Last Friday of July

by Heather on July 30, 2010

Good morning and happy Friday! How are y’all this fine last Friday of July?

Hold the phone…

Last Friday of July?!?!?!

Wasn’t it just January?!

I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun!  Yesterday’s breakfast was another SIAB (smoothie in a bowl).  The smoothie part is 1.5 cups of almond milk, 1 cup frozen strawberries, and 1 cup frozen pineapple:

And that cereal on top is AMAZING!  A week or so ago I was contacted by Attune Foods to see if I would like to test out their new Uncle Sam cereal (this is not my photo…I accidentally ripped the box!  Click on the photo for the source).

Now, I’m not much of a cereal gal, but I figured it never hurts to TRY so I said yes!  I am so glad that I did…this cereal is incredibly tasty, SUPER crunchy, not too sweet, and it packs a great nutritional punch too! Check out the stats from the Attune website:

You get all of that, plus flavor.  AND I’ve seen quite a few bloggers making savory dishes with it as well, which makes me really excited to start cooking with it too!  And so, in conclusion I believe that I have now become an Uncle Sam cereal girl :)  Thanks Annelies and Attune!

Lunch was great and free yesterday! Our landlord at work held a tenant appreciation BBQ lunch…but, since it was with the rest of my company, I did not do the food papparazzi thing.  I also ate way too much, which resulted in a crazy stomachache!  Bad choice, Heather, bad choice. I was feeling pretty gross the rest of the day, so when we got home I did the WillPower Method workout, and then made a healthy pizza for dinner:

This is half of a ball of Whole Foods pizza dough, 1/4 cup of Roasted Garlic marinara, chopped broccoli, sliced mushrooms, sliced zucchini, 1 piece of chicken sausage, and about 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella.  I had half, and it was completely delicious!  Hurray for lunch today! :)


Today’s Marriage Ref isn’t really a referee situation, but I thought I’d see what you guys think!  A couple weeks ago I was talking to my good friend Cherise, who has 4 kiddos.  She was telling me that in a family with kids, there is usually someone who is the “picker,” meaning that person is usually the one who cleans up the boogers, the sleep in kids’ eyes, clips the fingernails and toenails, etc.  Basically this person is usually the one who takes care of all the nastiness that comes with kids.  This cracked me up because in our marriage I KNOW that I will be the “picker”…there’s no way that Nate would voluntarily do all of that stuff (although I know he would to help me out)!

And so, my question is this:  Do you agree that there is typically one “picker”?  And do you think that it would be YOU or your significant other?  If you already have kids make sure you weigh in…I’m super curious to find out what your perspective is!

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1 Heather July 30, 2010

I am,always have been, and always will be the “picker”!
When our daughter was a newborn and I would have to pick narsty boogies, my hubby would gag.
Now she’s 6, so I clip her nails, etc.
He’s an awesome Dad, and he’s the do-er/getter.
Always doing things with her and getting her things.


2 glutenfreemuse July 30, 2010

I think the mom is almost always the picker :-) I’m sure I will be!



3 Angela July 30, 2010

First, thank you for posting the cereal nutrition. I know this is lazy, but seeing the nutrition details saves me the step of Googling them. And that cereal does look really healthy. I’m always looking for new kinds.

Jeff and I aren’t married, but I think the picker responsibilities will eventually be divided. He will handle toenails and fingernails, and I will handle the boogers and eye sleepies. I’m glad you asked the question – I always wonder if I’m the only person who gets some pleasure out of being a picker. And I’m really embarrassed I just said that out loud. :)


4 couchpotatoathlete July 30, 2010

J and I don’t have kids yet, but I have a feeling that I will be the picker — but then again, I’m not sure. J kills the bugs and when we dog sit J always cleans up the “accidents”, etc, so I think we will have to wait and see!


5 Hilary@coffeeismycarrot July 30, 2010

I actually think my husband will be the “picker”. We don’t have kids yet but he wipes the sleep out of our dogs eyes all the time. It grosses me out! I’ll do it if I have to but I always go grab a papertowel or Kleenex and he just reaches over and dies it with his bare hand. Yuck! I do usually cleanup any throwup or accidents though so maybe we’ll both do it.


6 michele July 30, 2010

That pizza looks great! I hate it when I eat too much, and my stomach pays for it later.


7 biz319 July 30, 2010

Well, I was a single mom from the get-go, so it was always my turn for everything :D That being said, if my husband now had been around when Hannah was little, no way in hell he would help her blow her nose or change a poopy diaper!


8 tasha - the clean eating mama July 30, 2010

I love Uncle Sam’s too! Enjoy your weekend!


9 Sarah for Real July 30, 2010

I don’t have kids, but I do have a dog. I am definitely the picker. I clean up the accidental poo or puke. I also help her pick things out of her teeth occasionally, lol.

My husband will clean up a dog mess if I’m not home, although he’s always sure to tell me about it.

I definitely think he’ll be the gagging husband while I do the dirty diapers when we have kids.


10 Anna July 30, 2010

Ha, yep! We don’t have kids yet, but thinking about our friends who do, there is always a picker! And it is almost always the mom :-)


11 tanyasDailyProductReviews July 30, 2010

seems it usually falls on the mom…she is with them more..lucky mom..gets to be the picker


12 Jessica @ How Sweet July 30, 2010

Um, I don’t know who would be the picker but all I have to say is that thinking of that makes me not want to have kids. Just kidding.

Sort of.


13 Tina July 30, 2010

Both Peter & I will get up in M’s nasty business. Although I will admit I do it more and get grossed out less.

I can’t believe it is August on Sunday. This year is flying by!! Yet, somehow, this pregnancy is NOT. Haha.


14 Estela @ Weekly Bite July 30, 2010

We’re a pretty even household. Since I’m home with her, of course I do more… but when he’s home, he digs right in there ;)


15 Maria @ Oh Healthy Day July 30, 2010

If that responsibility happens to fall on my lap, then I think I’m holding off on the kid thing :)


16 Jenny July 30, 2010

First of all, you have the best smile! Secondly, I am probably the picker. Although my husbie cuts the boys nails. For some reason I’m afraid I’ll cut too close or something. Strange I know. lol


17 louisianagrown July 30, 2010

While I don’t have a man or a child, I could totally see myself being a picker. Basically nothing grosses me out and I would rather get nasty myself than have my child have boogers up his or her nose!


18 Kris| July 30, 2010

Hmmm this is a great question! Why do I always question having children :|

I love the sounds of this cereal and wish I could eat wheat because I love it!



19 Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt July 30, 2010

There has to be one picker! Two is one too many! ;) My mom was the picker. Funny enough…she still is!


20 foodiefresh July 30, 2010

I know that I’ll be a picker but I’m not so sure that my fiance won’t do the same when he’s home with the kids. The only thing I have to go by right now is our dog and he takes good care of him and cleans up after him (even when it’s nasty). I think we’ll do well sharing in these tasks, but I’ll be with the kids more so I’m sure I’ll do my fair share.


21 Alycia @ Fit n Fresh July 30, 2010

Dude I hear you on the end of july – I cannot believe how fast time is going!! It blows my mind.

And I never watch marriage ref, but it sounds interesting? I might have to check it out :)


22 April July 30, 2010

Hmm..well, I don’t know. My husband doesn’t have an issue with boogers or eye gunk or anything, but dirty diapers send him running! But its rare that he ever de-gunks our babies various parts so I guess I’m the picker. :)


23 lena July 31, 2010

I totally adore uncle sam’s! glad you loved it too!!!


24 lpskins July 31, 2010

My boyfriend is the picker with our dog. He’s always cleaning out her eye boogs and wrinkles. I HATE boogers so hopefully he’ll carry this on with kids if we ever have any.
Glad you loved Uncle Sams. I eat it every day at work!


25 Emily July 31, 2010

Ha – well, I don’t have kids… but I will most certainly serve as the family picker. My husband picks up his fair share of doggy poo but has a, shall we say, weak stomach when it comes to the nasty stuff.


26 Mama Pea July 31, 2010

We take turns. I’m all about the boogers though. I can’t stand boogery little noses. I get eye crusties too. Pea D. is the clipper. I wonder if he’ll clip mine…


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