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Lamb Chops and Rice Pilaf

Monday, April 18, 2011      4 comments

Time for another food blog! One of the hardest things to learn when starting to cook is how to time your dinner so everything is ready at the same time. The only thing you can do is practice, practice, practice. In time, you'll know rough... Read more

Fast, Easy Roast Chicken and Veg Dinner

Sunday, April 17, 2011      8 comments

I haven't done a food blog in a while. I've been busy with visiting friends and pet projects. Tonight, I remembered to grab my camera while making dinner. Sunday roast chicken is one of my favorite meals. However, with sweltering Georgia... Read more

All Pets and Plants Survived a Weekend

Saturday, April 16, 2011      3 comments

I had a friend from Seattle come for a visit, so I was away for the weekend. It gave me a chance to test my "vacation" mode for my plants and pets. Big concern was my balcony vegetable garden. Last year I started growing tomatoes with gre... Read more

A Trick My Fish is Teaching Me

Tuesday, April 12, 2011      8 comments

I bought Data the Betta because I miss having a fish. I grew up with aquariums, and I haven't had a fish in a very long time. I'm becoming obsessed with the idea of creating an aquarium with a mini self sustaining ecosystem, but I'm doing more... Read more

Morning Routine (and aquarium update)

Monday, April 11, 2011      3 comments

With all the pets and plants I've added to the household, my morning routine is getting quite structured! 6:30am - Wake up, feed cats, empty litter boxes, make coffee 6:45am - Water plants, check on fish 7:00am - Make breakfast - bowl o... Read more

Fish Training: That Was Fast!

Sunday, April 10, 2011      7 comments

Well, getting the betta to sit on the "leaf" was easier than I expected. I'm starting to get him used to the idea of purple ring = food. I was hoping to use that to lure him into sitting on his floating "leaf". Apparently, it didn't take ... Read more

Teaching a Fish New Tricks

Sunday, April 10, 2011      4 comments

Remember the "Stupid Pet Tricks" segment on David Letterman? I am going to try teaching Data the Betta some tricks! First, meet Data the Betta if you haven't already. Read more

New Family Member - Data the Betta!

Saturday, April 09, 2011      5 comments

It's was a lovely day in the South. Today we went for a walk on the beach. On the way home, we stopped for dinner at Five Guys. We both had the 'little burger', shared fries, and a zero calorie drink. Total calories was approximately 600 cal... Read more

The Cat is Munching My Chives!

Friday, April 08, 2011      4 comments

Yesterday I caught one of the cats chewing on my chives. There were a few chives that looked shorter than they should be. Silly cat! I read that onion and garlic based plants can cause health problems in cats. I'm going to have to get an... Read more

An Update on my Friend's Cancer

Thursday, April 07, 2011      4 comments

I just got the word on my friend's cancer. I dared not ask him directly what his prognosis was because I didn't want to sound like I was asking, "So how long do you have to live?" Fortunately he volunteered the information today. He has a ver... Read more

Making your weakness your strength

Thursday, April 07, 2011      2 comments

(Sorry about all the blog entries. I'm just feeling inspired to write.) A week ago, I posted a status update that said something like: "Take your greatest weakness, and make it your strength." What did I mean by this? This actual... Read more

Dancing with the Stars

Thursday, April 07, 2011      10 comments

I'm a fan of dance shows. When I was little, I used to watch Solid Gold, Star Search, and even Lawrence Welk with my mom. I can't dance myself being rhythm impaired, but I always appreciated the grace and the athleticism. I have pretty st... Read more

I Feel Like Such a Heel

Wednesday, April 06, 2011      5 comments

Just a recap in case you haven't been following my continuing saga. I've been complaining the past couple of days because the fiance came to me earlier this week with some 'changes' that he wanted with my cooking. At first I was offended by hi... Read more

Wedding Planning

Wednesday, April 06, 2011      6 comments

We're getting married next year, so it's time to get a hustle on organizing. We've at least finally settled on a rough plan of where and when. We want to do a destination wedding because neither of us really want to do the work of getting a ca... Read more

I Hate My Hair

Wednesday, April 06, 2011      9 comments

I have the weirdest hair. In high humidity, it goes curly. In low humidity, it goes flat. It's impossibly thin and prone to breakage just by brushing. I want to get a wig. Seriously. It's pre-styled, and looks the same everyday. No hav... Read more


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