Monday, May 16, 2011

got it!

books - that'll be my focus...

clean ones, and eventually reviews...  maybe i'll change the blog name, too....

feels good to have a direction now!


Who tries on their wedding dress after 13 1/2 yrs?  The same person who starts a blog with no clear purpose!

I read.  I write.  Daily.  Minute by minute, though, I am refining myself.  Redefining.  This year has been a year of massive changes and an acceptance of self.  So who am I?  If I accept myself, I should figure it out.

So, do I just "doodle" here?  Do I tell you what I am reading - what GI tests I am having - what I am knitting - what recipe I am excited to try? 

I may have a focus some day.  Right now.... I am scattered.  Go back to school or stay home and run and write?  If I write, what should it be?  If I run, should I tell you that?  If eating half a banana too much sends my intestines into a spiral, do I share?

Do I catalogue my kids and tell family I am here now?  Do I share couponing glories?  Do I share my fears as my kids grow up and need me less yet need me more?

Not sure. 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Fishy Tale

Okay - so my kids are AWESOME!  They all (the 5 yr old to the 12 yr old) de-gutted fish yesterday.  I took pix and was super supportive :-)  Who wants to smell like fish, right?  Actually one of my girls decided to be supportive with me so she didn't get gross either.

Then when things get a little boring:
Begin dissecting the head and walking around the house wth the eyeballs!  :-)  We didn't actually EAT the fish last night b/c it was wicked late when everyone got home.  So the kids ate weird sandwiches, Red Sox Man had a burger and I had a tortilla with peanut butter and banana (was sorry I did, too - too late for such a dense meal!)

I'm still loving Stormy Weather.  Paulette Jiles is a poet.  Shouldn't girl poets be poettes?  No one says "poetess" anymore, so let's at least change the spelling, huh?

Care to know what I ate today?  Sure ya do...  oatmeal and 1/2 banana and raisin for breakfast - a T of peanuts in the van on the way home from church b/c I was STARVING! - pasta, red sauce, broccoli, nooch, mushrooms for lunch - snack (my fav so far) was nature valley granola bar in almond milk with a couple strawberries and rest of breakfast's banana... dinner: trout, br rice, green beans and the kids will get a cookie, too.  My belly is okay today - a little bloated, but not too stinky, and pain only when I was STARVING!  The first food when I get to that point ALWAYS hurts.

What do you like to read?  Eat?  Do?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

My First Post

Not sure how to start a blog!  :-)  But since I've been knocking the idea around for a while, I probably should just do it.  Maybe I should tell you a bit about myself?

I am 33 years old and have been married for 13 years to a man I went to sixth grade with.  I have four children, 3 girls and a boy.  I am a Latter-day Saint.  I run and do yoga.  I drink Celestial Seasonings teas.  I knit.  I love old movies.  Christmas is my favorite time of year.  I love spinach and chard and yellow squash - hated them as a kid.  I hate cleaning. I drive my van like it's a truck.  Being diagnosed lactose intolerant was one of the biggest disappointments in my life (perspective, right?).  I've been seeing a GI doc for months trying to figure out what else is wrong with my intestines.  I joined the Americorps when I was nineteen.  I grew up a couple of miles from the ocean.  I love wind.  I have curly hair.  We raise chickens and apples.  We used to have rabbits and guineas and milk goats.  I can't decide whether I should go back to school or not.  I like the idea of naps, but I always feel terrible after one.  I love oatmeal.  I just began couponing to stretch my schoolteacher husband's salary.  We have two cats: Tom and Jerry.  I have weight management problems.  I eat when I am stressed - I'm always stressed.  I am a type A overachiever (but I don't like to clean?).  I love Whole Foods even though it's expensive.  I haunt antique stores and living history museums.  I have glasses.  I ran my first 5K last week.  I hate being wet.  And I always take more books out of the library than I could possibly read.

Well, that's a start.

I'm reading Stormy Weather by Paulette Jiles.

And tonight we're eating fresh trout (caught today by husband and kids), roasted potatoes and carrots and green salad.

I think those are things I like on others' blogs - the tidbits, the food, the activities - etc.  I like the pictures, too, but I am NOT a techy...  soon?