Blogger and Google are still up to their annoying tricks. Moving my blog to a self-hosted site is looking better and better all the time. I’m just not looking forward to the massive work it would entail.
Because Blogger and Google have been up to their annoying tricks, it’s put a serious crimp in my ability to do my ‘normal’ blog-hopping and commenting, you know, as opposed to my ‘abnormal’ mode. Hopefully this weekend will prove to be more successful on some catching up. I’ve been able to read some great posts (when I’ve been ‘allowed’ to by Google), but have been limited on the ability to leave comments. I like leaving comments. Blogger and Google have been robbing me of some fun this week.
Those that are ‘They’ that are ‘calling’ whomever they call for the weather are threatening us with severe thunderstorms today…so we’ll see if we do get them, and how often I’ll be resetting the clocks when we lose power. I of course will be unplugging the important electronics (like my laptop and the router/modem) when any storms hit…no need to kill the electronics with excessive electricity before it goes out. Mother Nature may be in cahoots with Blogger and Google. I’m just sayin’.
Last night was the First Grade Orientation for the Princess Nagger. I ended up writing an entire post about that experience…I’d appreciate any feedback on that less-than-stellar introduction to First Grade, if you have time – please.
My PBS (Pancake Boob Syndrome, aka Mammogram) on Saturday went without a hitch. Though when the nurse/technician/whatever they call it was putting my boobs where they needed to be, the only thought that kept going through my head was “This is probably the closest thing to feeling like an actual piece of meat.” I think, though, that I will schedule any future PBS moments on a Saturday like it worked out this year – I was the only person in the waiting room, and I was in-and-out in about 10 minutes. Those are the kind of ‘doctor’ appointments I can live with.
Last week I mentioned that Julie was pimping out Wii Sports Resort – I found it at BJ’s for $5.00 less than any other place, so I decided to buy it. Princess Nagger and I played it while hubby was at band practice Tuesday night – well, I played it while Princess Nagger cheered me on and kept telling me to keep going to unlock more levels…so I did. And boy, oh boy was my arm, shoulder, and right side of my back sore the next day!! I had trouble moving my arm even a little bit because the muscles were so sore! I might have to try to be ambidextrous so I don’t end up getting muscle tone fabulous on the right side, but not on the left. We’ll see how that goes.
Meanwhile, I did imbibe in some more WiiFit this week to keep going on the momentum I’ve re-started, and was rewarded by bidding farewell to another 3 pounds. I’m reserving EA Sports Active for when the Princess Nagger is back in school so I have more free time to focus on those workouts – she prefers to watch me do the WiiFit, so at least I can do that without her wanting me to stop and put Sly Cooper in the PlayStation instead. 😉
Princess Nagger Conversation of the Week:
Princess Nagger: “You need to get a new brownie pan, Mama.”
Me: “I do? Why do you think that?”
PN: “Because you need one that automatically slices the brownies.”
Me: “Wait…you mean there’s a pan that automatically slices the brownies?”
PN: “Yes, I saw it on a commercial and you need to get one so we can make brownies.”
Me: “I already have a pan we can make brownies in.”
PN: “But does it automatically slice them?”
Me: “Well, no…it doesn’t. How does the one you saw work?”
PN: “Well, first, you put the batter in. Then you insert the, um….brownie cutter. Then you put it in the oven and let it bake.”
Me: “Brownie cutter?”
PN: “Yes, it fits right inside the pan and cuts the brownies automatically.”
Me: “Huh. That sounds interesting.”
PN: “It is interesting! After you bake the brownies, you take the pan out of the oven…wait, do you have a cooling rack, Mama? One that’s about this big?”
Me: “Yes, I do have a cooling rack…they’re a little bigger than that, is that OK?”
PN: “I think so, we’ll have to check. You put the pan on the cooling rack and watch.”
Me: “Watch what?”
PN: “You watch them cool off, of course! Then you can decorate them, and enjoy!”
Me: “Decorate brownies??”
PN: “Actually, you can put M&M’s on them – or anything! Even sprinkles!!”
Me: “On Brownies???”
PN: “Yes, Mama…on brownies! Or you can even bake a cake in the pan, too. It doesn’t have a bottom.”
Me: “No bottom? How does the batter stay in there, then??”
PN: “Well, the sides separate from the bottom to they come out easier, and it even has a rack you can put it on to serve it. And it also comes with stencils so you can decorate with patterns. And the whole thing can go in the dishwasher, so you don’t have to worry about washing it by hand, Mama. It’s safe to put in the dishwasher. So you should get one. And we should make brownies.”
My curiosity got the best of me…I had to try to find out what she was talking about. Jenners will appreciate this…here’s the brownie pan Princess Nagger is trying to get me to buy – I’m actually tempted to get one…but I told Princess Nagger we have to wait until it shows up on Target’s ‘As Seen on TV’ shelf first…then there’s no shipping to worry about… 😉
Note: If you click on the picture it will take you to the website to check it out…(Jenners)…if you’re curious like I was. Curiosity Killed the Cat…BUT Satisfaction Brought Him Back! 😉
If you’re just hanging out at home on Friday night (and blogging), feel free to join in on Ann’s Virtual Girl’s Night Out (boys are welcome, too!)
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