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...
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
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!
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 :)