Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mommy Needs Coffee: Yes!

Workout: none in the AM, went back to bed instead. 30 min yoga flow in the PM

My back... it hurts!

I got up this morning and settled on yoga + a core burn workout, then... no internet. Feeling too tired to go reset it, I went back to bed. MISTAKE. I ended up with a double dose of cranky pants and I dare say, it lasted most of the day. 

I keep forgetting how important shoes are to my back's well-being. The last time my back was so bad, I went out and bought a pair of work Birki's. I've probably wore them a handful of times since then, my back is my own fault!

Needless to say, I desperately missed my afternoon k-cup coffee - but I powered through. Plus thinking of today's edition of Mommy Needs Coffee totally lifted my spirits!

You see, last night after supper I was carrying the BB as she was trying to tell me something. I asked if she wanted her cheerios and out of nowhere, she said "Ye-ss". As clear as a whistle, she said "Ye-ss"!!!

My first real baby natter! I hugged her and kissed her, she was all smiles. I can't even wipe the smile from my face as I type this, seriously!

I was all alone, so of course I got on the phone and shared it with my parents. RC was running an errand so I knew he'd be home in a couple of minutes and when he asked her if she wanted some cereal, she said "Ye-ss".

After that, when we tried to record her - all bets were off. Not even bribing her with a cookie worked. I’m sure she had enough of this whole talking thing, but I learned my lesson. You can’t rush my BB to do anything, she’ll do it when she’s ready!

Kids/no kids, what’s the cutest milestone you’ve witnessed someone achieve?

BB, Mama and Papa Dinner tonight: Broiled Salmon + Cheesy Broccoli Rice 


Note to self: step away from the 5 lb bag of broccoli at Sam’s. There are only 2.5 of us, no need for so much of it. It’s lasted a week and a half, and I have one more serving to go!

Cheesy Broccoli Rice

  • 1 cup basmatti rice (currently obsessed with this stuff)
  • 3.5-4 cups water
  • 2 cups cooked broccoli (I microzapped it)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • dash of half-n-half
  1. Cook the rice, 15-20 min
  2. Add the rest of ingredients, stir
  3. Enjoy!

What’s your favorite type of rice?