Monday, July 25, 2016

Props, YouTube torture and thanks past me

Happy Monday all!

I know Instagramer's saw it but wanted to make sure the Mr got his props here as well.  He got me some pretty flowers Thursday...

Note the rubber bands still left on in the water.  Cracks me up.

Did you all survive and not catch fire when you went outside this weekend?  I swear there was a moment walking into Hobby Lobby that I thought my left arm was going to ignite going from the car to the store.  That's how I knew it was time to reapply sunscreen when we got back in the car.

I'd love to say we had an excitement filled weekend but we didn't.

Friday the cable company was out for the second time in two weeks and the idiot reran our line to the wrong house and had to redo it.  What should've been a 30 minute visit was 2 hours.  Stooge.  We did this new to us strength video with bands that night and I must say, I think this will be perfect for vacations and maintaining our strength.  This whole ordeal has just shown that no matter how exhausted we are by the days activities that we need to do at least 30 minutes of our usual routines or our bodies are going to seriously revolt on us.

I made a mental note that I needed to make a test batch of noodles soon but I only got as far as filming Grandma making the noodle dough, I didn't go back and film her rolling them out and cutting them I don't think.  Why didn't I do that?  Sigh.  So I was looking at recipes online for homemade noodles and I started bawling.  My heart ached for her so badly.  It sucks to know she's just up the street and doesn't know me or what the hell noodles are.  F**king dementia.

We tried a new burger place Saturday and it was decent.  A little salty for my palate but the Mr loved his burger.  I'm going to give them one more shot in the future, maybe in another month so they can hopefully get the kinks worked out.  We drove around town a bit but it was just too friggin' hot to do anything outside.  We stopped by one of the groceries downtown that was having a sale on ahi so I got four fillets to the Mr's delight.  He knows I do good stuff with 'em.  It was so funny because when we walked away from the butcher he said "I wanted to tell him, you don't even KNOW how good these are going to be!"  So I guess I know what I'll be making this week at least one night!   I also saw a good sale on Pacifica eye makeup so I had to grab it!

(After reading the name of the palette, I had "Shake Ya Ass" by Mystikal in my head)

Saturday night, I kept watching YouTube vids of Grandma's baking.  I ran across Nana's Cookery and she's such a sweetie.  I sat there teary eyed and weeping watching her recipes or watching some other twenty-something going through her nana's bag for a video and she was so cute and funny.  These people have no idea how lucky they are to be able to film them.  To share a laugh with them.  For them to know their names.  Thank you to those on Facebook who said such nice things while I was in the middle of watching those...torturing myself.

Sunday, the Mr had to work from home.  He said it was 2 hours but I knew better.  It's never the amount of time allotted so two became six.  Yes, SIX.  So there went any part of our day.  We still had the last of groceries and a workout to do.  Ugh.  We did a Fitness Blender upper body strength workout and we were both toast.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank past me for Food Saving (a verb (affiliate link) ) this meal a month ago.  I set that bad boy on delayed start and when we came up the corn was almost done, I warmed up the chicken in the oven and microwaved the baked beans.  In 10 minutes, we were eating deliciousness.

I need to plan the menu for the week and get on some projects.

What did you guys get into this weekend?

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  1. I am upset that I ended up working basically a full day. A$$holes. So, what's wrong with the rubber bands anyway?

    1. Nothing "wrong" with them but the fact you even ask means there's an 80% likelihood you have a wiener. It's akin to the time you put some in water with the plastic still on and then when I laughed you said you were "joking." Both are just very dude things to do.

  2. We played pickleball! I ordered a cheap set (net, rackets and balls) on Amazon, because after reading about the sport on-line, I decided it would be easier to play for us old folks than tennis and perfect for getting some exercise in, and also would not be as boring as the "Walk It Off in 30 Days," Leslie DVD that we've been doing this month. It's been super hot here in Nebraska too, but last night, there was a break in the heat, and instead of our usual 30 minutes playing in horrible sweat-inducing heat, he played for almost 60 minutes in the bearable, but still somewhat sweat-inducing heat. I wear a sweat band on my forehead that I got a few years ago when I was doing Zumba (I really hate the music they use), and it helped keep the sweat out of my eyes at least. Nice flowers!

  3. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday I worked on decluttering/deep cleaning. Then yesterday I had a terrible headache so I took the day off. Back at it today though, closets aren't going to clean themselves.

  4. What beautiful flowers!! And your dinner looked faaaaaaantastic!!

    Those videos had to be heartbreaking for you I know. My one grandma was mean but the other one was so sweet and she died way too young, so I never got to have a relationship with either of them. I think it's so awesome you're carrying on her noodle tradition. She stays close to your heart that way. xoxo

    Weekend was good. Aside from early drives for the dogs, and mowing yesterday morning (just awful after all that rain) I was indoors. I'll try to remember to take pictures tonight of the corn in the backyard and send them to you so you can see what the "fortress" looks like now. =o) Did take my boy to get groomed and he looks fabulous with his shaved self. He struts his stuff afterwards and it's so funny to see him run around all happy. I bought a new collar for my girl and it has a bow on it! Again, I'll take pics. She's a handsome woman so I need to get her looking feminine so people know she's not a dude. LOL

    Just got home from grocery shopping. That was a two-hour process, so I'm glad it's done. Now I need to eat lunch (haven't eaten yet and I'm going gnaw on my foot pretty soon) and work on laundry and pay bills. Yay? snort....


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