First off, once upon a time I phone-dated a guy affectionately referred to as Oklahoma Steve (because he was from Oklahoma & his name was Steve). Anyway, he was a nice guy for the most part but he seriously overused the word 'random'. After we had our final hangup (those stinky eharmony experiences!) I banned 'random' from my vocabulary because I was so tired of it. I should have sent him a thesaurus as a parting gift...
Anyway, I'm all healed up from that bad experience & I now use the word 'random' freely! Just not nearly as freely as OK Steve.
In Fashion News, I recently visited 0ld Navy & acquired this fabulous infinity scarf! I *heart* it. It keeps me warm & entertained trying to figure out how many ways I can twist it around me without strangling myself. I wore it with several long sleeved T's (had to layer for warmth!). It was a pain trying to get them all on & the sleeves all down smooth. I've decided that maybe I just need to get a coordinating sweater rather than go through that rigmarole again (picture lots of tugging, twisting, spinning, & muttering).
In Yes-I'm-Strange-But-You-Are-Too News, whenever I chew whitening gum, I seem to end up with it smooshed across my front teeth like this. I guess subconsciously I'm worried that my coffee habit is ruining my front teeth. And don't you think it would just work better if it had direct contact for at least a couple of minutes? You know you do it, too!
In Cooking News, last week I tried out one of my Christmas gifts from Mom & Dad. It's a cast iron grill pan. I had marinated some chicken breasts & I was ready to indoor grill!
About halfway into the process I realized that perhaps I should have done some trimming & pounding of the chicken breasts before I marinated them. They were getting all nice & grill-marked on the outside but they were not cooked through. I got my skillet out & smooshed them a bit to see if it would help.
Eventually they got done & I was so glad to quit indoor grilling because by this point all of the drippings had blackened on the bottom of the skillet & it was feeling kind of smokey in our house. I went to a ladies' meeting at church that evening & my sister said that she thought the church smelled like food - had someone eaten dinner there? That's when we realized it was the smell of that crazy chicken in my hair & on my clothes. I burned four candles for two days straight to get that smell outta the house. Here's hoping I do a little better next time!
In iPhone App News, Mike has this fun app that takes panoramic photos. Here's our living room & dining room. Cool, huh?
In Flower News, my grandpa can make anything grow & bloom. It's official. Look at this lovely Gerber Daisy blooming totally out of season. It's adds quite a bit of cheer to their front room window.
In Yippie-Ki-Yi-Yay News, I'm staring down the barrel of a three day weekend! Not that we have any plans to party, but I took Monday off from work as a Super Bowl Recovery Day. I may not even watch the game. This is just a tradition we started last year to give us a little break since New Year's & the next official paid holiday of Memorial Day are five months apart. It's our Winter Mental Health Break. Judging by the randomness of this post & my acknowledged ADHD scatterbrainedness, I think a day off is just what I need! Have a great weekend everyone!