Thursday, December 18, 2008

Check-up...I mean -in

I know, I know. It's been too long since I've blogged. I've been in the throes of morning sickness (a misnomer, if I ever heard one).

And I actually threw up (sorry, if you didn't want to know that; I won't mention it directly again). :-( I was so disappointed. I'd been tapering off from the up to five-times-a-day with MS down to once with MA and not at all with JW. I came out of the bathroom and announced to ML, "I broke my track record." It was a surprisingly defeating thought. And, I admit, I forgot to thank the Lord that I was sick at that point.

However, I have felt much better from that point onwards. I think part of that is that it made me get serious about keeping food, especially protein, in my system, no matter what ends (read: finances and convenience food) I have to go to to do so. We now have lunch meat in the house. And bread consistently for sandwiches (white ). And Honey Nut Cheerios (the milk being the protein there, in case you were wondering). And lots and lots of eggs.

May I introduce you to egg bowls? Basically, they're eggs scrambled in the microwave with extra stuff thrown in, as desired, and topped with salsa and sour cream, if desired, too. I've been having them about once a day. We first heard of doing this from my aunt and uncle (my mom's brother, but that's not important right now) and cousins one Christmas when we were first married. We were all still gathering at my grandmother's house, but she was already declining to the point that she couldn't cook for us all, so this was the solution for a couple of breakfasts.

The funny thing is that we'd forgotten about them until we were watching the crew of NCIS savor their breakfast burritos on one episode and seriously salivating. This is after having watched them eat take-out Chinese on more than one occasion. Cruel, I tell you. Just cruel. I came up with the idea to have egg bowls as a substitute. That night we had them with just cheese and salsa, but we've since stocked the house with sour cream and lunch meat (it's not just for sandwiches, you know), and we even had them one night for dinner as actual breakfast burritos wrapped in the local equivalent of tortillas. Yum!

Oh, and guess where ML and I went last night on our date night? A Chinese/Thai restaurant in the new mall in the capital that we've been meaning to check out. It was *delicious* and definitely a place to return to.