Friday, September 21, 2012

From 0 to 60 in seconds...

Sometimes I wish my stress levels weren't either 0 or out of control. I try not to stress out and don't let things get to me. I fell for the most part I don't worry during the day. I just have faith that things will work out if I am doing all I can. THEN it seems like I have moments where my stress gets out of control and my poor husband has to listen to my irrational ramblings through a lot of tears. Does anyone else do that? I'm sure you don't. I am quite a weird one.Well today I am focusing on my blessings so another freak out doesn't happen haha. Here is a recent list:

I went to the doctor again because it seems like it's been a year of me feeling crappy ALL the time. I was sick of trying to convince them not to prescribe me medicine for dizziness but to find out WHY I am so light headed and exhausted all the time. Finally my doctor took blood work and it showed that even with me taking iron, I have low iron. It also showed that my B12 levels are lower than low. These are both forms of Anemia and it makes it really hard for my body to get oxygen. Hopefully with my new supplements I will feel normal again.

I wasn't charged a dime at my doctor's appointment.

I wasn't charged a dime at my eye appointment either!

I got 110% on a test in my first aid class.

Now today and tomorrow I have to study for and take two tests, for anatomy I will be thrilled if I pass.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dinner that made me say Mmmmmm

I will admit that I am not really a good cook. I pretend to be, but lately have been doing a bad job at it. I also know that one day I will be good at it. I have a hard time deciding what to cook, mainly. I like carrots and Jordan likes red meat and middle ground is sometimes hard to find. Well today my friends I found a very happy medium. It was all thanks to Apple Bee's and my good friend Julie who gave me the recipe to imitate their oriental chicken salad/wrap. Jordan moaned and groaned and ate four wraps. They were big, but if you know my husband, you know he could eat a horse. Anyway, here it is, if you want a happy husband like me. We also ate way too fast to snap a picture, so here is one from the world wide web.

Oriental Dressing:
3 T Honey
1 1/2 T White Vinegar
3 T mayo
1 t Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard
1/8 t sesame oil

Mix with a hand mixer or rigorously with a fork and chill in the fridge while you cook.

Chicken: (I guess you could grill it, but come on, frying is yummier and consumed once in a while it won't hurt)
2 chicken breasts, sliced into bite sized pieces
1 egg
1/2 c milk
1/2 c flour
1/2 c cornflakes crushed
1 t salt
1/4 t pepper
2 c canola oil

Heat oil to about 350* or over med-high in a skillet. Combine the egg and milk. Combine the dry ingredients. Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture and then flour mixture. Fry for about 5 min or until a nice brown crust appears.

3 c romaine lettuce
1 c red cabbage
1 c napa cabbage
1/2 large carrot
1 green onion
1 T sliced or chopped almonds
1/3 c chow mein noodles

Chop everything nice and small and combine. Top with chicken and a little dressing, or wrap in a yummy tortilla like we did. I tell you you will love it!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Labor day weekend

Since another weekend is coming up, I should probably blog about the wonderful Labor Day weekend I had. We were able to stay with my sister Jennifer in Grand Junction. She just had a sweet baby named Eleanor Anne. Her family was also moving so we were able to help. Their new house is so awesome. It has more bedrooms, bathrooms and living spaces. We unpacked and shopped for new things all weekend. It was really fun for me to watch Jordan use all his rippling muscles. He helped Jackson put all the food storage below the house in the crawl space. There is no way my misquote bump biceps could have done the job. He is such a great man. We LOVED spending so much time with family. We saw everybody for at least a day. I can't wait until the next time that happens. I am lame and only came away with these two pictures. I will take more next time.