Sunday, May 30, 2010

Blanca Surveys Her Domain

We took the Big-B out to the land and had her look it over. She got to see her future new home. She loved it - she ran all around the place and even approached the creek, which I didn't think she would do. The roads are in ... and it's all coming together. Our neighbors house is going up really quickly- they gave her a July move in date.

We had never met her before- but she happened to be out there that same day with HER two babies- two giant labs. Looks like we have a dog loving neighbor!


Monday, May 24, 2010


I learned a lesson today - bacon is one of those things (like shoes) you spend money on.

I went to the store this weekend and splurged on the Wright brand bacon. I got the 24 oz package which had just as many pieces as the 12 oz package, but much thicker. It was $7 and it almost killed me to buy it. I am soooooooo used to $2.59.

But tonight I made BLT's and they were INCREDIBLE. The bacon stayed thick and STRAIGHT when I cooked it. Heaven.

Spend money on BAY-CON.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

My Tootsies

Are sporting these:

These are called Blowfish Mishima in "whiskey". Delightful. They are the face of my summer! Organic, natural, comfy!

I got them off although they can be found on and the like, but these were $5 cheaper on Amazon with free shipping. They came today and I am in love. SWOON

I haven't had a decent pair of FLAT brown shoes in ages. It seems the shoe companies of the world are all conspiring to make me have at least a 1/2" heel and I'll have no more of it!


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Won Ton Love

So I made an amazing chinese dinner tonight. Chicken teriyaki and rice with egg rolls AND homemade dumplings. It seems the world is on a dumpling craze right now.

After reading it on another blog and talking to Kelley, I finally figured out won ton wrappers are kept in the produce section BECAUSE they are raw dough. WHO KNEW? So I located some this weekend. Tonight I  made chicken and shrimp ones and WOW - WEE it's SO good.

My next genius move? Dessert Dumplings. I will hit the grocery store for ice cream on the way home tomorrow. Imagine it ... you cans stuff these things with all manner of things: bananas, strawberries, brownies, peanut butter, etc ... you can fry them up and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Top with BLUE BELL vanilla ice cream and some caramel sauce. SHUT UP - I KNOW !!!! So tomorrow I'll be trying it. I am SO stoked! I feel like I discovered electricty or earned the right to vote.

It was a good day.


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Bad Blogger

I'm sorry I've been neglecting my blog lately!

It seems these health issues just almost completely brought me to a stop. I had a few days of mild hysteria/panic attacks and it made anything but sitting on the phone with my dad, sobbing, impossible. If that isn't a public safety annoucement for parenthood, I don't know what is. Just because we grow up, does not mean we go away! Thanks Dad!

It appears I have a touch of Mitral Valve Prolapse, common in white women and thyroid patients. I happen to be both. YIPPEE. Doc Wilson put me on beta blockers and now I'm trying to adjust to them. At first, they make you VERY ... lethargic. I looked up this particular one, because I was exhibiting some odd side effects and it was as I had suspected - this particular medicine is given to people to make them calm down, such as PTS syndrome patients, newly back from war. It's sort of a ... anti-depressant of sorts. I shared with the good doctor about my complete mental breakdowns and the way I accosted my father with wailing and tears, every night. He looked taken aback at first and then shortly, I had my handy dandy prescription.

Today is day three, it's hardly had time to absorb, BUT the chest pains are mostly gone - a twinge here and there and the palps are barely detectable..... but I am also feeling sort of ... "what-ev's" ... I am in no hurry to do anything, at the risk of saying I just don't care about much ... lol ... I am just very very relaxed.

Good job Doc! Clearly he knew what meds to put me on. I did not have this feeling with the last beta blockers I was on. It's sort of that monotone, I don't care feeling without the wine. :) I daresay, Conrad is THRILLED. There is peace in the house once again.


Monday, May 3, 2010


Today at 4 PM we walked out of First Ameican Title. We closed on our land! So now begins the design process- everyone thinks Conrad and I are going to kill each other, but I don't think so. We've seen so many houses and have a good idea of what we like and don't.

In other news I have been having heart palpitations. Just like three years ago. I HATE IT.
Went to the doc, had a good EKG - and all the blood tests came back. Could be stress I guess. I just don't know, but they are scary and uncomfortable... and unless they have them, no one seems to understand.