Yanked from morningstar.
1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
Either. I don’t care. I’m paranoid that if I shut the doors, I’ll have locked a cat in there and s/he will be forced to potty on my shoes so I almost always leave it cracked, at least.
2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
No. Master will, though. I hate them. During one of M’s rare “go ahead, de-clutter my shit” moments in our early years, I got rid of a garbage bag full of miniature hotel shampoo, conditioner, and lotion bottles. Clutter-B-Gone!
3. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
No. We don’t get the newspaper and I rarely have magazines so I don’t have any to cut out.
4. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
Well jeez. What kind of choice is that shit? I guess the survival rate for bee attacks is higher so I’d pick that one.
5. Do you always smile for pictures?
No. I hate having my picture taken and I’ll hide my face if I can.
6. What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who don’t cover their mouth when they sneeze. Ugh.
7. What size is your bed?
8. What’s your least favorite movie?
Anything to do with karate or kung fu or those dumbass, slow motion, oriental guy walking on the air to kick your ass kind of movies. HATE THEM.
9. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
10. What is your favorite food?
Chocolate. It’s Cadbury egg season, dontchaknow. Best. Season. EVAR.
11. What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
Men in Black, Die Hard
12. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
I was a Brownie when I was in 3rd grade. That was it, though.
13. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
If I had the body for it, I sure would.
14. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
Erm… people do that?
15. Favorite kind of sandwich?
Currently, I’m obsessed with turkey on wheat, with mashed avocado spread, raw spinach, tomato, and cucumbers.
16. Best thing to eat for breakfast?
Warmed up leftovers from the night before.
17. What is your usual bedtime?
18. Are you lazy?
Depends on the day. Sometimes, yes.
19. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
No. I have the internet.
20. Do you sing in the car?
Yes, I do. Very quietly though, so as not to damage the ears of fellow passengers.
21. Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
Wal-Mart. We don’t have a Kmart very close to us and I just don’t care for Target.
22. What’s your favorite color?
23. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
24. Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
25. Do you like to use post-it notes?
I will use them but it’s not a love affair or anything. I’m a note-and-magnet-on-the-fridge kinda girl. Magnets are stable, post it notes have an iffy sticky strip that could fail at any moment, causing that Very Important Note to flutter to the floor and disappear forever under the fridge! I can’t handle that kind of instability. -nods-
In other news, I don’t have much. Meh.
Carrie, from A View From The Floor made a post about how Facebook has kind of replaced her urge to blog and I find that’s been true for me, as well. Between FB and Fet, I don’t come here to write as often as I used to. So, to kind of even the field a bit, here are the things I’ve shared other places but not here (prepare yourselves for intense excitement)(I kid):
I made red beans and rice in the crock pot. Master said it was almost as good as what he had in Puerto Rico. Now, I don’t know if Puerto Rice is “the” place to get red beans and rice, but any time Master lavishes praise upon me is a Good Day.
I’ll put the recipe at the end, in case anyone wants it.
Next share on Facebook:
*First World Housewife Problems: With an open floor plan, once you start washing walls, there’s no good place to stop.
True story. It’s quite the dilemma in my world. However, I discovered that getting distracted by FB is how to stop washing walls.
*There is so much food in this house, it’s sinful. I’m not going grocery shopping for a month.
Master about died at the check out. Do not ask me the total. I’m almost ashamed. (However. A month. A MONTH.)
*The path of my logic: If I don’t have the time or ability to finish everything I wanted to finish before the surgery, I might as well not do any of it. Instead, I should go shopping! Amirite or amirite??
(See above status. Heh.)
*Why don’t candy hearts say things we really mean like “Pick Up Your Socks” and “Farting Isn’t Funny”?
*Wild rice and chicken soup, with crusty garlic herb bread. Why yes, it IS good.
*I got the van stuck in the driveway. Whoops.
*I’m gonna get busy aaaaaaaaaany second now. Yes I am.
Well, that kind of brings you up to speed about the exciting life I share on FB. Minus the brilliance I find and share from Pinterest, minus family pictures and videos of my gorgeous granddaughters, of course.
On to Fetlife!
For the most part, I crosspost journal entries between here and Fet so other than me being snarky over there (which I’m doing less and less, actually) you aren’t missing anything.
Let’s see. I posted this note the other day:
“That’s the way, uh huh uh huh, I like it.
Nothing like a little clit slapping and suffocation to get a Sunday rolling.
I could have done without my face being smeared with our combined fluids but I’ll take what I can get, I guess. ”
Several comments in, I said : “Now listen. He didn’t just smear a little from his hand onto my cheek. No, no no. He climbed up and straddled my face and rubbed his nasty, hairy, juicy ballsack all over my face. Eyes, lips, cheeks, chin, ears… yeah. All over. And then we got in the shower and he didn’t let me wash it until I’d washed him head to toe. So it sat there. Drying. And itching. And… multiplying little sperms poops all over me.
Yeah. Did your stomach turn? Good. I like to share my fun. ”
Master then asked me if I’d forgotten that he’d used me as a pissing post, too. I replied that I HAD forgotten, and isn’t that weird that I’d think nothing of being pissed on.
Otherwise I mostly perv on people’s pictures, try my best to toss my friends under the bus while simultaneously dodging what they aim my way, and occasionally respond to a thread.
There. Aren’t you delighted that I’ve shared everything that you were trying to avoid?
In other equally exciting news– I had to take Trusty to the vet yesterday because I caught him piddling in the house which he has never, ever done before. (On a side not, the vet commented that she’s always pleasantly surprised when I catch these things so early and I’m just like… do people live in houses where it’s not unusual to find animal waste on the floor?? It’s unusual here. It means something is wrong. I was surprised that she was surprised.)
Anyway. He has a UTI, though she thought what she saw in the sample was unusual. He didn’t have any blood but had LOTS AND LOTS (she stressed that bit) of bacteria. He had crystals but his PH was normal, and he had the opposite of what she normally sees… something about rods and chains and the alkaline and acid level, she kind of lost me there, but the jist of it was that whatever his acid or alkaline level was was the opposite of where she’d normally see those kinds of bacteria. Or something. At any rate, I’ve got 2 weeks worth of antibiotic for him and it was stupidly expensive.
I told them I wasn’t coming back to see them for a month at least and she told me I had to bring him back in 2 weeks, lol. But at least the recheck is free.
Anyway, then I had to steam clean all the carpets in case I missed a spot where he piddled. That pretty much ate up yesterday.
Ugh. Animals. No more. lol
I have 6 casseroles (1 chicken and rice, 3 lasagnas (2 tomato based, 1 chicken), 1 cheese tortellini with meatballs, and 1 chicken and noodle) in the freezer, plus 1 bag of flank steak frozen in marinade that will only need thawed and grilled. I went the easy route and got some bags of frozen vegetables because keeping fresh produce around is tricky when you won’t be running to the store every few days. And Master won’t be. So there you have it. It should be easy enough to bake a casserole and add a bag of veggies on the side.
I’ll be adding a few more dishes to the freezer over the next couple of days. I’ve got some soups and stews planned yet. I’m debating on making a couple of loaves of bread or if I should just make them fresh as I need them. I never have good luck freezing breads.
Master got a little snippy with me this morning. I just wasn’t on the ball enough for him. I’d forgotten to set up the coffeemaker before we went to bed (which I rarely forget so I don’t know what happened last night), plus we’re having a winter storm so his truck was pretty well snow and ice covered, and he woke me up a little later than usual (you wouldn’t think 10 minutes would make a big difference but my mornings are planned to the second, I swear) so between the late start, the coffee not being ready and the extra time I needed to get his truck ready- I was rushing and stressing which makes me scatterbrained.
Normally I have the dogs fed before he’s even out of the shower, but I was late with that and I should have just waited til he left but I didn’t and since I had added medicine to Trusty’s food bowl I had to make sure Gracie didn’t nose in there and help him finish (which she likes to do), but then Master was ready to go sit down and put his boots on and I’m supposed to sit down with him…. and then I usually walk him out the door so he just headed out but I’d already turned back because I was trying to keep my eye on the dogs and he snapped out something about the “fucking door”.. and ugh.
Then he wanted me to move the van out of the center of the driveway for the snowplow and I had to call him and tell him the battery was dead. We haven’t driven the van in about a week so I don’t know if a door didn’t shut all the way or what, but it’s dead as a doornail and he’s not even in the mood for that shit. O.O
Well. That’s all I have.
Except for the recipes!!
CROCK POT RED BEANS AND RICE
1 pound dry red beans
6 to 8 cups water
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped or minced
2 cups chicken broth (or add a couple tablespoons of chicken bullion and adjust your water accordingly)
1-1/2 pounds sausage (I just used a kielbasa cuz that’s what I had and it tasted fine. But use what you like)
2 tablespoons Creole Seasoning (I used 1 tablespoon because I was afraid it would be too spicy and Master doesn’t like spicy shit. I then added other seasonings (garlic, salt, cumin, coriander) and while it tasted good, I think the 2 tablespoons wouldn’t have been overly spicy anyway. I could barely taste the heat as it was.)
Hot cooked rice to put the beans on.
Sort and rinse the beans and then put everything (except the rice) in the crock pot all at once. Cook on high for a good 7 hours or so, until the beans are tender. I then scooped out a few spoonfuls of beans, pureed them with my stick blender, and dumped it back in to add a little thickening and creaminess to the pot.
When I make it again, I might add more beans. There was plenty of liquid in the pot to cook more beans (in fact I almost made a cornstarch slurry to try and thicken it a bit more) but when you dumped it on the rice, it wasn’t quite so soupy then. However, more beans I think because it still seemed a little too bare and broth-y.
It was really tasty though and the whole house smelled delicious all day. I didn’t even serve it with anything else, it had everything in it already, and neither of my boys noticed or complained.
Crock Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
I don’t really have a recipe for this one. I just threw a bunch of stuff in the crock pot. I had the better part of a roasted chicken leftover and about 1 to 2 cups of wild rice sitting in the cupboard. I had the rice, water and chicken in the crock pot before I realized I was completely out of celery, onion, AND carrots.
So. Aside from using lots of seasonings to add flavor (bay leaves, bullion, garlic, s&p, onion powder, among other things) I dumped in about a half bag of a frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, green beans and corn). It turned out really really yummy with those veggies.
I served it with a crusty garlic-parmesan bread. Yum yum.