In a random-y list format because it's easy.
1.) I shocked my family by cooking supper last night before church. And for those of you who plan meals weekly, grocery shop and then follow through by cooking them (who just threw away ground turkey because it expired, was it me?), I applaud you. Y'all are my heros, seriously.
In an effort to be more grown-up and um, financially responsible, and a better steward of my blessings, yada, yada (especially since our boat is about to be rocked next month with the end of the Space Shuttle program), I'm trying to drift back into cooking regularly.
Or more regularly.
Okay, at all.
Baby steps, y'all, baby steps.
Simple meals, you know, so I can stick with my plan and all, are key during this delicate transition. Last night was no exception when I whipped up a tasty skillet stir-fry thingie courtesy of the sweet, little old lady cooking in the aisle at HEB a few weeks ago. Take one package of frozen Mahi-Mahi (Wild Caught!) fillets (thawed), a few generous spoonfuls of seasoned butter (oh yeah) and a package of frozen mixed veggies, cook it all up in your skillet and you've got yourself an easy, delicious supper. For reals. Annelise even gobbled it up. For reals.
2.) Last week Annelise and I tackled her room, which was a job I am embarrassed to admit had been avoided for far, far too long. The clutter was intimidating but we, and by we you should know I mean me, were determined to whip her room back into shape. Three (or was it four?) hours and two (or was it three?) bulging trash bags later we emerged triumphant. Cleanliness and order had been restored and it felt gooooood.
Why do I put those things off?
3.) I need to tackle my craft
room wreck next, but of course I'm putting that off. Can you still call it a craft room when you do no crafts anymore?
4.) Are y'all as wrapped up in SYTYCD as we are? Some of y'all are watching right? Right?!?! Our faves right now are Marco and Melanie (of course, they are AWESOMEsauce) and Ryan and Ricky (loved their zombie routine last night). Who do you think will go home tonight? I think Alexander and Chris might be dancing for their lives.
I'm still up in the air about the guest judges they've decided to have this season though. I did thoroughly enjoy Kristin Shut-The-Front-Door, Shut-The-Back-Door, Shut-The-Garage-Door Chenoweth's input because she'e the perkiest, cutest thing ever, but really didn't need to see or hear Carmen Electra. Ew.
5.) Speaking of SYTYCD, remember I've told y'all before how they feature hip new music? Well, last week they did a group number to The Civil Wars and it was FABULOUS. I first heard them a few weeks ago thanks to Julie's blog, and immediately downloaded their album. So, so good. Here, lend me your ear...(okay, lend me both ears)
See, I didn't lie did I?
Haunting & lovely.
6.) And still speaking of TV, I feel it my duty to recommend two new-to-me shows I discovered through my good friend Netflix that I'm digging. Or dug, since one was only a miniseries. Anyway.
If you're a fan of Masterpiece Theater be sure to check out the modern drama series, Collision. You won't be disappointed, trust me.
If you're looking for a quirky comedy drama that's fun and still hits the tough issues check out Drop Dead Diva. I love Deb/Jane! After falling for Army Wives and now DDDiva, I hereby promise to never make fun of Lifetime Entertainment again (well, maybe their movies).
8.) For some reason I feel better closing this post with an even number, so I'll just throw in the fact that Annelise recently found Scott's old, old, old mini-tape recorder and is having the time of her life recording herself. And us. Much to our chagrin. But it's kind of funny and cute to listen to her *important* recordings, most of which she ends with "Annelise, out."
Which might just work to shut down this ramble.
Marathon Bird, out.