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The adventure of the turkey burger

Will & I have been trying to be more conscious of the crap we are feeding ourselves, so we ventured out to attempt some turkey burgers for dinner yesterday.  It wouldn't be a true experiment if we didn't invite our best friends to participate with us - so they joined in for the chaos.  We had the pizza delivery number handy just in case of an epic failure!

To begin, we cut up some potatoes as Will saw something on TV where you put them directly on the grill to cook.  He cut up some onion and peppers too - I seasoned them with some EVOO, salt, pepper, & garlic powder.  First problem, some potatoes were a bit small and fell right through the cracks in the grill - Will did the cutting, so I didn't get blamed for this!  Then, second, we ran out of propane when it was time to put the burgers on.  So, we put the fries in the oven to finish.

Then, came time for the burgers.  Since the grill was ka-put, I figured we could just fry them on the stove.  I seasoned them a bit …

Humidity Sucks!

Darn the South Carolina humidity - it sure gets the best of me sometimes.  Will & I went for a bike ride on Saturday morning and my lungs were so tight.  I could tell the instant I stepped outside that the ride wasn't going to be as enjoyable as others have been, but I pedalled through it!  About half way through the coughing started...I'm sure people thought I was crazy, because I'd be riding and cough, then say "damn this cough!".  I get so frustrated when I cough.  Fortunately, this is the first time its happened - stupid humidity!!  I made it the 12 miles and felt great after I got in the air conditioned truck.  I will not give up!  Humidity or not, I'm riding when I want!

I finally had some Sour Patch Kids!  I waited all day because I was so afraid that I wouldn't be able to stop eating them!  So, I just had one of my small boxes the Easter Bunny brought.  My mouth was raw after eating them - its been so long the sugar just tore it up.  So, moder…

Ready for Easter

I'm beyond ready for Easter!  I can bust out my new white pants which I've been dying to wear and can devour my stash of Sour Patch Kids.  I actually did it - I didn't have a single one.  I almost had some Sour Patch Jelly Beans, but figured that my be cheating, so I saved them for Sunday too!  Every time I open the pantry, I have 3 bags staring back at me - ahh, the torture.  But I kept them there on purpose to show myself I can do it!  So on Easter, I'm thinking one bag for breakfast, one for lunch and the other for dinner.

Darn the Easter candy aisles though.  I was strolling down one the other day and it was torturous!  Not only have I given up Sour Patch Kids, I'm trying to watch what I eat in general so I can get in better shape.  I just wanted to eat everything in sight, even the stuff I don't like.  I bought some goodies for my friends/family BUT NOT FOR ME OR WILL.  I came home and munched on some carrots to fight off my cravings - not so yummy when yo…

Always Something

Its been one of those weeks and its only Tuesday.  The weekend was mostly great - we got some much needed yard work done on the house, but didn't get to ride our bikes due to the rain on Saturday.  Then, Sunday afternoon, my friend and I threw a baby shower for another friend at my house.  It was the first time lots of my friends had been to the new house so that was exciting, however, it was lots of cleaning before and after - but well worth it.

But my little brother was in a car accident Sunday as well :(  He is just fine (THANK GOD) and so is his friend that was with him and the guy in the other car.  Unfortunately, both vehicles were totalled.  This is his second car accident in 6 months - I feel bad for my parents and the insurance premium they are about to get hit with - plus he's only 16.  This just proves teenagers are not the best drivers - accidents happen, but goodness!  This is why I do not ride with him - haha!  I swear this boy will be the death of me - he causes…

Ooops

I spoke too soon - I missed a Cayston treatment yesterday :(  Will and I went to our office in Greenwood yesterday (about an hour away).  I packed up my work stuff, then packed up my nebulizer and handsets so that I could do one treatment on the car ride there and the other in the afternoon.  We load up the stuff, put Sophie in the back seat and are on our way.  About 15-20 minutes into the ride, I pull out my Nebulizer bag and get all set.  I reach for the meds to mix up & I completely forgot to get it out of the fridge! AHH!!

I was still able to get 2 done luckily, so just one in the morning and I'm done with this round - woohoo!!

I've been keeping up with Zumba - this was week 4 of going twice each week!  Unfortunately, I didn't get to ride my bike last weekend since I was gone, but Will and I got up early this mroning to squeeze in 7 miles before work.  And my goal is to go tomorrow as long as the weather is nice.

Happy Friday & I hope everyone has a great week…

CF Update

Quick update:  Almost done with this round of Cayston - woohoo!! My last day is Friday, 4/15.  Again, I must brag that I was a pro & didn't miss a treatment.  I even took it to NJ with me last weekend - no problems at airport security :)

Got the results from my sputum culture from my March CF clinic.  As normal, Pseudomonas was present, but I also cultured Filamentous Fungus - huh?  That's a new one for me, so I emailed my doc & CF nurse immediately.  They said it shows up in CF patients sometimes, but is nothing to worry about now and I don't need any meds to make it go away...so I'm hoping it goes away on its own!  It better!

Cough has increased slightly, perhaps from the traveling, but feel just fine & dandy.

Jersey Weekend

I had a great, but exhausting weekend in New Jersey at my sister's dance competition.  I didn't do a single thing, but sitting can really wear you out.  How she did all those dances, I have not idea...and they do this 5-6 times in about a 3 month span - holy cow!  Here is an awesome pic of my sis:

The competition was like a cross between "Real Housewives of NJ" and "Toddlers & Tiaras" - haha!  There was make-up, hair & costume changes galore.  All the parents were super nice that were part of my sister's team, but had a run in with another "dance mom".  She yelled at me for sitting at a table that she claims was "hers"... WTF?!  (meanwhile the table was empty when we sat down)  My stepmom left me unattended for 2 minutes and I get yelled at - haha!  Good thing I'm a nice person or I'd have had a few choice words for her. That's my goal in life to be more confrontational - I just let stuff slide too easily sometimes…

Craziness

What a crazy week!  I didn't know if I was coming or going, I had so much going on it seems.  My poor brain was fried.  So, finally had a moment of sanity to check in.

I've finished week 2 of Cayston & going strong.  Lungs feel clear as ever - I think its helping with the pollen too (if that's possible?!!?).  Everything around here is yellow - STILL.  Its so gross.  Usually, I feel like my head is about to explode and get a little congested, but I'm feeling great (knock on wood).

I've done Zumba for two weeks now with some friends & we are addicted.  Also been doing great at riding my bike - we put in a little over 10 miles last week.  I'm missed exercising these past few months.  I feel energized and motivated after exercising.  We rode about 8 miles on Saturday and I felt like I could keep going! 

Will's determined to lose some weight & I could spare a few myself.  Although I enjoy winter & my extra padding, its time to burn it off for ba…