Thursday, June 25, 2009

Random 10

All I'm capable of this morning is a random list, so here goes....

1) I saw A Philadelphia Story with Katharine Hepburn last night with some gal pals. Great movie! I was suprised. It was a good picture of a critical spirit, how others view someone with a critical spirit, and what happens once someone really starts accepting others and "feeling". If you haven't seen it, go rent it and watch it! Plus, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart are in it, too!

2) Emma got the worst sunburn the other day. She wouldn't listen when I told her to reapply her sunblock before I left the pool, and she stayed on with friends. She came home much later than I expected, and she was scorched. I felt terrible! Her face looked like a tomato, and she had a rash all over her chest. How long does that last? She says it still itches.

3) I love going to the pool, but sometimes it seems like such a hassel! The amount of pool gear just seems to build every day. And I'm getting tird of washing towels already. Would it be mean to give my kids one of those car wash thingys that sop the water up and you can squeeze out? Hmmm...

4) John has been sleeping till after 8am most mornings!

5) And I'm glad he's been waking up later. Because I've been going to bed so ridiculously late most nights. I'm on another reading streak. I need some good books to read. Any suggstions?

6) We've had our new dog almost 3 weeks now. Chester is 1 1/2, and he's a Shih Tzu/Maltese. He's very sweet. But he doesn't go potty outside very often. And he STINKS. He's had one bath here, and last week we had him groomed at PetsMart. He smelled again within a day. I feel bad, but I don't want to be very close to him because he smells so bad. I don't know what to do. And I'm worried that my house will start to smell like dog. Again, any suggestions?? Help!!!

7) I still have a large box of individually frozen Tilapia filets. I made some last night with roasted red pepper, olives, sundried tomato and feta. It was yummy. But I need some other new ways to fix it. Any great fish recipes out there?

8) The kids want to reinstate a summer tradition from last year: Ice Cream Mondays and Donut Fridays. Maybe part of the tradition should be heading to the gym right after Dunkin Donuts....

9) The girls have been really good about their chores this summer. Ryan decided a few weeks ago that instead of us remembering to check up on them, it would be their responsibility to come to us and have their list signed each night. If they don't have it signed, they don't get credit fot it. So far, so good!

10) Is it sad that the most exciting thing happening around here is that "The Princess Protection Program" premiere comes on Disney tomorrow night???

What's on your mind today?


jen@odbt said...

For the tilapia - I use a seafood rub (got it at Costco), melt butter, sprinkle the rub on the filets then microwave according to the package. Yum!

I'm with you on the pool - it's a lot of work to get there but I make sure we stay for at least a couple of hours.

Annikke said...

Have you ever read the Secret Life of Bees? That is a good one. I also liked the book called A Dream To Share by Irene Hannon. hmmmm, let me think what else I have read that is good....Oh, I know have you read The Secret Life of Becky Miller by Sharon Hinck? I love that book, I could really relate to her character. There is a 2nd book too called Renovating Becky Miller, but I haven't read that one yet.

Stefani said...

I hate to say it, but Emma's rash will probably last at least a week to 10 days. I had it all over my arms, legs, neck and chest the last couple days we were in FL. Unfortunately, it's miserable and I have no suggestions to make it better. Hopefully she'll learn to listen to her mom from this experience. :)

Have you tried doggy perfume for your pooch? We have some "Bonique Waggy" for Sophie when she gets stinky. I think we got it from They have lots of different scents that smell similar to human perfumes. Good luck!

Kristen said...

One of our favorited ways to have fish: put some olive oil in the bottom of a baking dish, place fish in, sprinkle with salt, pepper, thyme and a little lemon juice. Make a white sauce of butter, flour, milk & dry mustard and pour over fish, sprinkle with paprika for color...bake 30-45 minutes at 375.
I'd love your recipe for SW squash casserole. You can email it to me or leave it in a comment. thanks and good luck with that sunburn...I'm married to a redhead and he is always getting burned.