Monthly Archives: August 2011

Very Good Things

This week I’m grateful for:

  • Andrés
  • Delicious homemade Coconut Quick Bread
  • Chewy Runts
  • Our new (to us!) ‘07 Toyota Camry
  • Peach milkshakes
  • Our new fireproof safe
  • Baking two loaves of friendship bread
  • “You’ve helped me become a better person.”
  • Healthy fruit & veggie smoothies
  • Midnight adventures in Southeast, soundtracked by Tribe
  • “TITTY LOVE!”
  • Massive amounts of sour cream & onion Pringles
  • Celebrating my dad’s 58th birthday
  • The little yellow house
  • Pumpkin ice cream
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Hurricanes!

In honor of Irene, the pyschobitch ex-girlfriend of the East coast who’s about to reach back like a pimp & slap-a-ho, I thought I’d post about hurricanes. Glass hurricanes. Particularly, how lazy/cheap people like me can decorate the shit out of a table, mantle, or counter top using a glass hurricane.

Glass hurricanes filled with split peas! Super cheap.

Glass hurricanes filled with candy corn. Very festive & cheap.

Wine corks! Brilliant. I could amass that many in like… a weekend. On it!

Autumn is coming! Gather artifacts of the changing season, shove them in there with a candle. WUH-LA

This is very fancy. I imagine fancy people doing fancy things with these all around.
But it’s also cheap & easy, so go steal a few sprigs from your neighbor’s tree & start feeling fancy. I’ll wait.

Andrés is going to be gone much of tomorrow for the Jets preseason game, so I’m going to brave the wind & rain to pick up some glass hurricanes, candles & fillers.

PS: Michael’s, Target, Walmart all have similar hurricanes. I’m going to Michael’s.

Very Good Things

This week I’m grateful for:

  • Andrés Felipe
  • Booking our stay at The National Harbor for Labor Day weekend
  • New perfumes: Eternal Return & Walking in the Air 
  • Grilled salmon burgers with homemade tartar sauce
  • New Ikea Ransby gray duvet (for our future king sized bed!)
  • Baking brownies for my friend’s birthday
  • Showering together spontaneously
  • Gchatting with Andrés while we’re at work
  • Watching our way through season 5 of Dexter
  • Making it through dinner
  • Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
  • Leaving work early
  • Magical Rubens & brown bread ice cream at an irish pub
  • Getting a head start on Christmas presents
  • Shopping for a new car, a family car
  • “Dark orgasm.”
  • Making an epic pot of chili

Very Good Things

This week I’m grateful for:

  • AFV ♥♥♥
  • Oatmeal scotchies
  • Bruises for all the right reasons ;)
  • Onion & chive dip
  • Communicating
  • Reading blogs like novels, from the beginning
  • Mid-week margaritas
  • Football is back!!!
  • Giving blood
  • Baking Nutella cupcakes
  • Purchasing our tickets for Colombia in February
  • “Where did THAT come from?”
  • Chinese takeout (LOTS of crab rangoon)
  • My boyfriend’s steel-plated backbone
  • Stuffing ourselves full of Mexican food & queso blanco
  • Skyping with my sisters for hours
  • “Where ya goin’, watcha doin’?”
  • Baking two gigantic loaves of friendship bread

Very Good Things

This week I’m grateful for:

  • Bubba ♥
  • Surprise visit from my dad at my office
  • “ytfb.”
  • New huge Nalgene bottles
  • Cooking with our new cast iron skillet
  • More Dexter marathons
  • My new rainbow umbrella
  • Making a friendship bread starter
  • Eating my weight in white peaches & cherries
  • Getting my Mac fixed (it’s so fast!)
  • Early morning cuddles
  • Homemade guacamole
  • Afternoon sunshowers
  • Quality time with Andrés’ family
  • Healthy key lime pie milkshakes for breakfast
  • Skyping with my sister for hours