Monday, May 11, 2009

Long Time No Post

I think, for the first time since the foundation of my blog, I have gone 10 days straight without posting a single thing. Whoa. That's a whole week, and then some. What in the world is up with that? Well, I'm embarrassed to admit that I don't really have a good reason.

To be honest, work has slowed down so significantly with the conclusion of tax season, that it has resulted in tons of extra free time on my hands. You'd think that the spare time would result in endless blog posts; I would, too, but apparently not. What has actually occurred, is I have gotten so efficient at distracting myself with various things to stay awake busy, that I have consequently distracted myself from my own blog on accident. Shame, shame.

But really, you haven't been missing out on much. Life's been pretty slow around the Mehaffey Manor lately. I've picked up the Harry Potter series again. (For the third time. Or is it the fourth?) The 6th movie comes out this summer, and I need a refresher, not to mention needing to prepare myself for actually viewing some of the most intense plot points in the whole Potter storyline. Brad and I always go to the midnight showing of the HP movies. We've never missed one, and I'm so very anxious for this next installment. (No, we do not dress up, much to my dismay. I'm lucky enough to even get my husband to come along!) But, if I go in there cold turkey without already having stepped back into the wizarding world, I may need to be wheeled out of the movie theater at the end of this chapter in the story, on a gurney. By all means, let's prevent yet another embarrassing theater moment.

Other than that, we've just been grilling out a lot. Weber has become a regular member of our family. Throughout our marriage, Brad and I have somehow survived without cooking. We eat out some, eat at friends' houses, and live on a steady diet of cereal, chicken strips, fish sticks, corn dogs, and mac 'n cheese. However, since Weber has joined us, our menu has drastically upgraded! We've been luxuriously dining on hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken (of all kinds), pork chops, pizza (home made, on the grill - so good!), and this weekend, Brad even tackled ribs!! We are some seriously high rollers now.

I never knew how spoiled I'd get just by having a grill. I also never knew how willing I'd be to cook if somebody else took care of the hard part - deciding what to cook! With Brad choosing the meal, and then handling the main course, it's much easier for me to whip up some side dishes. With our ribs, we had corn on the cob, baked beans, potato salad, corn bread, and even a delicious cherry cobbler dessert! Whoa! Even I'm impressed with that complete meal! If you know us at all, I know you are, too!

So, that's about all that's going on around here. I'll try to do better in the future about not getting so distracted that I forget to keep in touch with the blogosphere. Thanks for your patience.


mllsecretary said...

Rumor has it that busy people get more work done. Appears to be so in your case.

Can Brad come to my house and cook. Your current arrangement sounds perfect.

Cristin Claire said...

mmmmmmm.... I'm hungry now : (

Bryan said...

mmmmmmm. grill food. Yum. I need to get some charcoal. How'd you do the pizza. That's something I've never tried.

Meagan said..., they'll send you a new recipe by email every week, so brad can practice new stuff :) love you, you going to kari's wedding?

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