Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Best Friend Tug-O-War

That moment when you realize that your husband will always choose his best friend over you...

THIS is not a great feeling and it has been something that you were suspicious of for quite some time. There were whispers of it a along but you shrugged them off as 'crazy-wife-conspiracy-theories' for some odd years. And then there was 'the' moment, the moment that you had gone over in your head numerous times thinking 'I would be crushed if he made 'this decision over that decision'  but 'naw, he would never do that to me, he loves me with all of his heart.'!!! - and he chooses HIM!!!!

It isn't that he doesn't love you and it isn't that he wants to hurt your feelings - it is just some unnatural bond between a husband and his best friend that you just can't digest. I mean seriously, we LOVE our best friends, we'd fight tooth and nail for them (and have). Anyone that dares speaks out against them, BEWARE!!!! But there is/must be something different between that close male bond that differently defines the two types of BFF's. WE would never, ever, ever choose our best friend over our husband (no matter what the circumstances were), I mean HE IS OUR HUSBAND for goodness sake! But somewhere during the bonding of these two fools (ahem - I mean men) they have decided that wives-be-damned - if there is even a hint of allegiance being violated in the circumstance.

Sometimes I'm not sure if I envy this bond, this do-or-die commitment between friends or if I resent it. I tend to err on the side of resentment because after all, HE is the most important thing in MY LIFE, why should I not be HIS most important thing?!?!

Oh well, the Venus vs. Mars thing probably comes into play but who am I to judge? I'm just sitting here getting my feelings hurt.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

My Latest Addiction - Periscope!

Have you heard about Periscope? Periscope is an app that lets you share and experience live video streams direct from your smartphone or tablet. I'm addicted already. I'm not sure what it is about it that I like so much, maybe it really is what they claim that is so intriguing 'Explore the world through someone else's eyes.'

It's real life, mostly unrehearsed and it's interesting. I am following some of my favorite bloggers, Facebook pages, etc. - so that helps I'm sure. I've gotten to know them somewhat through their written word but being able to see them, hear them speak, watch their mistakes (no proofreading goes on here) - is so much cooler. 
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I have only been a spectator so far but I'm anxious to jump in once I gain some confidence that I have something worth hearing, especially in a LIVE setting. ;)

You can follow me on Periscope - @GoddessOfHoopla and if you're on it drop your username in the comments below or suggestions of folks to follow.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Diet Thing - Part 2

So, as you've read - I'm DIETING. And since I am experimenting with healthy foods/recipes via Pinterest, I thought I would share my thoughts and opinions on the foods I'm making. The original thought process on this, was to WARN ya'll on some of the not-so-yummy ones but so far I've liked everything except for one and that was just a taste preference. So that's good. I also have to say that I am undecided oh which 'diet' I'm following per se, but I can say that right now I am pretty much doing the Paleo thing.

The very first 'Pinterest' recipe that I made was this one: Avocado Bacon and Eggs from The View From In Here (Pin it for later: This was the one that I didn't care for. In theory it was a great idea BUT I've decided that I hate (like really hate) baked avocados. If you like baked avocados then you should really enjoy this recipe. It looked just like the pictures and her updates made it easy to make. I decided that I liked the idea of avocado, bacon, and eggs - so next time I decided to scramble an egg and serve it over an slicedavocado half, topped with crumbled bacon - THAT version was YUM.
Photo Courtesy: The View From In Here

Photo Courtesy: The View From In Here
The next recipe that I tried was this one: Chorizo Stuffed Zucchini {Paleo} from The View From In Here (Pin It for later: I REALLY liked this one. Not only was it delicious but it was super simple too. My husband and I had it for lunch on Saturday. This one will stay on the rotation.

Photo Courtesy: Bravo Paleo
Tonight I made Paleo Chicken Salad Wraps from Bravo for Paleo. I made Paleo & Gluten-Free Tortillas from Paleo Newbie and they were way easy and totally DELICIOUS. I'm in love with them. I am super excited to have found this recipe cause there was NO WAY in heck that I was going to pay $10+ to buy a 7 count of Paleo Wraps, nuh-uh no way!!! But if you are into that kind of thing, you can find them on Amazon. I also have to admit that I fully planned on making the Paleo mayonnaise using nom nom paleo's recipe. BUT I suck at planning sometimes and just was too impatient to do it tonight, I will for sure next time and let you know what I thought. This was a fabulous dinner (husband liked it too) and I will definitely be making it again.

So, the moral to my story is, so far so good and totally worth it.

To be continued...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

ACK Attack on the Diet Thing

Hey there! I am dieting (or if you'd rather use the politically correct term, "making a lifestyle change"). Either way, I began 3 days ago and of course I am already struggling. Not really with the loss of the things I hold dear, like a Pepsi or a large McDonald's Coke (light ice), or even sugar in general. I am dealing okay with that stuff (so far). I'm struggling with the fact that I poorly planned for this 'lifestyle change' and I didn't get a lot of alternative food from the grocery store and now I am starving and eating the same crap over and over again. So I am sitting here (or was before I starting writing this post - ADD in full-force) browsing Pinterest looking at Paleo recipes, trying to create a menu and from that a grocery list. I'm not really even doing a Paleo 'diet' but the foods that you can eat on Paleo are pretty much those I am aiming for anyhow, so that is where I am starting. And I am discovering that SO MANY of the foods I love already can be combined to make a delicious meal that is healthy for me. Turns out this isn't going to be so hard after all. I am pretty excited about this little recipe - it's quick, easy, and looks delish: Oven Baked - Avocado, Bacon & Eggs from The View From In Here. Want to Pin It for Later, here's my pin:

Photo Courtesy of: The View From In Here
By the way, I've lost 3 full pounds since Monday (3 days ago). Yay me!!!

And by the way, by the way, I am so super ADD (self-diagnosed) lately that you can't even believe how long it took me to write this post and mid-way through I had forgotten what my dang point way. haha Gotta love being me. xo

Monday, August 11, 2014


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Just a quick post so that I can claim my blog on bloglovin'. Do you use bloglovin'? I have been using it to read my favorite blogs in one spot but it just dawned on me that I haven't put MY BLOG on there. Duh. That is all.
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NOW, that is all. ;)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

You know you haven't eaten fast food in a while when...

OMGosh - my life is so random sometimes. Four of the kids and I went out to run some quick errands today (pay a bill cause I'm such a procrastinator that today was my drop dead date AND let the 11 year old boy use his Game Stop gift card he got from a friend for his birthday on Friday). After paying the bill, I decided to treat them to In-N-Out cause YUM! We ordered, we ate, we left and headed to the mall. Got in the freaking mall parking lot and YIKES - there was NO WAY I was going to be able to make it inside. My stomach had absolutely flipped out (like it felt like it was flipping inside out) and I was wearing ALL white. No way, suckers, this mom is not taking that kind of chance! So off we drove home so I could use the bathroom. ARGH, so super lame having I.B.S. But of course when we got home, I wasn't the only one calling dibs on 1 of the 3 bathrooms. haha Well, GOOD (I don't like to suffer alone.) Whew, potential embarrassing crisis avoided. Once everyone had been "saved", back in the car, and back to the mall we went. Almost shat myself again, when the 16 year old daughter announced that "In-N-Out is like ipecac for your butthole." hahaha Dang, I LOVE these kids.