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May. 8th, 2010 08:09 pm
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So I made that delicious chicken/almond/zucchini thing again tonight, and this time I remembered to take pictures to show everyone.

Here are the raw ingredients, minus the olive oil, which was already in the pan, and you can just see the herbs in the corner. I wish I had fresh, not dried, but I decided not to grow an herb garden this summer, so dried it is.
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In the skillet, smelling delicious.
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The finished product! I paired it with an admittedly poor salad of iceberg lettuce, carrots, green olives, Parmesan cheese, and Balsamic dressing, but it's all that we had. Mom's out of town today, so groceries won't happen until tomorrow. Then I'll have all sort of other delicious things to cook!
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In other news, tomorrow is Mother's Day. So today my dad and I went out to get Mom her present. Mom's always like handmade stuff more than bought things, so I decided that since I already have a bunch of pastel acrylic paints from last summer's art projects, I would buy her a photo box and paint it all pretty. Here's what happened.

Raw product minus the lid. I'd already started painting when I realized I needed to be taking pictures.
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Here's one corner after everything was painted, but before I added the jewels.
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And here's the other corner once everything was finished. I hope she likes it!
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I went to the library today, since I decided to torture myself by reading all the great romances over the summer. I'm starting out with Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. It's really long, and due back on the 22nd. If I can pull myself away from the computer long enough to read it, I know I can have it finished. I'm excited to get some culture.

I bought something else today. A neoprene waist trimming band. I saw it on Dr. Oz the other day and really wanted to give it try, and when I saw one at Walmart today for 5 bucks I couldn't resist. I've only been wearing it for a few hours, but it's really making me aware of my posture. I have terrible posture except RIGHT after I do yoga, so this will be good for that. I don't know what effect it's actually going to have on my waist trimming, but at this point I'm willing to try anything.

New Doctor Who on tonight, and I'm really excited. I'll save that for another post though, after it's over. I don't want to make this post any longer than it already is.
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