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Categories : family motherhood, monkey, random thoughts
I’m feeling Blah. I thought it might have to do with the fact that I recently had a Mirena IUD inserted, which apparently can lead to depression in 6.4% of users. This lovely fact was tweeted to me by Zuska. The information package that came with the IUD had no mention of the risk of depression, but apparently the risk is mentioned somewhere on the website. Yay for transparency?
Today was an OK day. I woke at 5:45 and laid in bed for about 1 hr. It wasn’t that I couldn’t get out of bed, but since Mr.SM wasn’t waking up for awhile, I didn’t want to start the coffee so I just relaxed, which was nice.
I was able to get some work done. I filed a bunch of paperwork so I can actually see 1/2 of desk surface. I also sorted out some bills and should be able to settle them this week. The other factor which was probably leading to my inertia is that I hate asking for money, even if it is something that is owed me. The bills I had to deal with, require to ask for large some of cash from others. I hate doing that. I feel like if these are regular bills, they should just send me the cash….
Anyway I think that is why I just couldn’t get stuff done last week. Or maybe my hormones are balancing themselves out.
Also I hate the fact that monkey is going to school. He’s growing up too fast.
On the brightside, bear didn’t act like we were killing her at daycare drop off.
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Categories : family, personal, random thoughts
So I’m sitting at Starbucks at 8:30am on a Saturday because my idiots dentists assistant told me my appointment was at 8:20. It’s at 9:20. Yes I bitched her out. I did not appreciate having to leave my house at 7:45 WITHOUT coffee. Especially since I had remarked that my calendar stated 9:20.
However as opposed to be all pissied off, I’m going to enjoy drinking a cup of coffee ALONE. No monkey watching cartoon asking me 1000 questions or calling bear over. No Mr.SM asking me to have a conversation.
just bad Starbucks music
I miss blogging. I may start up again. I’ve been thinking about it and am finding more pockets of time now that bear is older. Also this new iPhone is WAY more responsive than my old 3G. I can write a post on it. I feel like I’m in a whole new world. Which also means I need to be updated on the latest and greatest apps. Comment away!:)
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Categories : life, random thoughts, recipes, vacations
I just made the most delicious kiwi chicken. You can never go wrong cooking chicken with citrus fruits but it can be tricky trying to find a way to enhance the flavors, especially when you’re cooking at a ski cabin with limited spices. Last night I googled kiwi chicken and didn’t find any recipes that were (1) quick and (2) I had all the ingredient or viable substitutions. So I went tried and true; one can not go wrong marinading chicken in sliced onion, sliced garlic, paprika, cayenne, and crushed coriander. This evening, I warmed a bit of oil in a large cooking pan, threw in some whole coriander let it sizzle for abit before adding some chopped onion and garlic. I let that cook for a bit (less than 5 min) before adding the chicken. My plan was to make an Indian curry as best I could without cumin, garam Masala, or tumeric. But as the chicken was browning, I realized I needed someway of adding some weight to the curry that would compliment the kiwi -> tomatoe paste was not an option nor do I have any chicken broth or white wine here. So I poured in some orange juice. Once the chicken was browned, I transferred it to a casserole and reduced the orange juice sauce (I added some 4 sugar cubes at this time to) . In hindsight I think I could’ve reduced the sauce some more or added the kiwi at this point. I poured the reduced orange juice sauce over the chicken and covered with chopped up kiwi. The chicken baked in the oven for 30 minutes. I made basmati rice in the same pan that I had browned the chicken in. Damn it tasted good.