Red Lobster!

I am so pleased to announce that my very own Gary Spice has graduated from scared-afraid-to-cook baby to ok-this-isn't-so bad toddler that just figured out he had a voice. He has really grown to like the chicken (or shrimp) with garlic, olive oil and pasta that he can even make it himself. However, he got a bit adventurous. How he mustered up the courage to do so, I have not a clue. To this recipe, he added...........soy sauce! And if I do say so myself, it was quite tasty. Good job, sweetie!

On another note, today was a sucky day. Actually it was perfectly fine but Parenthood wasn't on tonight and I didn't realize until 6pm. It was quite a letdown. :(

Peace out.


life will knock you down more than you can imagine. don't knock yourself down

Thank goodness for pumpkin pie. I dislike how I only have this ONCE every year. This will change in 2011 :) Gary, we are going to make pumpkin pie til it comes out our ears. Get excited.

Thanksgiving 2010 was a success and my favorite that I can remember. Mom made some really good food this year and I was quite satisfied all day on one meal (& constant nibbling)....until midnight that is :) Gary and I watched Home Alone while enjoying some Velvettttttta mac & cheese. YUM! Oh and mom's pumpkin pie? DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We also played a lot of games which was really fun. Yes, the first game got everyone a little heated but hey, it was the first time for 5 of us. Next time will be better.

Though it's now after Thanksgiving I might as well say what I am thankful for (in no particular order)

Gary Spice - I am so lucky to have him in my life and though I annoy him & vis/versa basically all the time, we are going to have the best life ever. I'm excited to get married and move away and start new jobs and have babies....It's going to be great.

Noodles - I'm not fat nor will noodles ever make me fat. :)

Hunter & Chloe - I'm not the biggest fan of their kind buuuuuutttttt they make sunny and dreary days alike so much better. they are sweet and fun and adorable. Speaking of....Here comes Chloe! I am not thankful that they bark so much or beg at my feet whenever I eat.

Fareway - I LOVE to buy from Fareway. Best grocery store ever (except they don't carry everything I want)

Michael Connelly - He has kept me quite busy and less unhappy which is always good. I am 4 books down so far.

Job security - I still have a job and will start babysitting for the Thompson's this week. I need to remember this when I start hating my job again. Right now I'm good :)

TV - I love watching TV. I can't help it. Channels 2,7,9,26, 29, 36, 45, 46, 49, 57, 64...I love thee.

Family - I've got the best family around. I wish I could see everyone more often. This is one of the biggest reasons I need a vehicle.

My legs - I can walk. I can at least do this when I can't drive.

Money - though I don't have a lot, I have enough to pay my bills and go out to eat occasionally :) Next year I will say that I am thankful for learning how to better save my dollas...

etc, etc. There are so many other things I can be thankful for but I am hitting a wall.


have a donut, don't say no.

Gary's sleeping.

I'm working on fun excel stuff.

That stupid fashion show on Bravo is on.

I turned on Pandora.

I was greeted by a song I LOVE but haven't heard in awhile.

All the Above. Maino.

Loves it.


Fast forward to 2 seconds later.

I had 2 tabs going on my internet window.

Instead of getting out of my blog back to my email, I got out of Pandora.

In the middle of the fabulous song.

Oops :)


The Biggest Loser

I completely forgot the single biggest happening that has occurred this past week.

Paying off my loan.

GOOD THING I decided to start paying it off early. Too bad "early" is not exactly how it came out to be. On paper, my first payment wasn't due until January 7, 2011. Online my first payment is due November 21, 2010. Crap! Luckily, I sent a check in more than 5-10 days in advance so my first payment will NOT BE LATE! In fact, I checked today and it was successfully received and is currently being processed. Sweet.

My loan is now a biggest loser contestant and it WILL win.


I almost forgot!

I am SOOOOOOO excited about tonight!

1. Wheel of Fortune
2. Biggest Loser
3. Parenthood, my newfound love :)
4. Michael Connelly during commercials
5. Tuna Helper.

The end.

s o g double o d good

Yes, it's been awhile. Sorry :) It's been an interesting couple of weeks with its usual ups and downs. Thank you to my sweet, sweet honey bear for bearing through it all. You are too good for me sometimes.

I successfully applied to and interviewed with and failed to obtain yet another job but you know what, I think it's finally dawned on me that perhaps the universe doesn't want me to leave Decorah just yet. So instead, when I was out making room blocks at the other hotels I asked if they were hiring. Indeed they were! I completely flopped on one of the places but oh well. I didn't want to work there anyhow. Let's just hope that I can get a part-time front desk position at the other hotel I applied to. Cross your fingers! Let's also hope that I don't completely suck at nailing the interview....

Just because I want to tell this story to freak everyone out, I have to tell you what I dreamt about yesterday. Other than weapons (I've been reading Michael Connelly so no, I'm not crazy nor am I going to kill anyone), I had a very vivid dream about our wedding day. For some reason we were all at our old house in Strawberry about to take pictures but Kendra, Andrew and our photographer weren't there. I FORGOT TO GIVE EVERYONE A DETAILED SCHEDULE!!! Oh my gosh. I really thought it was real and it was the worst day ever. However, one good thing came out of the dream: it was nice outside :)

And speaking of Michael Connelly, I took what I thought to be the first 3 books of his series back to Decorah with me. 3/4 of the way into the first book I realize they were not the first 3 books but the 6, 7 and 8th books. Damn. I am now on the 8th book and cannot wait to get back to Strawberry and take the Correct first 3 books.

Laaaastly, I have been up to no good today. I spent a good 4 hours getting rid of my food bookmarks and making a makeshift recipe book. I'm not even half way done. That is what happens when you bookmark recipes for YEARS. Oh boy. My next task will be to actually make these recipes and decipher which ones I should keep and which ones I can delete FOREVER!!!!!!!