Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Coffee. Period. End of sentence.

Today I am ohhhhh, so tired. I went to bed late. I've been pretty diligent to stick to my new in-bed-by-9 routine, but last night I was restless and unsettled. I didn't get to bed til 10ish. Fell asleep ok but then Mr. Owen was up at 4:45.


In his bed.

So I stumble in there and he is explaining to me in no uncertain terms that he is OUT of his covers and he doesn't like it one bit. He also wants a "daddy nest". That means he lays on top of his duvet then we fold it over the top of him and tuck it in all around him. Daddy nest, duh.

THEN, he decides he needs his little lovey blanket. Only problem is that I lost it on our last trip home for the wedding. He doesn't even want it 95% of the time, but last night he NEEDED it. So I take him into the kitchen to get him a drink of water to distract him.

Water doesn't cut it. He is hungry. So I grab one of the pumpkin scones out of the fridge, and he starts nodding his head vigorously as if to tell me that THIS is what he wanted all along. How could I not know that when you wake up at 4:45a.m. OUT of your blankets, with your Daddy Nest all messed up and no lovey in sight, that a pumpkin scone will solve everything!?!?

So he toddles on back to bed. MY bed. And I don't even care because I just need to go back to sleep. Which I do. At 6:30a.m. And then Christian comes in at 6:45a.m. and starts bouncing on the bed. And HE is hungry.

I could barely drag myself out of bed and start the coffeemaker. I spilled grounds everywhere. I hate that! It's one of my pet peeves. And worse, the grounds went in the basket, so they would have filtered through to my coffee, and I can't have that. So I had to start all over. Joy.

I start the coffee and take a shower, which helps wake me up. As well as makes me smell better. SCORE! When I get out my coffee is done, and me being the copycat that I am, pour my coffee into this sweet little beauty.

Yeah, that's right. I totally copied Megan She has these fun posts of things she is stupid excited about, and that cup was one of them. I ran into them while on a shopping trip at Ross and picked up a pink one for me and a brown one for Joshie boy. We both love them, and they were only $4 each! They are plastic and the lid screws on, so no spillage. And they are insulated. I think we need at least 2 more.

MEGAN-If you're reading this... I just got your emails to my skinnyturtle address. I'm a dope and always forget to check it. Thank you for taking the time to comment and email me!!! Please treat yourself to a large chunk of chocolate, courtesy of moi. And it looks like we're having TWIN days today. I'm blired too.

Anywho, I thought company was coming so I cleaned and cleaned this morning, only to find out that the girls who were coming are sick, so now I have a clean house and time on my hands.

I'm going to run out to Trader Joe's, WINCO, and maybe some other places to stock up on some Clean Eating ingredients. I didn't make the chocolate almond biscotti yet. It calls for sucanat or rapadura sugar. I have no idea what that is, but I'll be trying to buy some today. =)

I'm also baking. This could be dangerous, but I have noticed that when there are no restrictions on me, that I can easily stop at a very moderate portion. The pumpkin scones I made are pretty tasty, but I didn't eat a single one all day yesterday until we shared them after dinner as a family. And then I chose a small, child-size one and was done after that. So that's good progress!

I am digging all things pumpkin right now, so if anyone has any good pumpkin recipes, pass them my way! I'm making a scrumptious pumpkin cranberry loaf today. At least, I hope it turns out scrumptious!

I also wanted to take a moment to thank Julie for taking the time to comment. It means a lot to me, and she has NOT had an easy ride, but she is still warm and caring and takes time out to encourage me. So thanks, Julie!

And Erin-Thanks so much for the recipes!! I will definitely be trying them out. =)

Melissa-AH HA HA HA, you crack me up! Spinning gold thread at a wheel. :-D Spinning is an intense bicycle workout. It's a group thing, and you are on stationary bikes. The music is loud, the lights are off and everyone is pumping their little legs as hard as they can. You turn a dial on the bike to increase/decrease the resistance, as instructed by the teacher. For example, he'll yell, "Going up a hill! Crank up the resistance!" and then everyone pretends we're cycling up a tour-de-France-esque hill, we crank up the resistance and pedal away. Sounds like I've done it before, huh? I haven't. That's just how my friends explained it to me.

But TOMORROW I'll experience it first hand, and you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be back to report how it went!

Well, I should wrap this up and get the boys and I off to the health food stores.

Have a wonderful Tuesday, friends!


  1. Love that you love the cup!! It's the little things, isn't it? Although I think you got yours cheaper than I got mine - score!

    And who WOULDN'T want a pumpkin scone in the middle of the night, duh, mommy! ;-)