Thank you for understanding where I was coming from in my last post… I’ve spent so many years being told that if something upsets me, I need to learn to just accept the fact that the world does not bow to my every whim. That’s a large part of why I tend to just keep it to myself when I’m upset! And some part of me does believe that I’m just overreacting, but, well, I’m sorry that things upset me even if they “shouldn’t.”
While I wasn’t considering giving up blogging altogether because of some thoughtless comment (because I don’t think it was intended maliciously, which is what might be the worst part of it), I did think about whether I ought to be posting pictures at all, if it’s going to open up the possibility of “repeat performances.” But then I decided that doing that would just be me allowing others’ actions to dictate my own, and I don’t want to do that. I’ll just be sure to stick to close-ups in the future, is all.
I don’t know about you, but I subscribe to the theory that when re-stocking a refrigerator or pantry, the newer items go in the back. This, to me, is common sense: you want to finish the old before beginning the new! However, my mom does not share this belief, because when she buys something new, she just puts it right in the front, and everything behind it just gets shoved to the very back. This usually results in my finding things about which I had forgotten, and which are either very near to, at, or past their expiration dates. Which is what happened a few days ago when I found a cup of Zensoy banana pudding in the refrigerator, dated 12/05/09. What to do? …
Overnight oats! It was … interesting. I think I prefer to make my overnight oats with yogurt.
This is actually particularly notable because it’s low-fat cottage cheese. Not out of any particular ambition on my part, I have to admit… I just couldn’t find fat-free cottage cheese! But since I could have just refused to buy any, I’ll consider it a good thing. And to get rid of the texture that makes me want to vomit, I pulverized 1/2 cup of cottage cheese in my mini food chopper with 1/2 cup of oats, three egg whites, Truvia and vanilla extract to make this:
I actually liked it! I was thrilled to pieces… I’ve been trying for years to find a way to make cottage cheese palatable! The only downside here is that it takes forever to cook. Especially for someone who usually makes pancakes in a microwave! (I can’t do that with this because we don’t have a dairy microwave.) Instead, I used a skillet that does not even have a heatproof handle… and, of course, I managed to burn my finger on it. I think I will be investing in a new skillet.
I don’t care if it sounds strange: from where I stand, applesauce and yogurt are a match made in heaven. Plus they’re cold, so it doesn’t matter to my prone-to-burning-my-tongue self that I had just defrosted the berries in the microwave.
Of course, as it is the weekend, here is another step in the Turtle Mountain Experiment:
After my experience with the Key Lime Pie Larabar, I was a bit wary of this flavor! I was glad that it didn’t taste like coconut, but I just found the whole “lime-flavor-in-ice-cream” thing to be a little weird. Not my favorite. Next.
The last picture is just because I was waiting in line to buy this and realized exactly how much sugar is in this… I nearly high-tailed it back to the freezer to get rid of it, but hey… it won’t kill me, if it hasn’t thus far… and besides, an experiment is an experiment, right?! That said, this was a bit too “bitter” for my taste buds. While I am nowhere approaching a chocoholic, I have always preferred dark over milk chocolate; but this was a bit too “dark-tasting.”
Orange Steaz; not bad, but the black cherry remains my favorite!
If Steaz says it, it must be true, right??
Yesterday’s mail brought something I’ve been waiting on for several days. (Okay, it wasn’t quite that simple… I had to make multiple calls to the post office, and I was actually a bitch to the clerk, which is so unlike me… but in my defense, she was giving me attitude first. And hey, it did get me my package, didn’t it?!)
The camera is used; the housing is new. I spent a few minutes playing around with the camera, and discovered that unlike my Canon, this camera does not actually have an underwater setting. Which begs the question: why did Olympus make an underwater housing for a camera that does not even have an underwater setting?? (It does, however, have a “cuisine” setting. I found this rather amusing.) I’m probably going to keep it, anyway; it will undoubtedly take better underwater pictures than the disposable cameras.
Something most unwelcome arrived for me in today’s mail, though: my tuition bill for the next semester. All I can say to this is ouch. And if I were taking more classes? Oh, my goodness. I don’t even want to think about it. 😦
My glass catfish have already vanished. I’d really like to install a security camera in there to find out what is going on!! But I went to the pet shop today to repace them, and the Resident Genius (that would be me) strikes again… the store apparently closes at 7.00, and for some reason, I was under the impression that they close at 9.00. I got there at 7.11. Sigh. There went half an hour that I could have spent working on my paper. Which, by the way, I have yet to do.
To end this epic post of randomness, I give to you my paw-print pajama pants. Tra, this is for you. :p
Have a beautiful Sunday!