Monday, February 27, 2012

Wow! It's Been 2 Weeks

Tracy left a comment that she hoped I was ok since I hadn't posted anything in 2 weeks. Wow! Time sure does fly. I am fine.

Here's some of what's been happening the last couple of weeks.

AD celebrated one of those milestone birthdays - you know the ones that end in 0. His started with a 6. We had a family celebration at the house. On the menu was chicken and noodles and mashed potatoes. His birthday cake was pineapple upside down cake because it's his favorite.

We're very proud of G3! He's one smart kid and his scores on standardized tests prove it. Son told us last week that G3 will be attending a school for special advanced studies next year. Way to go G3!

Joanne Fluke's newest book, Cinnamon Roll Murder, is on bookshelves tomorrow. Son and I attended one of her book signings a couple of years ago and had so much fun that we're planning a trip to Dallas next month when she'll be there signing her newest book.

Pinterest is just the best! You can find anything out there. Kiwis are one of my favorite fruits but let's be honest, they are a real pain to peel. A while back I found a tip on how to peel a kiwi. Then this past weekend I bought a few to try out the technique. Let me tell you - it worked better than I could have imagined! I see kiwi on my grocery list more often from now on.

Last but not least - we rushed home from church yesterday to watch the Daytona 500, the beginning of Nascar's race season, only to watch hours of rain delay commentating (is that a word?) and then hear the announcement that the race was cancelled until today. It was scheduled to start at noon EST which was a bummer for all those fans who had to work today. The rain continued though and now the race is scheduled for 7:00pm EST tonight. AD is happy. Daughter is happy. That makes me happy. I just feel so bad for all the fans that were in Daytona for the race and couldn't stay over.

'til next time. . .

Monday, February 6, 2012

Super Bowl Wrap Up

Did you watch the Super Bowl last night?

If so, did you watch it with a group of people or stay at home?

Did you partake of typical Super Bowl junk food?

Were you pleased with the outcome?

What did you think of the half-time show?

How about those commercials? Did you have any favorites?

AD and I watched the game at home. I'd kept my team pick to myself until the game was over. As it turned out, AD was rooting for the Giants too.

As far as snacks go, there was some peanuts sitting on the kitchen counter along with some leftover Christmas cookies I'd pulled out of the freezer and some Valentine candies in dishes on the bar.

While we watched "at" the half-time show, we weren't really that interested in seeing it. Instead, we chose to eat supper during that part of the broadcast.

I thought there were some decent commercials but few that compared with commercials of the past.

I didn't keep a list of my favorites but probably the commercial that stands out most in my mind was "Detroit".

Of the ones I can remember and off the top of my head, some of my favorites were (and I apologize to my "cat" friends on this first one) the Dog burying Cat/Doritos commercial, the Ferris Bueller all grown up ad, the Dog getting into shape/VW commercial and the M&M commercial. The Audi/Vampire commercial was mildly amusing in my opinion.

Maybe I missed something but I thought the Coke commercials fell short this year and, being a Ford family, I didn't care for the Chevy Silverado commercial at all.

Oops! I almost forgot about the opening - Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's rendition of America the Beautiful and Kelly Clarkson's National Anthem. I thought they all did a great job!

And finally, hopefully AD's Dallas Cowboys will make it to the big show next year.
Next up - race season!