Saturday, April 09, 2005

What does Saturday morning feel like? (April '05)

Breezes carrying scents of orange blossoms mixed with pink jasmine, melancholy tunes of Duncan Sheik, sipping espresso from my oversized mug while wearing an oversized fleece robe, green shade trees happily swaying back and forth, the sounds and sights of the neighborhood slowly waking up...

Today I will attempt my mother's recipe for banana bread again... I will run errands and attempt to conquer the world of clearance shopping while looking for some summer accessories for the home... I will meet with a lovestruck couple about doing their wedding and attempt to conquer the world of "selling" myself as the best photographer for their special day... I will attempt to stop the invasion of ants and the rest of the army they bring with them... I will attempt to find my green thumb while planting some seeds... I will attempt to revive the student in me by picking up that history book I've been wanting to get reaquainted with...

Will I be successful at any of these attempts? Who cares! It's the weekend ... I get to play! And this is how I chose to do so!

What does YOUR Saturday morning feel like?!

Monday, April 04, 2005

Influenza 2005 (April '05)

What has been sustaining me in the last 72 hours? About a dozen gallons of water, two bowls of chicken broth, one tuna sandwich, two spoonfuls of wild rice, one spoonful of green beans, two bites of bacon wrapped pork tenderloin grilled to perfection... and a cup of coffee here and there.

When Lee came down w/ the flu mid-week I thought he was being overly dramatic when he said he'd rather die and that he'd NEVER felt this sick before. And STUPID me... I suggested he was being a hypochondriac...

Did I get what was coming to me?! Sure thing! Next thing I know it, I came down with the evil flu. And I knew what he meant, how he felt and why he'd rather die... I personally NEVER want to feel this way again! Why didn't I listen to him?!

Needless to say - we're a little glad we didn't have any usually-welcome but uninvited guests at the front door this weekend. Face it... it wasn't a pretty sight around our house!

What did I learn this weekend? To NEVER EVER doubt my husband again!

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Lee becoming familiar with Maximillian The Mighty! Posted by Hello

Introducing a new member of the Tisdale Family (April '05)

For those of you hoping for Little Tisdales, keep reading... we're simply here to introduce you to Maximillian the Mighty BBQ! (That IS what Tool Time's Tim Taylor named his BBQ - right?!)

Lee has spent the last year saying "Wouldn't it be nice to be able to go outside and grill something up every now and then?!" And all I could think about was messy BBQ sauce dripping off of everything... another mess to clean up! But it would give us even more opportunities to hang around outside with friends on warm evenings!

Well, on Easter Sunday we threw a "welcome-to-the-family" party for Maximillian - our new Char-Broil Commercial Series 40,000 BTU 3 burner propane grill. We commemorated the occasion with some incomparably juicy rib-eye steaks, skewered shrimp, grilled artichoke and a little funky Dave Matthews Live at Red Rock! What a sublime way to ring in the newest chapter of our lives!

See pics of the party at the link below ... click on "slideshow" and it will play automatically...


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