Horse Trauma

I have been thinking about the horse incident quite a bit and I have come up with some conclusions.

Firstly, it’s not the horse’s fault that it tried to bite me. The horse was probably in a bad mood when it snapped at me. Either it was being tormented by some kids and/or adults prior to us getting there, which resulted in it taking its anger out on me. Or maybe my voice annoyed it. I have been told that my voice can be annoying at times, so maybe it annoyed the horse and it snapping at me was his way of shutting me up. Or maybe it was cranky and just tired of being bombarded by people. Whatever the reason, I don’t blame the horse.

This being said; I think that I am traumatized. I have no desire to go back to the petting zoo and see that horse again. I am actually a little afraid of seeing the horse again because if it gets ticked at me again, it could probably hurt me if it wanted to. So I am seriously thinking about not going to the petting zoo the next time that hubby takes the baybee. But then I feel guilty about that because I will be missing out on an excursion just because I am a big chicken. I am not sure what I am going to do.

Maybe I can just hang out with the goats or I wonder if they have horse therapy??

Crazy a$$ horse

On Sunday hubby, baybee and I went off to the petting zoo. There is a local one literally right down the street and since we didn’t feel like going anywhere far away, ok we were too lazy to go anywhere far away, we decided to go there. It started off as a really nice excursion until we went into the horse pen. Most of the ponies and donkeys in the pen were super sweet. They let you come right up to them and pet them. Except for one and he did not like me! He tried to bite me…..TWICE!!! I am not sure what I did to anger him but he was really mad at me. I didn’t do anything to him but he was really ticked off. He would come really close to me and bare his teeth and I swear there were some flaring nostrils too. So needless to say I grabbed the baybee and went to see the sheep.

Mommy Super Powers

Over the past fifteen months I have discovered that I have super powers. These powers have helped me deal with the little ball of energy that has invaded my home and decided to take apart everything and put it together as he sees fit.

Super sonic hearing

I could be in the basement with the washer and dryer going and I am still able to hear when the baybee wakes up from his nap. Mind you, baybee kicks the side of the crib and starts shouting at the top of his lungs when he wakes up but that is not the point. The point is I can still hear him three floors down.

Selective super sonic hearing

I have developed the ability to completely ignore that loud noises generated by baybee and continue to function. Baybee can be banging a pot with a metal spoon and singing his version of the wheels on the bus as loud as humanly possible, and I am able to make dinner without having my head explode.

The ability to leap tall messes in a single bound

I am not sure if my legs have gotten longer or my jumping ability has improved but I think it is a combination of the two. I can now successfully leap over mounds of toys, clothes and the occasional bed in my pursuit of the baybee.

And possibly the coolest power to date – the ability to silence a child with ‘the look’

I don’t have to say anything, I just give baybee ‘the look’ and he stops whatever it is he is doing. This doesn’t last forever but just enough for him to move onto something new. This power also works on the hubby.

Thai Basil Fried Rice

I made this for dinner last night and it was very tasty. (I put the recipe on the foodie fanatic page, just in case you wanted to give it a whirl)

I made two batches one with chilies for the hubby and I and one without chilies for the baybee. He loved his rice and ate it all up. He then proceeded to harass his daddy for the rice from his plate. So being the nice daddy that he is, hubby gave baybee some of his spicy rice. And to my shock; baybee ate it all up. He did drink quite a bit of his apple juice as he ate, but he just kept coming back for more. I have a feeling that this kid is going like spicy food.

I am not anti – social, I just don’t like you

When it comes to social functions at work, I am generally a no show. My co-workers know that I am not going to show up to bowling night, or pizza lunches or whatever they have planned. I take my son to the holiday party and that’s about it. Hubby and my sis think it is because I am anti – social. This is not true. The reason is fairly simple and I would like to take this opportunity to explain why I don’t go to these things.

I just don’t like the people that attend these things.

I don’t think that I am better than anyone else, I don’t see myself as superior to anyone I work with. I just don’t like the people I work with. There are a select few that I think are great, and I like to hang out with outside of the office, but other than them, I don’t like my co-workers. I can’t stand fake people. Pretentiousness bothers me. And it appears that the majority of people that I work with are phony. When I am forced to attend these things, I tend to sit in a corner, eat as much free shrimp as I can and limit my conversations. It’s not that I am a bad conversationalist; it is that I have nothing to say to these people. I like my chats to be of substance and having a mind numbing discussion about the five year plan of the company does not appeal to me. I would rather not spend my free time here, there are other people I would rather hang out with and other things I would rather be doing. I make it a point not to waste anyone’s time, and humbly request that you don’t waste mine. So don’t feel bad when I don’t show up.

Now this doesn’t just apply to work, it refers to my life in general. I have very few friends and I am happy with that. The friends that I had, turned out to be fair weather friends, they were only interested in being in my life when it suited them. That doesn’t fly with me. I have too much going on in my life and I don’t need to be playing high school games. This being said I am fiercely loyal and the people that have stood by me can rely on me to stand by them.

So I am not anti – social, I am selective!

Spiderman, Spiderman

The baybee has turned into quite the little climber. He has pretty much mastered climbing up, into and out of things. He can scale his way up onto the couch or the bed using just about anything he can find including but not limited to hubby’s legs, his blue car or an empty shoe box. He has managed to propel himself butt first into the full laundry basket and dive head first out of the laundry basket (after he had emptied the contents). He has climbed into the fire place to play with the logs, thank God our fireplace is fake and just for show. I am seriously thinking about lowering his crib even more because I have visions of him scaling over the top onto the floor. If this happens, I am royally screwed.

Hhhmmmmm….I wonder that these are??

This is just to enlighten people to some truly delightful things out there.

A garbage can

This is used to dispose of your trash. You do not throw it out of your car window, or just drop it on the street; no, you put it into a garbage can. It’s a novel concept I know, but just try it, you may be surprised.

The turn signal on your car

The indicator, the blinkie, the signal, whatever you want to call it is on your car for a reason. You turn it on when you have to let other cars know when you are going to turn and in what direction you are going to turn in. This doesn’t just apply to the cars behind you, sometimes the cars coming toward you would like to know if you are going to turn in front of them or not.

The ‘open door’ button on the elevator

Something magical happens when you push this button, it holds open the elevator door. So if you see someone coming with their hands full or pushing a stroller, push this button and hold the door open for them.

Stairs

I know that it is faster to use an elevator or escalators but the stairs work just as well. You use these things called your legs to move you from the bottom of the stairwell to the top. And another thing, instead of using an elevator or escalator to go up one floor, take the stairs that way people who need to use those things can.

The dangers of unmarked drugs…..

I am forever swiping Tylenol from my co-workers desks. OK – so I am not really stealing, I usually let them know when I am going to break into their stash. I am too lazy to bring my own, and most of them have a plentiful stash that they don’t mind sharing. Since purses have gotten smaller, the girls have their Tylenol in whatever containers they could find: ziplock baggies, old prescription bottles, even an Altoids case. But I believe them when they tell me that it is Tylenol that I am taking.

But maybe I should start to question them. I just took something that resembled a Tylenol but it is not acting like a Tylenol. I am so dizzy, the screen is moving, and my head is so heavy it won’t stay up. I am definitely loopy! I am going for a walk, hopefully I will be better when I get back. But if you don’t hear from me, it means that I have been fired for being drugged on the job!

Healthy boxed lunches

Stinky starts grade one in the fall, and this presents a new issue: boxed lunches. At her present daycare they provide a hot lunch daily. The kids sit with the teachers and they have lunch together.
When she starts grade one this will all change. She is going to have to take her lunch and eat with the other kids in the cafeteria. Stinky is not a boxed lunch type person. She is not keen on sandwiches so I was online looking for some healthy recipes and fun ideas for her mom to help with the lunch transition and I was very surprised at what I found.
Once again, the things that I thought were good for you aren’t. Take a look for yourself.

1. Juice drinks

We all know soda is as nutritious as sugar water, but drinks “made with real juice” aren’t much better. Just 1 ounce of raspberry or peach punch, iced tea, and other sweetened fruit drinks can contain over a teaspoon of high-fructose corn syrup — and it’s about as healthy as trans fat. Among other things, the syrup seems to throw off the body’s weight-regulating mechanisms. If you wouldn’t feed your children pure sugar, think twice about dropping these drinks into their lunch bags. Better choices Water, low-fat milk, V8, one of the fruit-veggie juice blends (Vruit, Juice Plus), or a small container of 100% fruit juice. Real fruit juice is better than juice drinks but it’s still high in sugar and calories, so watch quantities.

2. Cold cuts

Even though meat sandwiches are the most common lunchbox entrée for elementary school kids, they shouldn’t be everyday fare. Bologna and other processed meats — yes, even turkey Lunchables — are brimming with saturated fat (9 g, nearly half the recommended daily value), sodium (1140 mg, about half the daily max), and preservatives.

3. Whole-milk, fruit-topped yogurt

Although yogurt’s filled with vitamins D, B12, protein, and calcium, whole-milk yogurt has lots of fat too, much of it saturated. What’s more, yogurt that’s topped (or bottomed) with a jam-like fruit mix can pack almost as much sugar as a candy bar! Far smarter Choose low-fat yogurts and pack a container of berries or fresh fruit chunks for your child to dunk or stir in.

4. Fruity roll-ups

Two problems here, unfortch. First, many brands have only a smidgen of fruit and maybe some fiber. A puree of apples or pears from concentrate comprises about one third of a roll-up; the other two thirds are additives and sugar. Second, these stretchy fruit strips are so sugary and sticky that they cling to teeth long after they’re gone, creating the perfect environment for cavities — especially if your child doesn’t brush after lunch (do you know one who does?). Better bet If your child loves these, buy all-natural brands and reserve them for after-school treats, followed by a brushing.

5. The obvious — or maybe not: potato chips

No matter how much we wish it weren’t true, these snacks (cheese puffs, too) are as bad as it gets. Consisting mostly of fat and sodium, they’re actually worse than empty calories. But that’s not the surprise. This is: Potato chips are the #1 lunchbox snack among little kids — they’re given to 55 percent of K-5 students.Savvy substitute Try a new crispy-thin snack we just taste-tested called Garden Harvest Toasted Chips. From Nabisco, they have a satisfying chip-like crunch, are made from whole grains, and have the equivalent of a half serving of veggies or fruit. So why would kids go near them? Because they don’t taste, you know, healthy.

Smells yummy *drool*

Someone ordered in lunch, smells like French fries, and it smells delicious! I wasn’t very hungry before, but now I am starving and I don’t think that my salad is going to cut it. So as I sit here quietly salivating at the good stuff this chickie is eating at her desk, I got to thinking about smelly stuff that you shouldn’t be eating at your desk. Don’t get me wrong I have no issues with people eating as they work (heck I do it all the time) I do have issues with certain foods though.

Onion buns – these harmless little buns carry a big smell, especially when you warm them up. These should be enjoyed outside of your cubicle, and maybe outdoors.

Boiled eggs – In any form these are stinky. Please don’t subject me to the smell, I am not saying that they shouldn’t be enjoyed, just please enjoy them in wide open spaces.

Steamed or boiled Broccoli – These bad boys are super healthy, and doctors recommend that you eat broccoli quite frequently. But please do so near an open window.

Fish – another good for you food. Most fish is full of omega 3’s & 6’s, heck it even makes your hair shiny, but it should be eaten on the patio.

So bon appetite folks, I am off to lunch!