1/15/11

An Old Gal Learns New Tricks

This past week has been a strange week for me. But in hindsight, it has actually been quite good. The dirty laundry might disagree, but we are not on speaking terms at the moment, so I don't care.

The following is a listing of things I have done for the first time this week:
(Author's note: Items are not listed in a particular order. Willy-nilly is the theme.)
  • I was contacted to speak to a Girl Scout Troop about writing. This will be my very first public speaking assignment for professional reasons.
  • Bought some materials to learn to knit, "With two sticks", as Darrin puts it. I have managed to cast-on!
  • Went into a store to secretly shop and test customer service for a particular product. I can't really talk about this much...it has to remain a mystery. Shhh...
  • Was disappointed that school was canceled four days in a row. (They were out yesterday, too, but it didn't bother me.) In the not-so-distant past, I would have whooped and hollered for the chance to sleep in.
  • Ordered a Unanimous Decision at Moe's rather my usual Funkmeister with Sour Cream. (Sorry, Moe's. I refuse to call it an Overachiever.)
  • I learned to make a button for my blog. Here are some rough drafts:


I know. I still have a long row to hoe.

  • FINALLY learned what the idiom, "One in the hand is worth two in the bush," means. Thank you, Geico.
  • Downloaded Gimp, Picnik, and Picasa. Picnik and Picasa are photo editing software programs that you can download for the low bargain basement price of FREE! While Picnic has more fun features and I am currently obsessed, I really like Picasa for the simple stuff.
  • Stepped on the scale and then stepped off. Moved it, reset it, and stepped on it again. Cried. reached highest non-pregnant weight-ever.
  • Picture this: Darrin is sitting behind me, I am not sure what he is doing. He asks me to spell a word. I spell, "a-l-o-u-d." He is quiet for a few minutes and then holds up a sign he made for his door. It reads, "Horses Aloud!" I never thought to ask which aloud/allowed he wanted to spell....
  • Called my neighbor to borrow an ingredient needed to make meatloaf.
  • Made a mock-version of Olive Garden's Chicken and Gnocchi soup. I even made the gnocchi from scratch.
  • Made a recipe from this website. The next day she was was on "Good Morning America." For some reason, I felt like one of my friends was on. (Note: link will take you directly to the soup I made.)
All of this "new" stuff is on top of my regular work load. No wonder I am behind.

How was your week?

1 comment:

Sara @ Life With the Two said...

This list makes us more alike than we were before you wrote it!

1) I started my first baby blanket knitting. Although, I've been knitting since I was 11. If you have any trouble, I can totally explain it in terms we understand.

B) I made gnocchi from scratch, mostly because I was too cheap to buy them and I actually know how.

and the creepiest thing of all:
I made a recipe from that website for the first time too.

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