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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter to you

Hello and Happy Easter everyone! I just wanted to drop in and wish you all a fantastic day! I hope your day is filled with joy, laughter, people you love, chocolate and brunch!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Coloring Easter eggs isn't just for kids!

I know what you're thinking - what's Jamie doing posting something on a Saturday? Actually, you're probably not thinking that, just me. But I felt like sharing my excitement from last night. Other than spending the afternoon shopping with my mom - that was awesome too. But today, I'm talking about eggs. I'm 24 years old and in those years, there's probably only two years that I didn't color eggs. One being the time when I was only 3 months old. The other being a couple of years ago when I just didn't find the time. This year was extra special, however, because I have never hard boiled eggs before. Yes, I always had my mom do that part for me. Hey, milk being a kid as long as you can folks! Thankfully, my eggs turned out "perfect" according to the man who actually eats the eggs. He ate two, in case you wonder about the missing spots in the egg carton. Also, ignore the fact that I didn't take a single photo while we were actually coloring the eggs. I get far too into the process to be concerned with silly things like documentation. Moving on.
Boil them suckers first. Lay them in a single layer in a large pot. Cover with water about an inch or two above the eggs. Add a splash of vinegar and a sprinkling of salt into the water {I didn't measure, but I'd say I used about a tablespoon or two of vinegar and between 1/2 and 1 teaspoon of salt}. Bring to a boil on high heat. Remove from the heat when the water starts boiling, turn the heat down to low and place the pot back on the burner. Simmer for one minute on low. Remove from heat, cover and let sit for 12 minutes. After the 12 minutes are up, remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and place into a bowl of ice water for a few minutes to cool. Then move onto the coloring. Or put them in the fridge or eat them. Whatever. 
We used a Paas kit. My eggs are on the right, his on the left. 
Personalized eggs because I love our family. And the Cowboys. Especially Jason Witten.
Gradient with a heart and our wedding date on it. Because again, I care and stuff. 
Adam really loves Green Lantern and unique color combinations. 
He doesn't like our family as much, clearly ;)

And with that, I wish you a happy Easter tomorrow. Eat chocolate, find some eggs hidden by that sneaky Bunny and thank Jesus for saving you. And also, thank him for the chocolate and the eggs. And the chocolate eggs. Those things aren't the most important things in the world... but they are still important.

Friday, April 18, 2014

I'm not prepared.

I'm not prepared for anything today. Or this weekend/next week in general. Monday, there will be a long post explaining why this particular weekend sneaking up on me isn't something I am very happy about. I am going to do my very best to enjoy the next few days and pretend that I can't remember where I was or what I was doing a year ago. I'm going to spend today with my mom, shopping and laughing and having a good time. Tomorrow, I'll have a long day of working followed by a much needed night out with good friends. On Sunday, I will wake up earlier than I want to {really though, church at 6:30am? Who planned this?} to go to church with Adam and his family, followed by a delicious brunch {champagne, holla!}. And then I'll come home and cook a {hopefully} delicious dinner and give Adam and Izzy their Easter baskets because that's just the kind of person I am. I just have to get the things to go in their baskets first. And the baskets themselves.

As you can see, I'm also pretty unprepared for blogland today. Even after yesterdays brain dump post, I still have about a bagillion things on my mind. So you have my sincerest apologies for not mentally being present today - but with any luck, an afternoon of hanging out with my mom should be just what I need to get out of this brain funk that I've been in. And if not, pouring it all out onto a blog page on Monday in addition to the mini road-trip that I'll be taking that day should be enough to help clear the majority of it from my head and make my heart feel a little lighter.

Until then, have a fantastic Easter weekend and I hope that Bunny brings you all the Reese's eggs and Jelly Beans that you can handle.

Linking up with Whitney

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Let's play catch up;

It's time for a brain dump of a post. Partly to catch you up on what's been happening around here. Partly because I'm having trouble organizing all of my thoughts into one subject and rather than try to force myself to pick one, I think it's best to just roll with them all. So let's do this thing. 

+ Remember how Spring was finally here last week? It snowed on Monday and Tuesday. I'm not yet convinced that it won't still be snowing in July. Mother Nature, you heartless bitch, I want to plant my garden!

+ And I also want warmer weather for cookouts and bonfires. And so I can make my own version of that delicious drink you see up there. That's the Watermelon Cooler from Chili's. Watermelon, lemonade and vodka... I've already got a trio of watermelon drink recipes planned out to make and share here. But I'd like warmer weather for it first!

+ Working has been interesting. In a lot of ways, it feels like I've never left. Except I'm still "training", so I won't be on my own until Saturday. Tonight, I actually have a three hour shift. Three. Hours. What am I going to do with that? Retail, man.

+ I did have a cashiering shift on Tuesday... and then on Wednesday I had a pain in my left wrist that I'm fairly certain is carpal tunnel. I'm not saying that my least favorite thing in the world caused it... I'm just saying I've never had this pain until I spent 8 hours on a cash register using that hand to scan things... {it has NOTHING to do with 5 years of retail and 10+ years of using a computer daily... nope}

+ The other day, I bought Frozen for myself Izzy. And then we snuggled and watched it that night. I really do love this movie. I didn't want to because it's the "cool" thing to do right now. But I really do understand the hype. And I hope they make Olaf Halloween costumes for dogs because that's what Izzy wants to dress up as this year ;)

+ Speaking of buying things, I also bought some things for the garden projects I'm dreaming of. Soon, I'll have a bird feeder and a bird bath that may go unused if it's still snowing in July... but I'll have them. 

+ Easter is this weekend. And it's one of those holidays that makes me anxious for the day we have kids running around this place. Don't get me wrong, I'll be making baskets for Adam, Izzy and my nephews and we will be coloring eggs... but there are so many fun, cute things that I want to do that just don't make any sense when it's just two adults and a pup. But someday, I'll be that crazy Pinterest mom. 

Now I'm off to get some work done around the house. My major work night doesn't start until 6:45, so I have all day to be productive. Or to catch up on blog reading.. whatever. Until next time...