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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My first RTT of the year!!!!

Seriously, I can't believe it's Tuesday already! Randomness to start the New Year! Huzzah!


*I've already broken 2 of my NY resolutions. Drat. And no, I'm telling what they were.

*What do you think dogs do while their owners are away? Do they have a concept of time? I know they're happy when we get home, but I often wonder if they think "Whew, it's about time they left, they were really getting on my nerves" when we leave the house.

*Is it wrong that I'm ridiculously excited that Indy and Mr. HH have cub scouts tonight, leaving me a whole hour to myself?

*Indy had to get x-rays of his innards today (he's okay) and thought it was the coolest thing ever.

*We're studying northern Europe in hs this week. Did you know that North and South Holland are actually provinces in the Netherlands? They are not a country. What's with those Dutch anyway? They call their country the Netherlands, but call themselves Dutch. Shouldn't they be "Netherlanders" or something?

*Somehow Switzerland got tossed into the unit with northern Europe. Someone should check their geography. I'm just saying. I can't really complain though, because as part of our "cultural study" we've had Dutch Gouda and Swiss chocolate all in one day. Yum!

*I hate the gym after the new year. It's so crowded and treadmills are like gold. Fortunately, by Feb all those resolution people will have drifted off and things will go back to normal.

*My doctor upped my dosage of the new happy pills today. Huzzah. BTW, I'm down 4 pounds since he switched my medicine, which considering I spent a week in France eating my weight in cheese and bread and THEN got slammed by the holidays is awesome. It's like a holiday miracle.

*Mr. HH's birthday is Sunday. I'm throwing him another party. Has he ever thrown me a party? No. No he has not. I need a wife.

*On Friday, as part of our studies we're supposed to do raclette for dinner. I should probably start researching that, huh? We have a raclette grill, but I've never used it before. I've just sent an email to Anne and hope she can help me with the cheese.

*I feel so out of sorts! Have the holidays off from hsing really wiped me out and now I can't get back in the groove.

*All our Christmas stuff is scattered everywhere. It's terrible.


*Why is it that they put the Valentine's stuff out 3 days after Christmas? I told Mr. HH, I didn't want any 3 days after Christmas chocolates in February.

*I'm waiting for the FAA to declare that all fliers must now go commando. Explosives in the underwear? What if it went off early or just burned you? OUCH. Idiot.

*Wouldn't want to make the animals sick with all our trans-fats, would we?


Allison said...

Wait Wait wait... you got a WHOLE HOUR to yourself tonight? Awesome! I'm so envious, um, I mean, happy for you.

Yankee Girl said...

I stay far far away from the gym in January. I cannot handle dealing with all the gym-rat wannabees. I am much happier doing a video at home during the first month of the year.

Cole said...

I loved when oldest kiddo was in cub scouts! That hour of freedom was awesome! But he got bored with the den here and my free time is no more.

Courtney said...

That sign is so funny!! And you're right about the gym, they will slowly fade away!

The Crazy Coxes said...

I don't think it's wrong to dream of an empty house! Not at all!

Bad timing for your husband's birthday. Aren't you partied out?

I'm coming over for your raclette party.

Happy Tuesday!

sbux said...

Raclette is delicious!
We had it for New Years Eve.
So yummy!
And I think you couldn't do anything wrong there.
There is special Raclette cheese, yes, but you also can use "normal" cheese.
That's what we did.

Those people with explosives in their underwear?
If they get to the point where they decide to bring explosives on a plane, I think they don't care anymore about getting burned by it.
If they think they could get out alive from a plane they just blew up, they are idiots anyway.
By the way, I read that those body scanners wouldn't have detected the stuff in the undies of this wacko from Detroit anyways...

I love that sign!
Those animals seem to have a sensitive stomach. *lol*

Laurie said...

Speaking of old chocolate....Two weeks ago I opened a Hershey Kiss and there was a maggot on it...At least I think it was a maggot, a little white thing that wiggled. Thank God I saw it...I've been off chocolate ever since, so maybe I should write Hershey a "Thank You" letter?

I am Harriet said...

There are a lot of Valentines stuff in the stores.

Have a great Random Tuesday.

essie said...

raclette-best thing after fondue!!!
get yum yum fresh baguette, small red potatoes,the raclette cheese from Real or Familla Center (already packaged to sell in the fridge cheese section) and a reaaaallly good salami.

bake the potatoes until just about soft,then take them out and slice them up, 1.5 inches or so wide...they can roast on the top of the grill (yuummmmmy!)

slice the bread diagonally (to make the most of a slice)

sliver off the salami-it's the taste touch that makes the cheese pop!

melt the cheese and pour it over the sliced bread and potato, add the sliver of salami, great wine and you are good to go!!!

i have friends who raclette all winter long-they cook up everything and pour that melted cheese on top...delish!!

okay-enough, i'm hungry now!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

ROTFL at that sign...sooo funny!!! I love having an hour to's almost better than cake.

Jenny said...

Awesome RTT! Very glad to hear that Indy is okay. Good luck with your dinner, I think it's great that you include cuisine with your home schooling culture lessons. And how true about the Dutch. I bet you are learning tons. I'm ashamed sometimes, by how much I use to know and have forgotten. I cross my fingers that they have excellent teachers, because the day one of them comes home and needs trigonometry explained to them I'm in trouble!

otin said...

Don't you cherish those hours alone?

You know what I have learned doing RTT's? I have learned that my reading comrehension sucks!lol

I always wondered about that Netherlands name. It sounds very derogatory when you say you are from the Netherlands. It is like talking about sex and saying that you want to explore the nether regions!

Julie from Momspective said...

That's why I never resolve to do anything :)

Anonymous said...

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Captain Dumbass said...

An hour alone? Magic. I love that sign.

JennyMac said...

xrays of innards? Glad he is ok but that sounds scary.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I hope the party goes well!!!! And hey.. resolutions are usually meant to be broken!

Anonymous said...

hahaha. that picture is SO funny! I love it. Also, I love what your headline says "Life is too short for ugly shoes" LOVE IT! I am gonna get that made on a plaque to hang over my shoe closet!

Emily said...

You know, I found your random thoughts so inspiring...

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

Happy New Year!

LOL at the random animal sign! So funny. All of my holiday transfat would prob make a bear/lion/very hungry prarie dog EXTRA sick. Makes sense to me.

Thanks for the laugh!

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

That would be prairie dog ... I can spell, I promise. The OCD in me had to correct. (Working on that issue in the new year ...)

Sarah said...

I had the same comments about all the extra folks at the gym. Grumble grumble.

It's John's bday on Sunday as well. Happy B-day to your hubby!

BeautifulWreck said...

I could be a tasty snack for some wild beasts with all this flesh on my bones. Great RTT.

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