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God Sent a Lobster to Bite Me in the Face!

22 Mar

Woah! A whole ten days since I last posted. I swear it doesn’t feel like that long … I feel like I just sat down and ate those Dijon mustard pork chops yesterday. Things are crazy in my life right now.  I’m working a lot , but am not seeing the fruits of my labor as fast as I would like to .. and that is stressing me out. On top of that – I just haven’t had the time to cook. When I get home, I’m exhausted and there isn’t anything worth anything in the fridge. I’m trying to be better about looking into the fridge/cabinets and pulling some random dinner out .. but I’m not good at that. I’d much rather order something or go to the grocery store and buy a rotisserie chicken. {god, I sound so terribly lame} In the last week … We’ve had pizza {Dominos}, Sea Bass {that someone else cooked}, spaghetti {again}, Tacos {a pretty good meal}, followed by Taco Salad {to finish up the leftovers}, and Steak with Potatoes {also a repeat} …. Nothing exciting – nothing new – Just the same ‘ole again. 

  

Now … on a much funnier note. Saturday was the most gorgeous day of the year so far. After working until about 1:30pm, I ran  home and put on my bathing suit and headed straight to the beach. One of the amazing benefits of living only 5 minutes from the sand. I hate sunscreen, but I understand it’s necessity … so, I compromise and have a tanning lotion that has 6spf. I put it on my body… but seeing as how I had just come from work and had a full face of make-up on … I didn’t put any on my face. Two hours later… I feel wonderful and am ready to go  home. Several hours later, I check myself out …. LOBSTER. My face has never hurt so much in my life. The bf felt so sorry for me that he proceeded to slather my face with aloe, solarcane, and lotion .. gave me some benedryl and I slept the rest of the day. Sunday I felt so bad, I took some more benedryl, aloe and solarcane that I again slept the whole day. I think I had a little bit of sun posioning… not pretty. And, my face is going to look even more amazing when it all starts to peel off. Stamp DUMMY on my forehead. At twenty seven years old – you think I would have learned my lesson… but I promise I have learned it this time. Ouch. 

  

Well… that’s all ya’ll. More to come sooner than 10 days this time. Promise!

Soup, Bunions, and Glass-Filled Broccoli

2 Mar

 

The Undomestic Goddess Strikes Out Again … {I really hope you’re loving this list trend, because that’s all I’ve got for you tonight!}

  • Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup tastes just as good as it did when you were eight
  • I learned how to schedule my “tweets” to post on their own today, huge time saver
  • Habitat for Humanity ground breaking tomorrow, excited to be giving back
  • Dear Mr. Recession: Please end so I can not feel guilty when looking through the window at the most gorgeous pair of black stilettos I have ever seen in my life. My ugly feet would look so beautiful in them.
  • You’d be amazed the way bunions start to go away after not squeezing them into dance shoes 3-4 hours a day for the last year {do NOT comment on that MEM}
  • The only thing I cooked today {other than soup} was the dogs food. Why did I cook it, you ask? I forgot to buy wet dog food, so I warmed up some beef broth and added it to his dry chunks until they absorbed the broth and became wet nuggets. Score! Fooled him!
  • Random Fact: When I was in middle school, I remember my mom cooking some broccoli on the stove. I don’t know why, but I was curious to see what the temperature of the contents were .. so I got a thermometer from the medicine cabinet and held it over the pot. Needless to say, it was an old school glass thermometer and it broke in a million pieces right into the pot. I guess I was too embarrassed to tell her what really happened. So .. when she came back into the kitchen, I looked real careful into the pot and said “Mom, I think there is glass in here!??” Of course, she threw out the broccoli. I wonder if she ever knew it was me??

 

Broken Down Chicken Casserole

1 Mar

 

Oh, honey … I’m cooking!

 

Call me plain-Jane, I made Chicken Casserole again. Although, I did experiment with some new flavors tonight {just not by choice}… So, I made a pit-stop at the grocery store on the way home from work tonight and grabbed some frozen broccoli, fresh chicken, and a can of chicken broth. What’s better than a casserole when you have no idea what to make but need to cook something filling that piles all the meat and veggies into one big heap?? Casserole it is. Needless to say, when I got home, I had run out of pepper and cheddar cheese. Great. Just my lucky day. So the improv began. No pepper? Ahh… how about some Montreal Chicken Seasoning. No cheddar cheese? Ahh… how about some shredded swiss? And while we’re at it, lets add a bit more rice this time too… And what does this give you? One really really bland casserole. I swear it was like eating plain chicken and rice. Thankfully, I made a salad and heated up some frozen French dinner rolls to supplement said casserole. Ehhh… I can’t win when I try new things without a recipe. I NEED RECIPES. And, I need to follow them! Otherwise we end up with concoctions like Bland Chicken Casserole a-la Domestic Goddess. Blah!

 

Tomorrow is an uber busy day. I’ve got a list of to-do’s that stretches across this room … but you know I love that. Hope you all had a great day & a better dinner than me! In closing … my list:

  • Buy more cheddar cheese
  • Go to Petsmart – Dog needs wet food. {My dog eats half wet/half dry. And, it has to be mixed REALLY well or he will pick out the dry pieces and lay them on the floor. Spoiled}
  • After a week of sitting in the dryer, the dry clothes are probably ready to be folded and put away
  • Clean this computer screen
  • Random Fact: My first car died on the side of the interstate. My mom always told me if it ever died, to take out anything that had my name on it and leave it there. {It was old, old, old} So, thats exactly what I did and the next day I called a tow-truck and he paid ME $100 to keep it. Match made in heaven.

Social Media Bandwagon + Potassium

28 Feb

 

Warning: This post is not at all food related. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I ate a good meal. Shhh!

 

Well my friends, we meet again. I have nothing food related to speak of today, or for the last few days for that matter. I honestly couldn’t tell you when the last good meal I had was … Tonight, I fed foodie bf boxed macaroni and cheese with tuna in it. {Gotta get that protein somewhere!} That was about an hour ago, and I’m already hungry. But, I don’t seem to have the energy to go to the store and my brain is wildly consumed with Social Media. {Enter picture at right, lol} I feel like one of those 80’s drug commercials: “This is your brain. This is your brain on Social Media!” I’ve probably told you a  million times now, I’m overly excited about my new career because it lets me use my Marketing degree in ways I haven’t used it in years! {gosh, I sound old} So far this week, I’ve set up a Facebook Fan Page {137 followers so far!}, set up a Blog and wrote a few entries, wrote content pages for our new website {still about 5 weeks from launching}, set up a YouTube page and recorded a few videos, updated our profiles on pages like LinkedIn, set up a Twitter account and started “tweeting,” and last but not least .. worked a full 40 hour week. Someone tell me where in that week I was supposed to find time to COOK! {ha ha}

 

Anyhoo… things have been crazy, but that’s the way I love it. It makes me work harder and more efficient and it makes my days happy and brings nights of good sleep! However, in the meantime I think I need to buy some stock in McDonalds and Starbucks .. they seem to be fueling me these days.

 

Lastly, I got such a great response to my “List” post the other day that I thought I would leave you with a few items off my current list… Night Ya’ll

 

  • Buy bananas to help with leg cramps from wearing high-heels all day. {Potassium baby!}
  • Invest in better mascara remover.
  • Buy replacement disks for the dogs Pedi-Paw nail trimmer. {Yes, it works and he LOVES it!}
  • Is it possible to get a tan just from driving by the tanning bed, because I’ve decided I really don’t want skin cancer.
  • Organize contacts and addresses for mass mailing introducing our new business.
  • Find printer for said mass mailing.
  • Close eyes and dream for a professional chef to appear in my kitchen. {psh!}
  • Random Fact: I’m terrified of mascots. You know the kind you see at professional sporting events or carnivals. Hate them.

Regurgitation, Yarn, and Kitchen Gadgets: Life

30 Dec

 

Wow, It’s only been one day off and I feel like I’ve cheated on my blogging friends. I’ve been so busy with life the last two days that I haven’t had time to sit at a computer! {Shocker} I had the first test of the regurgitation of my new found knowledge, and did wonderfully. I have one more part before I’ve met my goal. It feels good to set goals and accomplish them! A long time has passed since I graduated college and I was hesitant about how this whole “expanding my brain” thing would work out .. I guess I’ve still got it in me afterall. And, its good to know you can learn something new every day!

 

In the mad dash of the last two days, I haven’t had much time to work on my blanket. Although, I was able to stop by the craft store and buy them completely out of the brand/color yarn I’m working with. {and it was on sale} Oh, and my lovely brother gave me the most fabulous idea … crocheted laptop sleeves! I’m envisioning making a ‘pillow case’ and then putting a fabric liner and zipper inside to give a little added protection to the sleeve. {I’m sure it will not be that easy, but a girl can dream} My brother already asked for the first sample… we’ll see! Just think of all the possibilities of color and style! Mmmmm. Fun!

 

Guess who came to my house today!?

My new batch of Netflix came in the mail today {love them} and I’m so excited to sit down and watch! I have the first three disks of the Julia Child and Jacquese Pepin PBS series: Cooking at Home. I’m such a nerd, but I really am looking forward to watching and learning some new recipes! {And, of course ‘oohing’ and ‘aweing’ at the fun kitchen gadgets that I will want to run out and purchase!} I’ll have to keep you all posted on that!

 

Well, I believe it’s time to settle down with a nice glass of wine, the dog, and the boyfriend, and just unwind. It’s been a crazy two days..  Night Ya’ll!

This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Blanket!

28 Dec

 

I’ve been a little busy the last few days {expanding my knowledge} and haven’t dedicated enough time to finishing up my blanket. And then last night, I ran out of yarn. Of course, I ran out of yarn when the craft stores were all closed. {and I refuse to shop at WalMart} Needless to say, it will be a few days before I can get some more – but I thought I would update you on the status {plus I really like taking pictures of it because it is so darn cute}

 

 

I’m trying really hard to keep all my stitches tight and even….

 

I found out from my new friend, The Elder Lady, that the stitch I’ve been doing is a ‘double crochet’ … I looked it up on Google and I’m not too sure if that is it – it looks different to me. Anyone know the name of this stitch? I’m also thinking about adding a border around the perimeter of the blanket when I’m done. Perhaps in a solid color, or maybe with some fabric? I don’t know … maybe I’ll just like it the way it is. That’s all for now… back to the brain.

No time for words: Blanket Update

24 Dec

 

Here she is … about 1/4 done!