Saturday, December 24, 2011


what would you do if an ex gave you a very expensive gift? mr nice guy gave me a very thoughtful, very needed gift for Christmas. my knee jerk reaction is send it back, but he insisted that i keep it. i dont think i have been in this situation since jr high when my 8th grade boyfriend tried to give me a "diamond" necklace. i knew it cost about 50 bucks because i had seen it at the store. a 50 dollar gift when you are in 8th grade(in 1982, no less)is huge. my parents made me return it. i dont feel a particular obligation to return mr nice guys gift, but considering my recent revelation that i am still in love with dick(of tom dick and harry), it seems weird.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

good night nurse!

i need a nurse. pretty sick right now and i need to rebound to health asap! i hate being sick, but you all have heard me whine about that before, so i will abstain from doing it here on this post. in the past 2 days, mr ex man, mr nice guy, and mr random guy(dont think i ever mentioned him here) have contacted me. i wont talk to mr ex man. mr nice guy told me he was still madly in love with me, and mr random guy is moving forward at an incredibly slow pace that i hope he never tries to accelerate. i want dick(why did i come up with the whole tom dick and harry thing?). i am so embarrassed to admit it(not sure why), but i am frozen with fear and i am unable to contact him. do men get frozen with fear and choose to chicken out and not call when all they want to do is call the girl and get back together? i have reason to believe that he might be frozen with fear, but do i want to be the girl who does that work? am i living in a chick flick fantasy land where the man shows up on my doorstep in the rain and declares his love and tells me how he cannot live without me? probably. i am usually more sensible, but pining for a man for a year is new territory for me. any ideas? tips? advice?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas granola

ok-so its really not "Christmas granola" per se. i just took the basic granola recipe i make every few weeks and threw in some dried cranberries and m&m's(green and red, of course)to add some holiday flair. 4 cups rolled oats 2 cups rice krispies 2 tsps cinnamon 1/2 cup honey 1 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup butter 1/2-3/4 12 oz bag of m&m's 1/2 6oz bag of dried cranberries nuts mix oats, cereal, and cinnamon together. heat honey, brown sugar and butter. stir until melted. pour over the oat mixture. spread on rimmed cookie sheet. bake at 250 for 10 minutes. stir, bake for another 10, stir and bake for a final 10 minutes. cool, the add candy, fruit, and nuts. stir. i added the better part of the bag of m&m's because i wanted the green and red to show through the cute glass jars i was giving it in. the cranberries add a little tart to balance the sweetness of this recipe combined with the m&m's(which i dont normally add to my every day granola) i left of the nuts.i dont care for them, but if you are a nutty type person, i would recommend slivered almonds or pecans. its a really good granola recipe on its own. i have it with yogurt in the summer and heat it with milk in the winter. makes a very yummy warm breakfast.