Saturday, November 16, 2013

Confessions of an Internet Shopaholic - Part One

I am a shopaholic.  More specifically, an internet shopaholic.  I like online shopping so much that I've had to turn this blog entry into multiple parts!  But seriously, I wasn't always an online shopper.  I used to enjoy the flexible hours of a college student and then a law student, where I could go shopping any time I wasn't in classes, which meant pretty much whenever I wanted.  Since classes were usually 15-18 hours a week, even with taking time to study and do homework, I still had way more free time than with a full time job.

When it was time to enter the real world of working at least 5 days a week for 9 or so hours a day, spending a few hours at the mall on one of my precious days off to look at clothes and makeup and whatever else, on top of driving to specialty stores like Barnes & Noble, Petsmart, Ulta, or Bed, Bath & Beyond for other items, became extremely unappealing.  So slowly but surely, I went from making just a few purchases online over the course of the year to making almost all of my purchases online.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Easy Peasy Alfredo Sauce

P, my love, is a great believer in the Atkins Diet.  I oppose the Atkins Diet, but let's not get into an argument about which ways of eating or dieting are the best.  The point is, while I oppose it, I love P and want to support him as best I can.  SO I decided I needed to come up with an Atkins approved meal that wasn't a plate of bacon (although that IS delicious) and incorporated one of his favorite things.  I looked at several Atkins recipes and to be honest I was very underwhelmed.  So I made up my own recipe.  And part of that recipe involved one of P's favoritest things: ALFREDO SAUCE.