Hiatus, Hilarious, Hankerin', Highlight, Holes & Happiness

First, here are some pictures of spring for those of you who aren't quite there yet. Enjoy:

(H was hard for me for some reason...)


First of all, NO, I did not plan on taking a hiatus from the blogging world, it just happened that way. I had full intentions of writing this last week (I even wrote a sticky note with ideas and have it on my desk), and then everything got busy. So I pushed it back to this weekend, and then we decided to file our taxes (gross). So here I am, a beautiful Monday (I am even wearing a skirt!) finally writing this.
Secondly, I am looking forward to my real hiatus that I get to take next week for Spring break! I fly out Monday for HOME, will spend time with family there, and then drive up to OC to see some other faces I haven't seen in awhile. I have been looking forward to this trip for quite some time!


A friend of mine was over the other night and was helping me with supper when I proceeded to pull a chicken breast out of the freezer. It was neatly packaged in a Ziploc baggie. She thought this was hilarious, for some reason. However, I see this as good, common sense. You see, the first thing I do when I come home from the store is separate out my meat. I put one chicken breast in a baggie, and separate my beef my pounds (1 lb. per bag). This way, if I dethaw it, I don't have to dethaw and cook ALL of it at once. This allows me to buy in bulk (cheaper), and cook smaller portions (healthier). I mean, is that so weird?


Speaking of healthy, Brent and I got a hankerin' for some chocolate covered raisins the other night. (I say "Brent and I" when really I mean "I" because if he had had the craving we would not have rushed to Walmart to buy them asap.) Well...........by the next day the bag was empty. It was a pound. There is nothing wrong with that...right?


One highlight of my week last week: my car turned over to 200,000.


Yesterday after church we walked outside to an ABSOLUTELY beautiful day. I knew immediately where Brent's mind went...GOLF. He didn't breath a word of it though so I asked him if he wanted to go. OF COURSE. So after a huge and much needed grocery run, watching the Jayhawks WIN (and Aldrich getting a triple double! what!?), we went to a nearby golf course at 5 (just in time for the Louisville game...we figured the course would be wide open then-- we actually heard shouting from the houses around the course periodically). I don't golf, for those of you that were wondering, so I just walked with him and looked for golf balls in the ditches. It actually was pretty fun.... and believe it or not, I was a little pooped afterward. I'll now admit that golfing is a sport :)
Mom, Brent wanted me to tell you that he really likes his new putter. Here he is with it in action:


The other night Brent and I decided to spiff up a little and go to a cheap-theater movie. We ended up seeing "New in Town," a movie about executive, Renee Zellwigger (sp?), moving from Miami to Minnesota in the winter. I LOVED it. It made me miss the harsh and bitter cold of Iowa. When others in the theater laughed, I could only wonder if they had ever truly experienced cold like that portrayed in the movie. There were a lot of "youbetcha's" and "dontchaknows" and at one point Renee's character brings a cake over as an apology and says, "I have figured out this is how people apologize around here." It was very clever and cute, and for you Minnesotans or northern Iowegians, it may be worth renting sometime. (Brent actually didn't mind it either, although I don't know if he would openly admit this!)

Anyway, it was fun to go out on "a date" again with Brent. We snapped a few shots before we left:

Hopefully I don't wait as long to blog again so that I don't have to write as much :) ("I" may be a toughy too.....)


Micah Wolf said...

I liked it...so it was worth the wait.

Kali said...

I think it's "defrost" or "thaw" - you don't really "dethaw" something. Just a note for the English teacher.

Oh, and by the way - your last name starts with an "I". That might be helpful.

Anonymous said...

Irwins as Independent IRS Income Tax Filers?

*carrie* said...


I was going to make the same observation Kali did about dethaw!

Looking forward to seeing you . . .

Anonymous said...

It is hilarious, and it IS weird! But, I suppose that is why I like you :) ... and you'll be pleased to know that I have taken a cue from you and have been seperating my not so gray hamburger into freezer bags. However, I haven't made it to doing that to my chicken. Because THAT, my friend, is STILL weird. :)

love, meagan - the person who laughs at and then steals nifty ideas such as this :)