Saturday, October 3, 2009

Cough gag fuss.

Hi interwebs. Dammerung here.

I just spent almost two hours clearing out all the blogs I don't currently read from my feed reader and reading up on all the ones I do read. The list went from 165 to like... 12. 99% of the blogs I removed were WoW based blogs which I simply do not read right now due to not playing since January? Sometime this last spring.

Me and Wulfa will be playing again. It will just be after I get home and after we get a second laptop.

Army stuff: TRADOC... sucks. Full of extra stupid rules just because one private out of 400 can't manage to keep his stuff or his body clean. Or one private out of 50 can't keep from bringing food into the barracks. Or one private out of 20 can't keep his mouth shut and out of fights. I cannot wait to graduate. 37 days 12 hours left I think.

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Just so you know... getting in shape... one of the best things that ever happened to me. I've been on profile for the last month and am having to get back in shape and as I'm doing it I'm realizing how much better I felt when I ran daily. How much more rested I was when I got physical exercise every day. If you don't do something for exercise please.... start. You'll be rather shocked at how better life is.

Oh... yeah last thursday I was given permission to start running again. Yay! Stupid surgery. And on the 15th... pushups!

Lesseee.... what else......

Not really sure. I think that is it. Talk to you guys later.

Dammerung.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Later

I've heard the children most often hear the word "no." The Orclette does hear that word but even more frequently she hears the word "later."

"Mama I need lunch!"
"Later, baby. I need to calm Miniorc down (I am too slow to feed him at times. He doesn't appreciate that)."

"Mama I hold you in my lap!" (that is exactly how she says that. She means that I need to hold her in my lap.)
"Just a minute, Miniorc isn't done eating yet."

"Mama I poopy! Change. Me!"
"Mama's resting right now. I'll do it in just a couple of minutes." (At this point the Miniorc is done eating and is finally sleeping and I have utterly no desire to move.)

The Orclette has so absorbed the concept of later that now she'll voluntarily tell me to do things later.

"I gonna hold you later."
"Momma change me later."
"Read to me later."

And so on. I make an attempt to not always push off things til later-her little piece of chocolate in the morning she gets immediately upon waking. Poopy diapers are -usually- changed as soon as I notice them. When a hug is asked for I try to comply right then. Kisses for booboos are either applied directly or sent via the wind towards her :D

And to put things in perspective: she gets things before I do. I make sure Miniorc's needs are met, then hers, then the apartment's, then me. And that is how it should, for the most part, be. (I am a firm believer in doing things for yourself and by yourself, which is why I made such a big deal out of going to the gym for an hour almost every day. Total sanity saver.)

And I constantly tell her that when daddy gets home neither of us will have to wait til "later." Because we will finally be waited upon by an adoring and loving husband/father who is just waiting for the chance to be at our beck and call :D

Monday, September 28, 2009

Wasn't my turn

Damm was supposed to post pictures of his recent drawings over the weekend. They're pretty good-some of them he's considering getting as a tattoo. Yes, I have turned him over to the dark side. I think it's going to be a fun, romantic evening getting needles stuck into our bodies (my mother-in-law shudders every time I mention it).

Anyway, he was going to share them with the world, and he didn't. It wasn't my turn to post, dangnabbit.

So, my latest research kick has been Eating Clean, as put together by Tosca Reno. She only got into shape in her 40's and is now a leading fitness nutrition expert person thingy (I've no idea if she has a degree or not in the field). And she's written a book about Clean Eating for kids. Since I don't like a lot of vegetables I figured I'd like the recipes in the kid's book better. And I was right.

So, changes I have made to make our pantry/fridge a Clean Eating paradise:

1. switched from Hershey's Dark Chocolate to Lindt's 85%. I've always liked both but Hershey's has more sugar ...
2. using Agave Nectar instead of other syrup/honey/sugar products. It's actually quite tasty but a little pricey.
3. I'm giving up my flavored coffee creamers in exchange for organic fat-free half&half. I think this is the hardest one.
4. more fish. I like fish. This is not a problem.

Stuff I'm not changing:
1. Ranch dressing. I know it's got unpronouncable stuff in it, but I just can't give it up.
2. occasional diet soda. Yep, it's horrible for you. My eyes are wide open as I drink the bad stuff.
3. I'm not making my own ketchup.
4. We don't go out much so when I do I ain't trying to make Clean Eating choices.

Oh, because I didn't mention earlier: the gist of Clean Eating is only eating stuff that comes from the earth; i.e. no unreadable ingredients list. Eating every 2-3 hours, avoiding all the processed stuff, etc. I think it's worth looking into, although as you can see by my list above I'm not throwing over our pantry whole-hog.

I just don't want the Orclette or Miniorc to struggle with weight/body issues. I can help by not loading them up with foods that will make them gain weight in all the wrong places (the occassional candy/burger/soda/icecream is not a problem ... just eating them regularly is, in my opinion). And of course it'll help Damm and meself as well.