May 6, 2013

I haven’t written anything in a while, due to being so sick.  Family and friends ask me all the time, “Are you feeling better, Missie?”  I am still just as sick.  However, sometimes I don’t know what to say.  When I am sitting still and have no distractions, I FEEL the sickness.  When I am moving to get things done and I am out of the house doing errands, I don’t notice how I feel, as much.  So, when I run into people and they ask, “how are you feeling”, the truth is, “I’m better now I am talking to you”.

Because I feel better when I am moving, I try to never stop moving.  Typing this at my computer makes me scared that shortly, I will want to go lay down.  I think I will be okay for a while, because my exercise high is still in effect.

For exercise during pregnancy, I am using the Couch to 5K program I have used for the last few years.  I wrote about the program last year and explained a little about how it works.  (Click here for the post from last year on the old “Thoughts of giggleFritz” blog.)  My sister and I ran two 5K’s last summer.  It was more motivating to train for those races than just running alone.  I asked my doctor if it would be safe to start running that program while I am pregnant, and he approved of it.  This morning, my sister and I started week three of the program.  It is not easy, but I feel so much better for a few hours after running.  I am also hoping it helps me bounce back more quickly after delivery.

I better be off and moving.  I have too much to do before I conk out later!

Have a great Monday! 😀


Missie in the Kitchen with Rice

I think I am on week four of morning sickness and it is such a bummer!  There is so much stuff I could be/should be doing, and I just lack focus.  My biggest challenge everyday is dinner: planning and making it.  Nothing sounds good.  I can’t tell if my family wants to each what I make or not.  I was the leftover eater of the house and now we save NOTHING.  Oh, baby, I know this will be worth it!

Saturday evening I didn’t know what to do with myself after dinner.  We had just gotten done eating Burger King and I was not going to crawl in bed and spend the next how many hours under the covers, not yet.  (You cannot begin to imagine the nightmares and insomnia I had that night and I blame it on the Burger King!)  I grabbed a deck of Snoopy cards and played two games of solitaire.  I got bored with that and had a sudden urge to organize something.  I have this old box of recipes on recipe cards from my mom.  It is filled with old recipes from my mom, grandma, and other ladies that had swapped recipes long ago.  The box needed to be organized because a few years ago, I dropped the box on the floor and most of the cards fell out.  Organizing the box has been on my list of things to do for a long time.  I didn’t get very far on sorting everything, but I found some good recipes that I can use in the near future.

Included in the box are recipe cards from Minute Rice.  I am so psyched to use some of those recipes, mostly because you can make them in 20 minutes.  Last night I made their Cheeseburger Rice recipe.  So easy, and my husband thinks it tastes like McDonald’s cheeseburger.  The recipe made a large amount too.  My husband, daughter, and I ate about half of the dish.  I threw the other half in the freezer for a later time.  I am hoping the rice will freeze well.  If not, I am not very concerned right now.

Cheeseburger Rice by Minute Rice
Cheeseburger Rice Recipe – Minute Rice

Dinner tonight will be “Tuna ‘n Rice Dinner”.  Prep. Time: 20 min

Tuna ‘n Rice Dinner by Minute Rice
Tuna ‘n Rice Dinner Recipe – Minute Rice

I HAD to “Like” the Minute Rice page on Facebook.  I am hoping they will share other great, fast recipes.  Check them out on Facebook and Like their page: Minute Rice Facebook

Pregnancy is hard, Minute Rice recipes are easy! Bless you Minute Rice!

Have a nice Monday!

Missie 😀

What’s the Story, Morning Glory?

What is going on in the house of giggleFritz?  Sometimes I don’t even know.   The latest and greatest news is, last week my husband and I found out I am pregnant.  This was some VERY unexpected news because we were not trying to have more children (If I haven’t mentioned before, I have a 16 year old daughter, my husband’s step-daughter).  But, lo and behold, here we are and we are very excited and awaiting our new peanut in October!

I have been trying to get ready for “It’s a Spring Thing” Craft Fair in Hartford, WI this Saturday.  I try so hard to plan ahead for my craft fairs.  I plan out my time in my “production” binder and pencil in everything that needs to be done.  I could not pencil in morning sickness due to pregnancy.  I have been very sick and tired since last Monday.  Thank the Lord I have not had the throwing up kind of morning sickness.  I am just so motion/car sick.  I drop things, I lock doors that shouldn’t be locked, I leave other doors unlocked that my husband finds (he’s got my back!), and I am such a whiny thing in the evening constantly hunting for food to eat that I haven’t already had for the day.  It’s terrible!  I have managed to get a few things done for this Saturday, mostly Sock Monkeys and Socktopus guys.

Another new thing around our house is my daughter’s new bunny, Jacob.  We had a sweet little bunny that passed away last June.  Cleo was our friend and we still miss her to this day.  My daughter has begged for a bunny for months and we kept telling her there really wasn’t time for a bunny, everyone is busy.  A friend of hers at school had to get rid of her bunny and they were going to take it to the Humane Society.  Did we want it?  Daughter has the bunny now and must take care of it.  I am not supposed to handle bunny poo pregnant.  We will see how this goes.  Jacob is a nice bunny, I’ll give him that!

The new bunny Jacob

I went to my old job at Stein Garden and Gifts and said hi to people yesterday and talked baby stuff for a little while.  It was so nice to see everyone again!  I know I will be back there soon with a bigger belly buying my plants for the balcony of our condo.  I picked up some lettuce, basil, and snapdragon seeds while I was there.  I am so excited for spring and all of the fun stuff coming up!  I just need to get through this morning sickness first.

Spring 2013 Seeds

So, I am off to get a few more things done for my Saturday craft fair.

Have a Fascinating Wednesday!

Misse 😀