Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Tuesday Randoms… Hello, OCTOBER!

Tuesday has come around again.  I think I shall go random…

  • Dear Jillian:  I want you to remember how you felt Sunday night and all day yesterday.  I know you thought rewarding yourself for eating SO well all weekend with a big basket of greasy goodness on Sunday night at a local restaurant was a good idea at the time, but was it really worth it?  The sick feeling you had that kept waking you during the night?  The eventual Pepto Bismal tablets you had to chew?  The gross sluggishness and continued nausea you had throughout the day yesterday?  It wasn’t really worth it, was it?  Sure, you need to treat yourself every now and then, but deep-fried-everything wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.  Remember that.  From: Jillian

appetizer basket It was something like this… except BIGGER.

  • That little letter to myself up there?  That was what I planned on posting yesterday.  Unfortunately, I felt like such a bag of crap all day that I never got around to it.  I was too busy downing glass after glass of water and stuffing myself with “clean” foods in an effort to detox.  Happy to report that by evening, I was feeling much better.
  • When did I become one of THOSE people?  You know the people.  The ones who say, “Ugh, I hate greasy food, it makes me feel sick.”  I was never one of those people.  I could eat poutines and cheeseburgers and onion rings til the cows came home, and have no problem with it.  Apparently that has changed.  And while I know that’s a good thing, it still makes me a little bit sad.
  • I have this list going of things I need to get accomplished.  Things I’ve been back-burnering, or things I haven’t been pursuing when I should’ve been, or things that have unexpectedly become “important” – and I feel like I’m finally getting some of them crossed off the list.   #1 has, of course, been GET A PVR – and that’s still in progress.  (you don’t want to hear any more about it.  I know.)  I finally got that broken tail light fixed on my car last week.  My cousin Dale showed up unexpectedly last week and got the power hooked up in my garage for me (I’ve been bugging him to do it for over a year now! woo hoo for power garage doors again!!).  And I have my new Blackberry hopefully arriving by courier today to replace the water-damaged one that died on me last week.  The last big project?  HOUSE PAINTING.  And it should be under way soon.  I feel like I’m finally getting some stuff done!  Yay!!
  • As everyone knows, baby news is ALWAYS exciting for me, so I was super-thrilled to find out that there’s going to be a new kid on the block in April 2014!  Sending big bloggy congrats to my friend Lindsay and her husband Ryan, who completely surprised me with their news!  I work in the same office as Lindsay, I see her every day-  and I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t picked up on ANYthing, especially after she told me she’s been pretty sick!  I’m so damn clueless. LOL!

pregnant I thought their announcement was pretty cute!!

  • I recently implemented a new system to keep my Amazon purchases under control.  My new, self-imposed rule is this:  I am only allowed to place one order on Amazon.ca per month, and that order must be less than $50, and paid off before I place the next order.  Here’s the problem:  I only have one episode of Season 4 of Dexter left, and it’ll be at least another week or two before the system will allow me to place my next order.  A week or two without DEXTER?!?  I’m going to go insane.

Dexter-Morgan

  • Have I mentioned how happy I am that The Voice is back??  I was disappointed that Christina and Cee-Lo were returning instead of Shakira and Usher, but I have to say, it hasn’t ruined it all for me.  Adam and Blake make everything OK.

adam and blake

  • Trying out a new grilled cheese sandwich tonight – fancying it up with tomato, mozzarella, and basil with a balsamic mayo.  Pinterest-inspired, of course.  I hope it tastes as good as I imagine it will…

sandwich 

  • I’m SO excited that October is here!  This month is just filled with fun things to look forward to – celebrating friends’ birthdays, my nephew’s birthday, Thanksgiving, Tubrave, Car Rally, and Halloween… eeek, I get giddy just thinking about it!  Welcome, OCTOBER! :)

OK, that’s all she wrote for today, friends!

Linking up with Stacy Uncorked for Random Tuesday!

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14 comments:

VandyJ said...

I need to get windows washed--on the outside, we need to mow again--stupid rain making the grass grow like it's spring or something, I need to go through little boy clothes and re-organize them, so much fall stuff to do. Or I could say stuff it all, let's go have fun enjoying the nice fall weather. Cause snow is coming soon.

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Nicole said...

Oh goodness that sandwich looks yummy! And her announcement was cute :). Shakira isn't coming back, that's a shame. Who is the other gal on there? I thought there was one.

Nicole said...

Nevermind, it's Christina. Ok I'm going back to bed... I wish!

Cathy Kennedy said...

I don't like greasy food all that much anymore, either. On rare occasions, I will splurge in getting an order of fries when we dine out. I don't think I have ever gotten sick, but all those horribly high calories keep me down to earth. Boy, I wish I could just eat anything and not gain weight like I did when I was a kid. Life changes everything as one matures. Glad to hear you're feeling better. Happy RTT!

Cathy Kennedy said...

I don't like greasy food all that much anymore, either. On rare occasions, I will splurge in getting an order of fries when we dine out. I don't think I have ever gotten sick, but all those horribly high calories keep me down to earth. Boy, I wish I could just eat anything and not gain weight like I did when I was a kid. Life changes everything as one matures. Glad to hear you're feeling better. Happy RTT!

Cathy Kennedy said...

I don't like greasy food all that much anymore, either. On rare occasions, I will splurge in getting an order of fries when we dine out. I don't think I have ever gotten sick, but all those horribly high calories keep me down to earth. Boy, I wish I could just eat anything and not gain weight like I did when I was a kid. Life changes everything as one matures. Glad to hear you're feeling better. Happy RTT!

incognitusscriptor.com said...

I will NEVER forgot the first time I had fast food after quitting. It was about a year and a half later and I was in the bathroom all afternoon. Ugh. Never again!

Sarah said...

Oh the ol'greasy food dilemma - To Eat or Not to Eat?!
I hear ya, taste soooo yummy, but always regret it afterwards. I just try to limit the greasy-ness at one given meal, it’s a bit easier on the stomach (only one thing on the plate can be greasy at one given meal – IF possible LOL). But that grilled cheese looks delish 
I never got into the voice, but I do like the X-factor

Jo said...

Busy watching the voice, love Adam & Blake. That baby announcement, so cute

Lindsay said...

Thanks for the blogger congrats!! I am sorta glad I was able to hide it from you so that it was even more of a surprise!!

You aren't able to buy season 5 of Dexter for another couple weeks?? WOAH! I might even catch up to you now!! EEk!
xo

Stacie said...

Love that baby announcement, super cute! And grilled cheese and soup is the best part of fall.

Angie said...

I love The Voice too. Of course I think I may love Blake more than the show!

Sounds like a fun filled October ahead! Enjoy :)

Emmy said...

So how did the grilled cheese taste? WAs it as good as you hoped?
I really don't like doing deep fried greesy anymore myself.. I think getting older and your stomach just doesn't deal with things as well