Monday, March 30, 2009

My First Lasagna

Ok, so I'm making my first lasagna tonight and it's pretty exciting.

Isn't it funny how when someone finds out that you're cooking something for the first time, they ask you a series of questions?

For example:

"Oh, you're making lasagna!? You make your own sauce right? It's so much better when you make it your self."

Nope! Sauce from a jar!

"But you make your own meatballs, right?"

Nah, the more frozen the better!

But this got me to thinking, 'Maybe I should make my own sauce'.

But that's going to turn into, "Oh you make your own sauce? You grow all your own tomatoes, vegetables, herbs and spices right?"

And once I start making my own sauce for my lasagna, it's going to turn into, "Well, you do make all you own fresh pasta right? It's so much better when you make your own pasta."

But once I start making my own pasta people will start asking, "You grow your own wheat and grains right? It's more organic and healthy and it tastes soooo much better!"

So now I'm growing my own tomatoes, vegetables, herbs, spices, wheat and grain. Soon I'll need to raise my own pigs and cows so that I have fresh sausage and hamburger to add.

I guess this means I'm moving to Italy to start my own farm and grow my own ingredients. It was nice knowing you all! I'll send a postcard!

And all because I tried to make my first lasagna...

Sunday, March 1, 2009

25 Things About Me

I posted this on my myspace, but not everyone reads that, so here's a little info about me!

1. I've never had a surprise party, but I've thrown 2 sucsessful ones

2. I've always wanted someone to sing "brown eyed girl" to me at karaoke but now by eyes are dark green so it would be irrelevant now

3. i love seth rogan movies

4. i always wanted red hair when I was growing up but i cant be anything but blond

5. i like it when it rains

6. my bed is my favorite place on earth

7. im certified in reiki 1

8. i looove breakfast sandwiches

9. babies scare me a little

10. i actually like working out now

11. i've been at my job for 5 years now and i still dont know if this is what i want to do with the rest of my life

12. i love taking pictures

13. i hate reading a book and then seeing the movie because the movies never stack up

14. i've been to transylvania and been in Dracula's castle. pretty effing awesome

15. i love being near the water

16. i hate video games, but i love guitar hero. its a love hate relationship

17. i love having my birthday in the summer. yay for beer and bbq's!

18. i really like getting the mail. not email

19. i have an aunt who looks like sandra bullock

20. i'm very sarcastic and im not as mean i come off some times. but i am very opinionated and sometimes it just comes out. sorry!

21. i miss being a little kid some times, and i think thats why i want to be back in pennsylvania so badly. i need a little part of that back in my life

22. i go through all my jackets, clothes, shoes and bags every year and donate them to the mission

23. i tell people that my favorite color is pink but deep down i really think its blue

24. im learning romanian, but i need to learn faster

25. halloween is my favorite holiday

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Never Argue With A Woman

One morning the husband returns after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out. She motors out a short distance, anchors, and reads her book.

Along comes a Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the woman and says, 'Good morning, Ma'am. What are you doing?'

'Reading a book,' she replies, (thinking, 'Isn't that obvious?')

'You're in a Restricted Fishing Area,' he informs her.

'I'm sorry, offic er, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading'.

'Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up.'

'For reading a book,' she replies,

'You're in a Restricted Fishing Area,' he informs her again,

'I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading'

'Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up.'

'If you do that, I'll have to charge you with Sexual assault,' says the woman.

'But I haven't even touched you,' says the game warden.

'That's true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment.'

'Have a nice day ma'am,' and he left.

MORAL: Never argue with a woman who reads. It's likely she can also think.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Some Holiday Photos

OK, well this has been a fun Christmas indeed. Mike's birthday was Christmas Eve, but we celebrated on the 20th with tons and tons of snow. Thank you all who ventured out in the horrible weather to celebrate with us.

Me and Peter and Catherine. I have my little brother and my best friend. What more could a girl ask for? Catherine joins the Peace Corps. in a few months and Peter soon goes back to school :( I'll have to enjoy them while they are here.

Peter and Dizel on Christmas Day

Nick and baby Ella. She is just loving that Christmas tree!

Victoria, Aunt Deb, Grandmom, Mom and Denise. It's so nice to have everyone together.
Melissa and Charlie on Thanksgiving. SOOO cute. I still can't believe how big he's getting!

Victoria and Dizel hanging out. They are like BFF now.
They holidays have been great, but I'm a little relieved that all that madness is coming to an end.
We can all finally just relax a little.
All that's left is New Year's, so we'll have to wait and see what exciting adventures are awaiting us next!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Home Made Christmas Presents

I am happy to announce that I have started knitting and actually finished my first baby blanket.
I don't think that I'm going to do it again.
It took for frickin ever.
Merry Christmas baby Ella.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Let There Be Light!

I am happy to announce that we now have power back. That crazy ice storm last Thursday was just crazy enough to cause some major damage. We got our power back today (Monday) a few hours ago and I couldn't be happier!

Thank God I had a candle obsession or we would have been screwed.

I don't know how people did it back in the day, but this whole "No Power" thing is not for me.

I ventured out on Friday to buy some food that wouldn't go bad right away, (ex. fruit) and found myself at Stop and Shop where it looked like the whole store was having a Going Out Of Business Sale. There were whole shelves just completely cleared off.

I went to go look for a few gallons of water (like every one else apparently) and found a frenzy in the isle. It was like a bunch of sharks fighting over a big dead seal.

I started filling my cart and had maybe 4 gallons before a ridiculously FAT man literally pushed me out of his way and blocked the rest of the isle with his shopping cart.

Touch me again and you're being reported.

After the water glutton decided he was finished he uncorked himself from my path I was able to proceed.

Trying to just hurry up and get what I needed so I could blow this Popsicle stand, the power in the store goes out and one of the employees stocking selves starts throwing a hissy fit and yelling across the store.


He dude! Shut up!

"This is just crazy!! I can't handle this anymore! I need a break! I can't believe this is happening to ME!"

OK, well please take one because clearly you're "that guy" who over reacts to situations that no one else can stand to work with. (We all have one of those guys...or girls)

Then he throws an empty box and has another irritating tantrum.


Trying to leaving the store was just as much fun too. Oh yay!, the traffic lights are out.

Enter The Milford Gridlock of Death if you dare!

Oh I dared.

And thank heaven I made it. Some people are just a$$ holes behind the wheel.

Like the old, deaf and apparently blind man who tried to drive into the side of my car today and didn't even flinch or turn his head when I held my horn down for a good 20 to 30 seconds.


You gotta hate- I mean, LOVE the mall this time of year.

Thank You

I would just like to thank the special people who helped me with jackets for the Coat Drive. You all know who you are and it is so appreciated.

Today was the deadline and I dropped everything off at Jordan's Furniture and the lady was so grateful.

We collected 10 jackets, 4 hats, 4 pairs of gloves and bunch of sweaters.

Thanks again. People out there will be warm now :)