1 oz. vanilla or caramel vodka
1/2 oz. hazelnut liquor
1/2 oz. creme de cacao
1/2 oz. half-and-half
Drizzle caramel sauce into the bottom of a chilled martini glass.
Combine flavored vodka, hazelnut liquor, creme de cacao, and half-and-half in an ice-filled shaker.
Strain into glass.
Top with whipped cream and garnish of shaved chocolate and/or roasted peanuts, if desired.
Happy Sunday, my lovelies! How are things in your deep, dark corner of The Dungeon? I hope you have lots to be thankful for this week, & are ready to share!
As for Mistress Heidi & myself, we have had a busy—if exhausting —week…but a good one!
This week, I AM HAPPY that my DVRs are working again. Yes, they’re old & obsolete; the original ones DishNetwork offered when they first began offering DVR technology. But I love them & have a ton of programming recorded on them that I don’t want to lose! Well, one day last week, one of them simply stopped working. I could watch TV, but got an error message any time I tried to access my recordings. I contacted Dish & they tried to help, but the diagnosis wasn’t good; they pretty much told me it was kaput & I’d need to upgrade to a new system.
Now, I actually plan to upgrade once I get into the new house. Likely sticking with Dish & switching to the Hopper. (Who can resist an adorable kangaroo with Rebel Wilson’s voice, right? ) But I didn’t want to deal with that just yet. And again, I don’t want to lose my current programming, so I’m…meditating on what to do about that. (Read: scheming, planning, figuring out a way to get them off & saved elsewhere. )
So I ranted & raved about that for a while. (Not to the Dish representative, just to myself. ) Then I decided I’d have to switch the DVRs, taking the broken one downstairs where I don’t watch as many recorded programs & bring the working on upstairs where I do. Not easy or fun, & for some reason, I couldn’t seem to get them working, even though I reconnected them exactly as I’d disconnected them. And when I did get one working, it was the DEAD one. Whaaaaa? All of a sudden, it was working properly again, recorded programming & all! So I switched them again, back to their original positions. More swearing & aggravation as they vexed me thoroughly but finally I got everything set up & everything was working again. Just like the Bad Thing never even happened.
Don’t ask me what that was all about, but I’m just glad it worked out, & that I can once again put off upgrading until we’re fully moved.
Speaking of The Move, I AM HAPPY that everything is coming along. Slowly but surely, we’re getting things hauled to the new house. Slowly but surely we’re getting in contact with the people we need to contact. And slowly but surely we’re getting the repairs done that really need to happen sooner rather than later. As beautiful a house as it is, there are issues & we do have to hire folks to do the heavy fixin’. But progress is being made!
And finally, I AM HAPPY that Madame Mommy Dearest is as happy with & excited about the new house as I am. When I mentioned hoping we’d be completely moved by the end of the summer—if not sooner; the end of August would be ideal, frankly—she said, “Me, too! Every time I’m there, it just feels right.” Which isn’t what she was saying a month ago; a month ago, she was a nervous wreck & said she felt like throwing up every time she thought about moving. So that’s certainly a nice change, & I sure am delighted that she’s finally delighted.
How about you? What great stuff is going on with you this week? I hope it’s fun & fabulous & fantastic, well worth bragging about & being grateful for! And I hope you’ll be willing to share them with us.
I am so frightened right now, I can’t even tell you.
Oh, I’m used to shocking clothing choices showing up for Sexy Fail Saturday, but this…this scares me on a whole other level because…
This isn’t someone simply making unfortunate decisions while getting dressed. No, this is the costume for an actual character in a 2011 Japanese film titled Forbidden Super Hero.
I really have to go throw up now. Feel free to join me.
This week’s Friday Funnies are some tips on How to Make Moving Easier…Or Not.
As you know, I am ass-deep in the process of packing & moving. This has not been a particularly enjoyable task, especially since I’m doing in almost single-handedly.
I’m covered in “moving bruises.” Every day, I notice a new one, but I don’t even bother wondering how I got it anymore, because it doesn’t even matter…& tomorrow I’m sure to discover a few more. And my nails…oh, gosh, I’m not sure my fingernails will ever recover! They are all gone, broken, destroyed. But the worst part isn’t simply breaking another one…it’s when a nail doesn’t break, but gets bent all the way back, down to the quick. Ouuuuuuuuch!
So I decided to do a bit of research & see if I could come up with some ways to make the process of packing & moving easier. This is what I found…
(And while packing, too—especially if you’re doing it at the height of summer, in the middle of a freaking heatwave. Phew!)