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What I’ve Done Today – Cooking, Writing, and I’m Still Not Done

I did get one assignment for a job out of the way.  I did also miss an appointment I’d rescheduled from Friday.  So, that’s a wash.  BUT, I did some cooking.

First, I got up and made blueberry muffins…

blueberry muffins

and then I made these other things. I took aluminum muffin tin thingies, sprayed them with cooking spray, put some hashbrowns in the bottom, then put in red and yellow peppers, turkey sausage, cheddar cheese, and poured on an egg and milk mixture. The result was tasty.

egg cups

I had hashbrowns left over, so I made a hashbrown casserole.

hashbrown casserole

And then I went upstairs to work. Hubs cut up some chicken and put it in a salt water bath for me. I finished up a big writing project, got dressed, and then went downstairs to fry the chicken.

fried chicken

I was waiting for the chicken to brown, so I browned some ground beef to make up some meat for a taco pizza or taco lasagna. We are so multicultural.

taco meat

I started using Penzey’s taco seasoning and I swear I will never go back, even though I know that its flavor fails to resemble any authentic Mexican seasoning, it still tastes better than the stuff that comes in the packet.

I cleaned up the kitchen after sectioning out a bit of everything for my Mom, and then came upstairs to start this post. And now, after a trip the grocery store and a guest post on someone else’s blog, I am stepping away from the computer. Next week will consist of many, many hours on the computer, and I need to give my brain, eyes, and fingers a break.

Help, I’m a Slob! Part I – The Office

Amazingly enough, I managed to finish the majority of my December to-do list before Christmas, so that left me this week to either start January’s to-do list or to do something I’ve been putting off for about 6 months – cleaning my house.  Granted, getting a jump on next work’s month would be amazing, but when you’re up to your ears in dust bunnies, dirty laundry, and unopened mail it can really do a number on your motivation.  I took some “before” pictures of each room, to motivate myself, and more to impress myself when it was all over.  I started Tuesday, and it took all day to get my home office straightened out.  I had a mail bin with sheets and sheets of paper in it – documents dating back to 2008.  I went through the whole thing.  I’m posting all the “before” pictures of the office “after” pictures right after..  I will create other posts for the other rooms with the other “after” pictures.  This blog post is mainly for my Mom, who has to work but I explain each and every thing I’ve done in minute detail like I’ve made an important scientific discovery, or perhaps single-handedly created world peace.  Plus, I think she’s the only one who still reads this blog.

The Office


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The dreaded mail bin.

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a great place to put wrapping paper.

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So, that’s the office. Stay tuned for other rooms as I finish them. Because I know the rest of you are on pins and needles….