January 18, 2014

Just keep swimming...

Life in the Bingham house has been pretty low key lately. I had a terrible migraine that put me out of commission for the better part of a week... well, as "out of commission" as you can get when you have four kids. I still have to do laundry and make dinner and drive to appointments. It's annoying. Luckily, I have a freezer full of casseroles and vegetables, so I don't have to do too much dinner prep. I tell you what though, this migraine was no joke. I couldn't see out of my right eye, I couldn't keep any food down for days, and I was really worried that it was going to spiral in to a full blown MS relapse. On day five of my migraine, I said "screw it" and went to the store and bought a Dr. Pepper... WHICH, I'll have you know, I haven't had in MONTHS.  I came home, took a double dose of my migraine meds, with a chaser of Excedrin migraine, and I washed it all down with a soda. An hour later? My headache started going away, which just proves to me that Dr. Pepper IS a magical elixir that one should use in case of emergency.

In other news, I keep forgetting to buy things at the store... like bread, and eggs, and milk. This is because I do not eat those things. Sometimes I will eat eggs, but I really have to be in the mood. At any rate, I decided that I can just forget about buying bread for the rest of forever, because I generally have all the ingredients to make it on hand, and that I can just make bread once a week, and call it good. Unfortunately, I do not like the recipes that I have tried thus far. If you have a really awesome recipe, please send it to me, because I need it.

And in case you're wondering what we do eat around here, my answer is: mostly vegetables. We just seem to be happier all around when we focus on eating veggies. We're not vegetarians, but we don't have meat every day either. (three times this week? I forget. I don't eat that very much either. It just doesn't sit right with me.) I also tend to "supplement" our meat dishes with beans and veggies. Take, for example, tacos. For my taco filling, I use a little ground beef, then I add carrots, celery, onion, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, and beans to that. I season it the same way, but the bulk of the filling is vegetarian. It's super delicious, and I feel good feeding it to my family. (I'm kind of weird about feeding my family. If I can't pronounce the name of the ingredients, they can't have it.) I just really like to know what's in my food, and I don't think that's weird. Furthermore, IT TASTES GOOD. Our  kids friends eat dinner with us all the time, and they love everything I serve. I can't tell you how many children I have tricked in to eating mushrooms, which are the meat of the vegetable world.

Anyways. Tomorrow is Sunday, which means I need to go to bed, because Sunday's take a lot out of me. I love being in Primary with all the kids, and leading the music, but MAN ALIVE, you have to be ON IT.