2.28.2010

Sunday Randoms

Hi everyone :)

Hope you are having a good weekend. I've been in Texas this weekend having "fab five" time with my girlfriends. I'm at my parents now and hubs is helping my dad get things packed for them to move and my mom is cooking lunch. I'm not doing much of anything except thinking about taking a nap! I stayed up late both Friday and Saturday nights.

In the mean time, I thought I'd post a few random things that I was thinking...

My mom got the "shake weight".


I think she ordered it off TV after she saw it on the Ellen Show. I also think that I thought it was battery operated. It's not. Once you get it moving, it's supposed to move on it's own and take the weight of your arms to work them out. On the slip that came with the weight, there is something that reads, "IMPORTANT! HOW TO USE SHAKE WEIGHT"... well, it lists about 5 sentences of info. The last sentence reads "the faster you move it, the more intense the workout will become". Isn't that how most exercise workouts work? haha. That made me laugh. Oh, it comes with a DVD to watch as well, hmm.

I think I should try it. My arms have become quite plump with pregnancy. Fat storage.

My parents have things spread all over the house as the are moving. In my room, I came across this little guy....It was the first thing I ever sewed. No, I don't remember how to sew though I do want to learn again. I had thing for cute froggy stuff when I was younger. I think he will belong to Cohen. He had a name..but I'll have to think to remember what it was.

When hubs and I were leaving town Friday, I checked the mail and my sister in law left me this necklace...
Isn't is cute? Can you guess what my wish will be? That's probably an easy question.


When I was getting the necklace picture off my phone, this one was next to it. Last week, I ran into Hobby Lobby to grab some goodie bags for work. These cute oversized polka dota mugs caught my eye. I was thinking, you know I'll probably need to be drinking coffee of something that size once Cohen arrives as I prepare myself to live in at hospital 24/7...but I mostly thought how cute would he be photographed in one of them..... I might purchase one.

My mom is making some yummy sounding things for lunch. I'm not sure how hungry I am as I ate NON stop all weekend. When dinner time rolled around, I was still full from lunch. Talk about stuffing yourself. Yesterday, I got to to eat at two places I love and had not been in a while.

After dinner last night, my mom ran to the store to get some crawfish. She wanted to make Crawfish Etouffee today. Well, since she is packing her recipes are already in boxes. So, she came across one online she is going to try...

Crawfish Etouffee

Ingredients:
1/2 cup roux
*1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped bell pepper
1 small can diced rotel tomatoes
2 cups water
3 lbs of cleaned crawfish meat
1 tsp. each salt, pepper, garlic powder
dash of cayenne
1 cup finely chopped green onion tops for garnish

Directions:
Make a roux by browning "slowly" in a small iron skillet ...1/4 cup oil and 1/4 cup flour until it is dark brown. Do not rush this. Add chopped white onions and bell pepper. Next add rotel tomatoes, water and seasoning. Stir very well over medium high heat. Cover and reduce to low and simmer for about 15 minutes. Add crawfish tail meat.... and raise heat to a slow boil. Cook for about 5 to 10 minutes. Take off the heat , Cover and let set while you cook a pot of white rice. (About 3 cups of raw rice, 6 cups water, salt, and butter )Serve over the 'cooked' white rice and garnish each bowl with green onion. This is so good with garlic bread and potato salad or cole slaw. I like to offer hush puppies also. A lemon pie makes a good desert with this dish. Ohhhh yiyi!

Created By:
Mawmaw, Annie Ledet

She got the recipe here. I don't know if I'll be eating it but if I do, I'll let you know what I think and perhaps post a pic.

Oh, lovely, my friend Whitney just called to let me know I had left my purse. Hubs came to pick me up this morning from my girlfriend's house after "girl's weekend". I was just CERTAIN I had everything. Really, Megan?! Your purse?

I will do a weekend post soon. The fab five loves to take pictures so we tried to take the majority with one camera because we knew we could all have the picture. Once, I get the pics, I will post :) It was so nice to be with my girls and try to keep my mind off things! It was a happier time!

happy sunday :)

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21 comments :

  1. Those cups are adorable!!!! And I really want to try that recipe...it sounds so good!

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  2. Hoping your having a good time with the girls...I would def. get the cup, he would look so cute in one! :)

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  3. PS, that shake weight is hilarious!!! Let us know if it works! ha ha!

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  4. I've been wondering if/how that shake weight works...b/c you know I like a workout that requires no physical activity on my part! ;-)

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  5. Hi beautiful girl! Glad to hear you're doing well in Dallas.

    That shake weight is so funny! You'll have to let us know if it works.

    {hugs!}

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  6. Thanks for the recipe! I have been thinking about you nonstop. I hope you are enjoying your time with your family and resting. Thinking about you and praying for you nonstop!

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  7. Hi Megan, my name is Dana Schneider and I had a friend email me your blog. I am the mother of 8-month old heart-baby, Tanner. Tanner was born July 2nd with Transposition of the Greater Vessels, and a VERY large hole in his heart (VSD), along with a couple of other defects. I live in Houston so there was no question about where we would go. We were transfered to TCH-Houston via ambulance where we stayed for over a month. Tanner had his surgery two surgeries. One at a week and a half and the major one at 3 weeks. After reading your posts, I'm assuming the surgeon you are speaking of in Houston is Dr. Frasier. HE IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD!!!!!

    Please email me so I can talk to you about some other things and be of any help that I can. My email is dana@systemnt.net

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  8. I am dying for a shake weight... just because it looks hilarious on Ellen. Glad you had a fun girls' weekend - can't wait to see pics!!

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  9. I love those polka dot mugs! Did you sew that frog?? I'm impressed.

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  10. yep.. you're pregnant forgetting your purse!! i left my car keys in the car door all weekend and couldn't figure out why i couldn't find them! hubs had to find them for me!! i swear i'm losing my mind...

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  11. Those mugs are so cute!! I've been praying for you and baby Cohen daily!

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  12. Hi, i came over from Sweet Simplicity. It's nice to meet ya!

    I'm 26 too and love Crawfish Etouffee! A friend of mine made it for us one time and it was sooo good!

    The frog is cute! That's impressive!

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  13. I love the idea to have pictures taken of Cohen in a little mug like that! Too cute. Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

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  14. That is so sweet that your mom kept your first sewing project... it is adorable! And the necklace... precious!
    ~Jennifer
    http://www.studiojru.com/

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  15. Sounds like a wonderful weekend....So glad to have a little blog hopping time....enjoyed your blog tonight.....

    Teresa

    http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/

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  16. GREAT POST! Sounds like a great weekend!!! ;)

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  17. We don't have a hobby lobby where I live-wish I did! You always find the cutest things there-I love those polka dot mugs! Too cute!

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  18. love the cups and i love the ones with crowns on them above! haha : ) I have wanted to see this shake weight thing, the commercial cracks me up.

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  19. love mugs and I saw that shakie weight.. thought about getting it.. cant wait for lunch next week! always thinking about you and praying for you:) muah

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