Monday, January 31, 2011


How is it possible that you can take something named cream and make it even better when it is "sour"?  Shouldn't that make it worse?  I thought sour was bad....  Today for dinner my husband made ground turkey.  Nothing else, just ground turkey sitting in a pan.  So I added a can of stewed tomatoes, mushrooms, and a can of corn.  Voila! now we have a meal.  And hidden in the back of the fridge is a tiny little container of sour cream I have been saving for a special occasion.  One little dollop and I was in heaven.  Ahhhh.  I feel so much better.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Curse of the Lemon Tree

So much for my plans for loosing weight.  But I swear it is not my fault.  We have a lemon tree in the backyard and I have been looking for ways to use the lemons.  Last week I made lemon bars for the first time.  They were so good we ate the entire pan.  In one sitting.  All 2000 calories.  And I can't blame my husband because I fought him for the last one.  Since then I have made them almost every day.  I will come home from work and my husband will have the lemons juiced, zested, and the butter softened.  "Please, honey. Will you make me some of those delicious lemon squares?"  How can I resist that?  I have gotten better at not eating as many, but those bars call to me in the middle of the night.  But, February is a new month and I hope to start fresh (again) and eat healthier.  

I sure hope that tree stops producing fruit.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Count Your Blessings

Sometimes I spend too much time wishing my life was different.  I don't have a bad life, it is just not what I planned when I was ten years old.  I am living in Southern California wishing for snow and cold.  I have a perfect little home that I rent but am wishing for one that I own.  My job is about as good as it gets, but I want a change.  I have two cats but want a dog.  What is wrong with me?  Why am I refusing to see my blessings and focusing instead on things I can't change?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

List Making

I love days where I make a list of things to accomplish.  I get to put things on it like "read and comment on blogs".  I now have permission to spend an hour on the computer doing something that I have missed for the last month or so.  I also included brush teeth, get shower, feed kitties, call sister.  Apparently I will get to spend all day doing nothing and can still pretend that I have been productive. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Smallest Vacation

Sometimes the smallest vacations make the biggest difference.  I have had a rotten New Year so far and was really missing my family.  Although I got to spend some time with them, it didn't feel like enough.  But...on Saturday my husband decided to take me across the border to Mexico.  We got there in time for lunch, had some great lobster, and checked into our room with a soothing view.  We watched the sunset on the beach, then went to bed early.  Ahhh...I finally feel ready to face the world again.

Friday, January 7, 2011

TV can be so annoying

What is it about tv as background noise? I think it's really annoying to have it on just for the noise. Especially when a person needs to think, and the other person, the one they are married to, decides it's too quiet and boring with someone thinking, so on goes the tv blaring in the background.