Over at Airing My Dirty Laundry, One Sock At A Time, Whispering Writer wrote a post called "Currently I'm...". I loved the idea, so thought I'd give it a go today.
I'm currently... a little grossed out by the picture of the tarantula my sister-in-law JUST texted to my husband's phone. She is in Arkansas with my mother-in-law, who is in home hospice care. We've been taking 'shifts' being her 24 hour caregivers. I just got back from a week long shift down there with her. Anyway, my SIL was on the way to the mailbox when she saw this little (GIANT) creature trying to get in the garage. Somehow she found a moment to take a picture (I would have been running down the street arms waving in the air) and is, as I type this, trying to use a shovel to scoop it up and carry it across the street to the woods. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Isn't there someone you can call for this kind of thing? All those friends that keep calling asking if there's anything they can do? I'd have called one of them and begged for help. I don't do tarantulas.
I'm currently... looking at the empty plate where the "just one little slice" of quiche I made last night was just a few minutes ago. It's not breakfast time and it's not lunch time, but I was hungry (because I'm still on Arkansas time instead of West Coast time - I love excuses) so I thought I'd just have a little. Confession: I've never made quiche from scratch before. Okay, not totally from scratch, because I think making pie crust is dumb when you can buy so many good frozen or pre-made ones. But the filling I "made". I mean it's scrambled eggs in a pie crust with lots of extra fat thrown in. How hard is that? Actually, I have a whole bunch of chard and tomatoes in my garden so I decided this would be a good way to use some. I added mushrooms and onions and garlic and made a veggie quiche. DE-LISH-OUS. And I'm not really a quiche eater. I used slightly less MAYO, non-fat milk and much less CHEESE than the recipe called for to try to cut the OVERABUNDANCE of FAT in the thing. But still, very good. BTW, who ever came up with this dish? Eggs, mayo, milk (or cream), and a load of cheese in a pie shell? I think my pants just got tighter thinking about it. (This picture is NOT the "little slice" I ate, it's what is left - stop thinking I'm a pig!)
I'm currently... having a day off from work, thank you very much Mr. Bad Economy. Not that I mind a day off, it's just that I do tend to mind when it comes time to pay little things, like the mortgage. And the health insurance. And the utilities. And the Visa bill. You get the idea. Notice I assigned the Bad Economy the title of "Mr.", cause there's no way a woman would let things get this bad. Well, maybe a few women would, but not the NORMAL women I know. Anyway, with a day off, I am sitting around in yoga pants, LIVESTRONG t-shirt, no make-up, and trying to love every second.
I'm currently... wondering how my son's first homecoming dance will go this Saturday? I've been seeing pictures from friends around the country on facebook. It seems that we are much more formal about homecoming here in the Northwest. In all the pictures I've seen, the boys are all wearing dress slacks, dress shirt and tie. The girls in cocktail-type dresses - some more or less appropriate than others (making me glad I have a son, not a daughter). But here, the boys do the tux thing for homecoming. There was lots of stink about who my son was going with, and he ended up going with a group of "friends" who are pairing up for tickets and pictures, but still "just friends". I happen to know that my son's "friend", who he has known since they were 5, has a monster size crush on him and has accepted the "just friends" thing because that's the only way she could go with him. I'm just hoping it doesn't blow up when she realizes that she wasn't able to "change" him into liking her as more than "friends". Because he likes another girl, who is going with "friends"... don't ask. Listen up, girl, you'll NEVER change them! Learn it now, while the mistakes pass quickly and a new boy will come along next week! Ouch - the drama of high school!!
I'm currently... going on the hunt for just one little piece of chocolate. Just a little one. Just a taste. THIS is why I cannot have days off. I don't do 'nothing' very well. And while I have PLENTY of projects desperate to be done, I'm a huge procrastinator. And the best way to procrastinate? Eat. Seriously. Try it some time. Total distraction. You have to go to the kitchen. Find what you want. Maybe make it. Clean up after. Put things away. BAM! An hour's gone and you haven't had to do any 'projects' yet! Works every time. No, don't REALLY do it. It's an awful habit. I'll go have a cup of tea instead. Much better and I can take the tea with me to do projects. But maybe just a little bite...