Saturday, August 28, 2010

Selective hearing

I stood in the doorway until he realized I wasn't leaving. I told him he had to be off the phone by 8:30 - he agreed. 20 minutes later, I was in the door again. "What?" He snapped. "It's 8:30". "So?" He responded. He then told me I never told him to get off the phone. Oh man, this is going to be a long age 13!

Friday, August 27, 2010


Okay, so we are slow in technology. We just got a Wii a few weeks ago. My son saved his money and boiught it on his own., but mom paid for the sales tax, the warranty, and the rechargeable batteries. Oh well. Today I splurged and bought my own controller - kinda tough to play with one controller! We played at least 6 sports tonight as two-player. It was a blast and an hour flew by. Cool!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Why do my feelings always get hurt? Do I let my guard down too often or am I just a fool? You hurt my feels again and my spirit is crushed... Until the next day... The next time.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Strength vs. Trust

I have two small tats on my wrist. One kanji for strength and one for trust.
As I continue to look at these symbols, I originally had the thought that these are strong points for me. People comment and compliment how strong I am, with all I do, and how trusting I am to give so much. But the more I start to think about it, the more evident it becomes that these symbols can be either my success or my failure. I try to be too strong, but wanting to do everything myself and wanting to be responsible for everything and everyone. I know I can't be, but I can't get past that thought. I trust so many people that I tend to get hurt. I trust and believe, which can be a good thing, until I get hurt by trusting the wrong person. I always give people the benefit of the doubt, I get hurt, and then it happens all over again. It is truly amazing how the first time we look at something, is not always how we see it again.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Another Day

When I am working, he calls me constantly and wants to know when I will be home. When I'm home, he's either playing video games or listening to music. OR he follows me around like a puppy dog, from room to room, not saying anything. Drives me Nuts! I promise I won't run away.

Friday, August 20, 2010

It's Been So Long

I know it's been a while since I have blogged. The world just seems to keep on spinning and I don't always have time to take a breather, let alone a potty break! My world has been busy, spinning out of control, as summer is coming to an end, school is getting ready, supplies and clothes need to be bought. All with money and time that I don't seem to have. And then my college class is ending and my final has to be done, so that takes even more hours that I do not have.
I will be back... soon.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Crabby Day

Didn't have good sleep. My child was crabby this morning and my mood only added oil to the water. Throw in my cranky mom and there goes the day. Thank goodness I was in church or I might have hurt someone! Argh!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Easy California Spring Rolls

Crab (real or imitation)
Leaf Lettuce
Carrot matchsticks
Julienne Cucumbers
Avocado slices (optional)
Rice Paper Wrappers

First, for the wrappers, I have found two types. You need to check the ingredients to tell the difference. One is made primarily from a tapioca (which is typically sweeter, with a definite flavor) and the other is rice (these are thinner, more flexible, with little or no taste). From experience, I prefer the ones of mainly rice. (although they are slightly more expensive).

Wet the paper, as instructed (it will absorb water and get more flexible). These wrappers will get sticky, so making them on a plastic cutting board is suggested.

Layer the ingredients in the lower third, leaving room on the ends to wrap and tuck.

I usually lay a few baby spinach leaves and some spring greens. Head lettuce holds water and may be too bulky - leaf lettuce works well.

I then put down some crab, either a stick, or you can shred it up and lay it down.

Last, I pile on the veggies, laying them over the crab.

Roll carefully from the end, until it is rolled once and then tuck in the ends and roll the rest.

Ready to eat.

If you are going to put them in a dish for later, wrap each in a slightly damp paper town to keep them from sticking together.

Ready to go.

I either use a sweet chili sauce or Japanese spicy mayo to dip these in.
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