Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Terrible Day at Work? Eats a Salad.

Today was rough one at work. I've had busier days and days with more issues, but today just got under my skin. I made it home over an hour later than usual, and I was starving. I surprised myself by not going straight toward the 2 packages of Keebler cookies in the pantry (that my husband has seemingly forgotten about... shh), but by reaching for a bowl, some romaine, grape tomatoes, and fresh sliced carrots. Once I sat down with my salad, I stopped to make a puzzled face directed at myself and my shocking behavior.

"Amy, are you really assuaging your cubical woes by eating a salad?" It was so, and the moment deserved to be noted. So, here it is. A blog post and a meme-style image for all 3 of my readers to enjoy.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Leftover Oranges = Good-Smelling House

We had several leftover small navel oranges this week, and I've been needing a new candle or potpourri around here. I opted to simmer the sliced oranges on the stove while I did laundry, and it smells great. I was worried the spring weather would ruin the normally fall/winter scents, but it worked! I used about 3 cups of water, two small oranges, a teaspoon of ground cloves, and 3 caps of vanilla.

I brought the mix to a bubble on high, and then reduced to simmer. Ta-da!