Sunday, February 04, 2007

Thank you to all of you who commented about your identity, however I already knew all of you read my blog. So, no mysteries solved. Oh well. Some of you asked about the site meter. I think there are several versions out there. The one I used was at You have to start an account and then they'll give you a code to copy and paste into your profile. It's definitely something that requires a little thought, at least it was for me- I'm not that computer savvy.

For those of you who are consistent readers, you may remember a post about my troubles in the kitchen. Since my surgery, I've been trying to cook more, which raises the likelihood of trouble in the kitchen. Well, here's my latest incident. I was making some soup, so I started by boiling some chicken. Some of the water overflowed and I didn't think much about it until I started boiling some vegetables on the same burner. All of a sudden I looked over and flames, real flames- as in fire, were coming out from under the pot. Since I live alone I must keep my cool in these situations and just handle it. If I'd had a roommate or husband around, I would have been screaming. Well, I removed the pot and turned off the burner and waited for the fire to die out. It didn't take too long, but my heart was beating pretty fast. I was determined not to lose the time I spent in the kitchen, so I salvaged the the fire vegetables and kept on cooking. It turned out to be the best soup I've ever made!! Who knew?

I recently made an incredible purchase. I was at The Dollar Tree- my favorite store of all time, and happened to walk by the books. Usually the books are terrible, I mean really terrible. But I happened to see two awesome books. The Trading Spaces Ultimate Episode Guide and the Extreme Home Makeover Official Companion Book were screaming for me to pick them up. These books are super duper. I'd put pictures of them on here, but the Add Image button won't work. Anyways, when I saw these books I thought to myself, there's no way these books are only one dollar. The prices printed on the back of the books were $20 and $30. I'm telling you, these are fancy books. As fancy as they are though, these books are in The Dollar Tree, so they must be $1. Turns out they were!! Yippie skippy! $2 bought me two great books. I'm pumped about these books, much more excited than I am about my text books.

Lastly, how much do I love syndication? Right now I'm watching Grey's Anatomy reruns on Lifetime Television for Women. That right, twice a week baby!!


Adam Crawford said...

I'm in Abilene a lot now (read blog) maybe I can help you eat your delicious soup? Talk to you soon!

Allison said...

Bravo keeping your cool and making some great soup. Now we just need to come up with a great name for it. Something like Susan's fiery chicken vegetable, or Sue's flaming chicken soup. :)

Amanda Peterson said...

I'm very proud of you for keeping your cool! Way to go. I'm still as accident prone as ever, but my major incidents mostly involve me hitting myself with some odd object (most recently the ironing board), leaving random bruising and scarring.

Lynsey said...

Burnt veggies make everything better! :) I would LOVE to come and try your soup ... but mostly I'd rather watch you cook. That sounds the most exciting. :) Keep those stories coming... (but don't ever really hurt yourself.) ha

Enjoy your books - you should post before and after pics of what they inspire you to do around your apartment.

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