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169 – Foods

I’m REALLY into cooking lately. Like…crazy about it. I’m not the best cook, but I am getting to be pretty good and I’m finding that my instincts are developing well. I like to make comforting, savoury food. Here are some pics from the past week or so!

Roast Chicken

This is one of my very favourite things to make! I can typically get pretty moist meat and a fairly crispy skin which I’m really proud of (though I don’t personally enjoy eating the skin). Usually I do a Chalet sauce packet with this meal, but occasionally I do up a nice rich gravy.

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Tomato and Rice

This is a classic that I’ve been preparing for Bryan’s lunches for a few years now. It’s just a can of tomato soup, 2/3 can of rice, 1 can of water, and then I season it until it’s super delicious – usually red pepper and garlic flavours. I actually worked for about a year to train myself to like this too, as it’s not something I would normally eat. Plain potato chips are the best for dipping into this soup.

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Eggs and Bacon and Hashbrowns

Bryan’s plate is on the left, with toast and cheese and fried eggs. I prefer my eggs scrambled, so that’s my plate there on the right. I added onions, serano pepper, and corn to the hashbrowns and it was AMAAAZING. I also have recently begun to exclusively cook my bacon in the oven, and it has made the bacon more consistently crispy as well easier to clean up after.

Hashbrown Casserole

This takes 1 can of cream of broccoli soup, chopped broc and cauliflower, corn, lots of cheese, hashbrowns, and milk or cream (I used both so as to use up the last of my cream). It’s a hearty, yummy meal that I really like to eat on a cold day.

Hash

A 3rd hashbrown dish. Normally we don’t eat those so often (and these pictures are posted in the order we ate things), but I’ve just been craving them lately. This hash consisted of hashbrowns (obvi), red pepper, onion, seranos, and corn. Just a teensy bit spicy. Yum.

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Chicken Fajitas

This is a crowd favourite over here. We all could just eat about 40 of these each. I love everything about this meal. I love the prep because I really enjoy chopping things, and I love the eating because OH MY GAWSH delicious.

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167 – Soup and Menu Stuff

One of my New Year goals for 2016 was to improve my meal planning, and I have to say it really worked out quite well. There were a few set backs of course – being stuck on a couch all summer doesn’t help – but all in all it was a success. This year, I am continuing the trend and though we’re only 2 weeks into the year, it’s going AMAZINGLY well. Like…better than ever.

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One of the biggest factors in making my menu easier to stick to and in getting us to eat healthier is scheduling junk food. Once a week – usually a Friday when Ginny sleeps at her grandparents’ – I pencil in a night to pick up or eat out for dinner. With it already on the menu, it’s something to look forward to! Also, if we have a really rough day and feel like we need to pick up RIGHT THIS MINUTE, then it’s super easy to just swap days. I also make sure to purchase some snacks (usually chips) while we’re grocery shopping, so that I don’t go nuts mid-week and hit up 7/11 and over indulge. Having junk already in the cupboard is a lot less tempting for me, but a great treat to have on those days when I just need to cram my face with chips. The past 2 weeks have been amazing for us. We’ve picked up fast food SO much less than we normally would at this time of year, and we’re all feeling really good about it. Next step is to start planning lunches as well as dinners, which I’m feeling super confident about for the first time ever.

Last night I upgraded a basic Costco potato soup mix. Observe.

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This is a great soup to add to, and I didn’t realize this until after I purchased it, but it’s gluten free which is a definite bonus as I know several people who are allergic. I really REALLY love being able to have options for feeding my friends, and this is a yummy one.

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Before starting the soup (which only needs water), I roughly chopped up some cauliflower and broccoli. I drizzled some olive oil and just a bit of seasoning on top, and then put the pan in the oven at 375 until they started to brown. They smelled soooo good.

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I then started the soup itself. After the mix was all…mixed…I tossed in two cubes of frozen chicken stock to add a bit more hearty flavour. Next time I will probably add one more cube. The stock is store bought, in case you were wondering. Also, I don’t normally use a giant freaking spatula to make soup. I just wanted to show you the stock cube and it was closest to use for that purpose.

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I tossed the veggies in, added a bit more of the same seasoning I used for the roasting, popped a lid on, and then turned the stove down to low so that everything could just simmer and get super scrumptious in time for Bryan to get home from work.

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When we were ready, we filled out bowls, topped things off with some cheese and pepper, and dug in. During this stupidly cold weather, it was a very comforting meal to partake of and was by far the best iteration of this that I’ve made so far. I love that this base is so easy to play around with.

What soups do you like? What do you recommend?

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144 – Progress

I am down 3 pounds, and this is very exciting. Every little bit counts and serves as motivation to lose more. I am finding it a little harder to keep going with my workouts, but I AM keeping it up.

On Saturday I did some meal prep/planning. Normally I don’t bother with making meals ahead of time, as it’s hard to find meals that I can reheat that I actually like, but I did find a couple things on ol’ Pinterest that I decided to try. They’re not going to be the healthiest of meals, but they’re going to keep us from picking up from McDs or whatever when it’s a busy day, and that’s important. I made chicken pot pies, pizza pockets, and I prepared and froze some hamburgers. I also took the time to, as usual, chop up all my veggies so that they’re handy for meals, but I also separated all the chicken breasts before freezing them so that we can portion them out better when it comes time to cook. I’ll also be cooking several to keep in the fridge for wraps and salads. Things be good.

What else is good? I’ve been eating breakfast most days. When I was 12, we moved to Toronto and I stopped eating breakfast. Up until that point I was a cereal gal, and I absolutely loathed Ontario milk. So no more breakfast for Becca. Even after moving away from Ontario, I still declined to eat breakfast in the mornings. Over the past month or so though, I’ve been making an effort to change that. Here’s my typical breakfast:

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Ignore the amount of ketchup on those eggs…I accidentally squirted out too much. But yeah. Two eggs, scrambled, and a piece of toast with margarine. It’s not the healthiest breaky on the planet, but it’s better than nothing. And I make DARN good scrambled eggs, if I do say so myself. And I do. Seriously…so delicious.

Anyways, that’s a minor update. I’m hoping to see more progress! Today is nice and cool, so hopefully I don’t burn out so quickly during my sit ups and squats today.

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139 – Thingies

First of all, the thing I couldn’t talk about yet was WE GOT A NEW CARRRR. We didn’t know yet if we were approved when I wrote my last post, but we were approved and then Saturday morning we went and picked up our sweet new ride.

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We love it. It is so so so so so SO SO SO much better than our previous vehicle.

Funny story: the first time I drove it was Saturday night, and I immediately backed into a bush. Just…of course I did that. Hahahaha. Idiot.

Next up! Here’s the dinner I cooked up for my sweetie husband on Saturday evening:

We picked up a couple nice sirloins. I cooked mine to medium well (and then I didn’t even eat more than 1 bite because I’m not really a fan of steak outside of a restaurant setting – but Bryan had it for lunch the next day). Bryan’s, I dropped a pat of margarine in the pan, then tossed in some chopped shallots and fresh garlic. Put the steak in and cooked it to a perfecto medium rare, adding in the mushrooms when I flipped it over the first time. Bryan loved it, I’m happy to say. The asparagus was just steamed, and the rice was just plain. All in all, a delicious meal. Here’s the dessert (which we didn’t end up eating until Sunday evening):

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Oreo cookie crust (followed the package directions, though i used less butter than called for)
1 box of Nutriwhip – hand whipped because we don’t have a mixer…our arms were sore, dude
About a cup or so of peanut butter
Chopped peanut butter cups
More cookie crumbs
Mini marshmallows
Spray whip

This was a super easy dessert to make, and even I, the person who never EVER eats desserts, loved it. It was light but decadent. Basically, once the Nutriwhip was whipped, I mixed in the peanut butter (which I had softened in the microwave) and a bit more of the crumbs, then topped it with the chopped chocolate, marshmallows, whipped cream, and MORE crumbs. Stuck it in the fridge for a few hours and we were golden.

Sunday night we had our Game of Thrones do. I didn’t end up taking many pictures because I was kind of having a bad day, but the menu was this:

Roast beef – smothered in HP sauce, seasoned with S&P, Keg steak spice, bit of onion powder. Slow roasted in the oven at 275 for 4 hours, then I raised the heat to 375 for the last hour. The meat cooked atop a bed of chopped and sauteed carrots and spanish onions which added so much flavour. I added about 2 cups of water, as well as a box of beef stock.
Roast potatoes – Bryan washed and then I chopped up 7 or 8 massive potatoes, leaving the skin on. I put them  in a large pot to boil until I was just able to stick a fork in them with ease. I then strained the water out, then dumped the potatoes into a glass roasting dish. I lightly coated them in oil, salt and pepper, before drizzling about 1/4 cup of margarine over top. Stuck these in the oven at 475 to get crispy. This is my favourite way to cook potatoes – they always end up brown and crispy on the outside, but perfectly fluffy and soft on the inside.
Corn – our friends supplied this
Yorkshires – again, our friends supplied these yummy yummers. We just tossed them in the oven a few minutes before dinner began.

I did manage to snag a photo of the roast just before i took it out of the oven. Look at that crust, guys. (Also, note to self: Clean oven)

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The meal was delish. I had leftovers for breakfast, haha. So yummy. Also, if you’re even coming to my house for roast beef, you better believe I’m going to have the biggest vat of gravy you’ve seen. I’m crazy for gravy, and my roast gravy is especially delicious. I strain the liquid that the roast cooked in, add some cold water, then while the stove is on high, I whisk in a ton of beef gravy bisto. The flavour is so rich, and the gravy gets just thick enough. I would eat it straight from the pot with a spoon, but I’m not allowed to do that anymore because once I start, I can’t stop and then things get out of control and next thing you know, I’m a feral creature crouched on the counter top, gravy and roast beef drippings coating my skin, while fiercely licking my fingers and wielding a ladle. It’s not a pretty sight.

So all in all…it was a good weekend. I got to spend a TON of quality time with my husband, just us alone with no sister and no kid. It was wonderful. It really refreshed us and I feel really good going into this new week. And at the end of this week? Salvation Army moves come out! CAN’T WAIT CAN’T WAIT. It’s always a date I look forward to, as there are always folks I know on the list.

OK! BLOG POST DONE!!

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138 – Weekend Plans

Bryan’s birthday was a couple weeks ago, and while we did do a small celebration on the day, we decided to wait until this upcoming weekend to REALLY party. And by really party, I mean ship the kid off to the grandparents and eat ALL THE FOOD.

On Bryan’s birthday itself, I roasted a whole chicken (yum – way prefer it to buying a rotisserie bird at the grocery store), and served it with some veggies and potatoes. We also got an ice cream cake, which was super yummy but made me feel so sick (I’m guessing it was the dairy?).

For his b-day celebration this weekend, here are the plans:
Friday – we go out for dinner, probably Canadian Brewhouse or somewhere similar. Canadian Brewhouse is our new favourite, by the way. So much choice and even I, a picky eater, have trouble choosing what to eat because everything looks super yummy.
Saturday – I’m cooking Bryan a ‘gourmet’ dinner. I’m going shopping with my bro in the morning to get all the ingredients while Bryan sleeps in. The menu I’m putting together will consist of: steak (I’m hoping to find a nice filet mignon), rice or potatoes, asparagus, squash, and a peanut butter pie concoction for dessert. Wish me luck!

On Sunday, we pick up our daughter to bring home and then we’re having a straight-up party, though this one has nothing to do with Bryan’s birthday. Game of Thrones premieres Sunday night, and we’re celebrating in style. I picked up a massive roast beef to cook, and I have a friend bringing over some sides to enjoy with it. I can’t wait. This roast is so big and is gonna be so tasty. We’ll dine on the beast, drinking blood red soda from our dragon wine goblets, and then watch the season 5 finale before the season 6 premiere. It’s gonna be awesome. I’ll probably take pictures.

There’s also something else that may be happening this weekend, but because it’s not a for sure yet, I can’t say anything. But if it works out, it’s going to be AWESOME. Cross your fingers, people.

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130 – Meal Time

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This is my dayplanner. I bought it back in September and have been maintaining it ever since. The pages are full of appointments, social outings, birthdays, movie release dates, and meals. In my adult life, I have owned many planners, but this has by far been the best one. It’s cute, the layout is fantastic, and there’s so much space to write in. I also purchased a matching wall calendar in January, which has also been great.

Today I want to share my meal plan for the next two weeks. I do a plan usually every other Friday, and then we’ll shop over the weekend and be set for 2 weeks until it’s time to start over, only having to head back to the store for milk, or to restock on veggies.

March 28- April 9

Monday: Pork chops, eggplant, naan bread, spinach dip
Tuesday: Spaghetti squash, alfredo (jar), parmigiano reggiano, asiago, broccoli
Wednesday: Pizza with a visitor
Thursday: Buffalo ranch chicken, potatoes, broccoli
Friday: Pick-up
Saturday: Tortellini, alfredo, cauliflower
Sunday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, corn, gravy, yorkshires
Monday: Turkey pies, mashed potatoes (possibly leftover), salad
Tuesday: Macaroni and cheese, cauliflower, spinach
Wednesday: Stir fry – chicken, asian vermicelli, alfalfa sprouts, shaved carrots, cauliflower, snap peas
Thursday: Frozen pizza
Friday: Pick-up
Saturday (Bryan’s 27th!): Roast chicken, potatoes, corn, Swiss Chalet sauce, squash, sweet potato, carrots (and the Reilly fam is invited for this one)

This plan is such a great help for me. It keeps me motivated to cook, and on nights when I’m not feeling something, I can easily switch it around without screwing myself over later on. As you can see, we eat a lot of basic veg with a few more interesting items thrown in here and there. We like to try new things as often as we can, and in this particular menu, I’m looking forward to trying out the eggplant and alfalfa sprouts. We also are not the type of people who eat meat every night. Part of this is I don’t want to put in that effort, part is the expense – we don’t like to buy meat in bulk, opting instead to purchase higher quality even if that means less of it. You will also notice that we don’t have any nights reserved for leftovers – I hate leftovers, and so I make the effort to cook in such a way that we don’t have any. Once in a while we’ll end up with a container in the fridge, but we really try to avoid that unless we’re 1455% positive that we will actually eat it.

Most of these meals Ginny will eat, but with supper usually being quite late due to Bryan’s schedule, I often make her something different earlier, or I will modify our meal to be more toddler friendly. If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you know we’ve been having trouble getting her to eat, so I do everything I can to make meals that she will be excited about. I try to have her eat what we eat as much as possible, but with a toddler it’s really hard to always stick to the plan.

So anyways! That’s what the Reillys are eating over the next couple weeks. If I think of it, I’ll share some of the meals and how I prepared them, and some photos.

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I hope that you, whoever you are, had a wonderful Easter this weekend! Here are some snaps of us yesterday morning before church.

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128 – Ma Friiiidge

So. My fridge. I HATE overstuffed fridges. I also hate the layout of my fridge. So, it takes work to make my fridge not look awful. We did a big grocery shop last night, and today it was time to clean the beast.

Here is the before:

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Yeah. A mess. I was in a rush to unload the groceries, so I just crammed them in. Additionally, I hadn’t cleaned the fridge out of old food and leftovers before shopping. So…yeah. It was bad.

Whenever I do my shopping, I take the time to chop up all the fruits and veg so that it’s easily accesible for cooking and snacking. This also has the benefit of making more space, since the food is condensed into little baggies. Here’s my choppins’:

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And here, my friends, is the fridge after:

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I clearly have a couple stains to clean up below the crisper drawers, but I’ll tackle those another day. I also need to get rid of that jug of 3% milk. A friendly person decided to give it to us for free…2 days before its expiry. We already had a fresh jug open. And! We don’t drink 3%. So…yeah. It’s the elephant in the fridge right now.

I have to say, I have been loving grocery shopping lately. I used to just make a list and send Bryan out alone so I didn’t have to deal with it. Since taking an interest in eating healthy, and also making those famous menus I keep jabbering on about (seriously though, they’re a game changer), I really truly enjoy grocery shopping. I’m beginning to learn to find deals, and I absolutely love filling my fridge with fresh food. We do have frozen and boxed food staples kicking around: pasta mixes, sweet potato fries, chicky nugz, pizza, etc., but more often than not I am cooking, rather than nuking stuff or turning on the oven. It’s a joy to see my dishwasher full of pots and pans and mixing bowls. I’m finding I have a need for a food processor! (Maybe Mother’s Day?? If you have a food processor you love, tell me about it!) I have grown so much in the kitchen, and I am really just loving it.

Some benefits I’ve experienced since menu planning and shopping smarter:
1. More fridge space.
2. Money saved grocery shopping.
3. NO MORE HEARTBURN. Heartburn was a very big problem for me, and I can’t even remember the last time I had it.

Anyhoo. That’s enough for this rando fridge post. SEE YAAA.

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124 – Updates

First Thing:
Potty training continues to go well. Ginny took to it like a champ. We get the occasional accident, of course, but she is so chill about it and never hides the fact from us. We’re still not ready to train her for nighttime and naptime yet, but I’m sure when the time comes, she’ll take it pretty well.

Second Thing:
I’m OBSESSED with tea. Here is a list of the teas I have in my cupboard, because I know you’re interested, obviously.
For the Tassimo –
– Tim Horton’s Steeped Tea
– Tetley Green Tea
In Tea Bags –
– Tetley Orange Pekoe
– Lipton – English Breakfast, Mint Green Tea
– Stash – Christmas Morning, White Christmas, Holiday Chai, Decaf Lemon and Ginger
– Twinnings – Pure Camomile, Honebush/mandarin/orange, Earl Grey, Goodnight Blend, Lemon and Ginger, English Breakfast
Loose Tea –
– DavidsTea – organic mother’s little helper, organic the skinny, jumpy monkey, strawberry rhubarb parfait
– Epicure – Creme de la creme Earl Grey
– NourishTea – Canadian Breakfast
– London Tea
– Earl Grey
– Taylor’s of Harrogate – Yorkshire Gold
– Tea Squared – Kombacha Detox, Imperial Earl Grey (and I recommend Breakfast in Paris)
I have a BIT of a problem. Seriously. I had to force myself to avert my eyes as I walked through the tea section at Sobey’s today. THEY WERE ALL ON SALE TOO! Ugh. Wanty want. I drink tea all the freaking time. And I just got a rad and ginormous Little Mermaid mug, plus a cute penguin steeper. I cannot wait until we live in a proper house and I can set up a little tea section in my kitchen to display all my little tins and such.

Third Thing:
I’ve got my art mojo back! Here are my latest creations:

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I just completed a major project, have a minor one to finish up, and then I’m happy to say that I will be putting NOTHING on my plate for quite some time, other than personal works like those above. I want to really hone my talent, and really develop my personal style which I can already feel evolving. Also, stay tuned for an upcoming post about personal progress in regards to art. Also also…I need to find a way to sell some of this stuff. I’m running out of paint real fast over here.

Fourth Thing:
I went shopping on Saturday and got some great deals. Literally any time I go shopping though, I ALWAYS get deals. I am magical like that. Example: Over the Christmas holidays I went shopping with my Ma and sister and ended up bringing home a Queen sized duvet cover for $20 – originally it was $80, I believe. Well…this past Saturday? I got a Twin size duvet cover (why do I need so many duvet covers? Bryan and I don’t share a blanket in bed, and my queen-size duvet kept hanging over the side and kinda tugging me with it, as well as tangling my sheets. I swapped to a twin and life has been wonderful.) for $20 again…MARKED DOWN FROM $180!!! First of all…$180 for a TWIN? That’s stupid. Second of all, it’s super pretty and will probably look fab in Ginny’s room one day. I also took advantage of Bath and Body Works and they’re ridiculous 10 for $35 soap sale and bought a buttload of soaps. I also got my Little Mermaid mug, plus 2 Game of Thrones mugs for a steal at HMV. All drinkware was buy 1 get 1 40% off. Score. What else what else. I don’t know, but I always feel so elated once I complete a successful afternoon of shopping.

Fifth Thing:
My sister had cable re-installed in the apartment, so that is super awesome. Cable is one of those things where when I have it, I love it, but if I don’t have it, then it’s really not a big deal. But yeah…I love it. Maybe I’ll do a post on my new fav shows because so much has changed since we got rid of cable!! I am also just BEYOND thrilled to have the Food Network back. I missed you, Rachel and Bobby and Alton and Guy and Nigella and Ree…time for me to get inspired!

Sixth Thing:
In regards to my mission to have bi-weekly menus done up all the time – this has been a TRULY successful venture. We have completed one full month and are just at the beginning of a new two week period right now, which I shopped for this afternoon. We got veggies and fruit out the wazoo – and I already have it ALL chopped and bagged for easier access for snacking and cooking. Ginny wants some cucumbers? BANG! Just toss a bag at her. Speaking of Ginny, I like to ask her if there’s anything she wants and she almost always exclusively lists off different veggies and fruits. She’s such a good girl. She also usually says McDonald’s, but can you blame her? I know it’s 12:20 am right now, but I would kill for a cheeseburger. Anyways, I’ve become a boss at grocery shopping and meal planning and now prep has been added to the repertoire and seeing all those baggies resting neatly in the fridge drawers really warms my heart. I strive to be an organized person, and while there are many areas where I need to really work, my kitchen is really doing absolutely fantastic. It’s a dinky, awkward kitchen, but I make it as functional as possible. Still, I absolutely 100% cannot wait to have a proper kitchen in a house that is MINE and where I can renovate so that it suits my needs.

Ok. That’s enough. I’m tired. My feet are cold. Gonna go put my icy toes on Bryan’s back and hope that some of his warmth has seeped over to my side of the bed. The downside to not sharing blankets, is I have to be responsible for my own warmth. The upside? Everything else. We started the separate blankets deal just a month or so into marriage, and it was one of the best decisions. Bryan is a human space heater, and I am a human icicle so him being under my 32 blankets was not practical, nor was it practical for me to be smushed up against his hot body all night, trying to steal his warmth (I mean that hot body comment in several ways *wink wink*). So anyways…the two blankets is something I always recommend to people because it’s awesome.

NOW I’M REALLY DONE! Seriously. Once the rambling floodgates open, they really just do not want to shut.

K BYE!

121 – Update Randomnicity

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So yeah. That’s me up there. Un-brushed hair, wearing my husband’s Assasin’s Creed shirt (it glows in the dark, btw). I dunno. Life has been weird lately.

I’ve been in such a rut for the past few months. Wonderful things have happened, and wonderful things are in store for us, but that is not necessarily the recipe for being 100% happy. My family is good. My home is good. The weather is good. I’m just blue.

How has this made an effect in my life?

I have done zero personal art in 2016. Zero. I do have a project in the works, but it’s not something I would have have done on my own. This is good! It’s good to be challenged artistically, and this will turn out super cool in the end. But…in my spare time, I haven’t even been doodling. None. Which is weird. So, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see when that finally picks up.

I’ve been feeling lousy in the parenting department. Now, I’m going to stop you right here. Do NOT say, “But Becca, you’re a GREAT mom!” I know this. I know that I provide my child with everything she needs, and some stuff she doesn’t. I make life fun for her. I give her so much love she doesn’t know what to do with it all. HECK! I’ve even finally POTTY TRAINED HER (more on that in another post)! But sometimes, no matter how well things are going, and certainly no matter how many times people compliment your parenting abilities, you still feel like a poop. Lately, I’ve been feeling like a poop. I’m positive every parent feels this way once in a while. Just gotta get through it. Having a child like Ginny, who is intelligent and kind and loves to show me love really helps.

I’ve been eating my feelings again. Ugh. Gotta stop. This blog is truly a testament to my failures in the food department. Every few months I make a sweeping declaring that things will change, but IT IS SOOO HARD!! Still. I am perpetually working on it, and will continue to do so. I’m not discouraged, just frustrated.

Now. On to other stuff.

My hair continues to grow. Obviously. It pleases me greatly whenever I brush it out after a shower, to see the length creeping down my chest. Pretty soon I’ll be at Mermaid Level, meaning I won’t need to wear a shirt anymore since my hair will hide the bazongas. I mean, I’ll still wear a shirt because it’s winter…but I will have the option not to.

Please realise that I’m kidding.

Hmm. What else to talk about. Well in July I’ll be standing up with my BFF at her wedding as her Maid of Honour. I’m pretty nervous for speech-making, and event planning, but I’m also very excited. The dresses are SMOKIN’, guys. We ladies are gonna look hawwwt. I’d like to shed a few inches for the wedding, which I think is a reasonable and attainable goal. My hope is to outshine the bride. Just kidddddding. She’s going to be STUNNING. I can’t wait to share the deets of the shower and bachelorette on here though. Hopefully after the wedding (if I remember to take photos). I have some pretty lofty, pinterest worthy ideas going on in this noggin of mine.

OH MY GOSH! I ALMOST FORGOT TO MENTION!! I quit biting my nails. Again. Haha. I’m a pro at quitting now. I’m just not a pro at staying quitted. I know that’s not a word. I don’t care.

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La la laaaa la la laaa laaaaaaaaaaa. What next what next.

My husband is probably the best guy ever.

My daughter is THE most awesome kid I’ve ever known. She’s hilarious and so much more brilliant than I could have ever imagined. You always hope you’ll have a smart kid, but I am just gobsmacked that I ended up with one of THE smartest kids ever. She can do a bit of simple addition now, can write 90% of her letters from memory, can read the words Cat and Fish, is a pro at writing her name, and can also type her name. Ginny is a natural at video games and computers, and is in love with the world of Peppa Pig.

Oh my gosh! And I registered her for pre-kindergarten! Whaaaaat! I know. Crazy that we’ve reached this point. Prayers and kind thoughts are VERY much appreciated, as we won’t know if she is accepted until June, and then we still have to officially register her in September. I’ll write more about the registration experience another day.

Well. I guess that’s it for today. Just felt like an update was in order. I know my rambly posts are liked, but I do hope to have a tad more structure next time. Toodles, y’all!

117 – No Will Power

So…I have 2 bags of chips.

BUT!

It’s my husband’s fault.

He bought them.

Not me.

I just…didn’t tell him NOT to buy them.

I promise to be conservative with my consumption of them.