The phrase “moving on” keeps popping into my mind these days. I know that it’s rather vague for me to say that it has meaning on many different levels, but it really does.
- Thanksgiving has passed, I am ready to be inundated by Christmas advertising. Bring it!
- Change (for the better) in my life my life is welcome.
- I am ready to move on from those who cannot see what I have to offer.
- I desire to run, including running in new circles. (I plan on signing up for the ING Half Marathon today and am committing myself to train properly for it.)
- I am over my thumb’s limitations and can’t wait until I return to a lifestyle that doesn’t include bandages and wrapping my thumb, and awkward bodily contortions in order to accomplish daily tasks such as tying shoe laces or putting on pants and shirts.
Amazon.com — Lather, Rinse, Repeat. Really?
When I started buying books from Amazon.com about ten years ago I never would have guessed the variety of items I would purchase from them. This weekend I added new category to the list, Health and Beauty Aids, by purchasing shampoo. In my defense the shampoo I use is not abundantly available locally, and since I am an Amazon Prime member I get free shipping in addition to the
lack of deferral of 😉 sales tax.
Cold + Rain + Fear About Thumb =
Lazy Semi-Productive Indoor Sunday
I just couldn’t help myself. With the temperatures dropping, the rain starting to come down, and the thought of trying to take care of my thumb throughout the hash I just couldn’t get myself to go to the annual St Andrew’s Day hash. I felt guilty because I waited so long to make the decision not to go that it was too late to deliver the Black Sheep stats to someone who was going out to brave the weather. My bad!
ITP Flickr Pic
Of the shots I took at the Thrashers game on Friday night this is my artistic favorite. I am please with the way Martin Brodeur is in focus while the face-off about to occur is slightly out of focus; this was the way I imagined the shot.
The only thing wrong with the photo is that Bombastic company logo in the background.
I Created A Casserole Last Night
You know that whole “Necessity is the Mother of Invention” philosophy? Well it hit me last night as I scrounged around for dinner ingredients yesterday. I had some chicken breasts that I was planning on baking (yum!) and wanted something else to pop into the oven with them. Potatoes seemed like a good side dish, and my freezer contained a bag of frozen home fries. It was at that time the thought of casseroles danced like sugarplums through my head.
Here’s what I had
32 oz bag of frozen hash brown diced potatoes
16 oz bag of frozen cauliflower
medium/large onion diced, sans finger
12 oz tub of Queso cheese dip with salsa (I used America’s Kitchen brand purchase at Kroger)
14 oz can of Thai coconut milk
Preheat the oven to 375F. Mix the potatoes, cauliflower, and onion and then place them into a 9.5 x 13.5″ casserole dish which is sprayed with non-stick spray. In a bowl whisk together the queso cheese dip and coconut milk; spread this mixture evenly over the vegetables. Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil and place it on the lower rack of the oven. Bake the casserole for about forty minutes, then turn it one-half turn. Bake the casserole for another forty minutes then remove the aluminum foil so that top can brown. The casserole is done when the center of the casserole dish is bubbling. Remove the casserole from the oven and allow it to sit on a cooling rack for ten minutes before serving.
Whenever I make this again I will add salt and pepper to the mix. The final result was good, but also a little bland and needed extra seasoning.
Why no photos? Good question. I guess that I was so hungry that I just wanted to dig in.
Christmas Is Coming Early
Just like Thanksgiving I was surprised to hear of Christmas’ early arrival this year. A few months ago I pre-ordered my Christmas gift which was due to be in my grubby little 9.9-fingered hands in mid-December. Last week I received an email from Amazon alerting me that the camera body would be shipped out to me this week. Oh the insanity that will soon occur! I can hardly wait.
My Calendar Is Lacking
Being a digital lifestyle person it amazes me how much data I have lost over the past few years. In doing to blog back-reading (to see why I missed last year’s St Andrew’s Day hash) I read about two birthdays that I mentioned last year that were no longer on my calendar. To my friends Tamara and Andy, neither of whom read this space often if ever, I apologize for missing your birthdays. Happy Belated Birthday!
Speaking of backing up data, all I want is a fairly simple work flow for backing up my data. I spent at least half of yesterday copying data from one drive to another. On at least one occasion I was confronted with an error message and had to start over. Seriously, there must be a better way.
On The Agenda For Tomorrow
Here’s a couple of things you can expect tomorrow.
- Discussion of last night’s Amazing Race
- A CD Pick of the Week
And as always I am open for suggestions. See you tomorrow.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – frustrated, and ready to move on
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Crooked Fingers — “Call To Love”
Website Of The Day – Given today’s title and content you had to know that I was going to choose MoveOn.org today.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 40 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
1) Run no fewer than 25 miles
2) Not worry about running the Atlanta Half-Marathon
3) Read at least one book