Exceedingly Mundane

tidbits of random nothingness

Nov-15-09

Miscellany

posted by Stace

Some various, random and assorted items:

  • I’ve posted a few new recipes that we’ve tried recently (and liked) over at our family website’s recipe section:

    Fall Fruit Crostatas (a Rachael Ray recipe)
    Crockpot Turkey and Black Bean Chili (which was named Black Bean and Pumpkin Chili at Taste of Home, but I renamed it because of the pumpkin, Tim is not a fan, but you can’t taste it!)
    Coffeehouse Cookies (using leftover Halloween candy)
    Crockpot Spinach Artichoke Dip (football food, baby!)

  • I’m reading a series that I’m already thoroughly enjoying, and I’m only 2 books into the 5 book series. It’s the Chronicles of the Kings series by Lynn Austin. They are about King Hezekiah in Judah and I’m loving the writing, the stories, the characters, the lessons and insights quite a lot so far.
  • We’ve rented a couple of movies lately, after finishing up Season 3 of Alias at Netflix. We’ve had three hits and one miss. Hits: Arsenic and Old Lace (classic with Cary Grant), GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra (we thought it was fun!), and The Proposal (predictable, but cute and a good ending). The Miss: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (with Matthew McConaughey, he had an awful character and I just didn’t enjoy it, not enough good to counteract the bad).
  • I’ve finally gotten my pansies planted. And I want more, but do not want to plant them. I’m ready for perennials and evergreens, everywhere! :)
  • Had my first cup of apple cider tonight. Wish it was cooler, but I’ll take what I can get. Up soon, some hot cocoa :D
  • My fantasy football team is horrible. I hate to sound like a poor loser, but it’s just no fun losing all the time and being humiliated week after week. Quite the downer.
  • Our Saints are still winning, albeit not as convincingly as before. 9-0 is unheard of for our team, but we’re loving it!
  • Spending too much time farming at Farmville on Facebook. I thought this fad would have passed by now and I would have moved onto something else, but no, still enjoying it :)
  • I need new shoes. But I HATE to go shoe shopping. Hate it, loathe it, detest it. I wish I could live my life in tennis shoes. Or flip flops. But they don’t look right with my church clothes or most of my casual clothes :(