There are creatures living in our stove vent.
Baby birds have taken up residence so that every time I cook I feel like Snow White. Our backyard is like a scene out of Bambi. I knew there were deer ‘round these parts but we also have:
Your requisite squirrels
A groundhog named Chester* who lives under the shed
Birds (in the oven vent and elsewhere)
A fox named Lefty*
* I had no part in naming these animals.
Dave’s kids used to have a hamster (no longer) and a guinea pig (no longer) and a Golden Retriever named Genevieve (who is alive and well and curled up sleeping near me – I like her a lot). I’m iffy on rodents you see.
I mean…I am not someone who would like to give a mouse a cookie. I don’t want to be nice to mice.
($10 if you got the Ally Sheedy reference)
SIDENOTE: Speaking of Ally Sheedy – I am reading If You Were Here by Jen Lancaster right now. If you ever liked or enjoyed a John Hughes movie it’s pretty much a must read.
I simply don’t like critters. These birds are freaking me out a little to say the very least.
So – let’s see what else is new. I am trying to find shoes to match the bridesmaid’s dresses. Did I show you the dresses? They are kind of hard to see in this picture. They have spaghetti straps and pockets (!!!) I kind of want one myself. They’re dark blue but not exactly navy or royal.
Plus ummm….Dave reads this blog.
This is the current shoe contender. They have a heel but are not too high. They come in a size Mora could wear. I am not loving any silver shoes but these are the best of the bunch. I think they could be cute but we’ll have to see. PS: Any ideas or shoe suggestions would be welcome in the comments. :)
There’s Zumba tonight. I weigh in again on Thursday. I don’t think I’ve gained anything but I’ve not lost much either. :( I might take a break from going to M because it’s less helping and more hindering me at this point. This whole wedding planning thing comes with weird pressure. It’s all good – it’s full of people wanting to do nice things for me – but I don’t know. I’m a tad bit stressed.
I’m also perpetually sad. It’s been months since we lost my dad and I still can’t quite believe he’s really not here anymore. It’s not consciously constant yet it’s always there. Yesterday I went to the supermarket to pick up a few things. They had rhubarb in the produce section.
My father was slightly quirky – as am I – I am fully aware. He often would just be sitting around and ask us inane questions such as “So Kristen. What do you think they’ll do with the rhubarb this year?”
When I was younger I had no idea what rhubarb even was. Once I learned what it was I would reply with all sorts of preparations. It’s a stupid little thing but when I saw those red celery-esque stalks yesterday I really missed him. :(
Last night I did not take pictures as I made turkey chili and it wasn’t too exciting. Tonight I’m taking (kinda) the easy way out by making meat sauce (homemade) and cheese ravioli (not homemade). I’ve also made some bread to go along with it.
Have I mentioned how much I love having the ability to work from home?
I caught up on some On Demand stuff last night/this morning. Oh man. Friday Night Lights – such a fantastic show. Real Housewives of NJ – what a train wreck. I forgot it was the new season of The Bachelorette last night. Tim – you give Long Island a bad name. Bentley – you’re a scumbag. Mask Guy – WTF?
Dave – I am forever thankful I will never have the want or need to go on a show like that. :)