It's interesting that Scott like Chocolate and I'm more of a Vanilla girl....haha guess we have good taste more than food ;)
it is 4 am and I havent gone to sleep yet. Why??? I get DONUTS in an hour. We made it our goal that if I could stick to my diet (since it's crunch time) that on Saturday I could INDULGE....we'll I did and I'm ready to begin the INDULGING!!! I have never been this excited for donuts. I cant remember the last time I had a donut. mmmm I know exactly what I am going to get!!! EEEK! I've been awake all night waiting for that clock to hit 4:45 am so we can head off to the donut shop! Its weird, here they dont have 24 hour donut shops....is from 5 am then closes at noon. Regardless....I'm SOOO STOKED!
(Question submitted by ap, CrAzYMiC98 and several others) I have consulted with a doctor, a physiologist and a microbiologist on this question, and the following summarizes their answers:
Healthy people can have green poop if they eat a diet rich in leafy green vegetables, or if they consume large quantities of food coloring (in ice cream, cake frosting etc.).
Green poop can also be caused by excess iron in the diet, from dietary supplements, for example. If the body does not absorb all the iron consumed, the iron may stain the poop green, the color of iron (II) salts. Ordinarily, the green color may be masked by the normal brown poop color, but if digestion is thrown off by illness so that bilirubin is less concentrated in the intestine, the green color may become apparent. This can happen when a person is afflicted with diarrhea.
Green poop in sick babies may come from iron in baby formula not being properly absorbed, or by green pigments in bile salts (again, green from iron).
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Compared to Utah, there are tons more black people here. I love that. I love the diversity! But something that I really appreciate is people FINALLY noticing I'm not black. There is nothing wrong with being black, white, brown, purple, pink.....all is beautiful and FABULOUS! But I'm Fijian and I'm proud. I am not black. My entire life people always thought I was black - I had the dark skin, nappy hair....and some junk in the trunk! haha.
But since we've been here - several people (black and white) have told me they know I'm not black. They said that my features are more exotic, I speak beautifully, my eyes are pure.....kinda random things like that. Either way, they just know I'm not black. Which is kinda cool cause I guess I'm finally starting to LOOK poly haha. People are so funny. Cracks me up.
Scott and I have not produced an offspring. Today it was just a random conversation.... we have a lot of changes and stuff going on in our lives and havent talked about reproducing for sometime. He is focused on his career and I mine. Unfortunately, my career includes a lot of physical activity which is not common if I were to get prego. If only Scott could get prego - that would solve our problems! So....yeah. Other than our careers we want to travel and do so many things since it's just us. We are bestest friends and its fun to experience "Firsts" together.
So today's conversation was brought up because Scott's big 30 birthday is just around the corner. 30 is so old and men become more infertile the older they get. PLUS - I don't want the father of my children BREAKING HIS BACK when he's changing a diaper just because he is too old to be raising a child.
Here's the thing - people keep telling "you're still young, you have plenty of time....." Ok - But I'm not concerned with me...I'm concerned with Scott. Should I feel rushed and push my career dreams aside to focus on reproducing? I tried that once and it stressed me out so bad....I dont really want to go there again. There always is adopting.... ugh. What to do what to do. I guess with men - they are fairly fertile till about 40 which leaves me a good solid decade to decide. It's just weird cause if we produce an offspring when Scott's 40 - that will mean when we are sending the offspring to college....we are checking Scott into a Senior Living Facility hahaha. I aint wiping his old saggy butt! ha
As some of you know, I tried Yoga and that wasnt as successful. I did move over to Pilates and have absolutely loved it. Its great core work at a lower volume. I'm always wanting to power my way through everything and so this is a great change of pace. I do it in the mornings to start the day off right. I am not the most flexible person....so flexibility is on my list of 9,405,703,458,962,034 things I'm working on. haha
My whole life - I've lived in safe neighborhoods. I've never felt like we couldnt wear certain colors, or I can't go out once it gets dark.....never heard gun shots. Never been a problem. But last night for the first time, I purposely entered a neighborhood where such things happen.
I've taken a huge interest in being able to cornrow, micro, weave, sew my own hair. I've learned the basics but right now.....I'm not pleased with my level of expertise when it comes to hair. So I did a little research and there is a cute girl that lives in South Dallas that does it all at an amazingly discounted price. Once I got her address I realized WHERE she lives.....so I asked Scott to come along. We arrive and it doesnt look so bad. I meet the girl and she is super nice so I told Scott all is well. He didnt stay, instead he just went to look for a mall since it takes about 1-2 hours. She told me that the mall isnt the best mall....and this is the projects. Just the other day a girl was walking out to her car and was raped. She said it as if it's an everyday occurance. She said their housing complex isnt as bad, but just up the street is like the TRUE PROJECTS and a little south of where they are is the #1 racial profiling cops in the state of Texas. They will literally pull you over, make up some excuse just cause you are of color.
About 15 minutes before I was done, I text Scott so he can head back and pick me up. It's a little past 7pm and getting dark. The car broke down. The car battery died and Scott was stranded WHO KNOWS WHERE! Luckily a couple stopped and helped him out. They were kind enough to take him to an Auto Zone fairly close and Scott bought a new battery. Then the Auto Zone guys brought him back to his car. Meanwhile, I was done....sitting outside. There were a couple guys that kept walking back and forth looking at me, but I just kept my head down and preteneded like I was playing on my phone. Why pretended??? Because my phone was dead so even if Scott wanted to contact me, he couldnt. Of course!!! On top of those guys - there was another guy that parked his car right in front of me licking his lips and just starring. I decided to get up and walk away PRAYING he wouldnt follow me. There were "uncomfortable environments" everywhere so I decided to just walk away from the housing complex and up towards the freeway. I sat on the curb. While sitting there, several men drove by....slowing down, honking, winking, waving....etc. It was SOOO UNCOMFORTABLE!!!! So I just sat on my curb with my head down praying that Scott was able to fix the car since I had no idea what was going on. All I knew was that the sun was going down and I was alone in the ghetto without money, transportation and a phone. 45 minutes later, Scott came around the corner and I was so relieved. I quickly hopped in the car and we swopped stories on the drive home.
All went well with the hair, absolutely love her and will be going back again....ONLY daytime appointments and Scott will always be along for the ride. We did think it was interesting that he came along....if not, I would of been stranded by myself with a dead car, dead phone, etc. Oh Thank goodness he was there!
Today we went down to have lunch with Von and Ken. Super yummy! Ken grilled pork chops and Von made the stuffing. It was so good and my first time having pork chops grilled. Scott usually slow cooks em with cream of mushroom soup....which is also yummy.
Von has a blood pressure arm blower uppper thingie and, like me...is supposed to check his everyday. So he checked his and it was actually really good. We then checked Scotts and his was like 110/80. Then my turn......143/113. Which is actually low for me. Von seemed concerned - but I assured him I'm usually around 160!
I love the movie Monster In Law. I love those cheesy romatic comedies. In this Movie she has this guy following her and wants to take her out. When she ask's him why she shouldl, he tells her because he is different. So she quickly turns around and said.....
Okay, what color
are my eyes?
Well, at first glance,
your eyes are brown.
But when the light hits them
they change to amber.
And if you look really closely around the
iris the color is pure honey.
But when you look
into the sun
they almost look green.
That's my favorite.
How did I do?
HOW ROMANTIC....ugh! So just out of random curiousity, I asked Scott what color my eyes are. And without hesitation he said, "Poop"