It's been over two weeks since I last blogged. That's definitely some kind of record for me, though it's definitely not a good one. I had the flu, and then I was getting over the flu, and then I had all the work that had piled up from having the flu. You get it.
I'm just going to do a huge catch-up post. It'll be fun. You're gonna love it.
+ I made some pretty awesome soup that I'm calling "Asian-inspired everything-but-the-kitchen-sink" soup. I basically bought a ton of vegetables (one onion, four carrots, half a cucumber, three stalks of celery, scallions) and a roasted chicken and just went for it. I loosely followed a typical hot and sour soup recipe off the internet (soy sauce, sesame oil, srirachi, broth, vinegar maybe?) and then added some of my own crap, like the cilantro. Soup makes for so many meals when you're cooking for one. I still have a pretty big bowl in the freezer, too.
+ When I came back to Texas after Christmas, I brought this gorg cabinet back with me. It'd been in my bathroom at home, but I didn't originally bring it because I didn't think I'd have anywhere to put it. I was wrong. My TV looks great on it, and I now have a place to put most of my books!
Oh, and that record holder? Micaela found it when we were all thrifting while she was in Texas. For 99 cents! The Goodwill where Marianne lives is just out of this world, y'all.
+ Found this cactus collection at Home Depot for six bucks. I'm trying really hard not to kill it, but I make no promises. I've done it before. Don't ask me how.
+ Katy is never impressed with anything I do that doesn't involve going to the dog park. Really, look at this shit. She couldn't care less.
+ Do any of you use the My Fitness Pal app/site? It's a calorie/exercise tracker, and has message boards and community stuff, too - if you like things like that. I don't really care about the weight loss of strangers though, so if you use the app you should let me know and we'll find each other! Cause you guys totally aren't strangers. ;)
Oh, and yeah, since I've started using the app I've lost six pounds. Actually eating better instead of just saying you're going to works wonders.
+ I've been trying to spruce up my office lately, because I love my job and I love decorating, so it just makes sense. Plus, I'm pretty sure I'm going to be there for a while. My boss has started the process to get me salaried by March!! Moving on up, people.
+ Last but certainly not least: I booked a trip to Vegas for my birthday! I have no idea what we're going to do there other than drink, but I'm sure it'll be fun. :)
Okay, I'll try not to wait another two weeks before I blog again. Try.
If you did anything earth shattering while I was on my flu-back to business-hiatus, please link me! I haven't looked at blogs in two weeks either.