Monday, May 28, 2012

Key Lime Pie

After having key lime pie at Darling's Diner for my husband's birthday, I've concluded that it is my favorite pie variety and having been thinking about it since.

I looked at pinterest for different recipes and decided on Borden Brand's version since it was quick & simple.
Key lime pie success!

I used Nellie & Joe's key lime juice  (there is a pie recipe on their bottle, which I might try too) from Whole Foods and grated some non-key lime lime zest on top. Yummy.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


After my appointment yesterday, which focused on my shitty job search, I got fired up about my photography. My doctor is awesome and he's getting me to focus on, as he calls it, but I still feel funny saying it, "my passion for photography." He is trying to help me get a job (career) in photography. I appreciate his efforts. After my appointment, a trip to Barnes & Noble, and a stop at Kiwi frozen yogurt (tart yogurt, berries, pretzels and m&ms), I came home, attached a lens to the camera and starting taking photos in my dining room.

It felt good to actually take photos of things. I am constantly take mental photos in my mind: studying light, cropping images, zooming, etc. So, yesterday I focused on the everyday bits of my dining room, perhaps the most under used room in my house. I concentrated on not decorative items, but the pieces that have been in the house since its construction in the late 1930s. OK, one shot is of the crown moulding that didn't exist in the house until 2007, but still, the wall is original.

Life is short. It's time to stop, pick up my camera and looks at the little things that make a whole.

We got a new window put in this week. This is the original wood work. Beautiful.

This is the window sill & chair rail. I love the uneven wood and the colors.

Radiator cover.

This is a damaged portion of the hardwood floor. I love the triangles. The missing piece of wood is my favorite section.

This is an old phone jack.

Look at the beauty and complexity of the hardwood flooring. Imagine the time it took to do this. Each house has it. Incredible.

I have loved this weird little section my entire life. I like how the wall juts out. When the crown moulding was added, it made me love it even more. I'm weird, I know.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

So far today I...

1. Used my new single filter thing-a-ma-jig for the keurig. This way, I can buy my own coffee and not spend eleventy billion dollars on those k-cup bad boys. Sad to say, the coffee was not strong enough. I will push it to the limit tomorrow and see what happens. My foreshadowing: I put too much in and end up with grounds in my coffee. (Grounds in my coffee, grounds in my coffee, and... you're so vain...) Yeah, I know it's not "grounds."

 2. Bought clothing at K-Mart. I felt embarrassed, but whatever. Fat ladies need to shop at fat-friendly stores. Unemployed fat ladies need to shop at cheap-bastard fat lady stores.

 3. Made a reverse-applique t-shirt and promptly nipped a hole in the t-shirt and then threw everything out.

4. Decided that after my therapy appointment, I'm going to spend an hour or so in Barnes & Noble and buy myself a book. Lately (within the past year or so) have developed a fascination with witch historical fiction. Talk about a niche market. Not that teen crap, sophisticated witch fiction. Ha. I make myself laugh.

5. Am unsure if I will purchase 50 Shades of Grey. Part of me wants to out of sheer curiosity. The other part of me doesn't because I know I will hate it because: it will be shittily written, there's too much hype about it, and finally, it will make me feel even more sexually inadequate.