Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
my very own wrist brace. That's right folks, crocheting can give you carpal tunnel. YAY! I woke up yesterday to a cold, swollen, achy, tingling hand. It was slightly frightening, but more annoying than anything. And now I get to wear my stylish new brace for several weeks while I let my wrist rest. That's not the worst part though. What's even more horrible than having to keep my wrist practically immobile is how incredibly bored I am! Since I've been pregnant I've felt like I should spend every waking moment doing something. It doesn't matter what, as long as it's something. As soon as I run out of things to do I get incredibly, out-of-my-mind bored. Since I'm at home most of the time this has become something of a problem. I found that I ended up doing the same things over and over again. (Clean, crochet, read, watch a movie, repeat.) At the beginning of the week I reached the point where I didn't want to do any of those things ever again. Seriously, the thought of doing any one of those things was enough to make me want to cry. So instead I started coloring. That's right, I've colored dozens of pictures of Disney Princesses including, but not limited to, Halloweenderella. (That's Cinderella in black and orange in case you were wondering.) Any how, now that I'm temporarily disabled I can't crochet at all and coloring is even getting difficult. I think I might drive Ty crazy with "what do you want to do now?" moments. At least it's only two weeks.
And I did have another form of distraction this morning. There was a bridal fair at Provo High School. I went with Ty's sisters Krystal and Melissa. We thought it would be funny to tell everyone there that I was engaged. (Keep in mind I'm six months pregnant.) It ended up not being that great because everyone was too mature about it. No one acted shocked or horrified. I was hoping that someone would at least give me a "what a dirty tramp" look, but no one did. Oh well. At least I got to get my hair done and sample lots of yummy, free food.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
*And last, the thing that made me even more happy than the pizza, I made the yummiest cookies ever completely on accident. I was bored and I decided I wanted cookies, but I didn't want to go shopping (which eliminated chocolate chip). So I pulled out my Betty Crocker Cooky Book and started browsing for anything that didn't require ingredients that we didn't have. I came up with Canadian Oatmeal Shortbread. It was so, incredibly easy and so very yummy. It might be my new favorite cookie. (I know they don't look that good, but they really, really are.) And they don't have eggs in them so I can eat the dough even while I'm pregnant. YAY! Speaking of eating dough, it's Ty's favorite part of anything, including bread and pancakes. (Sick, I know.) Any how, I'm such a mean wife and I never let him eat the dough/lick the bowl until I'm done making whatever it is that I'm making. Poor man! At least I let him have some of the cookies.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
(I'm really excited.)
Also, I wanted to include a picture of our super-cute and kind-o-scary Easter eggs.
We didn't actually do anything with them. I mean, we had all these plans to hide them and other fun things. Then we ended up coming home from church hungry and deviled them instead. (They were really good!)
And finally I'd like to list a few things that I'm extra grateful for today. For some reason I've been thinking about my blessings and I thought I'd write them down. So, here they are:
~An amazing husband who loves me even when I'm crazy
~A healthy, strong baby boy and an even stronger uterus to keep him in when he's trying to kick his way out. (He's been quite the little kicky pants lately!)
~Beautiful, sunshine-filled spring days
~Snow that's way up on the mountains and not in my yard
~Our little garden (Things are actually growing and we're pretty pleased with our mad gardening skills.)
~Cheap flights from Salt Lake to Phoenix so I can spend extra time with my family
(That one's kind of random, but we're having it for dessert tonight and I'm really looking forward to it.)
Any how, that's all for now. Happy Easter!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
When I first got Breadmaker I thought to myself, "I'll probably never use him. I mean, I can cook and I really hate the big hole he leaves in the bread." Then one day I thought, "Well, I suppose I should use him at least once so I can tell my sister (the one who gave him to me) that I actually opened the box." So out he came and made the most yummy tasting Hawaiian Sweet Bread. And there wasn't even a giant hole in it! I was very excited by this and began to look through the recipe book. It turns out you can make all kinds of things with Breadmaker. So far we've made white bread, french bread, cinnamon raisin bread, garlic herb bread, carrot cake and today we made . . .
I have been craving soft pretzels for about four months now and every time I get close to having one, something happens. Usually it's my husband saying, "I don't think you should get one. I mean, do you really need it?" Twice I went past a pretzel place in the mall when Ty wasn't around, but both times I had just eaten. Then, to crown it all off, when I was in AZ in January I went to Sam's Club with my sister. I was complaining all about my soft pretzel woes and she offered to buy me one. So we get in line, wait our turn, order a pretzel and the woman says, "Oh, the pretzel machine is broken." Can you believe it!?! I'd just about decided that soft pretzels were just nowhere in my future when I found the recipe in the bread book. It was complicated. Did you know you have to boil them before you bake them?
I didn't know either. It's kind of a lot of work, but it was so worth it. We ate them all today. Sick, I know, but I am one happy camper.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
We're hoping it's peas, but we aren't really sure what baby peas look like. I'm so tempted to pull
We're pretty excited for our little veggies to start growing. Right now we're waiting on squash, carrots, green beans and radishes. I'm a little nervous that we're going to get a revival of the satan grass. In fact, we planted peas in the small planter a few weeks ago and something is starting to grow there.
it up by it's little roots and see if it's a pea seed at the end. Ty thinks that's a bad idea, so I guess we'll just wait and see. The best part of the whole event . . .
Matching St. Patty's Day headbands courtesy of my best friend Becca. Yay for Irish people!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Ty: Did daylight savings time start?
Me: I don't think so. Doesn't that happen in April?
Ty: I really don't know.
Me: No, I'm pretty sure it starts in April.
Ty: We should check the internet.
It started today. So we ended up rushing around like mad cows and going to church with wet, scraggly hair. (Well, I had wet scraggly hair, Ty looked like he always does. I hate that.) Any how, at least we get to eat dinner an hour before we were planning to. Happy Daylight Savings Time Day! (So stupid.)