Archive for October, 2009

It’s ‘Friday’

Oh, I do love a long weekend!


This week has been ridiculous, but at least it was a short week.


In case you’re curious, the drama of the last post has been…whatevered. Resolved? Something.


And C is coming to visit this weekend…always a bonus. 😀


12 miles tomorrow morning…can she do it?



October 28, 2009 at 9:28 pm Leave a comment

Save the drama for your llama.

Normally Girls’ Weekends are drama-free. This weekend, however, was an exception to the rule. The rule which helps define the group. I don’t like when things like this happen. The dynamic of the group has changed, and I’m not especially happy about it.

And what can I do about it? Pretty much nothing except lay low and wait for people to work their business out.


October 26, 2009 at 12:09 am Leave a comment

Travel site…

I haven’t done too much poking around and I don’t know whether it’s something I’ll ever use, but if you want to check out Jetsetter, here you go!

October 17, 2009 at 3:41 pm Leave a comment


I was feeling a little blocked, but also like I should post, so I Googled ‘blog prompt’…I figured maybe I’d find something to get me going. I clicked on the first site, didn’t like the prompt, so I clicked ‘next prompt’. Didn’t like that one either. Clicked ‘next prompt’ again. After 7 or 8 discarded prompts I decided that I wasn’t doing it right.

So instead I’m posting about nothing. Because I’m home sick, and I feel like crap, and that’s what I’ve got.

October 13, 2009 at 6:45 pm Leave a comment

Pet Peeves

I’d say I’m fairly laid back. Not much really ruffles my feathers, and I didn’t think I really had any pet peeves.

Well, I do.

It drives me up a wall when people stand in the doorway talking to whomever is in the office or wherever. It’s a doorway. People walk through it. Until you decided to stand there and block it, that is.

October 9, 2009 at 11:30 pm 2 comments

Lemonade Cake

So this isn’t winter food. It would be *great* for a summer dessert. But I made it last week anyway.

This is the recipe on the back of the Betty Crocker lemon cake box…

Lemonade Party Cake

1 box lemon cake mix

water, vegetable oil, and eggs called for on cake mix box

1/2 can (12 oz. size) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed (3/4 C.)

3/4 C. powdered sugar

1 container fluffy white frosting

yellow colored sugar, if desired

1. Set out the lemonade concentrate to thaw. (OK, the box doesn’t say this, but I forgot to do it.)

2. Preheat oven to 350. Make cake as directed; cool 15 minutes.

3. Stir together lemonade concentrate and powdered sugar. (Here’s where I went wrong. Well, not really. I mean, I did this. Only I used the entire can of lemonade concentrate because I apparently missed the detail of only needing half the can. It was super lemony and really moist, so I’m sticking with a full can from here on out.) Poke top of warm cake every 1/2 inch with long-tined fork (a regular dinner fork worked fine for me), wiping occasionally to reduce sticking. Drizzle lemonade mixture evenly over top of cake. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or until chilled.

4. Spread frosting over top of cake. (Seriously, that fluffy stuff is the BEST.) Sprinkle with sugar. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Edit: My parents thought it was a little too lemony, so I’m going to try it with the half a can the recipe calls for next time.

October 5, 2009 at 9:39 pm Leave a comment


The other day one of my friends from college posted on FB that she wasn’t feeling well. The next day, she said she thought she had strep so she was going to the doctor. I sent her a message asking for her address…I had just made a batch of the aforementioned Chicken & Wild Rice Chowder so I thought I’d take some over to her.

Thursday was my first double-digit run…10 miles. It was about 53 degrees and raining. Fabulous. I also had impending darkness to contend with, so I needed to start my run by 4:30. Well, because I ran the soup over to my friend, I wasn’t out the door until about 5:00. It was pouring on my way home from the soup delivery, but when I left for my run…no rain. I got drizzled on for a mile or two on the run, but nothing major. After I got home, it started pouring again.
Karma. It’s a powerful force.

(And that 10 miles, after my 9 the previous weekend on some crazy hills, was almost a piece of cake. It wasn’t that easy…maybe it was like two pieces of cake. Carrot cake. I’m not wild about carrot cake. It’s like cheesecake – cheese and sugar don’t belong together. I know, I’m a freak. But they don’t. Same with vegetables. Vegetables and sugar don’t mix.)

October 3, 2009 at 11:46 am Leave a comment


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