Sunday, February 5, 2012


I feel like I'm losing myself. I feel like I'm drowning and I can't seem to come up for air. I don't know who to turn to for help and I don't even know what to say even I were to ask.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


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Monday, December 12, 2011

BIG Changes Coming Soon...

I have decided that in the interest of my health, that I will challenge myself to be completely vegetarian over the course of a year, beginning January 1st. I will be blogging my feelings and ideas on this, along with any tasty recipes or foods I come up with. Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Happy Adoption Day To My Orange Ball of Fluff!

Dear Corbin,

This is you the day we brought you home last year:

We knew we wanted an orange kitten. We saw a few other hopeful candidates but none touched our hearts the way you did when you came up to your cage window and said hello to us. You had a little cold but you were super rambunctious. You were 2 and a half months old when we brought you home.

Here you are a year later:

You are still cute but we are now convinced that you have no soul and that you are possessed by some destructive demon monster. You get on the counters and knock things down and you love to chew through expensive things, like cell phone headsets, Wii sensor bars and Sperry Topsider shoelaces. You leave you cat hair everywhere and you love to put your little all over the bathroom floor. You also have expensive taste in cat food and you are the pickiest cat I've ever met. You refuse all cat foods that do not have fish in them and scratch at things you do not like as if you had just taken a dump all over them.

However, we would not trade you for the world, even though we would like to throw you across the room sometimes. You are always happy to see us when we get home and you love to snuggle when we are watching TV. You make us laugh more times than we are angry with you. AND if you have a hairball, you try your darndest to make it to the litter box rather than puking on the floor. Thank you for being our kitty child.


Your Mommy and Daddy

Catch up post

These last two weeks have been super busy. Work has not been easy, but I will say that I am thankful to have a job and to be employed for a good company. The one year anniversary of Grandpa's death came and went, along with a visit from Grandma. I still feel like I'm carrying around some guilt regarding his death and wish I could at the very least go back and say goodbye. Ah well...c'est la vie I suppose.

I've been cooking and baking a lot lately. Made some of these the other night and they came out fabulous:

I ate them with a side of mustard and I was in heaven. They were even great the next day (I love cold soft pretzels.)

Also made this yesterday:

Apple walnut cake topped with salted caramel. It was absolutely amazing and was also great the next day.

This dish though, has to be my favorite dinner item I made this week. It's maple glazed apples and chicken on top of mashed sweet potatoes. was as good as it looks.

Friday, October 28, 2011

I Am The Shadow of the Moon At Night

This is the pumpkin I just carved. He's pretty cute (yes the pumpkin is a he lol):

Took the picture with my new iPhone, which I absolutely adore! I think I am in love with Hipstamatic. Also, on a completely unrelated note, I am also now in love with "Mad Men," which I was introduced to this week. Yeah yeah, behind I know.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ding dong the week is done

Look what I found at work today by the backdoor inside my classroom. The kids almost squished the poor thing, though his little back toes look all gnarled. Quite cute though, and we let him go just outside the fence before he sustained any further injury. I might have kept him if I knew about how to care for geckos, but it was probably best for him to be outdoors.

Anyways. It is now 8:45 on a Friday night and I am in my pajamas ready for bed already. Sad, no? I did, however, download a few songs from the new Everlast and Switchfoot albums, and also a few from Skrillex. Quite good, though I am sure my neighbors aren't pleased with the volume levels as loud as I like them. Aside from the music though, I am quite glad today is Friday. It hasn't been a horrible week, just kind of long and I was more than ready for it to be over with. I sprained my ankle last Friday and it's been interesting hobbling around in a walking brace all week. I think I may be out of it in another week or so. I really hope so because driving back and forth to work has been a pain (both literally and figuratively.)

Currently I am helping my husband study for his final skill test for his paramedic certification. It certainly takes a special kind of person to do this sort of thing because I have absolutely no clue about anything on the papers he needs to study. I have banned him from talking for ten minutes as he reads over the information there and I will quiz him when he is done. I know he will do well tomorrow.

Perhaps tomorrow I will have some amazing culinary creation to post about. Who knows. Will check in later.