Five for Friday

Sometime this week I blinked and BOOM it's already Friday.
Time. It sure does fly.

1.) I can not stop thinking about the roasted veggies I made for lunch yesterday.
The freaky thing was, I was starving for lunch after being out all morning and was highly tempted to hit a drive thru or grab something out of the pantry (cracker-y, chip-y) right when I walked in the door. I'm actually proud of myself for resisting that urge and grabbing the brussels sprouts out of the fridge.


As it turns out, roasted veggies are not only yummy, they are quick to make (I knew this since it's our favorite way to eat veggies at supper but I've never made them for lunch--I don't know why). I just cut up some brussels sprouts, broccoli, the remains of a rather sad zucchini and some cherry tomatoes; arranged them on a stone baking sheet; sprinkled some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and Mrs. Dash garlic & herb seasonings, tossed everything around so it was all nicely coated and no veggie felt alienated; then baked them at 375 for 15-20ish minutes.

I sprinkled a bit of grated parmesan and then ate those delicious veggies on top of a bed of spinach with a side of a few Triscuits (cracked pepper & olive oil, my favorite crackers).

It was the best lunch.

Odds are I'll be repeating this whole roasted veggie party again today.

(Why yes, I do have an addictive personality, but I don't feel guilty about this particular addiction.)

2.) We've had a bit of an ant problem both in the yard and on an ickier note, here and there around the house. I know! After the exterminator came last week they got all kinds of fired up on some kind of death march or Custer's last stand or Trail of Tears. Okay, I'll stop. The good news is they seem to have surrendered (died? given up the ghost? pushed up daisies? met their maker?) and we cleaned out the pantry. That felt good.

3.) For the next foreseeable future Thursdays shall hereby be known as the longest days ever. Annelise goes to dance after school (4:30-6-10), now she also has soccer practice on Thursday nights from 7:00-8:00 and by the time we get out of the sport complex (it's huge and packed), home, showered (the soccer player), second suppered (soccer players get rather hungry) and to bed, well...it's late.

But she loves it.
And so do we.
Except I MUST remember to bring bug spray next week.

4.) Annelise has a school project looming on the horizon and while I'm excited about it, I'm also slightly dreading it because waaay back in August my big mouth and I proclaimed, "Sure sweetie, I can sew you a prairie dress and bonnet!" with gusto.

And now I actually have to figure out how to do it.

::squirms uneasily::

Second grade puts on a Wax Museum thing-a-ma-jig where they each research a famous person and then dress up and tell *visitors* about his or her famous person.

Annelise chose Laura Ingalls Wilder, and we're both really excited about it.

Except for the whole sewing of the prairie dress and bonnet thing.

5.) Scott actually turned to me the other day and said something along the lines of, "So have you heard about this new movie, The Hunger Games?"

I tried to keep it together, but he totally outed himself as only pretend listening last year when I went on and on to him about the books and the torture of having to wait for the last one to come out and then off and on occasionally this year when I would talk to him about the movie coming out this spring.


::flounces off in a huff::

Happy Friday, y'all!


  1. The roasted veggies look great, I've never thought of that for lunch either. Why not??? I have done the Green Giant frozen steamed veggie blends wrapped in a small tortilla, though. Pretty good and filling.

  2. I read #5 to my husband, then asked him if he had another wife. He does this to me all the time, too!

  3. I almost fell out of the chair laughing at Scott not knowing about our HUnger Games obsession. What in the world??? I guess that means we should go see them...like ASAP!

  4. the veggies sound great, can;t wait to try that.

    my daughter dressed as Laura Ingalls at about age 9. I think we have a bonnet somewhere. not sure if we still have the dress. if you want to borrow it/them I will look around....


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