Friday, August 30, 2013

five on friday

One. Holiday Weekend
Who doesn't love a 3 day weekend?  Once again we’re off on another bike trip, probably will be our last overnight-er for a while.  I can’t wait to do some new exploring & visit some of our favorite places again.  What’s everyone else doing for Labor Day weekend?

last year's Labor Day set up.

I got Joe a membership to the Dollar Shave Club for Christmas last year.  He shaves his head on a weekly basis (when he’s not being lazy) so I thought he would be the perfect person to give this to.  These razors are seriously amazing.  There are three different ones you can pick from, one is $1, one is $4 and the other is $9.  I went with the $9 one since it has the aloe strip and the most blades for the closest shave.  I had been using disposable Soleil razors and they made my legs so unbelievably dry, that I decided to try Joe’s razor & I’m never going back. 

Three. Korean Beef
Every once in a while you come across a recipe that is so unbelievably simple you can hardly wait to test out the simplicity of it.  I found one recently on Pinterest for Korean Beef & let me tell you, only a few ingredients and only a few minutes of your time. 

1 pound ground beef
1 tbsp. sesame oil
Couple cloves of garlic
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup soy sauce
1 tbsp. minced ginger
Red pepper flakes to taste
Salt & Pepper (I omitted the salt since the Soy Sauce is salty enough)
Green Onion

1.         Brown the hamburger meat in the sesame oil, add the garlic towards the end of cooking & cook a few minutes more, drain the fat.
2.       Add the brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, salt, pepper, & red pepper flakes (I used Pampered Chef Asian Seasoning instead).  Simmer for a few minutes to blend the flavors.  Serve over steamed rice & top with green onion.  Voila!

Four. National Dog Day
Monday was National Dog Day & we all love our furry little friends very much so this is my shout out to my little sweet potato Frankie.  We rescued him from a shelter in November of 2009.  We talked about getting a pug puppy, but we wanted to check the shelters first because there is no better feeling than rescuing a dog & giving them a loving home.  Although he came with a whole slew of health problems (worms, blind in one eye, bad teeth, etc.) we got him healthy, & I’m so glad that we found him.  He is the most stubborn little stinker, but is also such a little lover, and 100% mama’s boy. 

Five.  The Next Step    
So next week I go to the doc for my yearly exam & hopefully will be able to be referred to the fertility specialist.  As disappointed as I am that we will probably have to go down this path, I am so thankful that this path can be traveled.   Modern medicine is an amazing thing.  I think that we are as ready as we can be to start our journey down this path.  It truly is hard to have much faith, or the mindset that “it will happen when it’s meant to happen” after so many letdowns, but these last few months I have felt less stressed, less pressured, & more accepting of the entire situation.  Fingers crossed!

love this quote! ready for my arrow tattoo next month!

Happy Holiday weekend everyone!  Be safe & enjoy!

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