Friday, May 27, 2022

VEGAN LEMON WHITE CHOCOLATE CHUNK SUGAR COOKIES

 Tomorrow is my 5th COVID vaccine. I spent a bit of time today getting ready. My vaccine isn't until mid day so I have time in the morning to do some preparations also. I ran the dishwasher, washed the dishes, changed my sheets, received my food shopping, finished up some work, sent out an email letting people know I am getting my vaccine and may be out of service and baked some cookies.

Yes, I baked some cookies. I wanted some cookies to feel better after getting a vaccine that may make me feel horrible. I also have movies lined up to watch. I made vegan lemon white chocolate chunk sugar cookies. They taste so amazing. Tart and sweet. They are a bit crunchy and caramelized on the bottom. 


I took Lucky for a little walk at the end of the day.

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, May 26, 2022

GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE DOG THAT FELL

 Good news about the doggie. The doggie has no broken bones and only bruises. It is a bit of a miracle that after falling almost two floors the doggie is only limping. 

The neighbor thanked me this morning for jumping the fence and keeping the doggie calm while the doggie was in panic mode. That was really nice. 

Today was another project that I couldn't wait to finish. All these projects coming at once because people want to go out on leave and the want to get this work done before they leave. I wasn't really ready to work on all these projects simultaneously. 

Then to add to the chaos, my email server company decided to shut down my email and move to a new system last night. I was warned but I was unaware of the implications of this move so when I woke up and my phone and computer didn't have any emails on it, I was trying to stay calm. I finally got a web-based email to work for my business but that is all I could sort out today. But all my old emails are in my old system (for 15 years) and now I have a new system and they don't talk. What fun!

I went on a walk with my neighbor today. We took Lucky for a walk around the neighborhood. I finally got to hear about her trip to Hawaii. 

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

WHAT A MORNING

 I was casually sitting drinking my tea when I heard a scream. It was a dog scream. I didn't think much at first because I live two doors down from a doggie daycare. But the scream continued. I jumped up and went to my balcony. A dog from the doggie day care fell from a second floor balcony into another neighbor's backyard. The dog was screaming. I ran down (in my PJs) and scaled a fence to get the dog. I was able to calm the dog and get a leash over it's head but then I had to figure out how to get the dog to the fence and over it. I tried to pick it up (I barely touched it's rib cage) and it screamed bloody murder. We decided it would be better for the doggie daycare guy to come through my house and climb the fence and get the dog. So I left the dog and got the guy. He used a towel to carry the dog like in a hammock. He took the dog to the doggie ER. I know the dog hurt it's leg because it was limping and I suspect it fell on a wooden fence on the way down. The poor doggie. I will give an update when I hear. 

That was my morning. Then I just worked until my brother called to help me with some computer problems I have been having. He is so helpful. He comes up with such good solutions. 

I ordered Thai food from a local place and had to put it off when my brother called but it was super delicious and I have leftovers for tomorrow.

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

VEGAN DEHYDRATED ZUCCHINI CHIPS

 Last night before I went to bed I sliced up a zucchini, added oil and spices and put the slices in my dehydrator. This morning I had Zucchini Chips. You are probably asking what in the world do they taste like? Honestly, they taste like Doritos! I really don't taste the zucchini at all. I really search for it and so far I have only tasted zucchini on one chip. Mostly I just taste the spices which taste like Doritos. They are crunchy and crispy. Here is the process in photos:






I put some vegan cream cheese on a chip to cool it down. 

Next I think I will dehydrate some apple slices. 

Today was another work day. All these clients are going out on leave at the same time and they all want their work done before they leave on leave so I am rushing to get it all done. Leave I say! Leave. 

My neighbor stopped me when I was walking Lucky one of the two times today and she said she wanted to coordinate our walks this week. I want to hear about her trip to Hawaii. It will be nice to talk to someone other than Lucky on a walk. 

I got some great reviews on the Lemon Crinkle Cookies. One neighbor asked for the recipe. They were a hit. 

I bought an indoor TV antenna. I know what you are thinking "What??" I wanted to watch the Scripps Spelling Bee. I watch it every year and this year it is not being broadcast on ESPN for the first time in forever. I guess they decided a spelling bee is not a sport or something. 😛It is being broadcast on a channel that is not included in many packages ION. I heard that if you have an antenna that gets local channels, you can get ION. I spent like $12 to get the antenna and it works. I am not sure if I get ION but it is still cool. No more being bored if the WiFi goes out. I can still watch local channels. I get about 25 channels but most of them I would not watch (shopping, news, other languages, kids shows, etc)  I started to watch an old black and white movie that looked funny before I stopped myself and got back to work. I just hope I get to watch the spelling bee. It is always so much fun to watch the kids spell such amazing words.  It stretches my vocabulary. 

Enough for tonight. Until tomorrow...

Monday, May 23, 2022

MY PROJECT HAS BEEN SENT OUT

 Today the project I have been working on was sent to the group that is reviewing it. I am so happy. I worked really hard on it. I just hope it is approved. This has been a long five days. If I have to read the project one more time, I may pull my hair out. 

I may have gotten a new client today. I had a phone call today with someone who just had a quick question and now they may hire me. You never know...

I decided to do a hydrating project overnight. I am excited to see how it comes out. We shall see tomorrow.

I made these Vegan Date Salted Caramel Chocolate Bites and they taste really good. The inside is date paste that tastes like caramel and then it is covered in chocolate and salted on top. Just pop them in your mouth. 


I had to throw out all the dog treats and all the peanut butter stuff I made because the peanut butter I used was recalled for salmonella. Of course the jar was already 2/3 empty so I think it was fine but you can't be too careful. Once I can get more peanut butter I will make more dog treats. Such a shame. She really liked them. I had also mixed in her older cookies and now they were contaminated so she has no cookies. Okay, she has store bought cookies but she likes mine better. 

I took Lucky on a longer walk today. When we got back I gave her some pain meds to see if she feels better tomorrow. The vet said it was probably a good idea on days she walks for 2 miles with the dog walker and then walks again with me. She is still the energizer bunny and doesn't want to stop walking. Got to give it to her at 13 years old. 

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, May 22, 2022

A FRIEND STOPPED BY

I got a text early this morning asking if a friend could stop by. This friend is in the area from their home and Hawaii. It was a very pleasant and unexpected visit. He came by and we sat in the backyard for about 45 minutes and did a little catch up face to face. It was good to see him.

After he left I did my meditation and read a book out in the backyard since it was such a pleasant day. And then I buckled down and got some work done before my two meetings tomorrow.

I did make a little dinner walked the dog, took my neighbors some cookies, and then sat down and watched a Netflix movie called Senior Year. I thought it was very cute and funny but be warned it has extremely bad language.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, May 21, 2022

VEGAN LEMON CRINKLE COOKIES

 I worked on a work project for two days so what do you think I did today? Sit and rest? No, I baked! I made Vegan Lemon Crinkle Cookies, Lemonade and another think that I will show you later. I wanted to get a few things baked and ready for my busy week.

The lemon cookies are fantastic. They are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. They are sweet and tart. Just Yum! I used the lemons from my backyard. I have so many this year. Then I had so much lemon juice I made some lemonade with mint from my herb garden. It is so refreshing with the mint mushed in it.


I did get to meditate in the sun in between the baking. 

Today I felt really good. I was happy about that. 

Until tomorrow...

Friday, May 20, 2022

PROJECT COMPLETED

 I had this whole thing planned to write but I am in a bit of pain so I am going to make this short and go lay down. I basically worked on the same project as yesterday for another three hours today. I got it done and sent in at 4:59pm. One minute before deadline. I was proud it was not late. I said I would have it completed by 5pm. It is a draft so it doesn't look pretty but the info is there. It was exhausting to do a project of this size in two days. 

While I did the project I had Kung,Fu Panda 1, 2 and 3 playing in the background. That was how long I worked on this project. I need noise when I have to concentrate on things. Silence makes me stir crazy. 

Going to lay down now. 

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, May 19, 2022

WORKING ALL DAY

 I had a busy day. I have a big project due at 5pm tomorrow and it will take about 7 hours and I worked about 4 hours today. It is a long process and I get tired doing it for too long. It is 10 pm and I am finally putting my computer down.

I took a break to meditate and take Lucky for a walk. That was my day.

I need to go to sleep now. 

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

VEGAN DOG TREATS

 I decided to make Lucky some vegan dog treats today. I ran out of pumpkin so I used apple sauce instead. I cut them out in cute shapes: squirrels, bunnies, dog houses, carrots and flowers. All things dogs love or love to chase. I gave her a taste and she loved her cookie. 



Besides that I did nothing except meditate and work. I took Lucky for a short walk. That was my day.

Until tomorrow...