Angry Birds

Yesterday my cousins were in town.  I was excited because no one ever comes to visit me (and what’s the point in a guest bedroom if there are never any guests).  Also, I was excited because I love to cook for people and, although Regan will eat pretty much anything I put before her, there is nothing like cooking for appreciative adults.  I set out to find something yummy and budget-friendly and the twittuh directed me to this site.

Almost immediately I settled upon the Chicken Arrabbiata.  It looked super yummy and I knew it would be a crowd pleaser.  Plus, I already had most of the ingredients.  I basically only had to buy the chicken and a can of crushed tomatoes.

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You guys, dinner was fantastic!  I served it over pasta with steamed asparagus and garlic ciabatta.  I cooked enough thinking I’d get some leftovers out of it, but there were none.  Not a single drop of anything was left.  They loved it!

My guy brought wine and we had to best adult dinner I’ve had in quite some time.  I enjoyed the food, the wine, the conversation and the company.

It was truly a great evening!

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Imagine a girl waltzing in to work.  Okay, no need to be coy.  This IS my spot.

Imagine me waltzing in to work.  I’m feeling kind of high because I’m just coming off of a nice evening with my new guy.  The weather is lovely, my jeans fit right and I’m looking forward to a super fun lunch with a friend.

I’m sitting at my desk doing some work (for real) when suddenly a delivery guy shows up at my desk with flowers.  Flowers for moi?!?  I thought perhaps he just needed my signature so he could leave them at someone else’s desk.  But no, they had my name on them,  They were for me!

A dozen roses and a teddy bear!

You guys, I was ecstatic.  I hadn’t had flowers delivered since I was married.   And these were from the guy I was seeing and actually liked! The card didn’t indicate who they were from, but I was sure it was him.  I quickly shot him off a text.  Then came his response.

He didn’t send me any flowers.  

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!?!

My coworker immediately started laughing.  She determined they were from  Hang Time.  Mind you, Hang Time hasn’t called me in over two months, electing instead to send me random texts on a weekly basis.   Texts inviting me out to dinners, movies, tennis dates and whatnot.   I always respond with a curt “no thanks.”  So why he would spend his hard earned money on flowers for someone who clearly is not interested in his company?  It’s been two months!

I sent him a text asking if they were from him, but at press time I have not received a response.

Another coworker suggested they were from the security guard that has a crush on me.

There is one other slim possbility, but he is someone I haven’t spoken to or seen since last month.

I’m really bummed that I can’t enjoy my flowers.  If they aren’t from the guy I wanted them to be from, I really don’t even care.

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Enjoying…a little babyfree time.  Regan has gone to stay with my mom for a while.  It’s the best of both worlds.  We both get to have fun and then FaceTime every evening!

Loving…myself.  No for real.  I’ve started doing affirmations in the morning and it makes me love myself even more than ever.  You should try it!

Feeling…pain in my knees.  I fell last week and skinned my knees something awful.  One is healing pretty easily, the other not so much.  And they both are putting a cramp on my steez.  It is so hard to be fly in pants in the middle of the summer.  And I am sick of maxi dresses.

Reading…a new book on my Kindle.  Hidden by Ca.therine McKen.zie.  I just started it so I can’t speak on it yet.  But I am still loving my Kindle and still loving the one free book a month.

Thinking about…my new guy.  I am besotted.

Listening to…Spotify.  I know I am late to the game.  I actually tried it out a few months and didn’t get it.  I think they must have changed the site because suddenly I can navigate it so much easier.  Follow me!

Watching…Big Brother 16.  People, can we all touch and agree that Devin goes home tonight?  I can’t stand him.  He’s not even attractive to me anymore.

Counting down…to getting off work.  Some much needed beauty maintenance is on deck and then I get to see the guy.  :)





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The other day I was trapped at home cuddled up with my baby.  I had teleworked and, thus, hadn’t left my house the entire day.  I love days like that and had no intentions of going anywhere.  Then it hit me.  MY SWEET TOOTH.

Suddenly, I wanted cake.  Nay, I NEEDED cake.  I started rummaging through the cabinets looking for anything that would curb my craving.  I had nothing.  No cookies, bits of candy, ice cream, nothing.  Then I saw a jar of frosting in the back of the cabinet and decided I would make a cake if only I had the right ingredients.  I pulled out my computer and did a quick search for a basic cake recipe.  One by one I ticked off the ingredients…until I got to the last one.  Milk.

Crap.  We ran out of milk over the weekend, which is ironic because Regan rarely drinks milk or cereal, which requires milk.  I stood perplexed and contemplated putting on clothes and going to the store, then I thought WWTD?

What Would Tarsha Do?

Why, she would improvise, of course!

I had coconut milk in the cabinet, so I decided to make a substitution.  I figured it would either be a colossal failure and waste of flour and sugar, or a delightful Caribbean surprise.


It was…just meh.  Not nasty.  Though totally edible.  Better than some cakes I’ve had, although I would never make it again.  But what’s important is it cured my sweet tooth!


And Regan thought it was grand!

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