Emily: Where were Mocha and Venti on this huge family day for Tall???? They aren't in the pictures; they weren't there! Where were they?!
Me: Mocha and Venti are currently living in Chicago! They moved there in February for his job (he works for the Federal Government) and is in a 2-year training program which includes LOTS of traveling! They are living with Mocha's sister and her hubby which makes it really nice for Mocha and Venti. They will be home toward the end of July where they will then be living with Mocha's parents. He will commute an hour to work until September when he moves to Los Angeles until mid December (she is not moving out with him...she will be visiting him once or twice...hmmmmmm..no one can figure that one out!) After Los Angeles his training is done and he will hopefully be able to work out of the office here in this city..so cross your fingers!!!
Emily: That is a HUGE and BEAUTIFUL auditoriom that they graduated in!
Me: Yes it is! The inside is made out of 8 varietes of marble! You can read more about it HERE.
Emily: Where is Kelsey going to go to college?
Me: Kelsey is going to West Chester (near Philadelphia)...but that may not matter (see below)
Thank you Emily for such great questions!
After graduation came Senior week. That was hard to see Tall go. He made it home safe and sound but without one thing.....his girlfriend! Yep him and Kelsey broke up. They actually broke up twice during the week. She was also there but stayed down on 14th Street and Tall was up on 84th Street. They have broken up before...several times...so we will see if they get back together or not!
School is out! Short finished last Friday and Grande and Tall have been done. I wish I could be home with them. This is the first Summer that I have to work so I am really sad about that. Speaking of work....I've been at my new JOB for 4 months now. It is going just okay. I really like the girl that I am working with so that helps but I find myself wishing that I would have just left well enough alone and stayed where I was at! And now the girl that I work with just told me that she is leaving the end of June because she wants to be home with her kids! Well so do I! But unfortunately I need the paycheck. Oh boy...I don't know what to do! I wish I didn't have to work an 8-5 job. I have been thinking alot about what I could do and I haven't come up with anything yet! If you have any suggestions, please let me know!!!
We leave for Mexico in 2 weeks. They kids are very excited. Their passports just came in the mail so we are all set. I wanted to bring my phone and or laptop along and update you guys everyday but the internet is $15 a day and the data charges on my phone are outrageous so unfortunately a vacation it will be....meaning no electronic devices! I will just have to update you when I get home! I'll be sure to take lots of pictures!
Joe and I have been trying a low carb diet for a week now which is very hard for me because I seriously could live on bread alone and be fine! So far I have lost 6.5 lbs which is really good for one week. I started at 127 lbs which is a lot for me. I want to be around 115 lbs so I will be bathing suit ready for Mexico. I haven't been eating very much because I don't like a variety of foods. I have 2 hard boiled eggs and 3 slices of bacon for breakfast. A beef stick at my morning break. Egg salad or tuna salad, a pickle and a sugarfree jello for lunch. A handful of almonds for my afternoon break. Dinner is chicken and snow peas, green beans or asparagus. For an evening snack I have Creme Brulee! Yep! Believe it or not but it is low in carbs! Here is the recipe if you want to try it!
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons granular Splenda
- dash of salt
- 1 teaspoon regular sugar
Warm cream in a saucepan over medium heat, until bubbles just begin to form. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a bowl, whisk together egg yolks, vanilla, salt, and Splenda. Gradually whisk in cream...do it slowly so you don't cook the eggs!
Divide into ramekins, then bake in a water bath for 25-30 minutes, until set but still jiggly. Chill for one hour.
Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of regular sugar (has only 4g carbs!) on top of each ramekins. Place ramekins under broiler in the oven until they start to bubble and brown. Remove from oven and let cool before refrigerating. Store them covered in the refrigerator and enjoy straight from the fridge! They are so yummy!!!
That's about it for now! Now you know what been going on in my little world!!