Life as we know told by Heather

Friday, April 12, 2013

April Currents

So I haven't gotten back into the groove of blogging like I had hoped.  I guess this will have to do for now.

Current Books: Ha, ha, reading.  I think the last time I opened a book was at church Sunday when I was following along in my bible.  Does that count?

Current Playlist: I've been in a hip hop kind of mood lately.  Doing lots of cleaning and organizing and it helps me keep moving.

Current Color: apparently still eggplant

Current Drink: ChocoVine = red wine and chocolate in a bottle.  But a little goes a long way, so I've had the same bottle for a little over a month.  It also makes me sneeze, so that should tell me something.

Current Food:Jason's parents took us to Der Dutchman this week for a family dinner and I really don't know the last time I actually savored beef gravy like I did on those mashed potatoes.  If they sold just gravy I would buy it.  I might possibly eat it on something besides potatoes, heck I might just eat it right out of the container.  It was THAT good.

Current Favorite Favorite: Having family visit this week.  I love having playmates for the kids and sitting around drinking coffee with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law in the mornings.  And Jason was off this week too and up during the daytime, which I love.

Current Wish List: a bible cover and a cover for my tablet
Current Needs: more time.  Can I get some more of that please?
Current Triumph: not stressing out about Xander's birthday party.  I had no idea what was going to take place and he wouldn't let me decorate and do theme-type stuff for his food and goodie bags.  And I was able to let it go and play out by itself.  And it did, while I sat on the couch and ate Doritos.  And he said it was awesome.  Who knew?
Current Annoyance: the weather.  60's, snow, 80's, storms, 40's......pick something already Mother Nature! 
Current Indulgence: restuarant food.  With family in town and both kids having birthdays, we've been eating out a LOT.
Current Blessing: Xander didn't get written up at school this week.  Not once.

Current Outfit: yoga pants and an OSU sweatshirt

Current Excitement: Our trip to Pennsylvania.  We were supposed to go late July/early August but might have to go in June now.  Pretty excited to experience some place new.

Current Project: Kids' birthdays.  Having two kids born in the same week takes up a lot of my time.  And space.  Will be glad to have party supplies picked up, no more gifts hiding around the house, no more cake.  There has been way too much cake in this house.

Current Link: My cake recipe 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thursday Thoughts

I often ponder a lot, but two things in particular have been on my mind this week.  You might think it would be sequesters, North Korea, electing a new pope, or something else along those lines that is rather important.  But it's not. 

It's PINK.  Not the color, although I do hate it, but the clothing line from Victoria's Secret.  They write PINK on everything, whether it's pink or not.  Obviously it's because that's their logo.  But I can't stand seeing a gray or blue or green shirt that says PINK on it.  Like this one.

It's NOT pink. It's gray.  I can't even wrap my head around wearing a gray shirt that says pink on it.  It's just wrong.  Although, fat women that wear sweatpants proclaiming "sexy" on the butt is also wrong, but that still happens, too.  I can only imagine how bad this could be if the same logic was implemented in the produce department.  You wouldn't put a sign up at the limes display and write "oranges" on it, would you?  Blasphemy, I say! 

Something else that bothers me is this newish radio station in town.  Their slogan is "The Answer."  Well, I want to know what the question is.  What do they have the answer TO?  Their website says "Intelligent.  Conservative."  Okay, that's great, but I still don't know what we're answering here.  Dennis Miller is one of the syndicated hosts they play and he has referred to environmentalists as "the great unhinged" which leads me to believe he thinks all environmentalists are liberals.  That doesn't scream intelligent to me.  I think you can be an environmentalist no matter your political beliefs.  Maybe they should change their tag line to "Ignorant.  Conservative." 

So these are the things that keep me awake at night (okay, not really) that will probably never have any resolution in my mind.  But in the meantime, I'm on a mission to find a conservative environmentalist who doesn't wear clothing from the PINK line at Victoria's Secret.  Wish me luck!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Yes, blah is how I've felt about blogging lately.  Or for the past however many months.  Maybe it's been a year, I haven't looked.  It's not as easy to upload photos from my iPhone as it was from my Droid, and I always like pictures with my posts, so I just quit doing it.  But some of my favorite blogs are written by people who never post pictures, so I figure maybe it's okay to be photo-free.  My blog friend will often post a list of "currents" or a SMP (7-minute-post - can't remember how she came up with the number 7) so I figured today I will do one of those to ease my way back in to blogging again.

February Currents

Current Books: I'm actually reading two.  One is Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety, recommended by my doctor who thinks I may have a "smattering" of Asperger's.  Some people seem surprised by this revelation, but not me.  It actually explains quite a lot.  I'm only about 1/4 of the way through so the beginning has been kind of boring since it's technical and terminology related, but it is getting interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing how I can relate it to Xander and/or myself.

The other book I'm reading is my winter/spring bible study James: Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore.  I love me some Beth Moore.  She's not for everybody, but to me she is to the bible what Cliff Notes are to Shakespeare.  My favorite study of hers that I've done so far is about the book of Esther, but James is fascinating as well. 

Current Playlist: I'm such a wild card with my music, the other day I downloaded Christian, Rap, Country, Fats Domino, R&B, Rock and Cajun music.  My favorite song right now though is Daylight by Maroon 5

Current Color: eggplant

Current Drink: my new smoothie concoction.....almond milk, banana, almond butter, chia seeds, cocoa and ice.  Healthy and keeps me full.

Current Food: these Quinoa and Black Bean Tortilla Chips from Trader Joe's.  So yummy and you don't need salsa.

Current Favorite Favorite: Extra-clean master bath.  Thought I couldn't afford a cleaning service, but I can afford my kids.  Taught them how to clean our bathroom this weekend for some cold hard cash.  I'm talking toothbrush-to-the-grout kind of deep cleaning.  They are already responsible for cleaning the other two bathrooms, so if I can keep this up I could get out of cleaning bathrooms for at least the next 9 years while they're both still living here.

Current Wish List: new flooring, new kitchen table, new family room know, just a few odds and ends - ha!

Current Needs: A pantry.  Who buys a house without a pantry?!  Apparently we do.  I was so excited to get a garage and a basement that I was sure having an island and more cupboards would be plenty of storage.  Wrong!
Current Triumph: Cleaning out my closet (literally, not like the Eminem song).  I donated three trash bags worth of clothes to the Goodwill this week.  Yay, me!
Current Annoyance: School parking lot.  Ingress, egress, it's really not a difficult concept.  And if you're in the pick-up line, don't leave your car and walk away.  And don't make your own new lane.  Seriously, people.  It's not hard.
Current Indulgence: New recipe I got from Pinterest for some cookie bars that taste like no-bakes but are healthier. 
Current Blessing: Some things seem to be falling in to place

Current Outfit: pajama pants and a t-shirt

Current Excitement: Going to the Autism and Asperger's conference next month.  The main speaker is Temple Grandin and I'm so excited to hear her.

Current Project: Organizing.  Got a few things for my half of the master closet today at The Container Store with some gift cards my dad and step-mom got me for Christmas.  I could spend all of our money in that place but I was good and spent only what I had gift cards for. But in the meantime I found a whole bunch of other things that I could put to great use.

Current Link: Pinterest, of course.