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A nice day with the FIL...

Saturday, October 26, 2013

I was up at 11 am this morning. That's the earliest I've been awake in weeks. Alas, I was not pleased about it. All I wanted to do was pull the blanket over my head and go back to sleep. But I didn't want my FIL to get here and find me still sleeping, so I got up and got dressed.

We went to the Chinese place, as planned. I ate more than I had hoped, but not NEARLY as much as I could have {I could have shoved in another plate, but I talked myself out of it.} I consider it a partial victory. Both dh and his dad were still shoving food down, and I stopped and simply sipped at my Diet Coke. I was full when I left, but not stuffed and miserable.

After lunch we drove around some of the areas near us that his dad had never seen, then we came back to our place. I made some coffee {I had about 2 tbsp of sugar free Italian sweet cream in mine} and we watched some football and just sat around and talked. While we were sitting here, I was flipping through the local library's list of Nov & Dec events for adults, and discovered that they do a Cookbook Club. A book is selected, and once a month the group gets together, everyone bringing a dish from the cookbook. Dh and I both thought that sounded fun, so we decided to go to the library to get the book. His dad hadn't been there and we figured it was just another chance to show him around the area. Alas... they did not have the book.

BUT! I came home and found it on Amazon for $1. I was gonna get it through an interlibrary loan, but as dh pointed out, I have an AMAZING knack for getting stuff all over cookbooks, and he said I should just buy it. It's the Fannie Farmer Cookbook, and it has 1900+ recipes in it. I'm sure they're not healthy recipes, or even close, but I thought it would be fun to do the Cookbook Club, and making something unhealthy once a month isn't gonna be the end of the world. I think getting out of the house and doing something will be worth the trade off of having a heavy dinner, since I spend 98% of the time sitting in the house.

My FIL left around 6 to drive back to southern Ohio and we have the house to ourselves again. It was nice to see him. And now I am sitting here watching the Buckeye game, and getting ready to read some more in the Spark Solution. I'm hoping to fall asleep a little bit early tonight so I won't be so tired to get up and hit the park to walk with The Buddy tomorrow morning. Getting up in the am is rough!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

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  • PICKIE98
    Sob sob.. Our Lions lost big-time..

    glad you enjoyed your FIL time..
    We used to have that FF cookbook,it is great and you can easily modify any recipe in there...
    1425 days ago
    Fannie Farmer's is my 'bible' cookbook. It's not a book necessarily designed to be healthy but I google a lot of substitutions for the less awesome ingredients, and it's a good basic cookbook where i find I almost always have the ingredients onhand which is nice!

    1425 days ago
    Your Buckeyes embarrassed those poor Lions, I quit watching after 42 to 7! Good job staying reasonable with your night out. It sounds like you had a good time with your FIL! I visited Columbus twice when my Aunt Jean and Uncle Ed lived there. I loved your street system and it was great place for riding a bike, since I come from the hills of western PA.

    Glad you did not feel emoticon after your meal out!
    1426 days ago
  • JO88BAKO
    Sounds like a great day!! I bet you are loving the Ohio game. I checked the score a little while ago and they were waaayyy ahead. I watched the Iowa game this afternoon. That's totally cool about the cookbook club, sounds like a whole lot of fun!! Hope you have a really great Sunday!
    1426 days ago
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