Monday, July 11, 2011

Radiology, Cheerleading, and Phil Collins

My daughter has been begging me to sign her up for cheerleading this year. I caved in and said yes. When I went to the town Civic Center to sign her up, I saw a lady working there that was there when I was in high school. Funny that she remembered me because it has been quite a while since I have seen her. She told me she could never forget me because she remembered that I used to sneak in the tanning beds with Joci (my BFF) and that she always knew I was doing it. I had forgotten about that and I laughed. Anyways, she told me that the B team did not have a cheer coach yet and that they had to have one. She insisted I do it. First off - I was in colorguard in high school and I HATED cheerleaders (no offense to those of you who were one!). But, me being the sweet and caring person I am, said sure, I'll do it. Little did I know how much work had to be done. I was told I was in charge of choosing uniforms, making a dance for the competition (EEK!), fundraisers and practice. Wow. At least my daughter is happy. She is finally a cheerleader and she thinks she is the coolest kid in town (and she is) because her mom is HER cheer coach. She has no clue how terrified and nervous I am.

I got my acceptance letter in the mail the other day! I was accepted into the Radiologic Technology program at my college! I was so nervous because I have heard so much how hard it is to get into this program. Plus, they only allow 25 students a year into the program, and this year they cut it down to 24 students. I am so excited and glad I made the cut! I went to orientation and I have tons to do before I can even be cleared to select my classes! I am going to be so busy these next few months, but I am VERY ready!

On a much different topic, I thought I would share with you guys a huge love in my life (other than my family and friends). And that would be Phil Collins. I mean, what is not to love? Those eyes, that face, that voice! Seriously, this man could cuss me out in the worst way possible as long as he sang as he did it. I LOVE his music and I have been a fan for years. Most people that know me do know this and they all laugh at me. But, I care not!!

I hope you guys have a great week!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

ABC's of Food

Just a little about me :)

A is for Avacado: How do you like yours prepared?

I have not adjusted to the taste yet, but I can eat it in guacamole.

B is for Bread: Regardless of nutrition, what is your favorite type?

I LOVE dinner rolls.

C is for Chocolate: What is your favorite kind currently?

I don't eat much chocolate, but when I get the craving, I choose Nestle Dark Choco Chips.

D is for Donuts: You might not currently eat them, but what kind do you fancy?

I stay away from donuts, but I love Krispy Kreme Glazed Kreme filling or Chocolate Cake Donut.

E is for Eggs: How do you like yours prepared?

I like eggs anyway, but I like them scrambled and poached.

F is for Falafel: Yay or nay?

Never tried it, but I would like to. They look delish!

G is for Groceries: Where do you purchase yours?

I go to so many different places. I mostly go to Walmart because it's easier to grab other non-food items, but Walmart doesn't have some of the healthy foods I like.

H is for Hot Beverages: What is your favorite hot drink?

Hot chocolate.

I is for Ice Cream: Pick a favorite flavor and add a fun topping.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough or Snickers Ice Cream Bar.

J is for Jams or Jellies: Do you eat them? If so, what kind of flavor?

I eat them sometimes and when I do, I like Grape and Strawberry.

K is for Kashi: Name your favorite Kashi product?

I love Kashi Honey Sunshine Cereal.

L is for Lunch: What was yours today?

I had Ronzoni pasta and a chicken breast on top. I added a little Texas Pete as well. I love hot sauce!

M is for Microwave: What is your favorite microwave meal/snack?

I really do not use my microwave unless I warm up leftovers.

N is for Nutrients: Do you like carbs, fats, or proteins best?

Hmmm, this one is tough. It is a tie between carbs and protein!

O is for Oil: What kind do you like to use?

Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Canola Oil.

P is for Protein: How do you get yours?

Beans, tuna, meat, and nuts.

Q is for Quaker: How do you like your oats?

I like them hot with almonds, brown sugar, and sugar free maple syrup.

R is for Roasting: What is your favorite thing to roast?

Potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, squash, onions and so much more!

S is for Sandwich: What's your favorite kind?

I have always believed sandwiches taste better when someone else makes them. I go to Subway and get veggies, tuna, buffalo chicken, or the turkey.

T is for Travel: How do you eat while traveling?

I try to not over-do it but I like to try new places and sometimes I do not choose healthy items.

U is for Unique: What are some of the unique foods that you like?

I don't think I eat any unique foods. I can't think of any right now.

V is for vitamins: What kind do you take?

Multivitamin gummies.

W is for Wiener Schnitzel: Do you ever recreate this traditional Czech food?

Never have made it or tasted it. I would be down to try it though!

X is for X-Ray: If we x-rayed your belly right now, what food would we see?

Pasta and chicken.

Y is for Youth: What foods remind you of your childhood?

Grapes that I picked from my Great Gandfather's vines, my grandmother's broccoli and rice and my mom made me meatballs that are AMAZING!

Z is for Zucchini: How do you prepare it?

I like to roast it.