Well–I survived my Saturday without Lars and did manage to get in a bit of shopping. Nevermind that it was grocery shopping, but still–I was productive! Small accomplishments that I think should not really be accomplishments at all but I’m going to count them as such today. I also cooked dinner for tomorrow and planned out meals for the rest of the week. Has anyone else noticed how not worrying about what you’re going to have for dinner takes a WHOLE heckofalot of stress out of your day? I was over at my co-worker and friend Shelley’s house one evening and saw her list on the fridge–each day mapped out with a different dinner. I marveled at it. She also said she sought buy-in from her two boys and her husband so that they would feel ownership over the dinner, which is kind of genius so that they can’t whine about it. When I ask Lars what he wants he usually just tells me “it doesn’t matter”–but so much of cooking is about making something that people will want and like to eat. However, if Lars had his way, we’d eat BBQ Chicken Pizza and homemade macaroni and cheese every night.
I’m looking for something brainless and ridiculous to read. Think John Grisham on Chick Lit–any recommendations? My brain just can’t handle much more at this very moment.
Speaking of ways to entertain yourself–there’s a new rule in the Jensen household. We don’t really buy a whole lot of DVDs to keep on hand in the house. Sometimes I accidentally own DVDs from Blockbuster that I forget to return (think, Superbad and Disc 2 of the first season of 30 Rock). Yikes. We have a few select DVDs we have actively purchased. Mine are:
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- The Sound of Music
- Sense and Sensibility
- Teen Wolf/Teen Wolf Too Double Disc Set!!!!!
Now–Lars was none too happy when I came home with Sense and Sensibility (damn you, Target, for catching me in an impulsive buying mood!) but when he saw TW/TWT he was like “oooooh”. I mean, Teen Wolf is such a classic childhood movie of mine. I can’t tell you how many times I rented it from the ABC Video store down the street from my parents’ house. Its a wonder my parents didn’t just buy the damn thing for me. This pashion for Teen Wolf only made Lars and I discover something we had in common–a love for all things Michael J. Fox. Therefore, it was decreed that we were allowed to seek out and purchase any moving containing Michael J. Fox so that we could own the entire Michael J. Fox library. Seriously, how can you not wait to watch Back to the Future with your children? That movie is TIMELESS. Here’s a little Huey Lewis put to Back to the Future to sassify the need I know all my blog readers most likely have at this very moment.
I hope to install in my children the same respect I had for all movies Michael J. Fox plus I hope they make me listen to the movie soundtrack like I made my parents on repeat from grades 1 through mmmm my senior year in high school
PS–When I watched “Family Ties” with a passion, my parents used to always tease me about how I only watched the show for MJF. I, of course, was very coy and told them “NO–MY FAVORITE IS TINA YOTHERS”. Seriously. Who’s favorite was EVER Tina Yothers?