They've been workin' on the raaaaail roooooad

Monday, March 29, 2010

People have been working on the train behind the house everyday for a few months now. I think they figure the more noisy they are now, the less we will care about a commuter train coming through. I've made peace with the situation but we are still concerned about property values. In addition to the train, they are extending Corinth Parkway out behind our house to make it a full loop that connects to 35 on both ends. And they're putting a new industrial area on the other side of the train. Lots of changes coming!

I've been getting into a more productive groove, as far as school goes. The house suffers, but I think that's a lower priority right now. Nothing is worse than being as behind as I was in work last week!

I'm headed to San Diego tomorrow for the SITE conference. I'll be there til Friday night. I'm definitely looking forward to it, but I'm not sure how much extra time I'll have. This conference has activities in the evening, so my schedule will be pretty packed. But, hopefully we will find a little bit of sight seeing time! I've never been to California. I'd like to find a beach. We'll be on the water, but it's not a beach, it's rocks. I also need to find a good shopping area. I know they have a trolley tour. Need a cheap way to see a lot in a short amount of time. I think my coworker and I will take some time Friday to get out before our flight home. Even if I don't get out much, this is a fun conference. Heck, they have a cash bar set up at the poster sessions. LOL

Today is our 1 year TBI anniversary. We're not making a big thing of it but I can't totally ignore it either. It's been a long, important year. Lately we've been so consumed with school and work, planning vacations, figuring out how to manage my schedule, always thinking ahead about starting a family - I feel like the TBI situation defines us less and less. I am thinking one day it will barely be a blip on the radar of our lives, which is a refreshing thought.

So there ya have it. I hope everyone is doing well! :-)

A lengendary update 2 weeks in the making

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wow, I gotta admit, spring break was almost entirely a bust for me! I'm not complaining, it just wasn't anything like I expected.

We were supposed to go camping the first weekend of spring break, but the camper was all screwy, so we bailed. We're taking it to the shop this week.

I was supposed to get a lot of work done this week (you know, like work I get paid money for), but instead, I worked in the garden a few days. Luckily, I did not plant my veggies on Friday as planned so they aren't frozen right now. I think I'll wait til April...

We planned to take the boat out Thursday since we didn't get to go camping, but no, the trailer lights weren't working, the truck battery needs to be replaced, and the fuel pump on the mustang isn't working right. :-O It just wasn't meant to be.

I wanted to get a lot of school work done, too, but no. We watched Dexter and Weeds on Netflix and drank wine the whole week. Aside from the garden, this has been the single most unproductive 9 days in history.

And I don't even have a menu plan for this week. gasp!

Don't worry, I'm going to a Time Management workshop on Wednesday. Wish it would've been the week before spring break! Part 1 of my time management workshop? Don't buy box wine!

Menu Plan Monday

Monday, March 1, 2010

Menu Plan Monday @ Orgjunkie!

What we're eating this week:

Breakfast - eggs with salsa

Lunch and snacks - I have a few things on the menu for this week. Mexican Red Lentil Stew (Update! I just made that lentil stew and it is DELICIOUS! Definitely recommend) for a few days. Roasted red pepper hummus with veggie dippers (rough recipe here). Avocados. Roasted brussels sprouts, my new favorite snack.

Dinners -

Monday: Roasted whole chicken with roasted cauliflower. Leftover from last week - we ended up having pizza last night!

Tuesday: Ham and Cabbage soup with Red Bell Pepper. Still working on that ham from a couple weeks ago. This will finish it off, and we should have some leftovers for lunch.

Wednesday: Creole seasoned pork chops with tomato red bell pepper salsa. With roasted broccoli and salad.

Thursday: Leftovers with salad.

Friday: Taco Salad - taco seasoned ground turkey with spinach, red leaf lettuce, avocado, salsa, cheese, olives, and green onion.

Saturday: Grilled chicken breasts with roasted vegetables (zucchini, onion, red bell pepper, maybe broccoli)

Sunday: ?? Leftovers?

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