Thursday, February 28, 2013

Driving Me Crazy

Today is a scary day in my town.

Why? All the high school freshmen are taking... are taking.... are taking (pause, for dramatic effect)... their permit tests today.

The Angsty Teen takes hers at 8:00.

I'm not sure the world is ready for The Concussed One to have control/lack of control over a two ton machine.

I'm not sure this town is ready for The Concussed One to have control/lack of control over a two ton machine.

I'm not sure that I am ready for The Concussed One to have control/lack of control over a two ton piece of machinery... my two ton piece of machinery.

There, I said it out loud, well, I typed it out loud...

When I see her spastic side, it kind of puts the fear of God in me to have her driving... but I am pretending I'm happy for her to get her permit and feigning excitement for her to drive. (Fakin' it 'til I'm makin' it...)

I am usually more of a "glass half full" kind of person... so here's the good side of all this...

Since the Angsty Teen doesn't want to drive with the Stern German (probably sure you can figure that one out. No? Read his name aloud... now do you get it?) that leaves me as the indisputable choice as the Most Drivewithable Parent. (That phrase will probably catch on quickly...)

Also, since the Stern German would sooner own a cat than let anyone drive his truck, my vehicle is the indisputable choice as the Most Drivable Vehicle in the garage.

Why is this good? Well, this gives me power. I like power. It makes me feel... well, powerful.

I promise to try to wield this power carefully... but in order for me to have time to take her out to practice driving, she will have to take on some of my work and responsibilities. In order for me to have the energy to spend hour upon hour driving riding around town clenching the armrests, I will need someone to not suck all my energy from me... She will need to work harder to be responsible, respectful, and fun to be around.

Or she could just go talk to her grandparents about doing more things for themselves. That would free up both time and energy for me...

Basically, it boils down to this:
    more helpfulness = more time for going out driving

I will keep you posted on how this all goes.

Today she might pass the test, and that's kind of a scary thought, but March 7th is an even scarier date. That is the date the trimester ends and every freshmen in town will be racing down to the DMV to get their permits. (Note to self: not a good day to try to get your license tabs renewed.) That's the day they can officially start driving.

The town is safe for another week...

Good luck, Angsty Teen. I'm positive you will pass your test.

It's a fun season of life... more so for you than me. Does anyone know how to score some Xanax?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday...

Well, here is where I get to tell you what I'm loving so far this week...

I'm loving that... the Angsty Teen's concussion is getting a little better every week. (Apparently, according to her, this concussion is a month old today... I'm probably not baking a cake for that event.

I'm loving that... if I did bake her a cake I could put one of these sayings on it:
     1. Sorry your concussed state makes you too ill to do housework... at least it doesn't interfere with your ability to text.
     2. You're fortunate that you aren't too concussed to Tweet.
     3. Having a teenager concussion is like living with a bowling alley inside your head.
     4. It's all in your head.
     5. This thing that happened to your face head is unfortunate.
Any favorites there? I should probs (that means "probably" to you who don't have a teen) get a job writing for Hallmark...

I'm loving that... I was able to get away from my life yesterday and go to another computer class... and shop a little, too!

I'm loving that... my spring break time with Kati is just two weeks away!

I'm loving... these things on Pinteresr:

Definitely an appropriate song...

My PHAT Grand Boy (yep, Pretty Hot And Tempting), who is  1 1/2, can say "choo choo" and a couple of other words... This video made me laugh:

Source: youtube.com via Sally on Pinterest



Oh, Ron Swanson... I guess he is right, though.

This is true, too:


And, in closing...

There might be a day when I put this into play just so I get to get out of a doctor's appointment with the diabetic, geriatric, bariatric, blind guy... just kidding... but not really.

Hope your day is a good one.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Oreo Fun

We had the Grand Boys yesterday. The Angsty Teen stayed after school to lift weights so our one-to-one ratio was off a bit at first. (And, no, I don't think you need to drink protein shakes, Angsty Teen, you really don't work out all that hard... do you? I don't think lifting weights a couple times a week warrants protein shakes...)

I had wonderful visions of making delicious homemade pizza with the Grand Boys last night... having everything go smoothly... and having a wonderful time doing it.

I have a great pizza crust recipe and I thought it would be fun to let them top their own little pizzas.

Oh, and I had plans to have the older one or two boys help me dip Oreos in melted white almond bark. At first I thought that it would be fun to make these:
Source: easybaked.net via Sally on Pinterest

But then I thought that these looked too hard... I know even if I did them without help from the Grand Boys that they wouldn't look a thing like that... so I thought we might be able to just do this:

Source: easybaked.net via Sally on Pinterest


But things just didn't go the way I had hoped they would go...

Supper didn't go the way I thought it would. The pizzas weren't fantastic... I was a little pissy at all the work that seemed to be falling on my shoulders. (The Stern German was holding the baby... and multi-tasking is not his strong suit...) and things weren't very enjoyable.

At that point, I decided to not take on one more thing. So, I bailed on the Oreo dipping plan. Glad I hadn't mentioned it to anyone. (I'm a little bit smarter than I look.)

So, instead I took these:

and we ended up making these:





This boy, at 1 1/2 years old, already knows how to dunk his Oreo in milk.
Great life skill... clearly he could go pro in that.

He had a blast... and all was right with the world.

I sometimes have a feeling I could be creative next week... but then I think... hmmm, better not...



Have you done any projects from Pinterest that have turned out well... or that haven't?

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly...

Since it's Monday, it's time for me to link up with Kati and Kate to tell you all about my weekend for:
Incorporating Color

We had an extra long weekend with a late-start-turned-snow-day on Friday. I would say, all in all, it was a pretty good weekend...

Friday-
The Good: We had a Snow Day!
The Bad: I decided to do a home organizational product with the Angsty Teen.
The Ugly: She isn't a very motivated person at times... and tends to be kind of whiny and ridiculous .... and is frustrating to work with if you are really trying to accomplish something.

The Good: It was National Margarita Day!
The Bad: The more I drank margaritas, the more fun the project was with the Angsty Teen.
The Ugly: The Jose Cuervo bottle wasn't very full to start with... dang.

The Good: I bought the Pitch Perfect CD last week... fun music.
The Bad: I couldn't fine the DVD/CD opening on my new computer.
The Ugly: BECAUSE THERE ISN'T ONE... WHAT?????

Saturday-
The Good: The Stern German and I were able to go and watch his nephews wrestle.
The Bad: It took up eleven hours of our day!
The Ugly: So many sweaty high school boys sticking their opponents' faces in their stinky armpits/crotches. Kind of a disgusting sport.
Spraying mats after first few rounds...
Pretty sure they are spraying down Ringworm-B-Gone.
The Angsty Teen's cousin took 1st place and is going to State.
Also, see The Hulk t-shirt he has on? It belonged to the Stern German...
about 40 years ago...
Sunday-
The Good: I made the second dessert for my stepson and my stepdaughter's husband for their Christmas gift. CHEESECAKE!
The Bad: It kind of took all afternoon... I made plain ones w/cherry, blackberry, & blueberry topping and...
The Ugly: These Mini Triple Chocolate Cheesecakes with Ganache are almost too rich... need to be served with ice, cold milk or a good strong cup of coffee!
These six little tasty cheesecakes are actually the g-free ones I made for Kati... shhh... don't tell her, it's a surprise. Next time I go to visit, I will take them to her. She may either eat them or just apply them directly to her buns and thighs... It's her call.

Hope you had a good weekend! What did you do?

Friday, February 22, 2013

High Five for Friday!

It has been a good week... lots of things to write about... yay!

Here are the five highlights of my week:

1. The Angsty Teen got to spend Monday morning in Kati's classroom... after spending the night in Kati's apartment! All the eighth grade boys loved her... and I had a quiet night/morning at my hotel.
Yes, the Angsty Teen changed her shirt and bra under a blanket in the car on the way home...
Yes, she changed into shorts for the drive home.
No, it wasn't warm out.
Yes, it was less than 10 degrees outside.
No, the Stern German wasn't impressed with this plan when he saw her arrive home.
Yes, it was easier to let her wear clothing that were inappropriate for the weather
than it was to hear her bitch and complain about being hot...
No, she wasn't dressed for the elements...
Yes, she would've frozen to death if she'd been thrown from the car in a car crash... but seriously, you've never heard had to listen to that child complain...  this was a chance I was willing to take...
2. I held a little cooking class where my parents live. People enjoyed it!
The diabetic, geriatric, bariatric, blind guy making his pan of bars...
The Lovely Ladies of Latham making more...
3. Last night the Angsty Teen's Pep Band played for a basketball game and the Stern German and I took the Grand Boys to the game... It was fun... and tiring!
They are both so cute!
Treats!
4. I got away from my life quite a bit this week!

a. Monday we were in Omaha and driving home from Omaha. (See #1)

b. Wednesday night I went to the cooking class two hours away.
Fondue!!!!
c. Yesterday I spent most of the day in the Twin Cites... Here's what I did:

  • I went to the Apple Store at the MOA for a One-on-One Class.
  • I went to a couple of my favorite stores on the south side of the mall.
  • I got a free Lindt Truffle to sample... so good.
  • I found fun presents for the Angsty Teen and Kati... just because...
  • I went to IKEA and bought a few wonderful things...
  • I drove to my favorite Thai restaurant and had these for a late lunch:

Spring rolls!!!!!

  • I was able to get my hair cut by my favorite stylist...
  • I went to the Stern German's favorite liquor store and bought him two four-packs of his favorite beer... the name of the brew is quite fitting... It's Surly Furious... haha.
  • I went to a Thai grocery store and picked up some great rice noodles, sauces, and wonton wrappers!
  • I made a quick stop at my favorite spice store, Penzeys, and got a few treasures.
  • I remembered to fill up my car with gas before I headed home!
It was a stellar day.


 5. AND.... today is... belly roll (have you seen Pitch Perfect, yet?) drum roll, please...
National Margarita Day! 

Gotta celebrate that one! Are you going to celebrate this national holiday?



Thursday, February 21, 2013

Expectations

Today.... I'm getting a haircut! I haven't had a haircut since September...

I know, that's really sad. I did have one scheduled for last month... but the person who cut my hair was put on a reduced work load due to her pregnancy. 

Really? Your child is more important than my hair? Just kidding...

Haircuts are tricky things... especially in my small town. There are probably a a couple people... well, maybe one.... in my small town whom I would trust to cut my hair... but I haven't found that person yet.

There is a guys' haircutting place in the mall in Mankato that has a liquor license. Maybe if I had a drink while I was getting my hair cut I wouldn't really care who cut it or how it looked in the end...

As it is, I head up to the Twin Cities for a haircut... about an hour drive... because... I have found two people up there that I trust with my hair... well, Kati and the Angsty Teen keep reminding me that the one person isn't as great as I remember... So, maybe there's just one person I would go to.

And it has been tricky to actually get away for a cut.

I don't expect a lot... okay, maybe I do... but maybe this is what everyone hopes for in a haircut. 

Here's what I'd like:

1. I don't want to walk away from an appointment with my hair looking all puffy... like a mushroom cap... that has happened before... mostly here, in my town. Not a good look...

2. I don't want to have to spend a ton of time styling my hair to have it look good... 

3. I don't want to look like a little old lady...

4. I don't want anything asymmetrical...

5. I don't want to have bangs that are too short...

6. I don't want to have bangs that are too long...

7. I don't want my face to look fat... 

8. I don't want have to wait for it to grow out for it to look good....

9. I don't want to have to too short... it's winter in Minnesota... brrr... plus, see #6.

10. I don't want it too long... In other words... I don't want it to look like I didn't even get a haircut...

11. I don't want it too long AND too short...
Source: google.com via Penny on Pinterest

12. I don't want to have to buy $50 in products for it to look good.

13. I don't want to have to curl it to have it be looking decent.

14. I don't want to have to use a hair dryer on a regular basis... it gets all puffy... see #1.

15. I don't want to have to show up with pictures... just work your magic on me. Read my mind...

16.  I don't want someone to talk to me while they are washing my hair/massaging my scalp... it can be kind of a religious experiences... shut up, already.

17. I want my cut to look great all the time. 

18. I want to be able to wear it scrunched up and kind of wavy or blow-dried and straight... if I ever wanted to take the time.

19. I want to be able to make a cute pony out of it.

20. I want it to look noticeably different... in a good way...


20. I want... well, that might be all, really... except for the drink. I would love to have a glass of wine while I get my hair cut.

In September I think my person had to cancel and so I ended up going with someone else at the same saloon salon.

So long ago...
The cut was fine enough... but  it really only looked good that day... Well, maybe it looked good for two days... but she didn't really make it work for me beyond the initial styling.

My hair person is good at giving me a cut that will look good whether I style it or not... That's kind of a magical thing... So, hopefully... today is the day...

I sure hope that this works out... 

You probably think it sounds like I'm looking for a Miracle Worker... Anne Sullivan cuts hair? Well, that might be okay... but sometimes... after the long drive... and after doling out a ton of cash... my hair looks more like Helen did the cut and style...

Maybe I should bring my flask.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

The week is ticking by quickly... and, here's what I'm loving:

I'm loving that... tonight I will be heading to my second monthly cooking class.

I'm loving that... a good friend whom I feel like I rarely get to spend time with is joining me!
We made gallons and gallons of Jello for a choir fundraiser supper...
I'm loving that... the all schools/all bands concert last night was less than two hours long...
a lot of the 300+ students who played one final song together...

I'm also loving that... the concert was free. They were taking donations for new tubas... pretty sure they could've reached their goal if there had been glasses of wine for sale... and earplugs... earplugs are nice when you are listening to 5th and 6th grade bands...

Here's what I'm loving.... on Pinterest:
Source: someecards.com via Sally on Pinterest

Yep... pretty much like that most days... and I'm really good at them!


Yeah, I think we all know people like this.


I'm loving my new computer... but I'm having trouble getting into all my various accounts. Those damn passwords...

The Angsty Teen played this song for me a few times on our way back from visiting Kati:



I thought it was a pretty funny song.



Source: dumpaday.com via Sally on Pinterest

Ouch... but...

Anyway, that's all I have for today. Hopefully the snow storm that is predicted for our area... will hit once we are home from the cooking class late, late tonight!

Have a great day.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I didn't even know there'd be wine...

Last month I drove about two hours from home to go to a cooking class. It was held at a fellow-Minnesota blogger's mom's house. (I had met Andrea just once before.) Her mom represents Pampered Chef and a line of spices, herbs, sauces, etc. that are free of preservatives and additives called Wildtree.

I had never heard of Wildtree... but I do love Pampered Chef products...and I love to cook... and I love to try new things. So I was excited to go to the class!

Each month they make a few different recipes using one of the products from Wildtree.
January's product
We used a few different flavors of Wildtree's bouillon soup bases... and I got to choose one to bring home. I've already used it quite a few times in various soups/gumbo/sauces that I've made and I have made one of the soup recipes from that night a few time already, too! (It was a spicy White Bean Chili.... soooooo good.)
Top right: Chicken Parmesan Soup
Bottom right: Spicy White Chili
Top Left: Cheeseburger Soup
Bottom left: Seasoned Oyster Crackers
Not shown: French Onion Soup
I'm kind of thinking that the meals I've made using this Wildtree bouillon soup base have been tastier than when I've made them without this product... Is it possible that this product is really that much better? Hmmmm.... I'm thinking so... I looking forward to trying more Wildtree products.

Note: Wildtree also has a nice selection of gluten-free products... Hey, Kati, what should we try?

Andrea wrote all about the evening on her blog... you can read about it here.

It was a wonderful evening. What were the highlights for me?
  1. Getting away from my life...
  2. Trying new recipes...
  3. Meeting new people... (Let's see...Cheryl, Barb, Sharon, Erica, Christina, and Linda? Those may or may not be correct...)
  4. Getting to meet Andrea's sweet daughter, Avrie...
  5. And.... best of all? They had wine to drink!
I love wine... and I didn't even drink out of anyone else's glass... I think. I may or may not have done that at the Minnesota Bloggers event I went to in September... oops... sorry.

The class is happening again tomorrow night! I'm all signed up... and a friend of mine is able to join me... I think she needs to get away from her life for an evening, too.

What are we making this month? Different types of fondue... and best of all? There will be wine!

Woo hoo! I'll drink to that.

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!

I'm typing this post on my new computer and I'm linking up with Kati and Kate to bring you:
Incorporating Color
Life is good again.

I have kind of realized that I need to make things work out well for me sometimes, instead of waiting to make everyone else happy and then hoping my stuff turns out okay...

To explain... on Friday I decided to leave a sleeping, sickly Angsty Teen at home and head up to the Mall of America. I would have gone earlier in the week, except she really wanted to come along and bring a friend and shop... so, I waited.... clearly, that didn't work out.

The Good:
Kati, who is extremely wise and who was raised extremely well, suggested when I arrive at the MOA that I go get a glass of wine at a Happy Hour before I do anything else...
Such a good idea...
After the wine and app... I went to the Apple Store.

The salesman I had at the Apple Store was fantastic! He helped me find a great deal that worked well for me and he helped me walk out of the mall with the new computer a little later that night instead of waiting for a few days to get it.

Originally I was told that it would take a few days to do my data transfer... but when I told him how little data I had to transfer... (I am a pathetic computer user) and that I was hoping to take the new laptop out of town with me the next day.... he made it work for me!

The Bad:
I spent quite a bit of money... but I knew I would.

The Ugly:
I spent even more than I thought I would ... but I know it will be a great computer.

On Saturday the Angsty Teen and I left to visit Kati for a couple days...

The Good:
We used a Groupon for frozen yogurt at Peachwave in the Omaha area... It was delicious and I thought this picture on the wall was adorable...
Yeah... almost.
The Bad:
The frozen yogurt gave the Angsty Teen a stomach ache... and...

The Ugly:
I shared a small, not-so-great hotel room... (Don't ever go with a 2 1/2 star room in the Omaha area) with the Angsty Teen and her angry bowels... oh.... so much stench.... Not sure if I slept well, or if I just passed out from the smell... But, really.

On Sunday...

The Good:
I bought the $99 training classes with my computer. So Sunday morning, I went to the Apple Store in Omaha and went to a beginner's class. I only know enough to be dangerous... so this was a great place to start.

I might've known more than the other 'kids" in the class.. but I still learned a lot!

Kati met us at the hotel and we went to church with her... it was an amazing church. Didn't feel like we were there an hour and a half! Loved the music... and the preaching was excellent.

We shopped at Village Pointe...a great outdoor mall near Kati's apartment... Abe was there...
Celebrating Presidents Day...
Then we went to Kati's apartment and made delicious risotto while sipping wine... well, not the Angsty Teen... and we watched some Parks and Recreation episodes. It was a great night. We may or may not have stalked friends/acquaintances/relatives on Facebook and laughed a lot...

The Bad:
I got nothing...

The Ugly:
Nope, nothing. Everyone was responsible, respectful, and fun to be around. Okay, there was a little bit of gaseousness... but... all families have that... right?

So now it is Sunday night... The Angsty Teen is spending the night at Kati's and going to see her classroom in the morning...

I am all alone.... I love being alone.... even if it is a not-so-great hotel... I mean, it could be worse!

Being alone doesn't seem to happen very often... or often enough... but sometimes I just need a little bit of quiet.

I'll meet up with the Angsty Teen tomorrow around lunchtime and then we will drive home...

So for now, I'm soaking up a little bit of quiet... just me... and my computer... and a little popcorn... and a little Squirt with a little splash of happiness... very nice.

 Shhhh! It's time to be quiet....

I'm going to stop talking/typing now...

Good night!

Friday, February 15, 2013

High Five for Friday

I had some good things to talk about on Wednesday for What I'm Loving Wednesday... Now that I'm listing my five highlights of the week...  I'm trying to come up with new things... This gets a little bit tricky when your week kind of goes down the tubes...

These were going to be the five highlights of my week:

1. I'm getting my new computer this afternoon.
2. The Angsty Teen's concussion is better.
3. Valentine's Day was super.
4. My life is great,
5. The Angsty Teen and I are going to visit Kati tomorrow.

However, the reality of my life is very different...

1. and 2. I was planning to go to the Twin Cities... to the MOA (Mall of America to those of you who aren't besties with it...) to buy my new computer today...

Only last night the Angsty Teen came home from a band sectional early, not feeling well at all... thinks her headache/nausea is all in her head related to her concussed state. Pretty sure she's not going anywhere tomorrow... so neither am I... and neither is she... (haha... I love the movie Rat Race!)

That takes care of my first and second highlights. Gotta try to read this computer screen another few days. Dang.

3. Well, the things I did for everyone else for Valentine's Day was good.

My parents liked the little gifts I got for them. The people where they lived liked the chocolates I passed out to them at lunch time.
Oh, Lindt Truffles...
It turned out that Kati got the package I sent her from her complex's office right on Valentine's Day... and she liked her gifts.
Got this for both girls... and some candy...

The Angsty Teen liked what I had wrapped up for her after school.... and the Stern German liked the little things I got for him.

'The problem? He looked at me and said, "I didn't realize we were getting presents for each other."

What the what? Hmmm... I figured that was okay... I mean, I assumed he would remember how well he had done last year getting flowers for me from my favorite gift shop in town... and since he had stopped there on Wednesday to pick something up for me to give my mom... surely, he had remembered to order flowers.

Side note: I don't need flowers on Valentine's Day to be happy... they are usually overpriced and seem like kind of a waste of money... however... not getting someone anything is pretty lame...

"I just thought we would go out for dinner." Ummm... thanks, honey... we do that quite often... so as nice as that is... it doesn't necessarily constitute a Valentine's Day gift. Just sayin'.

4. I'm tired. I have no voice... literally... my cold settled in my throat. I have a cough. I'm a little overwhelmed with life. And a little unhappy with people... So, I guess saying my life is great is a straight-up lie.

And, I hate being at the mercy of everybody else in order for any plans I make to work out. If you have children, you know that feeling, I'm sure... but I'm just tired of it. I am feeling a little angry and bitter right now. Sorry about that.

5. Well, this one is still a highlight... but if you refer to the previous paragraph, the jury is still out on whether or not this will actually occur. (please, please, please?)

And, I have learned, over the years, that things tend to work out one way or another for a reason... but that's not exactly making me feel like being logical about any of this at the moment...

So... that's my exciting week... not many pictures... just a pissy attitude and a lot of eye strain...

Sorry you had to read this...  Maybe the rest of the day will be better... and then again...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here it is... Valentine's Day. This one is right up there with New Year's Eve... So many expectations.... but things rarely turn out to be the way you hope they will.

Don't worry...

Maybe you're not in a relationship and you wish her were... or you maybe you're in one that isn't going that well... or maybe it's going well, but he is clueless about romance...


When I look back at Valentine's Days from past years, the Stern German has often times been... well, stern... or ornery...  So some of our Valentine's celebrations haven't been much of a celebration... well, there was that one year...

I know I posted this yesterday... but it is funny... (again, sorry, Angsty Teen... I know this thought disturbs you...) and I did have a great comment from someone who said she was a mid-November and she had never thought about it this way! (The Angsty Teen has a cousin who was born two hours before her on the same day... Apparently, the Stern German's sister and her husband celebrated a couple hours before we did that year.)

Some years one of us is tired, sick, stressed out about life, etc. on Valentine's Day... and any of those things translate into a less-than-ideal Valetine's Day.

But I do have to say that the Stern German has been doing a better job of working harder at "us" the past few years. He does a pretty good job at making me feel loved and cherished on a day-to-day basis. I say, "Good job!" but I don't think he reads this...

The Stern German is a hard worker. He takes care of his family... he shows his love for us in ways that I sometimes don't even notice. That comes from him being an Exactist and me being an Approximist.

Sometimes I don't even notice when he washes my car or puts gas in my car... or does something else unexpected... but those things don't go unnoticed for long... because he usually lets me know what he's done!

There are years when he comes through on Valentine's Day with flying colors. Here are the flowers he bought for me last year:
Gorgeous
So anyway, if you are single... create your own special day. If you are in a relationship... you might have to do that anyway! Reality rarely matches up with expectations...

Good luck! Hope your Valentine's Day is special...

That's actually a disturbing thought... But, as my diabetic, geriatric, bariatric, blind dad says... "There's a Jack for every Jill... if you're not too fussy!"

Be fussy. Word.

Obviously MARvelous

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday! Now I get to tell you what I'm loving... and not loving this week...

Here goes...

I'm loving that...  Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras was a hit at our house!
so many beads...
I'm loving that... that I had plenty of wine on hand to drink last night. I sipped on that stuff while I made the gumbo... sooooo good. The wine... and the gumbo.
GUMBO!
I'm loving that... my father's new physical therapist is really sharp... he did a great job of figuring out what to do about the diabetic, geriatric, bariatric, blind guy's sore heel...
A certain nursery rhyme came to mind... any guesses?
Yes, I'm a terrible person...
I'm not loving that... I didn't get drugs from the doctor... they want me to try a steroid nasal spray...
They want me to be sickly for another four days before I get drugs...
and they made me wear this lovely mask... so attractive!
and a Neti Pot... I was okay with this plan... I even bought this thing at Walmart... but when I used Google Images to find this picture... I realized people pour this stuff in one nostril and wash out their sinuses and the stuff flows out of the other nostril.

Seriously? That's not what I thought this was... might have to rethink this... Kind of disgusting... I don't know about you... but I generally try to avoid the whole water-up-the-nose feeling. I shower without tipping my head way back... and when I'm underwater? I never inhale. (Great lesson in life... don't inhale...) So, why would I think this Neti Pot thing is a good idea????
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I'm loving that... the Stern German has a good friend... and that his friend makes him laugh... and mellow out a lot a little... and makes him more light-hearted. Thanks, Basil! Stop by anytime.
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Here's a very few things that make me laugh on Pinterest...because with my janky computer screen I'm not on Pinterest very much:
Yep, Angsty Teen... this is for you.


Definitely true... especially when you are making gumbo or risotto and stirring for a long time.

Source: i.imgur.com via Sally on Pinterest

Hope your day is a good one. Talk to you tomorrow!