Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Quick Takes Third Friday of Easter



--- 1 ---

Well, nothing like starting your day realizing that you screwed up, royally, and need to make apologies and corrections to your blog.  While I trashed Beastly in my post yesterday, a gentle reader reminded me that it was recommended (though in my defense, I did not happen to do the recommending, but I re-printed someone else's recommendation, not much difference) in my post called More Books for Middle Schoolers and Up.

Mom blog/book review:  fail.
--- 2 ---

On a good note, so many good people out there are offering prayers and sacrifice for my sweet, suffering sister and her wonderful husband.  Keep 'em coming folks.  

--- 3 ---


Today is Grandparents Day!  Our parish school celebrates this event with an all school Mass, followed by a concert in the gym, cookies, flowers, and finally the dreaded Scholastic book fair. 

I already took Edmund, and we came home with I Survived:  The Shark Attacks of 1916, by Lauren Tarshis.  This is a neat series of historical fiction that includes such titles as The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906, The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941, Hurricane Katrina, 2005, and The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912.  Lucy brought some of her own cash, not sure where it came from, and bought Matched by Ally Condie.

--- 4 ---
The Happy Mother, Mary Kate of Why YES I Am Crazy, Thank You For Asking and Anne of the Bazin Chronicles actually participated in the 11 things game.   Their answers and questions are funny and thoughtful.  Plus, Anne got a very cute haircut and she has asked me to write a guest post on her blog about the time I removed her from a urinal.   Everybody loves a good urinal story.  Apparently, this story even has a board game now, not currently available from Target.

--- 5 ---



Whoa!  Good Morning! 

Post Grandparents Day, I finally got to eat lunch (it was nearly 3pm), take a two hour uninterrupted nap (Huzzah!), and drink a venti mocha frappucino, all courtesy of the Chef.  He went to Starbucks and got me the Roasted Tomato & Basil Panini which I had heard was the best Friday lunch you can get from a drive-thru. 

I don't normally drink coffee, but when I do, it's medically needed for everyone's safety, and it must taste like ice cream. 

The Chef is the greatest husband in the world.  

And that Roasted Tomato & Basil Panini is the best meatless sandwich. 


Now.  I am ready to be that weekend warrior with a track meet, three baseball games, one benefit dinner, one cast party, and one Cub Scout rocket launch.  Prepare for take-off!


--- 6 ---



 Speaking of sandwiches, it's little, but it's life-changing.  Wait for it...

In addition to my nearly daily BLT on whole wheat toast, light on the light mayo, I have been adding sliced avocado.  BLAT.  It's my new fave.  Good fats, fiber, potassium and more.  I'm eating my way through a Costco sized bag of avocados every ten days now. 

**Coffee Induced Brainwave:  Next time I get that Roasted Tomato & Mozzarella Panini, I might have to add some sliced avocado.

Why don't I drink coffee more often?  Bounce, bounce, bounce...

--- 7 ---

"Hola, Lola!" is still stuck in my head one week later.  I wish I knew how to make upside down exclamation points.


I LOVED Dear Edwina the musical.  Seriously, AWESOME!  (Note coffee induced use of ALL CAPS.)  It was probably because my kid was in it, but the music and the story were cute and funny, and some of the songs KNOCKED my socks off.  Those kids are very talented, and I'm not just talking about my kid either.  Though she was definitely the best.  Or at least in the top three.  She's the one in the tutu.

Can't wait to see what St. Genesius Productions does next, rumor has it that it could be Seussical the Musical....
For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!

4 comments:

  1. totally with you on #5 though my coffee drink of choice lately is a grande iced vanilla whole milk latté.

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  2. see you at the benefit!

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  3. Your daily BLAT sounds awesome.

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  4. See, I love coffee, but I hate avocados. It's a texture thing.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Quick Takes Third Friday of Easter



--- 1 ---

Well, nothing like starting your day realizing that you screwed up, royally, and need to make apologies and corrections to your blog.  While I trashed Beastly in my post yesterday, a gentle reader reminded me that it was recommended (though in my defense, I did not happen to do the recommending, but I re-printed someone else's recommendation, not much difference) in my post called More Books for Middle Schoolers and Up.

Mom blog/book review:  fail.
--- 2 ---

On a good note, so many good people out there are offering prayers and sacrifice for my sweet, suffering sister and her wonderful husband.  Keep 'em coming folks.  

--- 3 ---


Today is Grandparents Day!  Our parish school celebrates this event with an all school Mass, followed by a concert in the gym, cookies, flowers, and finally the dreaded Scholastic book fair. 

I already took Edmund, and we came home with I Survived:  The Shark Attacks of 1916, by Lauren Tarshis.  This is a neat series of historical fiction that includes such titles as The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906, The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941, Hurricane Katrina, 2005, and The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912.  Lucy brought some of her own cash, not sure where it came from, and bought Matched by Ally Condie.

--- 4 ---
The Happy Mother, Mary Kate of Why YES I Am Crazy, Thank You For Asking and Anne of the Bazin Chronicles actually participated in the 11 things game.   Their answers and questions are funny and thoughtful.  Plus, Anne got a very cute haircut and she has asked me to write a guest post on her blog about the time I removed her from a urinal.   Everybody loves a good urinal story.  Apparently, this story even has a board game now, not currently available from Target.

--- 5 ---



Whoa!  Good Morning! 

Post Grandparents Day, I finally got to eat lunch (it was nearly 3pm), take a two hour uninterrupted nap (Huzzah!), and drink a venti mocha frappucino, all courtesy of the Chef.  He went to Starbucks and got me the Roasted Tomato & Basil Panini which I had heard was the best Friday lunch you can get from a drive-thru. 

I don't normally drink coffee, but when I do, it's medically needed for everyone's safety, and it must taste like ice cream. 

The Chef is the greatest husband in the world.  

And that Roasted Tomato & Basil Panini is the best meatless sandwich. 


Now.  I am ready to be that weekend warrior with a track meet, three baseball games, one benefit dinner, one cast party, and one Cub Scout rocket launch.  Prepare for take-off!


--- 6 ---



 Speaking of sandwiches, it's little, but it's life-changing.  Wait for it...

In addition to my nearly daily BLT on whole wheat toast, light on the light mayo, I have been adding sliced avocado.  BLAT.  It's my new fave.  Good fats, fiber, potassium and more.  I'm eating my way through a Costco sized bag of avocados every ten days now. 

**Coffee Induced Brainwave:  Next time I get that Roasted Tomato & Mozzarella Panini, I might have to add some sliced avocado.

Why don't I drink coffee more often?  Bounce, bounce, bounce...

--- 7 ---

"Hola, Lola!" is still stuck in my head one week later.  I wish I knew how to make upside down exclamation points.


I LOVED Dear Edwina the musical.  Seriously, AWESOME!  (Note coffee induced use of ALL CAPS.)  It was probably because my kid was in it, but the music and the story were cute and funny, and some of the songs KNOCKED my socks off.  Those kids are very talented, and I'm not just talking about my kid either.  Though she was definitely the best.  Or at least in the top three.  She's the one in the tutu.

Can't wait to see what St. Genesius Productions does next, rumor has it that it could be Seussical the Musical....
For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!

4 comments:

  1. totally with you on #5 though my coffee drink of choice lately is a grande iced vanilla whole milk latté.

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  2. see you at the benefit!

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  3. Your daily BLAT sounds awesome.

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  4. See, I love coffee, but I hate avocados. It's a texture thing.

    ReplyDelete