Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bring it on Thor!!

The other night had to be, hands down, one of the coolest storms I have ever seen. It felt like we were right in the middle of it! Needless to say, there was no sleeping until the storm was over. And, OH, what a reward!! It's magnificent outside. The birds are chirping and my cats were losing their minds because they are house kitties. Sorry Benny and Phin, it's indoors only for you two.

The past week has been a doozy (hence the no posting). It was one of those, "What now??!" kind of weeks. I swear inanimate objects were leaping off the their resting places to attack me when I walked by. If something could go wrong it would. And there really was no redeeming my self it would seem. Just doom doom doom. Bah.

In the midst of the Craptacular Week I was having the Monkey and I decided to go visit my Matriarch out in her newly built (and freaking amazing) house. The skies were beautiful and I just needed some fresh air and a good does of "Get your head out of your ass, Gitchie." She's good like that. Plus she had vodka. Lots of yummy vodka.

The field behind the house

We found a tunnel!!!


Brownie running through the fields.


I wish I could say my week got better after coming back from the country, but it didn't. It's okay, this week is proving to be much much better. 
What do you do when you need to get away from it all?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I'm only slightly crazy, I promise

I may have not mentioned this before but I'm a hairdresser. I'm a booth renter, as well, which means I don't get a paycheck. I pay to work in the space that I'm at. I truly love what I do and, after coming out of working at a very very corporate salon, I am so happy about the new salon that I'm in. That being said, when you have days of no clients and you don't work it can reek havoc on your mental state. Soooo *ahem* in order to organize my life so I can feel productive and organized I made a to-do list. Hell OCD we meet again.

I've managed to get my meal planning down to an art form. For the boys (big and little alike) I've made a few huge dishes that I don't eat. Spaghetti, Chili, soups..... *sigh* yum. For my self it goes a little like this:

Before I Consume Anything

Fresh fruit

Wegman's Salad Greens with herbs, red onions, yellow peppers, pan seared Salmon (or Cod), red pepper probiotic dressing with a dash of Wegman's Lemon dressing

Green Lemonade
Veggies with salsa/hummus

A lean protein and a veggie

Veggies with salsa/hummus

So far so good. They say that a diet is hard but changing your life style is even harder. No more cigarettes, chilling out on the drinking, good nights rest, active life. I want this so bad it hurts. I don't want to look in the mirror and hate what I see. I know how I got to this point and I want to do anything and everything I can to change. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ahhh a day off. It's amazing, isn't it? The rug rat is at school and the boyfriend it off to work. I have an hour left before I have to pick Avery. What to do...? Cook, clean, workout, drink a cup of coffee and catch up on my reading. A wonderful way to kill an hour. Actually, I have a productive evening planned and a good nights rest ahead of me. Since I've been going to bed ridiculously early (for me) at 10:30-11:00 I've been waking up before my alarm goes off every morning well rested. I'm practically Cinder-freaking-ella with the singing birds on my finger. I'm THAT girl. Dare I say? A morning person. What has become of me??

Even worse? I juice. I have this dinky Black and Decker juicer that pulverizes the fruit and veggies but not really well. I spend more time yelling at the machine than cleaning it out and you know how hard that is to do. I think I may have even had a conversation with Jack LaLanne this morning about how he needs to come back from the dead and gift me one of his juicers for a belated birthday present. So despite the slightly loud and profanity filled experience I'm left with this lovely juice that I have before I consume anything else and one more late in the day (left overs).

2 Organic Gala Apples 
1 Organic Lemon (whole)
A few stalks of Celery
Hands length of Cucumber
1 inch of ginger

Juice. Then add a dash of agave nectar to the mix. Serve over ice and enjoy!

I'm reasonable comfortable with admitting that I've gone a little raw crazy. It usually happens this time of year. I especially like going grocery shopping and then slightly judging other people's carts. It kills me to see families with over flowing carts filled with crap, crap and more crap. And what's worse is I kind of understand. Why buy a bag of $5.00 (or more) organic apples when you can get a $.69 can of fruit in syrup?

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I survived the acupuncture. I could be all serious and talk about how professional and informative the doctor (?) was, how nice the receptionist was but in all honesty all I could think of after all the needles were in places needles should never go, the heating lamp was pointed at my back and he left me alone to "focus on my inner self", I had pictures of Kung-Fu Panda running through my mind. So apparently I have a big, fat Panda as my "inner self". I wonder what I'm going to see in my head next week.

Today's going to be a whirl wind event of working super early then running to K-mart to get stocking and maybe a new camera. Then James and I are heading to Oneonta, NY for a wedding. To be honest with you I really want to say in my house and cook this amazing soup that has been on my mind for the past few days. Its called the "Magic Soup" and I think I'm starting to obsess about it. Maybe I'll make it when we get home tomorrow.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Here's to a new life

Today I will be doing something I said I would never do. Acupuncture. Yuck. Unfortunately my shoulder isn't going to fix it self my massage therapist suggested I go to her guy. To say the least I am freaking out. 3am cold sweat freaking out. Planning my lie to say to the receptionist when I call first thing in the morning to get out of the appointment. Keep in mind I just spend 2.5 hours yesterday getting tattooed. I'm a wimp, I know. So to prepare for this stressful event I'm making a super healthy breakfast of salsa, spinach and egg whites and stalking other people's blogs.

Thus far:

I'm really trying to be a new and better person. It's not that I'm saying I was horrible before, but I want to be the person I see in my head that represents me. I.E. healthy eater, runner, athletic in general, able to enjoy her own company, amazing cook, great mother and girlfriend. That's not too much to ask for right? (ha!)