Monday, November 22, 2010

Vibrating Bed Syndrome.




"... eh, what? Honey, why is the bed shaking? Honey?"

I sleepily look around the bedroom. He's already left for the day. Humpf.

Time, according to the traitorous alarm clock? 12:00pm, Dammit why am I still sleeping?

(Could it be because I was up until 4:30am reading... again?)

(No, I think not)


This much I know based on sensory input:  I'm lying in bed... at's thundering outside (WTF it's November, come on!?)... and someone has mysteriously switched out our bed with one of those coin-operated vibrating beds during the course of the night.

Wait... what?

Yeah, that's right my entire bed is vibrating.

I'm confused.

Me too.

Hold on, what's that warm lump against my right leg?

I throw back the bed covers to find out.


I have discovered the source of the shaking. My basset hound Harvey has managed to weasel his way under the covers and is violently trembling next to me on the bed.


Nope, now he's laying on me.45lbs of shaking, whining, terrified dog breath has shivered it's way on to my chest.

Okay, okay I'm awake, and ornery, and covered in puppy because OMFG IT'S MAKING LOUD NOISES OUTSIDE AND WE CAN'T HANDLE IT!@#(%^$&

Happy Monday    <- sarcasm

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Homemade Christmas Cards!!

As some of you may already know, I am currently without gainful employment. Financially I am totally screwed, but it does leave me with a certain amount of free time. So my mother (who is also without gainful employment) and I got together these past couple of weeks and decided to try out my paper making kit! (If you are interested you can purchase one of your very own at the Paper Discovery Center in Appleton). So we spent hours and hours and hours making home made paper, then we spent more hours and hours and hours decorating that homemade paper and turning it into something wonderful and full of love to send to our family and friends for Christmas!!

See? Adorable!

 I, however, completely forgot that I wrote out my Christmas Cards last year, stamped them up, and totally missed sending them out. They are still sitting in my cupboard waiting to get their moment in the sun... er, snow... So, I'm going to go ahead and send those out to my family and friends and sell these amazing, homemade Christmas cards on, with homemade envelopes to match! They are listed now. If you are interested there is a link down and to the right that will take you to my store where you can see them all.

 Now, if you are at all interested in making your own homemade Christmas cards without spending the money to purchase a paper making kit and stamps (which can be super expensive, luckily these were all things I happened to have lying around from more fruitful years past) you can find some pretty cheap card making supplies at craft stores like Hobby Lobby. They have boxes of cards already cut and folded, all you have to do is decorate them! It's a lot of fun, seriously inexpensive and it's something you can do with your sisters, mom, kids or girlfriends. It's like scrap-booking without the long term commitment!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Comedian

So, in the blog world I inhabit most there has been a lot of talk about weight and body image lately. Well, I have something to say... Um, you all know me (and for those of you who don't, hi...)

I'm a good friend.
I'm a good listener.
I make people smile.
I'm the funny one.
I have an amazing fiance who loves me for who I am despite the rolls.

No one can deny that I'm overweight, I mean my Wii calls me obese everyday. Even my television thinks I'm fat (traitor). I go to the doctor and the nurse winces at the scale, my family gives me that look every time I load up my dinner plate for seconds. So I say something funny, usually at my own expense, and everyone forgets that I'm eating for a while.

When you're fat that's all you've got. Humor. You're not thin and pretty like the other girls, you're not talented in arts or athletics like the other girls. So you learn to be funny. It's like, if I can make people laugh at me maybe they'll like me even though I'm not pretty or thin? And it works, but that ache never seems to go away. Even though I can make the whole crowd around me smile and laugh I still feel like shit inside because I know that I'm not thin, or pretty, or smart, or talented. I'm just fat. And since that's all I see I feel like that's all anyone else sees.

James has never called me fat, not once. But I know he wants me to be healthy. For me. For him. For our future kids... If we ever have kids... Two months ago my doctor diagnosed me with poly-cystic ovarian syndrome. It's a hormone discrepancy in women of child baring age, it effects between 5%-10% of the population of the United States. The result of this syndrome is frequently infertility.  It's cause is thought to be weight related. I have a weight related sickness. I'm 22 years old and I have a weight related sickness that could potentially take away my ability to have babies.

You can understand why this might be upsetting... and do you know what I do when I'm upset?

I eat.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

What's that you say?

Who makes me, me?

Pinky and the Brain
Lilly Allen
Constant Musical Jabber
Mr. Limpet

Who lives in your head? Let me know in the comments, or link me to your blog!!

Disclaimer:  Stolen from Barefoot Foodie

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Breakfast toast cups!

I first found this recipe at The Noshery I thought it looked amazing so I saved it in my bookmarks for the perfect  quick breakfast for a rainy Saturday morning. And since today is a rainy Saturday morning I figured what better time to try it! Turns out it's just as fantastic as it looks, what you'll need:

6-cup muffin pan
1 3in circle cookie cutter
6 slices of bread
6 slices of semi cooked bacon
3 tsp of shredded cheese
salt & pepper

1) Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
2)Grease the muffin pan, you can use a spray like Pam or butter the old fashion way.
3) Cut out 3in bread circles using cookie cutter, I don't have a 3in circle cookie cutter so I just used a large beer stein instead :D
4) Press the bread circles firmly into the muffin pan, be careful though they do tend to tear!
5) Form semi cooked bacon into the bread cups, (bacon should be cooked through but still bendable, mine was not... it was left over from BLTs on Thursday night) Add 1/2 tsp of cheese in the cups. Bake for five min. allowing the Bacon to get crispy and the cheese to melt to the bottom of the cups.
6) Add 1 egg to each cup separating out most of the egg white to they fit nicely, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and bake for 10-12 min. This alows the egg to set but still be slightly goo-ey in the middle!
7) Pop our of muffin pan and enjoy steaming hot! mmmm delicious. :)
This is right after adding the eggs, before the second  bake. 
A couple of quick notes:
I tried both white and wheat bread, the white was delicious in the end but the wheat seemed to hold up better without tearing.
I also tried scrambled on one of them because I don't particularly like goo-ey yoke, it actually turned out pretty good the scrambled yoke soaked into the bread as it baked and it turned out really good, so that works as a sub as well if you don't like goo-ey yoke either.
My bacon was already completely cooked because it was leftovers so it got a little crispier than it should, but I am infamous for loving burnt food so if you don't like really crispy bacon I suggest cooking fresh so that it still has some crisping to do in the oven!

I  love the simplicity of this recipe and I can't wait to try it again with a few different ingredients refrigerator biscuts instead of toast, colby jack instead of cheddar, ham instead of bacon.... mmhmm

Enjoy with your morning tea or coffee, the perfect quick breakfast!