hodge podge catch-up blog
Friday, November 14, 2014
Nothing momentous going on but thought I would post a catch-up blog.
Funny true story that just happened: One of my twins and I walk into Trader Joe’s where they have a big display of fresh Brussel sprouts on the stalk. DS runs up to them and says kinda loudly, “Mom, Brussel sprouts! Can we get some? Please!” Now, he says this in the same tone of voice that any other child would beg for chocolate cake. A lady looking at the flowers nearby gives me a startled look and smiles. I really don’t like Brussel sprouts but how can I say no now? Lady says, “Gotta love a kid who likes Brussel sprouts.” I guess. I wish it was chocolate cake. *sigh*
Watched a silly, campy action romance last night called D.E.B.S. The premise is there is secret test within the SAT that looks for girls with aptitude to be spies. They send them to a special school to become covert operatives. It’s completely ridiculous and knows it so plays up the camp angle. The romance is between one of the DEBS and a super-villain named Lucy Diamond. If you are looking for some brain candy that will leave you with a smile at the end, then I highly recommend this flick.
Our household has been tapped to host Thanksgiving this year. My sister has hosted the last 3 years, so it’s our turn again. We have had a long enough break that I am actually looking forward to it. I am really looking forward to the fringe benefit of having a completely tidy and clean house. We try not to live in squalor but, ya know, twins. We are going with the classic menu: roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing (we have an awesome sausage stuffing recipe), green bean casserole (I have the BEST make over of the classic recipe and everyone in my fam loves it), maybe a honey baked ham for the non-turkey eaters and pumpkin pie (my sister’s pumpkin pie is to die for). I worry that my menu isn't very exciting, but I love all these dishes and we don’t eat like this any other time of year so I’m going tried and true.
My kids have a project for school to make pine wood derby cars. Apparently this is a big deal in some circles with competitions around the country. Our guys are just doing it within their own class. We have watched videos on YouTube on how to trick out your car, so that will be our project this weekend. Time to don my Mr. Mom tool belt and get busy!
We are trying to decide if we want to remodel our kitchen. Let me rephrase that. We are trying to decide if we want to spend the money to remodel our kitchen. I definitely WANT to. It’s just kinda nerve wracking actually deciding to pull the trigger on it or not. Not helping matters is DW and I have diametrically opposing views on what we should do. I want as many cabinets as I can fit in there, she doesn't. I want darker varnish, she doesn’t. I want to get rid of our old O'Keeffe & Merritt stove (which I grant you is very cool but it’s also not working 100% and trying to find someone to fix a stove built in the 40’s is a challenge and don’t even get my started on trying to cook a Thanksgiving dinner with it) and, yes, you guessed it, she doesn't. Now, I am the cook of the family and I think she is about ready to just say, “Do what you want, honey.” But, I don’t know if I will be able to take it if I hear her sigh sadly every time she walks into my dream kitchen. Ugh. LOL.
I guess I should put some actual spark related content in here. Let’s see… I posted a 5 lb weight loss last week. Holy sh*t! I have no idea what was up with that. I showed a 1 lb gain this week, which is not phasing me a bit because I still kinda feel like last week was a fluke. I am still 100% fired up and happy with my results.
I have been running three days a week. Today something pretty cool happened. At about the 1.5 mile mark I hit a 1 or 2 minute section where my breathing returned to normal and it felt really awesome. It didn't last long but, wow, it was cool. I started huffin’ and puffin’ again but … yeah.
Ok, I think that gets you guys all caught up on what’s shakin’ here. Have a great weekend!