Tonight was the annual Christmas tree lighting at Steve’s office. We took my MIL and had a blast. There’s an incredible Mexican place nearby so that’s where we had dinner. Top is Steve’s beef California tacos, right is a pork tamale his mom wanted us to share and bottom is my chile rellenos platter. This place makes the best chile rellenos I’ve ever had.
Oooh…I was tagged for questions
I saw this last night and almost forgot about it. Tagged by runslikeapenguin.
1. What’s the worst episode of your favorite TV show?
Ummm…I have no idea. I’ll go with one of the Matt Smith Doctor Who episodes, one of the only ones I actually watched, something about little black boxes that showed up all over the world. The back story was promising but the whole solving the problem part was lackluster at best.
2. Favorite theme park?
3. You’ve just won hundreds of millions of dollars in the lottery! What’s the most impractical thing you’ll do with the money?
Eat at all the best restaurants in the world.
4. Which is your least favorite household chore to do?
All of them. Seriously. I hate cleaning. I need a housekeeper/cleaning service.
5. What was the last live performance (musical, play, concert) you saw? How was it?
Avenue Q for our anniversary. It was…not as good as we thought it would be. In hindsight we wished we’d spent more money to see something else.
6. What’s your favorite thing to cook for other people?
That’s a tough call…I love to cook and don’t really have a recipe I’m known for. I’ll go with this roast beef with onion gravy. It’s my dad’s favorite meal and I just made it for him for his birthday when we were out in CA.
7. What’s your favorite thing for other people to cook for you?
My mom makes the best scrambled eggs. Mine are never as good as hers.
8. If you were to listen to a song on repeat for the rest of today, which song would it be?
9. Who’s your favorite fictional character?
Can I go with Doctor Who again? Not feeling original today.
10. Fill in the blank: right now I want to eat bacon-wrapped _________.
11. Who on your Christmas list is the hardest to shop for?
No one, really. We don’t really exchange with adults now that we have Katie, so there’s really no pressure. I do the calendars for all the grandparents and great-grandparents, we get my mom and stepdad and dad and stepmom gift certificates to their favorite restaurants and we buy a grocery gift card for my MIL. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
We haven’t come up with a better solution than the clapper? Seriously? It’s 2013! LOL
This is exactly what I was thinking! I mean, really. They have that commercial where a guy is on a freakin’ airplane, landing who knows how far from his car, and he’s able to turn on the car and set the inside temp so when the bus drops them off the car is warm. And that other commercial for some security/who knows what that allows a woman (once again, from an airplane) to turn on her oven, set the lights, etc. but we can’t come up with something better than the Clapper?
I registered for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Run!
I don’t remember who pointed it out to Melissa yesterday, but a HUGE thank you for noticing that they might still be accepting registrations. I emailed them yesterday and heard back this morning. I just registered the three of us. They did say it’ll take 4-6 weeks to receive the medals but who cares? By then I’ll have forgotten all about it and it’ll be a nice surprise.
I saw the email this morning while i was snuggling with Katie in her bed. I was so excited I squealed and she asked me why. I told her mommy and daddy were going to run a race and get Doctor Who medals. She said, “who is Doctor Who?” so I tried to explain it to her. She wanted to know where his office was and what type of medicine he practiced. Then she told me she wanted a medal (the kid is barely 4 and she already has two medals) so I told her I’d get her one but she’ll need to run with mommy and daddy to earn it. She’s very excited.
Link for those who may be interested - http://www.facebook.com/groups/362677597172367/
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Hearing someone say, “Everything will be OK” just makes things worse. #thestruggle
I laughed so hard because they’re all true.
I needed this today. I sent Katie back to school yesterday and found out this morning that two kids in her class are home today with the stomach bug. Practicing my deep breathing.
Has anyone else seen The Clapper commercials lately? What a blast from the past. It’s the exact same commercial from my childhood. Who knew they even made that thing anymore.
Crossing things off my list
Work is slow today so I started the calendar we give to the grandparents and great-grandparents for Christmas. This is made easier by the fact that my stepmom makes Katie a photo book every year and therefore organizes all the pictures I send her by month. And I have her Shutterfly login so I can send the albums to myself. Unfortunately you can only send 5 albums in an hour (what kind of inane rule is that, Shutterfly?) so I was only able to get January-April finished (since January was broken into two albums for some reason).
But hey, that means I’m 1/3 of the way done. Baby steps, people, baby steps.
The orzo sounds delicious!
Plus, your lunch will be twice as delicious as almost anything you’d buy. ;)
I came home and had the orzo and salad. The orzo was even better today than last night and it was free. :)
I can barely see right now thanks to dilated pupils so hopefully there aren’t any typos. This is going to make working rather interesting.
Trapped at the eye doctor
I’ve been here for an hour and 20 minutes already. They dilated my eyes so now I’m stuck for at least another 15 minutes. I’m hungry and struggling with whether to grab something out (but what?) or eat the leftover cheesy orzo with broccoli and bacon with a salad at home. Decisions, decisions. I’m sure the cheapskate in me will push to go home and eat there because, well, spending money just isn’t in my DNA.
Can I go home now? At least I brought my book.