Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Day in the Life - Day 6 & 7

Today is the final instalment of the Day in the Life project. I talked to my sister, Erin, today on the phone and we both agreed, while the project was interesting - it was also a lot of stress. It kinda weighed on me each day, knowing that I had to post something, anything, each day. It's hard to come up with something each day to post about. Posts come to you - you can't force them.

Let me explain why I didn't post last night. Bailey went to a friends house for a bit and Rominal and I took advantage of the time and went to a restaurant in Denton that has live Celtic music on Friday nights. I had heard about it, and I had been wanting to go - so it worked out well. Bailey had her friend spend the night - so posting last night just didn't get done.

So, as the girls watched Spongebob Squarepants this morning, I decided to play with my camera some. Dad - you were right - the shadow I was getting was from my camera lens. Erin also suggested that I see if my camera had a close up setting. She told me to look for a flower. That triggered my memory - I had seen a flower. So, with camera in hand I took the following pictures. Here's Zephyr (or Orange as my brother David calls him).
Zephyr does this all of the time - and I've never been able to catch him in this pose until this morning. Doesn't this just beg you to go rub his belly? You can see how Twister (or Cow - again, thanks David) could care less as to what Zephyr wants.
Zephyr is trying to get my camera in this picture.
And here's the pensive Zephyr.
And now some of Twister. Again, using the close up setting on my camera.
Here's a real close up of Twister.
And that's all for now. I plan on spending the rest of my day doing laundry (it never ends) and somewhat cleaning house. Have a great day!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Day in the Life - Day 5

Today was the 5Th day of the Day in the Life project. It was a pretty normal day. I stopped at the grocery store on the way home from work. I got all of the stuff to make some soup, because my Weight Watchers leader challenged us to make a soup this week. I could count on one hand the number of times I've made soup, only because Rominal doesn't like soup that much. But he's being extra supportive and said that he would eat whatever I made. Soup is lower in calories and typically good for us, so I wanted to include it in our weekly meals. So, here's my soup cooking on the stove. Please ignore the kosher salt on my stove top. I'm not always a neat cook.
It was difficult to cook, because Twister (or cow) was constantly rubbing up against my legs. He also likes to pull up the rug with his claws.
He wasn't doing this because he likes me. He wasn't doing this because he wanted me to pet him. He was only doing this because he felt that he didn't have enough food in his dish. He does not like cat food crumbs - he wants the bowl full at all times. He tells me this by pulling out some of the crumbs onto the floor.
This is my most wonderful rice cooker. Mom gave it to me for Christmas several years ago and it remains one of my favorite appliances - right next to my kitchen aid mixer. As you can see - just 13 minutes until the brown rice is ready!
Here's the finished soup - and another shot of my most wonderful new dishes. Have I told you that the bowls are deep enough to cook my oatmeal in the microwave without boiling over? They are so nice! Oh, and they are square as well. So cool.
That was my day. Oh, and Rominal ate all of his soup! Maybe that's because that's all we had, but I'm going to assume it was because it was good. Hope you had a good day!

Oh - one quick question. Does anyone know why when I take a picture up close I always get a shadow at the bottom? You can see the shadow in the rice cooker picture and in the finished soup picture. I've tried angling the camera in different ways and it always comes out there. Any ideas? Dad?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Day in the Life - Day 4

Ok - again, to recap - please see this.

Sorry to disappoint my readers, but I didn't take any pictures today. Today I was in a bit of a funk. Rominal had to go into work early and that meant that I got up early - I did take advantage of getting up so early and I worked out at least. Back to the funk - maybe me having to get up so early threw me off for the day - and it seemed to throw Rominal off as well. We both came home today kinda grumpy, very tired, and not feeling like doing much of anything. We had a "fend for yourself" dinner night.

I did tackle the bills that I had from the other night, so that was good. But other than that - we sat on the sofa and chilled - which we very much needed. I was all set to go to bed, but I remembered that I needed to post something, anything - so sorry folks, but this is it.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Day in the Life - Day 3

Here's my day 3 of the "Day in the Life" project. Again, for the history, please see this.

I went to work like normal today - not much to tell there. Once I got home I had to rush and get dinner started. Dinner tonight included a really good cantaloupe. I tried a different way of cutting it up tonight - just to mix things up. Why? Because that's how I roll. I made some chicken, and sliced some tomatoes. It was a quick, but decent dinner. Note my new pretty plates! They are square - and I love them! Aren't they pretty?
We had to rush and eat dinner, because tonight I had a Girl Scout council meeting to go to, and Bailey was going as well to help with the babysitting in case any leaders needed to bring their kid/s. Bailey was very excited to do her first babysitting job. Unfortunately, there were no kids there for her to watch. She had fun chatting with another girl who was also there to help babysit.
Here's a picture of what I got at the meeting. This really isn't that interesting of a picture, but I felt that I needed to post another picture, because I'm such an over-achiever. NOT!!!
Oh, and those bills from last night - yeah, they are still haunting me. The storm last night was so bad that I quickly shut down the computer and went to bed, because everyone knows your safe if you are in your own bed.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Day in the Life - Day 2

Today is the second day of my Day in the Life project with Erin. In case you need to recap - read this.

I didn't do so well in terms of documenting my life. Sorry to disappoint my readers. Today was pretty typical though - went to work, came home, exercised, ate dinner, and now I'm typing in my blog so that I can avoid this:
The dreaded stack of bills that has been haunting me for the last week. It's time to face them. Oh - and it's raining and storming like crazy here, with lightening - so I think I should cut this short. Hope everyone had a good Monday!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

A Day in the Life

Starting today, my sister Erin and I are doing a project, called A Week in your life. Why? Because there are a couple of people in my life that I can't say no to, and Erin is one of them, and, it seemed like an interesting project. So, for the next week, we will be documenting the daily activities that make up our lives.

The project is meant to make you take a look at your everyday activities and re-evaluate them. You might think you have a boring life, but if you step back and look at your life from afar it might look completely different. Or it might not.

I started my day rather late today. Rominal and I slept in – which was heavenly! It’s been a couple of weekends since I have been able to sleep in, so I took full advantage of the opportunity. I love Sunday mornings (or afternoons in this case) because I love to read the paper with a cup of tea. Here’s what the my kitchen table looks like when I’m finished with the paper. Note the comics on top - I always read those first.

I decided to make Erin’s bread today and I got the recipe started – the hot cereal has to cool so I knew I had about an hour, which would give the butter time to melt. I was so pleased with myself because I actually remembered to pull out the butter this time, instead of microwaving it at the last minute. It was then that I realized that I was out of butter. So, this called for an impromptu trip to the grocery store. I had planned to stay in my pajamas all day, but I guess this wasn’t going to happen. And you can’t just go to the store for one item, so I made a list and got what I needed. Here's my collection of bags - I just got the pink one the other day. It's my favorite!
Once I got back I worked a bit more on my bread. I pulled out the butter dish only to find that if I had actually looked a bit closer I would have seen that I did have butter –and it would have been enough to make my bread. I could have spent the day in my pajamas! First lesson learned from this project – slow down a bit and take time to look at the details!

Sundays around my house also means doing laundry –so the washer and dryer have been getting a full workout today. I don’t mind putting laundry in, but I can’t stand putting laundry away. Same thing with dishes – I don’t mind putting the dishes into the dishwasher, but I hate to unload it. Just thought you needed to know. Rominal has been great today and he has so far put away every load that I’ve put in. Yeah!! Here's my washer and dryer, both with full loads.
Time to take the bread out! Yum – the house now smells so good! Bailey takes this bread to lunch with her each day. I haven’t bought any bread in a while. And, I know what goes into this bread! Makes me feel like a good mommy.
It’s time for me to start dinner – and I have to straighten Bailey’s hair. I maybe would have taken a picture of that, but Bailey didn't have to go anywhere today and she DID spend the entire day in her pajamas. Lucky girl!

I hope everyone had a great Sunday!