Monday, December 01, 2008
Monday Ordinariness---Listing the "Mondane" for Your Entertainment Pleasure
Whoa! Hold off on that Mondaneness--first you must go see Greg at Greg's General Store, who has done a whopping good job of promoting, free of charge to moi, "I See What You're Saying, Christmas Edition!" He posted a 2 min. video yesterday encouraging you all to get going, because yesterday was the one month mark--remember--it's December 30th! Thanks, Greg! I'm about to bust out an appreciative Gregorian chant! I mistyped your name as "Greag," because I was thinking "Great!" and "Greg!" and that's what you get at 2nd Cup. Mangled excitement!
So NOW we can talk Mondane. Wow. How anticlimactic is that?
List of "to-do's" for this week because what could be more interesting to you than my plans for leftovers and even more gingerbread details?
This afternoon, I will visit a brand new doctor to figure out why my eyelids are still doing the best-ever imitation of Garfield the Cat's eyelids.
Throughout the week, I'll continue to work on my "construction project" (aka Taj Gingerbread Mahal) which I've spoken about ad nauseum here. Pictures to come soon, as soon as I get my new computer, which, btw, has been shipped! Oh happy day!
In the meantime, since I store all of my spare ginger parts in my spare room (How practical is that?) when you enter it's like you're in a gingerbread-scented bio-dome. Every time I crack that door, Zoe makes a mad dash, wildly searching for whatever that smell is. Being the super-intelligentsia that she is, she believes the treasure is under the bed, even though she's looked there 4,000 times already.
"Still," she thinks, "it would be just like that balloon-eyed woman to stash the goods under here, where she thinks I'll NEVER look. But I'll show her! Bwahahaha!" Then she goes under the bed and sniffs until I make her leave. What's funny is that where I have all of the ginger parts laid out is not that far off the ground, but since she's so tiny, she's clueless. Most dogs would have no problem finding them, but if it's 12" above ground, she can't conceive of it. That leaves "under the bed" the only viable hiding place in her world. Have I mentioned I love this little dog?
I must also continue to paint my water goblets for our women's ministry event called "The Gathering," happening this Friday night, where Stephen King, the guest speaker, will weave a holiday tale of a possessed gingerbread ax murderer who chases gingerbread people through a gingerbread house before cookie cutting them to death.
At work this week, I have a mailing to all of our middle schoolers in our database, which is approximately 1,000 kids. Talk about a bulk mailing. But I know that my crack staff of teenage interns will be SO excited to help me with this. For the right amount of Christmas M&M's, that is.
Wednesday, I have a newspaper column due. No topic as yet, which is only slightly anxiety-producing.
Last but not least: Tonight, leftovers.
2 T. butter
1 t. minced onion
1 t. green pepper
1/2 c. sliced celery
2 c. chopped turkey
1 can cream of chicken soup (or mushroom)
3/4 soup can of milk
Brown onion, green pepper and celery in butter. Add turkey, soup, milk, salt-n-peppa. Simmer20 mins. May be served on hot biscuits, toast or buns.
Appropriately bland for a Monday menu, I'd say.
And that's my "Mondane" list. What does your first week of December hold?