Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Not Quite What I Wanted For Christmas.

Let's see.....what did I get for Christmas? A computer virus. At least that's what I think is wrong with my computer. Spiderman says it hates me. Since my laptop was also down for the count I've had to gasp Be.Without.The.Internet. I know, I've been dying! But today Carlos the Dell man came and fixed my laptop so I no longer have to suffer. I called today to schedule an appt for him to come look at it and he happened to be 10 minutes away. 12 minutes later and I'm online! I love Carlos and wish him nothing but good things.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the entire Spoonful Family!
Yeah, they hate me.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

O Christmas Tree.....

The mostest beautiful tree in the whole world. Of course I may be a little biased.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Boot Drama

I'm beginning to think the fates are working against me.
I walked into DSW today brandishing my shiny gift card and tingling with the excitement of a boot purchase. I tried on several pairs. They hurt my feet. Other ones that I liked weren't in my size. I have to say, the selection of boots was really picked over. The sales guy said to me that "boot season" was over. Over? I see people wearing boots all year round. What the heck is he talking about? He did suggest that I look online as the selection is better.
I'm a little leery of buying shoes online. I have to try them on before I buy them. What if they don't fit right or hurt my feet.
Has anyone bought shoes online?
Did you have a good experience?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

God Doesn't Want Me To Have New Boots

I have been kinda down this week. I'm not sure if it's all the impending holiday fuss, hormones, the fact that I don't have little people to share Christmas with, or the fact that I need a vacation from my life. Whatever it is I've been bummed.
Last night I was flipping through my Glamour (yes I read Glamour) magazine and noticed all the cute winter boots throughout the magazine. I love me some boots! I could wear them every day. What I really want are a pair of Uggs, but since I can't really justify spending $200 on boots right now I don't have any. I told all this to Spiderman, and he said "Hey, didn't we get a DSW gift card for Christmas from Spidermom last year?" Sure enough, we did and still had it. I checked the balance and found out it was a $50 gift card. Yea boots! I checked the DSW website to plot which pairs I wanted to try on. (I'm a very efficient shopper) All day today I was excited. I kept telling people about my great boot luck and even sang a happy boot song accompanied by a happy boot dance.
Then, when it was time to leave work, I walk outside.
Into this:Son of a Bitch.
I really wanted those boots.
But not enough to die for them as the roads are awful.
I guess I'll try again tomorrow.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

One Hat Down.....

Remember me mentioning a knitting class I was taking? Well, I finished my first project.
This hat. It turned out pretty good if I do say so myself.
Look at the hat and not at me in this picture as I got up at 7am to go to class.
Now I just have to finish the matching scarf!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Jonas Brothers Wrapping Paper?!?

I was shopping with my mother yesterday at Target. We were in the Christmas section and looking at wrapping paper. I am banned from buying wrapping paper this year. Every year I keep buying more and forgetting the rolls I had left over from the previous year. Let me just tell you, I have a LOT of paper. Anyway....we were looking at the paper and came across a roll of Jonas Brothers wrapping paper. I made her promise me that none of my presents would be wrapped in this paper. Then I started to wonder. Who were MY Jonas Brothers? Surely I was never a boy-crazy little girl buying teenie bopper magazines and hanging pictures on my wall. Then I remembered.
Exhibit A: Ralph Macchio
I distinctly remember an argument with another little girl in the neighborhood about who was going to marry Ralph that resulted in me taking my stash of My Little Ponies and going home. In case you were wondering, neither of us married him.
Exhibit B: Kirk Cameron
Oh, how I loved Kirk. I used to write Sarah Cameron on all my folders and watched Growing Pains regularly. I cut his pictures out of TeenBop. My mother would not let me thumb tack them to the wall, but we compromised. I was able to get a large bulletin board and hang the pics on that. Sigh. He was dreamy.
Exhibit C and D: The Boys of 90210
When I was in Junior High these boys replaced Kirk on my Wall of Fame. I never could decide who I liked better, but I knew for sure that I hated Shannon Doherty.
Exhibit E: Dean Cain aka Superman

Oh, yeah. I tuned in every week to watch this man in his tights. Come on, who wouldn't? He filled the suit out very nicely.

Maybe I was being too harsh of today's little girls and their Jonas Brother paper. I definitely could have seen myself begging for presents wrapped up in any of these guys way back when.

So tell me, Who were YOUR Jonas Brothers?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Negative Challenge

Everyone seems to be negative lately. I don't know if it's something in the air, or something about this time of year, or what. Even I feel myself fighting it. The other day, my mother posted a meme on her blog that's all in the negative. It's based on one of those emails that she got where they ask all sorts of questions. She came up with some questions of her own and I found it interesting.
Here's what I came up with.

List Five T.V. shows that you will never watch – no, never.
1. Any of the CSI's. They annoy me.
2. The Biggest Loser
3. Knight Rider---I just can't.
4. Law and Order
5. SportsCenter

Five foods I HATE and refuse to eat.
1. Meatloaf
2. Tomatoes
3. Mayonnaise....on anything
4. Italian Sausage
5. Tuna

Five places I don’t have any interest in visiting.
1. Graceland
2. Iraq
3. Dollywood
4. Antarctica....it's very cold there
5. Singapore

Five things people at work/in my family do to annoy me.
1. Guilt trips
2. Call me during my favorite TV shows
3. Act like what they are doing is more important than what I'm doing
4. Make me late
5. demand my help and then refuse it--this is mostly from patients

Five worst gifts you received. (oh, yeah…I did)
1. Barrettes my grandmother got me from a garage sale with hair still in them. Gross.
2. A Nurse figurine.....I'm an RT not a nurse!
3. a set of diamond earrings that I had to give back. (It was 2nd grade and they were taken from the little boys' mother's jewelry box)
4. A sweat shirt that had embroidered flowers on it. Very old lady.
5. a regifted sweater that was too small

What are your answers to this meme? I tag anyone who wants to participate. Let me know if you post about it as I'd like to read your answers!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cooking with Spoonful of Sarah

Easy-Peasy Chicken Pot Pies
I recently discovered that making homemade individual pot pies is extremely simple. They're wonderful to have on a cold snowy day and they hardly take any time at all.

Purchase Pillsbury ready-made pie crusts. Bring them to room temperature in the refrigerator until ready to use. For the sake of this recipe, I'm going to make two individual pies.
Next, you'll need individual oven safe mini casserole dishes. I recently purchased these at Pier One. I love them.
Unroll the pie crust and place the dish upside down and cut a circle slightly larger than the dish. I would say about 1/2 an inch to a whole inch. (Depends on how much you like the crust) You will need two of these circles...one for each dish.
The rest is just assembling. You'll need a large family size can of cream of chicken soup. (or two regular size cans) Put in a sauce pan. Add to that about a cup of either water or chicken broth.
To the pan add cooked and cubed/shredded chicken. (again your preference) I use 1 chicken breast. Cook on low heat until the soup becomes smooth. It tends to be thick and chunky when it comes out of the can.
Turn off the heat and add half a bag of frozen mixed veggies. Stir mixture until the veggies are evenly covered and distributed into the soup.
Season the soup mixture with salt and pepper to taste and pour into the mini casserole dishes. I like them with lots of pepper.
Place the two circles of crust over the dishes tucking the sides to the edge of the dish. Don't forget to cut two slits into the crust to ventilate. I forgot this once and the pot pie exploded a little. It wasn't pretty.
Finally, place the pot pies on a cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for about thirty minutes. You'll want to bake them until the crust is golden brown.
These smell so yummy when they are finished! I always burn the roof of my mouth because
I can never wait until they are completely cool to eat them. I'm getting hungry just looking at the picture!

Bon Appetite!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Shitty Day at the Chamber of Horrors

If my life was a book today it would be titled : Sarah and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
My boss's boss thinks that educating the students isn't enough work and I should be doing more. She has no idea what it is I do. She's been bugging two other people in our department on the management "team" that we don't work. HELLO? Could it be that you have NO IDEA what it is we actually DO all day? Has she ever followed us? No. Is she even an RT (respiratory therapist)? NO, she's a nurse....and nursing is a whole Different job. (not to knock nurses...but it's like comparing apples to oranges)
She also only comes to check on our department between the hours of noon and one pm. Then she complains that everyone was sitting and no one does any work. Again...what are you mentally challenged? It's freakin' lunch time! Of course we're all sitting there. We're EATING! By law we're allowed a lunch break. Most of the time we don't even get that.
I don't think she should take a small sampling of our time and incorrectly use it to determine our productivity. She never sees us on the floors working our butts off (I wish that were literally true, I'd be so skinny!) She doesn't take notice of the countless times we all work straight through our breaks when we're down in CT or MRI or I don't know....saving people's lives.

Deep Breaths

More Deep Breaths

Okay, I'm better now. I just had to rant a bit. I seem to be doing a lot of that here lately, but it's cheaper than therapy and right now I'm poor. I think after this day I need to put on my toasty flannel nightgown and make a homemade pizza. Sometimes, pizza fixes everything.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Wishlist

Inspired by the season of gluttony and greed and as part of a Bloggy Carnival with Melanie I'm posting my Christmas Wishlist. If money were no object, here's what I'd like this year.

  1. A new camera. A Nikon D60. My current camera is crap compared to this fabulous one.
  2. New cookware. My pots and pans don't match and I'd like chef quality.
  3. Furniture from Crate and Barrel or Ikea
  4. The services of a masseuse for one year. It might help with my migraines.
  5. A month to travel the world. I have so many places I want to go.
If money were no object, what would YOU like to find under your tree this year?