Michelle - Mmm, hummus w/ baby carrots - sounds good and I was actually looking for something healthy to eat w/ them, so thanks for that suggestion. Hope you're not getting any of the tornados in your area that they have set a watch for!!
Ceejay - My mom's not in Nixa, but isn't far because she's on the very southern end of Springfield. Congrats to your nephew!! Glad your pay wasn't docked for that overflow, LOL! I'm glad you got your day off after these two (or was it 3?) extra days of work!!
Mel - Glad you found word pad! I'm sure you have plenty of material for a great book about living in your building - just be sure to change the names!
Huh, a one day diet plan - now that might be something even I could stick to!
Like your new avatar - so cute! So many nice new avatars on our posts, I thought about changing my avatar, but I'm still enjoying my happy Snoopy.
Yum to that veggie recipe! So funny about the PITA neighbor bringing you the rose! I say tell him to up the ante, otherwise he needs to be someone else's PITA.
Happy - How did the yardwork go? I did some myself this weekend. My eyes have been irritated and I don't know if I just logged the wrong date that I started wearing this latest pair of contacts and it's been longer than I thought, or if the pollen and other stuff (I'm allergic to it all) is doing a number on them. We didn't do the ribs this weekend, and I'm glad because it was pretty warm today! How was the museum/azaleas?? Sounds like a fun place to visit. Fingers crossed that this time next year you're full-time in your new home!
Shad - I think I need someone younger to do my yardwork - I wasn't lovin' it at all this morning. Sorry the Easter trip to Adelaide isn't happening, but it'll be nice to have a friend visit you - a great excuse to play tourist and re-experience the sites. One of my friends visits from out of town and likes to book tours and that's been fun (although when she mentioned a tour of churches, I balked, lol). Re the wedding photos in the market - I was guessing your niece and her hub might have met in a grocery, LOL.
Ellen - Hope the DD gets to feeling better soon. Poor thing! I suppose people were focussed on outdoor activities this weekend and not their plumbing! Oh, yes, I think that sorting through all those clothes would be a big job - what to keep for the younger ones, what can go for good, etc.
Hello to Annie!!
Weekend's been alright. Yesterday morning was the circuit class. Overdid that and felt lightheaded during the cooldown/stretch. Yes, I ate something before I went - so I just overdid it. Afterwards was some banking, and then I baked the blondies for book club. Another good recipe from my America's Test Kitchen cookbook. I did add the white chocolate chips, as per the recipe, but I'm not a huge fan of white chocolate, so I think I would just use all regular choc. chips next time I make them.
Book club was really good - we seem to have better discussions when we've all hated the book, LOL. And the off topic stuff was not about kids and school, so it was one of the more enjoyable book clubs I've been too. Our ring leader e-mailed us this morning that it was our 4th year and 25th book! Wow, time flies when you're (mostly) having fun!
Today I lazed around for a bit, and then I got out and did a couple hours of yard work - raking up leftover leaves from the fall. Ugh. It was warm and windy and I wasn't happy (nor my left arm/elbow) about it, but I got most of it done. One part of the yard isn't raked yet, but I'm sure the leaves will still be there next weekend, haha.
Other than that, I took two dog walks and did a load of laundry and that's been about it for the weekend.
Oh, forgot to mention that on Friday I spotted some nice artwork on craigslist - a series of 3 framed prints - and instead of having dinner at the place bf loved, I took the train out to where the seller lived, met bf at the station and bought those 3 pieces and two other large pieces. The sellers are moving to Florida and aren't taking it all with them. After that, we met bf's mother and aunt for dinner since we were nearby. I'm happy to finally be decorating our walls, but the perfect art for the hallway still eludes us!
Okay, enough babbling. I'm going to post. If you don't see me popping in tomorrow, it probably means the boss is keeping me busy after having been re-charged at the fat farm last week.