Another week off of work and we went camping at Defeated Creek on Cordell Hull Lake in Carthage, TN. We had a blast. Lots of swimming , hiking , biking and eating yummy food. At the end of the trip I got to go to Beech Bend with Jen and her nephew. She took me to Shogun Bistro for my birthday. It's a little tricky to order gluten free sushi , but I did it and I brought my own gf soy sauce. I have to go back to work tomorrow, so I have spent my last day off reading , walking at the park, biking and spending time with Jack. We celebrated my birthday early and Jason made me yummy breakfast this morning. It has been a nice , fun , adventurous yet still relaxing week off from work. I have had a ton of fun but I am ready to go back to work.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
With father's day coming up and wanting to keep Jack from electronics as much as possible this summer , we had a whole craft day. We tried the bic or sharpie marker baked coffee mug. It was pretty easy. Got a cheap mug at Dollar tree decorated it with stickers then Jack colored the mug with markers , we let it dry then pulled the stickers off. We baked it at 350 for 30 minutes. It turned out pretty cute and Jack did it all himself. Some of my favorite gifts I have ever received have been made by Jack.
We printed off a Dad questionaire thay we found on pinterest , then he colored some pages from the library. Then we finished his present with Dad's favorite snack , ranch flavored sunflower seeds.
Jack and I also worked on our July 4th shirts with this dye kit that we got at Dollar tree too. The shirts looked awesome until they were washed. All the blue came out but the red was still there. They kind of look bloody now. Well you win some and lose some from the dollar tree , I guess. I think we will try the permanent marker and alcohol method to try and fix them with blue firework bursts. A perfect end to a perfect day. We curled up on the hammock with the citronella tiki torch lit and read a while then Jack wanted to hear my funny camping stories from childhood , since we are going camping soon.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
We went hiking with some friends from the homeschool P.E. group to Mammoth Cave. We explored the streams and blue holes. It was so much fun. We even saw 2 deer and 2 wild turkey.
Then we went to an awesome Hot Rod's game and 12 innings later the Hot Rod's lose by one run but it was an exciting game. I got to see the Rockerz dance not once but twice, watch the kids play and I got to see fireworks.
Friday, June 5, 2015
I had a week off from work because my bosses were on vacation. What do u do when you want to take your son to do fun stuff and you want to give your husband a break from your son and you don't have a lot of money. Well you go to your Mom's house and explore cool things to do for free where she lives. We headed to Burgess falls first then cummins falls which was not planned but we saw the signs for it on the way back to her house. The next day we went to Defeated creek swim beach to scout camping sites for the end of the month. We narrowed it down to two sites that we liked and let Jack choose between the two. He picked the one away from the lake and closest to the playground and bathhouse. Shocker!
I finished up my week off from work by taking him to the summer reading kick off , swimming with cousins , 2 baseball tournament games and Beech Bend. Today is Sunday , I go back to work tomorrow and I am doing absolutely nothing. Well , I put all the laundry up and did dishes , but now nothing but reading and relaxing for the rest of the day.
Sometimes it's hard to eat gluten free when you are dieting because you packed on weight eating too many gluten free desserts. The gluten free desserts have like zero protein and double the carbs. I have discovered my new favorite sweet treat. Cut up apples with 2 Tbsp of melted peanut butter and a few chocolate chips sprinkled on top. It's got fiber and protein and under 300 calories.
I was working as a job coach with my sister in law Cathy when she volunteered to work in the Hot Rod's gift shop. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to find anything to eat there. I had loaded nachos. I couldn't have the meat or rice but I had nachos with black beans, and lots of veggies. They were yummy.