Yum Hey What's for Dinner Mom?: Truth be told


Truth be told

For the past 3 days I have had a terrible headache, migraine really except that it didn't go away like the other migraines do when I take the prescription medicine. Ugh. I'm tired, nauseous, cranky and in pain. I have tried every trick in the book to kick this thing but it stuck around for 3 days. I think it's finally gone but every time I think that it's over it comes thundering back in.

We have had gloriously stormy weather lately, blizzards really but for some reason we don't actually call them blizzards. Wild winds today, swirling and twirling around the house made for some great bird watching. The ravens play in the wind soaring, dipping, diving, it looks like fun. But cold fun.

We spent the day doing the laundry. Monday is laundry day. I have been working lately to get everything washed, dried, folded and put away in the same day. And to 'help' myself be motivated I pile the clean ones on my bed, I know I won't go to bed until they are done, so it forces the issue really. I love to get it all done in a day, even if it sucks to spend an hour folding clothes.

Did you catch my lie? Hmmm well lets review my 'lies'

#1 I was a smoker for 15 years-TRUE
#2 I was competitive swimmer and skier in high school-on sports teams quasi true
#3 I won the state spelling bee in 5th grade-LIE
#4 I can see Russia from my house-LIAR heh
#5 my hair grows so fast I can cut 2 inches a month and not notice-LIE
#6 I'm ambidextrous-LIE all my handwriting looks like chicken scratch
#7 I paint my toenails in the winter to remind me summer is coming-LIE I don't let my ugly feet hang out in public if I can help it, plus one is all scarred up from surgery so yuck

I can hardly believe I was a smoker for so long. How come no one told me I stunk? How come no one said 'uhmmm no I won't kiss you because you taste like an ashtray'. How come I let myself smoke?? ewwww...still though to this day if I drink I would love to smoke, thus I hardly ever drink. And now you need a second job just to pay for smoking, 8.24 a pack I saw somewhere the other day. Holy smokes! HA! I can't even afford to smoke anymore.

If you see someone wandering around town tomorrow with zombie dark circles under her eyes and 2 extremely cute, loud, whistling boys that will be me. I need to find printer ink, I can't believe no one carries it. Damn it means I have to hit Target and I despise big mega stores but it can't be helped, I must print stuff out. So traffic in Wasilla listen up "I coming to your town, please keep your stinky exhaust, your tailgating, and your pulling out in front of me only to go 5 miles an hour to a minimum, Thanks!!"
Menu plan for the week looks like this:
Quinoa and Spinach entree
Ranch Mac and Cheese
Grilled Polenta, Salmon fish sticks
Shepard's Pie
Vegetarian Chili and corn bread
Baked Halibut
Stuffed Pork Chops

Baking list
bread x3
orange poppy seed muffins
rhubarb crisp
sugar cookies

Peace and Love,



  1. Two things...I see you're making Ranch mac and cheese!

    Also...if you go to Wasilla, ever see the Palins? Just curious...ha!

  2. So sorry you haven't been feeling well.

    I'm a non-smoker so I can always "smell" a smoker. While my hubby and I were seeing Avatar in the theater, the man sitting in front of us had to take two smoking breaks during the movie each time returning to his seet REEKING of cigarette smoke. He was never gone very long so I imagined him stepping outside, literally inhaling his cigarette as quickly as possible and then coming back to his seat so he wouldn't miss much of the movie. It made me sad for him. I'm so glad you quit!

  3. If you have a Walgreens in your area, most do ink refills for $10. I've stopped buying new cartridges since they cost 4x the price. I'm definitely feeling jealous regarding the halibut.

  4. I was wondering where you were! I was definitely noticing your abscense! I thought about tweeting that I missed you, but didn't want to freak you out! hehe Glad it's starting to subside! Here's to this time being for good! Headaches are BAD, my family gets them quite often and unfortunately I inherited that gene.

    I guessed the wrong truth, boo. So glad you quit smoking. I think it smells SO horrible. I remember back when I went to school I always avoided the kids whose parents were smokers b/c just the faint scent on their clothes would make my eyes water and give me a headache. Thankfully nobody I know smokes so I don't have to put up w/ them taking smoke breaks at my house and stuff. ICK.

    Can't wait to see how your grilled polenta turns out! I just posted a lasagna I made w/ my leftovers! But I doubt w/ 3 hungry boys (4 if you count hubby!) you'll have leftovers for it!

  5. Oh no, Laura, i'm really feeling for you with that awful headache. I get them too and the ones that last for days are so draining. :(

    Hugs to you and I hope you're feeling better this afternoon!!

  6. I'm so sorry about your poor head. I get migraines when a storm systems come in or the barometric pressure changes considerably. They really suck. Try to rest as much as you can.

  7. I hope you feel better no fun..

    I loved your list..

    have a great day..

  8. 1. I hope you are feeling better. 2. I get all my ink at Fred Meyer 3. Palins in Wasilla hahaha, I've been shopping in Wasilla for 32 years and I've seen the Palins twice!! I don't think they would stoop so low as to shop locally (sorry...couldn't resist).


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