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Showing posts from July, 2012


I just spoke into my Android and this crazy app AutoRap transformed my speech into a sick rap beat:


After dropping off Jonny at gymnastics I decided to take the other three children to Guapo's a Latin American Food restaurant. Guapo's is a chain restaurant in the DC-Maryland-Virginia aka the  DMV area. The kids got balloons even though I didn't order the kid's meals. Viki had tacos and Aron had a quesadilla. I had their rotisserie like chicken which has a delicious seasoning. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the servings are so huge that I was able to take some home to eat for lunch tomorrow. I usually finish my meals but I am trying to have better eating habits.My mother was just diagnosed to be pre-diabetic. I watched her make huge changes in her eating habits. In solidarity with her I decided to also change bad eating habits. I think I eat too much and eat to relieve stress or boredom. Now I am trying to eat to live not live to eat. I am also at risk to get diabetes so I need to make changes now. My sugar is low but it fluctuates rapidly throughout the day. Early …

Hidden Gems in Cherokee County, AL

One of the challenges of staying in Cherokee County, AL is finding something to do. If you don't hunt or fish that can be difficult. This last trip I found some hidden gems in Cherokee County.The first is in Gaylesville, AL at the only four way stop on town across the street from the city hall. It is a tiny restaurant called Booker T's Barbecue and it is the best barbecue I have ever had on my life. I tried beef brisket, whole barbecue chicken, the pork, the slaw, potato salad, and the baked beans. All of it earned an A+!! The food was a hit with my parents who have eaten barbecue all over the south. Lee, the owner of Booker T's ( he named the restaurant after his grandfather) makes the barbecue over hickory wood himself. Can't wait to go back!We also enjoyed the Cherokee County History Museum. The museum was very hands on and kid friendly unlike the Smithsonian. The only drawback was there was no air conditioning. The kids played with all of the old artifacts, instrum…

On the Road- Denny's

I was back on the road. I drove from Chattanooga, TN to Northern VA. It took me 11 hours. A big box of Goldfish kept my kids'  stomachs occupied most of the trip though we did have apple slices and frozen slushies from the gas station.For dinner we had Denny's where kids eat free on Saturday. We ate at the one in Salem, VA. The restaurant was clean and nice so different from the Denny's in Woodbridge, VA which smells like a dirty bathroom. The kids ate free and the kid's meals were healthy. They ate plenty of fruit and had yogurt for dessert. We were definitely not in the mood for hamburgers after Jonny threw up his cheeseburger at the VA/TN border.I ate an omelet so I was able to enjoy vegetables for once. I took my time while waiting for a terrible storm to go by. The kids enjoyed their grapes and strawberries. The service was quick and friendly. The biggest plus is that Denny's has a lot of offers for customers with diabetes something I am more aware of since my…