Monday, November 14, 2011

Read, Set, GO!

  • It has officially started. We swallowed the first of the antibiotics this morning- and I promptly got a stomachache. I can't seem to remember if it bothered me that last time around- oh, well there isn't much I can do about it! 
  • We did a little more Christmas shopping yesterday afternoon. We have TWO more gifts to buy!
  • I did some serious cleaning/redecorating in our bedroom yesterday- next up, master bathroom and living room. 
  • It is cold and rainy here today- I have a feeling hot cocoa and some sewing catch-up are in my near future.
  • All of our family lives out of town, so we'll be traveling for Thanksgiving- thankfully before stimulation begins. This means there is NO reason I can't decorate for Christmas before we leave. I love coming home from Thanksgiving and jumping right into Christmas!
  • I'm looking for a good book to read during bed rest... recommendations please!
  • I'm what I like to call a recovering vegetarian. I eat meat now, but I don't love it. Knowing that I'll likely need to adopt a low carb/high protein diet because of possible OHSS I need some new meal ideas- preferably something I could make ahead....  anyone?
  • The Pinterest app on my phone is messed up... anyone else having trouble with it? When I try to pin something none of my boards are there. Lame.


Michele said...

Do a lasagna and freeze it, I like to combine a little meat with a lot of vegetables, especially eggplant (I substitute a layer of noodles with a layer of eggplant). I also like reheated lasagna better than fresh. So make it now (including baking), then thaw and reheat.

Stephanie said...

Congrats on taking the first step! (Well not the first step, but ya know what I mean. :)) I need to start my Christmas shopping soon too.

Ashley's Journey In Life said...

good luck!!! :)

Janet said...

Looks like we both got things rolling today!

Books...oh how I love books! My recommendation for a newish book "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness. I highly recommend The "Outlander" series by Diana, love, love that series!

Congrats on the Christmas shopping. I haven't even thought of starting yet!

Tiffany said...

I love turkey chili. I always load up on the veggies in the chili, and add ground turkey. It can be frozen really well. Also, with all the kidney beans in there as well it will be loaded with protein!! Great winter food, yum!

JM said...

EXCITING!!!! Is it doxycycline? That made me wanna vom REAL bad. Even a granola bar wasn't enough, I had to eat a full blown meal. Blech.

I had my injection training today- and they recommended 100g of protein daily. Holy hell!!! That's 5 chicken breasts!!!!!!!

Joys Truly said...

So excited for this round for you! I love that you are such a planner. I am too. Soups are good too while you are on bedrest (broccoli and cheddar or butternut squash) and easy to freeze. But I guess you need something with more protein. Let me know if you want the recipes. For a book rec, I just finished The Forgotten Garden. It's pretty long but good and filled with twists to the story.
So jealous your Xmas shopping is done. I am trying to get my husband's family in Denmark to give me lists so I can start and finish next week. Good luck with everything, I'll be following along!

waiting and wishing said...

JM- yes, and it is horrid! As for the protien- are you effing kidding me- 100g's?!? My clinic never gave a rec. just a short list of foods that were ok and a list that should be avoided. Now you see why I need some meaty recipes?!? :)

Megan said...

I make a kick ass vegetarian chili. I can send you the recipe if you want!!! I also make a vegan taco soup that is super tasty. I love homemade soups in the winter!!!

Have you read The Hunger Games Trilogy?