It’s Monday! 

Y’all. I have been on a reading streak since early December. I’m afraid to say more cause I might jinx it! But, I’m reading Big Fish by Daniel Wallace. I *think* I can finish it tonight. It’s so good, same and different from the movie. I need to watch the movie again for sure.

I have NOT LISTENED TO AN AUDIOBOOK since I listened to Bossypants by Tina Fey in early December. THIS IS A TRAVESTY. I had started listening to Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, read by the INCOMPARABLE Ruby Dee (I am very CAPSY today, AM I NOT?) and OMG it is every bit as amazing as I new Ms. Dee could be. And she was ripping my heart out. RIPPING. And I’m going to go back to it. As soon as I find a minute…. Then I’m going to listen to True Grit by Charles Portis. It’s read by Donna Tartt (yes of The Secret History fame) which I find to be a fascinating choice. I’m not sure if that’s a GOOD fascinating or a BAD one. So, we’ll see.

What are you reading on this gloriously WAY TOO BUSY Monday?

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The Weekly Menu – Week of January 21


So, uh, hi! This blogging thing has gotten spotty, hasn’t it? I’m hoping to get back to it now that life seems to have settled down post move/job change/holidays/and general malaise. I’m also hoping to get back to a lot of things, like, reading, cooking, and just chilling in general.

And so, about that cooking…. I’ve been cooking a LOT more lately since we moved. The surprising LACK OF MONEY (hello two house payments! Anyone looking for a house in NC?) has led to much more cooking around here. Yay for saving money and eating healthier!

Here are my plans for this week:

Sunday: Sunday has become something of a prep day around here. I’ll be getting some calzones ready for school lunches, making mini-quiches for quick breakfasts, getting snacks and whatnot together, and making my week easier (hopefully).

Monday: I got a new cast-iron skillet for Christmas and I have YET to grill some pork chops. So pork chops it is! I like them simple; with salt, pepper, and a touch of garlic. Serving it with a side of rice and some grilled veggies.

Tuesday: Hey! It’s my birthday!! I dang well hope I don’t have to cook for my 40th. Here’s hoping we have something good. That I don’t cook. lol

Wednesday: I am really feeling breakfast for supper. Scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, and maybe grits? Biscuits? Toast? Jam? PANCAKES?

Thursday: We’ll eat with my aunt and uncle tonight!

Friday: It’ll just me and the hubby so we’ll probably fend for ourselves.

Saturday: Today is my birthday party! The husband is making the meal (again? Score!) and it’ll be for lunch, so I doubt I’ll be wanting much supper. Maybe some popcorn?

Here’s hoping I can stick to this! What are you eating this coming week?