Thursday, March 29, 2007

Hedonist Chocolates - order some in time for Easter

A friend of mine from Michigan, Zahra and her girlfriend Jenny have started a chocolate business - Hedonist Artisan Chocolates. I just placed an order with them and cannot wait for my chocolates to come in. Help them get their business off the ground and order a box or two.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Dog's settling in

He's making himself at home. Bandit's still not so sure :-)

Names so far that we are thinking of: Tex and Sher'ff

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Anjuli's birthday

We had a mini-celebration for Anjuli's birthday today. Bandit and the new nameless dog took part in it too. Actually, Anjuli and her husband Mike came over to play the new Nintendo Wii we got. We ended up eating pizza and playing some games. Then we had her cut the half-cake Mike had brought with ice cream.

We also watched a semi-decent Indian movie, Kismat ... ok, I have to say it was pretty bad but we sat through the whole 2 hours and 38 minutes of it and all the dance scenes.

Bandit has a little brother ... nameless yet

We need help naming our Schnoodle - he's almost 4 months old, just got him today. He's made some sort of pact with Bandit already. You can see how their agreement came into being.

Bandit didn't really know what to make of this new entry into the house:

Not that the puppy had any idea what to make of Bandit either:

Eventually they both sniffed each other and came to an understanding:

The puppy stayed calm even when Bandit tried to evict him from his space

So, help us name him :-) We've already voted against Toto.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Whose bright idea was this?

Lotion filled tissues!

Who came up with those? I'd like to have a face to face sitdown with that person and understand the logic. So, as I am trying to blow my nose, I grab a tissue and OH NO! it's already kinda snotty (not in the highbrow way). It's slippery as I try to wipe my nose. IT does not feel good at all!!!

I'll take my old style regular DRY tissue any day!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Isn't he cute?

From inside an asthma attack

I went to the gym at 8 p.m. tonight because Jeff's working till midnight. I get there and realise that it's really busy at that time My machine was taken so I decided to try a different treadmill. It was REALLY different. I started at my usual incline and speed, taking it up after 5 minutes. Well, 10 minutes into the workout, my lungs started hurting a little. Mind you, I usually do 30 minutes before doing the circuit and crunches.

I walked into the ladies' room and sat down. By this time, there was slight wheezing in my lungs and I could take shallow breaths. I sipped on water and tried to control my breathing. I felt like coughing but past experience with asthma reminded me not to cough or it would just get worse. When I felt a little better, I decided to drive home and get the inhaler I forgot there. I walked down the stairs slowly but by the time I got to the car, I could barely breathe.

By the time I pulled the car out of the parking lot, my lungs were burning slightly, the wheeze was louder and my head was hurting. I also started coughing so bad, my throat hurt.

I live 3.4 miles from the gym. Let me tell you, I don't know how I made it. I had 2 red lights and I thought I was going to die. I went 60 in a 45 zone to make a left turn light so I wouldn't have to stop. I could barely keep my eyes open, my lungs were literally burning and I don't think I was pulling in any air. At one point, I even thought of pulling over and calling 911. But, no insurance this month scared me into just driving home.

I pulled into our parking lot, and was hoping one of my neighbors were out so I could fall on the ground, give them my keys and have them get me my inhaler. But, no! Nobody around today. So, it took me close to 7 minutes to get up 21 steps. Time passes really fast and slow at the same time when you think you're about to die.

I made it inside the door, grabbed my purse and fell on the floor. I was coughing so hard I couldn't even get the inhaler up to my mouth for a couple of minutes. Eventually, I managed to get the 2 prescribed puffs in and started breathing. It's now an hour later. My lungs and throat still hurt, I feel like crying because I felt like I was about to die and I am typing this to remind my forgetful self not to ever forget my inhaler at home again. Especially not when I am on my way to the gym!!!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Help me organize my kithen!

Please!!! I have the 2 following organization systems for my kitchen stuff:

The first one is a 5 shelf cupboard. The second one has storage at the bottom, a drawer in the middle and a 3 shelf cupboard on top.

What I need to organize:

- little kitchen electrics
- baking stuff - cake mixes, nuts, chocolate chips, brown sugar etc.
- other foods like rice a ronis, cans of vegetables, sauces
- pastas
- rice, lentils, sugar, creamer etc.
- snacks like chips, popcorn, cookies etc.

Where should what go? The 1st cupboard sits in the kitchen and the hutch is in the dining room.

Help me!!!