Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Loki managed to find a nest of baby ticks and we have been removing about three each night for a week. And this is after a bath, and an application of flea/tick repellent. I finally went out and bought a whole bunch of anti-tick products including shampoo, repellent, and spray (for her bed). Hopefully we can finally get rid of them all. Sheesh!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
My sewing machine would often develop an annoying problem in the bobbin-holding device. Usually, I would take the bobbin device out of the machine and just put it back in place and everything would be back to normal. But today, no matter what I did, things never got better. Tomorrow I am going to take it to a repair shop and see how expensive it is to fix. Grr...
Monday, February 4, 2008
I made this bacon and garlic chive stir-fry today. Unfortunately, the only bacon I had in the house happened to be Maple-flavored bacon. I've already been very disappointed with the maple bacon (it doesn't taste very good, the maple flavoring is far too powerful and very "fake") but as I bought it from Costco and had about a pound of it in the freezer I decided to risk it. I actually boiled the bacon first to try to remove some of the maple flavoring, but it didn't work and the stir-fry wasn't as good as it should be.
Then, I've been using up some old Jello boxes in the pantry and discovered that I had accidentally bought some sugar-free raspberry Jello. It may only have 5 calories a serving, but it isn't very tasty.
And, I finished Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. I had a hard time with the nomenclature of the book (Ugly Town, littlies, New Pretties - although I do like Crumblies, hehe) and some of the science fiction at the beginning. But after getting into the book, I actually really enjoyed it. It's similar to the People of Sparks with its ideas of history and starting anew. And, like The City of Ember, it ended in basically a cliffhanger. Although, even more so in Uglies - I have to read the next in the series.