Friday, February 25, 2011

Hurry up and wait….

Update—we are still waiting. The good news Duste is on the waiting list for a wonderful job. Bad news we have to wait for someone else to mess up so she can take their place, but it is only a matter of time. Neither of us is very patient and these are trying times! Ha!
We are waiting for the call of a better job—we are waiting for some life changing news. (Too much waiting; too much up in the air.)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

5 Foods That Help You Sleep

By Melanie Haiken, Caring.comThu, Feb 03, 2011


Should you let yourself have that midnight snack if you're having trouble sleeping and you think hunger might be part of the problem? Here are five foods that can actually help you drift off:

1. Cherries. Fresh and dried cherries are one of the only natural food sources of melatonin, the chemical that controls the body's internal clock to regulate sleep. Researchers who tested tart cherries and found high levels of melatonin recommend eating them an hour before bedtime or before a trip when you want to sleep on the plane.

2. Bananas.
Potassium and magnesium are natural muscle relaxants, and bananas are a good source of both. They also contain the amino acid L-tryptophan, which gets converted to 5-HTP in the brain. The 5-HTP in turn is converted to serotonin (a relaxing neurotransmitter) and melatonin.

3. Toast. Carbohydrate-rich foods trigger insulin production, which induces sleep by speeding up the release of tryptophan and serotonin, two brain chemicals that relax you and send you to sleep..

4. Oatmeal. Like toast, a bowl of oatmeal triggers a rise in blood sugar, which in turn triggers insulin production and the release of sleep-inducing brain chemicals. Oats are also rich in melatonin, which many people take as a sleep aid..

5. Warm milk. Like bananas, milk contains the amino acid L-tryptophan, which turns to 5-HTP and releases relaxing serotonin. It's also high in calcium, which promotes sleep

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Things are falling into place~

Yay! I love it when one of my plans starts coming together. It is a little worrisome when I have a goal or plan that I can not control and put so much faith into it. But it seems that things are going our way. It seems this may truly be our year!

All our hard work and planning just may be paying off!

This week alone we have had major things fall into place. Major changes that our lives and future depend on. Major things that will forever change our lives!

I am so excited. Like a little girl waiting to go to Disney World!

Oh, it's about 30 degrees warmer which is helping with my mood--Spring is in the air!

I will post again when things are for sure!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentines Day--what a load of crap!

Ok, ok I understand how this might sound but just hear me out~

It is an invented holiday to make people feel obligated into buying unnecessary junk and making a big deal about it. I think it’s ridiculous. A holiday to make house wives and girlfriends feel good about themselves and give them bragging rights with their friends.

“oh, my man must love me the most because he bought me..”

I guess it just doesn’t make since to me because I am not a material girl. I have never been the type of person that judges how much some one loves me based on the gifts they give me. Shouldn’t you feel loved and appreciated every day of the year? If you only feel these things once a year then isn’t there something wrong with your relationship? In a good relationship Valentines Day is everyday. You shouldn’t need a date on a calendar to remind you take the person you love out for a date or to surprise them with a gift.

I just don’t understand the big deal about it.

I am lucky I know. I am very happy at home today and everyday and don’t need one day a year to feel loved and appreciated!

And for the record I feel the same way about Fathers and Mothers Day. My parents know I love and appreciate them every day.