Friday, May 29, 2009

Wrapping up the Week

Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. As always it was too short.

I had a great time at Rubon Rouge on Friday. I got a few more pages done in the boys books (I’m gonna get these damned things finished yet!) And spent most the time gabbing. And laughing. It was such a hoot. Kip’s card was the highlight of the evening I must say. Don’t forget those mitered corners, LOL!

Saturday was a blur. We went to the store, I did some laundry, but most of the day I just vegged out, reading in front of the TV. I watched a lot of movies this weekend. That was all there was. With the exception of Rescue Me, all the shows are done for the summer.

I did some cooking on Sunday. Made a nice chocolate Bundt cake, and some pretty good potato salad. Grilled some corn on the cob, and DH made ribs. We had a great meal. I jumped in the shower, so we could go hang out with the neighbors, and it started thundering really bad. So we decided to wait inside until it stopped, and then the power went out. It was out for over two hours. A wind storm knocked down a bunch of power lines. But it never did rain. Dh and the kids and friends proceeded to play a rousing game of kick ball. Kick ball? Who knew? Too funny.

I’m trying to perfect my potato salad. We had this really great potato salad in the cafĂ© of the building I worked in. I got the tanginess part, and the consistency, but the flavor is still a little off. Last time I went over board on the relish. This time I think it’s too much mustard. Come to think of it, I don’t remember there being any mustard in theirs, it was all white. My grandmother’s had mustard though. I’ll just have to keep trying. (hmmm, here’s one on epicurious that uses sour cream, also.)

Monday was catch-up day, putting the house in order, etc. Nothing exciting there.

This weekend, we will be moving DH’s grandfather into their new place. It will probably be a rough weekend. We’ll see. I think it’s going to be tight. They closed on the condo yesterday, and the house closes on the 1st, I think. That only gives about 3 days to get everything done. I think Brighthouse was there earlier today hooking everything. We’ll see if that goes off without a hitch.

So, it looks like more of a working weekend, then anything. I’ll probably be pretty tired after tomorrow. I’ll have to rest up tonight, but will need to go to the store. Boy, I need a break.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Shopping Adventure

Everyone in town has been talking about the big new IKEA. But another store just had their grand opening yesterday, and slipped under the radar. Crate and Barrel opened up next to International Mall yesterday. So, I braved the rain to take an adventure out there.

You know me, I love little cooking gadgets and the like, and I got plenty of them. Little mini spoons and spatulas and lots of neat glasses, and vases (I picked up one of those) and all kinds of little decorator items. So neat. My favorites of the day was a little glass syrup pitcher, like the ones they use in the restaurants. I also got a little mezza-luna cutting device like the one Rachel has on her show all the time, on sale for 9.99. And these pretty tall glass candle holders that were normally $12.95 on sale for 4.95. Good deals! They also sell furniture and stuff, too, but it’s pretty pricey. But such a cool store. I’ve always liked them. I can’t wait to see what they have at holiday time. My goal was to spend $50. I spent almost $70. Oops! Oh well.

Next I headed to the mall, over to Victoria’s Secret. (Linda, don’t read this part!) They had their cotton undies 10 for $25. They are normally 5 for $25. That’s $2.50 a pair. So I stocked up. The colors were kind of eh, but no one really sees them, so who cares. It couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s been a while since I’ve done laundry, LOL! I wish they had more darker colors. You know, for Aunt Flo. Am I the only one who has a “leakage” problem? Either the pads are too short, or not wide enough. TMI, I know. LOL!

Well in another hour or so I will head up to Rubon Rouge to meet Kip and Jules and Michele and Diana and whoever else will be there. It is a good night for a girl’s night out, so should be fun. Just wish this darn rain would go away. Sigh! Although I thought I saw a bit of sun coming back from lunch. I’m sure it won’t last too long.

Monday, May 18, 2009

back from Hiatus...

will post more soon....