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Pizza!



I love pizza but I don’t eat pork. It can be difficult to find a store-bought one I like that I find eatable. I’m just not a big fan of just a cheese pizza. Soooo…

I kinda cheated on this one. I bought a 3 cheese frozen pizza. I thawed it out a bit before adding my favorite toppings.

Sliced Green Olives
Baby Spinach
Mushrooms

Then I just followed the directions on the pizza box. Minus 3-5 min.

I sometimes add tomatoes or extra cheese but I didn’t feel like having the tomatoes and the kids had eaten all my shredded cheese (those dingle-hoppers). So that’s my quick fix for a pizza craving.


Tagged: pizzamushroomsgreen olivescheese

Homemade Salad

This is one of my favorite salads and its so easy to make. This is what I put into it:

Tomatoes
Green Onions
Cucumber
Black Beans
Chic Peas
Fresh Lime Juice
Sour Cream
Cottage Cheese
Add Favorite Seasonings

I chopped up the tomatoes, green onions, and cucumber. Then I added all the ingredients to a large bowl. this is my first time using the juice of a lime. I liked it so much better than the apple cider vinegar I usually use. This is also the first time I added cottage cheese. I had bought a brand I ended up not liking so I have been trying to add it to things. I usually use Greek Seasoning, my favorite, but was out so I just added salt and pepper. We usually eat this like a dip. My kids like the dipping Fritos or white corn chips and I prefer wheat crackers.


Tagged: saladblack beanschic peastomatoesgreen onionscucumbersour creamcottage cheeselimeeasy

Itchy Skin

What is up with all the itchiness!?! For weeks now my legs have been itchy, but today it is almost unbearable and now my feet itch. I have tried different body washes and lotions and nothing seems to help. I read itchiness can be a common occurrence in pregnancy but I can’t recall it affecting my extremities before. Just my torso area. * Scratch scratch *

For lunch I made myself a smoothie. It was so easy and took less than 3 min. to make. I didn’t measure anything just kinda threw it all together in my blender and blended it on high. Here’s what I used:

Frozen Blueberries

Fresh Strawberries

Coconut Milk

Some people like to add sugar for a sweeter taste but I don’t like the added sugar and it was plenty sweet for me :-)

I wish the pic could show you how purple it really was

For lunch I made myself a smoothie. It was so easy and took less than 3 min. to make. I didn’t measure anything just kinda threw it all together in my blender and blended it on high. Here’s what I used:

Frozen Blueberries

Fresh Strawberries

Coconut Milk

Some people like to add sugar for a sweeter taste but I don’t like the added sugar and it was plenty sweet for me :-)

I wish the pic could show you how purple it really was

Me at 9 1/2 weeks on my birthday.

Me at 9 1/2 weeks on my birthday.

My Exciting News

So! I do have something exciting to post. I am 10 weeks pregnant! I have to admit I’m trying not to get to excited yet. I lost twins this last July when I was 111/2 weeks. So I’m waiting to see if I have a sticky baby. 
I have 4 beautiful intelligent children. Who really aren’t children anymore. I have 3 boys and a girl. Their ages are 22, 21(almost), 19 and 171/2. So as you can see It’ll be like starting over. Last year’s twins and this one were not planned. My birth control method seems to be failing me after all these years. 
I have had a head cold these last few days and it was pretty bad today. So I have been a little worried about it’s affect on the baby. I have been to the doctor once so far. My iron was really low so I have been trying to get that up. My energy level has improved since and I don’t fall asleep right away after work now. Well this cold has me down a little. Until next time…. :-)

March 25th

Hi! I am very excited to get this up and going. I look forward to sharing my 40’s and interacting with all of you. This won’t be a focus on being forty but that’s where I’m at and this is my journey. Plus I just really liked the title.  At first this will start out as more of a daily updated journal, but I hope to add videos, pictures, forums, categorized topics of interest and all that good stuff that makes for a good web site. Please join me and share your journey of life. 

It is with mixed feelings that I face my forties.Some have come to dread the “F” word - but I say - bring it on - bring them all on!