Sunday, May 25, 2008

Welcome Allergy Season...Not!

Now that allergy season is in full bloom, I have headaches almost everyday now. Poor Edward has to hear me say "I have a headache" about every two hours or so. Yesterday I had a headache and cramps, which was a major bummer. I still managed to time a walk with Emmy to work. According to Google Maps the Troy Family YMCA is 1.5 miles from our address. At our slow pace (with Emmy sniffing every pole and tree we passed) we made it to the Y in 27 minutes. I wanted to time to see how fast I could get there today, but my head is hurting so I've decided to stay home instead. I'm trying to see how long it will take me to get to work everyday if I walk there for the summer camp program. If I have to wake up about an hour before I have to it might not be worth it since the program starts at 7AM and I have to get there earlier than that. I might start taking the bus and then walking home...or getting a bike. A bike would be the best idea, but I'm trying to uphold my no spending support group that I have going on with Shanna. So far it's working and I don't want to blow it on a bike that I will resent (I dislike biking). Plus, I really want to get a sewing machine. Anyway, so today Emmy and I are planning to thin our vegetables because Julie said that I should so that they grow bigger. Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts are getting huge so it makes sense. I'm just not sure if I should be ripping them out of the ground of just trimming their leaves. From the site that I'm looking at it looks like I pull them out all the way. I remember my dad going out to remove some of the baby apricots so that the others could get bigger. So I'm going to yank a few of the plants so the others have room to grow. I just hate to throw them away. We've run out of space that is poop free for me to transplant them. It seems like such a waste. Those little guys never did anything wrong!

After I do my plucking I plan on sitting out and reading The Red Pony by John Steinbeck for my project. It's a novella so I'm hoping to get through it by the end of the day. I've been putting it off, but I really need to get cracking on this project. The last few days have pretty much been me sitting around in front of the TV getting fat, so I figured I may as well be productive if I'm going to be a lump on a log.

Edward has office hours until 3PM then we're going to go grocery shopping. I wanted him to come with me because we need to get a propane refill and I don't want to lug the thing around by myself. This week our menu looks like this:

Sunday (today): Linguine with Seafood--This is what I made for our mother's day dinner. It was just so good I want to make it for Edward now.

: Ahi Tuna Steak Burgers--Grilled of course.

Tuesday: Sautead flatfish fillets with curry and lime

Wednesday: Portabella Mushroom burgers--I didn't used to like Portabellas but I want to try them out again since my tastes have been changing a lot. I'm also going to ignore my mushroom allergy. I think it's mostly just the raw mushrooms that get me now.

: Baked Pizza with Tomato Sauce and Mozz--I haven't decided if I want to make my own pizza dough or go buy it from the market. I saw it made on America's Test Kitchen, which is a great cooking show on PBS and it doesn't look that hard. It was on when I got up on Saturday, so I'm feeling quite inspired.

I leave Friday and Saturday's up in the air because we tend to go out with friends or have lots of left overs. Okay, well I'm going to take some Advil and get to my thinning!

1 comment:

The Bowers! said...

YUM. Your menu sounds so delicious! I saw the pics of the seafood pasta on one of your older posts--it looks amazing, like something straight out of a Sunset Magazine article.