Friday, August 28, 2009

Just a lil prank-if you could even call it a prank

I have recently found myself in possession of a box of mattress gel samples. I decided that I should do something with them. Here's the plan:

#1 Place millions of samples on the husbands side of the bed
#2 Watch him getting ready for bed as normal, trying hard not to giggle
#3 Watch him climb into bed
#4 Watch as he tosses and turns
#5 LOL when he asks what all the little bumps are in his bed
#6 Roll over and enjoy the rest of the night while he:
A: yells and lectures at me for being so immature
B: giggles to himself and proceeds to fall asleep
C: hold on for dear life to the sheet because he is attempting to pull me out of bed so he doesn't have to clean up the samples on his own.
D: doesn't even realize that the mattress is flawed

I'm really hoping that he will go for "B" but I don't know. I'm hoping he comes home in a happy go lucky mood. He has been at Cabelas so I know that definitely will help with his mood. He should be arriving home soon. I am going to update on this tomorrow. What is your vote? What do you think he will do? Let me know if you have any fun pranks you have pulled on your spouse/significant other.


THIS WAS QUITE THE PROCESS-I had to make sure that they didn't over lap

YOU CAN'T EVEN TELL!!! The bedroom is boring. I really want to paint the walls but the bed is so heavy and hard to take apart that I doubt we will paint the room before we move.

So turns out whenever I want to pull a prank or anything less than perfect I should do it right after he comes home from Cabelas. He was in the best mood! As he crawled in bed he didn't even notice all the tiny bumps. I had a couple that floated on over to my side, and I definitely noticed. After about 5 minutes he finally said "Uh Linds, did you buy a new mattress pad?" I started giggling and explained everything. We laughed ourselves to sleep and I felt really good about it. They are still on the mattress. I wonder if he will take them off the bed before we sleep again. Anyways, it will be totally annoying to clean them up but it was worth it.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Shanna!!!

Shanna had a BirThdAy toDaY! We decided that since her husband had to work and because Anthony is schooling it from now on that we would take another trip up to Bear Lake. We once again stayed at the Inn. Shanna was up there due to work, so I met her later last night. We had such a great time! I told Shanna that before we left the lake I had to make a castle. Turns out we are both horrible at castle making. We are experts at making a moat though.

While soaking up the rays we discussed how lucky we have been. Once again, the water was warm and this time there were only 5 other vehicles. We go on the Idaho side, so we can pull the car right up to the beach. Since the beach is so big it feels like we have the place to ourselves. Another thing we discussed was how sad we were that we were missing our third wheel, Jill. She is in a better place though....much better! She will be arriving back from Florida in a couple of days and I cannot wait!

Anyways, I'm rambling. It was a perfect day though! We ended it with a yummy milkshake. You can't leave Bear Lake without one.

Shanna, I hope you had a most wonderful birthday! Thanks for being such a great friend. You are a great listener and always have great advice. Thanks for always laughing at my stupid jokes. We always have the bestest of times!!! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Count down begins.........

So Anthony starts school tomorrow. I will never have to have this thought again. He graduates in the Spring and I cannot believe how far he has come. I am going to list the impending negativeness (is that a word?) of what the next 8 months will be like.

1) Bedtime at 10:00 sharp. Once the school year starts it means that staying up late and watching trash on t.v is OVER. Here is the reason I complain of this. Anthony can get in bed and within 2 minutes (this is no exaggeration!) he is asleep. I, on the other hand, stare at the wall for hours. I know that the simple solution would be to stay up while he sleeps, but I hate that. I think it is important to go to bed together. I had another solution that I used when we were first married but after Anthony noticed that we were purchasing Nyquil way too often we had to end that abruptly. Hi, my name is Lindsey and I have been sober for 3 and a 1/2 years.

2) The models...the models, models models. No, I am not talking about underwear models (this wouldn't have made the list if that were the case). I am talking about cardboard models. Anthony is so amazing! You should come over and see all of the detail and hard work he puts into his projects. But my gosh, we have NO MORE ROOM! During the school months there will be an increase of cardboard, wood, glass, odd random tools, etc, etc. I love you Anthony, but we have got to take back control of that back room.

3)Feeling as if we are roommates. This one is the hardest for me. It seems as if we come and go as we please. I wake up alone, and go to bed alone. It is extremely lonely at times. And at least once or twice every month I have an emotional meltdown. Boo Hoo for Lindsey right?

4) Saturdays are out of the question. If he isn't working on homework he is at work. He works to:
A: Pay the Bills
B: Put food on the table
C: Pay for Lindsey's numerous starbucks relapses
D: All of the above

Best of luck to Anthony (and me) in this last 8 months. We are going to make it, I just know it. ooooooo gotta go, I have 45 minutes before my 10:00 bedtime, better start winding down.

P.s If you answered (D) you are the winner!
I went from one addiction to another. I'm not proud but at least Starbucks taste better than Nyquil.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Blackberry Bar

Yesterday I had the urge to bake. I found this fantastic recipe and got a grocery list put together. After dinner me and Anth ran to the store and I gathered all my supplies. As soon as I arrived I turned the oven on and suddenly realized......O Dear...forgot the eggs. I then sulked and yelled for the next 20 minutes. Flash forward to today........Got me some eggs! This recipe is from a website....what that website is...well I can't tell you at this moment because we had to reformat this computer because it basically had given up on life. Anyways.....let me tell you a story.

Right after me and Anthony got married we went on a trip with my family to the Oregon Coast. All of the "Kids" were in this ugly huge rental van and we were all pretty much passed out. We all try our darn hardest to pass out on the road so we can all manage each other when we actually get to our destination. As we were driving I was awoken to Mom and Dad discussing if they should pull over and visit the fruit stand they saw approaching on the side of the road. The ugly van pulled over and the sleeping children all rolled out. What I saw I will never forget. The berries were huge! Blackberries, Marionberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc, etc. They were huge!!! Do you get that? Do I need to say it again! Big, luscious, juicy, finger staining GOOODNESS! We left that stand with less souvenir money then before and I will forever appreciate that state for not only its beauty but for its gorgeous berries.

What does this have to do with the bars I made today? Well, Costco had beautiful Blackberries yesterday and all I could think about is that family trip. I plan on meeting my parents tomorrow after work and sharing these bars with them. The memories they bring will forever leave a smile on my face. They taste pretty darn good too!


I found the website, its from Heres the recipe

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Friday me and the girls met up to discuss our latest book. "Moloka'i" by Alan Brennert. Moloka'i was probably the most depressing book I have ever read. This story is about a young girl named Rachel who is diagnosed with Leprosy. She soon was shipped to Kalaupapa (leper Colony)where she is isolated from her family and watches as many of her close friends suffer and eventually die from the disease.

This book is a in depth look at the disease and how society treated those suffering. It was very well written and is a good balance of story and facts. Although it was very depressing, it is one that I would recommend to others.

Thanks Alicia for opening your home to us and for being such a great host. This months book is called "The Good Guy" by Dean Koontz. The book seems pretty intense, which will be a nice change. Also, I get to be the host this month which is the best part. I plan on making something yummy to munch on. If anyone is interested in joining please let me know. We are looking for at least one or two more members, so please don't be shy. I plan on getting the book read fairly early (unlike last month). If you would like to borrow it from me, I would be more than happy too. Thanks and happy reading!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Nothing to blog about....

I can't believe I've almost gone a whole week without posting anything. I just literally have nothing to post about. There hasn't been any drama at work. I haven't really gone anywhere. Whats even more of a miracle is that I have no embarrassing stories to tell. I know....unheard of! I'm going to blame the lack of stories on the fact that I have had to do the morning shifts. The morning shifts are brutal! I am not a morning person....AT ALL! I have to be up at 5am and the shift is from 6-2. By time I get home I'm a complete zombie and I basically just sit at home. The last couple of nights I have gone to bed by 10. On Thursday I only made it to 9. Wow. I feel like an old woman. Today was my last morning shift for awhile. So I'm hoping that my regular embarrassing lifestyle will continue on as usual.

On Tuesday my work is having a pot luck. I'm hoping I have lots to discuss after that. Lots of weird unknown pot luck food to dissect and lots of hilarious conversations to sustain me for the week.

Also book club is on Friday. We have pushed the date back numerous times, so It will be nice to finally discuss the book (That I just barely finished today).

This was a boring post...I fully understand that. Thanks for reading though!

(Mariel, If you are reading this, I suggest you leave me a comment, don't stalk & ditch! THANKS! MISS YA!)

Monday, August 3, 2009

his version VS my version

Yesterday I got sucked into a reality show called "The next food network star". Lucky for me the finale was last night and I started the whole marathon at the very beginning. I was so inspired by these characters whose dreams were to have their own cooking show. I crawled in bed and as I drifted to sleep I dreamed of all the fantastic meals they had prepared and how I wished to be like them. I woke up with a fantastic recipe that I just knew I had to create for dinner tonight.

There was an appetizer called B.L.A.S.T Balls which included a tomato cut in 4th and then had lettuce, bacon and slices of avocados laid in it. The idea was amazing, his presentation....was not. I knew in my heart that I could make it better. Here is my version.

Here is the recipe

Lindsey's Exploding Tomato Salad
(serving size 2)

2 small hass avocados
4 small (on the vine) tomatoes
1 chicken breast (pound til chicken is thin)
1/2 can jumbo olives
2 cups fresh spinach
6 slices of turkey bacon (cook and crumble)
1/2 tbs Monterey Steak Seasoning
dash of garlic powder
1/2 tbs lemon juice
Newmans own light balsamic vinaigrette
4 skewers

*Sprinkle steak seasoning on chicken and cook in skillet (6 minutes per side).
*While chicken is cooking mash up avocados and add bacon, garlic powder, lemon juice. Add a bit of salt and pepper to taste.
*Cut top of tomatoes and scoop out all seeds and innards.
*Place avocado mix in tomatoes
*After chicken is cooked thoroughly slice in thin slices
*Plate up a heaping cup of spinach and drizzle vinaigrette
*grab skewers and randomly add filled tomatoes, olives, chicken
*Place over salad

This is probably the most beautiful meal I have ever made. The colors are vibrate and it was very healthy. The avocados mixed with the bacon and tomatoes is such a great flavor. It was so easy. I am truly proud! I hope everyone tries it! The next time I have anyone over I will definitely whip this recipe out.