3.09.2012

Socks

I have finally accepted something that is a huge issue for me.
I am always cold. Unless I am stuck outside in 100° weather, then I am cold.

At work, I usually sit on my left hand and control the mouse with the right. So the right hand is a wee bit frozen all the day. I will go to the ladies room just to wash my hands with warm water to give the right hand a break.

I would love suggestions of how to be more comfortable in cooler environments... but until I figure out some major transformation, I guess I'll move to Texas. Check.

Seriously though, one of the largest reasons I moved to Texas was to escape the cold.
But even though it's nice and toasty here, the air conditioning still works.

So, what is a girl to do? I am embracing warm clothes year round. Cardigans are the best. And I keep a big-blanket-like scarf in my desk drawer. I also love leggings. A couple weeks ago, I received some negative feedback about my legging habits. But luckily it only reinforced my love for being comfortable.

So... I have lots of leggings. Brown, black, blue and white striped, black cropped, and grey. And I have seen enough women wear them, that I think I have the hang of it.

But I also love socks. And I need more positive female sock role models in my life.
My friend Lindy is the ultimate sock influence in my life. She always has fun, crazy socks that she wears with flats in the winter. It's really classy lookin.

She lives in Utah, and I live in Texas. Thus I have to find inspiration online.






Aren't those saddle shoes great? I had some when I was in elementary school and they were the best. I think I am going to be on the look out yet again. Especially if saddle shoes mean I can wear socks folded all cute like that. 

3.07.2012

Seafood

Today is one of those days that I just can't stop thinking about food.
Oh wait, that's everyday. Seriously people.
I am never not thinking about food.

Whenever I talk to one of those people who "don't eat breakfast..." I just think they're crazy. That is one whole meal. A big opportunity for happiness and fulfillment each day.

It's been a bit since I have posted pictures of deliciousness. Let's change that.


Shrimp is so good to me. Best way to cook it? I'm glad you asked. 
Buy the bag of frozen raw shrimp at Costco. Thaw it. Dump the shrimp into a bowl of salt water for a wee bit. Boil some water and dump the shrimp in there until they turn pink. I am pretty sure both my mom and I will never buy cooked shrimp again. Frozen and raw is the way to go. 
Also, homemade cocktail sauce is much more rewarding than the packaged stuff. Just ketchup, horseradish, and lemon juice. 

I am not a ketchup fan. In fact, I really don't like that the word is mentioned two times in one blog post. Even that is too much for me. But yet, the cocktail sauce is so delicious. 


My mother's chicken noodle soup. Never met a better one. It's the best. 


Almost as good as these folks sitting around, enjoying it all. 

Fun note: Yes, my father and I are wearing the same shirt in this photo. 
We didn't plan to both pack them but we did plan to wear them on the same day. 
Well, my dad put it on one morning so I went and changed to we could be twinsies.