Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday Thoughts

1. My hair looks ratty when I don't blow it dry. I should start getting up in time to blowdry.

2 I finally finished the eternal pot of chili. Today's lunch was the last serving.

3. I want to replace our carpet with laminate wood flooring. Is this a project we can take on ourselves? I then want to cover said flooring with Flor carpet tiles in their beige zebra print (faux-bois) or perhaps the leopard....

4. I am ready for football weather. Not too hot, not too cold. Just right. (Like Goldilocks)

5. Tomorrow, Nora will be 6 months old. Pictures, coming soon.

All for now!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Good News

While watching To Catch a Predator we saw 2 -- TWO -- ads awesome products!

Prince C and I each found things to spend $19.99 on!



We need a new pillow and a wonder folder!


We watch To Catch a Predator too much

It's bad when you've seen so many episodes of To Catch a Predator that you start to see repeats.

I don't even know WHY we watch it....maybe it's disgustingly fascinating? It's like a train wreck. Wait, wait -- not like a train wreck, it is a train wreck. .

Really? What kind of sicko gets sexually graphic online with someone who claims to be 15 years old?

What's up with the so-called spiritual men want to have sex with very young girls or boys? Or the married men with children? One sicko we just saw was meeting a 15 year old girl and he was married with 2 children.... 11 and 13 years old.

Holy Gross.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Life around here

My house is a pit. I really would like to hire a cleaning lady....have her come and do a pre-clean and then never schedule follow up cleaning. My 3 - count them - 3 vacuum cleaners are all acting up. My Oreck smells weird, my big Dyson and my little Dyson have rug beaters that don't spin. I know all of these things are fixable -- but I am frustrated about it. Our garage was a huge project that has completely fallen short. I really wanted it to be a space rather than a junk pile.

I really want to sell all my craft stuff. I don't have time to use it, nor do I like the mess it creates. How do I go about selling approximately 1000 rubber stamps, 50 stamp pads, and countless pieces of 12x12 paper?

I really hate skinny people who talk constantly about calories and what they can and cannot eat. Zip it skinny hooker.

My finger nails are gross. They keep peeling and breaking and my cuticles are red and dry.

I am whiny. I am complainy.

On Saturday I closed. We left for the lake as soon as I got home and it rained ALL THE WAY THERE. IT RAINED ALL NIGHT. Sunday was HOT. It was way too hot to spend much time outside except to SWIM. Did I mention that we drove all the way to the lake....and then just watched movies. Seriously. I loved seeing my parents and grandparents...but I wanted to SWIM. AND TAN.

Then tonight, I came home so excited to spend time with my little girl...and she was a beast. Just like her mother. Whine Whine Whine.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Easy Vegetarian: Tomato Sauce

Last weekend Prince C's
grandparents brought me a lot of tomatoes. They were
beautiful. I knew I wouldn't be able to eat them all before they
went bad so....I made tomato sauce.

It was easy.

-a bunch of ripe tomatoes
-olive oil
-salt and pepper
-red pepper flakes (if they float your boat)

I used garlic from a tiny jar and onion flakes from the spice cabinet. I never have fresh versions of those things.

Cut up the tomatoes into sections and put them into a good sized pot with a few glugs of olive oil. Add red pepper flakes and the salt and pepper. Allow the tomatoes to soften. Around 15 minutes. Mash with a potato masher. Keep cooking.
After around an hour, mash them again, and then use the immersion blender on them.

Let cool. Freeze.

So far I have used the sauce for eggs in purgatory:

Tomato soup:
and plain ol' spaghetti.

It's been great. Try it out.


Friday, August 6, 2010

His ex's wedding day

Not sure what to think about this. It is like something that would happen in a movie and in the movie the bride would rush hopelessly back into the writer's arms. I hope that wasn't his intentions. If so, very selfish man. If not, very sweet. I haven't decided. What do you think? I mean -- in general all the things he says are true, sweet, kind, and wonderful -- but is it appropriate to write it on a webpage that his ex most likely frequents? Is is "okay" to publish it on her wedding day -- where she just might be reading it while getting her hair done and drinking a cup of coffee or a glass of mimosa? What if he had caused a romantic movie moment -- how many regrets would he have created??

How would you feel?

I have decided I would be flattered. Judging from my past I have no exes who would do something like this and judging from my present -- my husband is so perfect and wonderful and amazing, I'll never leave. He is stuck with me forever. Our life is just too good.