United States of Motherhood: November 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

One Night of Tom Douglas, The Dahlia Bakery & Macy's Culinary Council: Getting Baked in Washington

As a blogger, there are many aspects of my job that I love.  

However, blogging?  It can be lonely.  

You forge wonderful friendships on the internet with people with whom you most likely will never have the opportunity to meet. 


So that said, I jump at local opportunities.  JUMP!  You mean this mom gets to interact with real live bodies?  Who talk?  There will be yummy food?  I can make it a date with my husband?  There will be celebrity chefs?  All in Seattle.

Dream come true!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Don't You Judge Me!! I Have a New Lover...

Yep, a new lover.  

Okay, not new really... Well...  Kind of true since I do loves me some FOOD!

We shall call my lover meat and potatoes....because that's what it is.

IT?  It was also breakfast:

Mmmm breakfast

Don't You Judge Me!! This was totally paleo and gluten free...except for the glaze and butter in the taters.

Ughhh...baby steps.  I fell off the bandwagon on Monday and ate a mind-blowing amount of Tom Douglas Serious Pie Pizza.

Seriously check my instagram for the evidence. 

Pages and pages of yeasty dough and melty cheese and salty sausage.  Drippy.  Greasy.  Chewy.  Nom.

Yep, I cheated and I am being punished!!   I've had acid reflux so bad for days that it has taken my breath away and made me teary.  I have had headaches.  The fuzzy head came back.  Ok, body.  You win.  Wheat is the devil.

So this breakfast, whilst not super healthy, at least had no @#$%^&* wheat or grain.

So today?  Today maybe I will live without drinking a half bottle of Gaviscon and popping prescription GERD pills that I had not taken in month before the pizza incident.

Then tomorrow?  Maybe I will get back to kale and lean meat and CROSSFIT!!

One bite at a time my friend.  One bite at a time!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dogs and Sleeping in Tongues

Guess how you can tell my pup is REALLY asleep...besides the snoring and twitching feet?? 

Yep he sticks his cute wittle tongue out. 

I love this dog!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

On Learning Curves & Flaxseed

Mmm chocolate almond butter protein shake...this time with 1 tbsp flaxseed instead of  the 1/2 CUP flaxseed mistake of last week.  


I haz learning curve. :)


Just attended the packed Veterans Day assembly at kid #3's school.  Then we had a receiving line where my husband, a dozen or so other veteran family members, and I shook hands with 400+ students, teachers, and parents.  I haven't shook firmly that many hands in...well ever.

It was a honor and a privilege to stand in a line of multiple services and generations to be thanked for our service.  I love Washington. I love the United States. This is yet another reminder to me that no matter the election, we need to be one nation, indivisible, for the struggles ahead and I would and still will fight for this nation still today with my dying breath. 

Bless America!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Autumn of Life and Life's Red Carpet

Seb and I are walking on nature's red carpet of life.  Not sure how many walks we have left...old guy slept past noon and it hurts to walk...but while we can, we will keep walking. 

Never give  up. 

So thankful for these fall day with my  furry friend of 15 years...

Monday, November 5, 2012

What will you do today to push yourself??

Another day another crossfit workout. 

Crossfit Karen?

150-14 lb wall balls thrown to 10 feet for time??  

Done!!  I got this!  15:23 slow, but steady, but something to check off the list...

And I didn't vomit although my body told me to...

What will you do today to push yourself??

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cookie Breath

Oh hello there!!  

I am excited to offer you this outstanding opportunity to get me a cookie. I luvs me some cookiez!!  

COOKIEZzzz!  Cookiezzzz?

Okay, I wait here and pant on you until you realize what a chance in a lifetime this is!!!  

Pant, pant...can you smell liver on my breath?? 

Do you know what would smell better?? 

Cookie breath!!!

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