Friday, July 30, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
On Saturday, we mostly slept late. Husband played golf in the afternoon while Little Miss and I hung out. We got some ice cream and then she played in the fountain. We came home, changed into dry clothes and she took a very long nap. We had dinner and then Little Miss went to bed while we continued our Mad Men marathon of Season 3 in preparation for tonight's Season 4 premiere. We're very excited.
On Sunday, I went to book club at Clyde's to discover that the Eggs Chesapeake must only be at Old Ebbitt Grill or just not at the Mark Center. We had a fairly good discussion (aka moved right along to gossip and news). Then, I picked up Little Miss in a horrible thunderstorm and put her right down for a late nap. Tonight will be dinner and Mad Men (though I'm recording the premiere of My Boys and The Pillars of the Earth as well. I didn't realize my Sundays were getting so booked! I may have to cut back on some of the horrible summer television I've been watching.
Anyway, good weekend! One more weekend and then vacation!
Big Eyed Fish *
Pantala Naga Pampa *
Lying In the Hands of God *
(Still Water) Don’t Drink the Water *
One Sweet World *
Proudest Monkey (tease) Satellite *
Stay Or Leave *
You Might Die Trying *
Aint It Funny How Time Slips Away +
Funny The Way It Is *
Break For It *
Jimi Thing *
Shake Me Like a Monkey *
So Damn Lucky *
You and Me *
Two Step *
Sister ~Corn Bread *
Ants Marching *
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
3/4 pound bulk Italian sweet or hot sausage
Half of an onion
Finely chopped 2 cloves garlic
Finely chopped 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup (about 4¼ ounces) shredded scamorza or mozzarella cheese
2/3 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (eyeball it)
2 pinches dried oregano
1 cup tomato sauce
1 loaf sesame semolina bread, sliced
In a medium skillet, heat the EVOO, 1 turn of the pan, over medium-high heat. Cook the sausage, breaking it up into little bits with a wooden spoon, until browned. Drain off all but a few tablespoons of fat from the sausage. Reduce the heat to medium, push the sausage to the sides of the pan, add the onion and garlic to the center and cook until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Mix into the sausage and remove the pan from the heat.
Preheat the broiler with the rack set 8 to 10 inches away from the heat. Combine the cream cheese with half the scamorza and half the Parmigiano-Reggiano. Stir in the oregano and then fold the sausage into the combined cheeses. Spread the mixture into a casserole. Top with the tomato sauce and the remaining cheese. Cover with foil and broil for 2 minutes, then uncover and broil until bubbling, about 5 minutes. Serve with the semolina bread.
Monday, July 19, 2010
On Saturday, we went back to the hospital after lunch (after Little Miss's nap) where new nephew was sleeping, but he was a few wires less which made it easier to snuggle with him. After, we ran some errands, had a nice dinner and a relaxing evening. Photo below is Little Miss ready to leave the apartment. Her sunglasses are upside down, but she was careful to grab her purse and put all her trains in it.
On Sunday, we cooked for the new parents so they wouldn't have to worry about food. We know how hard it is to come home with a tiny baby who depends on you for everything. Thinking about food is just the last straw that tips you over into insanity. On a good day, I'd shower and have a bowl of cereal and count the hours down until Husband came home from work. We had a nice Sunday. Little Miss and I took a little walk and went to the grocery store and mostly just stayed around home. With all the activity the last week, her routine has been disrupted and I don't think her sleeping schedule has returned yet.
Big week this week so stay tuned!
Friday, July 16, 2010
Last night, my friends and I went met and had something to eat at La Madeleine and then went to Borders to see Jennifer Weiner. It was so much fun. Obviously, the three of us always have fun. Add Jennifer Weiner and that's a winning night. Jennifer Weiner is doing a Cupcakes Across America tour so we were greeted with cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake. I had my first red velvet cupcake. It was fantastic. I started the book, Fly Away Home, last night. It is very good so far!
On Saturday, Little Miss woke up very early which gave me about 4 hours of sleep, and I'm a girl who likes her sleep. We had breakfast and got ready for the day. Husband woke up early and wanted to do some errands. Because Little Miss loves going out and driving, we decided we'd venture out as a family. We all piled into the car and went to Best Buy for satellite radio for the new car. While Husband was working on that, Little Miss and I walked around the store and then to the nearby pet store to look at the animals. Little Miss got a treat. Then, we were going to go to lunch, but Little Miss fell asleep in the car so we just went to Sister's house. We picked up her spare car seat, fed her fish and then head back out on the road to lunch. We had lunch at Maggiano's. Little Miss was now working on no nap, but she was good. She ate first and then we took turns eating while the other walked Little Miss around. Then, we went grocery shopping and then back to Best Buy. By then, it was around 6PM. Little Miss and I both took a nap when we got home. At around 8:30, we woke her up for dinner and she went right back to sleep after that.
Late that night, Husband went grocery shopping to pick up some things we forgot. It turned out, sometime between dinner and midnight, someone went by our car and scratched it all up. It was very traumatic. Husband got rubbing compound and most of the scratches are gone, but there are still a couple of lingering ones which is frustrating considering the car was ours for less than a week.
On Sunday, Husband made us pancakes and then later, I met friends at the mall for lunch at Five Guys and then two of us went to see Toy Story 3. I was so proud of myself for making it through without crying and then I got to the end of the movie and lost it. Stupid animated movies. They get me everytime. We had a nice family dinner, bath time and then bid the weekend farewell.
I'd like to say the week was low key, but it wasn't.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Revised: For a complete list, you can go here. I'm pretty happy with the list though I think there are a few snubs of course. I'm looking forward the show at least!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
The other day, Little Miss was being her wacky self running around and being silly. She was playing with her play kitchen. Then, seconds later, she was running into her bedroom. She comes out with one mitten on. So, fine. She's done stranger things. Then, she went to her kitchen to pick up the pan. She looks at me and says, "Hot. Mitt." as an explanation. She calls her mittens "mitt" or "mitts". Then, the light came on in my head. I told her she was very smart. She sees us use our oven mitts all the time. She knew better than to touch her (imaginary) hot pan with her bare hand. Then, she mixed whatever she was cooking and made me try it (after I blew on it, of course, because it was hot).
She doesn't play with her play kitchen often, but she loves actual cooking. She gets her stool and helps all the time. She also has a lot of respect for the appliances. She knows that when the stove or oven is on that they are hot and usually stays a healthy distance away. She also is a bit scared of the blender and exits the room when it's turned on. This is amusing because the girl is afraid of nothing... except the blender and vacuum. It's good to be scared of some things though.
Below, you can see her cooking with her light blue/green mitten and orange pan.
On Sunday, I went to see Knight and Day with a friend. We enjoyed it. Plus, snacks were $1 which was awesome! Then, we made dinner and watched fireworks on TV. Yesterday was a quiet day. Although, we woke to no water, it came on by mid-morning. We hung out by the pool again and had mostly a quiet night. Little Miss had such a busy weekend with the pool and walks that she slept a ton. So much so that Husband thought she was a little under the weather. It has been nice for me because she's been extra cuddly and quite the Mama's girl. She's been on a really good stretch where she's been talking a ton, learning so much, and really progressing into a Big Girl (except for the potty training). She's really so much fun.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Most of these movies were watched in the beginning of June. It was a good month. I was glad I got to watch some movies. I’m hoping July is a good movie month (or just really looking forward to seeing Toy Story 3. I’ve heard it’s going to live up to my expectations, and I can’t wait.) We’ll see if I can squeeze some more in. I know I have tickets to a movie next week and I have a Netflix at home right now, not including the movies I have on my DVR.
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (NOTE: This is Book 1 of the Millenium trilogy. The book order can be found here.)
- Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery (NOTE: This is Book 1 of the Fool’s Gold series. The book order can be found here.)
- Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery (NOTE: This is Book 2 of the Fool’s Gold series. The book order can be found here.)