Saturday, December 31, 2016
Jeans...for some people dressing in business attire is so rare it's special when they do so. For me? That's what wearing jeans is like. I don't find them particularly comfortable and finding ones that fit properly is an never ending challenge. I have a few pairs I like and they do get worn on days off with my t-shirts!
Friday, December 30, 2016
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Real life has been keeping me far too busy lately. Things just keep happening and piling on, are we done yet? But I'm still here. Way behind in work so today it's just me at the office, "Raging Through the Ages" station blaring...and GO! Some great nostalgic hits going on.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Thursday, December 15, 2016
I'm a big believer in gifting properly or not at all. Drives me crazy when someone gifts just to gift and gifts something the person will never actually use. Like scented candles or tea. At least those are things I dislike receiving. Then, once in a while, someone proves they really do know what you like! My co-worker gifted me an awesome mug as she knows I drink coffee. She even made sure there were no guns displayed on the mug so that I could use it at work! Perfect.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Friday, December 9, 2016
Told my stylist I'm low on funds and also want to save for my cosplay and trip to the expo. Booked an appointment for right before the expo to do something epic. Then we got to talking. I went in thinking she'd go back to my natural color, or just touch up my roots. No, instead she ads streaks, darkens my roots and tones the rest for an amazing deal. Score!
I hate these e-mails when I have no money...someone tell me this game is awful so I'm not sad I cannot splurge on it today. Due to car trouble/maintenance costs in November, it's no games or eating out in December. I've made it this far with only buying a few coffees from change in my wallet/car.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016
My book club book this month? The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson, really looking forward to reading this one. I'm also the first one in the group to choose a self help book. Figured this was a great start.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
My favorite thing to make when I have lettuce that is starting to wilt. Lettuce soup. Now don't be shied away, this soup is surprisingly amazing. If you like soup.
- 2 tbsp of olive oil in a soup pot
- 1 onion sliced (if I have no fresh onions I throw in a few tsp dried onion)
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley or 1 tsp dry
- 1 tbsp chives
- 2 heads, or so, romaine lettuce chopped
- 4 cups chicken stock (I use 4 cups water and 2 bullion cubes if I don't have my own stock)
I cook everything in the oil until the lettuce is wilted. Then I add the stock and boil a bit. I blend carefully in my blender, I use a Blendtec and it works amazing for creamy soup. If I didn't have such a good blender I'd probably lower stock by 1 cup and add 1/2 cream after blending to thicken.
After blended I put back in the pot and throw in some Swedish meatballs. Wish I had leftovers, could use the comfort food now! Mmmmmm...
Friday, November 25, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
I have to share this one as it is one of my favorites. I've never been good at cooking roasts. As I get beef from our family farm I end up with a lot of roasts that I usually try and cook but never turn out great. After finding this marinade, I have since to make a bad roast.
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 Dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- Salt and pepper if desired
I put this all in a large Ziploc freezer bag with the roast, put it in the fridge overnight and the next day prior to cooking for dinner. Turning it over occasionally. I cook the roast dependent on the cut. This one was particularly fatty so I cooked it low for longer. I pour the sauce and roast into a baking dish and the sauce is great on rice. Enjoy!
Monday, November 21, 2016
Monday, great shirt to cheer me up. On my days off I tend to pick the shirt based on how I anticipate the day to go! Brought my car in for routine work and of course they found things that needed to be fixed. Good news is I had the service shuttle drop me off at home instead of work. You need me to come in? Oh man I'm sorry I have no vehicle. Hello Borderlands 2 all morning!
For financial reasons, and lack of closet space, I decided to take a break from buying new t-shirts. Then the other night I'm checking e-mail before bed, Etsy pops up on my phone that my favorite shops have some new items. Next thing I know I'm browsing Etsy in random shops and come across the most amazing mashup design. Suddenly I'm searching for it on my favorite tshirt site and am shocked to find it. Well...
Cannot wait for it to come in! Last one...for a while. I promise.