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So I guess it must be time to spew a bit of my thoughts out onto this as I can't seem to focus on the homework I'm supposed to be doing. I'm supposed to be writing about Functional Behavior Assessments and why they're important, but I have no desire to read the chapter a second time and figure out what should go into my one-page response/reflection. Luckily for me, I have until class time tomorrow to get it done. Perhaps the inspiration will come to me in the middle of the night or something.

Seeing as how it's been such a long time, I feel I should begin with a sort of general thing to bring you all up to speed (as if you aren't already, as most of you are friends with me on the "facespace"). Here's a list:

1. Last fall I started in on a post-Baccalaureate program at CNM to get a teaching certificate. I'm intending to get dual licensure in Secondary Education (Language Arts) and Special Education. This will not only allow me to use my Bachelor's degree, but will also net me a day job. I've gotten myself an intern license so I can start working as a teacher while finishing all the stuff for an actual license (hopefully next fall I will be putting this to use).
2. [livejournal.com profile] nicktheshrubber and I got engaged. Wedding plans are hectic and happening, though most of the big stuff is done now. We are still debating stuff like invitations, ceremony wordings, and what to make the cake look like. Ya know, the little stuff that you don't realize you have to do until you've done the really big stuff, e.g. finding a venue.
3. Spent a week helping my grandparents work on downsizing the amount of stuff they have in order for them to move from AZ to CO where they will have a safer, easier living environment. Scored some amazing stuff as a result of "keeping sentimental/valuabe things in the family." I got everything from a cast-iron Dutch oven to antique china teacups to a whole roomful of wicker furniture. [livejournal.com profile] nicktheshrubber and I have added another bill to our financial situation in the form of a storage unit so we have somewhere to put it.
4. Rorschach is still around, and doing fantastically. He is a much better pooch than he once was, as he has calmed down in his older age as well as lost his paunch (he was getting pretty chunky for a while, but that another story).

Anyhoo... I believe I should be going as it appears that dinner is almost ready (Teriyaki stir fry!!! SQUEE!!), which means it's just about time for some Walking Dead, Deadwood, etc. Cheers!

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mandy12052: (jiji)
Neither American nor Great!

Today shall be stew day. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, please refer to this entry. Based on the awesome and incredible list of suggestions I have received from my faithful cooking comrades, I'm thinking I may end up with two separate stews! It's going to be excellent!

At this point, I have no idea what exactly I'll end up with from this exciting experiment in learning to cook new things, but I'm excited about it. Naturally, I intend to tell you all what I did. And then a week from now I'll tell you whether it was good enough that [livejournal.com profile] thine_eyes ate it.

Anyhoo... that is all I really have to report today. It's XMAS eve, and I'm sitting around trying to figure out how I'll make stew to pass the time until my brother-in-law gets in at midnight. Then we will drive to Farmington either in the middle of the night or tomorrow morning (depending on the weather and the potential for black ice).
mandy12052: (Default)
Ok, people. I need your help with something.

As many of you know, [livejournal.com profile] lotuschild03 has just left for a three-week-long trip to other states. The point being he has left behind many tasty veggies that I'm not familiar with using to cook. I'm thinking I will make a stew, but I'm not sure what else to throw in there to make it taste good. So I'm asking for your input here, since I know many of you cook very tasty concoctions.

The veggies I'm no good at include:
leeks
brussel sprouts

Additional veggies in stock include:
Yellow onions
Corn
Peas
Celery
Parsley
Broccoli

There is also some chicken and sausages in the fridge/freezer as an FYI.
I am willing to buy additional items to put in the stew.

The whole issue is that I'm worried I'm gonna put all this stuff in a pot with some other stuff and it's gonna taste awful. I don't wanna waste food, so help a sistah out, eh?

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