Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Case in point: Thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving was my very first away from home. I was able to spend it with Jordan and his family which was nice but it is never the same. Each family has their own traditions and ways of doing things. Anyways, Dad felt bad for me so this Sunday he recreated Thanksgiving for ME! :) Yup...all the way down to the homemade stuffing. He even put the stuffing in a cupcake pan so it would be nice and crunchy-just the way I like it. He also made homemade rolls that basically melted in your mouth. (Yea, they were THAT good!) And he did this all for me! Aren't I lucky? Okay...maybe I am a little spoiled...
Friday, January 16, 2009
For some reason folding clothes is lower then getting a root canal without novacaine on my list of favorite things to do. That is why folding clothes is Jordan's domain. Nice system huh? I wash (the easy part) and Jordan folds. I am good with that. And anything that needs to be ironed gets sent to the dry cleaner. Paying a buck for someone else to wash and iron a shirt is SO worth it to me. That is why I have even allocated part of the budget for drycleaning.
So does that make me a bad wife? Even if it does...I am okay with it.
Friday, January 9, 2009
After much anticipation, yesterday was the big day. The tank had been running for a day and now it was time to get the fish. I am not sure I have ever seen my DH this excited. After an hour of just watching the fish I finally pried him away from the tank. And this morning as he left for work he actually said "If you stop by work today please tell the fish 'hello' for me. The sad part? He wasn't joking. I have my theories about him living out a childhood fantasy but whatever it is I am happy that he is so happy. I can't wait to see my student's reactions on Monday!
Introducing the newest members of Room 101...Copernicus, Pasteur, Bohr, Edison, Aristotle, Curie, Hubble, Hawking, Watson, Leeuvenhoek, Socrates, and Fahrenheit
The pictures aren't the best but they will do for now. Jordan is already planning the fish we will add after this nitrogen cycle and has informed me that when we are wealthy we will have a 1000 gallon tank taking up one wall...
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Don't believe me? Try it. I can't think of anything that isn't improved by a little bit of bacon. I even have a bacon ice cream recipe!!! World's best toast? After frying your bacon, throw some bread into the grease and let sit until browned. As Rachel Ray would say "yum-o!"
Well, in the spirit of "everything is better with bacon", Sunday I set out to use some of the stuff in my freezer. Result? Bacon wrapped roasted chicken. Let me repeat myself, bacon wrapped roasted chicken. Do I really need to elaborate? It was SOOO good and sooo moist. It probably isn't Weight Watcher's approved but dang!
These pictures do not even come close to doing it justice...
The bird waiting for the oven
The bird out of the oven...right before it was devoured.
So, tonight we are having carnitas with homemade tomatillo salsa. YUM! I have yet to get the hang of cooking for two so if you are ever in the neighborhood come on over for dinner. There is always extra...
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
It started Wednesday night (New Year's Eve) at my parent's house playing Rummikub and eating all sorts of yummy-but-not-very-good-for-you treats.
Then Thursday we headed off to Bass Pro Shops to use Jordan's Christmas gift from my parents. We got there at1:30 and didn't leave until the sun was going down... I even got my own fishing pole!
Friday we went, or tried to go, to the Griffith Observatory. Tickets to the planetarium show go on sale at 12 noon. We were there at 12:08 and out of luck! So...we improvised. It was cold outside so we had an indoor picnic.
Then Saturday we went up to our new fishing spot "Frenchman's Landing". I caught a "jelly fish" (it was actually a plastic bag.) That was all we caught but we sure had fun.
Playing with our new toys...
Our new friend..Jack the squirrel!!!