Best Days of Our Lives

I was going through a box of random stuff and came across this poem I wrote my senior year of high school.

Best Days of Our Lives

Friends one month, ememies the next
hey it's high school, what'd you expect?

We never forget, we never forgive
holding grudges is quite addictive.

We enjoy what we do, we flock together
but the time will come when we hate eachother.

Secrets get told, rumors are spread
truth doesn't matter it's "just what he said".

I'll cut my hair if you cut yours first
we shop separate but buy the same shirt.

"the world is too much with us" or so I've been told,
but hey it's high school, noone dares to be bold.

I'd like to think the "best days of my life" 
are after these 4 years of hell and strife.

We think back on jr high days and red rover,
and wait for the day high school gets over.

         Megan 2008


Nacho Chicken Soup

One of the many wonderful things about my job is the chance I get to see new recipes everyday! Not only do I get to watch how the dish is made, I get to taste test after to see if it's worth it!

THIS recipe was so good I just had to make it myself! I don't take any credit in creating this tasty soup but I was able to recreate it and GOOD NEWS! It tastes just as good as when the legit chef made it.

It was totally easy to make since I just put most of the ingredients in the crock pot this morning, and then finished it off when I got home from work.

It's spicy and delish so if you're in need of a new recipe THIS IS THE ONE TO TRY!!

Slow Cooker Nacho Chicken Soup

1½ lbs. boneless chicken breasts or thighs
2 (14 oz.) cans chicken broth
2 (7 oz.) cans diced green chiles
(substitute 1 can with jalapeƱos)
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
1 can corn, drained
1 cup sour cream
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
2 cups crushed nacho-flavored chips (Nacho Doritos)

1. Place about a 1/2 pound of boneless chicken breast or thighs, in the pot.
2. Add broth, chiles, a package of taco seasoning, and cream of chicken soup.
3. Cook on high 3-4 hours, or on low 6-8 hours.
4. About a half hour before serving, use a large slotted spoon to remove the chicken from the pot and place in a medium-size bowl to cool slightly.
5. While it's cooling, stir sour cream, cilantro, crushed tortilla chips, cheddar, beans and corn into the soup.
6. With two large forks, shred the chicken. Return the chicken into the pot and stir well before serving.
6. Let each guest customize their bowl with options such as chopped cilantro, sliced olives, chopped tomatoes or salsa, chopped red or green peppers, diced avocadoes or guacamole, tortilla chips, grated cheese, shredded lettuce, and hot sauce.

- "Soup's On!" by Valerie Phillips


Early mornings

There are not many things worse than waking up at 5 on a Saturday morning! I guess that is what I get for going to bed at 8:30 last night..

I woke up with a sore throat and congestion and I'm really hoping it's not anything more than sleeping with my mouth open all night (that's a thing right?)

Lucky for me I bought two new books last night. In my defense, I did start at the library but those things apparently close at 6 on Fridays. (What? You mean most people have better things to do than go to the library on a Friday night!?!? I don't believe it). Coincidentally there is a Barns and Noble across the street from the library so I improvised and went there instead. There is something wonderful about new books. I love them! We are in desperate need of another bookcase and it's awesome.

Well...it's 7 a.m. so I'm going to attempt to sneak back into bed next to my sleeping someone and take a nap


Blah Blah Blah

" We don't celebrate Valentine's Day because we don't need just one day to show our love for each other" 

blah blah blah blah

Whoever says this: Shut up.


Napping on a Crappy Couch

I have been wanting to blog for a while now, but it's definitely not a priority anymore. I have lots of thoughts (usually funny) that remind me that I have a blog to use, but by the time I get the chance to actually blog those funny thoughts are gone and I can't fake it till I make it in a case like that.

I have time tonight for a few reasons 1. Bart is gone at parent teacher conference B. I took a longer nap than planned and missed class 3. I am avoiding the gym because I'm still feeling tired/lazy/tired.

After this I am going to force myself over to the gym because I need to continue with my good habits, especially because I am going to be running a half marathon this summer! I know for some people this may or may not be a big deal, but I'm pretty excited about it. I'm also telling my blogging family so there's no backing down! The more people I tell, the more motivated I will be...isn't that how it works? (i'm also motivated by small pant sizes but that doesn't sound as noble). My sweet friends over at Discover your Happy are taking time from their busy schedules to help me accomplish that goal and I am so grateful for them! You should go check out their blog, they have tons of great tips, stories and advice for anyone who is active, especially runners!

It's sad when you meet nice people and immediately your mind goes to ....are they really this nice? do they just want something, is there an alternative motive here? My life hasn't really been filled with great loyal friends so I have trust issues, but luckily now that I am an adult and meet more and more people I realize there are genuinely kind and friendly people out there. So anyway, these ladies will be kicking my butt these next few months but it will totally be worth it!

I went to the physical therapist today since I'm a 23 year old trapped in an 80 year old's body. I hate filling out those questionnaires that ask you to rate your pain from 1-10. "Your pain prevents you from doing your daily tasks" okay so if I don't put more than a 5 are they not going to take me seriously?? No, my back doesn't hurt RIGHT THIS SECOND but that doesn't mean the pain isn't there...."what doctor referred you here? None? So you're self referred?" Why yes, yes I am self referred because I'm not going to go pay $30 to talk to a doctor who doesn't specialize in back pain only to have them recommend me to go see a physical therapist, I'm cutting out the middle man here thank you very much!

Luckily the therapist was a very nice guy who explained things well (stupid gravity, you're causing all sorts of problems!). We went through a few exercises that proved just how weak my neck really is. I came out of there in more pain than I started, but I guess that's the idea rrrrright?

As soon as I got home I passed out on our stupid couch. I really hate this couch, it's not comfortable at all. If I had a choice between a bean bag and this couch, it would be a very close call as to which one I would choose. Usually this means I can't take naps on this thing, but for some reason I was able to sleep just fine on it yesterday and today. I didn't set any kind of alarm today and ended up missing class (first time this semester though so....go me!).

I was told once that your body isn't going to sleep if it doesn't need to sleep. Is that true? Can you make yourself sleep for a few hours during the day if your body really doesn't need it? I am all for taking naps if my body needs it ( I credit my not getting sick this year to getting plenty of sleep), but if I can just force myself to sleep then I will be staying OFF the couch the next few days.

Okay well I'm going to leave for the gym now because Bart will be home soon and let's be honest, if he gets here and I haven't left yet I will plant my butt right next to his on this stupid couch that I hate and hang out with him.


Breaking pencils and stuff

Math is going to be the death of me. Did you know it's not as easy as it looks to break a pencil in half with your bare hands? I was throwing a fit (more on that in a minute) and as I'm doing so I take my pencil and shove it in the air to make a statement and.....oh hold on this is harder than I though....lowers closer to body (because that makes you stronger?)....almost there...HA boom. Broken pencil. I sure showed you pencil! Oh wait, breaking it won't help me with math? Well shit.

So this fit was apparently entertaining because Bart was laughing at me (hesitantly because technically I was crying but he couldn't tell if the tears were from laughing or crying) Honestly you guys, I understand math for about twenty minutes. Then apparently it's nowhere to be found in my brain. It's npt that I don't understand it because in class I totally get it, I just can't remember it when I'm doing homework. Bart says this means I should be doing math everyday! NOOOOOOO

Also it smells like shit outside...and like vegetable soup. Or maye it's closer to vegetable broth? Which I guess it pretty much soup. Nasty nasty air that smells like soup

Oh and did you know that 3 1/2 divides into 14 evenly? Because I sure didn't. I $&@)$?& hate fractions!!!!


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