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Today, Let's Visit the Wildlife West Zoo in Edgewood, NM

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Our last trip to the zoo together was so much fun. Today, let's visit Wildlife West in Edgewood, NM.
Did you remember to dress in layers, put on gobs of sunscreen, bring an oversized hat, wear comfortable shoes, and protect your eyes with big, dorky sunglasses?
No??

The best thing about Wildlife West is that all of the animals are rescued. It's easy to see that they're all well cared for.


Well, okay, maybe not this fellow. This poor guy has some stress! I don't think it's the zoo's fault though.


















What does the owl say to us as we're leaving?  "T-HOO-da-loo!"

Sorry. Wildlife West was a bad influence on me.

Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday to Me

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I've been depressed lately, which I know is stupid and doesn't make any sense, but I can't shake it. There was even a party for me at work yesterday and I couldn't enjoy it. Afterward, my coworker asked if I felt like I could burst into tears at the drop of a pin. I hadn't realized it was so obvious. Random, bad things in my life that normally wouldn't be a big deal have all been piling up. To top everything off, something ridiculous happened last week that has my hormones completely out of whack, making me feel like I'm not myself. It feels like I'm losing my mind. It's exactly what I didn't need right now.

But today, I'm 30.


Things are looking up.

Peeps Nests for Easter

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Did SNL ever make an Easter version of that Christmas song? You know, like "I don't care what your mama says, Easter is full of chee-er". Or something like that.

(That song is stuck in your head now, isn't it? Sorry.)

I'm rambling because it snowed last night and is still snowing this morning. Even though it's my day off. Apparently, the weather doesn't care that I purchased the Bossypants audio book and have been planning for 2 weeks to listen to it while walking today.

I suppose technically there's no reason to cancel my walk and stay in my pajamas all day just because of a little snow...

It's probably icy though. Better not chance it.

On to the Easter goodness!
"Peep! Peep!" What You'll Need
(makes 10 super-cute Peeps nests)
7oz melted chocolate chips (approximately 1 1/4 cups)5oz Fiber One bran cereal (or similar)(Chinese Noodles should work just fine as well)10 Peeps chicks20-30 Jelly Beans Not a photo of worms in a bowl, I promise!

Combin…

Dutch Baby Recipe Fail

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For Easter breakfast, I thought I'd be a sweetheart and surprise Sexy Nerd with one of his favorite breakfasts, a Dutch Baby. The recipe is foolproof - or so I thought!

Strawberries were recently on sale for $0.88/lb and I had overly stocked up, (I may have a problem) (yes, I certainly have a problem) leaving us with a fridge full of mushy red fuzzies. Why is it that strawberries are Sexy Nerd's favorite fruit only until I purchase 10 pounds? Then, he turns his nose up at them. They're moldy, he complains. You're going to kill us both, he whines. Bah!

Just cut the furry parts off, Sexy Nerd!

I decided a pink Dutch Baby would be the epitome of Easter goodness and threw a handful of strawberries into the blender. I photographed the resulting batter, certain I was in the midst of a new winning recipe for my blog, the strawberry Dutch Baby.

See all the air bubbles? They're a surefire sign that we were in for a delicious Dutch Baby.
I baked it for 10 minutes on the lo…