Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What's Happening?

It has been pretty uneventful lately. Celebrated my 24th Birthday last week. It was great!! I got some beautiful Birthday card from some fellow employees but the best came from my boyfriend. The card was sweet on its own but then he wrote some really kind things in there. It really was the best thing he could have given me for my birthday. He recently quit his job so money has been pretty tight for a few especially since sending a swap package to Finland that cost 45.00. I am currently participating in 2 swaps. One that only has one package left to send out the other one is a Robin and you just participate in the ones you want to participate in. The Round Robin group is amazing. The people are so friendly and chatty I felt like I just fit right in. I totally belong there. Waiting on my second package to arrive from my Recession Swap it should be here in the next 4 days. I am so excited. Hoping I can keep up with everything financially since Walt is not working. I am just going to have to budget really well. I know he feels bad about not working but I am glad that he got out of there. Still trying to work on some Christmas knitting. Got some socks going for my mom and a scarf that I thought was for me but I may give away.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bi-Weekly Blog Questions & Strange Eat Habits?

So this weeks Bi-Weekly Blog Question was:
The weather outside where I live is starting to get cool, and autumn is truly here!!!
So, this week I am wondering ….
“What is your favorite cool weather recipe?”

Since I live in Florida cool weather doesn't really exist outside of my apartment. I mean occasionally it will get down to the 50s but that is about as cool as it gets here. Even though it does not tend to get cold often when it does I always have go to dishes. The first being Chili and grilled cheese sandwiches. Unfortunately, chili is the one thing I can never seem to make right so thank goodness for Walt and his yummy chili and I can handle the grilled cheese. Chili is also a sign that Christmas is right around the corner which mean yah!! I get to make Christmas dinner. Last year was the first year that we had people other than my family over, we also had Walt's family which opened up some new dish prospects. His SIL is a vegetarian so I had to take that into consideration with some of the dishes. I love to cook for Christmas. It is my favorite thing to do on Christmas aside from watching my neices open gifts because the still get such a kick out of it and watching the horror on my sister's face for purchasing certain gifts. Last year there were so many nerves associated with Christmas dinner. First being, cooking for people that I have never cooked for. Are they going to like my food? Do they like mushrooms? etc... Second being, how on earth are we going to shove 13 people into our tiny apartment we barely fit. However, everything turned out great. People raved about my food & everyone fit nicely. I love that I can go all out for Christmas and make as much food as my heart desires and be completely content in eating the leftovers for a week. On to other things:

So everyone seems to think I have strange eating habits. Not really what I eat but how I eat it. I just like my food a certain way. Good examples: Pizza Rolls, I like to squeeze all of the cheese and goodies out of the pastry shell and eat the shell first and then go back and eat the insides. The shell is my favorite part so I eat it first. Subway, I have to completely dismantle my sub. I take everything off (except lettuce, cheese, tomato) and place each thing in its own pile. Then I eat the sandwhich and then I eat each little group of food. It's like I can only eat one section of food at a time or group of food. If it is steak, potatoes, & peas. I eat the peas, then the potatoes, & then the steak. I don't think it is that strange just the way I like to eat things.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

So there you have it the contents of my swap package. It contained an adorable little sock notes book with different sections to put valuable information like favorite sock yarns, shoe..rather sock sizes, blogs, etc.... It also contained a little thing of soak which I have been dying to try but haven't yet so now I will have to. Some Alfajor Havanna chocolate which I had to look up because I had never heard of it. It is 2 cookies with caramel in the middle covered in chocolate. It was so difficult to not eat it before I got a chance to post. Some beautiful stitch markers. The cutest buttons ever!!! They had adorable little penguins on them. Last but definately not least a gorgeous skein of Malabrigo Yarn in Brillante. I can't wait to use it. Thank you so much!!!


Just got my first swap package today I am so excited. I actually left work for about an hour to go to the post office to pick up the package. Now I am trying really hard not to eat the yummy chocolate before I get the chance to get home and take some photos. My spolier is the BEST!! Not sure what to say other than YYYYEEEEAAAAHHHHH!!!! I will put up another post tonight with some pictures but had to share the news with everyone!