Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Cohen on the pony ride
One of the haunted house characters with a baby skunk
Today I'm moving to another building to a larger office. My boss refers to it as the "office suite" I'm so excited!!! It's going to be a long day but you can guarantee I'm not doing much lifting-just packing and unpacking.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Now it's much harder to sleep because I love to sleep on my back but they suggest during pregnancy to only sleep on your side. See the article below
Finding a Good Sleeping Position
Early in your pregnancy, try to get into the habit of sleeping on your side. Lying on your side with your knees bent is likely to be the most comfortable position as your pregnancy progresses. It also makes your heart's job easier because it keeps the baby's weight from applying pressure to the large vein (called the inferior vena cava) that carries blood back to the heart from your feet and legs.
Some doctors specifically recommend that pregnant women sleep on the left side. Because your liver is on the right side of your abdomen, lying on your left side helps keep the uterus off that large organ. Sleeping on the left side also improves circulation to the heart and allows for the best blood flow to the fetus, uterus, and kidneys. Ask what your doctor recommends — in most cases, lying on either side should do the trick and help take some pressure off your back.
But don't drive yourself crazy worrying that you might roll over onto your back during the night. Shifting positions is a natural part of sleeping that you can't control. Most likely, during the third trimester of your pregnancy, your body won't shift into the back-sleeping position anyway because it will be too uncomfortable.
If you do shift onto your back and the baby's weight presses on your inferior vena cava, the discomfort will probably wake you up. See what your doctor recommends about this; he or she may suggest that you use a pillow to keep yourself propped up on one side.
Try experimenting with pillows to discover a comfortable sleeping position. Some women find that it helps to place a pillow under their abdomen or between their legs. Also, using a bunched-up pillow or rolled-up blanket at the small of your back may help to relieve some pressure. In fact, you'll find that there are many "pregnancy pillows" on the market. If you're thinking about purchasing one, talk with your doctor first about which one might work for you.
I think I will be investing in the snoogle pregnancy pillow sooner than I thought. It's a $50 pillow but at this point of little sleep it's not about the money but all about the comfort and rest.
Also I've had a horrible sinus headache all weekend so I left the house early this morning so I could stop at Walgreens to get some Tylenol Sinus and of course they aren't open...I just want to go home and back to bed. Go figure-last week I was feeling awesome and talking about how great it was to be done with the first trimester because all the symptoms were gone, well I guess I spoke too soon... :-(
On a positive note-Brian and I had a great weekend. We went to a Halloween Fest on Saturday night then yesterday we explored another state park and I took lots of pics, so I will post later this week.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
1 boneless beef roast
1 envelope of Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 cup water
1 onion, sliced
Rub roast all over with the Onion Soup mix. Mix any remaining soup mix with the water and pour in the crock pot. Place the roast in a crock pot.
If desired, thinly slice onions and place on top of roast. Keep the crock pot on low all day. At least 8-10 hours.
No peeking necessary :-)
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. ~Anthony Brandt
The love of a family is life's greatest blessing.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
1 box (6.2 oz) Rice Krispies Treats (8 bars)
8 (8- or 12-in.) cookie sticks
2/3 cup white ready-to-use rolled fondant (we used Wilton's)
16 mini–chocolate chips
Styrofoam or floral foam
1. Roll each Rice Krispies Treat into a 2 1/2-in.-long bullet shape. Insert a cookie stick into flat end of Treat, then stick into foam to stand straight.
2. Scoop out 8 rounded Tbsps of fondant. Dust surface and rolling pin with confectioners' sugar. Roll a Tbsp at a time into a 6- to 6 1/2-in. circle.
3. Drape fondant over Treat. Press on chocolate chips for eyes. Repeat with remaining fondant and chips.