Friday, February 11, 2011

A new found favorite

Well I missed this part of my post last night.....

I have found another new food I LOVE, its COUSCOUS.  We had it for supper last night, it was the first time I had ever tried it in my life.  I was amazing!  I boiled it with chicken broth (low sodium of course!) and some dried mushrooms (and not the ones you get high off of!!! That was the younger days..... lol never again I tell ya.).  I was scared to try this weird looking food on my plate, but once it was in my mouth I thought I was in heaven, well not quite, but if was freak delicious. 

OK now on to today.  It was a good day in some ways, I had a parent child interview/meeting today.  Starting this coming Monday, I have another part-time child and once seeding comes he will be full time for that time period.  I am so excited to bring on another child.  This little boy is great to have with us, he is just about the same age as my daughter, so they will be going to school together too.  Now she has someone her own age to play with also.  Now, I am just keeping my fingers crossed that I might be able to pick up another 1 or 2 children soon, that should keep me busy enough then.  I don't want to be one that has to many children running around and I just don't know what to do with them.  I would prefer to have a smaller group of kids, that I can take time for each of them and teach them as we go. 

Today's food menu was anything all to exciting.  I didn't cook supper to what was planned because my kidlets wanted homemade cheese burgers.  So I broke down and made them for us.

Breakfast:  Coffee w/sugar X 4 and an apple

AM Snack: coffee w/sugar X 2

Lunch: Taco Salad (ground beef, lettuce, salsa, onions, cheese, no fat sour cream, and a few nacho chips) Like I said nothing fancy, but it was yummy.

PM Snack: nothing

Supper: Home made cheese burger with stir-fry veggies and pasta, with yogurt for dessert

I didn't get exercise in today :(  My Calf's were just a killing me.  I have had this issue since about Grade 10.... so about 10 years now.  It comes and goes for me, but the muscles in my calf's cramp up really bad and often and then they hurt like a son of gun afterwards.  Some times the pain last as long as the spasms do and some times it last for days after it happens.  If I tend to have more then two spasms in a day or night, that's when the pain last longer.  I think I have had even more the last while from working out and doing my step ups, so I thought I might take it easy today and not doing anything.  Just rest them up, and I will get back at gun tomorrow.  Seriously does this happen to anyone else?!?!  I went to the doctors when it was first happening 11 years ago and they told me it was growing pains!!! Like hell, how can I still have growing pains, I am 25 now, aren't I suppose to be done growing?  I have been told to drink milk when it happens or have a banana.....umm of course 2 of the foods I can not stand!!!  Usually I am able to move my leg after a minute or so and it stretches the muscles out and starts to feel some what better but I seriously don't know how to get rid of them all together.
That's my calf when its in a spasm!!

Quote of the day: (by the way I am so sorry for forgetting to post the last two days quotes!! My bad!)
The time for action is now, it's never too late to do something. ~ Carl Sandburg

How true is this?  I mean why should one keep waiting to do something in life?  Just cause you are 30,40,50, hell 88... why should that stop you from making your dreams come true?  My Grandma In-law is 88 (I believe.... how bad is that, that I am not 100% sure on her age!), this lady blows my mind to pieces.  I swear she could run circles around me.  She travels to new places (she went to Italy last year), she still lives at home, makes all her own food.  Hell, she still drives the riding lawn mower in the summer to cut her lawn at the farm.  Nothing seems to stop her, if she wants to do it, she does it.  I think we should all think this way and take action for what we really want in life and not just sit back and let it go by.


  1. They say to eat a banana or milk because low potassium has been known to cause muscle spasms, so basically anything with potassium might help! But meat, chicken and almost all fruits and vegetables have decent levels of potassium - especially tomatoes, spinach, oranges and banana's! Often a muscle spasm is just due to tightness - soo you might try doing some extra calf stretches regularly, even if it's not an exercise day! You should totally get it checked out again - X-rays and such, it might be a pinched nerve or a clot or something more serious!
    PS I wrote you a big ass fb message, but my fb messed up so it deleted it and I got pissed off. Haha

  2. Sorry for the novel, you know how I get excited about things! haha

  3. Welcome to the world of couscous. A very popular world for me. :)

  4. I am going to have to try couscous! Your post is so timely for me, I'm getting ready to post about my having to be brave and try new things..thanks! :)