Thursday, June 12, 2008

random thoughts

I have discovered a new favorite lunch: quesadillas. A fellow kindergarten mom told me how she makes them for her kids. Soft flour tortillas, in the frying pan (under med-low heat) with no cooking oil or even cooking spray. Sprinkle a little shredded cheese inside and flip back and forth until cheese is melted. Tortillas stay soft if you turn them often enough. This has turned out to be a great lunch for my kids. It's yummy, easy to eat, not messy, and completely portable. I think I like them more than my kids do.

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A new blog has me addicted: You may have seen it already or have noticed that I listed it with my other links on the left a few weeks ago. It is for the serious j.crew connoisseur and I must admit, it's a wonderful link when you are supposed to be working but you want to procrastinate a little longer.

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Last night was neighborhood bunco. Denise was hosting, and I had never been to her house before, so I was especially motivated to go. She is a decorator and specializes in window treatments. I was looking carefully at her windows as she gave us a tour of her lovely home. Nicole, my friend with the new baby, stopped by with her small bundle to say hello. She lives across the street, so it was easy for her to do...but still. We were so impressed that she showed up, after giving birth 4 days earlier. Everyone took turns holding the baby and we shared baby stories the rest of the night. Of course we didn't even play.

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Standing under the street lights with my friends last night after the evening was over - we were out there talking for an hour - I kept thinking, I am so back. As in, summer is here, the air feels soft on my skin, it is such an alive time of year. You've all heard enough complaining by me over the past year+ about weather I despise. How about hearing for once that I am totally in my element now? I love, love, love, love, love how I feel in the summer. I have finally hit my stride again.

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Speaking of stride, yes there I am up there, stretching after a jog. My stretching partner usually joins me every time I come back. I never say that I am a runner. If you saw me out you'd know - I am a jogger. Pant, pant, jog, jog. It has to be about 60 degrees out for me to say it's perfect for jogging outside.

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I really do live in a little cottage. It is 1200 square feet, + our back porch which I think adds another 200 sq feet or so. Which makes me wonder this: if it's so small, why is it that I have a hard time finding the time to clean it?

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I do not like receiving emails about politics, religion, or any combination of the two. It's occurred to me that people do not seem to think twice about forwarding on to me an email about these subjects. It seems to me that they think that I either: a) agree with their point of view (which is supported in the message of the email); or b) do not agree with them but should agree with them and this email states their point of view in a way that is friendly/joking/well written/inoffensive. It doesn't matter, I don't care. Whether you vote Republican or Democrat, whether you believe in the war in Iraq or are completely against it, whether you are for or against prayer in schools, for or against same sex marriage, I'd rather not hear about it from a message in my inbox. Let's wait until we are together, and you can ask me my opinion and I can ask you yours.

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Libby said...

Sounds like life is good, Meg, really good. :)

christy said...

i can't wait to try the quesadilas!

lepetitprep said...

I miss my bunco group! Many times we did not play either, but it was SO fun!

jilly said...

I love quesadillas as well, sometimes I add some tuna and tomatoes for a tuna melt!

I love this time of year as well, enjoy every moment. It sounds like you are.

a. said...

My mouth was watering all day for a quesadilla so I went home and had one! I use the panini press for mine and throw some chicken in. Very yummy!

Marie said...

Meg, I totally agree about the emails and worse for me is that my in-laws constantly send me ones (we are of differing political parties) that are offending to me and I have gotten to the point where I just delete their emails w/o reading them, sometimes missing email invites and such but they think it is funny to send political insulting emails to me since we are of different political parties. They just don't get it. My 17 you love quesadillas too, and he can make them himself now! Easy with leftovers too.

Belle-ah said...

OK...then I will just put away all those special emails I was saving for you!!! Glad all is looking positive and summer has arrived.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I love quesadillas too! I add some canned diced ortega chilies. They are really mild but add a nice flavor.