Friday, January 21, 2011

Quick 7


Summer holidays.

We have one week of holidays left. I wish it was another two. I have many things I want to do but it isn't practical to expect to get them all done. I have a habit of planning a lot of things and doing nothing till I realise my time to get it all done is running out.
That is what has happened these holidays.

I think I needed the break though. I do feel ready for school this year and like we have had a good break.


Little Athletics.

The children started little athletics last week.

Here is a picture of them getting into the car ready to go last Sunday.

This weekends forecast is for a high of 42 (107) and it may be canceled.



This Wednesday, Steve and I will celebrate 20 years of marriage.

Our marriage has been very blessed. I love Steve more today than I did when we first got married and I certainly loved him a lot then.

We are not really sure what we will do to celebrate yet.



Since Joseph's birth, I haven't been able to do as much to organise our monthly main meals. I really need to get back to organising it.

Today I sat down and wrote out a list of meals to prepare for the next month. My plan this year is to do a big cook for main meals one fortnight and the following fortnight to cook and bake snacks.

Tomorrow we are cooking :
  • spaghetti sauce,
  • chicken chow mein,
  • pepperoni rolls,
  • pasties
  • mini quiches.


Joseph on the way home from Adelaide.
He was not amused at the amount of time we spent in the car.


Carb counting.

When Tom first went on the pump, we started counting carbs differently to when he was on daily injections. Instead of working on exchanges, we started working in grams. It isn't all that different but with daily injections if Tom ate say 22 carbs we would do insulin for 1 exchange but on the pump, we put in the insulin for the 22 carbs.

I bought a book that was an excellent guide to all foods. It was put out by the Womens Weekly and we could look up pretty much anything in this book and it would tell us the carbs.

This book is no longer in print and we needed a new one since a few pages have fallen out. I was a bit disappointed when I found that.

I have found a good resource to replace the book called Collins Gem Carb Counter.

I am also going to start my own carb book with all our recipes in. I remember most of them and the carb ratio of many meals we have but it would be good to have it all written down.

Any other people have any good carb counting books out there?


Number block.

Just cannot think of a number 7 to write at the moment so will now close this post with the reminder

Go and visit Jen at Conversion Diary to read other great 7 quick takes.



Unknown said...

I would like some extra time to get all my jobs done before we start back at school, but because Paul is taking 2 weeks off at the end of term I need to start on time.
Congratulations on your weeding anniversary!

Maria said...

107 degrees?? I can't even imagine that. Anything over 100 and I basically want to lock myself in a dark, air-conditioned room until summer's over. Congratulations on your anniversary!!!!! Blessings to you, your husband, and your family.

Kelly Casanova said...

20 years, how wonderful!
I feel I could use some extra time off too, but we're starting back next week.
Have a great week. God bless!

Leonie said...

Any OAMC recipes to share? And happy anniversary!

Athanasis Contra Mundum said...

Congratulations! 20 years is quite an anniversary! May God grant you both many more years together.

Aubrey said...

Ugh, 107!? Is it humid, or dry there? I think I could tolerate 107 if it was a dry heat, but here in NE (central US) in the summer it is unbearably humid, so even 75 degrees could feel like 750 degrees.

Congratulations on 20 years of wedded bliss! Marriage is wonderful.

Therese said...

Aubrey, the heat here is very dry so I don't really notice just how hot it is.

Leonie, I will do a post with some of the recipes I use for our oamc.

We ended up having little athletics but there was a nice south breeze. It helped cool us down.

Tom also did a personal best time for the 1500 metre in spite of the heat.

Steve was also able to spend a fair bit of the day outside preparing our back yard to landscape.

I think the breeze really helped keep the heat bearable. When there was no breeze, we noticed just how hot the sun was.

Katie said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! What a wonderful blessing!

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