Thursday Chit Chat Thread

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Thursday Chit Chat Thread
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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 9:26am

Good morning ladies, its Thursday!!  How are you today?

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Fri, 01-25-2013 - 12:10pm
At times it definitely is a bit harder, but now that I've gotten more into a rhythm of things, its not too bad. Avoiding most breads is really the key, but we like bread, so that's the harder part. I found a recipe for a breakfast bread and tried it this morning, I am amazed that it had no flour of any sort, but it puffed up just like bread in the oven. I liked it with my coffee and was happy with it. I wasn't home so I don't know if Emma ate it or not and I left Madison with it at daycare, so we'll see. It was a slightly different taste than I was assuming, but overall I was happy with it. I had strawberries on hand and added it on the side for the girls and I had it in the car with my coffee. http://practicalpaleo.blogspot.com/2012/04/paleo-breakfast-bread.html
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Fri, 01-25-2013 - 10:32am

The pancakes were from a Trader Joes mix.  The were good, but I don't think I would buy it again.  I can't begin to imagine the amount of work it takes to cook GF. 

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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 5:36pm

Hi all. I am exhausted. It was such a difficult and physical day at work.  Our problem student is back to the way he was at the beginning of the year. I'd be surprised if I don't fall asleep during dinner

Kids had regular school days, Kayleigh stayed after for GSA, and hopefully got a decent grade on her pre calc midterm today.

Tonight, Greys of course, and I have to enter some professional hours online, write out some cards and hopefully finish my book because book club meets tomorrow night

A beer sounds really good right now to me.

                                        Mindy

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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 1:12pm
Fingers crossed for you Chelle!! I know how much a part time job would mean and help you guys out! I hope you get it!
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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 1:12pm
Pumpkin pancakes sound good, that's one I haven't tried making yet. I've see quite a few gluten free pumpkin pancake recipes, but at this point, i am really tired of making things the kids won't eat. I know that down the line, in the long run, i am doing the best for them and hopefully they will thank me, but boy, the amount of backlash I am getting right now really makes me want to throw in the towel at times.
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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 12:18pm

I made pumpkin pancakes, sausage and bananas for brunch.  I have as full warm tummy, I want to go back to bed.  No idea on diner- good thing we're heading to the store.

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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 12:04pm

"I hate hate hate doing egg whites to a peak"

That was the part that made the recipe hard to me:)  I tend to avoid things like that, but they sound so good!  We all eat a wide a variety of veggies, but cauliflower is one we all actually like.

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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 11:53am

Morning, yes it is still morning.  LOL  I have a sick kid home.  Matthew was throwing up this morning and he seems warm to me.  I haven't taken his temp yet cause I just got home from grocery shopping.  Got the girls on their bus and off I was early to get the groceries.  All done and have about half put away.  Tim is home, he wasn't feeling too well this morning either.  Says he's feeling better so hoping he goes into work.  I am suppose to get a call about a job today.  SO EXCITED!!  It's at University of Alabama A&M.  It's here in town but where I am on the south west side of Huntsville this university is on the north east side of Huntsville.  I think I pretty much have the job, the lady is a friend of my mom and she does the hiring cause I will be helping her but the Dr who heads the Department has to also agree.  So we will meet hopefully next week.  It's part time and only part time which is what I am wanting.  Also hoping it means a discount on tuition costs but not sure Matthew would want to attend this University. So not anything going on tonight.  Tim and I decided to have lunch together today.  

For dinner we are having steaks and Matthew is suppose to cook them but now I'm not so sure.  He wants to wrap them in bacon.

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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 11:53am

It snowed.  A little.  We may get more tomorrow night- and i don't know if that would impact Govenor's school auditions on Sat.  i don't even know if Becca still wants it anyways.  We'll cross that bridge if she gets in.  She said she'd do the school orchestra Jr and Sr. year- just wouldn't be able to do the AP classes her sister did.  And I told her it's OK.  Since she doesn't really have a clue as to what she wants to study right now anyways- why push her to take an AP class we're going to have to pay for if she wants college credit for?  I would love for her to take the dual-enrollment English class SR year. 

 But I don't know if she'll go for it, and I'm done pushing her to do things.   Becca's such a different kid- you push her and she pushes back 10x harder.  She's already told me she's done with the Monday night orchestra.  She can't quit now, we've paid for the whole year, and I'm NOT letting her drop after paying $400+ another $75 for season tickets for DH and I.  But if she has no desire to auditon next year, then so be it. 

She has early release today.  They're off Friday.  And then I looked at the school calendar, and I guess they're off Monday too.  Whatever.  It just means that if weather gets bad tomorrow, and we can't get the shopping done that needs to be, she's got Monday to use gift cards, etc. 

Just a music lesson tonight.  Trying to catch up on laundry and such that has been on the back burner.  Shoot- I haven't even tackled the mess Kristen left when she went back to college- and she's been back on campus for almost a week now!

Cheryl

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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 11:39am
Heather, it wasn't really hard, just a bit time consuming. I hate hate hate doing egg whites to a peak, I have never been good at it. It definitely is "easier" with my kitchen aid mixer DH bought me, but I still don't like doing it. I think that for me what the worst part of the recipe. I am wondering if I can do a large batch of them and then flash freeze them after the stove top portion to freeze a big batch of them for later uses, then I can just take out a few at a time for DH and I for dinners, top them with cheese and then put them in the oven. I am going to try a big batch cook this weekend again if DH doesn't go out of town and I may add them to my list to do.
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