Ew!

Well, a small bummer of a weekend.  Took my mom and uncle to the airport, and due to weather problems, their flight left 2 hrs late and they ended up getting stuck in Minneapolis as they missed their connecting flight.  Hopefully, they are in Montana this AM.  My uncle's funeral is tomorrow.  It was hot and humid all weekend and very bad, severe thunderstorms in early evening both nights.  Saturday we had heavy winds and hail!  So unable to take my walks.  Eating again was an issue, but I am determined to get back on track.  Did get some cleaning done.  In the process of cleaning, and over the last few weeks, noticed a lot of moths flying around the house.  Well, EW!  Yesterday, we looked up at 18 ft ceilings in kitchen/breakfast room and family room and saw all kinds of cocoons in upper corners, and ended up having to scrub walls and empty all cabinets out and clean!  It was yucky!  Had creepy crawlies all over!  Apparently, on top of ants, now have pantry moths!  Had to throw away a lot of food.  So there went my afternoon and it was just icky!  I really hate bugs!  I have nightmares over this kind of stuff.  Thank God Paul got up on the ladder and scrubbed the walls!  David blew up again last night.  He just shut down and refused to do any chores.  Found wrappers in his room again.  UGH!  We did laundry and he would not put clean clothes away.  We found dirty socks all mixed in with toys.  And I had cleaned the living room on Saturday and vacuumed.  And we found a popsicle wrapper, all sticky, under a pillow in the living room.  Thank God we found it before the ants.  He got all mad because I said something to him last night about no tv, etc until all of his chores are done and he threw his Rubic's cube across the room and smashed it into a zillion pieces.  And he threw other things and his mouth...  OMG!  I cannot even begin to describe the restraint I had to put on myself to keep from smacking him!!!  Paul completely shut down and walked into the family room and just absolutely gave up.  He said he has resigned himself to being miserable for the next 6 years.  Paul's birthday is today.  Father's day was just awful.  I am praying for no repeat.  But I am so tired of David's attitude.  we go to the counselor this afternoon.  I never ever talked back to my mom.  I just do not know how to deal with his mouth.  He is 12 for gosh sakes.  What the hell am I going to have to deal with when he is 16!!!!!  This kid SO needs a wake up call.  I am watching my mom's dog.  He is a cutie.  Little tibetan terrier.  Poor little guy is so lost without my mom.   I am determined to get back on track.  I am going to decide on some new goals for myself this afternoon and get them in here.  I am also up to lesson 22 in My Spanish Coach.  I learned this yesterday: Mi gusta el chocolate!  Which is I like to eat chocolate!    Does anyone have a good recipe for squash (yellow/summer/zuccini?)  I got a bunch from my friends' garden.  I stir fried some in a pan with a little bit of olive oil and garlic and Italian seasoning and it was good.  But I am looking for some other, healthier ways to cook it.  My husband is like:  bread it and fry it!  I am trying to cut back calories, not add to them!

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JoyceMarilyn
JoyceMarilyn

Mi NO gusta el chocolate!
I like my zuch breaded and fried too! Make some zuch bread. That is on the order of banana bread, I put chopped apples in mine, but there are tons of recipes. Also you and cut in 1/2 lengthwise and scoop out seeds, fill with some ground beef/tomatoes, onions, parm cheese and bake.
I have Speg. Squash which I know nothing about!
deleted_user
deleted_user

There\'s a super healthy recipe I have for zuchinni nut bread that\'s really good. Even better toasted. Let me know if you\'d like it and I\'ll hunt through the boxes (yikes).
Sorry about David and Paul and that whole situation. Make sure you hash that out with the counselor and ask for concrete actions to take over the throwing and the mouth.
I love chocolate TOO!!! YAY for chocolate!
I bought some of the bug spray stuff that JoyceM recommended to spray around the house perimeter to keep away the bugs. Mostly I want the ticks and spiders and ants at bay, but moths BLECH I\'m with you on disliking those guys too!
Kahlua13
Kahlua13

I just ordered pantry moth traps on Amazon.com. I read to put them on top of the cabinets. I ordered 4!
Kahlua13
Kahlua13

Oh, by the way. David slept in this AM as no camp this week. Got his room and bathroom all cleaned up and he is now being an angel. So Thank God for small favors!
deleted_user
deleted_user

Sounds like a tough few days, sorry about that. Your so strong and handle things very well. Hope the counselor helped out - YAY for David helping out and turned around a bit. It\'s tough trying to stay on track, look at me, up and down all the time but we will get it - just don\'t give up!!! So sorry about your Uncle. Hope they made it home safe too. Sounds like some real crappy weather. The weather here is very nice considering it\'s end of July and we haven\'t had many HOT days which is not normal. It\'s kinda nice for a change, I don\'t really care for that HOT weather anyways. OOOOH Zuchinni, we have 4 plants in our garden, today I sliced up and brushed olive oil on both sides with garlic powder, salt and pepper and grilled. I love zuchinni bread too but I used to make with the cream cheese frosting which right now I will not do cuz I know I would go overboard on those. I grill, I saute in olive oil w/green peppers and onions - add some cooked chicken and top on rice sprinkle with grated parmesan and whala - Nice healthy meal! Very filling too! Brown rice or puffy rice (I like the puffy rice better). It\'s like you have to add salt sometimes, not much flavor so that\'s why I use parm! I have a recipe that I just tore out, I will find it and post you a recipe tomorrow K. Have a good night, Big Hugs, Stay Strong and Positive. Kathy