Sunday, January 27, 2008

It was supposed to get easier.....

It's been months since Tennis Guy ended things. The newness of the pain had subsided and slowly I started to get used to the idea of dating again. I still missed him, but it was getting easier.

Until tonight. I accidentally stumbled upon his blog. I was cleaning up old bookmarks and clicked on the link before deleting it. He's dating someone....and it all hurts again. Everyone I dates moves on and gets a new person so easily. I get nobody.


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Personal Day

I woke up this morning feeling kind of icky, I hadn't been feeling well last night and I knew I needed a few more hours of sleep to shake off the ickiness and prevent it from turning into the flu. I emailed work and told them I was taking a 1/2 day and caught up on my sleep.

I'm up now and comfy on the couch with Tivo....I feel better, but I have NO desire to get dressed and out the door to work. I'm thinking about being bad and taking the whole day off. The thought of being able to get stuff done around the house and staying in my Pjs is just too tempting.

I guess that's what they give you personal days for!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Girls Night In

I had some girls over for wine and fondue last night and it was a great time. We watched the Giants win in OT and had a great time laughing and joking around. See for yourself!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Anyone know any good disquises?

The kind ladies at The Active Academic have allowed (non-academic) me to join their fitness challenge. I've had my ups and downs this month, but finding out that they built a brand new branch of the New York Sports Club in my neighborhood has been very motivating and I was hoping that having a gym so close would be the answer to my work-out woes.

I've been going to the new gym regularly and was really loving it....until last night.

As this gym is less than a month old, I haven't gotten the layout down yet. Last night I forgot my water bottle so I had to do my workout sans hydration. After I was done I hunted around for the water fountain. After I got my drink I headed back to what I thought was the women's locker room....

except it wasn't. I had wandered into the MEN'S locker room! I was SO embarrassed (as were the men I walked in on I'm sure!) and now I'm scared to go back!!

Maybe I should pull a Britney and go back, but wear a wig.....

Monday, January 14, 2008

I DID IT!!!!!!

As of today I am completely free and clear of ALL debt. I'd been carrying a balance on my credit card for awhile now and I finally paid every single cent off!


Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Meet the Newest Member of the Kai Family.....

His name is Sony and he makes me want to come home every night to him.

Monday, January 07, 2008

I Made Brussels Sprouts...and Ate Them!

I finally got a chance to try out the Brussels Sprout recipe I found at Cleaner Plate Club
who found it here. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself eating brussels sprouts and will probably make this again. The hardest part is remembering to save some wine for this recipe! Here it is for your enjoyment!

Hashed Brussels Sprouts with Poppy Seeds and Lemon
Inspired by The Union Square Café Cookbook

About 1 ¼ lbs Brussels sprouts
1 ½ Tbs fresh lemon juice
2 Tbs olive oil
1 medium garlic clove, minced
1 Tbs poppy seeds
¼ cup white wine
¼ tsp salt

Cut the stems from the Brussels sprouts and remove any blemished leaves. When all the sprouts are trimmed, you should be left with about 1 pound total. Halve each sprout lengthwise, and slice each half into thin slices, about 1/8 inch thick; or, alternatively, hash them in a food processor fitted with the slicing disc attachment.

In a large bowl, toss the hashed Brussels sprouts with the lemon juice.

In a large skillet or sauté pan, warm the olive oil over high heat, almost to the smoking point. Stir in the hashed sprouts, garlic, and poppy seeds. Add the wine, and cook for about 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly, until the sprouts are bright green and lightly softened but still barely crunchy. Reduce the heat to low, season with salt, and cook for 1 minute more. Remove the pan from the heat, and serve.

Yield: About 4-6 servings.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Yum Yum!

Just made this chicken and broccoli recipe tonight and it was SO good (and easy!). I think I got it from Real Simple Magazine, but I'm not sure.

Chicken and Broccoli
3 -4 chicken breasts
1 crown of broccoli
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tsp grated ginger
olive oil

Cut chicken into strips. Heat in pan with a little olive oil. Cook until chicken is done. Drain any excess oil from pan.

Combine brown sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce and ginger in bowl, whisk to combine.

Add sauce and broccoli into the pan with the chicken and heat until broccoli is tender.

Serve over rice.

This was SO yummy, fast and used ingredients I almost always have on hand. I'll definitely make this again, especially on those nights when I'm craving takeout.