A Sweet Morning of Venting

by HEAB on March 25, 2011

I usually try and keep things pretty lighthearted here on HEAB as no one wants to read a blog filled with negative rants…at least I don’t. Those kinds of posts bring me down, but today I’m having a bad day. So, in continuing with keeping it real, I’m going to tell you all about it and hopefully getting it out there will help me feel better.

I stayed up too late reading. I finally picked up The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and now I can’t put it down. I have a theory on who killed Harriet and can’t wait to see if I’m right. Anyway, I didn’t get enough sleep, and Summer decided to wake up a little earlier than usual. However, going to get her out of her crib first thing in the morning is my favorite part of the day. She is just so excited and gives me the biggest smile. Love love LOVE it. We ate, pumped, and played for about an hour and then it was nap time. By the time I got downstairs for breakfast, I was starving, and the Hangry monster reared it’s ugly head…let’s just say poor CD. Boy puts up with a lot but he’s used to it. He ignored my nagging, and proceeded to give me a BH (Big Hug). Thanks CD.

As you know, I gave up sugar for Lent, and I’ve been trying to incorporate more savory meals into my diet. A typical breakfast as of late…


Scrambled eggs with Applegate Farms turkey sausage, and a chickpea flour pancake topped with Kerrygold butter. So good.

However, this morning, I wanted a bowl of sugar laced carbs filled with a big piece of cake covered in frosting with ice-cream, but I made this instead…


Oat bran cooked in water and topped with a sugar-free version of Sarena’s 7-Minute Icing, sunflower seed butter, and cinnamon.

For the frosting, I simply subbed 1/4 cup NuNaturals stevia baking blend for the 3/4 cup sugar. It wasn’t quite the same, but it got the job done. However, now I feel kind of gross…and I still want cake.

Bear with me. I’m on a roll…

It’s time to pump, but I’d rather throw my Medela Symphony out the window.

Let’s compare Nashville’s upcoming weekend weather to Scottsdale’s, shall we?

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Arizona, I miss you!!! However, I shouldn’t complain. At least there is no snow in our forecast.

My dogs are driving me crazy. Anyone want to take them on a walk…a really long walk?

And last but not least, will someone please tell me what is going on in Japan? Every time I turn on Headline News, all I hear about is Charlie Sheen. Charlie, I could care less about your long lost poetry.

OK, that’s it. Thanks for allowing me to vent. I feel better. Summer is awake now, and I think I’m going to strap her on for a walk as that always makes me happy…


She likes to face-plant on my chest and go to sleep. :)