Sunday, August 28, 2011

School again!

A new semester began last Monday and I am swamped! My class load includes math, research principles, issues in diversity, intro to literature, English and philosophy! I have lots of reading in store for me!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Another one bites the dust

Another clomid cycle, that is. Clomid failed us once again! I got my day 21 progesterone blood work back and the result was 0.6, not good when we are aiming for the teens! We are upping the dose to 150 mg of clomid. Hopefully, this coming cycle will be successful! At least I can once again get onto the up swing of the yo-yo of hope and despair that infertility is!

Hand Feeding Sting Rays

Mark and I went to the Living Planet Aquarium with our friend Nathan this past weekend and we had a blast! The best thing was Mark and I got to hand feed the sting rays! It felt so weird to have them come up and suck at your wrist and hand. It was a really neat experience!

This is what we were feeding....

This was us feeding the sting rays. Nathan had to hold the camera way above his head (and he's tall to begin with) in order to see above the crowd, so the pictures are a bit blurry.

Here are a few other fun pictures we took while we were there.

All in all, I highly recommend the aquarium, it's reasonably priced and we had a lot of fun!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

When the garden gives us a zucchini......

When the garden gives us a zucchini...and other veggies too...

We will want to make a lasagna...

Which means we will need these things....

And then we will do this:
* 2 1/2 cups zucchini, sliced 1/4 inch thick lengthwise (about 2 medium)
* 1/4 cup onion, chopped (I used dehydrated)
* 1 jar spaghetti sauce (feel free to season more)
* 1/4 cup water*
* 2 Tablespoons ground flax seeds*
* 3/4 cup low fat cottage cheese (or low fat or fat free ricotta)**
* 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded (I use 8 oz. divided)
* 2 Tablespoons flour
* lasagna noodles ***
* grated Parmesan

*instead of water and flax seeds you can use 1 egg
** This works just fine without the cottage cheese or ricotta.
*** If you have to have the carbs..or your husband does ;) then you can alternate zucchini and pasta for a more typical lasagna texture.

If using the cottage cheese/ ricotta: In small bowl slightly beat water and ground flax seeds. Add cottage cheese, and half of shredded cheese. Set aside.

In a (1 1/2-qt.) baking pan, spoon a small amount of sauce and spread it around the bottom. Place sliced zucchini in a single layer and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of flour. Layer with cottage cheese mixture if using, 1/4 cup of shredded cheese and sauce to cover. Repeat layers until pan is full. Reserve extra cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees until bubbly (30-45 minutes)

Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer.

Let stand 10 minutes before serving with grated Parmesan.

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Just a quick post for all of you that have been cheering Mark forward, He passed his Journeyman Electrician Exam! No more apprenticeship for him!

Congrats love, I am super proud of you!