Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ten on Tuesday.

1. The thermometer has hit seventy-five already today, and we are practically sweating. Must get the boxes of summer clothes out today.

2. On Mother's Day the kids thought I needed to be woken up and celebrated at six a.m. Daddy sent them back to bed and they made it until 6:40. Must be more specific next year: On Mother's Day, do not wake Mommy up. At all.

3. They were pretty cute with their homemade cards and kisses, though, so I wasn't upset. (Just tired.) It was a lovely day with breakfast in bed, reading the (whole) paper while I drank my coffee, gifts, a run.

4. Perhaps the best part was getting to spend some of it with my own Mom; I don't remember the last time I could do that.

5. For dinner on Mother's Day, I got my favorite grilled chicken, which I had marinated the night before - here's the recipe that I'm sure someone passed on to me, but I can't remember who: 1/4 cup cider vinegar, 6 tablespoons olive oil, 1 1/2t. salt, cracked pepper, the juice of half a lemon, the juice of a lime, 3 smashed cloves of garlic, and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Marinate overnight and grill. Sheer perfection.

6. There is chicken for dinner tonight, too - curry chicken in the crockpot, recipe courtesy of my good friend Michelle.

7. Our poor garden hasn't been planted yet because it hasn't had a chance to dry out. It's just a big mud pit.

8. Currently reading You Know When the Men Are Gone, which is engrossing. As in, last night I truly tuned everything out while reading.

9. Two weeks until the Laughrey's come to visit!

10. Speaking of those guys, Happy Birthday, Katie!


jody said...

So...what are your thoughts on having a football stadium built in your backyard?

Samantha said...

Um, hello???? Curry chicken in the slow cooker??? Recipe, please. :)

You should be really glad your kids gave you as long as you did on Mother's Day. Mine were both in bed with me before 6, with Caroline whispering "mommy don't you want to wake up and open your gifts?" every 5 seconds. :)

Cathy Bolander said...

I too would like the curry chicken recipe. And I'm glad you had a nice Mother's Day!

pakosta said...

it was 93 and HUMID here today! had to turn on the AC! and it's soooo wet here too. ICK!!!