February 4, 2012

this and that

::  Bah.  Why have I turned into such an insomniac again?  This morning I was up at 4:47.  Yes before 5am.  What is wrong with me?  And I try to go back to sleep but of course my mind is racing with a million things.  Plus half the time I'm waking up from absurd dreams.  Yesterday I know it was something about being in a pool full of leeches.  And some of my professors from college where there.  What the heck is that all about?

::  On a much happier note, does anyone remember what tomorrow is?  Why World Nutella Day of course!  I know you all have been anticipating it.  Do you have a giant jar of Nutella and some recipes lined up?  :o)  If you're completely at a loss of something to make on this fine occasion, here are a list of recipes I've been wanting to try:

Ok I'll stop.  I really just need a pinterest board dedicated to tasty Nutella treats.  Three Nutella recipes I've made and highly recommend:  Nutella Puppy Chow, Peanut Butter Nutella Swirl Cookies, and No Bake Nutella S'Mores Crunch Bars.  Ryann and I are going to make our Nutella treat today, then I'll share it tomorrow and post a link-up if you want to get in on the action.  I have a feeling I'll be alone in this little celebration but whatever.  I'm excited :o).

::  A random picture from Georgia.  Because it is the only other one I've edited.


::  I'm having a hard time being productive this week.  I was sick on Monday and it totally killed my mood for the week I think.  My mom and I have folded over 90 large tissue poms, plus close to 50 mini ones, so at least I've got a good head start for Ryann's party.  But I've got a lot of stuff to design, some laundry to wash and a dirty house.  Fail.  Can someone send me some productive juice?  Thanks.

::  On Monday I took a few pictures of Ryann playing outside.  She was having a good old time throwing a couple balls around.  A couple of the pictures I took?  Totally look like she is about to, or just did, get slammed in the face.  Hahahahaha....


::  Tears.  So many freaking tears.  Ryann is just a hot mess.  The good news?  I can just see a teeny tiny tip of white at the back of her mouth.  The two year molars are indeed barging their way through her gums.  Obviously that sucks, but I'm just happy to know that after these we will be done with teething for a bit!  If I go back through and read my posts about when life has been really hard around here, it almost always seems to coincide with teeth coming in.  So maybe it will be all puppies and rainbows when these suckers are done.  Oh who am I kidding.  She's a toddler.  Enough said.

::  Last week I made the crock pot chili recipe I shared with you.  Only this time I used lean ground turkey.  Pretty much couldn't tell a difference.  So if you liked that chili, and want to make it a wee bit healthier, try turkey! 

::  Have you seen the new sandals for toddler girls are Target?  Ryann and I were browsing there this week (surprise surprise) and I seriously wanted to buy like five pairs for her.  Unfortunately Target sandals didn't work out at all for us last year, so I'm not sure they will this year either.  So I'm trying to hold off buying any until, um, we actually need sandals.  But they are so cute... I'm in love with these and these.

::  Ok.  Really.  Now I'm going to go be productive...


Amber said...

We still have a few more months before 2 but I've heard the 2 yr teeth are rough.

Oh how I love nutella, I could also create an entire pin board

Megan said...

We changed everything we ate that had ground beef to group turkey and I honestly can't tell any difference. I love the ball photos!

Jess Judkins said...

Wait today was nutella day??? I think I may have to celebrate tomorrow.

Ryann is adorable!

and I might just make your crock pot chili recipe this week :-) I just had a root canal and was telling my husband today "I can eat chili!" :-)

Tammy said...

I love that pic of her little face through the shark book, so cute! I hear ya on not feeling productive. eeehhh. I fluffled one of those poms on Fri. night for my daughter's upcoming 1st bday party and decided with any luck at all, I'll do 10, ha!

Mason's Mama said...

Ryan is sooo cute! Love those pictures. My little Mason is 20 months and getting into the fit-throwing stage. I hope this is a short phase!

Pete and Mo said...

Would you consider doing a post on Ryann's birthday party planning? Would love to hear about your DIY projects, the invites/design, and all the fun stuff (decor wise) you have planned!!!