7.07.2011

I Feel the Need to Tell You

A few things.

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.

Shut up.

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.

9 comments:

  1. I always enjoy random posts like this.

    1. Dinner is the bane of my existence. I often resolve to do better and then still look wide-eyed at Randy when he comes from work and says, "what should we have for dinner?" He's a good man and often ends up making something, but I feel guilty.

    2. I need to tackle my studio AGAIN and even though Whitney and I did a big clean out of her room a couple months ago, I need to have her do some under the bed maintenance and drawer clean outs before we lose control again.

    I love SYTYCD and feel the same way about the guest judges. I listened to Kristin last week, but fast forwarded through everything that came out of Carmen's mouth (and Debbie Reynold's too).

    I adore Melanie and Marco!

    Collision has been in my Netflix queue for several weeks since my sister-in-law recommended it.

    Whitney put her finger in our car's cassette deck player thingie just the other day and said, "What's this??"

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  2. Funny.. . as i watched Drop Dead Diva this week, I wondered if I was the only person in the world who watched this show. (How nice of Lifetime to show it just for me... ha ha). Good to know there are other fans out there :)

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  3. how can they not kiss at the end of that video?!?

    for realz.

    lelly, out.

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  4. Not watching SYTYCD. Husband has no patience for it. I also bought Barton Hollow immediately upon hearing/seeing it on Julie's blog. Love it. Definitely in my summer playlist. More than one room in my house needs a good cleaning. But I'm watching RHONY reruns instead.

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  5. Oh, and good for you for getting back on the cooking wagon. Start slowly. I feel like I'm a better winter cook than summer cook. It is just easier to be in the kitchen making it cozy with good-smelling food when it is cold outside.

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  6. Good for you cleaning out A's room... a task I too put off for way too long! And I still consider you a crafter...maybe in hibernation, but you are totally a crafter!!! Maybe we can craft together and both knock the dust off our craft stuff! hahaha And A with S's recorder...that is a HOOT! I can hear her aying A, out. Too funny! See you Saturday???
    Kim, out.

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  7. Good for you cleaning out A's room... a task I too put off for way too long! And I still consider you a crafter...maybe in hibernation, but you are totally a crafter!!! Maybe we can craft together and both knock the dust off our craft stuff! hahaha And A with S's recorder...that is a HOOT! I can hear her aying A, out. Too funny! See you Saturday???
    Kim, out.

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  8. I love Drop Dead Diva - my brother in law is an actor in Atlanta and was in the jury box in one of the scenes a couple of weeks ago. Woo-hoo!
    If you keep trying to menu plan, it gets easier! So will your hubby be out of a job after the space program ends??? Now I'm worried about you.

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  9. Lelly: I know, right? I totally thought they'd smooch--but maybe that's the whole poison thing going on.

    HauteMama: Yes, he's being laid off next month along with hundred of other space shuttle employees in our area. :(

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