Showing posts from July, 2013

Feed Time

My pups eat the same thing every day...every single day. Think about that. They might get a carrot, or some sunflower seeds, or something someone sneaks or drops for them, but breakfast and dinner, it's chicken Kiev or some such organically produced specialty store shit that isn't made from stuff no one wants to know about. Every day they eat it and they don't look at their bowl with "this again" looks of resignation...they dive on in. It is this constant, this selection-less regularity that insists we try to provide them with GOOD food.

We, on the other hand, have choice in food- a plethora of options that make many of us unable to control the quantity or type of food we put into our bodies. So many choices.

I am four days into cleansing the internal portions of my body in hopes to "flush out" all of the poor choices I've recently made. It takes time, it takes effort, and it takes commitment; but I actually like doing cleanses. I've worked thro…

Jumping Hoops

I'm in a fog...have been for quite a few days. Work is supposed to start at the end of the month and I'm feeling more than a little anxious about the upcoming school year. Husband and I are both planning to resume our employment at the same place, however; just to keep things "one hundred" (as my students would say), we did apply elsewhere.

I've said many times how my struggles with teaching do no typically occur while I'm actually teaching. Instead, it's the other stuff...and in this specific situation, it's the simple fact that my employer has on a hand-full of occasions been unable to pay us on time. Beyond feeling frustrated, not being paid is scary...especially when our total income comes from the same place. I want to feel secure in my place of employment. I don't want to be fearful that the school is going to shut down a few weeks in because we don't enough students enrolled. The principal, assistant principal, and a few teachers from l…

Pudding Shots 4: Specialty Shots

Four new flavors!! Mint Chocolate, Peanut Butter Cup, Val's "French" Vanilla Coffee, and Peanut Butter Banana
These are "specialty shots" because some of the ingredients are a little harder to find AND some are a bit more expensive. [I had to go to Denver to find the Nutliquor.] They are worth it usual.

Step 1: Whisk pudding powder and liquor(s) until smooth.
Step 2: Add the heavy whipping cream in with the pudding/liquor mixture.
Step 3: Stir in the cold (not frozen) cool whip until pudding is smooth and one color.
Step 4: Pour pudding into individual servings and chill in the fridge or freezer. I enjoy the freezer effect.  

***** Tip 1: Follow the pudding recipe listed as "pudding pie" on the side of the box to determine your total liquids for a thicker consistency. 
Tip 2: Chocolate pudding masks the alcohol better than any other we've tried.
Mint Chocolate (Easily my new favorite) Chocolate Pudding (big box) 1/4 cup Creme de' …