Friday, May 27, 2011

Time for W(h)ine!

Do you have your glass of wine? Go ahead. I'll wait.

*elevator music plays softly in the background*

Um, you're gonna need to pour more in your glass than that. Now go! And hurry back! Don't spill any!

*elevator music continues*

Ah. Much better!


My favorite color and my best feature do not pair well.

That's right.....I have *dramatic music* the Pink Eye.

DISCLAIMER: My dates may be completely off. My head feels like death.

I totally am blaming the child on this one. One day my Mom told me to find alternative childcare for the day...looked like my dad had the Pink Eye. Done. Crisis averted. *mutters* Damn incubation period.

A couple days later, Monday, I took the Short One to the doc doc to see if she had an ear infection. While we were in. the. car. Lil Bit developed a wee little runny nose. Meh. It's normal. My allergies were raging, so I assumed hers were starting up since she had an allergy attack every time I did this winter. She weighed in at a whopping 20.4 pounds (always the tiny one...remember, she's 14 months, for crying out loud). The doc doc gets to us. No ear infection. No nothing wrong. Apparently she has been batting at her ear because of her molars coming in. Yay! I don't have to remember to give her an antibiotic every day! *a mist of impending doom fills the room* We get the heck outta dodge and back to la casa.

*Later that evening...actually like an hour after we got home* All of a sudden I notice an eye booger. Meh, maybe just allergies. She gets a wee bit goopier through the night. Nothing major. And *BAM* she wakes up the next morning and I have to pry her poor little eyes apart. I call the doc doc and they go ahead and call in a prescription for eye drops. Hubby watches her while I go to work. Lalala. We get her prescription that night and discover the joy of giving a 14 month old eye drops. -.- I would rather be tasked with remembering to give her a dose of amoxicillin every 5 minutes. And tell me this…how am I supposed to tell a 14 month old to gently close her eyes, not blink, and keep her eyes closed for 1 to 2 minutes!?!?!? Gah. I’m lucky if she doesn’t rub her eyes 3 seconds after.

The next day is fairly uneventful. Except that my brother-in-law decided to invite every frickin cousin in the area (a metric buttload) over for a BBQ. Wonderful. Pink eye kid. Allergy Mommy. Splendid. I spent the day on the couch watching DVDs and trying to relax on my day off of work while people swarmed my house.  Everyone finally left. And then it starts. My left eye began to ooze a little and ache. Greeeaaat. I kept waking up in the middle of the night prying it open b/c it was starting to swell and stick together. Ick.

So I go to the doctor Friday morning (like I said, brain is clue what happened Thursday...I know I worked Thursday, but no clue what else happened...maybe that night my eye started instead of Wednesday??? anywho...) w/ Short One in tow b/c all my go-to baby sitters were working and Hubs was completely exhausted from work. Worked out pretty good tho b/c I woulda been bored to tears without her. Lol. And she did really well strapped in her stroller for 2 hours. I was shocked!! I gave her a Martha Stewart LIVING to look through and she had it propped up, turning pages, and everything! But back to the story...I hadn't seen my Family Practitioner since I was in college back in like late 2005 to early 2006...I remember because I went in about my allergies, and I was living in the dorm that they tore down later on. So I had to come in as a new patient...which also meant more to pay than if I was existing. Boo. But it all worked out. Considering the puffiness and ooziness and the fact my Dad and Short One had been diagnosed with the Pink Eye, my diagnosis was easy peasy. He went ahead and did  once over anyway. Apparently I have an abnormal heart rhythm. Soooo they did an EKG, which turned out normal. That was the first time anyone other than my Hubs had seen my boob since I was breast-feeding. Ha! The little paper vest ripped as soon as I put it on because I'm awkward like that. Then I discussed a couple things with the doctor, and I will be returning early July to see if I need hormones. Until then I get to act like I'm trying to get pregnant and take my temperature at the same time every morning...AND write it down. Woo! So I guess some good did come from this mess. Aside from how sexy I look in the morning when my eyes are swollen shut. ;)

So there! Our inaugural Friday Night W(h)ine is complete! =)

Time for my eye drops. O boy. And then I will be calling it a night. I think I'm having a hot flash. Lol. Since I am writing this on a Saturday night/Sunday morning, disregard the loopiness.

Stay tuned for our beauty mission of the night!

Now go refill your glass! =)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tuesday Night Noms/Mommy on the Fly

Ouiser here. Been a wee bit busy with work and whatnots, and for the next week or so I'll have Not Quite Hubby here at home due to medical reasons (bleh...medical reasons not the fact that he's here, although if he takes to ringing a bell or something we may have issues*lol*)

What this invariably means however is that due to new monetary constraints and belt tightening you'll be seeing a LOT of "Mommy on the Fly" articles which will usually coincide with Tuesday Night Noms.

Saturday Night. 8 p.m. I'd told NQH before I left for work that I was planning on making pizza that night when I got home. This is no big deal. Granted, my crusts tend to be lopsided, but what the hey, it's edible so nyeah! So I get home, start getting my stuff together and...

No yeast.

I look in the drawer where I usually keep it. No dice (yeast). Look in the pantry. Nope. Nada. No yeastie goodness to be found. Sad thing is, I just bought a three pack right before Christmas and DID NOT USE IT. So it's around here somewhere. Either that or the dust bats are using it to try and bulk up to overrun us (see Maidless Mondays)

What's a mommy to do? Pizza was promised and I MUST DELIVER.

I spy a box of Bisquik.

A thunk occurs. I scan the box and see a recipe for "Italian Pizza Bake". I can work with this. We'll overlook that I don't have half of what the actual recipe calls I modify for what I DO have...

The Actual Recipe:

1/3 c bisquick
2 tbsp fat free egg product or one egg white
1 Tbsp water
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/4 c diced green or yellow pepper
1/4 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. cut up cooked chicken breast
1/2 c. canned diced tomatoes with italian herbs, drained
1/4 tsp italian seasoning
1/4 c. shredded reduced fat mozzarella cheese

heat oven to 400F. Spray 8x4 loaf pan, Stir bisquick mix, egg water and garlic powder, spread in pan.

cook pepper and onion in non stick skillet over medium high heet until onion is tender, stir in chicken, tomatoes and seasoning. heat until hot. Spoon over batter in pan. Sprinkle with cheese.

Bake 20-23 mins until golden brown.

Mommy on the Fly Modification:

2/3 c. Bisquick
2 egg whites
garlic powder to taste
2 Tbsp water

1lb found beef
chopped diced onion. as much as you like
1 can of diced tomatoes with green chiles
8 oz Mexican blend cheese (to start*lol*)

heat oven to 400 F

mix the bisquick, egg whites garlic powder and water together, spread in a 9x13 baking dish.

brown the ground beef with the onions, once it's done add in the can of tomatoes. spread mixture in baking dish on top of crust. throw the cheese on.

Bake 20-25 minutes until golden and bubbly. Throw on more cheese if you'd like.


Makes 4 servings.

Maidless Monday

Are you ready?

Don't worry, we are going to ease into this. Today we will vacuum. If you don't feel like it, blame Ouiser. ;) If you have hardwood, laminate, etc, break out the broom/swiffer/mop and get to work. I'm lucky enough to have carpet AND hardwood laminate. O boy! If, like me, you are in the middle of decluttering that may or may not have been started 2 months ago, don't not do this because you have stuff on the floor. Just go around it. It's better to have half a clean floor than no clean floor at all. While you have the supplies out, look up and see if the dust bats have taken over your corners, fans, and light fixtures yet.

Now stand back. Ah. Dust has been reduced. Crunchy things aren't sticking to your feet. You could get used to this, huh? If you don't have time, don't worry. Just do what you can. That's less you will have to do later. NO EXCUSES. =)

And now for me to practice what I preach. *hangs head low* But this couch is sooooo comfy!!! *scowl* Fine. You win. I guess I will go clean now.

<3 Truvy

Sunday SuNdAy SUNDAY!!!!

Okay, this would have been sooner....but I had a quart of paint to win. =p By the way, Glidden is giving away a total of 200,000 quarts of paint in one of 306 colors, so head to ASAP. Pronto! Nao! =) One per household, please.

(be advised that it took almost an HOUR to get it to go through as there were a LOT of people trying at the same time, but be patient!!---O.)

Onto serious business. I will list here the high value and rare coupons I got in today's (well, tomorrow's) paper. =) This segment is a work in progress, so bear with me. Also, feel free to give feedback. =) If anything else, use this to see if you need to call your paper company in the morning to order a back issue or not. =D

05/15/11 Redplum
B1G1 Gillette deodorant, up to $4.99
$2/1 Gillette body wash
$1.50/1 Milo's Kitchen dog treats, 3.3 oz or smaller
$2/1 Milo's Kitchen dog treats, 10 oz or larger
$2/1 Venus razor or disposable razor
$2/1 Venus refill
$3/1 Nivea Happy Sensations daily lotion
$1/1 Nivea body wash for women

05/15/11 SmartSource
8 Steak and Shake coupons
2 Red Lobster coupons
$1/1 Lunchables with fruit
$1/1 Oscar Mayer sub or flatbread sandwiches, cracker combos, or NEW sandwich combos
$0.75/1 Oscar Mayer lower sodium turkey bacon
$1/2 Oscar Mayer hot dogs
$1/2 Oscar Mayer deli fresh or one pound shaved lunch meats
$1/1 Oscar Mayer sandwich combos
$2/1 Huggies Little Swimmers
$1/1 Huggies Little Swimmers sun care product
$1.50/1 Pull-Ups training pants, jumbo pack or larger
$1/1 Pull-Ups flushable wipes, excludes trial size
$1/1 Dole salad blends
$2.50/1 Huggies Pure & Natural diapers
$2/1 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers diapers
$0.50/1 Huggies baby wipes, 64 ct or larger
$0.75/1 Colgate ProClinical toothpaste
3 Logan's Roadhouse coupons
$0.75/1 Planters Nut-rition bars or Big Nut bars, 5 ct each
$1/2 Kraft Mayo or miracle Whip, 22 oz or larger
Save $10 on PROACTIV 3-step solution, includes free shipping
$2/1 Olay Total Effects moisturizer or facial cleanser
$3/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush 2-in-1 starter kit or refill pack
6 Chuck-E-Cheese coupons

<3 Truvy

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pardon The Interruption.

We have been slacking. *slap eachother on the wrist*
BUT we have come up with a daily posting schedule to give us some guidance so we don't just stare at the screen and chat on Facebook. So, without further ado, our posting schedule:

Sunday: A review of the coupons and circulars that came in the Sunday paper.
Monday: We will focus on our homes. Cleaning, decorating, etc.
Tuesday: We will share a recipe that can be bought with coupons and deals from the current paper/circulars. Also, a piece called "Mommy on the Fly" that we think of quickly, that can be implemented quickly and cheaply!
Wednesday: A review of the grocery circulars released on Wednesdays.
Thursday: A list of Freebies we have found and other deals.
Friday: We will be having a segment called Friday Night Mommy's W(h)ine. This will ranting about random things, a nice glass of wine (or your favorite non-alcoholic beverage), a beauty mission, and live chats (unless we are working or dealing with sick babies, etc...).
Saturday: We will post a fun activity to do with the family today (or during your work weekend), as well as a reminder to get your Sunday paper in the morning.

=) There it is! We appreciate feedback. If there is something you want to see (example: you have been looking for a reason to clean out your tupperware cabinet and want others to suffer with you) let us know!


Monday, May 2, 2011

Something to Cheer About

While the events of the last week have been devestating to say the least, we can finally say that there's something to cheer about.

Osama Bin Laden is dead!

While we all know that this is not the end of terrorism (which sadly will always exist in some form, whether foriegn or domestic), we can rest a bit easier(maybe) knowing that the mastermind behind the deaths of thousands of Americans (and others) has been brought to justice so to speak.

There will be those who claim that the timing of the announcement is odd, (birth certificate malarkey anyone?) there is no denying that this is good news nonetheless.

Oddly, I learned of the news the same way I learned of Saddam Hussein's capture in the spider hole. I woke up to a message telling me the news. It's also worth noting that on May 1st 1945, German dictator Adolf Hitler was declared dead as well.

But this is not a political blog(and we should be thankful*lol*) but I felt that this was definitely news worth sharing. And now we go back to our normal 'scheduled' bloggy goodness :)