So WHAT Wednesday

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Today is Wednesday so what!…

So what if…

  • Baseball playoffs start tonight for my son’s little league team…  I know it would be exciting if they won… but I think I’d be just as happy with the relief it’s finally over if they lost.  12 weeks of games and practices 3-4 nights a week while watching his little brother at every one… we’re ready for a break.
  • With so much baseball we haven’t been out to the YMCA in for-ev-er… finally went last night and it was GLORIOUS… that yoga was JUST want I needed…  so what if I am looking forward to yoga over 2 hour long little league practices
  • I haven’t had a long run since the mountain goat race May 5th
  • I get pretty jelly when people who haven’t run in months and months can just pull off an 8 min pace for 3-4 miles, like oh nice run bro… that would’ve been my PR
  • I eat VB’s snacks and I can’t stop won’t stop get it get it
  • I only like to read books when I am laying in the sun and I can’t really see my phone screen well…
  • I pretend I am on a balcony of a resort when laying out on my back porch this time of year
  • I’ve considered doing a colonic before my cousin’s wedding to shed a couple lbs – did some research and I am still interested but also mortified
  • I think all these special days at elementary school are annoying, especially when the specific class already choose something and then the principal chooses a contradicting thing – and I can’t keep it all straight… how are you going to have PJ day, and then get a text message 8:15 PM on a Sunday to the whole school that it’s dress your best day on Monday…
  • NF’s charger part on his tablet has been broken for over a month – and I don’t really want to get it fixed (or even worse, buy him a new one)… he’s been living without it just fine
  • no body reads this

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Currently

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I’m linking up with Jennifer from Ramblings of a Suburban Mom… even though this isn’t a link up.

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Currently readingThe Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware … technically I haven’t started but this is the book on my nightstand… I need a hot day to lay out and read this…

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Currently in my parenting life…  My son’s writing assignment topic was what was your favorite part of 2nd grade, and he wrote about fuzzys.  When his classroom is well behaved they get fuzzys put in the jar… when the jar is filled they get a reward (15 min extra recess etc.)  So we decided to do one at home…. and it’s been working out so well.  NF last night took a bath with no assistance (filled and drained himself- washed his hair and rinsed it out, dried off and got pjs on).  I was so proud of him, and it was nice to lessen my multitasking load while getting everyone ready for bed and packed for the next day.  NF will also get the mail on his own, make his own snacks and is motivated to be independent and impress me enough to earn fuzzys.  It’s not all good days, I don’t think he earned any for about 5 days straight last week ugh…. but when he does earn them, we’re both happy.  I plan to take this jar on vacation with us!

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Currently watching… Outlander… I shouldn’t have just googled this picture I think I saw some spoilers!  I am on season 1 episode 8… I only thought there were 2 seasons because that’s all there is on netflix… turns out the 5th is coming out in the Fall.

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Currently watching too… Big Little Lies season 2 on HBO…. ugh I love it.  I love it!!!  My favorite cast seriously.

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Currently loving… these babies with all my heart.

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Currently loving to eat… that steak in the back of the picture

 

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CRISPY BRUSSELS SPROUTS TARTINE WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS from How Sweet Eats

Hello!  I made this recipe back in April and I loved it so much.  This is the link to the Crispy Brussels Sprouts Tartine with Caramelized Onions from How Sweet Eats website.

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Currently

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I’m linking up with Jennifer from Ramblings of a Suburban Mom… even though this isn’t a link up

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currently reading… The tattooist of Auschwitz.  Well I haven’t started… but it’s the book club book we picked and I better start.  Maybe today.  I have it sitting next to my bed now for almost a week.

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Currently watching… The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley  I just happened to turn on my tv last week late like after 10 PM probably on a week night.  It immediately grabbed my attention because this blonde woman had the deepest voice.  It was about 25 minutes into the documentary and I WAS HOOKED.  I stayed up to watch the rest, and the next night watched the first 25 minutes I had missed.  Seriously very interesting… and I am totally looking forward to a movie staring Jennifer Lawrence as Elizabeth Holmes.  If you haven’t watched it I recommend it so you can know what everyone’s talking about.

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currently eating… lately I’ve been ordering salad out with steak… and I find it pretty satisfying.

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currently wearing… this random trench from H&M I wear probably once a year with a dress and boots…

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currently loving… these two boys with all my heart ❤

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currently inspired by… modern family… he wanted to do this picture after watching the beginning of modern family…

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Laughing Cow Chicken Ranch Stuffed Peppers

Hello!  My cousin made this recipe while I was visiting her and I decided to make it again as soon as I got home.

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Ingredients:

  • 6 peppers (halved)
  • 3 chicken breasts (shredded)
  • 8-12 wedges light laughing cow cheese
  • 1/4 of a cup chives or green onions
  • 1 tsp ranch seasoning powdered mix
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 block of shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. rinse and cut in half lengthwise then core and remove stems and seeds from peppers

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2.  In a bowl, shred cooked chicken.  Add green onions, chives, garlic, baby bell cheese and ranch seasoning.

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3. Stuff the peppers with the mixture and top with shredded cheese.

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4. Bake at 350 F for approximately 45-60 minutes until fork tender

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alison

Currently

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I’m linking up with Jenn from Ramblings of a Suburban Mom… even though this isn’t a link up I just really love it!

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currently watching…

A million little things on abc… and it’s awful.  (It is no where close to as good as This is us).  I’ve watched all 8 episodes so far and it’s just getting worse.  It’s completely unrealistic with predictable plot twists that are not so shocking.  I will go down the cast and tell you what I think…

Eddie Saville – the stay at home dad / retired rock star / adulterer / guitar teacher… there is nothing likable about him to me, I really can’t stand any scene with him in it.

Rome Howard – I think Romany Malco is a good actor.  I think there are some weak spots in his character… he suffers from depression which is supposed to be relate-able, he doesn’t like his job, so he quits and peruses his dream to make a movie… ehh, he’s growing on me.  I like Rome.

Gary Mendez – The funny friend that does romantic things.  I will admit I don’t mind him, but I also wish I hated him.  The entire show is filled with cliches and annoying moments where you’re like this would never happen in real life.  But I guess Gary is the kind of character you like and wish you were friends with.

Regina Howard – Rome’s wife, who I like.  She’s a chef who is opening her own restaurant.

Katherine Kim – Eddie’s wife (or was), the lawyer mom who struggles the work/home balance and was cheated on.  Her acting is hard to watch without thinking, ugh this is on ABC… it’s painful.  You just feel bad for her… and I really hate Eddie for her.  It’s very awkward she’s still part of the friend group.  Their child is also pretty annoying, they give him these needy quirky qualities, that seem to have been created by their weird modern ish parenting.  I cringe.

Maggie Bloom – Gary’s love interest refusing to get chemo to save her life… she’s an outsider of the friend circle, but the friend circle refuses to let her go to die.  She’s a convincing actor and I actually really like her character… when they’re not making her do cheesy dream scenes.

Delilah Dixon – The widow of everyone’s best friend that commits suicide in the first episode.  But she was having an affair with Eddie and spoiler, is pregnant with Eddie’s baby but is going to say it’s John’s (her deceased husband).  She has a faint accent and appears frail.  I don’t get her relationship with Eddie.

Ashley Morales – John’s assistant, who I do NOT understand why she’s still lingering around and was invited to their friends only restaurant party.  Who gets it on with Gary (WHYY GARY?!) and no body knew it was her birthday.

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currently reading…

Food: WTF Should I Eat? By Dr Mark Hyman… I DO recommend this book.  It makes a lot of sense to me…. but it’s all pretty overwhelming when you’re trying to change your perception of foods you’ve categorized as good/bad in your mind – I think this book does a good job explaining a lot of the foods I was questioning.

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currently wearing…

well not exactly right this minute… but I DID wear this ugly Christmas sweater this weekend 😉

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currently wanting…

This dog.. and the sweater…

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Currently happy about…

that the salads are BACK at the grocery stores… this last week had me so confused!

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Currently loving…

My cute little boys and my Christmas tree

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Currently craving…

these bacon wrapped brussels sprouts… who knew I’d love them SOO MUCH!

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Currently last watched movie…

Saw the Grinch (well 70% of it) at the Movies!  V didn’t last through the whole thing – so for some of it I was in the hallway negotiating with a 2 year old about going back into the theater and being quiet.  I liked it, very cute movie!

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