I recently had the desire to buy a journal/diary.I’ve been having thoughts. Not that having thoughts is new, just having the need to write them as they come to me.
The feeling to write down my thoughts, becomes increasingly more urgent as I ignore it. Almost prohibiting me from moving on to the next thought if I don’t get this one out. Solution said my brain. Write these little nagging thoughts down in a diary. Wait. What are you, twelve? Did you want a Lisa Frank dolphin on the front?
Maybe. What of it? Journal, it’s what adults call diaries. That’s what I need!
But then I thought, why bother with a journal that no one will read for the next possible 100 years? (Btw 100 years is the mark of historical interest in my mind. Don’t try to understand.)
Why journal when I can blog? So, here it is. My stream of conscience. My thoughts as they come to me. Although writing this introduction has somewhat diminished the urgency to express this next sentiment. Damn my ever ending need for chronology and order!
Ok. Here is the real thought:
I am disliking television more and more. Even as I watch a show claiming favorite status I am suddenly over come with the urge to turn off the television and run to bed and open a book.
Why might this be occurring? Hmmm.
1. Because its winter. Dark too early causing more indoor downtime. This is due to my hatred of cold.
2. Lack of exercise. Lucy has a weird paw issue that has been causing a limp after a walk or run. For the past month we have been on a rest to help heal. But this means my once daily walks no longer are happening. Sad face.
3. Television is mundane. Repetition and frequency of programming are causing brain boredom.
So what are your thoughts on this? Are you feeling the TV blues too? Or is this just random thought that only I am experiencing? Share. I need feedback to feel normal.
Over at The Lettered Cottage, lovely Layla had a smashing idea for 2012.
Instead of a list of resolutions, she is promoting a word of the year.
Pretty powerful for something so simple.
I couldn’t resist.
In keeping with my resolution to be “in the moment” for 2012, I have chosen my word of the year…Now.
Targets, circles that you try to aim at, Legolas…
So, when my husband and BFF asked me to come watch while they practiced shooting their bows, (Remember…Boondoocks. Fun is in the eye of the beholder) I of course was interested.
Maybe this is something I could get into? Maybe I’ll be inspired and finally build that upper arm muscle that I have been lacking for all of my life…
“Great! We are going to shoot the 3 D targets, you’ll love it!” said my husband
“OM, I bet I will love it! Like avatar, right? Do you have to wear glasses? It’s probably like that golf things where you hit your ball on a screen. I could totally get into this! It’s like an interactive movie! I love movies!”
I thought all of that. I was, in fact, convinced that this would be just like a hopped up video game experince. Take that Wii!
This is what I saw.
I was expecting, glasses, dark room, major screen with digital images. And then this is what I walked into…
To make matters worse, my compatriots seemed undisturbed…
This is my husband’s idea of a 3D shooting!!!??!!
I mean, I could have been warned! People could have alluded to and sent signals such as, “When I say 3D I mean like not on a TV, as in a room with life size animal things that you shoot.”
Would that have been so hard? Huh? Really?
I think they both rather enjoyed themselves, seeing my gaping face and wide eyes. They wanted this reaction. Sly and shady people. They gave nothing away!
On the bright side, I think this means they would make excellent spies and possibly we could be a future Mission Impossible/Charlie’s Angles type group.
I’m looking in movie rights as we speak.
So there it is peeps. Broaden your minds and definitions. And avoid gaping in public.
Episode 3 of Boondock Pioneer: Cooking on the Fringe
Searching through the “precious” I found a recipe that grabbed me instantly…
Because it told you to drink wine while cooking this dish. With direction like that, how could I go wrong?
So this recipe is from the Pioneer Woman’s sister, Betsy.
Betsy and I are now BFF’s. She doesn’t know this yet. I have full confidence she will accept this new status and continue to give me delicious food plans. Go Betsy!
So the recipe is called, Penne alla Betsy. It is a wonderful little tomato cream sauce number that incorporates shrimp and penne. And wine. Mostly to drink but a little for the sauce.
So here is a visual process…
Yes. Delightful. Delicious. Delovely (rock on Cole. I heart you foreves)
If you can, make this. Super worth it!
Boondock Pioneer Episode 3 = wild success
“Boys are like buses. If you miss one, there’s another one coming…”
Episode 2 of Boondock Pioneer: Cooking on the Fringe
Buttermilk Biscuits and Fried Chicken.
You may know that I have a slight obsession with all things Southern. People like my sister know this to be true. This is evident by the fact that she bought me this for Xmas:
My Southern fascination has of course led my decision in choosing Buttermilk Biscuits and Fried Chicken as my first dinner recipe from my Precious, The Pioneer Woman Cookbook. See yesterday’s post for clarification
Here, courtesy of my Nikon 1 J1 is the evidence of my Biscuit and Chicken challenge
1. Make biscuits and bake them. Make HONEY BUTTER!!!! to put on biscuits
2. Make more because they were suppose to be for dinner