Well, life does indeed go on. I've been reading some blogs, but not really wanting to write my own this past while. I've been very busy with work commitments as of late, and since we were running the roads earlier this month, we've been homebodies apart from going to work and back.
Winter continues, of course. We had some freezing rain, though not as much as some areas. My daughter texted from the city she is in and described the ice that she saw there. Today we are under yet again some sort of weather advisory. Snow fall I believe this one is.
Yup, still winter. New snow is coming down, but not thick at the moment.
To interrupt myself, I just have to say that I think you get what you pay for when it comes to technology. I have had to restart this delightful little laptop in order to get anything to work while I have been typing this. Does anyone else ever have problem with their cursor (arrow pointy thingy on the screen)? Mine jiggles and jumps and then lands on some other spot and then when I type, it ends up putting words in the wrong spot. It sometimes has a huge delay, while I wait for it to respond. UHHHGGGGG! This is an inexpensive Asus computer. It is being a pain in the Asus these days!
Alright, to continue... being as it's Sunday, I'm the first one up, which I love. It also means that I am usually greated by this:
Opposite porches. They still don't really get along, although Scooter the Cat with No Tail would be fine with being friends, Sampson will have none of it.
You would think the older and wiser of the two gets to the cat food first, but no, Sampson waits while Scooter eats. There are two bowls, but there is no way he will eat beside Scooter. After breakfast comes the usual bath time ritual.
They are in two separate rooms having their baths. Which was working out fine until Scooter finished his cleaning first and proceeded to go into the living room, take a running jump to the back of the above chair and then onto Sampson's head. I get why Sampson doesn't like him. Sometimes he can be an arse.
Last night, I made a very healthy meal. I'm still doing My Fitness Pal where I am putting in all my meals and it calculates my calories. I'm also exercising much more and it is paying off. I've lost 13 pounds from my heaviest at Christmas time. Woo hoo! Anyway, the idea was sautéed vegetables (mushrooms, red onion, red and orange peppers),
it looks pretty, doesn't it? And I broiled this very flat, skinny piece of butterflied marinating outside round...
It looks big, but it is very thin. I put it in a ziplock bag with some soy sauce first. I was going to cut the beef into strips and then put everything over a bed of arugula. This is what we did, but I totally left the beef too long. It was tough and tasteless. To this day, I still cook beef too long. Probably it should have been under the broiler for just a few minutes. We threw a little feta cheese on top and it was still edible, but not the healthy gastronomical delight I was hoping for. And I forgot to take a picture of the finished product, of course.
I'll wrap things up with a funny picture, at least in my family's eyes. My husband has a "uniform" for working. Not the work that he goes to everyday and gets paid to do, but working here at home, whether it is in the shop, outside, renovating, whatever. He wears old jeans and a standard issue grey t-shirt. Always the grey t-shirt. He has many grey t-shirts in various states of disrepair. He also often sleeps in a grey t-shirt. This is a sneaky picture I took of husband and daughter in a city Walmart. She's playing along because she realizes this is hilarious. He is very excited about a "screamin' deal" on grey t-shirts and is deciding between two shades of grey (like it matters).
And that's about it around here. Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone.