Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I had the day off today and I had the opportunity to do something we've been wanting to do for MONTHS... re-paint our floors. When we moved in to this apartment, we had the carpet pulled up because hard floors are just better for us for various reasons. They're easier to keep clean, easier to get around on, and when they're not all chipped up and they're in all their "Coffeebean" rich glory, they actually look really good!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Here's a little scoop on that shopping day: Becky did not buy that yellow number above. Thank God, or she would have looked like little bird. And we may or may not have used the handicapped parking hang tag to park at the mall because Becky may or may not have been temporarily disabled by a little-too-intense spinning class instructor that morning before we ate Thai (shout out Ann) for lunch.
I follow this guy's every move.And it turns out, well with passing health care and all, that he's been really, really busy. May I shamelessly self promote here? You can follow my work blog here.
And then there's this guy.David Brody and I are doing a new show called The Brody File. We like to call it "Meet the Press with a dash of Comedy Central and a sprinkling of Jesus." More shamless self promotion, here.
Also, I've been doing some work in front of the camera! This is a change for me, because for the past 11 years, I've been behind the camera. So, it's a bit of a stretch for me, but it's been so much fun!! When I was a kid, my best friend Courtney and I used to make goofy videos all the time. Now, I'm being paid to do that, and that's crazy, right?
Okay, done with plugs for my work. :)
Seriously, though, working SO MUCH and SO HARD over the last month has been good for me. I know I am doing what God made me to do and I am absolutely thrilled to get up every morning (okay, that part's a stretch) and go to do a job that I love to do. I know many people don't enjoy that blessing, and I am VERY thankful for it!
Really, I'm done now!
Now, I'm going to plug Mike's work! He landed a gig as a web guy for Elk Remodeling, a local company. He is managing the company's website and social networking, along with balancing a full load of school work and other projects. Busy guy!! We're still adjusting to our new roles, but thankful to have the work. Thank you, LORD!
Yes, I'm still alive. I'm embarrassed that it's been so long since I've posted anything to this blog.
About a month ago, I started producing a new show at work, and my life got a lot busier! I didn't know that was possible, but apparently it was and I am now running around crazier than a chicken with its head cut off (whoa! what a disturbing picture, I've never thought about that!)
I always feel like I can't move on unless I'm caught up, so... humor me as I browse my March 2010 pictures to jog my memory.
MARCH 6TH MICHAEL AND I CELEBRATED OUR 6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY!!!!!! We ate out at TGI Friday's. We eat out rarely, so it was a treat. We got one of those fabulous deals where you get an appetizer, an entree and a desert for some ridiculously great price. I don't even remember now, but I do remember eating fried green beans and having lots of leftovers. It was a nice celebration!
And, we took the absolute worst picture together that we've ever taken. Seriously. Look at it! We are both pretty photogenic people, not that I'm trying to brag or anything, but just look at this horrible picture (and this is actually re-touched!)
We look exhausted! ("we" read: me)
Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
So, this morning, we had leftover skillet-grilled peppers and mushrooms from our pizza (note, that was fresh, from scratch, homemade pizza, including the crust) in the fridge. Dana decided she'd throw together breakfast burritos since she had that sitting around. How great!
So, Dana has her creative outlet because she started being more frugal. It reminds me of that saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention." I think of soul food (you know we loves us some soul food), quilting, and so many excellent traditions the same way. Just having leftovers sitting around that need to be used leads to something so very gratifying.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
2. I do not know how to freeze and thaw bread dough. So, I was trying to be all frugal/practical/awesome and I froze a loaf of bread dough to bake this past weekend. I followed the instructions that came up in my Google search, but my dough didn't appear to rise all the way... and it kind of looks like it got sick on itself. That's because I didn't wrap it tightly enough, and it kind of spilled out of the plastic wrap.. So, yeah...I am happy to report, however, that both were/are very tasty!
I was able to redeem myself this weekend with Paula Deen's Chicken Spaghetti. I thought I'd be able to link to it, but I got it from her magazine, which I guess they don't post online. I guess that makes sense if they're trying to get you to buy the magazine.That's pretty much what we've been living off of for the past two weeks! I am literally finishing up the Chicken Spaghetti for lunch today. Yummy! Tonight, Salmon. I don't know how, but I'll come up with something! :)