The Friday Before a Holiday is Always the Longest

February 9, 2018

In true Harrison fashion, he continues to keep me on my toes. Jeremy thought I was crazy when I said I was making cube steaks again this week, but low and behold Harrison swooped in and stole his Daddy's plate as I suspected. 

Mom win. 

Little Cajun baby likes anything seasoned with Tony's or served with rice and gravy. 

I've been weary of saying anything because I have friends who have gone through SO MUCH MORE to get pregnant. But, I broke down and ordered an Ava bracelet since we are on month 6 of trying to get pregnant. 

I realized after reading a few articles that I'm awful at taking my basal. I wake up a ton during the night so when I've actually had a 3 hours stretch of sleep it's the dead of night and I don't think of temping. Instead I take it at 6 AM after I've been up at 5 to go to the bathroom. 

So  I am spending too much money and solving those problems once and for all. 

Also, after I've got a bit more data and a solid review idea I'm going to be sharing my thoughts about this product and hopefully a discount code for anyone interested. 

Has anyone read The Princess and the Pea recently? I had a literal moment of "why is this dang bed so awful" only to realize it was more of a toddler mom problem. 

My grandfather recently read this book and suggested it to my mother. Hence I'm now reading it. In short summary it's a brief history of the insanity that went down in our area during the civil rights movement. You know things were bad then, but good grief the FBI labeled the area the equivalent of the Wild West and advised people to leave town. 

It's a great read.

But one that leaves you with your mouth open for much of it.

Honestly, if you've read Greg Iles Pen Cage series, this is the true story of that.

On the flip side, it's lovely to read the book and our family names aren't listed.

During that time though it's thought that my grandmother (Aida, in case you're wondering), who happened to be the Justice of the Peace at the time, left town to escape Noah Cross. The town's worst and one of the longest reigning sheriffs. She supposedly tried to go against him and his well known prostitution and gambling situation out at Deer Park and she left town afterwards. If you match the dates back up to this book, she didn't return to town until after he was put in federal prison.

It's seriously the most insane thing I've ever read. I knew many stories, but THIS takes it to a new level.
In other news, I tried a new banana bread recipe from Taste of Home. It's gluten free. It didn't rise that well. Which could partially be my fault seeing as I didn't realize it made two loaves and had to pull it out of the oven and scoop half the mixture out of the pan. 

Fun time. 

I teach reading comprehension by the way. As you can see I currently have none. 

It doesn't taste as good as my recipe though, just saying.