Archive for January, 2014

Better Late Than Never

Much more fun than just one resolution… You’re welcome to add your answers below!

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This Week

NavyGuy headed south for a boat det.  He’s supposed to be home in time to watch the Super Bowl.  Because of geography, we’re SeaHawks fans for the next 10 days.  Even though I find the 12th Man thing completely ridiculous.  Ri-dic-u-lous. I’m working my way through Season 3 of Breaking Bad.  Yeah bitch! I also […]

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Film Notes: American Hustle, Philomena

We’re rushing full-steam ahead to the Oscars folks!  Nominations were announced last week, with nine films nominated for Best Picture: American Hustle Captain Phillips Dallas Buyers Club Gravity Her Nebraska Philomena 12 Years a Slave The Wolf of Wall Street NavyGuy and I have now seen four of the films… American Hustle, Gravity, Philomena, and […]

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Recipe: Crockpot Chicken Chili

This recipe is stolen from Keah, and is one of the most dependable meals in my arsenal.  NavyGuy gobbles it up every time, it freezes well, it’s easy to prep, and it’s relatively healthy (you could swap out lower-sodium versions of many of the ingredients, or use fresh onions and tomatoes instead of jarred salsa). […]

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Squadron Family Day

This past Friday was Family Day for NavyGuy’s squadron.  It was their last day of preparations before they head to San Diego for a boat det.  So on their last day of “bouncing” (FCLPs, or field carrier landing practice), they invited any interested family members to come in, observe a brief, and then view the […]

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20 Hours In

My thoughts on nannying, after two days of work: … C is a super sweet little boy, and I’m excited to do this job for a while.  Obviously it’s only been two (relatively) easy days, but the experience has helped solidify the idea that I want to be a stay-at-home mom.  I enjoy playing with […]

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Mary Poppins, Mrs. Doubtfire, and SuperNanny All in One

Tomorrow is my first official day as a nanny.  I’ve agreed to watch an eleven month old for another Navy family. Part of me is excited to be working (ish) again, and bringing in some moola (which I’ve already started spending in my head), and spending time with a great kid and a great family. […]

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Oven Tacos

These were a major win!  You can make the filling in advance and freeze it, or you can prep it fairly quickly on the night you want to serve these.  I used the “Stand and Stuff” type of hard taco shells to make it easier to assemble them in the casserole dish.  (This makes a […]

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Film Notes: Frozen, Saving Mr. Banks, 12 Years

Frozen NavyGuy and I went (slightly tipsy after a dinner out in downtown Anacortes) to see the latest Disney “princess movie.”  Highly enjoyable – and I believe I’d say that had I seen it stone cold sober.  The film felt like the Disney classics of my youth (Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast), with delightful […]

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Polar Vortex

(Ice crystals on the frozen windows) Of course we had to be in Wisconsin for the 2014 Polar Vortex.  This is the type of travel “luck” that NavyGuy and I experience.   A once-in-a-century type frigid blast, straight from the North Pole.  On the plus side, my mom got two days off of school for […]

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