Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Breakfast time

I don't really like eating breakfast. Yes, I know, the most important meal of the day. And I know it's necessary, my tummy would never ever make it to lunchtime quietly. So, I have found over the years found a few things I like. One favorite is a granola my mom used to make.

Mom's Granola

  • 6 cups oats

  • 2/3 cup honey

  • 2/3 cup oil (can use coconut)

  • 2/3 cup sunflower seeds

  • 2/3 cup shredded coconut

  • 2/3 cup slivered almonds

  • 2/3 cup raisens, cranberries, cherries (whatever you prefer)

Mix the first 3 in a large bowl. Spread onto a cookie sheet and bake at 325*
for 20 minutes, stirring once. Add the nuts, coconut and berries and bake 5 more
minutes. Spread out on newspapers to cool.

Pretty tasty and pretty filling!

Friday, May 13, 2011

You're hot then you're cold

Katy Perry's song lyrics could describe the temperature of my life lately. Yesterday we had a really nice summery warm May day- but I step into our apartment and it was HOT. Why again did we get an apt on the second floor? I opened windows, but I could feel the cool air staying on its side of the screen. I went to bed at 85 degrees and woke up to 72.

Then I come into my office and my numb fingertips can hardly type on the keyboard. I've got my sweater on, and a blanket wrapped around my legs! I wish I could bottle up this air and take it home with me. I have daydreamed about storming out of here, it's funny because at times I have really hated my job, but the only time I've considered actually quitting was because I was fed up with being freezing cold. Better not do that, then I'd just be sweltering at home...

Maybe I'd better invest in some fingerless gloves and break back into my winter gear for a hat!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

House Cleaning

Hubbs and I got a new vacuum last weekend. Fascinating news, I know. We had registered for one for our wedding, and got it. But despite my research and reviews readings- it was a hunk of junk. It actually blew dust out in front of it as it went, and spit wads of lint out the back. I was on the phone with them for half an hour and this vacuum person walked me through taking apart my vacuum and pulling out like an 8-inch clump of lint. Then said vacuum person said I could do this every 6 months. No thank you!

My mom has a Rainbow vacuum that she has had for 30 years. I already hate vacuuming, and wanted to get something quality that will last, and I don't have to waste time doing things twice. So now we are the proud owners of this fine specimen. Works amazing.

Now if we can just get around to using it more than our once per month usual, our house won't be so dusty! :)