Boy ... ever since we got home life has been BUSY! The day after we got home, a few unfortunate news hit us... and Mike decided it was time to buy a house! So we did! We were extremely limited in our choices though (we have to stay in our neighborhood or the neighborhood next to us b/c of schools) b/c we live in a very prime area in San Antonio, so choices are sort of slim picking ... and expensive! But, we found one that will work for us!
Then, I found out that I'm 99% sure I'm going back to work. Gah! I'm so nervous! and excited! I'm so excited that it is still doing data entry work which I absolutely LOVE doing ... no phone work!! Whew!
Smokey the hamster ate off part of my shopping bag that is lining my little wastebasket on the dryer. Ever since, he has slept with that piece of bag like a blanket. I tried to pull it out one day and boy did he move fast to grab it back with his teeth! So, the bag stays....
When we came home from our trip to the cabin, we see this larger than normal sized lizard on the side of our porch. Normally they don't stay in one place, and scramble away after we see it. This one just stayed and stayed ... I placed the cooler w/ the pig next to it, and it didn't move. I came out an hour later to take a picture of it after the girls looked at it. Still didn't move. Finally I grabbed a stick and tried to see if it would run off. It's dead.
I had two photo shoots last Saturday. One in the morning at San Jose Mission ... I love that mission! So beautiful! I had another shoot that night at my usual park I go to. I wore flip flops. I got bit by a flea. A FLEA!! Let me say.. those suckers have fangs! They HURT! He bit me TWICE! In the SAME spot! The next day my foot is swollen, and it itches like crazy. I read up on it after church when someone told me that it was a flea that bit me. Turns out, that you have to be really careful when you scratch it (well, it's best not to scratch really) because fleas desecrate when they bite. So, they poop when they bite people/animals?! Oh great! Oh, and some people are hypersensitive to the flea's saliva! Guess what?! That was ME! My foot swelled up for three days. I couldn't even get my flip flops on! It hurt, and ached, and it was swollen. Gah. Thankfully, the swelling has gone done now.
I have a favorite dinner that my mother in law makes... it's called Big Daddy. You basically fry a piece of flour tortilla, and layer things on it like you would a tostada. Refried beans, hamburger, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, and pickles. (yes, pickles!). When we went to a neighboring town next to where Mike grew up, I saw on the menu a Big Daddy. YAY! I ordered that sucker, and it came out the size of a medium sized PIZZA!! I think I ate a quarter of it...
However, there's a tiny little problem when it comes to big daddies.... I can't fry. I butcher everything that I fry. It's either too hot, or not hot enough. I can't fry. But man alive I was hungry for these big daddies! So I fried... and I botched it. AGAIN.
I get a text from a certain someone when he got home that may or may not have said basically to stick to what I know... and frying ain't what I know! I agree .... but man do I love those big daddies! Too bad I could only find them on a menu in Arizona. All these Mexican restaurants should have them on their menu!
Thankfully last night I made chimichangas and no one passed out when they saw the chimi's, so we're good.... that might be the ONLY thing I can fry. Course, a little "someone" had to use a knife to cut through her chimi....
Getting back into the groove of exercising after vacation has been hard. But, I went back!! I love where I go to the gym ... it's personal training in a group and I've been doing it since January. The second day back was "full body" day, meaning we work on everything on the body and no concentrate on certain muscles like other days. Well, my trainer wanted me to jump up on two boxes and jump back down. Two boxes meaning those step boxes. I did a few ... then tried another and my foot caught the back end of the top box, and man alive did I take a fall! Fell flat on my knee and skinned my knee in the process. My trainer came over, pulled me up and said "just do the jumping jacks and hop ... stay off the box." I couldn't even WALK! He wants me to do a jumping jack and hop and repeat?!" I was sore for a few days... and my bruise is going finally almost going away. But yesterday at my class I found out I still couldn't put a lot of pressure on my knee while on my knees.
I just now realized that I've posted about two dead animals complete with pictures... in a row. Sorry about that. I promise my next post will not be about dead animals complete with pictures!