Monday, March 15, 2010

de ja vue



I have been the biggest blog slacker in the world.
It’s been well over a week – 10 days to be exact and the longer I let it go, the easier it is to let it go.
And that’s bad, and not what I intended to do and now I’m feeling like it’s hard to catch up.
So I won’t.

I think I’m having de ja vue.

I don’t know where to start or what to tell you...

I’ve had a few exceptionally busy weeks at work, the kind of busy where I almost slump over in my car on the way home out of pure exhaustion. I keep the radio turned off in an effort to regroup and and enjoy the silence. And once I’m home, I crash. If not sleeping, I'm being a vegetable on the couch in front of useless nighttime tv. It’s pathetic, really it is and I’m sick of work affecting my mood and my time at home and my life so much.

Home-cooked meals have been few but have lasted us for days…last weekend I made an asian meal for friends that resulted in a TON of homemade vegetable fried rice, that I forced Curtis to eat for more than one meal. Then one night late last week I felt inspired to make a Mediterranean feast of falafel, tabouli, hummos, baba ganouj, cucumber, red onion and cherry tomato salad, Israeli couscous, and of course, pita for just the two of us. Needless to say, it was too much food for two and we ended up eating it for a few days. But it was all healthy stuff, so guilt-free. That was the same night we started P90X back up. P90X, then a mediterranean feast...what could be better?

Tonight we came home and i started dinner while Curtis cleaned the bathroom for guests coming tomorrow night. I made baked eggplant parm and whole wheat spaghetti and had it all ready to go into the oven when our workout was 30 minutes from being over. So we worked out, i stuck the eggplant in the oven and ran to take a shower. My timing was impeccable and i came down, with just enough time to boil the pasta. We didn't eat at 6, not even 7, but at 8:00 we had a lovely dinner, eaten as our abs and legs quivered and it was delightful.

Now Curtis is watching some guy movie as i sit and type and think about making a decaf cappuccino.

He told me i had to blog this week. he said it makes him sad to check my blog everyday and see that i hadn't written. he may be the only one, but i love him for it.

Here's what's on my to do list for the week:

  • Work less (or at least try to be less stressed and not let work affect my homelife – which I did not do a good job of last week – sorry husband)
  • Catch up on my google reader (I’ve let it hit the 1,000 unread post mark and that's only because it's stopped counting)
  • Read Corinthians (I’ve read all the way through Romans and now I’m really inspired to finish)
  • Continue with P90X (we started it back up again late last week and now we’re committed to doing it as many nights as we can without killing ourselves)
  • Make time to knit (this is such a good stress reliever for me and I haven’t sat down to do it since Christmas-time)
  • Find some Spanish recipes (we’ve been invited to a couples cooking night at a friend’s house in a couple weeks and the theme is Spanish cuisine. So, although we cook a lot of Mexican, Spanish is another beast altogether, so I must make a trip to the library or do some research online in the next week or so…or, suggestions welcome from you if you have any – I know some of you out there are foodies!)
  • Tidy up the rest of my house for friends tomorrow night (it's the first time a few of them have been over and it would be nice if I could give them the tour sans embarrassment)
  • Blog about the little splurge that we made this weekend (and how my husband is so good to be - so much better than I deserve to be treated when I'm in a funk)
So, until i get around to blogging again, which hopefully isn't 10 days from now (it won't be, I promise), I will be enjoying Spring Forward, although the the older I get the more my body is affected by the time change. But I won't complain because I love the extra hours of sunlight. If only the rain would go away...


ednavincent said...

Paella is a fool-proof Spanish dish that I am always beside myself over. Just make sure that you cook it so it's crispy on the bottom and not mushy like risotto. White sangria made a few days before, so the fruit has time to marinate, is always excellent with it, and it's mild enough you can drink it all night (without a migraine the next day). Miss you Jess, you're my favorite blogger. We should catch up ;)


jess said...

thanks for the ideas...who is this by the way?

Amanda said...

Well, if it makes you feel any better, I read your blog! I know when you don't update for awhile! That made me sound like a creeper. Sorry. This is Amanda Brdlik, btw.

I love how you write, Jess. You make it look effortless and it's always intriguing. You have, like, cool hobbies and stuff.

I also love your blog template. Maybe one day I'll understand how to change my brackgrounds without losing my precious widgets.

Ok. Keep up the good work!

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