Tuesday, April 28, 2009

To be fair....

...and because Julia loves when I post pictures, my new favorite picture of Roxie. Everytime I see it I smile.

How can you not love that face!?!?

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sometimes Lila has "incidents"

This weekend I made something I had been craving forever. BBQ Chicken Pizza with Caramelized Onions. I am very picky about chicken on my pizza, but this one turned out yummy.

I know you want a picture, but the pizza wasn't looking to pretty after I had to keep it warm for an hour because my in laws were late for dinner. I do forever have this picture from the experience:

Lila was standing by my feet as I was making pizza dough and we had an unfortunate "incident" involving flour falling on her head. Also note the ear happenings... one is now down. Which means in the last month Lila has gone from having floppy ears to one ear up, then both ears up, and now we are back to one up again. Strange right?

And for those of you that think Lila kind of looks like an alien I totally agree.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My present

Nathan earned some major husband points yesterday. I walked into the house to find this:

Nathan has been so great in this especially stressful time I’ve had with work. I haven’t really blogged about it much but the short version is that I am in the middle of a very stressful commercial vehicle audit that isn’t going well and I have an account (which has over 20% of my sales) that has not been operational for 6 weeks because of the most ridiculous reason ever. I can’t get into to it, but it has absolutely NOTHING to do with the economy.
I told Nathan earlier in the week that I have only been sleeping about 4-5 hours a night because of all the stress and missing him, so he knew my favorite under $10 wine was exactly what I needed.
I don’t want to be Ms. Bring-down, but any good vibes would really be appreciated. I never knew that work could stress me out this much and it looks like it is very possible this stress is going to continue for at least a few weeks.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Roxie and Lila

I get a lot of questions about if Roxie and Lila are getting along ok. I'll just let this pic that Nathan just sent me speak for itself....

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Cute pic of the day!

Everytime I see this picture my heart melts a little. Don't you just want to curl up in a ball next to her?

S'mores bars!

Sometimes I just get the urge to make something sweet. Not so much to eat it, but I love making the occasional sweet treat for Nathan. Yesterday I got that urge.

Sitting at my desk I mentally went through what could be used up in the pantry at home. For some reason, I get a kick out of being able to make new dishes with what is already on hand at my house. I know, I am a nerd, but surely someone else gets the satisfaction of coming up with a dish using stuff that is just lying around? Anyone?

Anyway, I immediately thought of all the leftover s’mores fix-ins that we left over from a gathering. After a few minutes of getting ideas from allrecipes.com, I came up with a very simple dessert that took about 10 minutes to prep and 20 to bake.

S’mores bars
2 sticks margarine, melted
20 Graham crackers crushed
4-5 Hershey bars
Half a bag on Marshmallows, (the mini would work best but I only had the big ones)

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Combine graham cracker crumbs and margarine. Press mixture into bottom of the pan until bottom is covered. You will have about 1/3-1/2 of the mixture left.
3. Break apart chocolate bar, place over graham cracker crust.
4. If using large marshmallows, tear apart and place on top of chocolate. Add remaining graham cracker crumbs.
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the marshmallows are golden brown or to desired. Cool completely in the refrigerator before cutting. They are delicious after microwaving for a few seconds but you can’t cut them warm or they will fall apart.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Random Thursday

*The fence is up therefore life is good. I know you want to see pics, but we are still trying to clear out some brush and other stuff so I don’t really consider the backyard pic worthy.

*I thought I wasn’t sick anymore, but now I have a terrible dry cough.

*After an entire week off, I’ve had two good workouts at the gym this week. Because of my week off, getting back into C25K has been difficult, but not impossible.

*Nathan is back on night shift for a month. I am bummed I will only be seeing him 8 days for the next month, but trying to make the best of the situation.

I know I have more random stuff, but work has been so crazy stressful that my mind is mush. I hope everyone is having a great week!