I do know I say this gorgeous a lot each week, however holy smokes, this week flew by. It is Friday already?! It has been fairly an eventful week, to say the least. We had an excellent weekend–Jerry and I went mini-golfing and to an escape room. Then on Monday, we let Eli play hooky from college in order that we might all go to Cedar Level (Eli’s girlfriend received the go-ahead as effectively). I took lower than 5 footage! As I grow old, I take fewer footage however at the very least attempt to taken within the moments as they’re taking place.
I misplaced (very badly) at mini golf. Why do I by no means get a hole-in-one?! As a result of I all the time hit it within the rocks by some means. Jerry was nervous about this shot as a result of if I made it, he would owe me $1 million. (Clearly, I didn’t make it from the rocks into the outlet.)
This image is simply of Noah and me as we had been ready for the others. They’d gone on a experience we did not wish to, so we went on a unique curler coaster whereas we waited. (Noah and I just like the very twisty-turny rides, however it’s a giant no to the large hills. I get vertigo going up and down the hills and it’s a tremendous uncomfortable feeling.)
|The one picture of the 4 of us|
I used to be fairly happy with myself for happening a new-to-me coaster referred to as The Gatekeeper. I like rides which can be acquainted to me in order that I do know what to anticipate, and I used to be terrified to go on The Gatekeeper as a result of I did not know what it could be like. I all the time fear about 1) vertigo, and a couple of) will it mess up my again? Haha, I am 100 years previous. Among the older rides are
a bit tough, and I am fairly certain I shrank a few inches once I went on the Mine Trip and the Blue Streak a number of years again.
On the way in which house, Eli and Ava fell asleep within the again seat. I really feel like that is the traditional teenager response after a day at Cedar Level. I keep in mind how exhausting it felt! (Properly, it is nonetheless exhausting; however each teen round right here has a narrative of an excellent lengthy, sizzling day ready in strains at Cedar Level.) It is funny–considering how impatient teenagers are, they’re all very affected person and well-behaved whereas ready 90 minutes in line for a 2-minute experience. A number of occasions, I famous that Jerry and I had been (actually) the oldest individuals we might see in line. I by no means actually realized that Cedar Level is generally crawling with youngsters.
After such an excellent day, it was greater than a bit upsetting to get a cellphone name from Eli simply an hour or so later, saying he’d been in an accident.
A pal of mine despatched me an image of her toddler making a “Jerry face”, so we took an image to ship again to him.
After the problems we had with the dishwasher, I observed that the silverware was wanting actually boring. I’ve by no means polished silverware in my life–I’ve solely ever washed it within the dishwasher (or by hand). So, I learn on-line how one can get silverware to be clear and glossy once more. Mainly, you line your sink with foil and blend baking soda, salt, and vinegar proper on it. Unfold the silverware on it. Then add boiling water to cowl all of it.
It labored fairly good. They undoubtedly look significantly better than they did earlier than.
Jerry stunned me with ardour fruit yesterday!!! I like ardour fruit, however I have never seen it wherever since we had been in Punta Cana in 2014. These ones that Jerry discovered are tiny and so they do not feel ripe, so I don’t know if they are going to be any good, however I like that I get to attempt them!
Yesterday, I made a double batch of seitan patties (type of like hen breasts) to marinate and put within the freezer. I additionally made a quadruple batch of sesame sauce and put it in these 8-oz jars. I like having sauce within the freezer, so I can simply pull it out and warmth it up for a quick dinner–rice with tofu, veggies, and sesame sauce–so good!
If anybody is , that is my recipe (this one is doubled; I used two occasions this recipe for the jars above). One jar is an efficient dimension for a block of tofu (or equal quantity). (You simply shake all the things in a mason jar, then pour right into a pot and produce simply to a boil, then decrease warmth till the sauce is thickened.)
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp. salt (maintain off on this if you wish to style earlier than salting)
2 Tbsp. corn starch
2 Tbsp. maple syrup (or brown sugar)
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
1/4 tsp. floor ginger
2 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. crushed crimson pepper flakes (I take advantage of about 3/4 tsp as a result of we prefer it spicy)
I laughed once I noticed this tweet… I undoubtedly keep in mind the owl pellets!
I completely love this pair of denims, however the large gap within the knee was rising each time I stepped into the pants and caught my foot within the gap. Additionally, once I went to storage gross sales just a few weeks in the past with my mother and father, my knee bumped towards the trailer hitch on my dad’s truck–and left a giant brown spot. It did not come out within the wash, so I figured I’d simply make the outlet a bit larger and patch it. I simply used darkish denim on the within after which, as a result of I actually did not really feel like getting out my stitching machine, I used embroidery thread to connect the patches.
|I additionally took within the waist with darts (backside proper). It used to say “AMERICAN EAGLE”, and now it simply says AME. These are closely altered, however I like these denims! The button fly and mid rise make them excellent.|
I fell down the denim embroidery rabbit gap on Pinterest yesterday–people do the good issues with embroidery thread! I wish to attempt one thing enjoyable, however it’s intimidating to even know the place to start out. I am going to attempt working towards on a scrap piece of denim.
And at last… Jerry and I’ve been taking part in Trivia Crack once more. Bear in mind when this was widespread a number of years in the past? I’ve NOT ONCE beat Jerry! He is tremendous good at trivia, and I’m clearly not. I nonetheless have enjoyable making an attempt to reply the questions, although. And certainly one of today, possibly I am going to get fortunate and really beat Jerry. (We additionally play Boggle, and he is by no means beat me at that! We every have our strengths and weak spot.)
And that is all I’ve received. I’m dog-sitting for Nathan this weekend; I will deliver Joey over there to hang around together with his cousin 😉 Have an excellent weekend! xo