Sunday, January 23, 2011

My week in review

I spent a week down in Chico. I did lots of stuff that was NOT online. I got yarn. I did NOT see snow. I saw real RAIN, that drenched things (and got my car clean). 

I got to have lunch with two dear friends from high school that I have not seen, well... I think since high school!! The wonderful part was that even though it's been 20 years, it was like we'd just seen each other the day before. Ironically, it was Facebook that allowed us to get back in touch only in the last year. How I love Facebook for that! Debbie & Deanna, I love you guys!! (I do not love my double chin though...)
We got to BBQ with some good friends at their house and while we were there I made their daughter a hat. I later had to make scarves for their boys as well because I felt bad about leaving them out.
On the way back up the hill Thursday last week, I finally made a point of take a picture of:

Skunk Cow!!!

Every time in the last 6 months that I've gone down to Chico, as well as on my way back, I've seen this cow and always told myself, "the next time I come by here, I WILL stop and take a picture." But alas, something always prevented it - such as I'd forget... or the cows would be hiding..... or it'd be raining. Not this time though. I made a point of stopping and getting a couple shots of this one in a million tails!

I've also been playing catchup with people's posts on Facebook. Most everything was the usual stuff - what happened at work, driving home, the kids, pets etc. Most of the time I don't pay any attention to the links people post unless it's their own stuff. However, I was intrigued by a post that said, "Badassness of yummy foods that we all need to make." It took me to a Stumbleupon link to a page called Foodgawker

Having few other vices in life, anything that proclaims to have badass food has my undivided attention. And Dustin, I am ever so grateful that you posted that link. My dilemma now is that I can't decide what to make first... I'm really leaning toward these garlicky-baked-fries. After all, how can you go wrong when garlic and potatoes are involved??? 

We also came home to our first box from ThredUp - and it really really was stuffed and bulging. While LD was thrilled with EVERY piece of clothing in the box, one item has his undivided attention. He even wants to sleep in it!!

This sweatshirt is awesome.... even before we get to the part where the bones glow in the dark!

Friday I turned around and went grocery/household shopping in Reno. Left at 9am in 30 degrees, got home at 3:45 and 40 degrees and took 2 hours to put everything away. I had to make three trips into each Walmart and WinCo to get everything we needed. Every time I go I dread it, because it's an all day event. But, I also remember that I only go every 6 to 8 weeks. 

I've also gotten 4 of the 5 gifts completed for my Pay it Forward pledge! 

All in all, a great week, full of accomplishments and fun. This is what life should be like all the time.

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