The happy life of a happy wife…

{September 24, 2010}   Writer’s Workshop

Your pets least likable character trait:

I’m going to struggle with this one because I love my dogs sooo much and I think they are perfect just the way they are.  (but if I had to pick something…)


Daisy doesn’t even know I exist…

Whenever daddy is around…

…or her tennis ball…

…or the car…

Daisy’s Top:

  1. Daddy
  2. Tennis Ball
  3. Car Ride
  4. Mommy

#4.  That’s all I am.  And sometimes even that is debatable.


Milly, on the other hand, loves Mommy #1.  She loves me so much that she makes it hard to take her picture.  She always wants to be *right there, in your face*

Dog on a mission…

Stop and smile for a while…

…but I end up with a lot like this…

…or this…


{September 24, 2010}   Five Question Friday
1. If you could speak with a different accent, what would it be (i.e Australian, Scottish)?  I’d choose a British accent.  It isn’t my favorite, but Shane thinks they’re sexy.

2. Can you fall asleep anywhere? (i.e floor, couch, deck)  Yup, although it’s been a couple years since I’ve fallen asleep on the floor.

3. Do you use public restrooms? If so, do you sit on the toilet?  Yes if I have to, and no.

4. If you were stuck in an elevator for 24 hours, what celebrity would you most want to be stuck with?  Oh I don’t know.  Maybe someone like say… Edward Cullen?

5. Where did you & your significant other go on your 1st date?  We went to Bennigan’s for dinner and I believe it was on April 25, 2004?

{September 24, 2010}   Pork Chops

Recipe adapted from here

I’ve come to the realization that either I have a super amazing oven or everybody else’s ovens suck.  🙂  I follow some of these recipes to the letter, but mine always come out overdone.  And what’s funny is that some of the commenters say that they needed EXTRA time in the oven to finish cooking. 

Now that I have a candy thermometer, maybe I should invest in a meat thermometer 🙂  Even though the meat was too tough to eat, I’m still going to post this recipe because the taste wasn’t bad.  I choked down the meat, and Shane only ate the cheese topping lol.


  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 tsp butter, softened
  • 4 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar (I use sharp cheddar)


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Please pork chops in your baking dish.  Spread 1 tsp of butter over each chop and then spread 1 tsp of mayo over the butter.  (It’s easier if you just use the back of your spoon to gently spread)
  3. Season each one with the seasoning salt and garlic powder.
  4. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over each pork chop.
  5. Bake 35 minutes or until the pork chops are done.  (35 minutes was way too long for mine)

The butter does make it a tad on the greasy side, but I just sat them on a paper towel for a few seconds and it worked well.  I figured I’d take a pic of the inside too.  You can actually see how tough the meat was in the picture.  sad, sad, sad.

Even though this one is far from being in my Top 10, I will try it again and just be a little more vigilant in watching the timing.

et cetera
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