Before I begin, I just want to say thanks to those of you who gave me some excellent meal ideas: Tara, Becky, Emily, and Cami. Y'all rock, and I totally appreciate the input. And Jay, I'm still waiting on that recipe you told me you wanted to give me. -wink, wink- That being said, tonight is the first night I actually get to implement my meal planning. I was going to start last week and had it written down in my planner and everything ... and then the week happened.
My pen pal, Nathanael, decided to drop in and surprise me (and boy, did he succeed at surprising ... thanks for helping him out, sylvia) on Tuesday. Let me tell ya, it was the gasp heard 'round the world when he tapped me on the shoulder. Apparently, my face was priceless, but I guess I won't know exactly what it looked like until I get to watch my life in review in the afterlife. That ought to make for fun viewing. Anyway, after a month of correspondence, it was nice to finally meet him and really put the face with the voice. He was around for a couple of days, so my week ended up taking a pretty unexpected turn (which meant my meal schedule went out the window), but a pretty good turn.
The weekend wasn't terribly exciting, but after a busy week of being on-the-go, it was nice to relax a bit. Went out for ice cream with Jay on Friday night and ate brownies with Sharalyn on Saturday night. Sharalyn and I actually managed to watch three different movies in the course of an hour once we returned from our walk that evening. We began by watching Legend, but when we took a break after about half an hour to get the brownies out of the oven, we both agreed that not finishing the movie seemed to be a better option than, let's say ... finishing the movie. So we browsed around the tv channels and started watching Leave Her to Heaven, but the instant we thought that Gene Tierney was going to let her handicapped brother-in-law die, we immediately switched the channel, not wanting to watch that. Ended up on Step Up, which we all know is just amazing and wonderful cinema, but by the time we rolled onto that, it was getting later in the evening, so we didn't watch it for too long before Sharalyn said it was bedtime. snapping fingers And I was so looking forward to finishing that movie.
After church yesterday, took a drive down to Payson for cousin Scott's birthday bbq, which was good. Got to meet the newest member of the family, Bristol (sam and beck's little girl), as well, so hooray! I don't see Scott and Michelle nearly as often as I should, which is what I say about all of my cousins (and sister) that live within an hour of where I live. So I was glad that I was provided with an opportunity to see the family, even if I did leave before anybody else so that I could make it home in time to watch the series finale of Lost. (which, by the way, i really liked.)
Then today. Back to the grindstone. IN SNOW. I can't think of a single person who was glad about the weather today. It took a few hours this morning for the snow to turn to rain, so my office parking lot was pretty slushy for awhile. Of course, by the time I left work, much of the snow had melted and it was one of the rare sunny moments of the day, but good grief. Last year's freak snowstorm happened in mid-April. Why did this year's have to come a week before June?
And on that note, I'm going to make dinner.
"Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other." -Ann Landers