Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mesa Falls

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Weekend Fun

We are heading to Mesa Falls today so look for the pictures in the next couple of days. And I need help! I am trying to be good and eat healthy, but due to my size and slow turtle like metabosim it is hard. I do well until dinner times then I don't cook at all or what I do cook is too heavey of a meal for dinner time. What do you do? Do you say "As long as I get on the tred mill in the morning I'm eating whatever." Or do you make your dinner the smallest meal of the day and how do you do that?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

No Comments

Okay, I am going to take a moment to whine. I realize that I didn't post for a really long time, but now I need gratification. I need to know people are reading the posts and thinking I am as funny as I think I am. Is this wrong of me? Maybe because as a mother I get no gratification and at work I only get it when I get paid or when I get off. I think we all need little cheerleaders that follow us around and tell us how awesome we are when we need to hear it.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Hot Olive and Artichoke Dip

So, I received 4 fresh artichokes in my Bountiful Basket on Saturday. I looked them over, patted them and put them on my counter while I pondered "Whaaaaat?" (Please say it in the way it is said on Despicable Me.) Anyway, I got on-line and looked up a couple of recipes. I didn't dislike them, but I didn't love them. In fact the dip was mostly thrown out because no one ate it at the Sunday dinner get together. However, my co-worked asked me to bring some to work and she liked it. So this recipe is for my awesome co-worker whom I esteem much and laugh with often.

1 can of artichoke hearts or 1 fresh artichoke that has been cooked a really long time.
10 whole black olives (or a whole can if you are like me)
8 ounces of cream cheese
1 cup of mayonnaise (stop thinking about the calories, it won't help)
1 whole egg
1/4 cup red onion diced (or whatever onion you have on hand)
1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese (again add more if you are like me)
3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse 5 to 8 times until mixture is combined but not totally liquefied. Stir and check seasonings, (I asked Chad to do it in case it was really nasty) then pour into a small casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.


Sunday, June 12, 2011


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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Pain and Smiles

Some of you may know that I did Judo for awhile when I was in college. I really liked it. I wasn't great at it, but still I found the formal instruction fascinating. I remember flexing in the mirror and being proud of my strength. 8 years and 2 kids later I will admit I don't flex much anymore and looking at my body in the mirror is a no-no. However, thanks to my fabulous daughter I am again taking a martial arts class. It is not Judo because I couldn't find one in town, but I am taking Tae Kwon Do. That first class was so hard. I knew I was walking into an unfamiliar situation and I was worried. McKayla reassured me that it would be fun and that I would love it. Easy for a 6 year old to say! I woke up sore after my first class. Not as sore as I have been in the past, but still sore. However, with the sore muscles I feel a pride in myself that I did it. I can be strong again and be proud of myself. I don't think I will ever be as driven or crazy about this sport as I was about Judo, but I still like it. I am stuck with it for the next 7 weeks, so I will let you know how I feel.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A New Camera

My Camera has been slowly breaking for some time. I liked the camera, but I told myself that I would get a really good one once this camera no longer worked. Of course I was also going to take a photography class too. Anyway, we bought a camera that cost as much as a small child and I can't take the class. Why you ask? Because I am working forty hours and I just signed miss Mckayla and myself up for Ti Kw on Do twice a week, that's why. So as soon as I get through the large manual and 5 instruction cds, be ready for really fabulous pictures.