Saturday, February 28, 2015

NF and Motherhood

I have been thinking a lot lately about how my Neurofibromatosis will affect me being a mother. I was very blessed that my NF did not affect my pregnancy with Peanut. Very blessed. I may not be as blessed  with my next pregnancy.

But, I know I cannot think about that. If I do, I start thinking about how I may not be so blessed within the next couple of years. For all I know, I could develop tumors. I could get sick and I could die.

I could spend my time being a mother who is stuck in a hospital bed. I  do not want that. Therefore, I have decided to fight as much as I can. I am going to be attending a Great Steps 4 NF walk. I am going to work on raising awareness and make NF known.

I am asking you, my readers to do the same. Make NF known. Help find a cause. Share my ribbon. (You can grab it on my Neurofibromatosis page). I know together we can find a cure.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Avocado recipies

In our house there is one food that can make everyone (but Winston) happy. That food is avocado. Peanut lights up when he sees me grab one. My husband and I have decided that Peanut's favorite food is avocado. Since he loves it so much, my husband and I have been coming up with different ways to incorporate it into our meals.

There is the ever classic guacamole:

  • Grab how ever many avocados you want
  • garlic cloves (I use 1 clove for 2 avocados- so grab the amount that you need) 
  • Onion (I cut up a quarter of a small onion for 2 avocados)
  • Lemon juice
  • Lime juice
  • dash of salt and pepper
I mix everything together, squeeze half a lemon and lime over the guacamole, mix that and serve.

I also have added avocado to :

  • grilled cheese
  • chicken salad
  • tuna fish
  • baked chicken
  • turkey burgers
  • and so much more. 

I love experimenting with it, and really love seeing Peanut's face when he has some.


Friday, February 13, 2015

Polar Vortex Fun

Brace yourself! Polar air is swooping down from the North pole. Having lived in this cold state for a long time, I have come up with a list of fun things to do when a Polar Vortex (Or cold temperatures that you are not used too) comes around.

1. Pinterest!
Why not spend your day Pinteresting or cleaning up your Pinterest? It could be very productive.

2. Cook or bake!
Since you just cleaned up your Pinterest, why not make one of those thousands of recipes you have pinned. You know you want too. 

3. Do a craft!
Be crafty! Make Polar Vortex snowmen, or socks, or shoes.

4. Drink Wine!

5. Play sensory games with your baby if you have one. It is way to cold to take kids out, so make the indoors fun!

6. Move to a warm state! 
This is only if you cannot handle all the Polar Vortex(es) that may come around. They are not for the weak. 

What I plan to do this week end is bake, make freezer meals, play and snuggle with Winston, and  my peanut. He is 13 months and loves to run and play. 


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Silly Stories

As I sit here, finishing up some lesson planning and making a site words book for some some my students, I can't help but laugh.

This week has been crazy, but crazy good. School was school, my students are wonderful and I feel that I am doing a pretty good job. Can I improve, you bet ya, and I hope that I do improve. I really do.

Home has been fun. My son is walking all over the place. But he doesn't just walk, he runs. He runs fast. He chases after Winston and plays ball and fetch. He loves to run up to Dada when he gets home. It is the sweetest thing in the world to see.

Peanut has not only started walking, but he has a big personality. He says no, stop, isses (for kisses), up, naa( More) as well as the classic Nana, Papa, Mama, and Dada. He loves to eat solid food and does a wonderful job at it.

Now to a silly story. The other day my peanut walked on over to my wonderful husband said isses and stuck his cheek right into my husbands face.

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