Seth said he won't let me touch anything with an edge anymore. He didn't say sharp edge. Just an edge. I told him he has edges. Touche.
Cruel cruel world.
The stroganoff was yummy though!
PS: so I added this pretty font for my post titles but for some reason, my old titles still show up. Anyone know how to fix this? I've tried and Seth has too but we just can't figure it out. I don't want to get rid of my pretty new typeface! Ok, the end.
Tonight, Seth made me curry for dinner. Japanese curry, not Indian. If you didn't know, Seth served his mission in Sapporo, Japan (where a new temple was announced last month! Read about it here) and curry is kind of the staple meal for missionaries there. The first time he made it for me, I was a bit skeptical. First of all, the little blocks of curry look like chocolate. Then, once you've made the curry, it just looks like a brown stew (see above.) To be honest, I was doubtful that it could live up to all the hype Seth had given it. Plus, it didn't look at all like what I thought curry should look like. I thought it would be yellow or some lighter color and look, well... more... Asian... However, after my first bite, I had to take this all back. It was very good. Tonight we made it for the second time and I think I've officially become hooked because just the smell of it cooking, which I thought was weird before, was amazing. Even though I wasn't very hungry due to pre-dinner snacking, I ate until I was completely full. Yum. Then we just sat on the luv sac and Seth told me more about his mission. I love hearing about Japan and we hope we can go there together someday. Haha assuming someday we'll actually have some real money ;)
As students at BYU, it is needless to say that we don't have a lot of free time. We are always busy busy busy and there's always more to be done. Sometimes this can be very tiring and makes me start missing Seth. True, we may be sitting only feet from each other in the living room, but we're both so absorbed in other things that it's not really hanging out. I love the rare chances we get to just enjoy each other's company. Tonight was a perfect example of that. Yummy dinner and then relaxing and talking. I realized tonight one of my favorite things is being in our (tiny tiny) kitchen, cooking dinner or doing dishes together and just talking about random things in our day or joking around. It's just so nice to spend time together. And hey, I just love that guy :) Right now, we're back to our separate ends of the living room, eyes glazed from staring at our computers, but I am just so thankful for those moments that we get. We didn't go anything or do anything particularly special, and yet I am completely content and had a beautiful evening.
As for the rest of you, I hope you can take joy in these moments as well. I think sometimes it is too easy to disregard them because we are so busy. What are some of your favorite simple, sweet moments?
Also, tomorrow is Friday. That was a fast week, but huzzah for the weekend! I hope yours is lovely. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! I hope you enjoy your weekend away!
- 4 T. flour
- 4 T. sugar
- 2 T. cocoa
- 1 egg
- 3 tsp. milk
- 3 tsp. oil
- 3 T. chocolate chips
- small splash of vanilla extract
- 1 large coffee mug (microwave safe)
Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in milk and oil and mix well. Add chocolate chips (it says optional, but I say they're not. WAY too good) and vanilla extract and mix again. Put mug in microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise a little over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed. Allow to cool (careful, it's REALLY hot and takes a while to cool... ok so it's not exactly 5 minute cake... I know it's hard to be this patient.) Then, tip onto a plate if desired (or eat straight out of the cup! I used a knife around the edges so it comes out clean.) Eat!
This can easily serve 2. Plus, it's pretty rich. I cut it in half to share with Seth and served with ice cream. (Note, if you can, take the bottom half. More of the chips sink to the bottom :))
After the numbness from the surgery wore off, the painkillers (all 3 kinds) didn't really help much so he was in pain most of the night and this morning. Today he stayed home from work and school and had to stay in bed all day. Because he can't really get up, I brought him breakfast in bed. We ate apple streusel muffins and orange juice (yum!) but he still wasn't doing too well. When he does get up to walk around, he limps :( It makes me so sad to see him in pain. This morning when i got home from class, we took the bandages off and soaked his foot. Taking off the bandages was very painful and he almost got sick. Poor guy! So, in an attempt to distract him from the pain, I turned on a movie. It was "The Man Who Knew Too Little," one of his favorites. Then we ate spaghetti for lunch and took a (long) nap.
Really, I just hope he feels better soon because I HATE to see him in pain. And he can't even get up to do normal things like go grocery shopping with me. I miss him. So I decided to write him a poem to make him feel better. Here it is. Get well soon sweetheart! I love you!
As noted by my previous post, yes my costume was made out of my sister's old dance costume. Then I found a pink satin sheet that I bought for my bed years and years ago but never ended up using (it served as a makeshift curtain for a while) and used my incredible sewing skills (ha!) to craft a skirt. Then all I had to do was attach my turquoise broach to the front of the dress, fix the turquoise earrings that I made, turn my brother's old frog prince costume crown into a Princess Peach crown, and find some long white gloves at my mom's house. Alas, I did have to buy one thing. The wig, because the blond wig I had belonged to my sister and was too small. So there you go. I actually really liked the wig (as weird as it was to be blond) and some of my family members told me that I should go blond. Um.... no. Thanks. haha
Seth's costume was, strangely, trickier and more expensive. We found the overalls online at JC Penny's because overalls don't exist ANYWHERE anymore! Not even the DI! Then the red shirt and white gloves from Target (thanks mom,) and I bought the hat online (even though, when it came, it wasn't the one I ordered, argh.) For the finishing touches, he wore his brown shoes, I made the little M emblem for the hat, added the cartoon-ish design to the gloves, and put big yellow buttons on the overalls. Oh, and we found the mustache at my mom's house for the party the night before. On Halloween, I drew one on him that looked like the real Mario mustache.
Yep, I love costuming. Alot. I get really into it. I always have my costume picked months before Halloween (if I haven't decided the day after Halloween the year before.) There is one problem however. I wish Halloween came more than once a year. I have SO many costume ideas (that would be so easy!) and no way to use them. Tonight, for example, I realized I could (and did actually) pull together an awesome Audrey Hepburn ensemble using only things I already have!
Problems: Halloween just ended. I already have at least 3 other ideas for next Halloween. But I need to find a place to wear it to! Seth and I were trying to figure out if there was a way we could have a costume party or something.... ugh, it's just too much fun!
Anyway, that's my little shpeell about our costumes. Sorry for the rant, I sort of have a passion for it. Next time, I'll write about what we actually did for Halloween, and maybe post some better pictures of our costumes. Sorry, no pictures of our Halloween party, my camera is dead and her charger cord is missing :( Sad day. Oh, and perhaps next time, I will thrill you all with yet another passionate rant about the sad demise of Halloween. In the meantime, I have a test to study for and a warm bed calling my name. Goodnight, and happy weekend!