Saturday, December 31, 2011

A REAL Housewife New Year's Eve!

Okay, so Mike and I are getting ready to go out and party like rock stars! I can't wait to be out at the clubs until 3 AM just gettin' on my drunk! Let's hope we actually make it home this year!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Pea-lafels & Shame

I have to admit something, and it's something I'm not very proud of. I pride myself on always being the best person I can be. But sometimes we all slip up. We all make mistakes. Sometimes we just let things get the better of us and do something in the moment that we know we will regret later. I know that I should have thought about my husband before I did this, and I can only hope that he'll understand why I did what I did and that he can look past it and love me for the person that I am.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pasta and disappointment.

So, I need to get something off my chest. I can't believe that no one wants to join me on this cleanse! Does it scare you? Or is no one willing to commit before NYE has come and gone? :) Well I hope that some of you decided to take me up on this challenge, it makes it fun when you have people to go through something with you. But alas, I will do it on my own, as I have a few times before. Poor Michael will have to deal with a grumpy housewife!

Monday, December 26, 2011

New Name: The Real FAT Housewife of Snohomish County

Okay, let's be honest, we are all friends here...right? Well let me just say...Momma has gained some weight! It's hard NOT to do during the holiday season when there are all these goodies around and delicious meals that you share with family and friends! And let us not forget the trip Michael and I made to London and Paris where we ate and drank like it was our job!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

It's a REAL Housewife Christmas!

Well boys and my house, Christmas has come and gone. I had not one, but two Christmas dinners (the same meal that I cooked twice) and today Michael and I celebrated our own Christmas since he works tomorrow. The joys of having a husband who works any day of the year :) But pays the bills! And then some!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas came early!

So Christmas came early here for The REAL Housewife of Snohomish County. Well Christmas dinner did, that is! Today was the big day, the day I'd been dreading for months. I had to cook for my in-laws. Any of you who have in-laws KNOW that the first meal you cook for them is always one that is full of stress and unease and just plain ol' doubt!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Jam and Nephews!

Okay, so the last few days things haven't slowed down at all! I've made two batches of Jalapeno Jelly in prep for Christmas gifts! My eyes were watering from the chopped jalapenos and I resisted at ALL costs rubbing my eyes or face! Lord knows I didn't need to deal with THAT on top of everything else! :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Prep and Punishments

Well I've not been any better about blogging! I'm putting myself in a time out! The good thing about the time outs here at the The Real Housewife of Snohomish County's abode is that bacardi and coke is allowed! :) YAY! Sounds like I'll be in a long time out...or is that pass out. Either way...I'll be out!

Monday, December 12, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Okay, so I have to say that Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. And no I'm not singing another song! I really do love Christmas, but not because of be totally honest getting gifts at any time of the year makes me uncomfortable. I'm not a good gift buyer so I get awkward when I get a gift because I know that I'll never be able to return such a good gift. This year as gifts for my friends I decided to make and send them Apple Butter, Pear Butter, Jalapeno Jelly and Kiwi Jam.

Monday, December 5, 2011

World AIDS Day...

I've been going back and forth on whether or not I wanted to share this blog post. But I realized that in order to be The REAL Housewife of Snohomish County I need to share some rather personal things so I not only seem amazing and glamorous all the time, but also REAL. This post is about as real as it gets. AIDS is something that has touched almost everyone in some way, shape or form. And I don't think that we are doing enough to raise awareness fully. This blog post is actually a journal entry from the first year that I moved here from Honolulu, that was entitled, "Shaken to the Core."

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Parental Plea

There's been something that's been weighing on my mind most of this year to be quite honest. Mike and I both have had the joys of telling our parents that we were getting married. But not all of our parents were as excited as we were. Being gay men has proved to have it's challenges for the both of us and some of the issues were brought up in the past, and buried as soon as they were shown.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Fun and then sick as a dog!

Happy Thanksgiving!!! I hope that everyone had as great of a Thanksgiving as Michael and I did! Being surrounded by people you love is my number one requirement for holidays. It doesn't have to be family, it can be long as you are surrounded by those you love and that love you back.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Oh I love a rainy night....woh...woh!

It's been raining like a cow pissin' on a flat rock the past day or so! And THAT is about the best description I could think of! The wind and the rain really hit us hard last night, and I could just hear it pouring a good portion of the late night/early morning.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Mexican version of Cinderella...Mexirella!

Today I've been up since around 6:30 AM when Mike left for work, and have been trying to clean our house. I feel like the Mexican version of Cinderella. "Vacuum the floors, Mexirelly...bathe the dogs, Mexirelly...dust the house, Mexirelly...Make good food, Mexirelly!" I've been waiting all morning for the little mice to come out and help me clean and we sing fun songs and I twirl while dreaming of my prince to come and take me away!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Back to the grind! Elton John sings..."The Bitch Is Back!" Watch out Snohomish County...Momma is rearing to go!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Housewife Highlights

I’m currently sitting on the plane somewhere between Philly and Seattle, and not in the best frame of mind. I wasn’t too excited to leave Paris 10 or so hours ago, and I sure wasn’t excited to get on this Airbus 312 in Philly.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pressure in Paris!

Today was our final full day in Paris, and I have to say that I am NOT excited to leave this amazing city. We had big plans for today, lots to see and do before we left this romantic city. All through this trip we’ve had wonderful weather and have agreed that we’ve chosen wisely what to do each day. Today proved to be a good day for the events we chose. It was overcast and a tad windy with a nice fall chill in the air.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Another day in the jet setting life of The REAL Housewife of Snohomish County!

Oh Versailles! Tres magnifique! Oh my goodness. Today was full of so much! Even though we didn’t walk as much as we did yesterday, it was still a VERY full day!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Walk like a Parisian...

Okay, let me start out by saying that my mood definitely improved! I woke up this morning ready to conquer the world. Well let's rewind a was the LONGEST night ever! My body still isn't adjusted to the time, so I woke up so many times last night making it a LONG night.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Perturbed in Paris

What a ride today has been. We woke up this morning around 8 AM, showered and made our way down Piccadilly to a place for breakfast. We had a good breakfast and it didn’t cost us 80 bucks! After that we made our way down to Piccadilly Circus and bought some souvenirs.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Breaking News! REAL Housewife of Snohomish County walks until he drops!

Today was a day that was filled with tons of walking and sight seeing! We woke up at around 8:30 (or I did LOL) and showered and got ready to head out for the day. I had Eggs Benedict for the first time EVER, since I'm not a fan of runny yolks.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Housewife Takes London by STORM!

Okay...that might be a bit of a lie! But we landed this morning in London at around 9 AM local time. We breezed through customs and headed for the Express Train to downtown London.

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Final Countdown!

Cue the music! :) AH HA HA

Today has been an amazingly busy day! I have about 90 million things to do, and only two days to do them! I've been so concerned about getting the dogs ready for their stay at The Dog Spot, the house ready for us to leave, and our house sitters to stay, and all the other little things that go along with vacation!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Almost time to jet!

I'm so ready for vacation! And in just a few days I'll be flying over the Atlantic on my way to London for a few nights then chunneling across to Paris! This is my first trip to Europe and I can't wait! We bought another battery for my camera and I'm ready to go!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bar Keeper's Friend, dancing, pear butter and carpet cleaning...

I'm sure you are like, what the hell is that list of words??? Well, dear readers, that is what the last few days have been filled with! We've been staying pretty busy. Mike was on backup but luckily didn't get called in so we've had some good QT the past few days!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ooooo! Look at my kitchen!

Okay, so you know I LOVE my kitchen! You know that I love getting new appliances and new cookware as well. Well, I can't even begin to tell you how MUCH I love my new Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Cookware! They look SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good hanging on the pot rack!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Upgrades are coming! :)

Life is all about upgrades and in the past year my life has been full of them. Change can be scary, but I've learned to embrace everything that has come my way!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Not even two months...

It's hard to believe that it hasn't even been two months since I started this blog and as of this moment, I've had 997 page views! And to be quite honest, that is 997 more page views than I EVER thought I'd have! :) So I thank all of you who take the time to read my sometimes daily ramblings!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

No desire...

I'm not sure what's going on...but I'm in a bit of a funk. I know it's bad because I have no desire to pick up my favorite chef's knife, open my Anne Burrell cookbook, wipe down Wanda, open the pantry to see what I could possibly throw together for dinner...and better yet, I really have no desire to even eat.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Operation Doggie Freedom.

Okay, so here I sit, a bit miffed at something that I know was only meant as constructive criticism, but it felt almost like an attack. Why is it that pet owners or even parents for that matter get so agitated when someone questions the way they are raising their pets/children, respectively?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Busy...Busy...okay...I'm a liar.

So, I haven't blogged for a few days, and I wish it was because I've been super busy. But the truth is I was enjoying the down time I've had the past few days. Mike and I have been lounging around, and just enjoying the quiet.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A day late...on purpose.

Yesterday was National Coming Out Day, and I purposefully missed it. All across Internet there were people wishing each other well on the day and encouraging others to come out as well. I for one did not wish anyone well, or even recognize the day in any sort of way...and let me tell you why.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sore neck and a new video!

So somehow I tweaked my neck the other day and I'm not sure how. But I woke up yesterday morning with limited mobility and a pain just to the right of my left shoulder blade. In essence...I was in pain!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Music is my rock.

I can't even being to tell you how much music has meant to me ever since I was a child. I've always felt like no matter what, I could turn to music and I could always find a song that fit the mood I was in or to nail the feelings that were coursing through my body.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Time flies...

...when you find a man who loves you and accepts you for who you are. Today is one year to the day that I met the man who has loved me more than anyone else has.

Friday, October 7, 2011

A, B, C's of Love...

This weekend is our one year anniversary. I can't help but think of the Kids in The Hall skit where Buddy Cole says, "We were together 6 months. Which in heterosexual terms is 3 reincarnations with the same mate."

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Boy's night in.

That's right, it's a Boy's Night In! Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Oh the stories I could tell you from tonight, but I'll have to change names to protect the guilty! :-P Just kidding. The highlight of my night was opening the 2nd big bottle of Bacardi!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Work and Worry.

These are two things that consumed my day. For the past week and a half, the Puck man has not been feeling too good. Every time we go for a walk he's lagging behind, when he used to be right by my side tail wagging and ears perked up.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Back to Basics!

Today I found myself being excited about making something that is very basic in the life of any chef or home cook, making chicken stock. Now I know you are thinking, "Brian, this isn't simple! Simple is going to the store and buying the box or can of chicken stock!"

Monday, October 3, 2011

Rollin' with it!

So, the life of a housewife is ever changing and a good housewife can roll with it! I am one of those housewives that can have a dinner planned out and have everything go to shit and pull something out of my @$$ and still have dinner on the table at the right time!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Old, new, borrowed and blue...

Well the last few days have been busy and somewhat hectic. But as we all know by now, that's how my life normally is.

Friday night I went out and danced my little heart out,

Friday, September 30, 2011

Just when we think we are alone...

We make eye contact with a guy in the car next to us right after he finished his amazing drum solo to whatever song he was listening to. To me, there is nothing better in the world

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tired of it all!

You know what I'm tired of? Having a lot of things to do, and still not being 100% sure on what to write about! :) Bet you thought it was something else, huh?! ;-)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Bad! Bad! Bad, Housewife!

Okay, well that's more directed to the fact that I've not had the time to Blog! Well I've not made the time, to be honest. The last few days have just flown by and I've been busy from sun-up to sun-down.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lord...I thank you for the Bacardi!

Today was one of those days! I don't even really know where to start, other than...I woke up!

The one good thing today was that I've finally noticed

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

One HELLUVA Mad Housewife!

That's right, I said it! I'm one helluva Mad Housewife...lover! I admit it! Anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE Mad Housewife wine! Cabernet Sauvignon to be exact!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Another day...another drink!

Well, another day is coming to an end. And it's been a pretty good day, no complaints from me!

We went for our normal walk this morning and I headed off to work, only to sit in traffic for an hour and fifteen minutes! WOOT!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Who's reading this???

Wow! What a day! So I've been busy all day today! I've been making things, doing laundry, running errands, and taking care of the dogs.

My typical morning starts around 6:15 AM, when Mike gets out of bed to shower and get ready for work.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Back to being THE Housewife!

Well, here I am! I'm getting back into the swing of my day to day life, already!

I've done three loads of laundry, went grocery shopping (at three stores), made lunch (spaghetti with meatballs and a homemade sauce),

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Home at last! :) - Day 8

Well, we are home! I am so happy to be home! I always find it funny how when you are going on vacation you can NOT wait to get away from your life...but while you are gone, you tend to miss your routine and everything that goes along with it.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Ocean, Eating, Victoria - Our final day on board

Another day at sea…and another day of walking around the ship and eating! I’ve eaten a lot of food on this trip, which has been nice…but I don’t know

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Well…what a day! Let’s start with last night. :)  We went to dinner, it was formal night, and I felt so good in my suit! Until I ate, then I felt like the spring heifer! But I digress. After the show we went and watched the evening show, which was some guy singing Elton John songs.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sitka and beyond!

Today was an interesting day. We dropped anchor in the harbor outside of Sitka at around 9 AM. We were supposed to have breakfast delivered between 8 and 8:30 this morning, but we didn’t check the proper box on the sheet so breakfast wasn’t delivered until 15 minutes before we were supposed to leave for our Sea Otter and Wildlife Cruise. And if any of you know me, you know that I’m not a fan of when things don’t go the way they are supposed to.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Life on the seas....ROUGH! Seriously!

So…today I really found out what life on the open seas is all about. 30+ foot swells! Oh My Friggin’ God! Last night was a bit rough, so I thought. I felt like I was on some never ending roller coaster. I had three Bacardi and cokes and like a good housewife…I passed the hell out.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Hello Juneau!

Our trip to Juneau was gorgeous!

So we are in port in Juneau, AK, we’ve been docked here since noon. It’s been a bit of a shitty day, if I might say so. Last night after taking my picture in my suit, my digital camera decided to start acting funky.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Life on the open seas

Today has been a pretty lazy day on the ship. Right now we are somewhere off of the outer coast of south eastern Alaska. Our view from our verandah is of the Pacific Ocean, and I am always amazed by its massive expanse.

I didn’t do many activities today, I wanted to go to a few culinary classes, but sleep won out. The ship has been rocking quite a bit, so it’s taken me some time to get used to the constant movement. But alas, I find the food on here yummy, and the Bacardi I ordered even yummier!!!
Tonight is our first formal dinner and I get to wear the new suit we bought for the cruise!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Alaskan Cruise...Day 1

So today was a fun day! I have to start out by saying that I do miss Cooper! A bunch!!! But it’s nice to be away from what has become a hectic “real life.” I’m able to think about me, and what I want to do…and it’s only day one.

Bon Voyage!!!!

So here I am...the morning of our cruise. I didn't sleep but a few hours last night, I'm always a bit nervous before traveling. I was all packed, everything was ready for the dogs; yet still my mind wouldn't shut off.

Friday, September 9, 2011

So I couldn't help it...dinner...

So I was just going to throw steak on the grill...but I decided to wrap it in thick cut peppered bacon. And make some potatoes on the grill with onions, garlic and jalapenos. And some freshly grilled corn from our CSA!  YUMMY! And HELLO MADHOUSEWIFE!

Ready....set......ahhhhh crap!

So today is another mad scramble! Trying to make sure I have not only things for me packed, but making sure that everything is all set for the dogs' stay at The Dog Spot. I think Cooper knows that something is up...he keeps following me around and whining while giving me the most pathetic looks. While Puck on the other hand is pretty oblivious to everything.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Laundry and Pappa al Pomodoro

I've found myself running around like a chicken with it's head cut off the last few days. Why, you ask? Well because, we leave this weekend for an Alaskan cruise and there are a million things that need to be done...and it's clearly the job of a housewife to do them all.

Someday Bravo! will find me!!

So here it is...the first of what I hope will be many posts about my day to day life as The REAL Housewife of Snohomish County. I've been thinking about starting this blog for quite some time and I figure it'll be a nice outlet for some of my creativity that is pent up inside me! :)