I took my kitten to the vet to get spayed this morning. That's about all I did. Good news though, fever is FINALLY gone! I got some work to do tonight, that's for sure!
Fevers suck. But I did unload the dishwasher and start a new load going. And I cleaned my vacuum. Took off all removable parts (except the brush area) and really rinsed them out (the hose was SO gross). I did that before I went to bed. I did not work out because you shouldn't do that with a fever. The filter needs to sit out until it completely air dries, so no vacuuming tonight. Oh well, I'm so sad about that.
Other than that I'm just resting so I can beat this before Valentine's Day gets here! Hubster said his gift to me is seeing if he can get the weekend off and we'll stay in together. We could really use it, we always spend his weekends off with family/friends - we need some good solid us time :) And Red Lobster ALWAYS makes me happy :D
Soooo sick, so gross, blech.
Sorry I didn't post yesterday, by the time we got home from church I just went to bed. The sicky-ness I had a few days ago came back full-force. I try to stay away from medications, but I gave in a few hours ago and took some generic day-quil. I did get SOME things done, just none house related.
Night before this night - I did laundry, woo!
This night: I worked on a super secret project, yay!
I also did the workout, even though I shouldn't have.
I also did some major financial work and we've now consolidated our debt.
All non-student loan debt will be gone in 10 months and we're saving over $1000 in interest (It's only a 6k debt) by consolidating. If you have a lot of "little" debts with high interest rates, you have a solid income, you have a great credit score, and you're wanting to put more than the minimum payment down - look into your options for consolidation. We went the peer-to-peer lending route and it's working out great. We're already fully funded, I just need to confirm the bank account and we're looking at a 12% APR compared to 21%. Bam! I like our lender because there's no pre-payment penalties and the "fee" was significantly less than other options such as balance transfers. Balance transfers wouldn't work for us because the cards we used are in my name, and the income is in my husbands (under new-ish lending laws, the individual NOT household income is used to determine credit eligibility, so I can't get a new CC). Balance transfers need to have the same named cardholder. Also, it wasn't a good option for us. Also, installment loans are a "higher quality" of credit and look better on credit scores than a CC.
Sorry for the totally crappy writing today, I'm just so sicky. BLARGH.
Okay guys, I had a pretty good night! Today I:
Carved a pineapple (SO. GOOD.)
Ate like, a ton of it.
Still had enough for 7 days worth of fruit mixes for Hubster's lunches PLUS two smaller containers for me ;)
Assembled 7 fruit mix cups for Hubster's lunches.
Made a fruit smoothie using Coconut Milk, Strawberries that were overripe, frozen pear slices, and agave nectar - so good.
Did the load of laundry we accumulated.
Researched juicing and decided I'll just use a blender and do smoothies!
And I made two delicious bagel, egg, cheese, and bacon sammiches for Hubster and myself :)
I had fun with the fruit prep because my bunnies LOVE getting a little taste of pineapple (2Tbsp each is a max serving, but it's great for their digestion) and adore the strawberry tops and leaves. They're so cute.
Cats can have a little bit of pineapple too, but neither of mine were interested. They were so cute when I offered it, though!
Well, we're off to bed early because we have dinner with family tonight! Ciao!
I completed our taxes. WOOHOO! We wanted to get ahead in the game so we can get our return faster and put it all on the house debt, yay. I miss the days when it meant shopping sprees for new seasonal clothing and house things. Adulthood sucks sometimes, guys.
I also did the dishes, which desperately needed doing.
I finalized the meal plan and drafted up the shopping list.
I'm heading to the bank after this and going grocery shopping.
I'm cooking up a bunch of chicken in the crock pot, some for tonight and some for freezing/later in the week.
I also held my cat, who unfortunately went into heat (her spay appointment is on the 12th). Poor thing is so uncomfortable. I held her like a baby in a computer chair rocking her back and forth until she fell asleep. Does this make a totally crazy cat lady? Wouldn't you want to comfort your pet? I'm questioning my sanity, but that's okay! Poor baby kitty.
Anyway, I need to get presentable for the real world now. Ciao!
Sorry this is a day late, but I didn't need to go to the store yet so I didn't!
Here's the game plan for this week.
Thursday: Pizza Hut
Friday: Mac N' Cheese with Turkey Sandwich
Saturday: Dinner with family
Sunday: Shredded Chicken Tacos/Burritos things
Monday: Chicken Salad Club Sandwiches
Tuesday: Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Also trying a breakfast recipe:
Breakfast: Crustless Ramekin Quiche
Friday's Mac N' Cheese with Turkey Sandwich
No one should need instructions for this!
Sunday's Shredded Chicken Tacos/Burritos things
Cook rice according to instructions on box/packet.
Warm the tortillas and top with meat, cheese, salsa, sour cream, lettuce, and rice!
Monday's Chicken Salad Club Sandwiches
Tuesday's Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Add some of the wing sauce to chicken to coat and be absorbed.
Cover crust with wing sauce and half your cheese.
Cover the pizza with your chicken!
Add the rest of your cheese.
Spring with Oregano all over top.
Cook per the instructions on the pizza crust.
Serve with sauce on the side for dipping!
We use a box mix plus add 1lb of our own meat like ground beef or chorizo (we'll be using ground beef this time). You could just as easily add chicken or egg.
Breakfast's Crustless Quiches
I've never tried anything like these, so this is me expanding my horizons.
Bring a pot of water to boil and blanch broccoli, drain well and chop roughly.
Whisk eggs, milk, salt, pepper, thyme, and nutmeg.
Put cheese and broccoli (or w/e fillings you're using) into the ramekin.
Gently ladle the egg mixture into ramekins, fill about 3/4 way.
Bake 30-40 minutes until tops are golden brown.
Emptied all the trash cans for Hubster to take out.
Read 1/3 of my book.
Played with my kitties.
Picked up a bunny mess.
Cuddled the bunnies.
Went to edit my product review videos and realized I have to scrap all of them, ugh. So now I need to re-film those. Woohoo!
Did my exercises. Guys, Triceps Dips are NOT okay.
Hey everyone, so these adorable cupcakes are just delicious! They are by no means my own creation, you can find variations on these all over the internet, but here is how I did mine! So here we go!
You will need
1 box cake mix (or you know, whatever you want to do to make the cupcake)
1 Small box Jello mix (I suggest strawberry!)
Frosting of your choice (I suggest it be white in color)
1 bag mini marshmallows (Again, white gives the best look)
Various colored sugars of your choosing (Pastels are generally recommended)
Scissors (for cutting marshmallows)
Aluminum covered cupcake pan (look at the pics - keeps your pan clean)
Something to get your icing on the cupcake (like a knife or bag with a cut corner)
Small bowls/ramekins or baggies (1 for each colored sugar)
A large spoon (as in soup spoon/tablespoon)
How 'bout that Super Bowl, eh? I'm so mad the Seahawks let the Broncos score. I don't really care about either team, but a blow out in the Super Bowl would have been hilarious. Oh well.
We had nachos that were "okay."
The cupcakes were Great!
I did a load of dishes.
I put away tons of laundry, but I'm not done yet.
I took a nap, I've been super tired lately.
I finished watching one of my fav mommy bloggers (now I'm all caught up!)
And that's about it. Not super productive, but not horrible either ;)
Here's some pictures of my cupcakes! I need to do a post on how to make them.
Today I baked and baked and baked. We have a mini jello cake and 15 cupcakes (some are jello cupcakes, some are regular). It's the super bowl tonight, wootwoot! I don't follow pro football, but I love any excuse to party and bake things :)
I also did two or three loads of laundry, but they haven't been put away yet.
We both did our exercises. Yuck.
I started the meat for nachos in the slow cooker (when I made the meal plan I forgot about the Super Bowl so this is a last minute substitution!).
I unloaded the dishwasher and filled it up again with what dirty dishes we have. It doesn't need to be started yet.
So, I'm also sorry to say I wasn't a huge fan of the loose meat sandwiches, but that method of preparing the meat for freezing is nice! I'll write more on that later.