January 20, 2017

Choose Happy

Hello Friday!  Man am I ever excited to have this week over with.  It should have been a short week but thanks to little one with a stomach bug, it got a little crazy.  I have taken all my medications, all week. Even if yesterday I almost spit it out.  It took me about 10 minutes to convince myself that I had mixed it up, so I had to drink it.  Today I am running on empty.  Feels like I have been spread too thin this week but it's Friday and I'm gonna get my house and my life in order and enjoy the weekend.  

10 things that made me happy this week.

1.  Finally getting my Christmas lights down.  I had been totally procrastinating on this.  But it's done.  Can it be spring now?

2.  Going up on the roof to eat an orange.  Its an old family joke and while I was up on the roof I had an orange.  Sent a pic to my brothers and sisters just to make them smile.

3. Pie in the face.  Have you played this game yet?  Its hilarious and the boys, and the girls next door had a blast playing it.  Love having a house full of fun and laughter.

4.  David has been home for dinner all week. I love it.  But I know the boys love it more!  And dinner conversations have been pretty tame lately.  I probably just jinxed myself.  

5.  Did a home visit for a dog yesterday.  It made me happy that they were going well out of their way to adopt a dog.  And that the dog will be going to a super fun and happy family.  

6.  Poncho and Chico didn't leave Alex's side the whole two days he was home.  I love that they are so in tune with our family and that they gave him so much comfort.

7.  Alex is feeling better and is back at school.  He might not be the biggest fan of school, but he loves his friends so he goes and is always happy at the end of the day when we pick him up.

8.  Naps.  My sleep goal is set at 6hrs.  And I have made my goal all week thanks to naps.  But whatever it takes to get to that goal right?  

9.  Hot tea.  What I need to do is find some loose leaf tea so I can use my new shark infuser! It too makes me happy.  It's adorable.  

10.  Laughing with David.  If you don't know him, he kinda has the man version of resting B face. He's so serious all the time!  But I live to make this man laugh.  So it makes me happy to see him lighten up a little.

I love going in to the weekend with a happy heart.  This is what I love so much about this link up.  It makes me take a deeper look at my week.  Sometimes I really have to dig and find things that made me happy, but I always find them.  

What made you happy this week?  Share below or join the link up with Krysten, Lindsay and Charlotte too!  

January 16, 2017

Menu Plan Monday: January 16th

Why are carbs so good?  When Davids doctor told him it was time to cut out carbs, I'm not gonna lie, my heart kinda sunk.  For a selfish reason.  My team has already told me to cut animal protein and all veggies with vitamin K.  So basically 75% of them.  And this guy was all "EAT ALL THE MEATS AND VEGGIES YOU WANT!"  I know how hard it is to make changes like this when you are doing it alone.  Trust me. Cooking up a pan of spinach and then not eating any proved impossible a few times until I just stopped buying it. So I knew if he had to do it, I would too.

Menu Plan

So now I am trying to find the balance of all the foods and am trying to adjust my medications around it all.  I have to do lab work this week.  Should be interesting to say the least.  We didn't completely cut them out. I will still cook the things the boys like.  Anthony asked for Mac and Cheese to go with his steaks and Alex would be disappointed if I didn't make his favorite brown rice to go with the beef and broccoli.  We just won't be eating them.  We did have pizza tonight though. Baby steps right?  Here is this weeks line up.

Monday: Pizza night.

Tuesday: Baked Fish and Asparagus.

Wednesday:  Salisbury Steaks and Salads.

Thursday:  Baked Chicken and Roasted Veggies.

Friday:  Beef and Broccoli Bowls

What's on your menu this week?  I'm looking for some new recipes to shake things up, so feel free to share some if you have any. Have a great week everyone!

Menu Plan Monday

January 13, 2017

Big dogs, beautiful skies and birthday boys

This week has been jam packed full of fun and happiness.  And even though today seems to be going straight out with the trash, I am gonna sit here and run through everything that made me happy because anything less right now is gonna make me cry.  So.  Deep breaths. And GO!

This Dog.  I can't believe how grey he has gotten.  He humored me with one game of "stay and seek" but it was enough to convince me that if I ever go missing, he will find me.  Im so happy we have him.  

Science Night at the school.  Im such a nerd.  They had telescopes, robots, bones and snakes.  The boys were more excited about Firetrucks and the hot air balloon.

 Medication.  We picked up the very first order of the year and I was about to pass out waiting in line.  Three of us had scripts filled and I was sure it was going to be high.  My medications alone (before deductibles are med) are usually in the hundreds.  When the lady said $30, I swiped and ran before she had a chance to say it was a joke.  


Taboo on FX.  Did you watch it?  Tom Hardy.  Enough said.

Carbs.  Carbs make me happy.  There I said it.  To bad the dr said to cut them.  But a yummy low carb menu for the week got me back to happy! My labs are gonna be messed up and my meds will need to be adjusted, but I LOVE me some spinach!

When Alex was 3 we took a trip to the zoo.  He saw a tortoise and asked if he could take it home. 5 years later, he is still asking so, we decided that it was time.  WE ARE GETTING A TORTOISE!  Yes, we know they live forever.  We are not impulsive pet people, took just as long to get Poncho!  I will still have to go to the Reptile House for my snake fix though, because the boys won't budge on the no snake rule.  Boo.

Reading.  I haven't read a book all week, but seeing the boys tucked in bed reading always makes my heart happy.  

Texas Skies.  We get some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets here.  Not quite like home, but still stunning.  

This kid.  It's been a pretty good week for him. And that means its been a good week for both of us.  Im so lucky to have such an honest and forgiving relationship with this kid.  Call me overprotective but knowing he can tell me the things he does, makes my heart happy!

My baby turned 8 yesterday.  I can't even explain how happy that makes me.  I couldn't imagine life without this wild little man!  

I'm so glad its finally Friday.  Even if the day didn't did get a little crazy for a second there.  Here's to a long and fun filled weekend.  Anyone doing anything exciting?

Be sure to check out the 10 things that made me happy link up for more happiness.  Big thanks to Krysten, Lindsay and Charlotte for hosting.  Sometimes we need a little reminder that there is always something to be happy about!


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