Sunday, November 30, 2008
While at work last week Brian told me something creepy about the little town I live in. He is friends with the towns sewage trap cleaner. What this entails is going out and cleaning out the catch traps when they get clogged (if you have ever seen Dirty Jobs ... you know). Anyway, he says that they have to be cleaned every day between 10-2. That is when the traps get the most clogged. I asked, "What clogs them?". Condoms. Yep. Our little town has probably a higher than normal number of stay at home moms. 10-2 (according to the trap cleaner) is the perfect affair time. Which makes me ask the question ... what makes people cheat? I'm totally going to have to do some research into this.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Ah ... Thanksgiving. One of those holidays that requires you to eat a lot of food, handle raw turkey, and defend Moab off of the turkey. Thanksgiving always makes me stop and take pause. Thinking about all the things that I have that I'm grateful for. My list this year (not unlike many years previous) would be:
1. My family
2. My friends
3. My kitties
4. My health
5. My imagination
Wishing all of you the best Thanksgiving yet!
Courtney wanted to color her hair back to some shade of blond. We thought the recipe would be a really light shade of yellow/blond. That would be the photo of the orange and brown hair. It didn't really work out. Now we are trying something much more severe. BLOND BLOND. Platinum really. Hopefully this does the trick and her hair goes back to some light color.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
I broke down today. I broke down and bought the Beattle's white album. I've been listening to it on LP since forever. LOVE IT. Rocky Raccoon is one of those songs that just gets me going. I've been waiting to be able to download it. Since Yoko can't decide when to allow this - I spent the $30 freaking dollars and just bought it. Ah ... Blackbird is playing right now. Doesn't mean I'm going to stop playing the LPs any time soon ... but at least now I can have my favorite songs on my iPhone!
And ... Twilight was okay. Took 1.5 hours just for a kiss and the young actor should have just gotten naked and did some boning (as I said loudly during the movie) ... you'd love all the eye rolling from mother's sitting next to their teen daughters.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
As I was driving home today I was shocked by what people do. Okay, not shocked. But, I guess impressed with the idiocy by which people live their lives. It seems that the "go green" is something that some people think of - maybe more than in the past (which I do appreciate). But, what is it with people and their trucks.
I know ... they guzzle gas. And that isn't so cool for work commuting ... but that isn't my real problem. My real problem is the trash they toss in the back and then wait for the wind to pick up and blow out. It would be the same as me strapping a box to the top of my Subaru and putting all my fast food bags and beer cans in it (not that I have fast food bags or beers cans ... but if I did that would be where I'd store them). Is there a reason for this? Laziness to find a trash can? A wish for the planet to be covered in beer cans? What is it??
I'm taking Methow to her last vet appointment today. Her eye is looking fantastic. Then I fully plan to go see Twilight. Sammy says it is pretty good. I hope that they haven't screwed my pictures of the characters (you know when you read a book and imagine the characters ... hate it when they totally screw with them).
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Here is a new recipe that is taken part from Brian and part is mine. It is fantastic and you could put anything you want into it.
3 cups of cooked rice
1 small can of black olives
1 can of black beans (rinsed)
1 can or pouch of salmon
1 lemon (juiced)
1/2 a yellow onion (diced)
1 clove of garlic
1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
1/2 cup of green chili
salt and pepper (to taste)
Heat some olive oil in a pan. Saute garlic and onion. Once they are soft mix in rice, beans, olives, salmon, lemon juice, green chili and seasonings. Cook until everything is heated. Top with Parmesan if you like.
There are times when I hate Sundays. They represent the end of the weekend, the start of the work week, and the store is always filled with people after church (which just irritates the crap out of me). Today on the other hand, has been pretty fantastic. Methow is doing infinitely better. Her stomach isn't bothering her and her eye looks great. My Christmas cactus is blooming - which just puts me in the spirit of wanting holiday cookies. And I'm relaxing in a clean house. Could there be anything better??
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I know that there are some people out there that call me OCC (obsessive compulsive Christina). And today is one of those days that just shines for me. I haven't gotten to cleaning the house in a week or so - and with Methow being sick and an explosion of curry butternut squash soup the other night - let's just say that the house has been messier than I normally like it to be. The boy scouts were picking up food for a food drive this morning ...
With these two things aligned ... I went ape shit. Cleaned out the cupboards, scrubbed the floors, made a snack for tonight's party, treated the wood cabinets, started a fire, and went for a 5 mile run (by the way ... I'm testing out Chi Running which seems to be working pretty well. It requires less energy.)
I have two parties to go to tonight (Avivah's house and Bracken's). I'm kind of excited to get my party face on!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Seems like just yesterday it was full summer - hot weather - and the holidays were 1/2 a year away. Now it appears as if the holidays are just around the corner and that summer is no where in sight! Don't get me wrong. I love the cold weather. But, where is the year going?
For those who are interested - Methow is healing. The medication they put her on gave her a bleeding ulcer so we had to take her back to the vet today to get more medication (now meds that you have to inject into her neck). Hopefully this helps her to stop vomiting.
We spent the weekend in the RV in Deming and then relaxing at home. I actually got a lot of random stuff done around the house (getting ready for the season and all). The photo is of Bend getting is traveling groove on. He loves the RV.
On a side note ... what is up with people who actually answer the question "what's up" or "how are you doing" when you are walking down the hall? There is a guy at work that will actually tell you about family members dying, his dating life and such. I always thought these were almost like a hello - not a real question. Am I wrong on this??
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008
The boys were having a Star Wars themed birthday. Here is the finished birthday cake - and some photos of Mike's parents and sister. Young kids with things to hit each other with ... talk about fun to watch!
All the pictures can be seen at the smugmug page.
Methow is resting. She had a rough night (the lamp shade doesn't make it very easy to sleep). Her eye is pretty red today and looks painful. But, when I rubbed her cream on it - she was purring. So, maybe it feels good for someone to rub. We bought her a new fluffy bed for sleeping in front of the fire - Bend took it.
The monkey product was at a motorcycle store in ABQ yesterday, Mike is holding these large heavy bike chains (who would really carry these around to lock your bike?), and the toys are for Hunter and Ty's birthday cake. Why is that light saber pointed at that guys ding ding?? What are they trying to tell children? The photo of Methow was from the drive home yesterday.