Thursday, April 30, 2009
She then proceeded to eat the corner of a fleece blanket while we watched 10 minutes of The Office uninterrupted...then we cleaned up some slobber she ate the Kleenex that was in John's hand. Nice. She's going to poop cotton tomorrow, well maybe it won't smell as bad. Of course i was a little sleepy and curled up on the couch, she thought it would be fun to jump up with me (which of course I loved so I didn't scold her for jumping on the couch "uninvited")...enjoy the pics. I told her to get used to it because this is what the majority of our time together will look like.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
- Calm down, no seriously, calm down please
I used to couldn't stand when other dogs would jump on me and slobber, well hello, here I am with slobber and puppy smell all over me and I couldn't be happier! Also, one of the good things about living up north is that I don't have springtime allergies like I did back down South however, my eyes are bloodshot and itchy and my nose is runny, guess I'm a little allergic to dog hair. Note to self, buy more allergy medicine.
Right now she's tearing apart a furry toy, John's laughing and I'm blogging about it. It's official, we're an old married couple treating a dog like our child. Haha, we love her!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
- 2-3 ripe avocados (you can tell that they're ripe by squeezing them a little...if they're hard, let them ripen a day or two...you want them to be slightly mushy)
- 1/4 of a medium sized tomato
- 1/4 of a medium sized onion (I prefer red onions for this recipe because I think it gives it a little extra kick)
- 2 garlic cloves
- a few squirts of lime juice
- a couple of dashes of salt
Can you tell that I'm obsessed? Yeah I pretty much fell in love with her the second I laid eyes on her...and you should just see John with her, he loooooves this dog :)
Yes, I drove all the way to Scranton while John was "studying" the slides of his presentation for that afternoon. He dropped me off at the mall and came back about 2 hours later to pick me up. After he called me and said he would be at the mall soon I walked down to the parking lot where he originally dropped me off. I walked up to the car and was looking at him, my eyes were saying "why aren't you unlocking the doors??" and his eyes moved to the passenger seat. I looked down and noticed a beautiful black puppy staring back at me!! (I hadn't noticed her earlier because the interior of the car is black and the parking lot was very dim) Of course I teared up and didn't know what to say, conveniently a woman was about to back into the car so our special moment was interrupted. John then found a parking spot and I ran over to the car with tears of happiness still welled up in my eyes. And there you have it, Dixie, our 4 month old English Shepherd from a shelter outside of Scranton! This is by far one of the sweetest, most thoughtful things that John's done for me! He never ceases to amaze me! What a wonderful hubby :)
Friday, April 24, 2009
Here are some pics from our last visit to Scranton, PA:
Pic from the opening credits
Poor Richard's Pub, duh
Display in the Scranton mall
We're pretty sure these are the railroad tracks that Michael ran to after he declared bankruptcy
The mall where the girls in the office took Michael to give him relationship advice.
Ok, so that was a little more than a couple of pictures but I mean we're not obsessed or anything...
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
- M'Lynn Eatenton--Emily
- Truvy Jones--Abby
- Ouiser Boudreaux--Katie
- Claree Belcher--my momma
- Anelle Dupuy Desoto-Cis
- Shelby Eatenton Latcherie--me
PS-We love our front porch swing! We've already used it a few times, wahoo!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
- Dinner with our realtor and her husband...so great! It was great to see them and for them to see our home. Of course our realtor saw it before we bought it and so she could really appreciate all of the changes we made. And dinner was wonderful! (I'm not patting myself on the back but I mean...it was good!) So that was a delightful evening :)
- Chick Lit book club: It was ok. It would've been better if I'd read the book but by the time I decided I wanted to go, I didn't have to time to read the book. Also we met in a Panera (great that it was a public place because I don't know these women), but the set up was a little odd. It was one looooong table with about 15-20 women sitting at it. I was kind of stuck at the "not so lively" end of the table. But whatever, that won't discourage me from going next time and it got me really excited to read the next book (Something Blue by Emily Griffin). The book they read for this past meeting was Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin (apparently its a series). Of course I will report back and let you all know how the books are!
- Pilates: I skipped (oops!) but John had a free night so I decided that I would skip so I could spend time with him (insert: awwwww)....yes I know I'm a sweet wife (just kidding). But I'm going next week so I can get my tail whipped again, haha!
I LOVE sweet potato casserole!! It is so delish! As I've described to my dear readers before, I CRAVE foods randomly and no matter how much I try and think about something else that stupid little craving pops back into my head. Well, I've been craving SPC (for short...I mean it is a lot to type people) for about a week and a half now! So I decided to make it last night. However, I had a road block...I would deem SPC a delicious, but "really bad for you" side dish and that kind of goes against my "trying to be healthy" lifestyle. So the next thought in my head is cookinglight.com! Of course! So I found a recipe there and tried it and it was delicious!!! Mmm mmm!! Here's the recipe if any of you have this particular craving too:
Sweet Potato Casserole
- 2 1/4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- Cooking spray
- 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (about 2 1/4 ounces)
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Preheat oven to 375°.
To prepare potatoes, place potatoes in a Dutch oven, and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until very tender. Drain; cool slightly.
Place potatoes in a large bowl. Add half-and-half, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and vanilla. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add eggs; beat well (mixture will be thin). Scrape mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
To prepare topping, sprinkle miniature marshmallows over top of casserole. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in pecans, and sprinkle over potato mixture and marshmallows. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Fat: 6.3 grams
However, I used fat free half and half, which I believe takes down the fat and calories.