Death is Calling

by Kristi on December 11, 2014 · 0 comments


I’m a little addicted to TV shows right now. I’m still reading at a good pace (250+ books this year, woot!) but oooh, there are some darn good shows on this year!

I made the mistake of watching three shows with deaths in them that just floored me. The high end cable shows are really pushing the envelope, I love it.

Newsroom – Why, oh WHY are they ending this show? It is fabulous. I had it on during the day when I was doing some excel work and I was hypnotized. Cramming some amazing storylines into the last 6 episodes of the final season and the ending of episode five just killed me. I kept thinking, oh yes, I knew that was coming. Oh, he will be fine. And then that last line… BOOM.

Revenge – Then I watched the last episode of Revenge. I knew someone was going to die, they were talking about it. I was thinking it would be the obvious person who spoke some good French and might be easily cast off. But nooooo. NO, that would have been too easy. WHY? WHY DID YOU DO IT, REVENGE? I was crossing my fingers for them!

Homeland – And then continued the next day to an extremely tension filled episode of Homeland. Did it seem short to you? It seemed really short. I need more. I actually need more cute little Dev from Smash, who is the ISI head guy to get it on with Carrie. Come ON DEV. I need more Dev screen time. Or Peter screen time. Because Peter is awesome. But Dev is mysterious.

Doing these week by week is killing me. I want to binge watch on them.

But speaking of binge watching… I need to start on The Affair, Nashville, and watch the last two seasons of Son’s of Anarchy and The Good Wife.

So much fabulous TV, so little time.

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My Oldest is 9

by Kristi on December 10, 2014 · 0 comments


What the HECK… as my younger baby would say.

I can’t believe she is nine. She is thoughtful, sweet, energetic, full of drama, and inquisitive. She watches things and internalizes but likes to explain and go over her feelings. I never get a full report from friends and schoolmates but she will drop me some info from time to time if she is feeling generous.

She loves to read… just like her Mama… and her tastes are running my way too. She can’t get enough of Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley Twins (the younger version right now).

She’s getting old too fast!

National Sam Day

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Thanksgiving SCD Style

November 28, 2014

We had two Thanksgivings this year which is fairly normal. I’ve been making my Paleo/SCD bacon “cornbread” stuffing (which is actually made from Almond Flour). But this year I tested out two new recipes. Green beans and butternut squash casserole. The butternut squash was SUPER sweet so a lot less honey for next time, I […]

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Kid in Pain – Part II

September 30, 2014

Almost a month ago I talked about the lessons you learn from your kids. How strong they are. How resilient. S is definitely a tough cookie. I have to write down this story because I want to remember it in a few years. I want to remember the way I broke down when I was […]

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Session Two – Wonders of Water Brownie Girl Scout Meeting

September 27, 2014

It’s another meeting day! The days… the weeks… they fly by soooo quickly! I’m not sure how it happens… However, here we are! Here is what I had planned. Two new songs and two new games for the beginning and/or end. (Go Bananas, I’m a Little Coconut; Ear & Nose, Rising Circles) ** We sang […]

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Help Me Pick Glasses!

September 23, 2014

So I went to get my eyes checked today. Basically because I’m out of contacts. COMPLETELY out of contacts. Dying for contacts… The big news here is that when he checked my eyes, my eyes have gotten BETTER since the last time. A quarter better… as in crazy stem cells are healing my EYES. How […]

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Stem Cell Replacement Update – 8 Weeks

September 19, 2014

I wanted to give an update on my progress from my adipose stem cell replacement for Crohn’s Disease and Interstitial Cystitis. I’m going to be talking about poop, so if you don’t want to read on, please feel free to skip this! I feel better. I do. It seems incredible that I would just feel […]

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Starting the Wonders of Water Brownie Girl Scout Journey

September 11, 2014

It’s Girl Scout Time! Our first meeting of the year. The new school year, anyway. Last year we voted on Journey’s and the World of Girls won 7 to 5. Five being ‘Wonders of Water’ so we decided to do that one this year. We had fun with the World of Girls, it seemed like […]

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Lessons You Learn From Your Kids

September 8, 2014

Sam is not doing so well this month. She has always had stomach issues since she was a baby but they are pretty manageable with Miralax, fiber pills, and tums. This summer messed us up a lot because she went off alone, didn’t stick to her diet as much, we were on vacation, etc. etc. […]

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Quick Girl Scout Games to Play at Troop Meetings

September 3, 2014

I’m planning our next few Girl Scout meetings. Our first one is next week! We are following the Wonders of Water and I want to go through it in about three months. The last two years our Journey’s have dragged on because we have gotten distracted. So I’m going to try to ‘get er done’! […]

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It’s a New Year

September 2, 2014

I definitely think there is a good argument to be made for having September be the ‘New Year’ start. We are in the swing of things but it really feels like so many new things are going on. While the summer was busy, we just jammed into crazy town with the kids activities. The next […]

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Yesterday was Crazy

July 31, 2014

So yesterday, I pretty much freaked out. I felt like I was hyperventilating. My daughter was gone and possibly feeling bad. She was missing me. She was lonely. I was in a bad way. Completely freaking out. I think I had 4 glasses of wine. I definitely passed out early. Today I started my period. […]

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Sleep Away Camp, Not So Good?

July 30, 2014

Mommy Alone Time. Who doesn’t love Mommy alone time? Isn’t it the sacred time? The time you never get? The time you would beg, plead, borrow, and steal for? Well I was wrong. I’m going to say that straight up. I WAS WRONG. I thought sending my child to sleep away camp would be good […]

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Saturday: Sweet and Suck

July 19, 2014

    From one of my favorite books, I thought I would do my Sweet and Suck of the day as I was taking a good half hour to cook my bacon, get all the ingredients for an omelette together and mosey around the kitchen. At the same time, my daughter was texting me from […]

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Our RV Trip Through Jackson Hole

July 18, 2014

Okay, back to our RV Trip! We had a loooong day driving from the bottom of Wyoming to the tip top to stop at Jackson Hole for lunch and continue into Yellowstone for dinner. I already posted about beautiful Bear Lake and our drive so here we are at the town square of Jackson Hole. […]

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