Homemade Pizza, Snuggies, Bullies, and Laser Shelli

I know, you’re thinking….”can it get any more random than the title of this blog?” 

Tonight’s planned dinner was homemade pizza!  After the crappy crust that I made last week, I was determined that I was going to do the whole shebang…yeast, flour, endless kneading, hours of rising time, more kneading…and so on.

I used this recipe but did 3 cups white flour and 2 cups whole wheat flour rather than the 5 1/2 to 1/2 ratio (to add a little fiber).  It only calls for one “rising time” of about an hour, and we had to run out for a little while, so the wait didn’t seem so long.

On the first, we used:  spaghetti sauce, green/red peppers, onion, mozz, parm, garlic powder, parsley, red pepper flake, basil/oregano

On the second, we used:  no sauce, onions, artichoke hearts, thinly sliced tomatoes, feta cheese, parm, parsley and garlic powder.

This is the “white pizza.”  HOLY COW!!  I thought Joey was going to grab the pan and run!

On Snuggies:  I have mercilously made fun of them…until yesterday.  Joey and I are both in our Snuggies.  They are incredible and warm and wonderful and Shelli loves being between the Snuggie and the Vellux blanket.  Joey won’t let me take a picture of him because he’s a tiny bit ashamed;).  I’ll steal a pic, though.

On Bullies:  I had an interaction (a very veiled and not really direct one) with a former frenemy/bully the other day that left me feeling very happy about where I am in my life and that I don’t live my life feeling like I never get “what I’m owed,” and that everyone is out to “keep me down.”  What a toxic attitude; that kind of attitude pervades every walk of life, you know?  You can talk all day about how progressive and well-off and “satisfied” you are, but none of that comes across when it’s all tempered with a healthy dose of paranoia.  I’m glad, not only to no longer have to deal with that influence in my life, but also that I’ve come to a point now where I don’t really give a rip what other people think about me.  I wish I had had that strength three years ago.

And the Laser Shelli thing?  I pissed her off earlier today and she gave me the evil-laser-eye: