Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Cooking For A Husband Who Eats Like A Child

     The struggle has been real lately. I am on diet overload and my husband eats like a 6 year old. He doesn't like veggies, he doesn't like anything "mushy", he won't eat whole wheat, or thin crust pizza, or low carb. This is leading to cooking 2 meals. I try my whole day to eat greek yogurt, protein shakes, egg whites, fruit, and protein. Dinner is a different story. Tonight, we are having crockpot chicken and dumplings. (which i try to make as healthy as possible) with gluten free dough and low sodium cream of chicken. Still this is not what I need to be eating.

   I sometimes feel like my workouts and days of eating less than flavorful things are worthless when I come home to cook and eat like that. However, if I had more willpower, this would probably not be an issue. I cannot turn down chicken and dumplings...I am a southern woman.

   Do men not understand how much goes into planning a weeks worth of meals and grocery shopping? Sometimes it is so frustrating to cook something that you think everyone will love, only to hear that it is so mushy or doesn't taste like your mom's. Last week I made stuffed shells. Who doesn't like those? They were filled with ricotta cheese, sausage, and spinach. Only a person with a 6 year old palate would disapprove. Well...

So what is the way to fix this issue? I have tried hiding ingredients, not telling him what is in it, and simply cooking him something to eat and myself something different. None have worked so far.

I will keep you posted.

Monday, September 5, 2011

I have been beginning to think that I am in the midst of a midlife crisis. To most people this may seem strange, however, I am almost sure. Not that I have had one before to know excactly what one would feel like, but the emotional breakdowns are ridiculous.
I just 2.5 short weeks, I will be 25. My life is probably about as far as one could possibly get from where I thought that my life would be at this point in time. in my own mind, I would be married by 21 maybe have a kid or two by now with a loving husband, a career, and a cute little house that was just perfect for my family. Where I find myself, however, is completely single, working 2 jobs, and living in my parents basement. When is there going to be a break for someone like me?
If anyone has any thoughts or help. please please please let me know before I go out and buy a crazy new car or something that I will never be able to afford :) thanks

Sunday, August 21, 2011


I know what is right and wrong. I have been raised in a family of Christians and a father that has instilled the value of integrity and character and how much they mean to a person. Yet I continue to find myself in situations that leave me thinking, "how did I get here," and "why do I think this is fun?" I have found myself lately so un-worthy of God's mercy that is continuously given to me.
So, how, knowing this, can I continuously put myself in situations that warrents needing his grace every morning. But one thing that I cannot imagine is living a life and not knowing what His grace feels like. I wake up each morning with certain regrets, but know that I can take those to the Father in prayer and that he will give me to strength to make it through the day knowing that the sins that I commit are already covered under the fact that he paid for all of them on the cross for me. personally.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

money. money. money. money. money

have you ever seriously thought about the fact that you cant really servive without money. i am sitting here at work right now and i have had one haircut and am now just sitting and waiting for one more haircut that is coming at the end of my day. it is so frustrating to me to think that i went to school, found a job, and work 6 days a week... my last paycheck was 222.43. can someone please explain that to me? i am getting a little better, i usually have around 2 clients a day, but still... i feel like most people my age are making money and moving out and getting married... but i feel that i am still behind. i know that i have heard it takes around 2 years to build up a clientel so maybe i am being super impatient but its making me nervous. i didnt account for this on my 2 year plan. but at least im not the only one that is sitting back here and the others definitely have more experience then me so idk if that should make me feel better, like its not just me or worse like idk if it will get better. so i guess we will keep posted.
i know that god says that you should keep your identity in him and not worry about other peoples lives, but i cant help but be frustrated that others lives are moving so much faster then mine...

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Well oporation get my butt in shape is not working out today as well as I would have hoped. Why can I never get things right when it comes to losing weight. maybe its because i will work ouit for a week and then feel an inch smaller and be done. so, this is my last shred of laziness- goal for the summer, lose 20 lbs.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

For the love of love

My life has been consumed with weddings lately. It seems that every where I turn someone else is engaged, their wedding is this week or they are on their honeymoon. I'm super excited for all of these people, most of them are my closest friends...but I can't help but be disappointed in myself at the same time. All of this is just everything that I had planned for my own life by this time. Its really hard for me to realize that I'm almost twenety five and have 2 year plan or really any plan at all when it comes to knowing when or if I will ever get married. I don't know if its jealousy or stress or just wishing that I had someone to go to sleep with every night and wake up to every morning and spend all of my time with and thinking about.
Times like this are when I'm glad that I have God and a hope. I know that His plan is better then mine. And maybe I am doing something wrong as to where God doesn't want to bless me with the desires of my heart.
So that leaves me now to try and figure out what to do now. Should I keep my 2 year plan or give it up and just roll with whatever. I hate being out of control but maybe that is what I'm supposed to be learning right now...
we will see

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Something amazing happened in my life this weekend. In the midst of the worst possible day ever, I realized exactly the change that needs to take place in my life.
I don't feel like I have ever honestly heard the voice of God so clearly as I did yesterday. When I totally thought that I was broked beyond the point of return and there was no way that this could get better, regretting going home to face real people, I heard Him.
I have longed for so long to hear God speak. I listen to people all the time tell me that they heard God say this and God spoke to them in this way. I was beginning to doubt my salvation because I could never remember a time that I actually heard God speak to me. But yesterday, I did. "Everything is going to be ok, but these things need to change."
It's incredible to me to know that I serve a God that can take something that you never think you will be able to get out of and make it the most amazing experience of your life. And now that I'm home, the things that he said are coming true. He is also a helpful God, He knows exactly the things that are hard for me to do on my own and he is taking the steps to remove those things from my life.
I have heard storys like this all of my life but I have never experience it for myself until yesterday and today. I truely serve the most phenominal God ever!! I could not be more excited about the friendships and the changes that are coming out of this situation.

Please pray for me as I continue to pursue these changes and steps in my life!!