Friday, April 17, 2015

Welcome to Friday

Body Pump. 8 o'clock this morning. We did some serious shoulder work. Because of this I can barely lift my arms over my head due to the fatigue my deltoids, triceps, biceps and pectorals feel. Aces. That aside, I do love the class and wished it was offered more often.

I went and got a haircut and tomorrow I get the eyebrows waxed.  Whoo hoo!

I started to watch the British sci-fi/demented series Black Mirror. "The National Anthem" is episode one and after I watched it I wanted to vomit and shower. This series is not for the fainthearted nor is it for someone who dislikes science fiction and may fear technology. This series is everything dark and horrible you like to imagine about technology brought to life.

My book is nearly finished. Yes, hell has frozen. Well, it is about 6 chapters away and we all know that could take another 6 months or even a year considering how limited my writing time can be. No matter. I have decided that advice from a friend seems a sound way to go. Send out queries and give it 120 days. If I hear nothing, self publish. Hire an editor, a proofreader and probably someone to design the cover. This probably means I need to rejoin social media sites as I will need to promote the book. I am not thrilled about that aspect because of trolls and whatnot, but the desire to get the book into many hands will have to override that bull.

Been keeping a list of what is to get planted where outside and am excited to get a move on.

In case you don't have kids, three is an amazing and very strenuous age. Our son has a lot of autonomy, but man, there are times you would think he never was given freedom. Other times he wants to be attached to my hip or his daddy's. God Bless. I appreciate him enjoying our company and I also appreciate that he goes to preschool two days a week.

Have a fabulous weekend!


Monday, April 13, 2015

My Name is MissFifi and I Read Food Blogs

While that seems like no big revelation let me say I read them, but very rarely do I use them to cook.


I am no fraud, but merely a voyeur. Someone who has a nice list of food blogs she goes through, admires the  mouthwatering photos and intricate recipes of some, then moves on to simple living blogs or Houzz.
Part of the reason I behave that way is because while I love a lot of what I see, I don't have the ingredients, someone of them outright expensive, or I am just too damn lazy. The latter being the big one unfortunately. When I do find an easy recipe I will give it a go, but more often than not I treat the featured recipe like porn. I get excited, really check it out then when I am fully satisfied I move on my way. (Aren't I a cheeky monkey?)

So to honor my food blogs tab, I have decided to use this space today to post recipes from them. I have not made any of these recipes and I don't know if I will, but hell, it is nice to see what some folks do take the time to create or recreate.

Enjoy my lovelies!

101Cookbooks - Rice and Sesame Pancakes

DishingUpThe Dirt - Green Goddess Chickpea Flatbread

FatFreeVeganKitchen - Vegan Chou Fraci (Cabbage Stuffed with Barley and Lentils)

FoodInJars - Meyer Lemon Curd

FrugalFeeding - Open Stuffed Mushroom Toastie

Kitchen Vignettes - Potato, Beet and Bean Salad

Manger - Autumn Vegetable Tarte Tatin

Mel's Kitchen Cafe- Sweet Corn Salad with Radishes, Jalapeno and Lime

Memorie di Angelina - Biancomangiare (Blancmange)

My New Roots - Sweet Potato Skillet Hash

Oui, Chef - Seedy Cheery Quinoa Bars

Rose Water and Orange Blossoms - Apple Butter, slow cooked

Tartelette- Raspberry Parfait Lollipops

And that my friends is that. If you make any of these, do share how they come out please. :)


Monday, April 6, 2015

Tick Tock

Was out pruning the garden this past Thursday. Discovered this little bastard on me on Friday.

Yes, that is a deer tick. It had burrowed itself in my upper abdomen, my husband got it out with tweezers and a call to the doctor told us we need to sit back and wait six weeks to see if I may be infected with Lyme Disease.

God is an amusing motherf*@$er.

Hope you had a great weekend!