I have a case of the Mondays. The fact that I’ve been good about cooking, cleaning, and being domestic no longer has any sense of accomplishment when I wake up on Mondays. Ugh!
On a bright side, my new Windows 7 computer apparently changes the background of my computer every 15 minutes and cycles through my photos. It’s a small thing, but I’ll take whatever I can to make Monday’s better. Here’s the photo that I turned my computer on to this morning:
More later when I get past my Monday morning funk (a.k.a. drink my coffee- to hell with my attempt to cut caffeine).
I tease my dog for being “puke-y” but wow have I been feeling that way since last night. There’s nothing like coming home from a work out trying not to throw up in your newly cleaned car. This morning wasn’t much better, and now I’m trying not to puke all over my desk at work. The dog appears to be fine, but Holy Cow, what’s wrong with mine now?
Apparently someone in our house must be sick at all times. Ugh!
Here’s what I made for dinner last night (HIGHLY recommended):
Prep: 25 minutes
Marinate: 30 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Makes 4 servings
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup water
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons cooking oil
10 green onions, sliced into 1 inch pieces
1 cup fresh mushrooms
12 garlic cloves, minced
1 can water chestnuts
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 cup cashews
1. Cut chicken into 1/2 inch pieces. Marinate chicken in water, soy sauce, and vinegar for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Drain chicken, reserving marinade. Stir cornstarch into marinade, set aside.
2. Pour oil into a wok. Heat over medium-high heat. Add green onion, mushrooms, and garlic to wok. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until tender. Remove vegetables from wok.
3. Add chicken to wok. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until no longer pink. Push chicken from center of wok. Stir marinade mixture and pour into center of wok. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly. Push chicken to center of wok. Return vegetables to wok. Add water chestnuts, crushed red pepper, and cashews. Cok and stir about 1 minute more or until heated through. Serve with rice.
Here’s my Sunday breakdown: woke up at 11 (uh… Flashback to high school anybody?), took a shower, left my hair wet, didn’t put on makeup, ran to Michaels to get a cricut mat, drove home with the top down on my convertible, spent all afternoon crafting, and then made a BADASS stirfry (ingredients from couponing, folks!). Domestic Goddess, party of one! Recipe coming tomorrow- which I also have off from work
So you know how I’ve been saying that I’m experimenting with all of these crafting projects? Well, I feel like I’ve completely fallen off of the wagon. I’m knee deep in a scrapbook, 2 diaper cakes (that I’ve sold!!), 200 hand made paper leaves for Marissa’s wedding, and Jessica is on her way over to make 30 valentine’s for her son’s class.
Meanwhile, Sunday’s usually suck because I know that I have to go to work tomorrow. HOWEVER, I have tomorrow OFF!!!!! I’m seriously loving this stay-at-home thing. I have a turkey breast defrosting to make honey mustard glazed turkey for dinner, a stack of coupons that I clipped out of today’s paper, and an afternoon of crafting ahead of me. I feel like I have grasped my domestic goddess title.
Sorry I didn’t actually update my blog regarding my time off to do nothing. I was busy…. doing nothing. I woke up late, read an entire book between naps, cuddled with Molly, and watched a few movies on HBO. I accomplished nothing, I did no house work, I didn’t shower or change out of sweat pants, and it was everything I thought it could be. I tried to make coffee in the morning, but we didn’t have coffee beans and I was too damn lazy to go to the store to get some- so I went back to bed instead.
The no alarm thing is really easy to get used to. I woke up at 10 and felt like a teenager sleeping through the day. I sat out in the sun of the backyard with the dog for 30 minutes, caught up on my trashy TV, finally showered so I could take the dog to the groomer and to the mall to get soap from Bath and Body Works, and then came home to finish doing nothing before Angel and I went to go to our Boot Camp workout class. And then we ate the fridge out of leftovers because I’m still on this kick of doing nothing (which has no end in sight).
My ass is starting to form in the shape of the couch. I’m so proud.
Tomorrow Angel’s taking the day off, too. He’s either jealous of my and Molly’s laziness, or….? No, he’s jealous. We were thinking about going skiing, but they haven’t gotten any snow in the last week and we decided that we didn’t want to drive and leave the dog alone since she’s still a little sick. So instead, we’re now thinking we’ll take the dog for a walk down to the shopping center for lunch. Assuming, of course, that I wake up before lunch.
This not working thing is way too early to get used to. I’m worried that I’m not going to want to go back to work on Tuesday- even though it’s just for the day (I have Wednesday off). Quarter life crisis in full run.