I am learning bit by (very little) bit about web design. It’s slow going, but I’m figuring out how to fix some of the little things that have bothered me about the various sites/blogs I’ve created before. Hopefully, I’ve found my permanent home here at chezshai.com and as I learn, I will be able to make it into exactly what I want it to be…
I want to be able to blog here and keep up with my family and friends, but my life isn’t exactly thrilling right now. I am working a little and taking one (really cool) class. I am doing a few small projects at home, but not as much as I should. I’m trying to use this time to focus on cooking and relaxing and getting all the miscellaneous stuff done (new website!), but really I feel like I’m just waiting for September to arrive so that I can finally have a full schedule and a productive life again. In fact, I feel like all I do these days is wait- wait for grad school to start, wait to be assigned more work, wait for dinner time so Mr. B and I can spend time together, wait for grad school to be over so that I can get a full-time job and Mr. B and I can buy a condo and get a cat and buy the car he’s been dreaming about for years and feel like we’ve finally started our adult lives together… I guess my life isn’t that interesting right now because it’s all about looking forward at what will be and sighing over the boring life I currently lead. I suppose that’s why I made the 24-by-24 list- to give me some projects to focus on in the interim.
On a side note, marriage is awesome. There’s not a tangible reason I can point to. I have just loved the last month and a half and I constantly reflect on the good-ness of it.
That’s all for now. Here are some things I’ve been cooking lately:
Orangette’s Deviled Eggs– classic, flavorful, and perfect for a bbq or picnic.
Diner Style Peanut Butter Pie– comes together so easily and has a subtle kick.
Roasted Artichoke w/ lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic cloves- a filling healthy snack. I serve it with a yogurt-pesto dipping sauce.
Kale Chips– great to munch on mindlessly, if you need to do that sort of thing once in a while.
Tacos- I may post about this soon. I’m loving tacos this summer! My secret is steamed corn tortillas and I always include onions, cilantro, and lime in some form for a bright crunch.