Archives for January 2013

SimCity Beta First Impressions

Filed Under: Gaming, Gifs, Videos

The last time I played a SimCity game, I think the computer was running Windows 3.0 or something and I couldn't figure out the game. Cut me some slack...I was seven. SO there was a bit of a learning curve for me when I first started playing with the beta. I was very, very good at creating ...

Perfect Pork Chops with Red Wine and Mushrooms

Filed Under: Food and Drink, Recipes
Perfect Pork Chops with Red Wine and Mushrooms

Perfect Pork Chops with Red Wine and Mushrooms

100 Days School Project: The Owl Tree

Filed Under: Life
100 Days Owl School Project

Cara has attended 100 days of school. Mind officially blown. I'm not going to pull the whole, "MY BABY'S GROWING UP!!!" stuff. It's just weird, you know? Anyway, to celebrate the joyous day, the school is having all of the kids make displays with 100 things so they can all count them or something. It's educational! ...

Diary Entry 1.24.13

Filed Under: Diary, Gifs
Matron's Diary

Today I meet my new shrink for the first time. This visit is most likely more needed than me continuing with talk therapy. Hell, I only went to that because Tucker suggested I talk to someone before I went off my old medication. I've been off those long enough now that I'm definitely back to baseline. And ...

Cara Has Pneumonia

Filed Under: Gifs, Life

So yesterday turned out to be more of an adventure than I had planned. Shortly after I posted about Cara getting up at the ass crack of dawn, the nurse at Cara's school called me. She thought I should come pick up Cara since Cara was "yawning a lot and was shivering." The nurse said Cara's ...

It Was the Moon Not the Sun AKA Cara Needs To Learn Moar Astronomy and Not Wake Us All Up

Filed Under: Gifs, Life

I shared this picture on Facebook yesterday: Science is cool and planets and other celestial bodies make me happy. What doesn't make me happy? Cara running into our bedroom at 4:30 this morning screaming, "Wake up, Mommy and Ollie! The sun's coming up! Wake up!" Go back to the image above and read #1. They should have included (in parenthesis) ...

Recipe: Homemade Instant Pancake Mix

Filed Under: Recipes, Videos
Homemade Instant Pancake Mix

Facebook All-In-One for Dummies Review

Filed Under: Book Related, Gifs, Reviews/Giveaways

Facebook is everywhere now and just about everyone I know "in real life" has taken the plunge and signed up--including my mom and father in law [Hi, guys!]. Though it's become this integral part of most of our lives, there's always more to learn. Things I bet you didn't even know you wanted to know--like "Hiding ...

Easy Chocolate Yogurt Cookies Recipe

Filed Under: Food and Drink, Recipes
Easy Chocolate Yogurt Cookies

I'm not a big fan of sweets or chocolate; bacon and ribeyes are my idea of comfort food. Something tells me my "girl card" is in danger of being revoked. But I could eat these cookies all day long. They're a little crisp around the edges and gooey in the middle and are heaven when they're ...

Modern Version of the Ole Piggy Bank: Virtual Piggy

Filed Under: Gifs, Reviews/Giveaways
Virtual Piggy

One of the things we've struggled with when it comes to Cara is her idea that money is "free"...as in it comes from the money gods in the sky or something. A way we've been trying to teach her the finite quality of money is by having Cara put her money in her piggy bank. How's ...

She Was Sick and Maybe Still Is

Filed Under: Life
Sick japanese dolls

There was a simplicity to life before Cara started kindergarten that I couldn't fully appreciate until now. Before kindergarten, I never had to worry about notarized permission slips or a report card with a declining score. If one of the kids got sick--which was a rarity--then the day went along like any other day except the ...

Personal Sized Crustless Quiche Recipe

Filed Under: Food and Drink, Recipes
Personal Sized Crustless Quiche Recipe

One of the many things I stressed about as I was preparing myself for Cara to start kindergarten was breakfast. I wanted her to eat something more than sugary cereal--which I worried wouldn't keep her full--but I didn't want to have to wake up any earlier than absolutely necessary. Enter make ahead and freeze breakfast stuff.