signing off for the weekend….

hopping from gig to gig has me knackered and I’m looking forward to the long weekend. no plans have been made yet but there are a lot of options out there. whatever we decide to do there is one thing for certain, we’re sleeping in……..have a great 3 day weekend everyone! ittle c is signing out. happy memorial day! xoxo………..
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getting over the hump(day)…….

what I wouldn’t give up for a road trip right now. to take a trip down the pacific coast highway to soak up the sunshine in san diego. or finally see what the buzz is all about on route 66. pack a copy of road food and eat my way across america. that would be grand. I’d pack my camera of course, and shoot till I fill out several cf cards (thank you digital photography). oh that would be so much fun……………
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I’m wide awake it’s morning….

coffee. how I can get up at 4am to take big C to work and not cry. I love you. don’t ever leave me. coffee. xoxoristretto roasters on n. williams
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food….food…. + more food….

I have enchiladas on the mind. obviously. this was requested for a birthday fiesta on saturday for two great friends to go along with the mexican themed spread jamie was putting together. she’s been on a mexican kick lately, independent of me, and wanted the celebration to reflect that. and who doesn’t love mexican food? craziness……here are some gratuitous close-ups of the enchiladas in mole sauce. I pulled out all of the stops for this one and made the mole sauce. did I mention that I went into a full cooking/baking bend on saturday? yea. once you get started it’s hard to stop. (let’s not bring up the major kitchen clean-up that had to happen on sunday. I’m trying to forget that part). I made deb’s  jalapeno-cheddar scones. em’s husband and I had a trade going when we were at the food carts on thursday. I was out of cash and offered him scones if he would buy me a beer. so I had to hold up my end of the bargain and knocked these out. big C dropped them off when he swung by to pick up a shopvac from john (more about that later). john’s only complaint? two scones weren’t enough. I told him to suck it up. ha.
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nothing exciting to report….

I got a temp gig for the week doing some data entry. it’s neither glamorous nor exciting, but hell it pays. sometimes you got to get down to the nitty gritty of things and do some work that may not be what you aspire to do just to pay the bills. it’s mundane work but it’s better than nothing. the best part is, I have to suppress my creativity so much that when I step out on my lunch break I get to let it all go and take crappy picture of my shadow on my cell. good times.


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heming and hawing….


this is a place holder for a certain pug loving greedy girl whose guest post I am still waiting on. it will be worth it but impatient little me doesn’t take to waiting well. I’m on a temp assignment this week doing data entry. it’s neither exciting nor glamorous but it pays the bills. so posting will be light. I’m hoping that next week I will be chock full of ideas and ready to play. in the meantime let’s just sit and wait……….
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confessions of a foodaholic…..

hi. my name is carol and I am addicted to food. I can not stop thinking about it, dreaming about it, drooling over it, wanting it, obsessing over it, making it, and eating it. I love it. especially mexican food, it’s an insatiable desire. so imagine my elation when this arrived in the mail. almost like they knew I needed a pick-me-up during this time of trials and tribulation (stepping back into freelance full time can be taxing).this is also the issue that featured the satay. I am seriously considering have it laminated considering how much use it’s getting. don’t those enchiladas look amazing? I had to give them a whirl.money is tight right now with only one of us pulling in a steady income, so we have to be crafty. we cut as many corners as we can to keep some of the funds in our pockets, and eating out is just not an option we can take much of. it’s expensive and not always the best for you. as much as I hated it as a kid, my parents owned a restaurant and we had to help in it. I learned a lot from those years in the kitchen. my mom is also an excellent cook so I saw the importance of cooking and eating together. now I am trying to keep with that tradition, big C isn’t complaining one bit.


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