Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 34

More than 6 months ago I made bran muffins. Loyd loved them so much that 2 dozen muffins would be gone in under 2 days and I would have eaten 2 or 3. So I stopped making them. Tonight I decided to make them again. I made regular sized muffins and mini bran banana muffins. I would have added nuts but I'm out. Loyd is so happy and promises to eat no more than 2 a day. LOL. We'll see.

Day 33

Wednesday I volunteered to help babysit for the mothers who are in cubscouts. Aneta and I had a great time with the kids. We played hide and seek the music makers, simon says, and we made music with the little tambourines and bells. The kids were super cute.

Day 32

Every Tuesday I attend Claudia Bushman's Mormon Women's History class. It is very interesting, and we never cease to have great discussions. If you look in the corner you will see the one lone man in the class. Last semester we had 2 men. This class keeps my brain wheels turning for when I start school again as an enrolled student.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 30

We have a new favorite comedy called Community. We are working on the 2nd season now. It is really very funny. It is set at a community college and 7 classmates form a spanish study group. Sooo funny. I think we watched the first season in under a week. Yeah - we are hooked.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 29

Well, today marks the beginning of my 3rd trimester. Durden aka Lil' Dirty, is kicking and wriggling all the time. I think he kicks to the beat of music he likes as well. When I have Jack Johnson playing I feel tiny little kicks in the same place. Funny.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 28

Oh no! Our first broken plate. I was at the computer and heard a crash and crunch. I thought it was one of our good pyrex dishes. No, just a small saucer. Whew! I thought we should record the beginning of the end of our complete set of dishes. :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 27

I was so happy to come home from the eye doctor today to a clean bathtub! Thanks Loyd. I have to say for Loyd's sake, that he does clean up around the house. Buuuuuut when it comes to cleaning the toilet, bathtub, or mopping, or any kind of deep cleaning...ummm...let's just say he hasn't graduated to that level. Now it is becoming more and more difficult and uncomfortable to bend into the tub to clean it, so Loyd will have to take over tub duty. P.S i knew he didn't deep clean before we were married - Nancy can vouch for the state of his bathroom in his single days. yikes!

Day 26

Our apartment is beginning the metamorphosis process from a habitable location into a packing zone. Actually, we really haven't begun the packing phase, we just have been too lazy to put these boxes under the bed or in the storage unit. Beginning after my mom visits we will start packing up for the move back to Utah.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 25 Valentines Day

It is our Valentines tradition to eat sushi. This is our 4th year celebrating sushi Valentines Day together. I still would like to receive flowers one of these days. Maybe next year.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 24

On a previous post I talked about Harvard Ave and how one of the great things about it, are these trees and their gi-normous roots. I had to share. I wish you could tell from this picture just how great these trees really are.

Day 21, 22, 23

I can't believe I went 5 days without posting a picture. Well...I have been out of it!
Top Picture - I started getting all snotty and drainagee and sinusee - so I kept my sinuses cleaned out and in 2 days filled up the garbage can with all my snot rags! 

Well, then I developed acid reflux, which is now my constant companion. I thought it would get better, or I could ignore it, but then I developed this racking cough. So now I am coughy, and acid refluxee, and still snotty. Just today did I decide I should get something for the acid reflux. I am also cutting down on the common acid reflux culprits like dairy, fried foods, sugary foods, tomatoes, juices and citrus fruits. I don't know what I'm going to eat. I have been loving yogurt, oranges, and any kind of juice I can find. Sad.

And Finally, the 3rd picture. I began working on a quilt for one of my nieces several months ago and then grew bored. Well, her birthday is coming up here soon, so I need to get it done. I finished cutting out all the squares (164) and paired them up. I am making a quilt as you go quilt. Basically, each block is a miniature quilt. Then you put the pieces together with sashing - so lines of quilt in between each block and then the border. WOW! It is a project for sure. I feel bad giving away my first quilt...I have no idea what I'm doing, so it will no doubt be crazy looking. I hope she's not insulted. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 20

For those of you who didn't know, I am teaching myself to play the piano. I have the regular practice books that I spend a great deal of time on, but to keep it fun and to keep myself challenged I practice a few other songs as well. This is one of the songs I am trying to learn. It is the simplified version ofcourse. I attempted the regular version...uh not yet. I was so frustrated. But this is just difficult enough. This is one of my favorite songs and I like to sing it to my belly. :)

Concerning the previous post (day 19)

Yeah, I just crushed Angela 47-13.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

365 Days of Pictures - Day 19

This is our newest game. A Christmas present from Bobby. It is extremely simple and yet fun. And it is one of the only games...ok. The ONLY game that I consistently whoop Loyd's tail. He has won once and by only 1 or 2 points. We just played  and I won 70 to 52. HAHAHAHAHA!

Monday, February 7, 2011

365 Days of Pictures - Day 18

Aaaaah. Loyd giving my feet a nice rubdown. I guess I didn't drink enough water today cuz my feet were so swollen today. Yuck!

365 Days of Pictures - Day 17

For Christmas we received an electric kettle. It boils water in under 90 seconds. It's awesome! My consumption of hot cocoa has....remained the same. But! It is so much easier, faster, and cleaner now. Love it!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

365 Days of Pictures - Day 16

Hey I'm starting my 25th week of pregnancy today! Loyd looked at me this afternoon and said "Wow! You're HUGE!" Not compared to other pregnant women - I fit perfectly inside the averages. but compared to what I normally look like. hahaha, uh, yeah I am very huge compared to 6 months ago. hahahaha! There are pants that fit me a week and 1/2 ago that no longer fit me now. Shirts that I bought for the between stage to medium baby bump are just beginning to get a little tighter (not bad yet). Today, walking up stairs really winded me. That hasn't happened in a while. Yep, I am definitely entering the next phase - the so tired of carrying around 30 extra pounds phase, and I can't quite get my breath phase. (No, I haven't gained even close to 30 lbs yet!)

Friday, February 4, 2011

365 Days of Pictures - Day 15

Look at our little boy. We captured some good shots during the ultrasound today. My doctor let us video tape it. So funny. I love watching his little heart beating. Here it looks like he is sucking his thumb. His "business" was difficult to locate because he is breech; they had to look way down between my pelvic bones for his bum. So I guess he has graduated from Angeloyd to Durden.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

365 Days of Pictures - Day 14

Tonight for RS meeting we made bread knots. I really liked the bread knots. We made them with cinnamon and sugar, but I started imagining garlic and butter and Parmesan cheese knots. Oh my! The possibilities are endless! Here is their dough recipe and directions.

2 Tab. Yeast
1/2 cup warm water
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp. salt
1 cup hot water
1 cup oil
4 eggs
7 to 8 1/2 cups flour

Tear small pieces(golf ball size) of dough. Roll into a snake shape. Roll and coat in melted butter, then roll into Cinnamon and Sugar mix. Tie dough into a knot and place in a muffin tin. Allow to rise until doubled. Bake 10-12 minutes or until brown.

365 Days of Pictures - Day 13

In my neighborhood is a street called Harvard. It is probably my favorite street in Claremont. It is residential and just great. Every house has it's own personality - every yard is unique. And there are also these great big trees with hug bulging roots. I love this street. I love this yard b/c it is a jungle. I promise there is a house somewhere inside all that foliage!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

365 Days of Pictures - Day 12

Typical meal in the Angela and Loyd home. Well, asparagus isn't typical, but meat (usually chicken) with onions and some kind of vegi is very typical. The other day my mom asked me what I cooked- so I thought I would share. The asparagus was tasty but only cooked  half way down the stalk. I was way to impatient and instead of cooking it in shifts, I just dumped the whole bunch of asparagus in the pan. Other than that, it was mighty tasty.


I just received this email. And if it is sincere then I feel bad, but it was a bit...unusual, so I thought I would share. I wonder if this person just spams random profiles or just women...I don't know. But did he not see that I am married? Dunno.


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