Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sick, yet Spring-like

First, I put a bunch of new items on my Etsy shop!  I'm liking this direction of fun images on greeting cards and prints, so expect more like this!

This week's post is not that exciting; I've been slightly ill basically all week and didn't take many photos. :(
I'll add that one thing I didn't document: the herb bread I almost brought to book club (before deciding I was too sick to go to book club). I mixed dried basil, oregano, thyme, and garlic powder into my bread dough before rising it.  REALLY good, and a super easy way to make your own "fancy" bread!

Also, the pizza experiment is wrapping up; it's harder to continuously eat pizza for a month than it is a whole cookbook full of Indian recipes. I'll just say that it's not helping me LOSE any weight, either, ha!


Friday, February 12, 2010

Aren't they getting tired of pizza by now?

Not yet! Our pizzas are delicious and not that unhealthy! Hmm, looking at these photos, it appears that all I do these days is cook and garden.  That's about right.  On to the photos:

I took the daffodil photo this morning in the rain! However, the sun is out now and it's getting up to 60 today, so I'm going to eat lunch and get out there! Happy weekend!

Friday, February 5, 2010

February is PIZZA MONTH!

I just wanted to clarify that A. and I are attempting to make pizza every night this month, which is why you'll see lots of pizza photos!  Last year I dubbed February "Indian food" month and tried to cook it every day.  I learned a lot of techniques that have stuck with me!  So hopefully after this, we will be able to cook perfect pizza with ease.  We're mainly using the book Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day for the dough, which makes a nice small pizza, perfect for 2-person dinner and then a leftover lunch.  TEEN-AGE MU-TANT NIN-JA TUUUURTLES!  Pizza time!!!

On to the photos.


I was going to draw some comics from this week/last week, but my scanner isn't currently hooked up and I'm too lazy to futz with it, so I didn't even draw anything.  Pathetic, I know, but true.  So I will just describe something funny instead!  Last week I was picking up a library book I had on hold.  Now, with books on hold, you go to a special shelf where all the books are placed sort of sideways with receipts sticking out, and the receipt has the start of your last name really big, so you can find yours.  Usually I'm the only TULL amongst various TURNs and TEMPs and so forth.  But this last time, I found TULL, and looked at the book.  "Strange," I thought, "this is really thin.  I thought my book had 600 pages." I pull it out and it's "The Official Pokemon Handbook", complete with dazzling foil-sparkle pokemons all over it!  Ha ha, wow, wrong TULL today!  So I go to the next (bigger) book and it's called, "Stop The Thyroid Madness!" with this sassy lady on the cover putting her hand out and being all defiant.  Ha ha ha ha, still not me!  Next to that was my book, but it made me laugh.  I wonder if those were for the same other TULL or 2 different people.

Also this week: I worked on some Etsy shop ideas (though they are far from implementation, sorry!  it's slow going again, grumble), did Wii Fit Plus every day (!), have started obsessively watching Farscape with A. (it's great!), had fun at the greenhouse as usual, had a nice walk with Anita today, and tonight (since we never went for sushi and you do need a break from pizza occasionally) we are going to Indian food buffet!  I can barely wait; I love Indian food buffet!