Our kitchen is kind of an eyesore. It's not really that bad, but it has a lot of issues, and the colors definitely weren't helping.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
I had to get my blood drawn yesterday, and even though the nurse probably thought I was completely insane, it actually went really well.
I have this needle thing. And by thing, I mean phobia. I hate needles. I hate them so, so much. I know it doesn't hurt. It's weird that every time it comes up, everyone's first comment is, "It doesn't even hurt." I knoooooow. It doesn't bother me because it hurts, it bothers me because...well, actually I'm not sure why. But it does. I suppose fear can't always be rationalized.
When it came time to go back yesterday and get it done, I started having a panic attack. Jamin knew what was coming, the nurse, unfortunately, did not.
It's frustrating when the person giving you a shot/doing your IV/drawing your blood says things to calm you down like, "You're making it much worse than it is." Honestly, has that ever worked? As if mid-panic I'm going to stop and say, "You know, I never thought of it that way, you're right!" and be fine. Lady, I know I'm freaking out. Obviously, if I could get through this without that reaction, I would.
The other thing she said was, "You're going to have a baby! This is nothing!"
Uh, was that supposed to make me feel better or worse?
But seriously, that was the best it's ever gone. I was actually calm (I use that word loosely) enough for them to get started pretty quickly after I sat down, and I only cried for about 15 minutes after it was over. Last time I think I just cried on and off all day. Major improvement.
Even though I knew it wasn't bleeding and didn't need it, I did have to have Jamin switch out the cotton ball and tape for a band-aid last night. I just wasn't ready to have to look at it yet.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I will keep up with this.
A few of my weekly recipes have slacked a bit...especially the monkey bread. I cut up canned biscuits, covered them with cinnamon, sugar and butter, and stuck it in the oven. However, it was delicious.
The next week I tried slow cooker berry cobbler. Have I mentioned that I love crock pot recipes? Because I do. I really really do. I used blueberries and blackberries instead of blueberries and raspberries (simply because I could not find raspberries at Meijer, which I thought was strange), but it was still really good. I made it at my in-laws, and Jamin and I had a little bit before we went to my cousin's confirmation at church. When we got back to pick up the crock pot and the dog on the way home, the rest was gone! It was easy and definitely good, I didn't even get a second serving!
Last week was won ton cheese sticks. I used string cheese, which was alright, but if I try it again I may try another kind of cheese. It was kind of hard to roll it up, even after I cut the cheese in half. I was worried that the cheese would still be cold after the outside had finished cooking (stovetop temperature control is so not my thing), but they were actually pretty warm. Neither Jamin or I like cheese sticks after the middle has cooled off and it gets that weird rubbery texture, so we did have to make sure we ate them fairly quickly.
So even though I feel like the monkey bread was kind of a cop out, I've still made something every week. I've already repeated the pot roast and the biscuits, so I think that this has definitely been worth it. I like that we've added a few new meals into our rotation, and I feel like I've learned a lot about cooking.