Thursday, February 28, 2008


I have been trying to make a lot of new dishes lately. We had gotten into the habit of eating a ton of carbs--as in having either a pasta or a rice dish every single night. So, I looked up some recipes online for vegetables and other dishes.

The meal above was when I made yummy Polish sausage, red cabbage, potatoes, mushrooms, and green beans. The cabbage was so tasty: I used a recipe from the food network.

Last night, we had Salsa Chicken, a recipe that my friend Julie sent me. was so tasty as well!

Hopefully we can keep up the eating of lots of veggies. The problem is that they are so dang expensive...and meat is worse. But I suppose that eating a healthy diet is worth the investment!

Sunday, February 24, 2008


Thorina loves to explore the top of the fridge. The other day, I noticed something on her face (note the incredibly zoomed-in kitty close up above), which turned out to be Kleenex. And then I noticed this:
She had very kindly shredded the Kleenex into small pieces for human usage; for those times when humans just have a slightly runny nose, and couldn't possibly want an entire Kleenex. Right. That's it.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

Apple pie

After the ER debacle, we decided to just come back home that night so that we could sleep in our own bed and have a relaxing Sunday. So, when we finally woke up, David decided to make a pie crust and we made apple pie!

It was soooo tasty. I made a crumbly top crust out of brown sugar, butter, and flour. We had some apples that were already prepped for pie-making in the freezer. Actually, there is a really funny story attached to those apples. One day, I was making David's lunch and did not have any leftovers, so I got the unlabeled apple pack out of the freezer and stuck it in the microwave to defrost it a little, thinking that it was meat. (My family gives us a ton of frozen food items in Ziplock baggies for our use, and this had come from one of them.) After the apples were defrosted, we looked at them and thought that the "meat" looked a little bad, so we tasted it and still couldn't figure out what they were. Finally, we realized that they were fruit and then correctly determined that they were apples.

So anyway, the pie was tasty! David did a wonderful job on the crust, and now he keeps saying that I will want him to make crust all of the time. It was so flaky and good.

Injury update: David's eyelid is now bruising and it is kind of sickening. He is now on his way to help tutor some of the University athletes, so they will probably think that he is actually a bad example since it now looks like he was in a bar brawl.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Our weekend

Yesterday we decided to go to our college town for a visit. One of our old friends was turning 21 and was having her friends over, and we wanted to attend. So we loaded up the dog and drove.

When we got there, it was rainy and nasty. We went to mass and when we came out, I slipped on the sidewalk a little. It was getting very, very icy. We went to dinner and then to the party, which was fun. It was actually a little weird being back and hanging out in our old hangouts, but we both had a really good time.

The only problem was the ice. The birthday girl had slipped on a patch of ice and fell. And then, David fell.

I didn't see the fall, but he apparently smashed his head pretty badly. Luckily, he was not knocked out or anything, but the gash was huge. We tried to make it stop bleeding, but after a while I looked at it and thought that we should go to the ER. My suspicions were confirmed when I mentioned it to David and he did not argue. When even David agreed that an ER was necessary, I knew that it was bad.

We went to the ER (which was luckily empty, so no wait), and David got ten stitches: four inside the cut and six on the outside. I was glad that we decided to go after that, because it seemed to take a lot to get it clean! While at the ER, I was glad that we have good health insurance, because the copay was pretty low. But I guess we will have to wait and see about other bills. I hated going, but there was no way that he could have waited until Monday, so I think that it was worth it.

So, for your enjoyment, here is a picture of the poor invalid with his stitches.
More about our weekend to come!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Caffeine update

I have a confession. Yesterday, after being tired and knowing that I had to stay awake to finish some homework, I bought a soda so that I could have some sort of caffeine. I still can't believe that I actually did that---I never ever drink soda, let alone buy one for myself. But I gave up coffee for lent so I could not have that, and even the caffeinated teas do not really keep me awake, so I did know feel like I had another choice. Boo.

Friday, February 15, 2008


This is my Valentine during our Freshman year of college. Little did he know, we would be dating a year later.

To celebrate Valentine's Day yesterday we got a pizza and rented a season of the Office and watched six episodes. It was amazing: no homework to do, nothing to cook, nothing to clean. We just enjoyed hanging out together, and it was really fun.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, Lincoln!

Today David was off work in observance of Lincoln's birthday. He observed this by not getting out of his pajamas, never putting in contacts, and not brushing his teeth all day long. Aren't those the best kinds of days? Of course, I had to go to school, but at least David had an enjoyable day.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Yes, that's right

Yes, that is Thorina in my header. And yes, I know that I am crazily in love with my cat. So much so that I make her the header of my blog. And I realize that this is nuts, but I think that she is so cute that I do not mind, so you should enjoy her cuteness as well!

Happy to be coffee-free!

It has been over a month since I enjoyed my last cup of coffee. Recently I gave up even fun coffees. Do I miss it? Yes--the memory of how good it tasted comes back to me sometimes and I really just want to have a tiny taste, but so far my will has won over my taste buds. Last week I also gave up caffeinated tea, which is doable so far. I feel tired during the day sometimes, but now I am able to fall asleep in ten to fifteen minutes (whereas when I was drinking coffee, it took me at least thirty minutes). There is a noticeable difference in my sleeping habits.

Does this mean that I will give up coffee completely? Probably not. After a while, I hope to be able to enjoy the high-end coffee drinks for treats again, but I really want to stay off coffee every day for a while at least. It is weird: I feel like my body really struggled with the less caffeine/no caffeine rules, but now it seems like I never really want coffee in the mornings anymore.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Vladimir Horowitz

David is at our piano right now, trying to teach himself how to play. He sings along with his little clinking and it is so cute. I'm sure he is headed straight for Carnegie Hall.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Mardi Gras and our weekend

Since it is almost a new weekend, I thought that it would be good if I wrote a recap of last weekend! Last weekend we went to Mardi Gras with some friends. On Friday night, we ate dinner at David's house to celebrate some family birthdays, which was fun. Our niece and nephew actually had the chicken pox, which was fun to see---they really looked so weird with teeny tiny red spots on their faces---almost like acne! Luckily, I think that they are recovered, which is good.

On Saturday, we went to my friend Julie's house in the city (her house is so cute and cool, and incidentally, mere blocks away from where my mom spend her childhood and where my Grandma used to live). There we had a potluck breakfast and chatted until we were ready to go to Mardi Gras. It took us so long to get there because of the public transportation that we missed the parade, but had a fun time anyway. One issue was that it was very slippery on the streets, so here is a picture of David, Julie, and I holding each other up so that we did not fall on the ice:
After we left Mardi Gras, we ate at a fun Italian place for supper. On Sunday, we just came home!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


I am well again: but being sick was absolutely no fun (as you might imagine).

Law school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays is very hard. We start at 8:15 and finish at 3:00, but inside of that time we have four classes of craziness, plus preparing for the next day.

I am excited about Super Tuesday--today I went and voted for the first time in my new voting place, which was fun. I will be interested to see who wins tonight.

Sigh...I better go back and do some homework. More about my fun Mardi Gras weekend to come!