Thursday, September 04, 2008

Random Thoughts on a Gustav-y Thursday

This is my first week as a stay-at-home mom again, just doin' my stay-at-home mom thing.

I am so happy.

Sam came in the kitchen the other night and said, "Mom! What's that smell??" I said, "I don't know, what do you smell?" He sniffed and said, "I'm not sure but I think it's FOOD. It's been awhile, but yeah, I think that's what it is."

He's so precious. Takes after his father, that boy.


Okay, so I'm watching the Today show this morning when I hear that New Kids on the Block will be performing. So...I finish up my chores in the kitchen so I can be free to check this out. Now, I'm not a former NKotB fan like my little sister was (the girl literally wallpapered her room with posters from magazines - no kidding, ask my mom) but I'm still curious. Or at least, I was.

Don't get me wrong, the guys have talent. They can sing and they can dance. But they are trying way too hard to be a boy band. They aren't boys anymore - they're men. Plain and simple. They need to be dancing the foxtrot and wearing orthopedic shoes, for cryin' out loud! Not doing choreographed dances like other boy bands who are actually comprised of BOYS.

They seem to have a pretty rabid following once again, so I guess it's working for them, but to this 35 year old mom, it seems just kinda sad.


I just baked banana bread.

Next I'm going to iron the curtains I just washed.

Hold me. I'm scaring myself.


Does anyone know of any good websites for easy, family-friendly menus and recipes? I have a notoriously picky family who won't eat strange things like, oh.....anything with a vegetable in it or anything that a vegetable might've ever come in contact with. (Or anything that ends in a preposition.) And it 's not just my children - my husband is picky, too. It's frustrating as all get out.

Our usuals are: spaghetti, hamburgers, chicken in any form - nuggets, strips, fries, patties, pork chops, chili, hot dogs. They won't even eat soup. I heart soup! I love to make a big pot of soup or stew and eat it for every meal for several days. I also love meatloaf - they hate it. Chicken or beef and noodles? They refuse to even look at it. Okay, as if you needed any more evidence as to their weirdness - NOT ONE of my chidlren even likes mashed potatoes. Yeah.

So if you know of a good site with eatable food for picky families or if you personally have a proven recipe.....PLEASE SEND IT ALONG. You can comment or email me (theredneckdiva [at] gmail) and I will love you forever. I'll name a kitten after you or something.


I used to watch Regis and Kathie Lee all the time, before Kelly Rippa came along and made it Regis and Kelly (duh), but Kathie Lee on Today....nope, not workin' for me.


While the speech and the woman herself are inspiring, it's going to take more than a pit bull analogy to make me wear lipstick.


We went through winter clothes last night to see what still fits or doesn't fit from last year. It was a toss-up as to which article caused the most laughter - the overalls that Ab put on that hit right about mid-shin or the pajama pants on Sam that uhm....defined a couple of things.


I watch DIY Network all afternoon now that I'm home. Well, let me rephrase that - the TV is on DIY all afternoon, but I'm not glued to it or anything. You know, just in case Paul or one of his friends happen to read this post....

Anyway, I have decided that I am going to paint every inch of panelling in this house. The 70's are gone and so should be all the panelling.



Shannon said...

OHMY! I subbed 5th yesterday, 4th today and I have 2nd tomorrow. Thought you would enjoy that tidbit of info....LOL

My family is picky too. My husband and son won't eat mashed potatoes either. I love them!! My husband won't eat anything with sour cream, ricotta or cottage cheese in it. So our lasagna is really exciting..

Paneling is so much fun to paint, let me tell ya! We have every square inch of our house paneled and I have the kitchen, our bedroom and a little bit of the living room left to paint. BLAH! A big tip: use a good primer like KILZ before painting. It looks so good painted tho!

I miss seeing you everyday! :(

Anonymous said...

You. Will. Not. Paint. Paneling. You hear me? What's next? Painting brick? Stonework? Hardwood Flooring? Blasphemy! Madness! leave it alone you HGTV watching harlot!

Stewed Hamm said...

If you want to get sneaky about vegetables, then start putting corn and black beans into your chili. Call it "Santa Fe" style, and drown the bastard in sour cream. If that goes over, you can slowly increase the amount of tomatoes and onions you include... maybe even cut loose and throw a diced red pepper too.

Hold me back, I'm cookin' like a man with nothin' left to lose!!

Anonymous said...

I don't know if you've ever seen "The Soup" on E!, but last Friday they ran some performance footage of the Old Kids on The Block. They were singing their song about "being your boyfriend." The Soup's host, Joel, then broke into the same song adding,

"If I can't get a sitter, then I can't be your boyfriend....maybe we can just bring them along...get them some mac and cheese...they like it!"

It was hilarious. I was never a big fan, but seeing how old THEY are reminds me how OLD I am!

Trish from Wisconsin

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