Saturday, October 08, 2005

Belgian Waffles

That's what Jake and I had for breakfast today-er-lunch? Brunch? It was about noon when we started making them. As I stood in the kitchen trying to decide what to make for us, breakfast or lunch, Jake happened to spin the lazy susan around and spotted the wafflemaker; a gift we received at our wedding shower. So we decided to make waffles which of course we ate too many of. (Next time I know to cut the batter recipe in half) Too much sweetness!!! And of course I also remembered why I dislike to use wafflemakers, sandwich makers, and George Foreman grills. The clean-up is impossible! Why don't they make it so the little grill parts snap out for easy wash? Why must I jam a butter knife and paper towel into the little cracks to try and get the batter out? Do they make these items with removable grill/griddle parts & I just happen to own cheap ones that don't do it? Arghhh! But anyway. It was fun to make waffles with Jake. He got all excited by it-and mixed up the eggs, and set the timer each time. I love him so much.

So-I've been trying to keep myself busy lately. My sister finally left the deadbeat creep she's been living with for the past three years. FINALLY! But this is a post on its own-so I'll tackle that another time. Since I quit my job and I've been home, I've OBSESSED about getting pregnant. Seeing that it hasn't happened yet, I decided to keep myself busy and focus on other things. At the end of my last cycle I burst into tears and cried because it didn't work for us. There is a lot more to the story...including positive home pregnancy tests, and a negative one...a longer cycle and then finally my period. It was looking so very good. I don't know if it was a normal cycle or if maybe an early miscarriage? They say that many pregnancies end early with miscarriage so frequently that women don't even realize. Ever have a late period?

Anyhow...this cycle I've decided not to temperature everyday and to limit my time at the TCOYF boards too. I think I need to focus on weightloss. Always a sore subject for me. Since the time I was in 7th grade til now I have struggled with my weight which just keeps going up and down. I am almost to my heaviest weight again and I desperately need to do something about it. My only problem is that I have a hard time doing it alone. I can't motivate myself. I don't know why. I think I am fairly intelligent. I know being heavy isn't healthy and I know I am dissatisfied with who I am right now...but somehow that isn't motivation enough. *sigh* I don't know what to do.

I really want to get this ceramic studio going in our basement but what is holding up the whole show is a kiln. I can not allow us to buy one brand new. It is way too expensive so, I've been watching Ebay like mad trying to find a good deal on a used one in our area. (they are too heavy to ship, pick-up only) Anyhow, there haven't been many kiln sales in the NY, PA, or OH area. Anywhere else is too far to drive. (With these gas prices these days!) Anyone have one they'd like to donate or sell to me?

Alright. I have a ton to do today...sitting on my butt won't help get it done (nor will it help the weight problem) so, I must go.

5 comments:

kelly said...

you could always look in the dc metro area (northern virginia, dc, parts of maryland) and i could bring it home to you the next time i drive up there...

Ms. Momma said...

:-) Thanks Kelly. Very sweet of you!

K Jones said...

Jensen, do you do any work as an illustrater for children's books? I know you want the kiln and all but I wondered if you did any illustration work. I may need that service in the future and I'd like to give it to a fellow blogger. I have a children's book that I am kind of working on and it needs a few illustrations. If I get someone interested in it, I may look you up. No pressure, just wondering.

Indigo said...

I love waffles, but agree with you that the clean up sucks. Which, is why I usually double the batch, make a ton of them and freeze them. That way I can pop them in the toaster one at at time. :-)

Ms. Momma said...

Good plan Indigo. I like to make extra french toast for that same exact reason!