22 October 2010

Beautiful Boy

This is a song that Daddy sings to David most nights before bed...

Close your eyes,
Have no fear,
The monsters gone,
He's on the run and your daddy's here,

Beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy,

Before you go to sleep,
Say a little prayer,
Every day in every way,
It's getting better and better,

Beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy,

Out on the ocean sailing away,
I can hardly wait,
To see you to come of age,
But I guess we'll both,
Just have to be patient,
Yes it's a long way to go,
But in the meantime,

Before you cross the street,
Take my hand,
Life is just what happens to you,
While your busy making other plans,

Beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy,
Darling Boy.

13 October 2010

So Where Was I...

...when the EARTHQUAKE hit?

Yipes! I was at my first physical therapy appt...actually lying there on the table while the therapist was massaging my back! The 2 story building shook for about 30 seconds and I thought it was just some helicopters flying by on the way to the airport. I imagine it would be just like the beginning of a Stephen King story.... Soon after the quake some of the therapists came back in to the building saying the tremor was felt as far away as Dallas and Clinton and was definitely a quake, not an explosion.

While the therapist was still working on me on the table I watched the news and learned that you can't really feel the quake unless it's over 3 on the Richter scale. The preliminary magnitude of this quake was a 4.3, then upgraded to 4.5 and the last I heard it was upgraded to 5.1! Maybe not a big deal if we were in California, but here in Oklahoma (aside from Jones, OK) we are not used to quakes.

My Little Ones were fine although they thought someone ran their car into the house. Scott was fine but was walking around campus so he didn't feel the quake. Emi was in the Gifted class in the portable classroom and reported that a lot of the soda bottles they were using to experiment with pH fell down as the building shook....

What a trip!

Later someone posted on FaceBook something about aftershocks sometimes being more intense than the original quake...almost 12 hours later and no tremors...

My lower back was in heaven for a bit when the electrodes were emitting heat and pulsating my tight muscles. Then there was the exquisite pain as the therapist was "picking" or "digging" at my back muscles. I explained to both therapists who tagged teamed me that my butt felt like someone frogged me in the cheeks and in my house, I can't be sure that that didn't happen. So they did their magic and showed me some really good exercises to help me heal up my tweaked lower back.

10 October 2010

On Being Domesticated...

This past week I have been cheffing it up a lot more than the weeks before and we have been richly rewarded. I just hope not in pounds!

Last week we had chicken and sausage gumbo (good old standby), corn chowder (this new recipe by The Pioneer Woman was way yummier than the Hip Chick's Macrobiotic corn chowdah we cooked originally 6 years ago and that was pretty darn good!)

We feasted on this Friday as well as the best fudge I've ever had! I saw a post on HEAB's blog about easy 2 ingredient fudge and while I am not a fudge person because it is usually so sweet that my tastebuds go numb after the first bite, Heather's recipe sounded yummy because it involves Coconut Milk and I am a huge fan of Anything Coconut! I melted a bag of Ghirardelli 60% Cacao bittersweet chocolate chips and stirred in a can of unsweetened coconut milk and a dash of organic vanilla! I poured it into a glass dish greased with coconut oil and let it cool for a couple of hours. Then we dug in with the spoons. The fudge was not thick enough to cut into squares but it tasted so good by the spoonful. It tasted very similar to Michael Chiarello's chocolate fondue (which involves red wine!) It's not too sweet and I may try it on some oatmeal if it's around long enough...