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Ten Thought Tuesday: March 28th

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  1. Do you take a look at the posts people read via your stats sometimes?  Last Sunday I noticed that someone had read my post from 2 years ago on Biaxin.  Some poor soul out there is desperately trying to find a way to get their toddler to down the darned medication.  If you’re reading this, best of luck!
  2. After practicing getting into baby bear mode for the past week, Elliot managed to pull up on his own yesterday.  He was so proud!
  3. I realized yesterday that my contact me page sends people to an email that I don’t use anymore.  I found four email that had been sent over the past year to me via the contact form.  I’m bummed because I missed out on four guest post requests that would have been really interesting.  Now, I only have to figure out how to change the address.  Does anyone have an idea how?  At worst, I’ll just contact someone at live chat.  I hear they’re life-savers.
  4. Yesterday, I finished going through all of my clothing.  I’m planning on writing a separate post on the process, but I will say this: I never thought of myself as having a lot of clothing, but oh boy, the process put things into perspective!
  5. Saturday was our weekly movie night.  We watched Moana together (am I the only one who loves this movie and who can’t seem to get the music out of her head?).  I’d seen it once before when I went to the movies with Charles and still enjoyed it thoroughly, as did everyone else!

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    Everyone is enjoying the movie.
  6. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the human body adapts.  After suffering from really sore calves for three days after doing my first transition run I haven’t had any soreness since – this despite doubling my run time to 2 min run/ 1 min walk.  I also had significantly less trouble with my breathing.
  7. The weather seems to be on a warming trend (finally!).  For the next week, the highs are forcasted to be on the plus side even dipping into the double digits near the start of next week.  P.s.: I’m doing a happy dance right now.
  8. Tonight we’re eating some chili.  Yummy!  I’m planning on trying to cook the beans in my slow-cooker, because each time I make red kidney beans, they always seem to turn out crunchy.
  9. I saw that Star Trek Beyond has come out on Netflix.  I’m eager to find some time to watch it.
  10. I received the steam mop I ordered last week.  I felt like a kid who’d just received a much coveted gift and I couldn’t wait to try it.  I am super happy with it.  I love how easy it it to clean my floors now!

What’s on your mind this Tuesday?  Feel free to comment of link up to a random thought post of your own!

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Ten Thought Tuesday

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  1. Wow, I haven’t done one of these in ages.  But since I can’t seem to find the time to write more than two or three consecutive sentences, I figured a collection of random thoughts was the way to go.
  2. Today’s a weird day temperature wise.  This morning, when I got up, it was just overcast.  An hour later, by the time I was ready to leave with the kids to daycare, it was raining.  By the time I was on my way back home, about 45 minutes later, it was hailing.  Half an hour later, it was snowing.  Sheesh!
  3. I’ve started running again (yay!).  Since I’m not motivated to run in the snow (and don’t want to buy winter gear for running), I go to the indoor track that the gym near my house has.  It.  Is.  Wonderful.  I felt so great after my first run on Sunday and am eager to go back this evening for another one!
  4. At the start of the year, I decided that it was time for me to stop being afraid of homemade pie crusts.  I’ve never been able to make them, but I decided that it was enough.  I am now able to make puff pastry as well as shortbread crust and standard crust.  It’s great to just be able to whip one up in a few minutes!

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    Made this apple pie a couple of weeks ago and it was deeee-licious!
  5. Elliot is now 7 months old (what!?!) and solids are going great!  We’re doing BLW with him as we did with the other two and let me tell you, the little guy loves to eat.  It’s amazing what they can handle.  For instance, even though he hasn’t yet developed the pincer grip, he’s able to maneuver raspberries and smooched blueberries in his mouth.

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    Pulled-porc sandwich anyone?
  6. Speaking of food, I’ve also decided to incorporate new foods and vegan cuisine in our diets.  For instance, last week, I made this amazing chickpea curry soup.  I garnished with some fresh diced tomatoes and chopped mint.  Tonight, I’m planning on serving our pork with some cornbread, something I’ve never even tasted.  Since I don’t have any cornmeal handy, I’ll be going with a recipe that calls for flour and corn kernels.
  7. I just finished watching Star Trek Voyager a couple of weeks ago.  I don’t understand why the series has such a bad rap, I enjoyed it.  I mean, it wasn’t TNG, but hey, I don’t think any series could live up to what I grew up to.  I am now watching Enterprise.  So there, now you know what a geek I am hehehe.
  8. Last weekend my husband and I went out with my brother, sister and their girlfriend/boyfriend.  We ate at this amazing dumpling place in Chinatown called Qing Hua.  Then, we went to Trapped, which is a real life room escape game.  It was a really cool experience!
  9. I’m finding that though the terrible twos were trying, dealing with a 4 year old is even harder.  I feel like I’m raising a version of Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde.  Charles is a kind, considerate and gentle boy, but sometimes, it’s like a flip switches and he enters berserk mode: screaming, hitting and giving a whole lot of attitude.
  10. Ok, that’s all I can muster for now.  See ya!

What’s on your mind today?

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Ten Thought Tuesday: October 28th 2014

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  1. I’ve been having some trouble finding the time to blog lately mostly because baby girl has been napping very poorly during the day.
  2. This is why I’ve decided that it was finally the time to break out the EASY routine and work on teaching independent sleep.
  3. Of course, we’ve got the eat (E) and activity (A) parts down pat  Now, I just have to work on the sleep (S).
  4. After a few days of frustratingly little day sleep, my daughter is finally taking a nap in her room (she’s been sleeping for 90 minutes – woot!).
  5. We’ve got a busy week.  Besides it being Halloween on Friday (can’t wait to share a photo of the kiddos in their costumes!), Amélie has her two month shots tomorrow, on Thursday I’m starting band again (haven’t touched my flute in almost 2 years!) and on Friday, baby girl is going for her 2 month well check up).
  6. After my postpartum appointment with my obgyn, I have decided to explore the world of smoothies.  She kindly scolded me when I admitted to not taking any postpartum vitamins, but I can’t stomach the things (good thing she didn’t know I wasn’t taking any when I was pregnant).  I figure that I can get all of the vitamins I need out of real food.
  7. Right now, I’m working on figuring out which vitamins I should focus on given that I’m breastfeeding and finding which foods pack the vitamins I need (also experimenting with flavour combinations 😉 ).
  8. The one thing that’s annoying me is that I’m using a food processor to make them.  Besides the fact that I have to remove the blade before removing the container and that the opening to the container has such a large diameter (and no spout) that it’s nearly impossible to pour the smoothie in my glass without losing half of it on the counter, it’s also a pain to clean all the parts and it doesn’t take care of ice and frozen fruits as well as I would like.  I’m thinking of investing in a good ol’ blender.  Any suggestions?
  9. Now that the content of Netflix Canada is better, we’ve decided to go ahead and subscribe to it.  I have been having a lot of fun going through the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes.  So many memories for the geek in me!
  10. I can’t believe how quickly time flies.  My little sister turned 23 last week, my daughter is going to be 2 months tomorrow, my son 2 years old next month, I’m going on 30 and baby brother is going on 20!  What, seriously?  I remember holding him in my arms when he was fresh out of the oven!