Friday, August 5, 2011


In the spirit of Kim, here is a mostly photo entry:
I made this poundcake.. it is part 1 of 3 of dessert for dinner tonight. Disregard the fact that since I don't have toothpicks, I used a fork to test done-ness and there is a fork print in the middle of the cake. Also, I have 2 of these (they're about 8 inches), because I don't have a loaf pan or a bundt pan.
 Glazed strawberries are part 2 of 3... can you guess the 3rd part? We'll see if the whipped cream gets made... I ran out of sugar! Silly me!
 Dinner is 'Sloppy Lenny's' as we're calling them. I would take a picture of those but they are in the crockpot and I am afraid to open it and throw off the moisture balance. They smell SO good though!
 Fresh, clean and trimmed green beans from the farmer's market I drive by EVERY day but never stop at. These look promising. They'll be steamed and deelish later.
 I had some brown rice that needed eating, so I turned it into fried rice. It turned out greasy yet again. I really need to have a lighter hand with the oil either when I'm cooking the eggs or the rice. I added frozen peas and corn.
 This is the inside of the pound cake from up top. It is yummy but pretty dense, as poundcake ought to be. It really needs whipped cream though.

NEW RUNNING SHOES! After that pic of my bramble alerted me to how worn out my 4 month old Mizunos are, I bought 2 new pairs from Running Warehouse with a 10% off coupon. They also offer free shipping in case you're in the market for some new shoes. Their prices are pretty good and they arrived FAST! Extra bonus is that both pairs were discounted, even though Zappos only had one color discounted (the blue ones I already have). So I bought a blue pair and a while/yellow/magenta pair. Hooray!

I also got a new steam cleaning mop (the second half of my bday present from my parents... they're looking out for my cleanliness). I had a picture of it but for some reason I can't get it to email like I normally do. I have not used it yet, so I cannot review it. I really like the idea of steam cleaning instead of using harsh chemicals. I don't have pets or kids, but thinking about my bare tootsies constantly in contact with chemicals makes me uneasy. The Bissell Steam Mop is a great idea. I'll let you all know how it is. 

Today is a good day! (I took today off of work, that is why I've had time to run errands and cook all day... luxury is going to the grocery store at 10am on a weekday). The only mild downside is that I have what might turn into a cold happening. I've had a sore throat for a couple of days, and then this morning I feel extra icky... I have a cough, little sniffle, sore throat and my inner ears itch. I would say I have a 'summer cold' but I hate it when people say that... of course it's a summer cold, it is summer and you have a cold. Rhinovirus doesn't like, get tanned wear short shorts and come and infect you in some special way just because it's summertime. People.

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