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The week in capsule:

Monday: Afternoon 30-minute workout. Did well, using "Workout #2," which is a little more cardio-heavy, and overall not bad. Did not manage to get up in the morning, though.

Tuesday: A little slower; had to run to the bank after work, so only did the 15-minute circuit/weights workout off the DVD. Did not get up early, either. Had to make cookies for luncheon on Wednesday, so did that, and whipped up a faux-BLT recipe: Take about seven or so strips of bacon and slice into chunks. Fry up chunks. Decant the drippings with a little sweet Marsala and reduce slightly, then add a can of diced tomatoes. Simmer. In the meantime, prepare tortillas with a few lettuce leaves (to taste) and a few sliced raw tomatoes, if desired. Put a generous scoop of bacon mixture into the leaves and wrap your wrap. Enjoy!

Wednesday: The butter cookies I've made for folks here (refrigerator slice-and-bake sorts) were REALLY loved by the folks at work, many of whom are not fans of my usual chocolate creations, the mutants. We had a pretty nommy Italian spread, but I did not have dessert because by lunch the cookies were all gone and the cake was Tiramisu from Trader Joe's, who definitely put coffee into it, and I can't eat/drink/stand coffee flavor. Had a leftover bacon wrap for dinner, and this time added some yogurt cheese to it, and THAT really gave it some zing!

Took Bo to his first obedience class; it's a very good teacher, working more with teaching us, the owners, how to behave and thereby teach our dogs. Bo is very smart and I think he's actually made some improvement in just one day! (There is a Shiba Inu in our class -- he's SO CUTE!!!! His name is Ichi. But like all small dogs, he thinks he's the Boss of All, and growled a little at Bo; the teacher had to make sure everyone was separated. Most of the dogs are young, from about six months to two years, and the two-year-old is a former breeder/rescue who's never had ANY socialization at all; one mixed-breed puppy named Wiley has enormous paws, I think he's going to get a lot bigger before the classes are done!)

The first and only Americana show suddenly appeared on my Rhythm Room schedule -- last night. *sigh* I think it's also the first time Reckless Kelly has come to Arizona. I hope they had a good audience and will come back...

Made some icons, instead.

Today: Nothing at all in the way of workout, since after skipping two months, my period has returned with a vengeance. I ate chocolate, dang it (possible salvation: dark chocolate Raisinettes. Hey, dark chocolate is good, raisins are good, right?).

Read in a very formal letter from a claimant: “I would like to thank you in advents for your cooperation.”

That goes along with last week's episode of Chuck, where the card at the fancy hotel read: Compliments of the Bartowski's. *headdesk*

Have a mile of stuff backed up on the Tivo.

Our work dynamic is changing, and our supervisor has asked if anyone would like to work the 4-tens shift (i.e., one day off a week, the MIDDLE of the week only; no Mondays or Fridays). On the one hand, icky ten hour days. On the other -- WEEK DAY OFF. Other con, getting home really late, because I'd be working until 5:15. Have to ponder this deeply.

I will not be surprised if FlashForward is canceled. Irritated, upset, saddened; but not surprised. Too many great shows of the last three years have died early because I liked them. (YES, I have that high an opinion of myself!)

Yay, insert image is working again! (This is what I was going to post the other morning.)

Adopt one today!


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May. 14th, 2010 02:59 am (UTC)
I used to get home at 7:00 (after leaving at 7:15), so 5:15 and a day off sounds great to me. And hurray for dog class. How old is Ichi? Shibas are said to be prone to dog aggression, and Kaiya is occasionally rubbed the wrong way by someone, which is one reason why I train her/take her to doggie daycare. I want her exposed to and comfortable with other dogs.
May. 14th, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
Well, right now I get off at 3:15, so imagine the difference!

I think they said he was about seven months old or something like that (still under a year, anyway). Seeing one in person REALLY shows me how tiny Kaiya must be! But he was so handsome and had such a happy face I kept watching him, and he was good when he was slightly separated from other dogs (apparently they have taken him to the puppy classes, where everyone is let off the leash to socialize).
May. 14th, 2010 04:17 am (UTC)
Bwhahaha for the icon. Sigh for missing the Americana show.
May. 14th, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
Reckless Kelly, MAN. I love them! I squee'd with delight when I saw them added to the Rhythm Room schedule, then saw the DATE. *sigh* (It happened twice last year with Wayne Hancock, too.)

And this icon is your fault. *g*
May. 14th, 2010 05:54 am (UTC)
Good for you for working out! I've totally lapsed this week...I'm getting back on the horse tomorrow *scrunches face in determination*

That BLT sounds AWESOME. I think you can publish a cook book.

Yay Bo! I think he might be the smartest dog I've ever met. Is there a story behind the new icon? It's so cute!

Hee! Glad I'm not the only one who cringed at that moment in Chuck!

And that's a great picture of silly scornful Silly. The scorn just drips off every hair.

Unfortunately won't be able to make it this Caturday -- will email gang tomorrow with apologies etc.

To bed!
May. 14th, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC)
We'll get there. I feel all crampy and grouchy this morning, so we'll have to see how things are when I get home.

I have to make sure my recipes remain consistent from time to time! *grin*

The Doctor icon? Everyone has a favorite Doctor, but I have often found that my favorite is the one I'm watching, so... (although I will admit if asked suddenly I'd lean toward #2, with #3 and then #10 and #6 close behind).

It's the first time I've seen a geek-run show like Chuck make a mistake like that!

*sad face*
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