First off, congratulations to the wonderful Sherry of Sherry's Weightloss Journey for being Magic Smoke's Guest Editor this week, and a big thanks to Sherry for including me in her picks! She cracked me up--she mentioned my passion for politics and how I try to straighten out the media. Ha ha! It made my day, Hon, and I thank you very much. She included Ken, too, but I'll leave it to him to say his own thank yous. Hey, we're the tag team of J-Land! Ha!
Well, for the game tonight, I have decided to wear my camouflage capris. It's quite toasty outside, but I know how I am, and at some point, we'll be in the shade. If I wear shorts, I'll end up chilled. (Famous last words--I'll probably end up with heat exhaustion!) Since I'm wearing camo tonight, you know what that means, don't you? That's right...tonight I am invisible! Woohoo! Boy, I can get up to some hijinx tonight! (Although if "Bull Durham" and "Major League" are any indication, I'd do best to steer clear of the locker room.)
In fact, that's a picture of me WEARING my camo capris, but you can't see me...because I'm invisible! (It's a picture from the waist down.) I'll take my camera tonight, but I don't think you'll be seeing any pictures of me due to the whole invisibility thing. I'm looking forward to freaking people out as they see my cup of beer floating in midair...ooooo! And if a foul ball comes my way, watch as it stops in midair, almost as if caught by...a HUMAN HAND! Ooooo!
Perhaps Ken will get a picture of my sandals with my invisible feet in them.
I talked to Mom today. She tweaked her back, but she said that it's doing better. We talked about how it's amazing how just the simplest movement can result in a pulled muscle or back pain. I asked if I could come down and do a load of laundry for her or something, but she was doing laundry when I called! Sounds like she'll be okay.
We talked some politics, and that was fun. I never would have thought in all my born days that I'd be talking politics with my Mom! We also talked about money-saving tips, and believe me, my Mom is incredibly good at saving money. Both of us believe that the single best thing any of us can do is to cook more at home. She gets stuff on sale, and her and Dad can make a couple of meals out of it, and their meals will be a couple of dollars, tops. Last night, I made a skillet dinner with two big chicken breasts, veggies, and stuffing mix, and it was so much that Ken and I agreed it would be enough for another meal! I would estimate the meals we get out of it at less than two dollars each. It can really make a difference.
One thing that I practiced this morning was something I read about some time ago, and something that UPS is having its drivers do: plan your route so that you make mostly right turns. Sounds crazy, but think about it! How long do you spend idling at a left turn signal? It's a fairly short wait in our small city, but it can add up. When I ran my errands this morning, I only had to make one left turn at a light--everything else was right turns, or left turns at four way stops. I know it sounds silly, but UPS has implemented this kind of route planning with their drivers. Considering gas prices, I think every little bit helps. Give it a try!
Oh SWEET! I just went down to the basement to pull out a roast for this weekend--I want to do Italian Beef sandwiches in the crockpot. I wanted an arm roast but couldn't find one, so chuck roast it is. As I was looking, I found some Porterhouse steaks! I thought we'd gone through most of the steaks, but we still have some! I also found out where the sirloin steaks are. Hmm, I might have to have Ken stop by the store tomorrow (he has an early meeting) and get us a couple of potatoes to bake.
Jeez, I'm hungry. I'm thinking about those Philly cheesesteaks at the ball park....