Recycling and Saving Some Dough

I may be the only person who didn’t know this, but I recently learned that you can sterilize kitchen sponges by nuking them for two minutes in the microwave. Make sure the sponge is very moist so it doesn’t catch on fire!

Indomitable Wedding

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For several years I wondered why anyone would hire a wedding coordinator. Now, multiple panic attacks later, I am beginning to understand. I’m starting to wish the indomitable and I would have saved the money we spent and eloped. We could have used the savings to buy ourselves the wedding presents. Truth be told, we are throwing the wedding for his mom. She is an amazing lady, and the indomitable has put her through enough tears and heartbreak that she’s earned it. His parents have also used the reception, which is in their huge backyard, as an excuse to do a major overhaul on their house. This may be the first week in about two months that their home will not see a carpenter, painter, or some other construction person. It’s appropriate because the wedding is eleven days away and I’m about four days from a total meltdown.

We’ve used the Memorial weekend to our advantage and started major wedding preparations, and things are coming together. However, tomorrow the wedding day will be in visible in the ten day weather forecast; so if you find me hyperventilating in front of my laptop, it’s a good bet that I’m at

Favorite Recipes

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Three lovely ladies threw me a bridal shower this past Saturday. One of my favorite gifts was from one of the indomitable’s former classmates. It was a cookbook and hand written note cars of her favorite recipes. I think one of the best things people can give is their favorite recipes so I thought I’d share some of mine, and I would like you, internet, to post one of your favorite recipes in the commets section.

Curry Tuna Salad

2 (6 ounce) cans tuna, drained
1 cup chopped dates
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
1 large apple - peeled, cored and diced
1/2 cup lemon fat free yogurt
1 tablespoon minced onion
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground curry powder

1. In a large bowl, mix the tuna, dates, celery and apple.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, onion, lemon juice, and curry powder. Pour over tuna mixture and gently toss to coat. Refrigerate 1 hour, or until chilled.

Windy Night

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As we are laying in the bed, I am listening to an audiobook and the indomitable is drifting asleeping. Storms are rolling into Middle Tennessee.
sleepingKelly: “Was that thunder?”
indomitable: “No. I farted.”

Dear Readers - May 16, 2007 Edition

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It is ten til two. The past few days I have found myself wide awake at this hour after a few hours of sleeping. I usually spend this time researching random gardening or home improvement stuff. At this moment I’m debating if I should plant peanuts or potatoes in a small patch of dirt near the house. This spot gets pretty good sun for six or so hours everyday, but not enough to support tomatoes, peppers, or any kind of vegetable vine. However, I’m willing to try either potatoes or peanuts since their fruit grows below the earth. Which one do you think I should choose? Leave your response in the comments.

Thanks so much,

Lord They Get Me Off so Much

Everyone hates the sound of their alarm clock. For a little over two years, I had Lynyrd Skynyrd “Sweet Home Alabama” in my CD alarm clock. To this day I cannot hear that song without a strong desire to throw something. The indomitable, however, has an amazing ability to be unaffected by alarm clock sounds.

Last night I wandered out to the sofa in the living room. This is a pretty common occurrence as I get hot sleeping next to the asthmatic Darth Vader. This morning I woke up to the indomitable’s alarm going off. At first I laid there thinking he would wake. Finally, after several minutes, I got up and mumbled something to him. He promptly hit snooze, and I went back to my sofa and slept. Nine minutes later I awoke to BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP. Again, I lay there for several minutes thinking he would rouse. Eventually he did, but not until I was completely annoyed.

The amazing part of this story is that I was awoken by his alarm. The person who was sleeping in another room woke up, and the individual sleeping NEXT TO THE ALARM, the one it was intended to wake, did not. As I’ve proven, I cannot be held accountable for what sleepingKelly does. If I were the indomitable, I would sleep with one eye open. Or at least wake up to the damn alarm.

Wielding His Tools

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One of the first things that attracted me to the indomitable was his skills: computers skills, political knowledge skills, debating skills. He continues to impress me with skills: plumbing skills, yard care skills, hosta roping skills.

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Peanut Butter Puffins

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Don’t get me wrong. The indomitable and I enjoy our fair share of cereal. In fact, he went through two boxes this week. But something disturbs me about this item on Amazon. Honestly, who needs so much cereal that it can only be contained in a huge bin that requires wheels?


Workin’ on a Clothesline

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I once heard that you spend your adulthood trying to overcome what your parents did to you during your childhood. I’ve finally triumph over the trauma of my mother hanging my period stained panties on the clothesline during my insecure Junior High years.

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The previous residents of our home left a clothesline. I immediately made plans to take it down. I’ve always associated clotheslines with poverty and white trash. But when the indomitable said he liked the smell of clothes dried outdoors, I started thinking. The dryer is the second largest energy glutton appliance, behind the refrigerator. It costs an average of $85 a year. Now, I realize that spreading $85 over twelve months doesn’t seem like that much. However, I’ve recently discovered that making earth friendly changes gives you a snobby sense of righteousness. The clothes line is no longer poor; it is smugly.

Channeling Grandmother Earth

I’m trying to do something for the earth everyday. The project for the day is growing an avocado tree. Though I’ve failed at this many times before it is something that is close to my heart. My grandmother had this amazing green thumb. When I was in high school, she grew me an avocado tree from a pit. The tree lived with me for several months, and like all my plants, he eventually got sick and was returned to my grandmother. So, I’m going to try again, placing a toothpicked pit on my window sill, next to my late grandmother’s tea cup. Hopefully it will give my plant some positive energy.

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