I made my first lasagna tonight and while I’m an excellent cook and usually everything I make is good, my lasagna was a little whack. (That’s some old school gangsta lingo for you!) It had a good taste, no really it did, but the recipe didn’t call for enough sauce. And without enough sauce, the top layer of noodles crunched. I should have bailed on the top layer and only made it a two layer lasagna. Oh well. Live and learn. Just goes to show you can’t always trust every online recipe you find. Or maybe I’m just a crappy lasagna maker.




I mentioned yesterday that Ron and I picked up my trunk from my parents house. The trunk is a family heirloom. My step-grandfather, better known as Tom, painted the outside and my mom relined the inside with pretty paisley patterned fabric. I absolutely love it and am so grateful for it. It’s nice to have something an ancestor once owned, kind of like a link through history to a family member you’ve never met, and I can really use the extra storage space. Plus it looks really good with our bed.



Today was a productive Saturday. I went to the post office, Zumba, visited my mom at work and had lunch with Ron before coming home, playing Pictureka with Bri and cleaning out the kitchen closet. I should have taken a before picture to give this context, but it’s so much better than before. Then Ron and I went to visit my parents and pick up my trunk that my mom lined (picture to come). Then we went to Target, picked up dinner and came home. My post is 45 minutes late because I was getting my coupons straight for grocery shopping tomorrow. I had a massive stack that I hadn’t gotten through, so Ron helped me cut. Thanks boo!



I’m obsessed with Longhorn. The salmon is amazing. (Sorry the picture is dark, but I didn’t want to ruin the ambiance from the little lamp at our table with my blinding flash.) I am not, however, obsessed with the woman at the table near ours. She actually said when she moves here she was shocked to find Copperheads were here and Black Widows as well. “You didn’t tell me about this before I moved here?” and “Where did we move, Africa?” were two of her exact phrases. I understand you walk your dog, but no you didn’t move to Africa. If so, I think you’d probably be more concerned with a lion eating your dog than a spider biting it. I feel kind of bad busting on her, I know it’s not very nice because I don’t know her, but she should think about how she sounds. And if she thinks Virginia is Africa where did she live before? A bubble?



I like Yankee Candles, but Vineyard is not my favorite, not even close. It has a grape smell and I usually like the fruit scents, but this one is sickeningly sweet. It kind of takes over the room. I’m struggling through it, but I definitely will stear clear of this scent in the future.



Okay so I know I’ve been posting a lot of food lately, but I have to share this. Chick-fil-A has grilled nuggets! They advertise them with the kid’s meals, but it you ask they’ll give them to you in an eight piece meal instead of the usual breaded ones. I got the kid’s meal because I really just wanted a snack, but they are amazing! They still have the normal nugget taste, but grilled. I think I may be hooked.



What’s that big ball of light in the sky? I feel like it’s been so long since I’ve seen it I almost forgot what it looked like. Lately it’s been all rain, with the occasional ice and snow mixed it. Then today it’s 64 degrees and sunny. I really don’t get this weather, but I’ve heard reports that say February is supposed to be unseasonally warm. As long as that doesn’t cause any extreme weather I’m excited. I’m beyond ready for spring.



Okay I know I need to learn to like adult cereal, but I can’t help it. I love Lucky Charms. How can anything compete with cereal that has a song and a leprechaun?



Ron and I are involved in a biggest loser type competition but Sundays are cheat days. I still try not to eat too bad, but I couldn’t resist the Klondike bar. I don’t even like chocolate that much, but I love a Klondike. I think it goes back to elementary school when I could buy a Brown Mule during ice cream time. Klondikes are basically square Brown Mules. And they’re amazing!


Ron and I made a pizza tonight for dinner. Trying to make it healthier, we used a whole wheat crust, organic pizza sauce, reduced fat mozzarella, turkey pepperoni and turkey sausage. It turned out amazing, my cell phone pictures don’t do it justice, and it was nice to make dinner together. Plus, pizza is so simple to make and it can be customized a million different ways. We’ll definitely be recreating our recipe in the future. While eating our pizza, we watched Moneyball, which I had given Ron for his birthday. It’s such a good movie, but really, when is a sports movie ever bad? Even the dumb ones like The Replacements are still good.