Monday, March 12, 2012

Miscellany Monday

{1} Man, I don't know if it is this weather or being sick a-gain but I have been in a funk for the past week. I think some of it is coming home from a vacation and there's that recuperation time that is needed after traveling (for me anyways) and it just has not happened. I came home and went straight into being sick, taking care of my little ones and Brett basically worked the whole weekend due to him being short staffed. That kind of made him in a bad mood, not really towards me but towards the situation and then that further increases my funk. My friend Catilin forced me into the land of the living by having me over for a playdate this morning and I was grateful for that. I've been bit of a recluse for the past week, not going anywhere due to lack of energy and motivation. Hoping I can shake the funk off SOON. It also could be PMS....hmm, that would actually make a lot of sense. :)

{2} I feel like I have a newborn again. Everett's sleep pattern has totally regressed and it's not cool. About 3-4 times a week he gets up 3 or 4 times a night and it totally ruins my sleep because after I take care of him, I get back into bed and have this pit in my stomach that he is not going to go back to bed and that causes me to lay awake wondering. Geez. He's been a little stopped up lately so I think that could be the cause. I've been feeding him some prunes, the magical fruit for Emersyn's occasional stopped up issues, but they haven't been working their magic on him. Poor bubba.

{3} The other day when I took Everett to the dr I washed my hands in the dr's office and the smell of that hospital grade medicinal soap actually made me wish I was having another baby. What?? It was the strangest thing. I just had such great experiences with both my babies in the hospital (minus the wailing and gnashing of teeth during Everett's brutally painful delivery) and that hospital smell just associates wonderful memories. But then after traveling with two kids, I'm fairly certain that the Jensen household is complete with two children.


I actually made something off of Pinterest!!! I was in the mood to make something yummy for dinner the other night so I went to my food board and decided to make the first thing on there, a black bean lasagna. It was SO good....seriously!! Brett ranted and raved about it which made me very happy. The recipe can be found HERE. This would be a great meal to take to someone. The next time I make it I am going to make a double batch so that I can freeze one for the future. My only modifications were that I added some shredded chicken, only used one jalepeno, and I also made it in a bigger pan (2.5 quart corning ware) because I worried it wouldn't fit in the size that it called for. Doesn't food baked in corning ware just taste better? It sure looks better. Let me know if you try this! It's also relatively low calorie for mexican food.

{5} Brett finished reading "The Hunger Games" book one and he loved it. It was so fun talking to him about it. Now I feel kinda bad that I am going to a girls night to watch the movie in the theater because he really wants to see it too. I don't feel bad enough that I'm not going......I just might sneak him in with me after the lights are out. ;) The girls I'm going with wouldn't care if he came to the movie part....but I don't think he'd be cool with crashing a girl's night unless other guys came. We'll see how that works out, I just might have to see it twice!


Vanessa said...

James is coming to the movie portion of girls night, too! They can sit together! Or with us, whatever. Or if it turns into a couples thing, that's fine, too.

I'm bringing Lisa. She can be my date ;)

I'll bring it up on the FB discussion.

Dara Wills said...

Hope you all feel better soon!

Nessa Bixler said...

That recipe looks yummy! I hope you get to sleep through the night soon.

Melissa said...

Aw! I'm sorry you've been feeling gross! I hate that! I haven't read the Hunger Games yet. I think i'll pick one up next time I'm in Barnes & Noble. Usually if i read the first page i can tell if i'm going to get into it or not. :)

That lasagna looks AMAZING. i think i already pinned it. YUM!