Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
Really? I’ve gone 361 days without posting about microwaves?!
This time of year, I’m so thankful for instantly hot beverages. And I recommend this, which I just tried (I got it at the grocery store). Yum.
Friday, December 23rd, 2011
We’re at my parents’ house for Christmas. I grew up in this house, so it evokes lots of memories of Christmas traditions. My mom used to have a candy bowl each year stocked with Hershey’s kisses and Rolo. We would play music from Mannheim Steamroller, Julie Andrews, Evie, and Glad while we made sweet potato delight, ambrosia, cookies and pecan pie. I usually received Turtles and film (how antiquated!) in my stocking.
What are some of your favorite traditions, past or present?
Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
Yet again, this is something I thought I had surely written about. Having a fridge at work is something I can’t imagine living without. Whether I’m bringing my lunch on any given day or keeping an extra stash of fruit or beverages for anytime snacking, it’s a must.
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
“Avast, ye scurvy dogs!” People say that only in pirate movies, but when I think of vitamins, I think of that phrase. As you may recall from playing Oregon Trail, scurvy was/is a real disease. Somewhere along the educational line, I learned that it came from a deficiency of Vitamin C. And there you have it: how my mind works. Vitamins, Oregon Trail, pirates.
But seriously – in addition to our access to a healthy diet, we can get extra vitamins cheaply, even in gummy form. (Or the perhaps too-yummy Flintstone variety, of which I ate an entire bottle as a child. Which Poison Control didn’t exactly recommend, but I’m still here.)
Monday, November 14th, 2011
Having guests is the perfect opportunity to hit up some restaurants that we love but rarely visit. After dining at the Cheesecake Factory and a great hibachi place with my parents over the weekend, I’m already disappointed in whatever I’m going to eat this week!
Monday, October 31st, 2011
Today is our second wedding anniversary. (Yes, we got married on Halloween – also Reformation Day! – but not because of the date.)
In college, my girlfriends and I made a whimsical list of Top 5 Reasons to Get Married. I can’t remember them all, but I do remember that two of them were bugs and jars. After two years of marriage, I still kill bugs myself when necessary, but I don’t hesitate to ask my husband for help opening the tough jars.
In honor of this day, I’ll offer 5 Things I’m Thankful for About Marriage:
5. I gained more family.
4. My new last name is tremendously easier to spell over the phone. (I went from Menefee >> Payne.)
3. My husband allows – nay, demands! – that we keep Cocoa Krispies on hand at all times.
2. God and my husband haven’t let me stay the same.
1. I get to hang out with this guy.
Sunday, October 30th, 2011
As I was eating some almond granola today, I was once again amused by the labeling on nut products. They usually say something like, “PEANUT PECAN ALMOND GRANOLA: This product may contain nuts.”
Amusement aside, I was thankful to be able to eat it.
Thursday, October 27th, 2011
My personal food pyramid would likely consist mainly of carbs and dairy products. I love cheese SO MUCH. And milk, and ice cream… I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t eat copious amounts of dairy.
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
We drank a lot of water on our vacation, both bottled and tap. When we got home, I found it interesting that our tap water at home tasted better than even the bottled water elsewhere. Maybe it’s just my home bias, but hey, I’m glad we have tasty water! More importantly, I’m glad we have a faucet and can safely drink what comes out of it.