I'm running a little behind this week. I started this post last night, but was too tired & unfocused to finish it. And now I'm trying to get it done before I need to get to bed (early, since I have a very early start tomorrow).
Watching: Well, at the moment Monday Night Raw is on--background noise for me, but J is watching it. It's scary how much I've picked up by association. =) J fully admits, it's basically a soap opera for guys. I'm a little afraid to admit that my girls can recognize a remarkable number of wrestlers just by their theme music.
Reading: 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam. I was inspired to read it after reading my friend Anandi's review--which you can check out here. I'm not done yet, so I'll have to report back on what I think of it next week. But I figure it's worth reading, since I'm trying to manage my time/life better.
Listening: Nothing special. I've got a playlist of upbeat songs to get me--and sometimes the girls--moving. One of the ones they really like is You Should Be Dancing, thanks to Despicable Me. I got some other Bee Gees songs, thinking they'd like them, but I get complaints when I play anything else.
Making: The main thing this week was scones. For the end of the week, I made some for the girls--Triple Chocolate, at G's request. This particular KAF recipe doesn't call for freezing them like a lot of the others do, but I did it anyway. I mixed up the dough and shaped the scones on Wednesday night, then popped them in the freezer. That made it easy to bake them off on Thursday morning. I made scones again Friday morning to take to work, though I only froze them for about 30 minutes while I showered. Those were savory, with cheddar cheese and scallions. I tweaked the recipe a bit, by subbing a little cornmeal for some of the AP flour. I was also lazy and used my #16 disher to make round scones, instead of making triangles or squares.
Ooh, and I made ice cream on Sunday, too. Jeni's Salty Caramel. I crumbled up some Biscoff cookies, being sure to leave some larger pieces, and layered them in with the ice cream as I packed it into its freezer container. I was going for something similar to Haagen Dazs Spiced Caramel Biscuit. I enjoyed that flavor, but thought it needed more, bigger pieces of cookies. And I always like salted caramel better than unsalted.
Feeling: Sore. I went and got a massage yesterday, and had my massage therapist work on my lower back and right hip. Not surprising that they were bothering me, since I was standing and running around all day on Friday. (When the 1st of the month & Friday coincide, things are really crazy in banking.) I've been trying to get better about getting a massage on a regular basis. As long as I schedule my next appointment before I leave, I do okay. My goal is to go every couple of weeks; any less and I undo all of the good that was done before I go in for another session. Sure, it's a little expensive, but I don't spend a lot of other money on myself. And it's kind of a healthcare expense, right?
Planning: I should be planning for my trip, but I'm too busy with work right now to think all that much about it. I did tell the girls that I'm going out of town that weekend, and that they'd have to keep their father out of trouble. G thinks for some reason that it's totally hilarious to ask me to bring her back a saxophone as a souvenir. (Your guess is as good as mine where that came from.)
Loving: Spending some time with my girls this weekend. Nothing big, but we had lunch out together at Blue Baker in Austin. Then we went to a book fair at Barnes & Noble, benefiting the girls' elementary schools. As if we need an excuse to buy books... =)
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