Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday Ramblings

Full thoughts just aren't happening tonight, so it's time for a random rambling post of what's going on in my head.  Fun, right?

MUAW HA HA!  (weak attempt at an evil, scary Halloween laugh...don't worry, I have a full week to perfect it.)

*First of all, go Texas Rangers!  In case you weren't already aware, this is the first time in franchise history that the team has made it to the World's post season history in the making.  As a hard core Red Sox fan, the game in my mind, ended on a perfect note.  And because my team is out of it and I have several friends and family in the Texas area, I'm backing them!  GO RANGERS!  (plus you just have to love Hamilton, right?)

*Apparently when I revise/edit it's important to print it out occasionally to see just how bad things are.  Why don't they look like that on my computer screen?  Chapters 1 and 2 have now been revised like, 35 times.  I just can't get them to flow right.  This whole paper vs electronic thing has me wondering about E-readers.  I wonder if there's a difference in the way we read and comprehend them in comparison with real books. 

*I made Asparagus Soup for the first time last weekend and came to this conclusion:  Buy it canned.  Less work and tastes just as good.  It seems wrong to have to cook something, put it in a food processor, and then cook it again.  Don't get me wrong, it was tasty, but just not worth the two hours of effort.  See below picture for the prettiness of my effort (and because all that time seriously needs to be documented).  Feel free to comment on how glorious it looks.

Okay, I admit it, it looks a little like pea soup of the Exorcist variety.

*I'm totally multi-tasking right now and watching the Vikings vs Packer game.  Good game, but a lot of strange calls and things.

*I have a surprise date night planned with the hubs this Friday (plans are a surprise anyway) and I'm like a giddy teenager!  I'm horrible at keeping secrets, so I'm actually quite proud of myself!  Only a few more days!

*I'm addicted to the Book Thief.  Not my usual kind of book, but it's really good. 

*Another thing I'm addicted to?  Running in the crisp fall weather...absolutely lovely.  The park near my house has a two mile loop around a lake and it's just peaceful.

*Anyone know a good place to buy petite sweatpants?  Seriously.  I have this problem every year.  I'm five foot and most petite pants are still too long.  It seems REALLY wrong to have to get sweatpants hemmed and I'm too old to pull off the "cut off" version I used to sport.

*Can you believe the holidays are around the corner???  What happened?  And what did I do this year?  And is it just me or do the stores keep putting Christmas stuff out earlier and earlier?  So strange to see Christmas stuff next to the Halloween decorations.  Don't get me wrong...I love Christmas, but come on!

Okay, only six minutes left in the game...gotta' run!

Have a good week everyone!


  1. Hey Kristi :) You won the contest over on the Operation Awesome blog. Shoot me an email with your addy and I'll get your books sent out to you :)

  2. And the Packers won. Was that good or bad for you?

  3. I love running in the fall, too.

    Yuck on that green soup. It looks like a frog who got in a fight with a food processor . . . and lost. ;)

  4. I'm sure the soup was tasty (I've only recently discovered the joys of asparagus), but it does kinda resemble some of the green things I used to feed the babies.....

  5. Michelle - Can't wait! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Alex - It was bad. ;-( Okay, well, not heartbreaking bad, just disappointing bad....I'm kind of a big Favre and Allen fan. What a strange game! How are you holding up with your crazy week last week???

    Stina - I's hideous looking, isn't it??? LOL.

    Vicki - It was definitely tasty, but not as tasty as IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN, considering the two hours I put into it. Now that you mention it, it kind of tasted like some of the green stuff I used to feed Evan...hmmmm....

  6. yea this year has flown by... and sorry can't help with the shorts issue.

    good luck on you wip.

  7. I love your randomness, Kristi!! I'm not so sure about the soup, though! He he he.

  8. Ooh, I have the same problem with sweat pants and pajama pants! I'm 5'2 so a wee bit taller, but I know the feeling. Everything is always long on me too. All my jeans are worn at the backs from stepping on them. But I refuse to hem. But now that skinny jeans are in, I am finding some that aren't too long. But I still love my flares.