Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday Random Ramblings

  • Did you know that I dislike corn?  I do.  I really dislike it.  Not corn on the cob, though.  I LOVE corn on the cob, doused in butter and salt and pepper.  And, y’know, I’ve even become OK with a small spoonful of corn as a vegetable side dish with a meal.  But if I find a recipe for a soup or a stew or a pot pie or a dip that has CORN in it?  Instant blech.  Won’t even think of pinning that shit.

Hot Corn Dip 1 500

  • I really don’t adore many vegetables, but I would have to say my go-to veggies are carrots and spinach.  Oh, and asparagus.  I’ve learned to love asparagus.


  • Can you tell I really don’t have anything to talk about today?  My lead story is vegetables
  • I need new workout clothes.  I have one pair of yoga pants and one pair of jogging capris that currently fit.  I need a trip to Old Navy’s athletic wear department in the very near future.


  • New favourite Shakeology treat: 1 scoop of Vanilla Shakeology, one tangerine or mandarin orange, 1 cup of unsweetened Almond Milk, one packet of sweetner, and ice blended together = Orange Creamsicle Shake.  yummm.
  • This past weekend was full of fun stuff.  Disney On Ice on Friday night, a lazy day watching movies on Saturday, up early Sunday morning to watch Canada win gold in men’s hockey, and then on to Caden’s last regular-season hockey game (which they won 3-1, and he scored a beauty goal).  Yesterday was “kitchen day”, during which I made a big pot of hamburger soup for our church lunch this week, and a Sour Cream Noodle Bake for supper last night.  It really was just a kind of perfect, quiet, family-filled weekend.
  • Easily one of my favourite moments from the past week:  our church congregation gathering post-gold-medal-victory on Sunday morning, and starting the service off with a rousing rendition of O Canada.  Of course, emotional goop that I am, I kind of faltered the whole way through, because it gave me a lump in my throat.  But I tried to belt it out as loudly as everyone else around me.

men's hockey 2014

  • A few years ago, I had a tea addiction.  I bought eight million varieties, and drank at least two cups of tea a day.  Then I fell off the tea train.  Well.  Guess what.  I think I’m back on it.  I’m really enjoying my after-supper cup of tea these days.


  • I’ve been doing a lot of contemplating over what to give up for Lent this year.  At first, I thought I’d give up meat.  Then I thought I’d give up coffee whitener (specifically, my French Vanilla Coffeemate).  I’m now considering sweets in general, especially artificial sweeteners (including the Coffeemate and diet soda).  I have a few more days to consider this and narrow it down to what exactly I’m giving up…
  • I’m feeling lately like I need a get-away.  Like, even if it was just for a weekend, and only a couple of hours away.  I guess the long winter & cabin fever is starting to catch up with me.  Things are just starting to feel stale and I think I have a mild case of the disgruntleds.
  • The more I think about this, the more I’m pretty sure I’m going through the Winter Blahs.  I want new clothes, and I want new things, and I want to go away, and yet at the same time I want to stay cocooned indoors watching movies and making soup and reading books for the rest of my life.  Winter Blahs.  must be.


Stacy said...

i want to go away too...maybe we should plan an ottawa trip - close to home but we could still get a hotel, girl time - indoor pools and hot tubs...movies, snacks - we could walk around, do supper...yep I think we should!

Stacie said...

No corn? Really? And true story, I always tear up at our National Anthem and Happy Birthday.

Nicole said...

oh Mark LOVES corn. ha! And I think I have the winter blahs as well!

Mrs. Match said...

I know this sounds lame, but I'd rather give up coffee completely than give up my coffee sweetners. I figure it's one cup, and it's not that much sugar.
I gave up chocolate for Lent one year (non-Catholic, but love the idea of Lent). I think I ended up eating more candy to compensate! It was bad.

Lol, your winter blahs just described how I've been feeling perfectly. I want to do a bunch of projects around here, and then I curl up on the couch under a warm blankie instead.

Nancy said...

Winter Blahs, bad case of them here!Last week is the week I normally go south. I was so cranky I made myself cry one morning when I got up and saw more snow that Quyon didn't get!

I am going to Peterborough Friday next week to watch Olivia model in a fashion show. I am ridiculously excited. Our anniversary is Saturday, and I am not even excited and will have to force myself to go out and get my sweetie Reg a gift. Even though its one I will like too...Game of Thrones.