Is that a dog poking out of my belly?
Today is the first anniversary of my blog. Not sure what to do to celebrate since I can’t drink. Guess I’ll just make myself some fried rice and eggs.
My pajama sweats are getting tight!
Sometimes my iPhone can actually take good pictures!
If you didn’t already know, about a year ago Sami was attacked by a pitbull while my mom was walking her in my neighborhood. The loose dog viciously chomped down on her leg breaking it in half, and then proceeded to shake his victim incessantly resulting in Sami’s knee being dislocated. Eventually the owner came and somehow got his dog to let go of my poor little pup. Six thousand dollars later, she came home with a metal plate in her leg and a knee implant.
Since then, Sami has healed up nicely and uses her leg like normal, but now she has a bit of a swagger to her walk. No longer can she go on walks for more than a mile without getting tired and achy. Sometimes we have to pick her up and carry her home, which fortunately she does not mind.
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I think these are my favorite pants. Thank you Susan!
Suzi, my mom’s dog (a.k.a. my sister), has been visiting us for a few weeks. Today we went for a walk and ended up stopping half way for a break in the shade. I guess it’s pretty hot when you’re walking that close to the sidewalk. Normally, if I had just Sami, I would have picked her up and walked home until she was ready to walk on her own again. But with two dogs and me being pregnant, there’s no way I’m picking up both of them. Luckily I remembered to bring my phone with my on our walk, and used it to call Victor to come to our rescue.
I like taking pictures of sunsets, especially when it’s a spectacular one. Now we don’t get the gorgeous sunsets that they have in Florida on a daily basis, but every once in a while we do get a gem. I think it has something to do with the amount of moisture in the air, but I’m no scientist and am probably making up stuff.
Anyway, here’s a picture I took of today’s sunset.
And here’s an infrared version of the same picture.
Unfortunately, I can’t remember which app I used on my iPhone to create this effect.
Victor is half Japanese and half Lithuanian. Most of his childhood took place in Japan, and he still has fond memories of his motherland. His dream is to one day move back and raise kids there, which I’m totally fine with since I’m always up for an adventure. Every so often Vic gets intense cravings for good Japanese comfort food. Usually we go out to eat or go to his mom’s house for dinner when this happens, but today I decided to cook at home. I’ve made Chicken Katsu many times in the past, but I have never made homemade Tonkatsu sauce until today. I do have to admit that it’s so much better than store bought.
(from The Japanese Kitchen by Hiroko Shimbo)
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup shoyu
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tbls Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp ground allspice
In a small saucepan, combine the Worcestershire sauce, sugar, shoyu, & ketchup. Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring, until the volume is reduced by 20 percent.
Add the mustard and allspice, stirring. Remove the pan from the heat, and let the sauce cool to room temperature.