to do once I get home.  Then when I am home, I'm soooo tired and exhausted and brain dead I can't move.  I really do get 8 hrs of sleep a night too.  Mostly I'm so tired and bored I just want to go to sleep so it will be the next day sooner so something else happens.  I always think "Maybe tomorrow will be better..."