Who knows what this is?
(I mean, besides a monkey.)
He's a little creepy-looking in this picture, eh?
He's a pen holder!
I gave this to the Captain when he worked inside and in an office a lot of the time. His office was decorated in all monkeys. I have inherited it, and it sits on my desk now. If you look closely at the pen, it has my old company name on it before I took a partner and we changed the name.
These are some Thai Chicken Patties I made last night. Atkins sent the recipe in their newsletter earlier in the week. I was surprised that they weren't just to die for because we usually love Thai anything, but they weren't. They were just okay. I guess nowadays you can just throw some lemon zest and cilantro in anything and call it Thai. I will probably make these again just for something different though. They weren't horrible or anything. It was a good meal with half your plate filled up with salad and one of these on the side (the Captain had two.) I'll be eating the leftovers for lunch. (These looked much better when they were browned well. Of course, I forgot to take a picture when they were done so you get the raw picture.)
The recipe is HERE if you want it. Just click the X at the top of the red pop-up box. You don't have to register to see the recipe.
I lost 2 lbs last week. Total is -16 lbs.
This is the magazine that started my cleaning and organizing frenzy. Evil magazine. Now I'm running around like a crazy woman organizing everything and throwing things away. It's really bugging me now that I've started and I can't stop! I guess that's not really a bad thing because it really needs to be done. The magazine was inspiring for sure.
So, even though I organized it not too long ago, I took everything out of our pantry yesterday (OMG...so much stuff!)...
Then I vacuumed and wiped and cleaned and organized and filled up three full bags and the recycle bin. When I've told you before that I'm a food hoarder, I wasn't kidding. You can see that I left a few things that we're not eating anymore (like the Ritz crackers, rice, pasta, etc.). That's because we're having a visit from the in-laws this week. They'll be here several days and they'll need something to eat. It would be totally rude not to have something they can munch on. They eat pretty healthy anyway, but I did leave a few things just for them.
It looks so much better!
I'm already planning to tackle the laundry room and closet next. I'm going to let my back rest for a day before I start that. Ugh. We can never get that room organized in a way that it looks good or stays organized for very long. It'll be a challenge. Want to see the "before" picture of the laundry room and closet? Oh, geez...prepare yourselves.