Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Low Carbedness.

I have a strong history of Diabetes in my family.  AND I am perpetually overweight and trying to lose some of it.
So, we have been trying to maintain a low carb lifestyle - which is torturous, seeing how much I love NOODLES and RICE, being Asian and all.
We have been trying out healthy substitutes like Almond Flour Bagels, Flax Seed Burger Buns and Quinoa.
Oh, and Spaghetti Squash and Zucchini Noodles. 
The hubs love these almond crackers and I make some for him every few weeks. :)
I haven't gotten them down perfect yet, but hey, we're getting there.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Not The Droids

After many years of procrastinating, I have finally started watching Dr. Who.  I think I got a little put off at first because I started by watching the very first episode of the very first series, and didn't really enjoy it.

Then, a few weeks ago, I decided I needed to begin watching it again, but this time, to start with the reboot 2005 version, starting with the 9th Doctor.

I haven't looked back since, and have enjoyed every single corny episode. I am currently on the 2nd season of the revival, with David Tennant taking over the reins from Christopher Eccleston, and saw an episode last night that just completely made me go, "OH!".

You see, I have had this t-shirt that I had purchased on for some time now, and I always thought that C3PO was in disguise as the robot from Metropolis. Little did I realise that it was really a Cyberman from Dr. Who.  R2D2 is also disguised as a Whovian character, the iconic Dalek.

Now if I can only figure out who BB8 is supposed to be.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017


My Christmas Present from the hubs?

A Computer to replace the one that was seriously dying and blacking out umpteen times every day.
Hurray for Practical Gifts!

However, he also decided he needed to get me a "romantic" gift as well, and so while I wasn't looking, went ahead and got me some perfume. :P Sneaky.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas 2017

We had hung the stockings a few nights before, and I am sure it is obvious which sock is whose. :)
Dec 25 Christmas Morning
It was a cold and dreary day, and the clouds looked threateningly like it would snow.  Alas, the little boy would not have his wish of snow on Christmas.
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He DID, though, have lots of toys and treats :)
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Stocking stuffers from Dollar Tree are Da Best.
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I received a very sweet card in my stocking.
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Then it was off to the tree to survey what treasures it held under its pineyness. Stikbot Pets, a Skylanders Book,
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Japanese DIY treats from The Richmond Tans, A MONOPOLY GAMER COLLECTOR's EDITION!, ( anytime there is blurriness, it is because of the lack of skill on the photographer's part in capturing frenzied movements from sheer glee and excitement )
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See how a Paint by Sticker book does not elicit such blurriness, though it is still much appreciated?
And then there was the Mommy-Made Minecraft Chest filled with Lego Minecraft figurines, and a couple of Stikbot Action Packs.
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By now, I had tired of the fuzziness and asked if he wouldn't mind posing and recreating the frenziness, except in a freeze frame position.
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And the creme de la creme? A 1600+ "Lego" Minecraft The Village Set, which had been much longed for, for a while now.

Merry Christmas, y'all.

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

The Night Before Christmas

The hubs has a tradition that started a couple of years back.  He likes to read a copy of "The Night Before Christmas" to the little boy on Christmas Eve, right before the little boy goes to bed, all full of anticipation and excitement.
This year, I had borrowed a book from the library, so that it would be a slightly more interesting read :)