Monday, January 27, 2014

TWTW - Last one in January already?

Two grocery stores on the way home Friday night, hausfrauing like a boss, 
and the first two episodes of True Detective.
It's like a combination of The Killing and Low Winter Sun.
I liked it even though Matthew Mc's accent in the present day scenes was hard for me to understand.
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Breakfast with Bill on Saturday and surprise surprise, more snow
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Exercise via new zumba DVDs, an early birthday gift from Lori
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DoTerra Essential Oils info session by Holly, hosted by Erin, a friend from high school, 
at her gym MPR Endurance. Mom and I found it very interesting. 
I've been looking to replace OTC meds with essential oils. More on that once I start. 
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Dinner at The Pub with the Sannellis - it hasn't been remodeled in like 40+ years.
I loved every speck of it. 
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Known for their steaks, I got the biggest porterhouse imaginable and ate it all. 
The resulting meat sweats and skipping lunch were totally worth it.
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I love Sunday mornings with these three, puttering around in pajamas. 
Me in pajamas, not them.
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Weekly food prep: savory oatmeal for breakfast, fruit and raw veggies for snacks, turkey soup 
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Zumba sculpt & tone. I love these DVDs, they don't bore me and 
I can zone out and look like a fool zumbaing in the privacy of my basement.
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Reading: Margaret from Maine by Joseph Monninger
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Sunday dinner: balsamic pork in the crockpot, wild rice, roasted carrots with thyme, spinach salad.
Recipes to come, if you're dying for any now, let me know.
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Dad and Carol joined us for dinner and dessert - apple something with vanilla bean ice cream.
Not exactly a crisp since it started out in the crockpot and ended up not crispy.
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More reading and Downton Abbey
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Tomorrow: turkey rice soup.
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40 comments:

  1. winter just shat a huge bulk of snow our way and it's pretty much wreaking traffic havoc as i type this. lucky for me, i'm in my robe and don't have to go into the office but damn, it's ugly out there.

    i'm all for more natural methods of healing/preventative medicine than OTC methods. looking forward to this update.....and what made you decide to go this route?

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

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    1. Kathy, OMG the peppermint oil is amazing! I am definitely going to ease into this. I am gratefully healthy, but these oils are for general well-being. Can be used for cooking, too, using a teeny drop!

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  2. Sunday dinner looks lovely! And sounds delish! My friend Genesis went to something like that, the essential oils/narutal healing thing. She's trying to find things to help her husband. LOL, she didnt have much to say about it, so I'm curious to hear your opinions! Sounds interesting!
    5 days left of this spending freeze!!!!!!!!

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  3. 1. What are "meat sweats"? 2. I've literally never done Zumba. But I want to. Thoughts? 3. Cain't wait to hear about the essential oils. I'd love to replace some OTC meds I take. :)

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  4. Meat sweats are the best and the worst. I couldn't get on board with True Detective but I didn't like The Killing or Low Winter Sun either so it makes sense. I'm just not made for dark and thinky shows!

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  5. Meat Sweats?! Looks like you had a great weekend! The Sunday morning snuggles with the pups are the best!

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  6. Loved the doTerra demo! Thanks for transporting me in the dreaded snow. I am beyond thrilled that this was the last weekend in January. I am grateful that all of my people were safe and sound during this snow situation on Saturday, especially you and Mike Doyle. JMJ! But that steak looked divine. Gamma and Pop went to The Pub years ago to see Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme(God rest her soul). They loved it!
    Godspeed to all of us getting through these fridgid temps and precip.
    Love your MOMMA

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    1. Driving around was a total shitshow on Saturday but I'm glad we went mother!

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  7. The food in your weekend posts makes me want to move into your house and eat all the food!

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  8. Sunday dinner looks delish! I am intrigued about the essential oils. I try not to take stuff unless I have to so that seems like something I might want to try.

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  9. I am conflicted about the speed of January. On one hand, it has gone by incredibly fast. On the other, I am like what? There are still FOUR MORE DAYS of January?

    The weather here is schizophrenic. Consistently freezing, but right now the sun is out and it is snowing. WTF. I am intrigued by the essential oils. I have seen a few other people mention them, but no one has really reviewed them.

    The meat sweats are the worst, but that steak looks amazing. Baby is not a fan of red meat these days and I keep forgetting and then paying the price. Blah.

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  10. I can't believe it's already the last bit of January. holy shit, that steak is huge. I want it, all of it.

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  11. WHO LEFT THE COFFEE MUG ON THE PORCH????

    That steak looks amazing. I look forward to the pork recipe.

    I almost wish we had pay channels for the Woody McConaughey Combo. Netflix it is.

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    1. Ah ha ha, it's a plastic beer mug that we commandered for salt duty. It now lives in the salt bin all year.

      I am going to share the pork recipe but will of course be whining about how I don't love how things turn out in the crock pot.

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  12. LOVE the Pub! We meet up with my parents and go there for family dinners sometimes. Delicious. I didn't see Downton Abbey this week but it's on the DVR. I heard it was a good one.

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    1. Alison, I am super pissed at the way I think one of the story lines is going. Other than that it was a good episode! Classic Downton.

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  13. Ok, please send me some snow. South Alabama (as in the GULF SHORES) is supposed to get snow tomorrow but not the Birmingham area. WTF?! Seriously?! I want a snow day damnit!

    I love essential oils. I find that peppermint really helps with my headaches. I cant wait to hear about others you find!

    Yay for Zumba, give us an update after doing it for a little while. I will be looking for my next work out after T25.

    You Sunday dinner sounds amazing....mmmmmmmm. Gimme!

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  14. I have True Detective recorded but haven't watched it yet.

    I'm done with this cold and we're planning a warm weather vacation for February.

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  15. I keep forgetting about True Detective! I seriously need that BIll coffee cup. And a matching Hillary one!

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  16. I made pork in the crock pot yesterday too BUT yours sounds better than mine... mine was just ehh. And roasted carrots? I made those too! Great minds!

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  17. Matthew Mc has been everywhere lately. I am definitely going to need to check out the TV show- I've heard a lot of good things. And thank goodness for crockpots!

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  18. I haven't had a really good steak in a long time...That picture is definitely making my mouth water!

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  19. Is this really the last Monday of the month? That means one month closer to getting Gus back! :) I hope to one day sit down at your dinner table and eat like it's my job!!! :)

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  20. i should really start doing zumba at home instead of in classes, I look like a damn fool and i am sure I am being judged the entire time! I also cant wait to hear more about the oils, I want to start using them more myself!

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  21. this month has flown by, and so has today. i want all of that food in my mouth. all of it. that apple thing looks amazing.

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  22. A few things - 1. Thanks for sharing the giveaway :) 2. is that book good? I just finished the Husband's Secret and I need a few more to add to the queue 3. I'm curious about your essential oils journey 4. Happy freaking Monday

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  23. mmmmm Sunday dinner! And I haven't been to the Pub in a million years - is it still as good? I used essential oils when I was battling my asshole knees.

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  24. Sunday dinner looks so good! I love old timey places, our college hangout was a pizza bar but sadly it's closed down. I laughed when you mentioned zumba'ing like a fool. I've never tried it but I've seen the "this is how I think I look" images out there!

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  25. Pete was telling me about True Detectives... I think I'm gonna give it a shot. That apple mystery dessert looks delish!

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  26. The Pub, that's where Mr. G took me on our first date 45 years ago. I was trying to be sophisticated and ordered (at the time) a bucket of Stinger, I had no idea what was in it. My memory of the night - I did not fall down walking to the bathroom. Ah! memories!!! We try to go back every year for our anniversary and I get a Diet Cola. xo Mrs. G

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    1. Mrs. G - I love it! I remember you saying it was your first date spot. We were talking about that during dinner.

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  27. Thank you so much for the PJ clarification. So glad it was you and not them! Hahaha. They all look so thrilled. The apple crisp - I had the same problem. Probably not the same recipe, but same idea - in the crock pot! And WOW January flew by. Does time speed up when you're in your prime?

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  28. Thanks for making me hungry...that Balsamic Pork sounds amazing. I'm really interested to hear more about essential oils. Keep us updated!

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  29. Tried the essential oils for my sinuses years ago amazing. I do not understand meat sweats.

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  30. Do you recommend the book? I've been looking for a new read. I downloaded one of the more recent Nicholas Sparks books and it has been a disappointment thus far. Btw- steak sweats, I cracked up.

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  31. Yes, recipe please! Your weekend sounds lovely... reminds me of my pre-kid days. People keep telling me this time will go so fast and I'll look back on it fondly (even though it doesn't feel that way right now!) Maybe I should do a weekend recap post just to capture this particular crazy moment in my life! =)

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    1. Sarah, which recipe did you want? The pork or the apple dessert?

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  32. ooh your sunday dinner looks so fancy! and I think your pugs totally want their own pajamas for the weekend too :)
    -- jackie - jade and oak

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