Thursday, October 4, 2007

Friday Trivia

Well things are calming down here, thankfully. Mr. Big Momma's car is fixed so I can retire my shuttle service for now. Sasha is doing well, although she won't put her paw down onto the ground. She is moving really fast and hopping at the same time. It is quite something to see! Luckily she isn't moving much. She did decide to get onto the couch last jumping over the back of it. Go figure.

For the last few years I have been whining about not being able to find a book club to join. I have finally found one that will have me and we are meeting for the first time in two weeks. The book is "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen. I purchased it sometime in early August and didn't pick it up until this weekend. I ready the Prologue but wasn't feeling it. So I put it down. Panic set could I not read the first book for this new book club? I figured I probably would get kicked out. Way to go Big Momma. But last night I decided to give it another chance. I am so glad that I did. I couldn't put it down. I'm hoping to have it finished before the end of the weekend.

Anyway, here is the movie quote for the week:

"I have a head for business and a body for sin."

This is from a movie that was made in the 80s, but I didn't see it until a few years ago. With all its big hair, blue eyeshadow and shoulder pads, how could you go wrong?

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

She's chillin, she's illin.

This is my dog, Sasha:

This is Sasha on drugs:

Any questions?
Well, Miss Sasha made it through the surgery. I dropped her off at 8am as surgery was scheduled for 9:30am. I got a call from the vet at 10am saying she was ready to be picked up. She woke up immediately after the surgery, and in typical Sasha fashion, was trying to claw her way out of the cage. So, the vet felt she would be better recovering at home. This was better for me too! It is so weird to be home when your dog isn't. I caught myself several times looking for her.
When she was brought into the exam room, she seemed like her normal self. Not as groggy as I thought she would be. However, she bumped into a few walls on the way out. Aaah, gotta love those doggie drugs.
The vet cut open the mass and said that it was mainly fibrous tissue, so cancer is unlikely. They are sending it out for a biopsy, just to be safe.
She is still adjusting to the bandage on her foot. Sometimes she walks on it and other times she hops so she doesn't have to step on it. Sasha is weird about her feet. She hates to have them touched. Maybe I'll post some video later.
So, thanks to my heavy metal groomer for noticing the mass. Thanks to Dr. Nicol at Beechwold Vet Hospital for taking care of my girl! I think Sasha would like to thank us for paying the bill!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Big Momma's Buns Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

I decided to bake the cinnamon buns from September's Daring Bakers challenge again. Mine were good, but they didn't look enough like the spiral rolls that they should have been. I had some trouble with the first batch of was too sticky. This made them difficult to roll up. As you can see, batch 2 turned out much better. Tasted better as well.
The other reason I decide to bake was because baking makes me feel better. I had a crappy day yesterday. You know, one of those days where you feel like the world is against you. I feel like we are having a run of bad luck. Here is why:
1. Mr. Big Momma's car is in the shop again. It was in for 3 days last week. Now it is requiring $1000 in repairs. The thought of having to buy a new car make me want to vomit.
2. Pappy's father is still in the hospital. It seemed like he was getting better....
3. Sasha went to the Heavy Metal groomer yesterday where they found a bump on her paw.
4. I am worried that Jr. isn't giving his all in school.
But, things started to get better once I began baking. Why you ask?
1. Jr. was at our house last night. Golf season is over so we were able to sit down and have dinner together.
2. I was able to bake because my workload has decreased a bit. Only temporary, but I'll take it!
3. My favorite show is on Monday night. Top Gear, 8pm on BBC America. You should check it out. Not only do you get to see fast cars, but it is hilarious!!
4. Jenson Button, a Formaula One driver was the celebrity guest on Top Gear. That leads me to believe he is not THE STIG. Good thing, because in my mind the stig is Michael Schumacher.
5. Mr. Big Momma was cracking me up with his accents. Last night he was working on his Irish accent. He really should scrap the architecture thing for a career in voice overs.
So, I felt like things were on the up and up. Until about 9am this morning. I took Sasha to the vet so they could look at her lump. They do not think it is cancer, but they are going to remove it tomorrow. They are assuring me that her age (10) shouldn't be a problem in putting her under. She will come home tomorrow night, thankfully. They are going to put a brace on her paw to immobilize it for a few weeks. I'm sure that will go over well. Hopefully she won't need one of those head cones. My poor little poochie.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Big Momma's Buns

OK now, get your mind out of the gutter. I don't mean those buns, I mean these buns ---->

I have joined a group called Daring Bakers. Each month the DBers send out a baking challenge. Everyone involved must bake the recipe as is, with only the preapproved substitutions. Then we all post the results on our blogs as well as the DB blog which is super duper top secret.

That's right folks, Members Only!

September's challenge was cinnamon rolls. They turned out quite good and they were very easy. I was hoping for a challenge but then realized it was probably better that my first attempt wasn't something too complicated. If you would like a recipe or a dozen, just let me know. For more information on Daring Bakers and to see the blog roll, please click here visit

If you would like the recipe, you can find it at my new friend Pip in the City's blog at