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i don't usually cook much...i can do stir-fry and pasta with pesto and a turkey pasta thing and a beef pasta thing (notice a theme?) and several other relatively simple dishes, but i don't have much variety in my repertoire and i tend to be too lazy to do anything that takes more than 40 minutes or so to deal with. i'll make curry sometimes, which takes longer, but i have to have planned for it in advance. today, david and i really felt like soup, so i pulled out my (never-before used) cookbook entitled "Cheap. Fast. Good!" with the terrible punctuations and all, and found a tortilla bean soup that sounded yummy. and it turned out great! we modified the recipe some, to better suit our bean and spice preferences. it turned out rather stew-like, which was fine but not entirely what we expected, but so yummy! and vegeterian, which is good since it's very cheesy and i'm trying to do the whole separate-meat-and-milk thing.

here's the recipe from the book, and our changes to it )
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got a really good pep talk from my supervisor today...she's such a psychology person, in the best way. really knows how to be motivating without being over-the-top about it. i was feeling a little discouraged about work, since recruitment is being annoying and there are lots of little things that keep going wrong...and i know that it's to be expected, and these things kinda work themselves out, but it was bringing both me and the study coordinator down. and so our supervisor, who's the senior manager on all this, sat us down and talked to us and we were both re-energized and much happier about it all. so that's good.

setup yesterday went very late, 'cause the subject came to the hospital an hour and a half late. blah. today should be better, though, but i'm still missing dance. for the third week in a row. meh. annoyance, but what can i do?

went to the exploratorium with a whole lot of techie people on sunday, which was pretty awesome. it was quite amusing to watch them get engrossed by minute details of exhibits. much fun. sunday was also the birthday brunch for my little niece! she's such a doll! my sister and her husband dressed the baby up in a puffy little dress and put a bow on her head, and it was highly adorable. my older niece had a good time, too, and looked so pretty! so a good day.

saturday was mad cleaning day, because my parents visited my appartment. heh. but it went ok, and we went out to a nice dinner and all.

grandpa update: he varies from day to day. he's still in the rehab place, and some days he's better and some days he's worse. he's swallowing now, so we can feed him, but his parkinson's is giving him a lot of issues and he's pretty confused about stuff. but i'm trying to be hopeful, even when it's difficult.

everything's good with the boy, which makes me happy. it's nice to feel things getting more and more comfortable, you know? i'm excited for him with his job stuff, and just excited in general. good times.

on a random note, i really want to start an anonymous blog (meaning, not associated with me at all) and see if i can get readership on it, as a kind of experiment. i may even do it. heh. it just seems like it would be fun. i mean, how do anonymous bloggers get readers? it's easier on lj, with the communities and all. you can comment or post in a community, and people find out who you are, but how do you do it on a site like blogger, that doesn't have the same community feature? in any case, i might give it a try, branch away from lj a bit. we'll see.

ok, that's all...back to work.
dancingyel: (massage)
so apparently, one of my niches in bab5 is to be a head scratcher. i don't know if i can properly explain how much i love this. it makes me crave massage classes, the giving part. don't get me wrong, i love getting massages as much as (if not more than) your average person, but there's something so intensely satisfying about making things better through touch. don't know if that makes any sense, really, but i'm just so very happy about it. what can i say, life is good.

in other news, david and i might go ice skating today, which i haven't done in years! not since high school, as far as i can remember! excitement.

also, my life is very insane right now, so i apologize if i'm not super in touch with people. it's been really busy at work, and it's gonna get busier still. i love the fact that i'm doing so many different things, but sometimes, there's just not enough time to do everything that has to get done! i'm leaving an hour early today, and i'm still several hours over for the week.

more thoughts later, if i have time.

progress

Sep. 12th, 2005 09:56 am
dancingyel: (smiley dom)
so i'm making progress on moving in to my new appartment...the bed and the table are there, but no matress, so i can't stay there yet. and no couch, 'cause i don't think it'll fit up the stairs. heh. i think i will get a giant foof chair instead. i still need to move a lot of my stuff over, but i'm working on it. so yeah, happiness!

in other news, in case you haven't already found out, i'm no longer single! heh. it's kinda weird to think about that, but awesome weird. so my life has definitely turned into someone else's, since the job is great, the appartment is nearly moved into, and the boy isn't a maybe anymore. *grins* this summer has been good to me.

also, i need some new happy icons. too many of mine are angsty.

eeeee!!!!!

Sep. 10th, 2005 01:41 am
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well, i think the subject really sums it up. if you want slightly more details, log in!

happiness!

Sep. 6th, 2005 12:51 am
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awesome day hanging out with rachel...she's such a fun child! we had a really nice time, with a trip to my grandma's, some time at a playground, sushi (with sushi boats, even!) a nice nap, and aladdin. good times. and then i went over to david's (the sf one) and we watched spaceballs, which i hadn't seen before. it was quite funny and ridiculous and enjoyable. *grins* so yeah, it was a very nice day. can't wait 'till friday, when i get to move in!
dancingyel: (keira smirk)
tonight was lovely. that is all. heh.

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