Note 2 Self:
Make sure all your passengers are in the car before putting your car into drive and placing your foot on the accelerator. Today I went to lunch with 3 of my co-workers. They volunteered me to drive. I hate driving, and quite frankly I’m not all that great at it. I’d rather be sitting in the passenger seat dancing to the music than having to drive and focus on the road. Thankfully I managed to get us to the restaurant in one piece. After lunch we were all climbing into my car to head back to work. I put the car into drive and started rolling forward. I heard one of my co-workers yelling “Hey! Hey! Hold on!!” For whatever reason, what they said didn’t register to my brain fast enough and I ended up hitting the gas pedal harder. I then looked in my rear view mirror and noticed my colleague hanging onto the door for dear life and he only had one foot in the car. The other foot was dragging on the pavement while he was trying to keep up with the car. Apparently he wasn’t fully in the car with the door closed when I started driving away. Once my brain caught up to speed, I slammed on the brakes. Thankfully my colleague’s limbs were still intact and hadn’t been run over by my car. The look of fear on his face let me know he was however slightly traumatized by the experience. After he was “safely” in the car… the rest of us busted out laughing and continued laughing the whole drive back to the office. It was definitely the most entertaining part of the work day! I’m sure this will be the last time they ‘volunteer’ me to drive. Looks like it wasn’t such a bad thing after all!
What Chaps My Cheeks:
It chaps my cheeks when the same person asks me for a piece of gum every single day. I am one of those people who almost always has a pack of gum in their purse. I am by no means a selfish person. If someone asks me for a piece of gum, I am more than happy to give them one. I understand that sometimes people run out of gum before they have a chance to buy a new pack. Or perhaps they just ate a sandwich with onions on it at lunch and they are trying to cover up the stench. But when that person starts to abuse the privileges and asks every day…then it just gets straight up annoying. I want to yell “Stop being cheap and buy your own gum!!” Why should I have to spend my money all the time while you enjoy your free gum? It’s not like gum is expensive…but when I am providing it for more mouths than my own…it adds up! And I don’t feel like having to run to the store several times a week to re-stock. I’m too much of a pushover to tell these people off…so the only thing I’m brave enough to sometimes do is lie and say “oh sorry, I just ate my last piece.” If you are one of these annoying gum scavengers… please stop!
I’ve been thinking about redecorating my bedroom. I recently bought a new bedspread and was trying to get painting or decorating ideas from Pinterest. I found this pic of a headboard and I love it. It’s simple, rustic and just the right touch to add a little masculinity to a girly room.
Jack (age 3.5): “Momma, there’s a booger on my book! It’s not my booger! I didn’t put my booger there!”
My thought: “Where exactly did you put your booger?”
Recipe: Portobello Mushroom Pizza
4 large portobello mushrooms
4 cloves of garlic
parmigiano reggiano cheese
Heat up about 2 table spoons of olive oil. Chop the onion. Stir the onion until it’s slightly brown.
Dice up the tomatoes. Chop the garlic. Chop the leek. Add the tomatoes, garlic,leek, and pinch of salt to the onions. Saute the ingredients until the tomatoes are soft.
Squeeze about 1 table spoon of fresh lemon juice over the ingredients. Add about 5 leaves of chopped fresh basil.
Spray olive oil on a baking sheet and place the mushrooms on the sheet with the bottom side up.
Add the mixed ingredients from the sauce pan into each mushroom and top with grated parmegiano cheese. Place the baking sheet into the preheated oven and bake for 12 minutes at 400F
Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley. Ready to serve