Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My so called life...

Weeeeeelllll.......tomorrow is Thanksgiving! And I'm nearly ready for the event that is supposed to be dinner at my house. 
The green bean casserole is in the fridge, it just needs to be covered in French Fried Onions and baked.
All the ingredients for the stuffing are chopped and the cornbread is drying (and I'm debating on whether to make another batch...)
The turkey is unthawing in the fridge.
The cranberries are ready to be turned into a pie.
The house is super clean.
The air mattress is up in the office ready for me and the mister.
My mom and her boyfriend will be here in a little over an hour.

So why am I currently stressed?


I started making my pumpkin pies and realized that I only had one can of evaporated milk, this was after half of the filling was in one of the crusts. 
I'm currently waiting for the mister to call me so that I can tell him to stop and get evaporated milk.
I'm pretty sure that's not going to happen.
Pretty sure I'll be making a trip to the grocery store because along with evaporated milk we need chicken broth, flowers for the table, and I'm sure there's something else...
The load of sheets and towels that I put in the dryer over two hours ago are still not dry.
I ripped my favorite jeans putting them on this morning.
The dogchild still needs a bath.
The chicken is not unthawed for dinner tonight.
I can't remember if I've eaten anything other than Nutella and Graham Crackers today.
I still don't have my makeup on.
My mother will be here in a little over an hour....

I need a drink.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dog-Child take notes...

I just saw this video on my gal Stacy's blog.

Before I comment, just watch:

Dog-child you're officially being put on notice.

Why can't you be more like the dog on YouTube?

You don't do our laundry, you eat it.
You don't throw out the trash, you eat it.
You don't open the doors for me when my hands are full, you stand in front of me and force me to trip over you. Then you eat the groceries.

Seriously, it's time to step it up. 
You're lucky you're so damn cute.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Really? Really?!?

I just realized something...
Do you know what next week is?

Next week THANKSGIVING!!!!
Really? Already? Seriously?

Good God. There's so much to do. 

The mister and I are hosting dinner this year. Oh and my Mom is coming with her mister. They're bringing the turkey, that's how they got in. 
Still, no pressure.

At last count we'll have 8 or 9 people here. I hope we have that many chairs...
Again, no pressure.

Really, so much to do...
Cleaning, decorating, cleaning, shopping, cleaning, preparing...
So much cleaning. I mean my MOM is coming. The house has to be CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN.

Time to make a list. Yay a list!

But no list today, I have about 12 hours of Biology work to do today.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A new day...

Alright peeps, I've regrouped. I've stopped crying, stopped whining and stopped feeling sorry for myself. 

Today is a new day. 

And there are two things I'm not:
1. A failure
2. A quitter

"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are     attainable."
                                                      -Thomas Foxwell Buxton

I can do this. I am smart and capable and there is absolutely no reason why I shouldn't be able to get a B in this damn Biology class. Alright sure, I'm going to have to get an A on every assignment from now until the end of the term. And if I want to get hopeful there's a small chance that after all the grades are tallied satan my teacher may grade on a curve. That could help, but I'm not counting on it. 
What I am counting on is my meeting with her tomorrow. I emailed her today and asked if she would go over my test with me tomorrow. Her response: "I'll give it back to you at the end of class, the answers will be posted for you to go over then you can come talk about it with me." Sorry, that's not going to work. 
Here's how it's going to go, at least this is how it is in my head at the moment:

"Hi Gail, whythehelldidIdosodamnbadonthatfuckingtestyou'reabsolutlycrazy!Istudiedfordays,wenttotwostudysessionsandIstillfail!FUCKYOU!"

Okay, that's probably not how it will happen.
It'll be more like this:

Gail, I'm stuck with you for the next two terms and it's important for me to pass this class with a B. I'm applying to UO over winter term and I can't have  a C on my transcript. Since I've started your class I have been incredibly stressed, my other classes are suffering and I can no longer do this. Please tell me what I need to do in order to be successful in your class. 
At this point I hope I'm not crying.
The scores that I have received on tests in this class are the lowest scores I have ever received. I do all the reading, take good notes in class and even come to you with questions. What am I doing so wrong? 
Now I'm pretty sure I'll start crying.  
Obviously something between my answers and your grading isn't clicking and I need to know what that is. And can you please look at my paper since I now have to get an A on every assignment in order to maintain my GPA. 


And if she refuses to help I guess I'll just have to go higher than her. I'm tired of feeling like I learn more outside of class with my group than in class from the teacher. And I'm really tired of putting in so much effort just to fail.

Wish me luck.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Where do I go from here?

Today has been one of the worst days I've had in a very long time. I've been feeling very discouraged about school this term, and I've reached a point in the term where I'm either going to sink or swim. With three weeks left, four if you count finals, I have the lowest grades I've ever had at this point in a term. 

Last week I studied my ass off for my Biology midterm and today (well about an hour ago) I got my grade. It wasn't good people. It wasn't good at ALL! In fact it made me feel sick to my stomach and start hysterically crying, I'm still worked up about it. Just writing this is making me choked up. I didn't completely fail, but it was the closest I've ever come and it was the lowest test score I've ever gotten.

I hate feeling like I could have done better, but I have no idea what I could have done. I just feel helpless and lost. I'm not used to failing. 

This morning I checked my horoscope, I guess it seems pretty fitting right now:

An unexpected event could spark your day and send you off on a different direction than you planned. How you react to what happens, however, is your choice and will set some actions into motion. You may have trouble finding balance now, even though a bit of moderation can prevent your house of cards from tumbling down.

I just didn't think that my unexpected event would be THIS. I was hoping for something awesome like my trust fund coming in. 

Only in my dreams... 

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fresh Food Friday!

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by for another Fresh Food Friday! Sorry that I didn't get one done last week, I was so sick! But I'm better now, and ready for action! 
If you stopped by because you heard about this from Lynn in the Good Food Easy newsletter, welcome! I do this every Friday, I try to get it out before 5:00, but as you can see sometimes that just doesn't happen. You are welcome to subscribe to my blog and you'll be notified when I post something new. 

This week I was really excited to get my bag-o-goodies! We got bananas! I know, I couldn't believe it either! They're GROW bananas and when they're purchased a portion of the money goes to help schools and community resources in villages. As if bananas could taste any better, these ones are infused with good karma. 

Along with the bananas we also got:

Mei Qing Choi (like Bok Choi), Eggs, Red Onions, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Gala Apples, Bananas, and a beautiful Pomegranate. It's almost as big as dog-child's itty bitty head!

This week there's not a lot of recipes to share. We go through bananas like whoa around here and they're already almost gone. The pomegranate the mister and I will share (can you believe I've NEVER eaten a pom?!?!). The eggs and potatoes will probably be used for breakfast tomorrow. 

For the Mei Qing Choi I just looked up recipes for Bok Choy and found this salad recipe I think I'll make with Chicken, it seems really easy. 
Baby Bok Choy with Yellow Bell Peppers

I have a pretty large supply of apples at the moment and I'm thinking of making some apple muffins with them this weekend.

The red onions will probably be used in various recipes throughout the week. We always use onions. 

Thank you for stopping by, come back next week! And by then I'm hoping that those pesky tabs will be working! 

Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Slowly losing my mind...

You may notice a new feature on this lil' ole blog. Notice the tabs? The double tabs? Cause sometimes one just isn't enough.

This weekend I mentioned my Fresh Food Friday section to my CSA farmer and she sent it out in the weekly newsletter. That's when the madness started. I wanted an easier way for people to find these posts, and other posts for recipes and crafts. I am currently blaming my type A obsessive need to be organized, thanks Grandma!

Last night to no avail I tried. Today I spent most of the day trying, now I have two types of tabs that lead nowhere. And I found a new layout but it required some customizing that I didn't quite get so now I'm waiting for that person to add me to their private blog so I can get all the proper directions! UGH!
Who knew blogging would be so hard?

So please bear with me while my site is under construction, I swear it will look amazing when it's done! At least I hope...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's beginning..

It's official, I've done it. I broke my number one rule of the holidays. NO CHRISTMAS BEFORE THANKSGIVING!

I'm pretty strict about this rule, apparently until today. And I guess I didn't really break the rule, I just bent it a little. What did I do you ask? Well let me tell ya!

If you're a recisionista like me you may have heard about this amazing website HauteLook. If you haven't you really should check it out, they offer designer labels at non-designer prices. Everything is 50-75% off! Seriously. And they have more than just clothes, you can get accessories, home goods, makeup, everything! They have new events every day so it's always a good time. 

Today one of the items they were offering was a $50 gift card to Paper Culture for only $20. So after looking through the awesome array of Christmas cards I did it. I couldn't help it! I've been thinking about this years Christmas cards and I knew I wanted to get one with a picture on it instead of sending a separate pic like last year, and these are awesome! Plus they're eco-friendly, printed on all recycled paper and PC plants a tree for every order. 

Now the hard part begins. I have to get the mister to comply with a family photo, the dog child has to be in this one. Plus I have to pick a card! There are so many I just don't know which one to pick. 

Here are my favorites:

To many choices! What do you guys think? Maybe I should get the picture done first. 
These are the times I know my mister loves me. I require a family picture for our Christmas cards and we're not even married yet. He's so good. 

Have a great day peeps! I'll be studying for my hellish Biology midterm that is tomorrow. Just thinking about it makes my head hurt.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Giants win the series! Giants win the series!

The Giants won! The Giants won the World Series! 

I can't believe it! After watching so many (over 140 out of 162) games this season they actually won the Championship! If someone would have told me that this would be happening back in June, or July or even in September I would have told them they were crazy! 

Let's talk about the crazy emotions that have run through me this evening...
Innings 1-4: Typical Giants baseball, but these guys want it. And Timmy was on FIRE. He understood that this was THE game. 

5th Inning: After eating a ton of leftover Halloween candy in the first four innings I crashed. I napped. It happens.

6th and 7th Innings: Did the dishes. And almost stabbed myself with a butcher knife when Renteria hit that three run homer. 

8th Inning: Commentated from the couch while the mister made dinner. Also ran interference with the mass amounts of texts he was getting.

9th Inning: Tried to eat dinner but was to nervous. Watched my boyfriend Brian Wilson load the count with 2 outs and strike out Cruz to win the game!

Then the jumping up and down started! The mister and I had to choke back tears watching our team celebrate on the field. After so much torture, so much disappointment during the season we WON. We FUCKIN' WON! sorry about the language. 

For the fans who never stopped believin' 

Man I can't wait until next season.