I don't have a week's worth of photos this time. Honestly, I don't even remember what *days* I took some of these! Mostly my brain has been a blur of (a) trying to get my departments to give me the information I need so I can approve their little darlings for graduation or tell 'em better luck next time, (b) finalize the setup for my own graduate programs, and (c) prepare for my own entry into graduate school on the 18th. (One of the lesser things this has involved in having to re-do my MMR shots because who knows where my shot records from infancy are. All I have to say about that is MMR shots HURT.)
I've been so scattered this week that when I went to go grocery shopping this morning, I forgot to buy toilet paper! And, believe me, when you were already out of toilet paper, that's not the thing you wanna forget!
The extra $ from becoming full-time has helped in at least giving us a bit of breathing room in paying for grad school (even with the employee discount) and also continuing to pay for the insulin resistance meds. Combined with my regular diet and exercise routine, I've managed to drop 20 pounds in five-six months which makes me a very happy camper. I don't ever expect to be a size six again but I don't mind my body actually paying attention to what I've been trying to do and showing the effects of it :).
So, now to make myself stop prattling on, here are some pictures:
This is some Spanish chicken I made. It has tomatoes, onion, zucchini, sherry, paprika and chorizo. You start it on the stovetop and then let it finish in the oven.
The process of creating the marinade for carne asada. Many jalapenos, garlic cloves and bunches of cilantro gave their lives so that I might have tasty meat inside a tortilla :).
Yeah, I know. I don't even...*shakes head*
Gracie getting caught. She's currently wedged herself behind the TV, speaker and printer. For some reason, she is absolutely fascinated with the teeny-tiny section of the office wall/floor that's back there. Normally...eh. However, we've started hearing suspicious buzzing and shorting-out sounds which leads us to suspect that Al-Kitty's #2 operative has been chewing on things she jolly well shouldn't be.