Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug 29 2011

A perfect day

Picnik collage

Saturday was officially (according to my world) the last day Eric and I had to spend together before the academy gets started. It seems that for the first time all summer, this was the one day we had no plans. We didn’t have dinner reservations or a birthday party or dinners with parents to go …

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Aug 25 2011

Review: Our First Year Cookbook


I am not much of a cook. I try to be creative in my recipes, and I dabble every now and then, but mostly I stick to a protein (chicken/fish/red meat), a carb (rice/potatoes) and a veggie. Not very exciting. However, the idea of cooking actual recipes either seemed a) time consuming  or b) expensive. …

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Aug 22 2011

Palm Springs, peeing in pools and pigging out

Last week (Thursday-Friday), we went to Palm Springs and stayed with my parents in their timeshare. The timeshare was a two-level mini condo and it was fabulous. All we did all weekend was eat, drink, sleep and watch TV. In other words, we were in HEAVEN. I peed in the pool and my family made …

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Aug 15 2011

I’ll do anything for a good deal

sprouts 1

A few months ago, a Von’s opened up in our neighborhood (that’s Safeway for anyone not from Southern California).  I went to the grand opening and got a booklet loaded with coupons and free items. I also ended up winning a $25 gift card. So I’m totally in love with grand openings. This past week, …

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Aug 12 2011

My husband quit his job yesterday

Yesterday was Eric’s last day of work, until at least January 2012. That’s right folks, my husband quit his job. For about a year now, we knew this was coming. Eric has been working as an EMT (emergency medical technician–you know, those guys on ambulances) since August of last year, but the whole goal was–and …

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Aug 09 2011

I saved a life today


That’s right, people. I’m a bad ass. I donated blood. And I have the scars to prove it. My company had a blood drive today. I don’t like donating blood. The last time I donated, I was a senior in college, and I got a huge bruise on my arm that looked like I was …

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