Tuesday, February 21, 2012

All about the random

We opted for a stay-cation again this year for February break. It doesn't hurt to play it safe since the winters are so snowy here in Central New York. Let me correct myself...every other winter I can recall has treated us to a bountiful amount of snow for February break. It is mid-winter break...time to do wintery things. This year it looks like I will have to talk the kids into putting on heavy sweatshirts, carrying umbrellas and squealing with glee as we try to pull each other across the grassy yard in forty-five degree weather. Ick! We were off to a good start to something resembling time off over the weekend, as I got out of cooking two nights in a row! By yesterday morning, we seemed to be drifting back into something suspiciously similar to every other day, where I shuttle folks around, do laundry and feed people. The dog is absolutely exhausted, as he takes our presence in the house as a reason to stand guard with limited naps. Those are my random thoughts just on the kids having the week off. Moving on...

I was part of a designated driver tag team for my mother and her friends, who were attending the annual Winterfest Martini Walk (cocktails know no weather restrictions). I am not sure if the only thing that makes chocolate better is a orange pomegranate martini; or if the only thing that makes such a martini better is some dark chocolate!

If you are going to print an 85 page document, it is not a bad idea to click on that little thing that makes the pages have numbers, especially if your printer just spits things willy-nilly all over the floor when you aren't looking. This did serve well to advance my procrastination efforts though, I suppose.

Not sure which sounds worse: Mushy or Processed Peas?

Look! My crocheting has gone 3-D... Yup, you're right, that is going to be a bird...mm-hmmm, I'm sure of it! Patterns don't lie. The wings are made, but I have just not had the courage for the moment of truth when I try to attach them.

Yeah baby! We are back to "great" with regards to our power company ranking. We have actually fallen to #19 out of our 99 mystery neighbors, whereas two months ago when we were #13
we were only doing "good" .

I only see FOUR Snickerdoodles on this cookie sheet... Which one would you pick? That slightly misshapen one? Me too!

Well, it's 10:00 p.m. and I have to go walk in place in front of the television for 3,100 more steps. Super swell planning on my part! So, there's your pedometer update.

Thanks to Stacy for hosting the Random Thoughts Rebellion...take a step on over to see what's shaking at her place!


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    1. I wasn't overly interested due to the lack of chocolate chips,but they were really yummy!

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  2. I'd take the misshaped one too. the winter weather has been so weird and mild here too. I don't mind though.

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    1. Too much back and forth in the weather is just a crime against sinuses!

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  3. LOVE snickerdoodles...I want mine with a chocolate martini! I guess with a martini walk, you couldn't care less about the temperature....

    WTH with the peas? Is that a joke?

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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    1. Many cans of mushy in the international section of our grocery store! How many should I send you?

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  4. Yes, the martini walk, one of the best things to look forward to in February for Syracuse (besides the Brew Fest).

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    1. Especially when winter doesn't really come!

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  5. You're right, there were only four cookies on that sheet. Just like the box only makes 20 cupcakes. I mean really??? Who ever gets the box to make 24 cupcakes?

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    1. I know I never have 24 by the time I frost them,that is for sure!

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  6. Don't jinx us - this has been the best winter, weather wide, that I can remember in a very long time.

    We just stayed home this week during vacay, too. Every place is just too crowded for me. We are doing some traveling over the summer, but during Feb & April vacations - we stay home.

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    1. I just don't want to go from a dreary rainy alleged winter to a dreary and rainy Syracuse spring!

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  7. I ADORE that your mother and her friends go on an annual MARTINI WALK! SO excellent.

    Please send snickerdoodles.

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    1. They have lobster parties sprinkled throughout the year too...she makes me look dull! :)

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  8. A Winterfest Martini Walk - well, by golly it would be like I died and went to heaven! Now it is going to be hard to concentrate the rest of the afternoon. Mmmmm, martinis.
    PS - I only see 4 cookies also. I would volunteer to eat that wonky one!
    PS part 2 - Now I want to leave work and order a martini somewhere. Damn the power of suggestion.....

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    1. The peanut butter cup one was delish...now back to work!

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  9. Yes, I pick the misshapen Snickerdoodle. And I totally knew that was going to be a bird before you even said so. ;)

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    1. You deserve a dishcloth just for saying so! ;)

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  10. I actually only see ONE Snickerdoodle. Does that make me a bad person?

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    1. Not a bad person, just one I should be careful about sharing cookies with! Do you remember that Sesame Street skit where Bert and Ernie try to share pizza and some grape drink...and Ernie keeps eating and drinking more of each trying to even them out?

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  11. Sorry, can we go back to the martini in the chocolate cup?

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    1. We can go back there, but that woman held onto hers so long she melted the chocolate...and didn't eat it!!!!!

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  12. Your posts totally crack me up! I LOVE the looks of those snickerdoodles. Now I might have to go home and make me some! :)

    Brenda

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  13. Like The Captain, I want to know more about the martini in the chocolate cup! YUM!

    Winter has been really sucky this year - doesn't look like we'll be getting any of our late snow this year like we have in years past...poor Princess Nagger is super bummed that she hasn't had any snow days, but at least the random days of between now and the end of school are safe and won't be used as 'make-up' days. ;) I just hope it's not a sign that summer is going to be sucky humid and hot with tons of bugs. Blech.

    Snickerdoodles are my FAVORITE cookie - so I totally would have taken the 'misshapen' one. ;)


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    1. That martini was yummy. I cannot tell a lie. The chocolate? Also yummy!

      It is absolutely pouring here right now (and has been raining all day...bleah). I think our district allows for five snow days, but we don't get anything in return if we don't use them...boo-hiss!

      I didn't think I really cared for snickerdoodles, but, um, I was wrong!

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  14. Seriously? MUSHY? I don't know what's scarier -- the level of intelligence at that company or the fact that this is Original flavor, meaning there are (gulp) more varieties.

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    1. Or maybe the "original" is just to distinguish itself from copycats...because I am sure there are MANY!!!!!!!

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