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Anniversary Leave

Our 2nd anniversary is on Memorial day, so I probably won’t be posting until Tuesday.
Today was warm, really warm – we might put in our AC soon – although now it’s drastically cooling down and we’re under a severe thunderstorm watch, so I’m almost shivering. I didn’t paint anything today, but I did exercise and play with my hair (which should be an art of it’s own, really, because the most creative I usually get with it is pigtails, ponytails or hats). I made a weird side braid that I then attempted to twist into the rest of my hair to make a bigger braid. It didn’t last long in my greasy hair, but it was kind of fun, I’ll have to play with that a little bit more.

I’ve been working my way through some of the programs on Your Shape for the Kinect and well…..my muscles are working I think, found some I didn’t know I had. I feel good even though I’m in a little bit of pain and my legs feel like jello. I like that there are programs and routines and whatever that take place over time, and that I can mix it up if I want to – they even have things for getting bikini ready, which I haven’t downloaded yet (I don’t have enough points or something?) but I would like to, sometime, after I work through the beginner levels and into the other slightly more intense programs. Right now I’m just sort of trying to get through the easy stuff.
I’m hoping that all the walking and sit ups and working out I’ve been good about since March will pay off soon, but my hormones are all nuts so I’ve actually gained 4 pounds instead of losing. I hope they figure themselves out soon, or I might look into donating them (if that were ever a thing). I feel like the medical procedures I make up should exist and have no harmful side-effects, but alas…
I also made soup today, which was fine until I couldn’t lift the pan with rue-d veggies without hurting my list and had a breakdown in which I swore off cooking ever again. I can only take so much of it, and then I flip. I’ve cooked more in the last month than I have in a lonnnng time and I started getting stressed. It smells good though, I feel like I should take another long break, but I don’t know. We need to eat, and I don’t want to eat out all the time, and frozen stuff is only so good when neither of us feel like cooking. I like it when Alex cooks. ^.^
Anyway, all that to say, I (probably) won’t be around till Tuesday. Have a great Memorial Day everyone!

I need sun! (and also, dinner adventures)

Today was just one day in a string of dismal, misty, cold, wet, days. Unfortunately, it’s not the last either – although at the moment the weekend is looking a little brighter. Needless to say, it’s taken it’s toll on me. I’m not used to this much lack of sun. I feel like winter hasn’t ended yet even though it’s been in the 40’s and 50’s. So today I was lethargic. I didn’t end up painting or doing all that much. I did one interesting though, in hopes of brighter days ahead. I took all my shirts and all my jeans and all my jackets and scarves and hats and put them together in ways that I *hope* I’ll remember to wear them this summer and maintain a look of artistic cuteness as opposed to this-shirt-was-at-the-top-of-my-drawer-and-it-matched-ness.
I get tired of how I feel in my clothes – I feel like I should probably put a little more thought into it than I currently do, because I want to look and feel good about myself in what I’m wearing. Hopefully this will help, and I can always do it again if I need to.
The other, slightly less interesting thing I did was make dinner. I got Alex hooked on this version of Shepherds pie I made up a few weeks ago.  Mostly because I made an inside gravy/sauce thing.
Which is roughly this:

1/4 c water
1/2 packet beef bullion
1/2 tsp cornstarch
3-4 drops worcester sauce
season to taste (or smell)

(I used a little more water this time, because I made more filling). Basically I just eyeball it to make sure all the meat/peas/corn are coated and then I put in some cornstarch so it’s not all watery.
I also cheat and use Bob Evan’s mashed potatoes that I microwave for 6 minutes and then put on top.
Tada!
/this has been dinner adventures with Kiery, tune in next time.

Infographic

I need someone to make an infographic of all the vitamins and things you need to have every day and what kinds of food to find them in, that way I can look at it and figure out how to make food that has all of it in there. Something that I could draw lines between to make a meal would be super fun. I really wish I remembered the things from my nutrition dvds in highschool…
Also, an info graphic on how to adjust my eyes and nose to cat hair would be cool too. I don’t think the weather outside is helping at all either. It’s too cold and wet to open the windows for long. I did just sweep up though, so I probably got some more furs on me. It’s nothing unbearable though, just not used to it yet. Tonks is so worth it though, he’s adorable.

sidebar: I did some more screenwriting in my office on my comfy futon. I think I’m going to finish the dishes and paint to Harry Potter, and if there’s time, do some questing in Northrend before I finish the laundry and go grocery shopping. (Dinner adventure consists of applebees because we already ate the tasty salisbury steak for lunch).

Dinnner

Been cooking a little more off and on, I suspect I’ll probably be cooking more often this week and or least until Alex isn’t working late as much.
Today I made hamburgers because our tomato was going bad – I made the last of our natural frozen fries and added carrots for some crunchy vitamin A or whatever it is.
I need to go grocery shopping…
We had leftovers for lunch, and we’ll probably have the left over casserole that my mother in law sent us home with tomorrow (THANK YOU!).
/this has been dinner adventures with Kiery. Tune in next time.