Friday, December 17, 2010

Crazy Call Conspiracy Theory

Last night my hubby comes home from work and said he got an odd call. Naturally this make me curious so I prodded him to continue with the story. Evidently, somehow, a Company (who will remain nameless... only because I can't remember which one it was right now) selling testing devices for Diabetics called him and left a message but didn't say who it was or who the call was for. When he called the number back he told the call receiver that he had gotten a message from that number and he was trying to return the phone call. The lady on the other end asked him if he recently had a Glucose test, he said no but my wife had one at the beginning of the week. Odd, no? He asked them how they knew someone in the house had had a Glucose test and how did they get HIS phone number. Now, I don't give out my hubby's phone number if I don't have to and only list him for Emergency Contacts so I have NO idea how they got his number to begin with. We came up with a Conspiracy Theory... we assume that someone in the hospital is monitoring which people come in for glucose tests and then reporting their information to this Company and making some profit on the side... interesting huh? If we are even remotely close on our Conspiracy Theory, isn't it wrong, what about Patient Confidentiality rights? I know it was only a Glucose test and that a phone call doesn't hurt anyone, but where do these people draw the line with "selling" information? Just some food for thought...

Thanks for reading dear followers,

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Glucose Test and Jump Breaks

I've been meaning to go get my Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) done for about two weeks now, but with everything going on here it seemed to have slipped my mind until I realized that I have a doctor's appointment coming up and I was supposed to have it done before then. What is the GTT for you ask? Well, sometimes pregnant women get what they call Gestational Diabetes, which usually only lasts during pregnancy... after the baby is born it normally goes away. It is important for pregnant women to get this test done because Gestational Diabetes can cause some complications:

Taken from Google Health - Gestational diabetes:
>>Pregnant women with gestational diabetes tend to have larger babies at birth. This can increase the chance of problems at the time of delivery, including:
  • Birth injury (trauma) because of the baby's large size
  • Delivery by c-section
>>Your baby is more likely to have periods of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) during the first few days of life.

>>Mothers with gestational diabetes have an increased risk for high blood pressure during pregnancy.

>>There is a slightly increased risk of the baby dying when the mother has untreated gestational diabetes.

>>Controlling blood sugar levels reduces this risk.

>>High blood sugar (glucose) levels often go back to normal after delivery. However, women with gestational diabetes should be watched closely after giving birth and at regular doctor's appointments to screen for signs of diabetes. Many women with gestational diabetes develop diabetes within 5 - 10 years after delivery. The risk may be increased in obese women.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Dad's Yummy Chili

Okay, my hubby requested Chili for dinner so I started it about 4:00 and let it simmer until about 9:00 when he got home. Boy was it YUMMY! At first I thought it was a little sweet, but after simmering for 5 hours the flavors just came right together. I don't have a recipe per say that I go by when I make my Chili, I just go by what I remember my Dad doing when I was younger. I thought I would share the "Recipe" for my Dad's Yummy Chili that I made today! Enjoy!

(3) Pounds of browned ground beef
(2) Quarts of V8 100% Vegetable Juice
(1) Can of Light Kidney Beans rinsed and drained
(1) Can of Dark Kidney Beans rinsed and drained
(2) Cans of Diced Tomatoes (do not rinse or drain)
(1) Small can of Tomato Paste
(1) Tablespoon or so Worcestershire Sauce
(1/8) teaspoon Salt Free All-Purpose Seasoning
(1/8) teaspoon Salt
(1/4) teaspoon Minced Onions
(1/4) teaspoon Chili Powder
(3/4) Cup Your Favorite Types of Pasta (Elbow Macaroni, Manicotti, Small Shells, or Penne type noodles seem to work the best)

Mix all ingredients except the pasta in a large pot (approximately 4 quart). I like using Stainless steal pots for chili, but a crock pot will do fine as well. Bring mixture to a boil then lower temperature to slightly higher than low setting so that it simmers slowly. Let simmer for about an hour to 5 hours, the longer it simmers the thicker the chili will get and the better the flavor will be. About 10 minutes before you want to eat the chili add in your Pasta of choice. Bring back up to a boil and let boil for about 7-8 minutes or until pasta is soft. Reduce heat back to low and/or serve! As a serving option you can add a small amount of chopped onions and cheddar cheese to the top or sever with crackers, but I usually eat mine plain because its oh so tasty itself! Enjoy!

Have a great night and happy cooking dear followers!

Toots N' Tots Twitter Pary 12/7

Upcoming Twitter Party!

What: On Tuesday, December 7th, join Mama B (Maxwell Designs) and Maggie from Toots n' Tots as they talk cloth diapers and Holiday shopping! With the Holidays in full swing, Toots n' Tots has you covered with a mega Pre-Black Friday Sale! Most items are 20%-43% off and diapers are buy 5 get one free! And who doesn't love free diapers?!

And of course it wouldn't be a party without PRIZES! Yes, lots of fabulous prizes! So come prepared with your best holiday tips, any and all cloth diaper related questions, and be ready to party!

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Where: #tootsntots hashtag on twitter

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Prizes (so far):

1 Little Bundle from AppleCheeks
1 Swim Diaper from AppleCheeks
1 Baba Sling
2 wet bags from Maxwell Designs (2 winners)
1 change pad from Maxwell Designs
1 45/90 bag of Mighty Mighty Marshmallow from Rockin Green Soap
1 bag of Funk Rock from Rockin Green Soup
1 one size hybrid diaper from Charlie Banana1 All-in-One diaper from GroVia 

Grand prize: a Maxwell Designs diaper bag!

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Good Luck and Enjoy Dear Followers!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Liquid Diet & Merry Fluffy Christmas

"Does liquid diet really mean no food?" - My Hubby

"Yes, honey, that means no food" - Me as I laughed at my Hubby

Poor guy had to go in for a colonoscopy yesterday and the day before he had to be on a liquid diet. He was so hungry and exhausted all day. It made me seriously laugh when he asked me that question, I think he thought maybe I would give in a make him something to eat. I didn't, I just laughed and made him stick strictly to the doctor's orders.  Poor baby didn't get any sympathy from me! I was really impressed that he actually went in and had the procedure done, he usually avoids doctors like the plague. Since having our daughter, however he seems to want to take better care of himself, which I think is awesome. She is an inspiration to him and that is just too cool and makes him want to be healthy so that he can be there for her as she grows up. Most men his age have teenage kids or kids that are grown in college, but the baby making business just came a little later in his life than normal people. Although you would never be able to tell, he can out work a lot of younger men, hands down. That is one thing that I really admire about him, his drive. He has such drive to achieve whatever NEEDS to be done and does it without hesitation or complaint. He has such a drive to do good as well and always wants to "make the world a better place". I'm pretty sure everyday he asks himself how he can make the world a better place and believes he can do it. I wish I had as much drive as he does... it takes me forever to get something done and I wear out faster than him, which can be so annoying sometimes because I'm much younger, lol....

On another note I found a cool giveaway on at the Children Teaching Mama blog. It's called Merry Fluffy Christmas and there are several blogs giving away things from Dec. 1-5th. I found it on the 1st and planned on posting it that night, except my internet went out and it FINALLY started functioning again today! Anyways, go here to check out information on the remaining giveaways, tons of REALLY cool stuff!

Thanks for reading dear followers,


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