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Remember that time I said I was going to, like, post more? I'm a big fat liar. :( LOL Work has been hell lately. It could be muuuuuch worse, but I'm just super frustrated right now and scheduling is a fucking nightmare when everybody has at least 1 other job AND goes to school. One of mine got a job from 11a-7p every weekend. Our latest weekend shift starts at 6. Weekends are REQUIRED, because of the nature of the business. So I am super pissed at the moment. It's only a temporary thing through Christmas, but it pisses me off nonetheless. I think she's still in her probationary period, so I could fire her if I needed to with no reason. Plus, she couldn't work Black Friday at my store because she had to go home and she is from a town about 2 hours from here. Ok, fine. So I let her have Black Friday off and I work it myself. Well, it turns out this other job she got? Yeah, they were training her on Black Friday. It's in the same town my store is in. Sooo... apparently she didn't need to go home that damn bad. I am just so super pissed. Grrrr.

Anyway... I got a KitchenAid stand mixer today as an early Christmas gift from my BFF. It's so absurdly amazing. I've named her Begonia. :) I am making Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies! So I am SUPER excited about those, being a fat kid.

Husband and kids abandoned me and went to Branson for the weekend with his parents for Thanksgiving. This year was harder than the last couple of years for some reason. I think I might go with them next year, and stop giving a shit if the store bursts into flames the second I leave city limits. I need a vacation! Or a dog. For the first time in awhile, I have a completely free evening. No obligations. I could do anything I wanted. So, I'm probably going to gorge on those cookies like a fat fat and watch "Elf" off of my DVR. LOL I live a wild and crazy life. LOL

Snickerdoodles

A friend was talking about making sugar cookies today, and it got me craving them. Only... my husband saw I was making them and beggggged for snickerdoodles. So I'm making You Guessed It! I am trying to bake away my stress again... With varying degrees of success. LOL I am doing a little experiment and substituting maple dip mix (essentially maple powder and sugar) for the cinnamon sugar and making mapledoodles. :)

Today was a good day. The warm cinnamon smell from the kitchen only improves my mood. Hoping to keep the giant stress ball orbiting, not landing.

Oy!

It makes it really hard to roast a chicken when the damn thing is still frozen after being in your fridge for 2 days. I am not amused. *cue not amused face* See? So Chris made spaghetti (well, pasta, it was actually some little shell thing) and meatballs. It was yummy, but not the beer roasted chicken I had in mind. I guess I'll spend the evening mulling the recipe over in my head and try again tomorrow with a (hopefully) thawed chicken. I was going to make roasted potatoes, too. *pout* Now I'm just hungry. LOL I shouldn't be, I had sushi today and it was YUMMY. I'm usually full all day after sushi.

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Preparations Must Be Made!!

Ok, since I missed out on FNCCC this week, I am just going to post what I'm making for dinner. LOL At some point tonight (meaning when the chicken I asked Chris to take out of the freezer at 2 pm finally thaws, since it didn't make it out of the freezer till I got home at 5), I am making what we call Adventure Chicken (which I bake instead of grill because we don't have a grill) with Coconut Rice and Mmm Mmm Better Brownies No really, that's their name! lol Which Caty has already deemed to be "The bestest brownies ever!" after licking the bowl (and then hitting her sister with the spoon, getting her grounded to her room, but that's another post entirely).

Cataclysm Beta

I don't know how many on my friends list play WoW, but hubby got a Cataclysm Beta. OOOOOH SHINY!!! Just sucks that it's on his acct because the only class we have in common is druid and I suck at the druid. LOL I xferred a pre-made 85 shaman to the beta, but it's just not the same if it's not *my* shammy. And also because I kind of wanted to see the whole leveling process from 80-85. So I am playing his gimp druid (which he didn't bother to level professions on. Awesome. lol

I Warned Y'all

Remember in my "Hey, I'm back, I suck at blogging but here we go again" post a few days ago when I warned you that this would occasionally be a recipe blog? Well... a co-worker of mine does a version of the Food Network Chef Cookoff Challenge (or some combination of at least those letters, if not those exact words), where he picks a Food Network chef each week and whoever (whomever?) is participating picks a recipe from that chef and prepares it to the best of their ability. And, given that one of my major stress relievers is cooking/baking (which is funny considering one of my biggest stress points is my weight lol), I plan to start participating. I'm a bit too late for this week, which is fine with me b/c it's Pat and Gina Neely week and, well, nothing on their recipe list looked good. LOL But... next week... IT'S ON. I've been looking for an excuse to get more experimental with what I cook/bake, and this is the perfect excuse. Errr, reason. ;) Plus, it means I will blog about it. And make you hungry. (Sorry for that part in advance.)

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Caty funny

Caty told me earlier tonight that my soy rice snack things "smell like dog butts." LOL I asked her how she knew what dog butts smell like and she goes "Decozz (because) I haved Wags at Grammy's house!" so, in case you didn't know, all you need to do to know what a dog's butt smells like is visit one, one weekend a month and have somebody let you call the dog yours. haha

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Caty funny

Caty told me earlier tonight that my soy rice snack things "smell like dog butts." LOL I asked her how she knew what dog butts smell like and she goes "Decozz (because) I haved Wags at Grammy's house!" so, in case you didn't know, all you need to do to know what a dog's butt smells like is visit one, one weekend a month and have somebody let you call the dog yours. haha

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Awwwwwwww!

So when the girls were little, I used to make up little songs about them and use their name in them. One of Ella's, I made up the day my BIL dropped her at a waterpark to calm her down while they did a cat scan at the hospital. And I used to sing it to her all the time, but haven't sung it to her in probably close to 3 years. She was laying in bEd tonight and sang it back to me, verbatim. I was blown away. She very nearly made Momma cry!! I love that kid so much.

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Awwwwwwww!

So when the girls were little, I used to make up little songs about them and use their name in them. One of Ella's, I made up the day my BIL dropped her at a waterpark to calm her down while they did a cat scan at the hospital. And I used to sing it to her all the time, but haven't sung it to her in probably close to 3 years. She was laying in bEd tonight and sang it back to me, verbatim. I was blown away. She very nearly made Momma cry!! I love that kid so much.

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