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"I'm looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't-live-without-each-other love."

Racing

Still my favorite video of N and Little C BY FAR. Must watch.

N and Little C

Noah.

It’s amazing how much I love Noah. He makes me so happy. I just don’t know what I would do without him. Sometimes I think about the future, when he won’t be in my life anymore, and I tear up. I just don’t ever want to have to go through that. Whoever is in my life at that time, will be peeling me off the floor if they want me to get up and going. But, that’s not something to worry about now, because Noah is alive and well. and perfect as ever. And he gets to play with N’s two pups so he has friends now that he sees basically every day. and a big yard at N’s to play in. So his life is good now. :)

Sea Bass

Last night, I decided to try out the sea bass recipe that I found on pinterest. I’m not a huge fan of really fishy fish. Actually, I hate it. And I have always loved the sea bass entrees I’ve had at restaurants (especially at NoRTH - if you haven’t ever tried it, go immediately. So delicious). So N and I both made this meal. Maybe more so N, since he’s the type that kind of has to have control in the kitchen. ;)

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chopped tomato 
  • tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided 
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt (divided - 1/2 and 1/4)
  • (1/4-inch-thick) slices lemon, halved (about 1 lemon)
  • (6-ounce) sea bass or halibut filets (about 1 1/2 inches thick)

We used 3 garlic cloves because N is obsessed with garlic, and only 2 filets. I would actually double the recipe if I were making it for 4 filets because I like a lot of stuff on my fish.

Fish:

Sprinkle fish with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Place fillets in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Place 4 halved lemon slices on each fillet. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Tomato vinaigrette:

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds or until garlic begins to brown. Add the tomato and onions; reduce heat to medium, and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in 2 tablespoons lemon juice, vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Keep warm.

and voila!

N and I went to dinner two nights ago. And we got sat at one of those tables that’s half booth, half chairs. I stole the booth side. and he sat in the chair side. then said, “Would it be weird if we sat on the same side?” So we ended up being that awesome couple that sits on the same side as each other. And I have to say it was one of the best dinners, because we milked it for all it was worth. It made us be goofy. and lovey. So I even asked our waitress to take a picture of us. and we cheesed it up.

N’s brother also caught some really cute pics of Little C and me and Little c and N on July 4th. (and yes, I know his hand is in a compromising position, but I didn’t realize it at the time)

Anyways, I hope everyone has a fantastic day. I’m really trying to focus on the blessings in my life. Hope you do, too!

Humanity

I seriously question humanity sometimes. I don’t understand how some people can be so incredibly selfish. Sometimes I wish God would be more active on Earth. And not give so much free will. I would lessen my free will if it meant the people who make incredibly idiotic, horrible, stupid, selfish decisions were given what they deserve.

Republican.

"Recently, while I was working in the flower beds in the front yard, my neighbors stopped to chat as they returned home from walking their dog.

During our friendly conversation, I asked their 12 year old daughter what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be President some day.

Both of her parents - liberal Democrats - were standing there, so I aske her, “If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?” She replied, “I’d give food and houses to all the homeless people.”

Her parents beamed with pride!

“Wow…what a worthy goal!” I said. “But you don’t have to wait until you’re President to do that!” I told her.

“What do you mean?” she replied.

So I told her, “You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and trim my hedge, and I’ll pay you $50. Then you can go over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house.”

She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, “Why doesn’t the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?”

I said, “Welcome to the Republican Party.”

Her parents aren’t speaking to me.”

Possibly?

So I came across a job I may apply for. It’s to be a classroom assistant at a Montessori school downtown. Apparently you don’t need to be certified. They just require a bachelors degree and they prefer certain degrees and my major and minor both fall under the preferred ones. It’s for 6-9 year olds, because they put together kids 3 years apart because they think the big kids can teach the little kids things, and by teaching the little kids, the big kids learn things. They also focus a lot on music during this age range. I think it sounds like a really cool idea. So I’m really considering applying, but I’m terrified of the unknown. I wish I were one of those people who wasn’t ever afraid and could just go and do something without even thinking about it. But instead I start thinking about all the things that could go wrong with this idea. But I know I need to just trust in God, and let Him lead me to where I need to go. So, I need to get my sister to make up a resume for me (yes, I don’t have a resume still because I’ve never needed one…) and then I guess I should apply. RIGHT? I wish someone would just make decisions for me sometimes. It’d make my life a lot easier. I need to pray about this, but I also think I need to get the ball rolling. The job opportunity expires in August though. Although, of course, I’m sure they would probably find someone before that. Ugh, life is so scary.