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Halloween Party Favors

DSC00853, originally uploaded by All Things Mimi. My morning class has their Halloween Party tomorrow, because they will not have school on Halloween Day. So- I sat down tonight to make some Nutter Butter Snakes to take to the party. They turned out pretty cute.
I am now working on my costume. I am going as a ghost. I purchased a $2.50 white twin sheet from Walmart and am presently trying to figure out how to cut the eye holes in such a way that I can still see to walk.
Tomorrow should be fairly interesting.

Random Thoughts

DSC00847, originally uploaded by All Things Mimi. The kids have been doing Halloween art projects all week. I stopped to take pics of a few of them, so mosey over to my flickr page and check them out.
I have been cooking this weekend (as I enjoy doing most weekends). However, this weekend I spent some time cooking a deliverable dinner for a friend of mine who is having her gall bladder removed Monday morning. I figured the last thing she'd want to worry about when she gets home is cooking dinner. So I did what any self-respecting southern girl would do- I made her a chicken casserole and an apple crisp. I hope it makes things a little easier for her during her recovery.
See the food blog for more on the weekend's other culinary projects!


I'm lying on the couch, watching the second game of the World Series. The first game was an absolute disaster. The Red Sox are leading this game 2-1, but I'll take that over last night's massacre.

I really need to be reading, or doing something productive...but NO- I am glued to the TV watching the game. So sad.

I'm still waiting to hear the results of the last round of tests done at the doctor. Maybe we'll find something and it will save me having to have a CT scan. I really don't relish the thought of it. But- I most definitely want the doctor to figure out what's wrong with me. I don't want another 3 days of excruciating abdominal pain.

That's about all I have to say tonight. I hope we win this game....

Snowy Day

I'm sitting in the bedroom, staring out the window. It has been snowing on and off all morning. Nothing is sticking, but it's still neat to see the first snowfall of the season.

Dev has gone to the library to do some work on a paper he has due sometime this week, so I have the apartment to myself. I am taking the opportunity to do some organizing.

Rural Philanthropy Days is over (for the most part), and now I'm trying to gather up all the stuff I accumulated during this process to archive what is necessary and throw out the rest.

I am not, by nature, an organized person. So this is not going smoothly. I will give myself another hour of torture then go do something I like doing, like reading blogs or blogging about all the cooking I've done this weekend.

My thoughts are also preoccupied with my friend Angela and her family. Her brother was seriously injured in an accident over the weekend, and she can't get home to be with him. I know this feeling (at least as fa…

My Mom Is A Genius

I was talking to my mom yesterday. I was pretty tired, and exasperated by the fact that I had horrible heart burn (in spite of only having eaten 2 bites of tofu, 1 piece of steamed broccoli and maybe 3 spoonfuls of steamed rice ALL DAY).

I told her I didn't want to take Tums or Rolaids because I had an ultrasound this morning (I get the results tomorrow- stay tuned) and I didn't want anything to interfere with the test. Besides, I've taken those things in the past and they really aren't that effective for me.

Without skipping a beat, my mother says to put about a half spoonful of baking soda in a small glass and add maybe half a cup of water to it. Down it- and you'll feel better.

So after we hung up I did just that.....and in less than 10 minutes I felt better than I have in about 3 weeks. It could be a coincidence, but I choose not to believe that.

As a result of this epiphany, I have experienced a slight improvement in my appetite. And that's good- because …


I haven't blogged since last Wednesday.

I haven't blogged since last Wednesday because some sort of black plague has been delivered upon me.

The same exact black plague that visited me last November, again this last July, and then this last weekend.

What's the difference, you might ask?

In July, I had no insurance, therefore the fine folks over at the emergency room and the clinic were not willing to run any tests. They wanted to adopt a "wait and see attitude." Right. They weren't the ones who couldn't stand up straight because they were in so much pain.

Today, I had insurance....and a real doctor. Quite a combination indeed. I had a much different experience this time around. 2 tests were run before I left the doctor's office today, with a 3rd scheduled for Wednesday, AND a follow up appointment scheduled for Thursday. And as bonus- the doctor even has a plausible theory about what's wrong with me. She seems to think I have stones in my bladd…

New Reader

I got an email from a new reader last night. Apparently, the mom of the one of the students in my morning class reads Tonya's blog, and found the link to my blog there.

So- WELCOME JAMIE'S MOM! He's a great kid and we have a lot of fun learning new kindergarten stuff together!

Please don't be offended when I refer to kids as "little crappers." Really- it's a term of endearment... :)

Also, welcome to my little corner of the universe. If you are interested in cooking- check out my other cooking blog here.

Fixin' Stuff

You know...

I've lived here for nearly a year. You would think my body would be adjusted to the dry climate by now. Apparently, it isn't.

I have so many issues going on right now, I've decided to tackle one a week until I look human again.

This week is skin week. I look like a 16 year old the night before the prom. My complexion looks horrible. I realize that stress plays a large role in this, as well as my diet, but I'm taking steps to rectify the situation.

Firstly, I'm drinking more water than I ever have. Secondly, I'm trying to get more sleep (those that know me will realize this probably won't happen). Thirdly, well...I can't think of a third thing- but if anyone has any suggestions, I'm wide open.

Next week- Hair 101.


DSC00821, originally uploaded by All Things Mimi. Happy Birthday Dad!!!! We had a great time helping you celebrate your 70th....