This weeks menu from the J & J Diner!

Ok this first delicious wrap is actually from Heinens. How good does it look!? It was actually really delicious. The wrap was not gluten free so i only ate half and John took the other half for lunch. It was turkey, cheddar, bacon and honey mustard wrap with some lettuce, tomatoes and onions on it. Highly recommend!

Monday night we grilled pork chops, potatoes and asparagus on the grill! The flavor was so great with a little bit of seasoning and some Stubbs BBQ sauce on top!

Wednesday night we grilled turkey burgers and zucchini spears! So simple yet so flavorful!!!! I love grilling season 😂

Thursday night my husband prepared some gluten free fresh cheese raviolis (shoutout to Heinens), turkey kielbasa, zucchini and tomato sauce. He told me he was laughing as he made this because turkey kielbasa does not go with ravioli but you know what i thought it tasted great! He should know never to question my craziness 😂

Competition!

Hooray we were finally able to compete after a long year!!!! My twirlers have been back in the gym twirler since last June, but this was the first time they were able to perform in person for others. Wow were they amazing. I am so happy they finally got to show off all their hard work!!!! We didn’t have all our normal family and friends there. First competition my parents weren’t at 😔. They kept all the teams in separate rooms while we waited our turn. We had our own lunch table. Everyone had to wear masks but the twirlers could take them off while performing. They rotated families in and out of the gym while their children performed. It moved pretty quick and i felt really safe.

John took this photo of me coaching! My bark is worse then my bite 😂
My husband and step daughter! She rocked it!
Me and my niece. She is a star!!!!
It was a long day but he is so supportive ❤️
Hardknock Life
Burn it Down
War
King of Anything
Beauties
Spying on the competition

Ohio is confused

Is it winter? Spring? Summer?

It seems to be all the seasons every week. We go up and down 30 degrees every other day. I’m ready for summer!!!!!

Last week we had a super warm and beautiful day so my husband and i hung out at my parents and enjoyed some time at Lake Erie. It was an absolutely gorgeous day!

After a few more very cold days, Saturday afternoon decided to warm up to 70 with the sun shining down on us. John and Jimmy to the boat out to get it ready for the season. Valerie and i went for a nice long walk in the metro parks!

Sunday night was cold and rainy but we grilled out on our new grill! John made a pork loin, catfish and potatoes. It was delicious and worth sitting in the cold!

3/24/21 was a big day!

Mammogram and COVID vaccine all in one day!? Man i was adulting hard and for once i admitted i was 40! Phew glad that is over so i can go back to being 25!

But in all seriousness the mammogram was super quick and painless. Fingers crossed i don’t get called back!

How sweet was it for the hospital to reserve me a seat?

The vaccine was painless but OMG the anxiety building up to it. I’m not afraid of shots and i fully trust the doctors and scientists with this vaccine, but my last 2 vaccinations i had allergic reactions to. Ugh was it terrifying but i never even felt a pinch! John and i had super sore arms for 24 hours but that’s all. Now I’m sure we will get sick from the second shot but hey sick for a day is better then being on a ventilator in the hospital!

Perfect ending to a long day

Working two jobs in one day is exhausting but i am lucky because i love what i do. I nannied all day and then coached baton twirling all evening. I came home to my husband cooking pork chops and asparagus. So fresh, healthy and delicious. After dinner we put our feet up and relaxed. This beautiful moon was the perfect sight to see just before heading to bed. Always be grateful for what you have and live in the moment!

Working from home is kind of nice!

Once a week i get a day to work at home. It’s my “day off” from my nanny family but i NEVER stop moving. Today i did laundry, got my nails done, cleaned the bathrooms, made homemade gluten free bread, grocery shopped, made a key chain for a student, and did the March private lesson and class schedule for the Pink Ladies Baton Corp. Phew it was a lot. I would have loved to binge watch some Netflix but that’s just not who i am. Now I’m off to make dinner for John because its already that time of day. Seriously where did the last 12 hours go!?!

Things I’ve learned about ice fishing!

* a pink rod is a must….you might not catch more fish but you will look super cute

*a lot of women and children ice fish…..more than i see during the summer

* sharp blades and the correct size blades on an auger make drilling a hole much easier…..also let the boys do that because their shoulders burn the next day 😂

*you must be willing to pee in a bucket

*you are sitting for long periods of time, so bring some snacks!

Entering the ice covered lake
On the lake

Covid testing

Ugh no one wants to hear a doctor say I’m sending you for a covid test but here we are. My husband and I were so sick this week. Low grade fevers, fatigue, congested, sore throats, etc. A doctor decided we checked off all the symptoms of covid so off we went for testing. They sent us to a building I’m another city. When we arrived we had to call before entering. Once inside it was like another world. A table was right at the door so we could sanitize our hands. The building had a desk with people in hazmat suits standing behind it. No furniture. No paintings or posters on the wall. Just a desk, carpet and alien looking people starring at you. They take you in the back and make you stand in a door way marked with an X on the floor. They hand you a swabbed, you stick it in your nose just enough to make you cringe and your eyes water. Spin it in 5 circles and then do the other nostril. As you walk out you feel a burning feeling and you do the walk of shame back to your car. Never did I think I would experience something so odd but we survived. The next day my phone binged with an update to my labs. I was terrified to open it but I was so happy to see the words NEGATIVE. Phew. Breathed a sigh of relief. We were negative and just suffering from the flu. Although the next few days would continue to be miserable, but at least we don’t have covid-19! Now we bomb the house and get rid of the germs!

Naptime