I've got nothing profound here today, but was pleased to see my buddy writing about similar things on her blog:
Hello 2014! | Paleo on a Budget
(on New Year's resolutions)
So big family news: my sister-in-law is engaged! This would be Hulky's oldest sister, the middle sister being married and with 4 kids, and Hulky the baby. His brother is half and he has a half-sister as well, they are both older than the other kids (from FIL's first marriage). Anyway, so the plan originally was that the bf was going to propose tonight at Medieval Manor, the dinner theater place we were going to. We had missed out on buying tickets at the reduced price, but then FIL told us what was going down so we bit the bullet and got them at full price. FIL is friends with the people at the Manor ("friend of the King, with benefits!"), so we got the reduced price anyway even though we weren't supposed to . Not 5 minutes after that took place, turns out the bf had to report back to his troupe (or whatever military group term, he's in the Army & getting deployed to the Middle East somewhere I think, everyone else in his battalion is already there but he had gotten pneumonia) today at 10 AM! We all gathered at Hulky's parents' house while we waited for the bf & SIL to get back from an errand. Some drama ensued...nobody was sure if they were actually getting engaged or not...they came back...then emerged from her bedroom with the ring on her finger . Phew, all is well! AND the now-fiancÚ actually got permission to stay one more night so he still gets to go to the Manor tonight and I think they are going to do something special for the newly-engaged couple.
I really like the fiancÚ so I hope this works out for them. SIL can be pretty dramatic. It's funny because she can seem like the most volatile one in the family, but I can see exactly where she gets it from both her parents, and how her siblings are similar.
So Hulky got super drunk last night and kept me up a bit when he came home (I left so I could get to bed on time). I finally realized that I had to let him pass out so I could then move & get some sleep (can't sleep when he's becoming a vine on me). Once he was out, I moved to the other side of the bed since he'd taken mine over and I slept pretty well until he got up to pee and then puke this morning. He sounded much more coherent after that! Funny how that works. I don't think he'll be drinking tonight, which is honestly a relief. We talked about drinking on NYE last week but didn't come to any conclusions about who would drive etc. I don't think I want to risk exacerbating my female itchy issues so I was figuring I'd bite the bullet and be the DD if needed. Hopefully we can carpool though.
This AM, I made mango custard from water, three gelatin packets, coconut milk (or "cream" since I let it separate in the fridge for a few days), maple syrup, and frozen mango chunks. I posted terrible pictures over in turquoisepassion's journal. It's very tasty . I think my Ninja blender is dyeing though, it sounded like the blades were scraping something and there are gouges on the sides of the pitcher that correspond with the placement of the blades . At least it was cheap (refurbished)! I will save up for a new/better blender. That's definitely a downside to not having a more formal wedding: no fancy kitchen appliances. Though we did get that KitchenAid mixer from my aunt & grandma for our engagement .
My doctor's appointment is this afternoon with a different nurse practitioner. I'm going to ask her about some of the home remedies I've read about and other treatments I could maybe try. I think I'm close to clearing whatever this is up and I don't want to mess it up at this point.