Monday, January 12, 2015

TWTW - the one with no heat

Well here we are back at Monday, friends. Hello. I hope you had a great weekend. When we left each other on Friday, I had a broken heater and no heat in the house. Today I still have a broken heater but now have space heaters in the house. Everything else is askew. Life is an adventure, yes?

Friday I ran out of work at noon to make it home for the heater repairman one of MFD's friends so kindly sent out. He couldn't help us so we're back in it with our warranty company. While MFD was rounding up space heaters lent to us from generous friends, I was finishing out my workday in a 45 degree house. It was not fun. The boy dogs even voluntarily wore sweaters, that's how cold it was. Seeing your breath in your bedroom is a weird thing. I felt like Grandpa Joe sitting up there wanting to whine but refraining.
When the space heater cavalry arrived, things were better. Dinner was made. Fingers were felt again. I fell asleep at 9:30 and slept until 8:30 Saturday morning. I went out for groceries and flowers, then painted my nails (Essie Cashmere Bathrobe) with my first attempt at a polka dot accent nail.
When the house is cold, Geege prefers to be a burrito, Mae prefers to be a snake in a hole, and Gus glues himself to me like he does any other time.
Saturday night MFD and I picked up balloons then headed to Aubrey's surprise 30th. Stephen put together a nice party, and she was surprised which is the best. Except for me, I don't do well with surprises.
This week in food prep: spaghetti squash made in the crockpot and combined with a dash of olive oil and some grape tomatoes and herbs; veggies are yellow peppers, snap peas, and celery; Sunday dinner was zucchini zoodles, mushrooms, and spinach sauteed in a little olive oil with garlic and pork tenderloin with a dijon mustard and rosemary rub; lunches are shredded buffalo chicken on whole wheat with spinach; and breakfasts are savory oatmeal cooked in chicken broth topped with a bit of cheese. Dinners are leftovers from Sunday, blackened salmon with steamed brussels and baked potatoes, and baked chicken with sweet potatoes and mixed beans. I ordered the spiral veggie slicer from Amazon after seeing it on B Loved Boston and I love it. It's amazing, easy to use, easy to clean, and only $13.
Sunday afternoon was laundry, lounging, and some writing in my rattiest, most beloved sweatshirt. I'm loving this 642 Things to Write About that I found out about from Jen at That's What She Read. It was $15 on Amazon and it's the perfect thing to spur my creative writing by hand goal.
Sunday night was spent shamelessly ogling dresses and celebrities on the Golden Globes, which I blogged about last night - click here in case you missed it.

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Tomorrow is the show us your books link up! If you don't blog, please stop by and check out what I've been reading and let me know what books you've loved lately!

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Linking up with Biana at B Loved Boston for Weekending
















38 comments:

  1. Brr! That is good that you guys were able to borrow some space heaters from friends. Whenever we have a particularly cold day I like to cook something in the oven and then when it is done leave the oven open to let some heat into the house -- multitasking ;)

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  2. Oh, no! I hope you can get your heater fixed soon. Our heater was broken for over a week, and I was miserable. I hate being cold. Thank God you were able to borrow spaces heaters! Good luck.

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  3. Lights to your heating situation. Glad the space heaters are helping.
    I need to try the zucchini noodles before I buy a spiralizer. They just don't appeal to me!!
    Happy and safe day to all. #iceisnotnice
    Love, your Momma

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  4. i love the spiral slicer thing--i shared my love for it in a Chit Chat video a few weeks ago. i got one for xmas at big lots, like as a joke gift, and i've been in LOVE. eating the squash i made with it today for lunch

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  5. I don't know how you guys are doing it with that cold that is crazy! The coldest Ive felt was -5 and that was enough for me to never ever want to feel that again! Hope your heater gets fixed soon!

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  6. Brrrrr! I'm sorry that part of your weekend was so stressful.
    I love the writing by hand goal!
    Wishing you a great Monday and week!

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  7. Sending warm thoughts you way! I am impressed by your healthy food prep. It all sounds pretty yummy too which is unusual when its all good for you.

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  8. Ughhhh I hate adult things like home repairs! They are the worst! The dogs are adorable in the sweaters and burrito state.

    How do you make spaghetti squash in a crock pot? That is fucking brilliant my friend!!! I hate waiting for that stuff to cook in the oven. No one has time for that!

    I hope that heater gets fixed and you have a great week!

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  9. I hope your heater is fixed soon! When Scott and I were dating, his house had only a wood stove and space heaters. It was a long winter.
    I'm impressed that you still did meal prep.

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  10. You slept from 9:30-8:30 with no heat?! Sign me up. I need to sleep like that!! I hope you get the heat figured out today - thank goodness for friends with space heaters though!!

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  11. yikes!!! sending warm thoughts and speedy repairs your way. that's one thing i'm scared of -- the heater going kaput. with these types of temps and the fact that i can't stand the cold, i would die!!! #firstworldproblems

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  12. UGH! NO heat? NO BUENO! Poor you and the pups! But they look super cute in their sweaters!
    I am kind of so-so about surprises, I think it has a lot to do with my OCD. I need to be prepared for a party, otherwise, I feel like I'll be under dressed, or not well rested or - - - with my head somewhere else. But, that's just my crazy self!

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  13. You look good all scarfed up.That 642 book looks awesome.

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  14. Oh girl I totally feel your pain with no heat - but how cute do your pups look in their sweaters LOL!! I'm with you on J.Lo she' looked so glam, but when does she not!? A surprise party is always fun, I always wonder how I'd react and probably in tears for being scared LOL!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  15. What did you think of the crockpot spaghetti squash? I have wanted to try it like that for a while. I am going to try and remember to link for tomorrow's book link! Looks like a great weekend! (could I use any more "!"????)

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  16. some days I wish I had my shit together like you do. if the heat was off in my house I would be completely useless the entire weekend, worrying and being anxious and you're still as productive as ever.

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  17. Oh that sucks about the heat! Thank God for space heaters! I've seen that 642 book on Amazon and I think I'm going to have to take the plunge and buy it. Why am I so slow to buy things for $15? Who knows! Have a great week!

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  18. No heat sounds horrifying. I hope you get that fixed soon!

    I see everyone making veggie noodles and I am not brave enough to try them. Do you use yours for zucchini only?

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  19. When I read about your weekends, I feel so inept! (and I love burrito Geege) Grace is used to a cold house and gladly wears a sweater!

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  20. Sorry about the heat situation. Reminds me of when Hurricane Sandy hit and we had no heat for a week and half. Not fun at all, but at least you have space heaters!

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  21. I saw the book at B&N! I almost got it. I might have to go back for it. Thank God for space heaters!!

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  22. Sorry about the no heat! That sucks! Your nails are cute though :)

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  23. Oh I hope your heat gets fixed soon! Space heaters are a God send. I have really high ceilings all over my house so we have them in every bedroom and it makes a huge difference. Meal prep looks great! Going to try to get on the again soon!

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  24. Last year, the power went out for 5 days. I thought i was going to die. but i refused to go to my parents house (or michael did) because of the dogs. I still don't really know why we did that. glad you are warm now! I meal prepped sunday and already feel 100% better about how I'm going to eat this week!

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  25. i am so so glad that you are warm again! I feel like the heater in my office must be broken too, I am sitting here shivering!! I am looking forward to hearing about all your fun writing adventures with 642. Isn't it therapeutic!?

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  26. Aw looks like a fun weekend! Thank goodness for th e heater!
    Would love for you linkup this post on my Weekend Recap too :) XO

    -Lisa @ Showered With Design

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  27. oh no i hope the heater gets fixed soon! That happened to me a few years ago in December but I'm sure the cold here just can't even compare. Love the flowers you picked up and all the delish recipes!

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  28. That is brutal, I've gone through that once before and it was not fun. The pups look downright sad. :( Hope you get a fix soon, the space heaters totally help. I am with you, I am not a fan of surprises.

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  29. i hope your heater fiasco is fixed soon - although the dogs look totally adorable all rugged up like that.
    your polka dot nail looks super cute and i love that cashmere colour. pretty!
    spaghetti squash in the crockpot... interesting! i haven't taken the plunge and tried spaghetti squash yet, i'm scared! although i meal planned and prepped the shit out of my meals yesterday and i was thinking about you as i did it in a totally not weird way.

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  30. That spaghetti squash dish sounds amazing!

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  31. I'm going to have to check out that 642 Things To Write About book. I'm intrigued!

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  32. That sucks about your heat! But I'm glad you had people to borrow space heaters from. And the bundled up pup pictures are super cute. Good luck with the warranty people!

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  33. I would be miserable without heat. I hope it comes on again soon. Brrr. I'd be living off of hot chocolate.

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  34. LOVE your nails! And no heat?? YIKES! So cold!!

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  35. God love you all...I seriously would have gotten a room...you are a trooper for sure. Hope everything gets fixed ASAP. In other news, I got a veggie spiral thing for Christmas and guess what? Freakin' Gus chewed it to bits. I was soooooo pissed. Maybe I will have to go get another one.

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  36. Glad you got your heat back! The heat is on in the office and I'm freezing, so I can't even imagine what it's like with no heat at all! You guys are troopers! What did you use to accent the polka dot nails? A brush? Also, I have that journal!!! I got it from TJMaxx. Haven't written in it for a while though.

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  37. You are such a trooper, I would have not been. I think we would have been getting a hotel room, I can't take the cold. Love your flowers!! I have the 642 Things to Write About tagged as a maybe purchase, it looks interesting.

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  38. Cashmere Bathrobe is one of my all time faves! Your accent nail looks good... before I read it I thought maybe it was a Jamberry wrap! GO ON WITH YOUR BAD SELF!

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