Wednesday, August 25, 2010

So Much to Say!

Augh!!! Remind me never to neglect the bloggie for more than a day! As I was looking though my pictures to post, I realized that I have a whole lot of things to tell you guys! Where to start?!

I guess I'll start with the package I had sitting on my desk when I got to work this morning. I was racking my brain trying to think of what the heck I had ordered from "Abott Nutrition" and couldn't figure it out! I started to think I'd gotten wrapped up in some mail order scam with all the internet shopping I do :) I opened the box and was deighted to find this:

EAS Peak sports drink! I had totally forgotten that I signed up to test this drink for EAS! The box included 2 of each flavor and I will be sure to do a review on here of what I think! If you would like to be a part of the field study, just click here and sign up!

Next, I wanted to tell you guys about a great event that PAWS, a local animal shelter, put on here over the weekend. For a 3/4 of a mile stretch on a main street in my neighborhood, they set up tables and had a zillion (okay, at least 150) cats and dogs up for adoption. What a great idea! This is a key spot for foot traffic on the weekends and a great way to get pets adopted. Every table we stopped at was telling us that they had already adopted most of the animals they had! It was so much fun to get to see all the different breeds too. As a matter of fact, I got so caught up in the petting and licking (I was NOT the one doing the licking, thank you very much!) that I only got a couple of pics! But, it was so much fun!

This guy had everything shaved except his head! He looked like a little lion!

I'm not really a little dog kind of girl, but somehow this is the only dog picture I took...who woulda thought?! He was a cutie though! There was everything from Chihuahuas to St. Bernards. And a number of ridiculously adorable puppies too!

Fast forward to yesterday!

I had an appointment at 9am with the Travel Medicine clinic to get my immunizations for my trip to Egypt. They said to make sure I ate beforehand, so I started the day off with a little of this:

Yeah, that's right...I cut my bananas with a butter knife! So sue me!! :)

Then, I headed on down to see the doc. She was absolutely hilarious! I guess for someone who gives shots for a living, you have to learn to put people at ease! She went over all the lovely things that could happen to me while goodo. I had to get so many shots that we have to spread it out over two visits! Plus, I have to get a PRESCRIPTION strength Anti-diarrheal medicine in case the Pharoah's Curse strikes! So, I got three shots in three places, leaving both arms a bit sore. However, I will now not have to worry about contracting Hepatitis A or B, Polio or Typhoid! Hallelujah! Next on the agenda will be round 2 of Hepatitis A/B and Tetnis. Yay!

If that didn't get me excited for what is to come in Egypt, I made my way over to the Egyptian Consulate to turn in my visa application. Upon opening the door, I was hit with a blast of horrifying body odor! Great! I didn't even think of that issue while I was there. This is going to be a joy. Good thing we will be outdoors a lot!

I tried to survive the rest of the day at work, but my arms started to hurt (especially the Typhoid spot!) and I could barely keep my eyes open. After all, I was essentially injected with 4 diseases and my poor immune system was working overtime! I called it a day around 3:30pm and headed home. What did I do when I got there? Well, baked some goodies, of course!

Blueberry Crumb Bars
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a 9 x 13 baking dish

In a bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar, baking powder, flour, salt & cinnamon.

Then using a fork or pastry cutter, blend in egg & butter until crumbly

Pat 3/4 of the dough into prepared pan. In another bowl, combine blueberries, cornstarch and remaining sugar. Spread blueberries evenly over dough. Then, sprinkle remaining dough over blueberry layer.

Bake for 45 minutes or until top is golden. Wait for it to cool before cutting into squares.

Besides the fact that blueberries are great for you, this dish is not something I could consider healthy...but I will say it is delicious!!!

And on that note, I'm signing off!! Have a lovely day!

P.S. Where is my TurboFire?!! I haven't even gotten my email that is shipped yet :( Maybe I'll get lucky and have another surprise on my desk tomorrow morning.


  1. I'm so glad I found your blog! I'm going to make the blueberry crumb bars this weekend! I'll let you know how they turn out! Yum!!!

  2. mm that crumble looks delicious! I just had an English muffin with PB and banana for lunch today! It's a staple when I'm running low on groceries!

  3. I haven't met anyone yet who did not love them!

  4. I have a client that volunteers for PAWS, they are a great organization!! I would seriously spend my days crying and bringing home stray animals if I volunteered....I have a track record,my mom ended up with 9 cats at one point sue to my sister and I adopting, and raising a pregnant cat and her kittens, and just not wanting to let's a problem. But the poor babies on the streets is an even BIGGER problem. Thanks for posting about this and for being involved!!!!!

    Oh, and your foodie pics are great, drooling like always ;-)

  5. The blueberry crumble looks great -- and sometimes you need something that isn't "healthy" :)

    Where is your TurboFire? That stinks. Mine took 9-10 days I believe. I tracked the shipping number almost every day!