I didn’t forget! I swear! Yesterday and Today have been bizarre days to say the least. My project for yesterday was another food project but I didn’t get started on it until after 8:00 last night.
Richie and I decided to go to Little Rock yesterday to do some clothes shopping for the upcoming school year. Monday was our first “teacher day” of the year. We don’t have to go back again until next Tuesday but when we do we are in it for the long haul so Monday was a stark reminder of why we look forward to summer break and that it was once again coming to an end!
So after hitting the gym we hit a few highly-overpriced boutique stores and then the mall. We grabbed lunch at BlueCoast Burrito where I DEVOURED a Veggie Burrito! YUM! I had to pick up something at Micheal’s for my day 5 bit of creativity and then we stopped at Sam’s Club. We also needed to stop by Walmart to pick up a tube for my bicycle tire and some canning jars. We finally made it home around 5.
Did I mention that after a summer of unseasonably cold temperatures(80’s) and amounts of rain for Arkansas that we finally hit upper 90’s with typical high humidity? Well it was a scorcher and I was ready for the pool when we got home. I spent about an hour floating around before it was time to get out and take care of my farm chores and fix my bike.
Well it turns out the problem with my bike is the actual tire and not the tube so that project is tabled until I can get to a bike shop! It was just after 8 when I finally went inside to relax. And then I remembered 30 Days of Creativity/Trying something new and realized I had yet to do anything for the day.
I wracked my brain and all I could come up with was Zucchini Bread. I know, LAME! But I have 4 HUGE Zucchini left over from the farmer’s market that I need to use. So I perused the internet and found a suitable recipe for two loaves which called for TWO CUPS of grated Zucchini. I thought “GREAT, this’ll get rid of my Zucchini!” HA! Think again! My huge zucchini are so huge that ONE alone yielded 3CUPS OF SHREDS!!!! Yeah! So now what?
Well I made the bread and threw in the extra cup of shreds which proved to be fine. The bread is delicious. I ate a piece last night and one for breakfast. I froze the extra loaf. But now the dilemma is what to do with the 3 remaining gigantic zucchini!
But my night didn’t end there. I’m finally relaxing on the couch and there is NOTHING on TV! Finally Richie puts it on the WE network which is airing some bizarro show about Mail Order Brides. The show end and a new episode comes on this time about “Free Love”. TOTALLY WACKO! Had to be the weirdest thing I have ever watched!
Anyway, 12:00 rolled around and it seemed like going to sleep was the thing to do. Only when I got in bed I couldn’t sleep. The moon was full and right outside my window and even with the shade down it was seemingly light enough to read a book. After tossing and turning for and hour I went into the living room to sleep on the couch. I watched a rerun of Friends and two reruns of That 70’s Show only it was the dumb ones after Eric leaves. Finally around 2:30 I got back into bed.
5 seconds after I fell asleep I was awoken by my dog Lily nudging at my feet. Now here is the thing about Lily. She HATES thunderstorms. But as long as she is inside and not out in the storm she is content UNLESS there happens to be a Tornado Warning. She is like our own personal Doppler radar unit! Seriously, every time I wake up with her nudging my feet there is a warning.
The satellite was already on the fritz from the torrential rain so I pulled up the Weather Channel App on Richies iPhone and discover that there where TWO Tornado Warnings piggybacking our area until 4 AM! SO, I am back out of bed, gathering pillows and blankets to put in the bathroom, consoling, the dogs and cats, looking for shoes and flashlights, and trying to convince my husband to get out of bed and come “cuddle/huddle” in the tiny bathroom with me. He opts to stay in bed stating that he should have time to make it to the bathroom if he starts to hear the ROAR! MEN! So I “cuddle/huddle” with the cat and play games on Richies iPhone until just after 4 when the storm finally slows down. I crawl into bed now realizing that it is Farmers Market day and I have to get up at 5:50!
At 5 am I am awoken once again to torrential rains and thunder. Lily isnt at the foot of the bed so I figure I am okay so I toss and turn until the alarm goes off at 5:50. I shut it off and decide to lay in bed for two more minutes. Well as you can imagine that didnt happen and I didnt wake up again until 10:54!
I’ve missed the market, I slept horrible and I cant breath. I decide to go blog about day 4 when I come in to find that DSL is down due to widespread power outages in most of the state. So instead I veg on the couch for a few hours.
And that brings me to now! I know I live such a sad pitiful life! My camera battery is dead so I have no pictures yet of the Zucchini Bread (day 4) or of my wine glass charms which are the project for day 5.
I knew all of you mysterious people out there in cyberland were just dying to know what happened to me. I have reported and HOPEFULLY later I will be back with pictures!