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  1. January 5th - Spice creations, old glass jars and the pierogi disaster!

    by , 01-06-2009 at 10:28 AM
    I was going to write this before bed, but it slipped my mind. Therefore, you get the decaffeinated version this morning!

    Last night at around 8:30pm, I got this itching to make baharat spice rub. It's a spice mix that's used in many Middle Eastern recipes, mainly having to do with meat. DH and I have a soft spot for donairs, which are Lebanese in origin and are made in two ways across Canada: Halifax has their own version and the Western Canada part has theirs. There's a place near ...
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  2. And the rain, rain, rain, came down, down, down....

    by , 01-06-2009 at 10:22 AM (Nancy's Nook)
    Estimated amount of glucose used by an adult human brain each day, expressed in M&Ms: 250
    ~Harpers Index, 1989

    It is just pouring here. It's so dark and dreary that I am having a harder time than usual to get going.

    No dog park for us today. If it clears up, we'll go this afternoon but it will be a mud bath for Zippy.

    I think I'll bake a loaf of blueberry orange bread for the sweet bread challenge today and put it in the freezer for this
  3. 01/05/2009 - P.H.A.T. Chick Journal

    by , 01-06-2009 at 12:09 AM
    Didn't do well today. I was so discumbobulated from two weeks on vacation, I had a hard time getting myself to work AND remembering to do all the things I need to do to stay healthy.

    Didn't work out. Didn't drink enough water. Snacked on some cookies AND a handful of chips at work.

    Got home late and just felt like crawling up onto the futon and watching t.v. Watched a marathon run of "American Greed" and just told myself that today was a wash and I need ...

    Updated 01-06-2009 at 11:53 PM by madhen

    Fat Hen to P.H.A.T. Chick
  4. Budget done for Jan, Feb and March

    by , 01-05-2009 at 11:13 PM (a step in the right direction)
    Well Tonight I sat down, determined. Very determined. I wanted to get my budget set up so that we were debt free as of Feb 20th if not sooner. This does not include the mortgage, and student loans.

    I have a fairly good plan in place to get this done. I have written down every bill that we have what we are overdue, and got the payments put in so that the bills are up to date by January 30th.

    By the 20th of February we will have columbia house paid off (70 dollars) ...

    Updated 02-01-2009 at 11:45 AM by Gibs

    Finances - Personal
  5. January 5th

    by , 01-05-2009 at 10:35 PM
    Today was weigh in day: I lost 0.6 lbs. I have a feeling that next week will be better.

    Ate the LO Goulash for lunch today. Also, I had made some lime jello that I ate. I found that it's much cheaper to make the jello yourself and put into little 1/2 cup reusable containers.

    When I got home from work..late....I had to stay an extra 45 mins to get somethings done. We went to the Y and I did another 30 minutes on the Elliptical on the Interval setting.