Pet Store Adventures

Not once when I got in the car and made my trip to Petco did I think that…Hey! Maybe I should pick up some beef trachea. Now I know I can, good to know.



Hold the Wheat

Just found out that my seven year old is allergic to wheat. After a few months of bad reactions to food, we brought him in for allergy testing and came back with this verdict.

Since none of my other children have any food allergies, I’m still trying to wrap my mind around how this happened. As I was talking to the doctor’s office all I could think about was my delicious wheat bread floating away into the ocean and waving farewell. My dramatic self is going to have to do some adjusting, but it seems so late in the game to find out now that wheat will have to be absent (for now) from his life. End rant.

Because It’s Still Alive

Two Questions
(Although there really could be several)

1. Why didn’t I think of uprooting a plant and selling it with the roots attached?

2. Does it really taste like butter?

Wait, I have a 3rd question, so it’s “absolutely fresh because it’s still alive”? Am I the only person to think that this is just a smidge odd?!

Photo Journal of a Temporarily Childless Mom

Since my children were away, the amount of free time I had was a ridiculous eye opener to how much time and energy those munchkins consume. While I love them dearly, mommy time was much needed, much appreciated and long over due. My adventures (if you could call them that) sans babies/toddlers.

20130821-003641.jpgFine Dining With the Eldest. 

1st Kickboxing Class, ever. 

20130821-003657.jpgLazy Days at the Beach.

20130821-003714.jpgNo Sharing of My Sushi.

20130821-003758.jpgAdmiring (or maybe questioning) Unnatural Colored Orchids. 

My Feta Rant

Curse you SLO Greek Festival for serving the most delicious gyro (yee-row) that I’ve ever had making all others pale in comparison.

You would think that such delectable simplicity would be easily replicable but that is not so. Basic ingredients include: lamb, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, tzatziki sauce and last but not least feta cheese.

My most recent disappointment stems from my first time visit to a local “gyro” place that served me a gyro minus that almighty feta that I failed to ensure was included. I cannot begin to explain how disappointed I left my taste buds as they were waiting for that highly anticipated feta to make an appearance. With each bite I took, I had hoped the feta was merely being shy and would proclaim it’s presence but most of all it’s deliciousness. I suppose I was being naïve in thinking that feta would have been included but at the very least, I firmly believe the option should have been presented in which case I would have most definitely shouted at the top of the mountaintop and said “YES!”

When I think feta, I think Greek. According to, it is “a white moderately hard and crumbly Greek cheese made from sheep’s or goat’s milk and cured in brine.” To not include this tasty GREEK cheese causes me to SMH in disbelief. Whilst I am far from being Greek, I’m pretty sure that feta makes gyros taste better. Actually I would have to say that’s a matter of fact (well at least in my case).