Starting up Five for Friday again. Because I’m back in my scrap room, because I have photos to share and because I have too much to say.
Things I have discovered this week:
1. I have discovered the best way to make meatloaf.
Thank you Pinterest for the idea to make my usual meatloaf mix and put it in muffin tins. It is easy to make, quicker to cook than usual meatloaf and way easier to make additions such as a sprinkling of bacon or swirl of BBQ sauce on top. Success. Tick.
2. A lack of calcium will cause leg cramps at night.
Upon suffering wicked cramps in my calf muscles at night I researched the possible cause – by using the internet, by asking my trainer and by asking fellow fitness friends at MotivateMe. Seems there could be 4 possible reasons. Lack of either water, Potassium, Magnesium or Calcium. I get a whole lot of the first three, but when I’m eating really super clean, I barely have any calcium. About 30% of what I should be. Solution? More pizza, cheese, chocolate and icecream. I wish and if only. Looks like it’s calcium tabs for a while.
3. True Stamp is having 50% off today. Just today. You are welcome.
(In fabulous True Scrap style these classes are shown live but also recorded so you can have afterwards access – for more info visit True Stamp here… 50% off finishes at Fri 9pm NZ time, midight PST today, so this finishes soon, and you must use the code SWEET at checkout to see the discount.).
4. My 12 year old son has decided he wants to do the Bachelor of Digital Media when he is older.
Contributions to the technology fund in this house gratefully taken. He is already needing technology beyond anything we have here. This kid is clever. He already downloads games, enters through some portal, Ok so he does some computer stuff I don’t understand, and changes the codes etc to make the game suit himself. And he loves art and drawing. He could really do this.
The Bad news: This is going to cost me a fortune in keeping up with things so he can stay on top of this hobby that might very well become his career.
The Good news: Imagine having a totally capable IT guy as part of the family. Oh yes. Magical thinking.
And my last discovery for this week:
5. Exercising really is good for the soul.
See this kid – he’s my oldest, he is amazing, generous and has the most determined personality. Life doesn’t always serve him the best deals but seeing his trainer for a one-on-one boxing and training session each week is the best medicine ever. Thank goodness for endorphins released during exercise, thank goodness for a kid that is always determined to put in his best and thank goodness for the good people in the world, like Karl – an amazing trainer that always has a plan to make Jacob laugh while getting through gruelling workouts that make Jacob proud.