Archive for July, 2006

PECO – Ouch

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Well, I am sympathizing with the good people of California right about now; we just got our first electric bill for this house: $625!!!!! What.The.Hell??? Not good, people, not good at all.

Tofu shakes

Monday, July 31st, 2006

I’ve discovered a new, complete breakfast for me – tofu shakes! Sounds gross, right? I have been wanting to incorporate tofu into my diet because it is such a great protein. I can handle the firm stuff stir-fried, but not very often. I haven’t tried the soft stuff just mixed with other foods yet, although I know some people who do that and like it. I thought I’d go with shakes first – and I like them! I use tofu, milk, oat bran and frozen fruit. The oat bran makes it a little grainy, so I’m trying to think of what else I could use as my grain… I wonder how steel cut oats would grind up in the blender? Hmmm. One way to find out! Ha! The thing is, these shakes are THICK and they make like 32 oz. This morning I had to use a spoon to “drink” it. I just like that I’ve got something new to eat, especially this week since my oven is on the fritz and I can’t make my fruit loaves like I usually do.

Deadwood

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

Any of you watching Deadwood? I am so sad this will be the final season; that show is damn good. History tells us there was a big fire in Deadwood and it seems the show is gearing up towards the big fire incident. Tonight’s episode had so much visual foreshadowing, it was beautiful! Lots of candles burning, torches glowing, shots of wood, etc. – loved how they did that! This show also helps me develop in interest in history – I used to absolute abhore anything historic-related, but as I get older I get more interested. I find myself on the Internet each Sunday night or Monday morning looking up things that happened in history because of Deadwood. For instance, tonight I’m looking up the history of Wyatt Earp since he showed up at camp in the episode. Neat stuff. This show does not help matters at all, though, with my yearning to get back to South Dakota! Man. Miss it there.

Bedroom completion

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

We finished our bedroom today! It’s not perfect and I’m okay with that. We still have to get new bedding (hence why the dust ruffle is not on), but that will come in time.

Updated pictures are here.

The Check

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

We’ve been waiting for our deposit money from the rental to come all month… and yesterday while we were at Home Depot, guess what? It came certified mail! So, we missed it! And we can’t go pick it up until Tuesday. Grrrrrrrrrrrr. I am dying to know how much the check is for – our security deposit was $1400 and we did almost everything on the checklist. There were a few things we didn’t do, so I know there will be money taken out, I just hope it wasn’t too much. The suspense is killing me!