Monday, January 26, 2015

Husband, Food, WTF

My husband is so frustrating sometimes with the way he says things! I made him breakfast in bed yesterday (scrambled eggs w/ chicken sausage, spinach and feta). "How is it?" I ask. His response, "It's pretty good." What does that even mean? I say pretty good if it's slightly better than okay, or if I expected something to be really bad, but it surprised me and is actually, "pretty good." But his 'pretty good' equates to my 'really good' most of the time, but sometimes he means it the same way I mean it. Ugh. "Well would you want me to make it for you again?" "Sure...I would eat this again."

Another thing he does, I ask, "are you hungry?" He responds, after a decent pause, with "uuum...ya I could eat." What? You're either hungry or you're not. You want to eat now, or you want to eat later. What is this, I could eat. As someone who is always in a state of, I could eat, this response makes me furious. I like us to eat at the same time so we can, well, eat at the same time. Have our meals together and what not. I would much rather have him respond with "yes, let's eat," or, "I'm not too hungry, let's wait." Or even just yes or no would be fine.

He also says he doesn't think about food that much. Who the f*&% did I marry? A cyborg? Who doesn't think about food? I am almost always thinking about food, planning my next meal, thinking of what's for dinner, am I cooking or picking up, what will the baby eat, and so on and so forth. I pay close mind to my cravings as I believe they are my body telling me what it needs. He says he never craves anything other than food, when he's hungry :|

And last but not least, the often asked, never properly answered question. "Where do you want to eat?" I'll even give him options, do you want tacos, or sushi, or pizza, or sandwiches, but his answer is always the same - "Whatever you want." No...I just gave you our choices, now you get to pick, that's how this game works. "What are you hungry for?" "I'll eat whatever." He says I shouldn't give him to many options, or any options, but sometimes I'm open to more than one thing, and I'd like him to choose. YOU KNOW?!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Butter, Broccolli, & Baby

I want to know who put butter in their coffee and realized that instead of helping them gain weight as they planned, they found they were LOSING weight. This is sort of like when my mom said that my baby was nursing non stop because there wasn't enough fat in my milks and I should be eating butter and drinking cream. Except when that happened I'm pretty sure I gained at least 5 additional pounds of post baby weight, every woman's dream. Well apparently it was some wack job named Gary Asprey. He has a blog, a book, a podcast and it's just another diet like Atkins or South Beach. But better obviously because he tells you to eat a ton of butter, grass fed butter. He must be talking about wacky tobacky, how else would he have discovered the miracle that is butter coffee. This sounds like BS, and maybe a little bit delicious. My co-worker just ordered the starter pack for her hubbie to try. Which means her. 
Coffee blended w/ coconut oil, taste just like creamer!
I've been having the strangest cravings lately, nothing crazy, just new. Like brussel sprouts, and broccoli. Last night I ate a giant bowl of steamed broccoli with parmesan cheese and pepper at like 9 p.m.! It was so good. And now I want more, but doused in butter like mom used to make.

Do you watch The Bachelor? I thought Juan Pablo's season was bad, and it was, but oh man. This one is just awful. The girls running around drunk the whole time, The Bachelor himself delivering his cheesy lines with more cheese than even he knows what to do with. And he's made out with like half of the girls already and it's only episode 3 tonight.

This past month and a half has been ca-razy. I'm sure it was for a lot of people, but man. Time flying by and all that. We went to Minnesota because it has been ages since I've had a white Christmas. Well guess what? No snow. So dumb Minnesota. Thanks for NOTHING. Except for us all getting sick that is. I was puking. Baby and husband had major sniffles, which are just now clearing up. The next journey to MN will be a warm weather one. So the very worst thing also happened in MN. The very worst thing, that's not really the very worst, but kind of. We left our camera in the center console of the rental car. We still haven't gotten a call to say they found it. Sadly I don't think we will be seeing it again :(

I've been told that as a parent I am not allowed to complain about being tired. I knew what I was signing up for, apparently. And I did, I do not deny that. I am actually a very high functioning person when tired, which almost makes it worse. Like I forget I'm tired. I finish tasks with complete confidence, tucking the file happily away, and completely forgetting everything regarding the task. That is how tired effects me. Confidence? When sleep is plentiful I lack finality upon completion of a task. I like to let the file sit on the corner of my desk for a few days in case there is any follow up, or in case I forgot to do something. Which is oft the case in my line of work. Well anyways, he seems to be starting down the path to better sleep. Now if I could just let him out of our bed and into his crib :/

Flynn will be 9 months in 6 days, and he just cut his first tooth! It's a crooked lil number on the bottom and boy is it cute. I was pointing my finger at his nose and he lifted his lil chin up and gave my finger tip a few bites until I realized he was showing me his tooth! And when I noticed boy was he ever proud! His vocabulary is growing everyday, and the other morning at 6 a.m. Carlos rolled over in bed and Flynn totally whispered da-da. We both heard it, he was looking right at his papa when he said it, but that's been it. My heart just weeps with love for this baby boy who is mine. He has such sweet temperament and is already a little jokester.  We are so blessed.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Into the Gloss Weekend Workouts

I haven't even watched episode 1, but episode 2 has new moves I haven't really seen before. Variety is the spice of life, and I've found mixing up my simple moves makes them much more effective. These workouts are also perfectly my style, short

Episode 1: modelFIT Full Body Workout

Welcome to our latest feature, the Weekend Workout—a video series aimed at keeping everyone accountable to those pesky “stay fit” resolutions. The first installment comes courtesy of modelFIT. Vanessa Packer (co-founder of modelFIT and bonberi) demonstrated modelFIT's signature small movements for us (but for you, really), in her apartment, proving that you do not need to leave your apartment to stay active. Published on Jan 10, 2015.

Episode 2: Arms For Abs  

In this week's episode of the Weekend Workout, join Karen Lord, of Karen Lord Pilates Movement, in her Arms for Abs routine. Learn how to work your arms while also using your abs, which is basically like killing two birds with one set of light hand weights. It's five minutes and the only other equipment you need is a floor. It's almost too easy. Published on Jan 17, 2015.

Episode 3, Legs for Butt
Take a break from your hand weights with Karen Lord's Legs for Butt series—a floor Pilates routine aimed at working the legs, powered by the core and glutes. It'll take 15 minutes and if you've got some nice carpeting, you don't even need a mat for this one! Remember: the burn means it's working. Published on Jan 23, 2015.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Tomato Potato

I used to work at an Italian Deli in downtown Long Beach which was frequented regularly by cops. I sometimes asked them clever questions like, fight any crime today? So clever, right?! 

Police Officer: You know those guys that sell porn on the corner?
Me: No...
Police Officer: Really? You don't ever see those guys selling porn out of a cart?
Me: No, never...
Police Officer: of those guys got shot today.
Me: Good.
Police Officer: What?! He's just trying to make a buck, poor guy. Of all the people to rob...
Me: Well I think he deserved it, selling porn on the street?!
Police Officer: Porn.
Me: Yea, that's disgusting.
Police Officer: CORN. He was selling corn.
Me: Oh...that's messed up then.

Anyways, have you ever had that corn? It is seriously AMAZING. As are most things doused in mayo and cheese powder. And easy too. All you do is roast some corn on the cob, douse it in mayo (as previously mentioned) dump a ton of that Mexican powdered cheese on it (I think it's called cojita?) (the Mexican equivalent of powdered Parmesan cheese) and finish with hot sauce or chili powder of your choice. I prefer Tapatio. Let me tell, it is to die for, but not necessarily to get shot for...

p.s. Not my photo.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Where Should We Eat?

You know who I'm talking to. Were going to have dinner this week, but where should we go? We could do Lola's, or Michael's, or Beachwood, or anywhere. Right now I'm just wanting wine, with a summer wind, and some good bread and olive oil, but I'm trying to avoid bread, so maybe Michael's is out. I wish we had that fancy salad place near by...yesterday for lunch I had the most amazing salad, and it was so simple! Fresh organic spinach, tinned smoked trout from TJ's, and pomegranate seeds. Some almonds and sprouts wouldn't have hurt. So simple. So delicious. I should have taken a pic. Darn it.