Hot chocolate (TJ's light coconut milk, slightly watered down for more liquid (if I do this again, I won't water down the rest of the coconut milk because it was plenty), and several chunks of TJ's 72% dark chocolate from the 1 pound bar, heated & whisked to incorporate) and grain-free cookies (from this recipe, I had to bake for about 20 minutes!). Oh yes, and my adorable mugs that I'm spamming everywhere. I think the cocoa needed a pinch of salt, or some vanilla extract, or else maybe the melted chocolate bar just won't work well for cocoa. The 1-lb bar is only $2.99 or $3.99, so despite the soy lecithin, I think it's a deal worth taking advantage of! The cookies are slightly toasty (in texture and taste), but they fulfill my cookie desire without ravaging my stomach. I messily chopped up more of the big chocolate bar for the chips. I was stuffed last night, so I didn't eat breakfast this morning.
Dinner last night was sausages and broccoli. I think I've got my raw sausage technique down. They were so juicy. I start them off in a high-sided pot with a bit of water (not even enough to go halfway up the sides of the sausages), cover on, heat low. Leave them there for 5-10 minutes, flip them over when the water is bubbling up between the links to make sure they're getting cooked all through. I heat up my small cast iron towards the end of the time (that's kind of guessed/eye-balled) and apply some fat-of-choice to crisp a couple sides of the sausages. If I don't mess with them or flip them too much or raise the heat tooooo much, they don't burst until you slice into them on the plate. But even if they do, I make sure to pour the juice off onto the broc. :)
I don't know what's up with my body lately, but I'm liking it! I busted out even more push-ups last night and did some goblet squats. The points that Fitocracy assigns for bodyweight activities is pretty measly, but it spurs me a little to do more! I might end up making my weight exercises a daily thing. Surpassing my 2x weekly goal would be pretty awesome.
It looks like I should've gotten a stitch on the nick on my finger from two nights ago. Now that it's not filled with blood, I can see it was pretty deep, and it did take a while to stop bleeding (it wasn't gushing, but it oozed for a while, no matter how much pressure I put on it). Boyfriend said I'll get a little raised scar there. Kitchen battle scars! I am okay with this kind of scar :). I have good days and bad days with the rest of mine. I still want to mostly cover them with tattoos (and fortunately they're not so raised/weren't so deep that it will be noticeable or likely interfere with my skin accepting the ink). The idea I have to fill the back of my right upper-arm (behind the owl & bald eagle) involves lupins (my grandmother's favorite flower) and honey bees (my grandpa kept them, I have memories of nibbling honey comb in the basement of their house). Maybe my cat too. I love the [URL="http://www.elizenazelie.com/art_gallery/data/images1/nimbusshirt.jpg"]fluff-ball style[/URL] that my artist uses on cats. I'm not sure if the space is enough for the idea I have, but I will ask her about it when I have the money to start! I'd be okay with moving this to my calf/lower leg.
I need to save up to get new lenses for my glasses =\ Boyfriend finally filled his prescription and it came to about $148 with a 15% discount for AARP, but he didn't get non-glare. I had plain lenses once and the glare drove me so crazy that I never wore them! I didn't need to wear my glasses much then, but I rely on them a lot now, so I'll have to splurge, which takes it up to about $212 (my insurance also gives them a 15% discount). It'd be a 25% discount if I got new frames too, but I like my frames and I just got them in 2010. I don't know how I'm going to spare $200 anytime soon, but I should really do it ASAP to be safe.
Boyfriend left me a cute link on FB last night while he was drunk-raiding. Made me laugh and smile this morning. He's started running drills with his soccer team, which means lots of laps. I'm so glad to see him happier. He applied at a friend's office since they're hiring for the Winter season for temps. The pay is really good for entry-level data entry, and since he has a currently employed reference, I think he has a decent chance of getting a spot! The hours would suck though, and I'm really not sure he could make it work while soccer season is going (but I don't know when the job starts).
Brain is good today. I don't think I was really anxious yesterday at all, except in the evening when I worried about Boyfriend drinking a bit. I had trouble falling asleep because the earplugs are not nearly as effective at drowning him out as the air conditioner was (he wasn't even being loud, just talking on his headset).
I realized that I can probably save some money on lunches by eating canned fish. Vitacost has some canned fish that appers to be good quality. I just need to see if that's the cheapest site.
I'm running out of Zyrtec and want to buy something with Quercetin to see if that works for my allergies, but it would be a rough few days without any allergy coverage (to wait for it to arrive) =\
[QUOTE=namelesswonder;955376]got to meet my godfather's adorable new puppy (a lab/some kind of terrier mix, medium-sized dog, seems mostly grown at 7 months)[/QUOTE]
How in the world does a dog as big as a lab mate with a dog as small as a terrier???
Glad to see things seem to be going mostly well. I hope boyfriend is feeling better.
[QUOTE=jenn26point2;956495]How in the world does a dog as big as a lab mate with a dog as small as a terrier??? [/QUOTE]
Things stretch or, if it was the other way around, he threw a sausage down a hallway.
Ah, good point... I figured the lab was the dad...
Haha, glad I was not the only one to wonder about the parentage. My parents' dog is a dachshund-labrador mix!
At work: on Thursday is the "ice cream social". I'll probably grab some ice cream, chat with the flirty guy/fellow bacon enthusiast (it's his last day :(), and hide back at my desk. A week from Thursday is an after work drink-hour at the local bar (a few buildings down from the office). I don't think I'll go. Part of me wants to, so I can try to be a sociable, friendly co-worker. The rest of me says, "F that shit, yo." I hate small talk socialization and I don't really want to make friends with anyone, and it's money I need to reserve for other things.
[QUOTE=jenn26point2;956540]Ah, good point... I figured the lab was the dad...[/QUOTE]
Usually it's the other way... Little dog does the big dog.
Big dog on little dog happens... but if the size difference is great it's a problem during gestation.
I once knew someone who had a rottweiler who got Preg by the neighbors Chihuahua!
No kidding... The Rottweiler laid down during the process.
The owner took the offending Chi who had dug into his yard back to it's owners ... and successfully sued him. LOL
(He had taken pictures of that little dude playing king of the mountain... and the place where he dug under the fence. And lots of neighbors testimony about how the dog was allowed to roam freely all the time.)
So a dachshund screwed a lab, for my parents' dog. Just...such weird mental images from that!
I've decided to stay with the pink for a while longer. I like it. I might pick up Ion Color Brilliance Magenta because it's supposed to last really well, and it's cheaper than Special Effects (my old go-to color).
I've heard of people having an abortion done on their dogs b/c she went into heat and some other breed knocked her up. This gal I talked to said she wouldn't be able to breed her dog again for a year b/c of the "rape" and ensuing abortion.
I prefer to just fix my dogs... then it's not an issue.
[QUOTE=jenn26point2;956621]I've heard of people having an abortion done on their dogs b/c she went into heat and some other breed knocked her up. This gal I talked to said she wouldn't be able to breed her dog again for a year b/c of the "rape" and ensuing abortion.
I prefer to just fix my dogs... then it's not an issue.[/QUOTE]
I like fixed dogs. All my boys are sans testicles. As it should be.
They are just happier that way. Seriously.
Less hormonal stress and all.
That's why this guy sued.
He sued because he had to abort, the abortion caused complications and his dog had to be fully spayed.
He got all vet costs costs plus some for $ loss of litter for loss of her functional "babymaker" I suppose. :rolleyes:
Just as well IMO, one less back yard breeder.
Where dogs and sex is concerned though... it's a lot like teens... where there is a will, there is a WAY. LOL
I have an appointment with my stylist this Friday... I'm thinking hard about what color I want to do for the transition for the fall colors.
I did blonde with blue all summer. Teal, then peacock, then carribean/mint...
Now... I was considering transitioning to to something really fiery for fall.
Like A coppery blonde/light auburn base with RED/purple streaks on top.
But it doesn't really feel quite like fall here yet.
So maybe the blonde base with purple.
Not sure... I know how the blue looks, I love that with my eyes.
And I've had coppery/light auburn hair before... in HS, done myself with Henna... and it makes my eyes pop too being opposite colored.
This may be a "wing it" appointment. :eek:
No telling what I walk out with.