Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tuesday randoms.

Happy Tuesday, friends!  Let’s go random, shall we?

  • The coooold is back.  We had a week-long reprieve from the deep freeze, but are back to seasonable January temperatures again.  Which, of course, means my long johns are back.  God bless the long johns.
  • Last week, the furnace at my place was acting funny.  A sporadic electrical smell that was wafting up through the vents (but only in certain rooms in the house??), a loud buzzing noise, and eventually, it stopped heating the house to the temperature it was set at.  The furnace would still turn on, but would shut off after only a minute or so.  Staring down the barrel of a very cold week, you could say I was getting a little nervous…
  • Rolly to the rescue!!  I’m very lucky to have a Rolly, guys.  He’s a co-worker and friend, and also happens to be on the “board” of landlords that rent the church Manse to me.  By yesterday afternoon, Rolly had a repairman in to the house and the furnace was fixed.  Don’t know what I’d do without him!  I felt terrible that he had to give up his Sunday afternoon to help me out, though.  I owe him big-time!
  • A few of you asked last week how my Quick Tomato Cheddar Basil Soup recipe turned out.  It was just… meh.  I wasn’t madly in love with it.  I WAS madly in love with the low calories, though, and it made for some easy, healthy suppers last week.  But it is not Soup & Sandwich Lunch worthy.
  • Thankfully, Lindsay shared her Potato Leek Soup recipe with me, so that’s the one I’ll be bringing for our church fundraiser lunch tomorrow!  It’s a tried-and-true. ;)  Although, this is the first time I’m making it myself, so hopefully I don’t botch it!!!
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  • Have I mentioned how excited I am for the first Soup & Sandwich lunch of the year?  One of my favourite days of the month!!
  • Dexter.  Season 6.  1 episode left.  And oh.my.god it’s crazygood!!!  I’ve really enjoyed this season, after finding Season 5 kind of fell flat.  Season 4 remains my absolute favourite thus far, though.  I have a hard time believing they’ll top it in the last two seasons, but I’m excited to see them try!!
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  • Guys.  I went to the Amazon website and bought the movie Fever Pitch.  Just because Jimmy Fallon’s in it.  No other reason.  Just Jimmy.  I think I even saw the movie years ago, but I can’t remember it.  I know I’m not supposed to be “spending foolishly” on Amazon anymore, but I make no apologies for my Jimmy purchase!!!
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  • It is only Tuesday, but I’m already looking ahead to a fun-filled weekend.  On Saturday, the guys at Trickle Creek Lodge are hosting their annual sliding party, and it’s one of my favourite events!  I might even try to find some snow pants this year and take a few trips down the massive hill, instead of just hiding out in the way-too-hot “lodge”, eating like a pig! haha!  Then Saturday night, I’m going out for dinner with friends to belatedly celebrate our friend PKB’s birthday.  Good times with family and friends, what more could a kid ask for?!
  • And no, for those of you wondering - I still haven’t gone my “date” by myself to the movies.  I’m starting to think American Hustle and I are never going to happen.  Maybe I’ll take myself this coming Friday…
  • How about a little Les Mills Combat update?  I’m starting Week 3 of the schedule, and absolutely loving it!  It’s got everything I loved about Karate class – punching, kicking, Katas – PLUS awesome tunes and high energy.  Seriously, really loving it.  The only part I’ve come to dread are the HIIT workouts, because there are burpees in them.  Still not a fan of burpees.  BUT – the good news is, when I first started Turbo Fire over a year ago, I wouldn’t even attempt a burpee.  At least now I can do ‘em.  (Doesn’t mean I have to like ‘em, though.)
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    Hope you’re all having a good week. STAY WARM!! :)


    Lindsay said...

    I WISH IT WAS WEDNESDAY ALREADY! I am SOOO looking forward to soup and sandwich! Best part of the winter! ha ha!

    Sarah said...

    Yummm, I wish I could go tomorrow, that soup sounds so good especially since it is freezing out!!

    VandyJ said...

    The extreme cold has been skipping us, but we should get more snow tomorrow night.
    Soup and Sandwich sounds like such fun.

    Stacie said...

    We used to have a Bubba, he could fix anything that went wrong with our car, right in our driveway, for next to nothing. Of course, it came with a lot of butt crack....

    Anonymous said...

    I've never seen "Fever Pitch" but I love Jimmy Fallon so I may have to make the purchase as well. And my youngest boy keeps bugging me to watch "Dexter" but I'm still a little afraid. I watch reality crime shows but made up ones freak me out. I know, go figure. Your weekend sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun! Enjoy yourself! :) Happy Tuesday!

    Nicole said...

    Well darn on the soup but how was the other soup? Yey for people getting your heater fixed! The cold is back here as well!