Friday, April 30, 2010

Oh The Sweet Agony

How could I forget that I am lactose intolerant? Why would I think that I could eat so much tres leches cake and not feel the after effects? But I just can't stop myself. So, so delicious. Velva of Tomatoes on the Vine (I couldn't get the likn button to work) posted the recipie and although mine wasn't as pretty, the taste was perfect. My husband who lived in Guatemala for three years took one bite and said, "Now THAT is good Tres Leches."

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Working For A Living

Today I am feeling very grateful that I have a job. I work only three days a week, live 10 min from my job, and enjoy the other nurses. I always get the assignment that I want and basically enjoy myself. When I return home, my husband will make dinner, massage my feet, and feed me Diet Coke. I have a good life. Soon it will be even better.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"The Reality Dysfunction" by Peter F Hamilton

I have been tearing through that sci-fi book faster than I ever imagined I would considering the rocky beginning. Once I started ignoring the technology passages the story was fascinating. He uses multiple points of view which is distracting to some, but I had no problem keeping everyone straight. The story is six books, each one over 500 pages so I am anticipating a nice long time before I have to worry about what to read next. Actually, I am trying to slow down. I have started to dream about the characters. Sometimes their stories intrude on my brain while I am supposed to be working and I have to bring myself back to reality. It is my own Reality Dysfunction.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Kitchen Dancing

Why Jane Finchwood, what are you doing dancing around your kitchen floor? Haven't you been up since 4am? Yes, I have been awake for quite some time but I feel wonderful today. I just bought airline tickets for Costa Rica. I am getting a three week vacation from studying, work, and roommates. I also drank a ZippFizz, that magical elixir that fills me with joy and energy. Today I am taking on the world!!! Right after the grocery store trip for tres leches cake ingredients.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Bad Mood Blog

I don't want to be a complainer but...this is my forum. I will complain if I want. This is my problem with today. My roommate puked outside the apartment because he drank too much, his brother is visiting and smells like cigarettes, somebody made bacon and left the grease sitting in the pan so the whole place smells like a fast food restaurant (not in a good way). Even though it is the end of April it is freezing outside so I can't open a window and air out the place. The cats keep fighting with each other, my stomach hurts from too much Diet Coke, and I need a shower. On second thought, I will just go back to bed. After my nap all will be well.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I Take It Back

Ok, I jumped to conclusions. Chapter 1 was techy hell, chapter 2 was biology heaven. He chronicled a planet from its inception through evolution to the creation of sentient beings. Much more my speed. Now I can't wait to see where he is leading with all this.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Grownup Books

I have been reading YA exclusively for a while. Not by any plan, but that is just what happened. Saturday I started a Sci-Fi book. After reading the first paragraph I realized my brain had become atrophied. I understood none of it. "The pseudofabric structure of the wormholes was a photonic dead zone." Am I supposed to know what that means? Do regular people understand that? Will I figure it out by the end of the book? Is it even important? Do I care? I want to care because my coworker is waiting anxiously for me to tell her how much I love the book. But it is work for my lazy brain. "Captain Kyle Prager was shocked out of a simple astrogration review by a datavised proximity alert from the flight computer." Sigh...Only 580 pages to go.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Is it sad that I get just as much joy out of reading a cookbook as I do after reading a novel? I don't cook the recipies, just dream about them. Perhaps after I have my perfect kitchen I will actually make them....Chocolate-Dipped Brownies....Berry Cream Muffins....Super Strawberry Shortcake. I am not fixated on dessert, just reading a dessert cookbook. Maybe this weekend I will read my Slow Cooker Bible.

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Little Bit of Nothing

I have one hour. Both of my roommates have left for work and my husband is at the gym. For one hour the apartment is all mine. I will pet my kitty's and drink Diet Coke. Maybe I will bake brownies since someone cleaned the kitchen. Only one precious hour, and it is ticking away.