No big exciting news going on over here to talk about, so I thought I would catch you up on some small random things...
My husband has always been shocked that I've never seen any of the Star Wars movies, so a few weeks ago, there was a marathon of all 6 movies on the Spike Channel so we DVR'd them. It took a while to find the time here and there, but I finally watched them all. At first, I thought it was going to be pretty boring and uninteresting, but I really ended up liking them a lot. There are so many references to Star Wars in movies and tv shows, it was nice to finally know what everyone's talking about :)
BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING
One of my favorite kinds of shopping is back to school shopping. I have no idea what you must be thinking, this is probably boring and dreadful to most people. Especially since I have never had any children in school, nor do I now. This shopping is for me, oddly enough :) I always do a big shopping trip this time of year and stock up on needed and sometimes unneeded supplies :) I get notebooks, pens, dividers, index cards, folders, binders, and whatever else I need. I've always loved office supplies, isn't that bizarre!? I even like to just walk through office stores as if it were a small Disneyland :) I always wanted to work in some kind of office, even if it was my own home office. I love paperwork and tedious office work. So, anyway, I went this weekend and stocked up. Then yesterday I was completely deflated when I read the newspaper only to learn that next weekend is the weekend with no tax....why couldn't I have waited a week! Oh well, it was still a lot of fun!
Some of you know that I am currently in an online program to be a medical transcriptionist. It's funny, I never took any interest in the medical field, it was kind of a leap. However, the more I'm learning through this program, the more I like it and I can't get enough learning! I am just now beginning the dreaded terminology part of the program. I was not looking forward to memorizing long, boring words that no one seems to understand. But, as I started to get into it, it became incredibly fascinating to me how these words are formed and the meanings behind them. It's like a foreign language that I am picking up fairly well. Half the battle is actually enjoying what you're learning and I am definitely there :)
7 NEW RECIPES IN 7 DAYS
I have a confession to make...I hate cooking in the summer. When it's 100 degrees out, the last place I want to be is in front of a hot stove or oven. So, I tend to slack in the cooking department this time of year. My husband has been on my case about missing my cooking. I just love to cook any other time of year though, it's not something I usually avoid. So, anyway, I was missing cooking too. So, I flipped through some Wegmans Menu magazines and Food Network Magazines and picked out 7 new recipes for 7 days. I truly love to cook and try new things. And every time I make a new recipe I have my husband rate it on a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being amazing). Anything that he rates below an 8, I never make again. Fortunately this has happened less than 10 times in our 8 1/2 years of marriage. Anyway, these are the seven new recipes I made......
1. margarita pizza on Naan flatbread; 2. strip steaks w/ caramelized onions and portobello mushrooms, 3. grilled chicken fajitas, 4. shrimp scampi over linguini in a lemon/garlic sauce, 5. prosciutto, mozzarella and roasted red peppers panini on ciabotta bread, 6. stir-fry with garlic stir-fry sauce and veggies, 7. homemade mac and cheese
*the mac and cheese was the only unsuccessful dish, all the rest I will make again :)
A NASTY FALL
I took a nasty fall a few days ago while walking Max, our dog. He pulled me too hard and I struggled to hold onto the leash. I couldn't keep up with him and I fell down and slid across the sidewalk. Fortunately it happened right outside my house and it didn't do much damage at all. It only took off a few layers of my skin where the bottom of my leg and top of my foot meet. Eric was there to disinfect it with peroxide and put gauze on it. It hurt and stung for days, but I'm better now. I must say, I am a huge baby when it comes to being hurt or sick. My entire body shuts down leaving me completely useless. I think I have a very weak immune system. Fortunately, I don't get sick very often, but when I do, it lasts for a long time.
So, that is to catch you up. Hope you are well :)