Tuesday, January 19, 2010


My dad is here visiting for a couple days (he leaves tomorrow..sad..). My dad likes to cook and inspired us to do some more cooking this week, now that I am feeling normal again

So tonight we cooked two recipes that we found 2 weeks ago when we first decided to cook more.

These chicken enchiladas: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-enchiladas-i/detail.aspx

And this Spanish rice: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/spanish_rice/

We all liked both of them! Yay!!

We followed both recipes pretty much just how they are, but we didn't use the parsley. Also I didn't use as much onion as it calls for because I'm not a big onion fan. In my opinion the rice could have had even less onion. (I think I only used a quarter of an onion-it was a big onion though)

So if you're looking for some good enchiladas and rice, try out these recipes. If I can do it successfully, so can you!

Goodnight and farewell till next time


Thursday, January 14, 2010


I think I'm in love with about 99% of the stuff here! :


Wednesday, January 13, 2010


*Warning* gross graphic descriptions. read at own risk.

I woke up Sunday morning around 6am with a gut wrenching stomach ache. I of course woke up Andrew and asked him to help me "get set up in the bathroom." I remember him being like "are you gonna puke or something?!" in a very not happy voice. Haha. And yes, I did puke. And have diarrhea. Multiple times.

It is now Wednesday and I am still sick. I hate being sick.

Sunday night Andrew ended up taking me to the hospital after I laid on the couch for I don't know how long straight moaning and rolling around because it felt like my intestines were tying themselves in knots and then being yanked apart all the while dogs using them like a chew toy.

At the hospital I was given a dose of nausea medicine, dose of painkillers, and they started an IV-fluid for being dehydrated since nothing was staying in me. The painkillers didn't help, so I got another dose, along with more fluid.

An hour later I got a ct scan just to check on things and threw up right after that...a lot...So I got another bag of fluids, another dose of nausea medication, and a dose of the wonderful drug vicodin. And I finally got some sleep.

They sent us off with prescriptions for a nausea medicine and my new love, yes you guessed, vicodin.

Well, we thought I would be fine through the night, but lo and behold, I was awoken again Monday morning around 7 with another intestinal death. Since we thought I would be ok through the night we didn't get the prescriptions filled when we left the hospital. So, around 7:30am, Andrew, bless his heart, went to the 24 hour pharmacy to get my drugs! I of course threw up, a lot, and had some more diarrhea...both at the same time (for the 3rd time)...before he got back to the house.

I took my drugs and passed out till noon I think!

(I think the moral of this story is ending up to be that I'm addicted to vicodin!)

I ended up without too much pain the rest of Monday.

I thought Tuesday was the last day of everything. I actually left the house - washed my car and wandered the aisles of Target (Target makes everything better, if you didn't know that).

So along comes this morning, and I wake up around 8 with another intestinal squeezing moment. But, drum roll please...I did not have diarrhea and I did not throw up!

I took my drugs (2 vicodin this time!) and I fell asleep. And then I had very vivid dreams that someone came into my house and sat on my bed. It was quite scary.

Thanks to anyone who just read about my up-chucking and diarrhea-ing. I appreciate it.

Disclaimer: I am truly not addicted to vicodin! It is great medication for my intestines that are being used as a chew toy, and that's it. :)

Signing off in hopes of not waking up tomorrow at 9am with gut problems,


Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Year's goal: Cook!

Andrew and I decided to start cooking this year...To actually have meals for at least 3 suppers a week, not just random foods that we eat till we're full.

We're doing this by picking 3 recipes for the week, doing the grocery shopping, then making 1 meal 3 different days a week.

Well, we started today with a potato and pea soup. One of the reasons we haven't ever really cooked a lot is because we don't end up liking the majority of what we make. Let's just say this recipe just proved our problem and I'm back to not wanting to cook!!!

Don't make this: http://www.delicious-low-fat-recipes.com/pea-potato-soup.html

Monday, January 4, 2010

On the Fourth, and last, week of Christmas...


Dec 20: Listened to Christmas music, finished making presents, my mom got here, put more ornaments on the tree that my mom brought

Dec 21: Listened to Christmas music, outlet mall shopped, watched most of "Holiday Inn", ate caramel apples from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Dec 22: Listened to Christmas music, drove to Grand Junction to visit Andrew's family and exchanged presents with them, rode in a limo to look at Christmas lights

Dec 23: Listened to Christmas music

Dec 24: Listened to Christmas music, spent the evening with Andrew's sister Kim and her husband, went to a church service (we were really late!), made and decorated sugar cookies, looked at Christmas lights, opened 1 present, watched a Charlie Brown Christmas

Dec 25: Opened presents, listened to Christmas music, made caramel corn, had dinner with the Eldridge's

On the 26th I still listened to Christmas music! We still have our tree and decorations up, but they will be down tomorrow. I hope everyone had as fantastic of a Christmas as I did! And I also hope that no one had to work as much as I did over New Year's! :)