Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Five years.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

35th birthday suckfest.

That's all there is to it.

My dad and step momster met me the Sunday before at Armadillo Palace, one of my favorite places, so that was nice. My dad's birthday is two days after mine, so we usually meet for lunch or dinner the week of to celebrate and exchange gifts.

That Monday I worked and went to the gym, so nothing special there. Tuesday, the 7th, was my birthday. I brought my lunch because it was a little presumptuous to assume my boss would be taking me to eat since it hadn't been mentioned before. I turned down a couple of offers for dinner because I signed up for boot camp and was going to follow through with that commitment, no matter what else came up. I got to boot camp at 6:00, but we weren't scheduled to start until 6:15. I sat there until 6:20 waiting. No one else ever showed up. I was LIVID. Turns out they had combined the beginners class with the regular, but no one had informed me of this. I ended up leaving there and going to the gym which I guess was better than nothing. I had hummus, pita chips and carrots for dinner. Big time birthday dinner, huh?

My mom and I had plans to go to dinner Wednesday but she canceled on me. Typical. I still haven't gotten so much as a card from her. Isn't that nice? I hadn't brought gym clothes with me so I ended up treating myself to a manicure and a pedicure. I've decided that since I don't have anyone to buy the things I want as gifts, then I will just buy them myself. Hence the BEAUTIFUL Coach purse and matching Platinum Keurig.

This was my first birthday without my grandma. Her card was the one card I could count on to be in my mailbox the day before my birthday, and I never realized just how much I looked forward to that card until I didn't get it. I don't think I got a single birthday card in the mail, come to think of it. I'm usually okay being single, but when birthdays and holidays roll around, it sucks. I want that one person in my life that would make those days special.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Four years.

Pink - Crystal Ball (Funhouse Tour Live In Australia)
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Drinking wine and thinking bliss, is on the other side of this
I just need a compass and a willing accomplice
All my doubts that fill my head are skidding up and down again
Up and down and round again, down and up and down again

Oh, I've had my chances and I've taken them all
Just to end up right back here on the floor
To end up right back here in on the floor

Pennies in a well, a million dollars in the fountain of a hotel
Fortune teller that says maybe you will go to hell
But I'm not scared at all...hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

The cracks in the crystal, the cracks in the Crystal Ball

Sometimes you think everything is wrapped inside a diamond ring
Love just needs a witness and a little forgiveness
And a halo of patience and a less sporadic pace and

I'm learning to be brave in my beautiful mistakes

Oh I've felt that fire and I've been burned
But I wouldn't trade the pain for what I've learned
I wouldn't trade the pain for what I've learned

Pennies in a well, a million dollars in the fountain of a hotel
Fortune teller that says maybe you will go to hell
But I'm not scared at all...hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

Of the cracks in the crystal, the cracks in the crystal ball

Irony, irony, this hate and love, hate and love
What it does to me, what it's done to me
What is done...done

Pennies in a well, a million dollars in the fountain of a hotel
Broken mirrors and a black cats cold stare
Walk under ladders on my way to hell, I'll meet you there

But I'm not scared at all, hmm...I'm not scared at all.

Monday, August 30, 2010

And this is why she is my BFF.

This is the email I got from my BFF (of almost 22 years!) this morning:
Hey Honey,
Tomorrow is the BIG or littler day depending on how you look at it. ;) Is there anything I can do, other than pray of course? Do you have preop today? I wanted to call you all weekend but things have just been crazy with the beginning of school! I also realized that not only do J and B have meet the teacher tomorrow but Owen has parent orientation at 5:30 tomorrow night. I can probably leave after orientation and come to see you but it will be after 6:30. I am just so excited for you but wanting to be with you and help you anyway I can. Do I need to stay with you after your Dad leaves? I will call you later, just know that I love you so much and can't wait for this exciting chapter in your life.
Love you!

She is the ONE person (in the United States-shout out to Irenda!) that offered to help me out with the dogs. Keep in mind she has a husband, four young children, a dog of her own and one of the most demanding jobs of anyone I know. She has been nothing but supportive and excited for me as I make this change. I hope she knows just how much I love her and appreciate having her as my BFFEEEE.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Catch 22

I'm glad my pawpaw isn't here to witness what is going on with his family. Although, if he was still here, you can bet your ass none of this would be happening.
I'm not on anyone's side, because the way I see it, everyone has had a part in the wrongdoing. I'm so disgusted and disappointed that I can't even find the words.

I love my grandparents more than just about anyone else in this world. I am so thankful to them for giving me the best summers a young girl could have ever had. THOSE are the memories I treasure and think back on. Trips to Toledo Bend in the back of pawpaw's truck with the camper on it with my kissin' cousin and a "boom box" listening to music and catching up on life, playing dominoes, Uno or Skip Bo and Bouree when we got older. I learned how to appreciate spending time with my family from them, and I'm sad to think that's over now because no one is getting along. It seems everyone's motives are self serving and that makes me sad.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Yeah, I'm crafty.

Averie and I are Making Strides Against Breast Cancer this weekend in Sulphur, LA and my cousin named our team "Ta-Ta's and Tu-Tu's". This is Averie's tu-tu. Cute, yes?

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sometimes, you can love too much.

I love these kids more than words could ever say and right now it is breaking my heart.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Open mouth, insert foot.

Not mine.

I really wish people would THINK about what they say before they say it.

I've been tossing around the idea of getting another dog. I've looked at pictures of dogs that are up for adoption here and there, but I keep talking myself out of it. What I don't get are the people who say, "you don't need another dog", or things along those lines. Who the hell are you to tell me what I need? If I am not depending on you, you have NO say, and should do nothing but support me in something I might want.

A couple of weeks ago I was planning a last minute road trip to the HC. Someone said, "Oh, it must be nice to just be able to pick up and go like that, without a worry in the world." Anyone that knows me, KNOWS how desperately I want children/a child, and that I would trade that freedom in HEARTBEAT.

Please, people, think about what you say before you say it.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Tomatoes Florentine

I KIND OF followed this recipe.
Tomatoes Florentine
submitted by reader Martha Wolf of Brighton, MI

1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
2 large tomatoes, cut into ¾-inch-thick slices
½ cup dry Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
½ cup chopped green onions (white and green parts)
3 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
¼ cup grated Parmesan
¼ teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2 to 3 dashes hot pepper sauce
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 13 x 9-inch glass baking dish.
2. Cook spinach according to package directions. Drain well in a colander, pressing with paper towels to remove most of the liquid.
3. Arrange tomato slices in a single layer in prepared pan. Combine bread crumbs, green onions, eggs, butter, Parmesan, garlic, salt, thyme and hot sauce in a medium bowl. Add spinach; mix well.
4. Spoon equal amounts of the spinach mixture on top of each tomato slice. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes. Serves 8. (mine made nine slices)

Tips from the Test Kitchen
Tips From Our Test Kitchen: You may use smaller tomatoes, if desired. Cut into ¾-inch thick slices and cover the bottom of the baking pan. Top with the spinach mixture and use the back of a spoon to spread evenly over all. Bake as directed.
Nutritional Information
Nutritional facts per serving: 130 calories, 9g fat, 5g protein, 8g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 480mg sodium.

My notes-
1. I didn't have any bread crumbs, so I made my own. I used four slices of light whole wheat bread, brushed with olive oil, salt and Italian seasoning and baked until the bread was toasted. Threw the bread in the blender-voila, Italian seasoned bread crumbs.
2. I used three large-ish Roma tomatoes.
3. I didn't use green onions or thyme because I didn't have any-I don't think they would really add to this very much.
4. This calls for three eggs. I will use two egg whites next time. If the "stuffing" seems dry, I'll add some chicken broth.
5. I used a bag of fresh spinach because that's what I had. I heated up about two tablespoons of olive oil, lightly browned some fresh mined garlic and threw the spinach in to wilt.
6. I used a little more parmesan cheese than the recipe called for, and sprinkled some on the top after I took them out of the oven after 15 minutes, then I stuck them back in the oven for another 10 minutes.

If you take my changes into consideration, this has a lot more fiber, and less calories.