If I don't see it, it doesn't exist. If I don't...
Bruno is not exactly thrilled with our costume choice for this year.
I was a nickel away from poptarts for breakfast
I had $.95 in the crevices of my purse and a strong desire not to eat my oatmeal this morning. Luckily I couldn’t scrounge up that last five cent piece and no vending machines in the history of ever take pennies (why?! This seems like a horrible business decision, everyone’s been in that ‘why aren’t these five pennies acceptable substitutes for a nickel’ situation.) This is why I don’t carry...
My husband does not understand proper phone...
S: Why’d you hang up on me? Z: I didn’t hang up on you. I thought we were done. You said you’d be home later and I said, “ok.” Conversation over. S: You realize that there are actual words we say on the phone to make that clear, right? Like, I don’t know, “goodbye” for example? Z: Your archaic formalities are meaningless to me.
This week in "things I learned from facebook...
A girl I used to work with is expecting. She has been dealt a crap hand from life and as far as I know she has trouble supporting herself. And not in the “I can’t afford an iphone and need to cut my daily starbucks addiction way,” but in a “I can’t eat until payday” way. I’m sorry, maybe this is eugenic of me, but I really believe if you can’t take care of yourself you shouldn’t be allowed to...
New recipes tried this week: Bourbon glazed fish & cheese stuffed meatballs Takeaways- Zach didn’t mind the bourbon glaze, I really didn’t care for it. Will not make again. Cheese stuffed meatballs-We both agreed that they were good but we prefer smitten kitchen’s recipe. I think I could get on board with the cheese stuffed ones if we browned them before baking and swapped the panko...
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Reason #203 I Feel Like I’m Just Pretending To Be...
I have been regularly wearing heels for over ten years now. I still have fears that I look like a baby giraffe when I walk.
There’s nothing like getting a product recall...
Two years off my life, at least. I didn’t even take my lanyard off before I raced upstairs to check and double check my packs. Thankfully, we’re in the clear.
@stickyheels : we do what we must because we can:... →
stickyheels: thekimenator: I have learned that it is very important to understand when your husband is hungry. Most important marriage/spend vast majority of your time with a man-lesson ever. Seriously. Just putting a few granola bars in the glove compartment of the car can save you from some end-all… We definitely experience this as a role reversal in my house. My husband is a...
Chocolate Chip Cookie Project Month 1 Results:
The Crisco cookie won by a landslide, garnering the endorsement of approximately 15 more college students than the New York Times cookie. Take that, NYT. To tell you the truth, I’m not surprised. Right of the oven I think the NYT cookie is slightly better. Zach, taste tester of all oven fresh cookies, also agrees. They also look more appealing than the Crisco cookie, tending to keep their shape...
I have a drawer in my desk that’s strictly for my creature comforts. Tea, vitamins, bandaids, hand sanitizer, lemonade mix, oops purchases from the vending machine, oatmeal, a novel, lint roller, static guard, wrinkle releaser…it makes me happy. It’s like my secret treasure chest. Related, I also have plans to smuggle in Steve The Blanket. This place is frigid. Though I have a drawer full of...
True Confession Tuesday
Madonna’s “Vogue” will always have a place among my top five favorite songs.
The fact that no one in this office uses out of office replies drives me bananas. What planet are you from?
Someone make me an ice cream cone flower!
Thousands Entering CA Schools Without Vaccines →
Sigh. People. Because those pertussis commercials look like such fun… nyclust: Reblogging this in honor of my mom—an Autism specialist who helped countless kids and their families get the support and resources they needed. She was a huge proponent of getting the truth out there about the non-existent link between vaccines and Autism. nibblesandbits: thedaddycomplex: People, what the...
I’m proud I resisted the siren song of my pillow
I actually got up and went to the gym before work today. I didn’t hate it. I enjoy the sense of accomplishment and the knowledge that I don’t have to think about working out all day. However, I am le tired. That whole “you’ll be energized the whole day” thing is bs.
Eats for the Week
If all goes well, this will be the third week in a row I have made a menu and actually stuck to it. To be consumed sometime this week: Leftover beef stew and corn bread Bourbon glazed fish Chicken fajitas (from the remains of the Sunday night roasted chicken) Meatball subs or sliders Zach’s chili (Saturday/Sunday) Eating out Left over surprise
Anonymous asked: Get ready T. Buddy! I'm already planning one kick ass "hello, how are you" package just for you (and possibly husband and Bruno as well). :o)
Yesterday: beef stew in the crockpot Today: roasted chicken I am a kitchen maverick.
Bruno Is Zonked
He had a very long day of sleeping.
One of my favorite possessions.
Saturday Thus Far
Walked in the misty rain with the dog Dropped off a bag of donations to Good Will Vacuumed Started laundry Fooled around with a beef stew recipe for the crock pot. Self mani-pedi Watching two weeks worth of Roseanne Day drinking Pinning stuff to Pinterest, mainly recipes. Located a flourless chocolate cookie recipe to try (Mom, I’ll let you know how that turns out) So far, so...
I managed to pull my hair up into the most perfect...
So I needed photographic evidence.
Due to Record Flooding Bloomsburg Fair Cancelled... →
The fair serves as the major fundraising event for a lot of local charities and churches. Now since flooding has cancelled the fair a few of the vendors are setting up along the highways, providing a way for a lot of local people to make up their revenue and providing a little bit of community spirit as the area embarks on the long road to recovery.
Friday Things To Be Happy About
It is finally Friday. This week went on forever. There is actual shit to do on my work agenda. For the first time all week. Otherwise I totally would have gone along with my husband’s pleas to call each other off sick and spend the rainy day in pajamas. We’ve already agreed we’ll be doing this in the future. Broccoli cheddar soup and a salad await me at a coworker’s going away lunch at Panera. I’m...
This is a story about how I can not leave well enough alone. I have a go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe. It’s the same one my best friend has used for years. It’s the one my Southern Belle neighbor uses. I would hedge my bets that it’s probably The Best chocolate chip cookie recipe out there. But I don’t know for sure. Enter: the internet. A little bit of searching turned up 8 strong cookie...
gretchenalice asked: Dear Madame Empress of the Universe... If you could marry any fictional character, who would you pick and why?
shanapreferspajamas asked: name change resolution?
Random Sampling of Notes I've Written To Myself In...
“Here comes the ocean” Call mom re: baby casserole How may cookies? Herd cats; nail jello Remind Sarah about email Build birds for Alex Wings and yoga Reserve Billy Collins
There is literally nothing for me to do right now.
Erin Condren needs to lamenate the month tabs on these planners. I’ve had mine a month and they already look ragged. This is why I can’t have nice things. See also: why I don’t buy $500 purses.
I feel a little like a whale wearing spandex
Is there a way to become a morning person? My life would be a lot easier if I could will myself to go to the gym before work. I should probably also lay off the ice cream and cookies. Probably. Damn.
SVU without Stabler just isn’t as good.
I kinda love The Middle
We started watching it over the summer and I’m hooked.
“Imagine it’s your wife’s birthday. If it were your birthday you’d love it if she would do anything you wanted – so you think she’d like that too. You say, ‘For your birthday today, we will do anything you want. We can go anywhere and do anything. And I’ll even do anything for you. So what do you want to do?’ The problem, this is the opposite of most women’s ideal birthday...
There is a ton of great stuff in the Land’s End catalog. Want. All of it.
Today I’m wearing a cute navy dress with a bright coral cardigan, pearl studs, leopard print shoes, and a spin pin bun. I should feel fabulous. But, I forgot my wedding rings so now I’ll feel “off” all day.
Today was a good day. It was a waking up in love and cuddling my husband day. It was a heat free curls day. It was a comfy navy pants, bright blue polka dot button down and yellow cardigan day. It was a favorite pink kitten heels day. It was an antique aquamarine ring day. It was a chilly enough for long sleeves but not quite jacket weather day. It was picking up my car from the shop and paying...
Genes I Don’t Have
The clean house gene-some people have houses that always look immaculate, no matter when you stop by, no matter if you just pop in with them en route to somewhere else, and no matter if they say, “oh, it’s such a mess right now.” No. It’s not. You and I must have different definitions for “mess.” The design/décor gene- I do not have “an eye” for this crap. Any home design I do requires a lot of...
Typically, I am underwhelmed by candy bars. I find...
Reese’s cups. Always a bit better than I remember.
Just once I'd like to feel put together for more...
I’m feeling a bit Pam Beesley today.