forgot to mention........... my sons offer on a house was countered - and accepted - pending inspection. :) So, my 26 year old single son is buying his first home! :) I'm very proud of him! If all goes smoothly he will be closing before Christmas - and we will help him move. He doesn't have that much stuff to move - his bed, treadmill that he has made into a walking computer station, and what little he has in books and such. We are selling him our sectional and refrigerator so those will go as well. Yeah! I get to shop for new living room furniture and a new fridge! :) I think I'm going to get the freezer on the bottom kind - stainless steel finish too. :) He will need to buy a microwave and a washer/dryer. and a dining room table. The house already has a new range and dishwasher. :) what fun! Hubby and I will be empty nesters for Christmas this year! what an odd feeling........... a wonderful feeling --- but odd! This will be our first New Years Eve without a kid in the house with us. Our first Christmas morning when there isn't already someone in the house when we get up.
His girls have grown up living 50/50 between us and their mom. When they first got divorced it was one week with dad, one week with mom. That went on until oldest was 16, then they went to a 2 week rotation. By the time youngest started college they were on a monthly schedule. Both were in college, both living at home(s). And up until August 2011 they were still doing that schedule. Thats when hubby finally told oldest she needed to stop getting mad everytime we decided to paint or move the furniture - and they moved to moms and never came back.
My son has been with me since we moved back to Oregon in 2001. He went to live with his dad for a 6 month span at the age of 19 to attend University of New Mexico. That didn't work out at all......... and he came home with his anxieties in FULL swing! Its been a huge struggle with him to get him where he is today. I'm so thankful to see those years behind us. He has done a good job with learning to understand and deal with all the anxieties and he is ready to take his life and run with it! :) I'm very proud of him.
I'm rambling in the middle of the night - trying to make this night go by faster!!!! it is now 4:30 AM -- I'm hoping hubby will be ready to get up for the day at around 6:30 as he normally does. I will NEVER leave home without my earplugs again.
Hope you get some sleep on the drive Tomi.
Earplugs are so small and yet a treasure when needed!! Sorry about the lack of sleep :(
Hope you found something decent for breakfast. I ate bananas and hard-boiled eggs when I was in Montreal. The hotel provided a continental breakfast there too, which left little for me. But at least it was nothing. I put peanut butter on my bananas. It's not strictly primal, I know, but they didn't have almond butter, and I can not handle more than the occasional hard-boiled egg.
It was a brutal day but I survived! I managed to sleep about an hour and a half - between hearing the man in the next room coughing up a lung, showering in a tub with a squeeky floor - and hubby still snoring! I layed back for about 30 minutes on the drive home and totally rested - not sleep - but that sweet spot in between wakefulness and sleep. :) that la-la land bliss. I felt much butter after that.
Last night I slept really long and hard - but now I have a headache!
Okay - so I need some help. I'm baking a paleo apple pie for thanksgiving - and I need a tried and true crust recipe. I've found one that I think will work:
Pie Crust For sweet pies...
1 cup Almond flour/meal
1/3 cup Coconut flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking soda
2 tsp Honey
1/3 cup Coconut oil
1 tsp Vanilla extract
Zest of 1 lemon
In a big bowl mix all dry ingredients and set aside.
In a small bowl whisk all liquid ingredients.
Add liquid mixture to the dry.
Make a ball of dough.
Position the dough into a 9inch pie plate and flatten with your hands.
Poke the bottom with a fork, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Bake at 350 until golden brown. Remove from oven, cool for 10 minutes. Fill with fruit filling. Bake until filling is cooked.
How does that sound?????
I need you're help on this one!!! :)
Never tried it, but it sounds promising. You could always make a practice pie first... and let us know if we should try it. LOL!
Or the MDA walnut crust was pretty good too. It's in the pumpkin pie recipe.
Well, I was thinking of giving the pie crust a test run. I just don't want to use up all the expensive ingredients and have to buy more. So, I will trust it will work and hope for the best.
I'm enjoying the no tracking or weighing! :) and I think all the bloat from the wheat is now gone - I swear it took a wIeek! But I'm feeling slimmer again. I have stepped on the scale throughout the day - clothed - so its not an accurate number, just a close approximation! :) It does appear to coming back down to that "oh so close" to the 170s place I saw briefly a couple weeks ago.
2 bacon and 1 egg
a couple handfuls of grapes (yum)
roasted veggies (cauliflower, brocolli, carrots, red potatos, sweet potatos, red onion, olive oil)
bacon wrapped chunks of tuna loin
shrimp sauteed in butter
only a little walking - in the form of Costco and a furniture store. By the time we got home it was getting dark - and I don't like to walk after dark.
I did eat some peanut m&m's on the road trip yesterday........ we were doing so good - and then hubby wanted to stop at the store for "travels necessities" -- I bought grapes, he bought m&m's - we shared. :rolleyes:
this week will be busy........ I need to deep clean the house before everyone makes it dirty again on Friday. Thursday we will have MIL over for the day so she isn't sitting at home alone on Thanksgiving. I will take my mom to do her shopping Thursday morning - good thing Walmart is open 24/7/365 :) I'll see if she wants to come spend the day with us too - but not likely - my mom is a bit of a hermit. Thursday we'll make a small turkey breast and some of the fixings. MIL doesn't eat much these days. Then Friday is the big family thing at our house. Hubby and I will spend some time on Thursday getting the tables up and the house ready.
Then SATURDAY is Civil War - Oregon State University (BEAVERS) vs. University of Oregon (DUCKS) -- we are BEAVER fans, and unfortunately the beavs don't have a wish or a prayer of winning this game. Ducks have been kicking butt this season - and have been undefeated until their loss to Stanford this weekend. So - we are expecting to just enjoy the game - knowing that our beloved beavs will be hammered! We've been invited to watch the game at our friends house....... but, hubby says "we have a bigger TV" so I think he wants to have them come over here.......... ugh. thats THREE days in a row of having people in our house. I'm not sure I want to do that - but I also don't think I have any choice in the matter.
There is enough of the bacon wrapped tuna for dinner tomorrow. So I know what I'm eating and don't have to prepare anything. I love left overs!
What about butter instead of coconut oil? That's one less expensive ingredient :) My experiences with baking with coconut oil are that it doesn't have the same texture as butter. I think I prefer using butter. Then again, I use refined coconut oil because I don't like the smell/taste of the regular stuff.
Hey, double check your walmart. I think it's closed all day Thursday until 8 pm when it reopens for Black Friday shopping. And if it is open, you may want to reconsider going there. It will be filled to the brim with people picking up last minute or forgotten meal ingredients. And people will be pissy...
Congrats to DS on his home purchase! How exciting!
Brad and I recently got a new fridge. We got a 29 cu ft Frigidaire Gallery with the freezer in the bottom. We got it at Lowe's on sale for $1799. WE. LOVE. IT! Check their black friday ads. You might be able to win big on a purchase like that. Even if you don't need it yet, you could buy it and keep the old one in the garage until DS moves out. :) I'd do some checking on furniture too. Most people will be shopping for toys and Christmas goods, so the furniture stores might be pretty empty and easy to shop.
Sorry about hubby's snoring. Mine is getting better as he slowly drops the weight. If he'd just go full-bore paleo, he'd lose so much weight so much more quickly! But... he doesn't seem to care enough to make the commitment. Hopefully some day soon both our hubbies will drop the necessary weight and make our lives easier (sleep-wise, I mean). And yes, our hubbies would be great friends. Both have the same passions - boats, camping, fishing, football... if your hubby is into racing too, they could be twins... lol
Missed the house bit. Congrats to you and your son! That is so exciting. I love my apartment, but I can't wait to own my own place someday.