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How did I miss the halfway mark?

I was going to have a big party or something.

And here I am, day 52, wondering where all my “I’m halfway there!” excitement went.

Not my favorite picture, but I already used the good dressed-up pictures.

So yay for more than halfway, and double yay for Christmas pictures in July!


A three-fer

A picture of you with your best friends; a picture of your favorite place in the world; and a picture of you wearing sunglasses.

First and oldest, here is a picture from many moons ago, when my best friends from high school got married:

I love this picture.  If only Andre were looking at the camera! And happier!

Steph and Tuan were my best friends in high school.  Kevin was also a great friend (and huuuge crush).  Andre proposed to me on a weekly basis.  Luckily for him, I crushed him every time, leaving him free to marry the lovely lady next to him in this picture!

Next up, favorite place.  This was a tough one.  I was scanning through pictures, and came across this one, which I at first selected because my favorite place is pretty much where-ever the people I love are. (cue cheesy awwwww)

Then I realized that this is better than I thought, because I do love being in the kitchen.  It’s where everybody gathers to chat.  It’s where I can cook (duh), and it’s where I can feed the people I love.   Because nothing says love like good home-cooked food.

And finally, me in shades.  And a rockin’ hat.

Meatloaf cupcakes

Just like peanut butter and jelly, right?

Okay, fine.  Meatloaf muffins, then.

Or just call them tasty.

Fine, fine, it’s not the prettiest food either.  Just try it!

I started with some basics:

1/2 cup quick oats

1 egg

2/3 cup milk

1 handful red onion, chopped

Mix it up!

I don’t have freaky arms, I’m just too lazy busy eating meatloaf to rotate the photos.  Maybe later.

Anyways, please meat your main ingredient.  One pound.

Add a little cheese (one handful. . .maybe about a cup) and some chopped bacon (3 strips) and some splashes of woosta-sheer sauce (that’s phonetic spelling for ya).

Smoosh it all together, then plop it into the muffin pan.  You can tell I sprayed it with a little Pam to ease removal later.

And of course, you can’t forget the sauce.  We never had sauce on our meatloaf growing up.  Just ketchup.  This one is my new favorite:

2/3 cup ketchup

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp dry mustard

about a tbsp of your favorite bbq sauce

Whisk it til your skirt flies up, as p-dub would say.

Spoon a dollop onto each little muffin, pop them in the oven (350), and drool for about 30 minutes.

And do me a favor, please.  Pretend there’s a dollop of mashed potatoes in that first picture.  Because that’s all these were missing!


Once upon a time

There was a little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead

and she grew up to love bonnets.


Just Ducky

Day 47 – a picture of your favorite animal

Dear Duckies,

How’s the water?

It looks lovely.

Are you hungry?

Come here, my little duckies. . .I have food.

Now, who wants to come home with me?


A silly goose duckie

Before and After

Day 46 – a picture you edited

Fortunately, I was playing around with my camera the other evening, and took this shot.  Then my camera died a horrific death.

Then I did a little retouching, added a vignette effect and cross-processed it using picnik.

I like the vignette part better than the cross-process, I think.  I also wish I knew how to make my nail color pop a little more, but ah well.