Friday, December 18, 2009

Ugly Sweaters that go Moo!

We went to my work Christmas Party last week. I was an ugly sweater party. I got really excited, because who ever had the ugliest sweater would win a gift card to Nordstrom. So, I decided to make the ugliest sweaters imaginable. For Porter, I bought a nasty pastel yellow sweater from the DI and hot glued a snowman with a dog peeing on it. Then, for myself, I obtained a brightly colored kids sweater and proceeded transform it into a Santa fan club shirt. However, upon arriving, everyone thought they were so cute. Wrong answer! They all couldn't believe I had made them. It was really easy thanks to the help of my friends Gus the glue gun, Fantasia felt and their cousins sequin and silk flower. Needless to say, we didn't win the ugliest sweater contest. For dinner, we were served steak, a butterfly medallion cut. I had no idea that they were anything special, and since I was starving I at 2. My boss came up and asked if I enjoyed dinner, and I happily told him I liked it so much that I had two helpings. He then proceeded to tell me that butterfly medallion's are very rare cuts of meat (only 4 per cow). There fore they are only served in super fancy restaurants and cost $52 a piece. So I consumed approximately $108 worth of steak that night. Moo!



Sunday, November 22, 2009

Harvesting our Carrot Crop....yum!

This last spring I was so excited to plant a garden at our new house. We had six beautiful beds just waiting for seeds to be sewn. Me, being frugally minded, bought the cheapest seeds I could find. Unfortunately, I could find any cheap carrot seeds. So I spent a whopping $3.00 on a bag a carrot seeds. As the summer progressed, the garden didn't do as well and I had imagined. The peppers were tiny, the beets non-existent, the cucumbers were bitter, the pumpkins never got past the pretty orange flower stage and so on. Every vegetable had something less than desirable about it except my beautiful carrot patch. It became the saving grace to my sad little green space. Today we decided to make organic stew, so it was time to harvest the carrots. We had a blast digging up all the different sizes and shapes and a few mutant carrots as well. So lesson of the day boys and girls: you get what you pay for. Next time we plant a garden I am buying good seeds, heck the best seeds I can find!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Somewhere that's Green




Tonight we closed 'Little Shop of Horrors' at the Empress Theatre. It was such a fun show! I will miss playing Audrey on Skid Row, quite possibly one of the funnest roles I've ever had the privilege of playing. And I just adore the cast! What a talented group of people with such vibrant personality. I heart them!



Things I will miss about the show:


  • Getting eaten by Audrey II (the giant plant) every night

  • singing and sharing the stage with my fantastic Seymour (Danny Eggers)

  • my pre-show hot caramel apple cider from starbucks

  • falling in love every night

  • my pink frilly night gown

  • watching Shawn backstage performing the voice of Audrey II

  • playing would your rather with fellow cast members

  • the do-wop girls

  • dancing backstage with Ben (the dentist)

  • crazy wig hair after the show




Thursday, November 12, 2009

Where does milk come from?


So today in my class we were doing an experiment with turning liquids to solids. I decided to have the class make butter by taking whipping cream and shaking it until it separated into milk and butter. When discussing milk, I asked the class where it came from. One boy said 'it comes from the store.' To which I replied 'where do the stores get the milk from?' Again he calmly stated that the stores just have milk, it comes from the store. Oh my heck! I couldn't believe it! What are we teaching kids these days? Needless to say, we had a nice long discussion on how milk comes from cows and and that cows live on farms. Oy!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Our new puppy!



We recently adopted a new family member! He is nine weeks old. He is a cream colored stardard poodle. We have decided to name him 'Puck' after William Shakespear's character from A Midsummer's Night Dream. He is a little spitfire. He is tiny, but he still chases Daisy around the yard. Merlin was not happy about his arrival, however Puck just loves the kitty. Porter likes to say Puck is killing the cat with kindness. Puck loves to lick Merlin. He is also a very smart puppy. He is doing well with potty training. We took him for his first walk today, he did better than Daisy! He walked in straight line most of the time, although he loves to be right on Porter's heels which causes collisions sometimes. He is a great addition to our little family and we are so excited to have him!