Sunday, January 30, 2011

Boat Show and Meal Plan

This weekend was the Baltimore Boat Show, we go every year. A few years ago, we owned a Shamrock 22, cuddy cabin and loved it. We sold it to a guy in Canada, and it was a sad day for us. We knew it was a good time to sell, but now we are trying to find something else that we want and can agree on! It was window shopping this year...but we saw a few things that caught our eye!

Then, we stopped at Cafe Sado for some wine and Sushi on our way home. It was our first time going there, and we loved it! Buy One Get one Free sushi is always a good deal to me :)

We are having a lazy Sunday, and gearing up for the week...lots going on for us this week. Thursday, some friends of Todd's from High School (Benyaro) will be staying with us because they are performing at Night Cat at 8pm. We are really looking forward to it!! I have Friday off work, so we will also look forward to a long weekend.

My meal plan for the week typically starts on Sundays...since I work, I use the weekends to get ready for the week, and Sunday's are almost always 'roasted poultry' days....

Sunday-Roast Chicken, mashed potatoes, salad
Monday-pork chops, stuffing, beans and corn
Tuesday-Trader Joe's Lobster Ravioli and homemade cream sauce
Wednesday-Book Club-on your own
Thursday-chicken pesto pasta
Friday-Scossa Dinner with work
Saturday-Beef Ragu with pasta
Have a great week everyone! I'm about to nudge a sleepy husband off the couch to work on our taxes, and take some clothes to Goodwill....; )

Thursday, January 20, 2011

No Phone Call

Finally, after 3am we stopped waking up to listen for the phone and to look at the alarm clock....maybe next month?!

On another note, work has been super busy this week and I am EXHAUSTED! Thank Goodnes tomorrow is Friday!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Waiting for the phone to RING

I received a phone call from our Adoption agency this afternoon, and as soon as I hung up, I called Todd and e-mailed my parents to share the news.

The CCAA is updating their shared list for the Waiting Children List. There could be anywhere from 50-600 children added to this shared list. Our agency is in TX and will be working late into the night/early tomorrow morning viewing the children's files as they are added to the list. (As I am sure other agencies are going the same...) Anyway, if they see a file that we could be matched with, they will lock the file and call us tonight. We will then have 72 hours to make a decision.

Now...this could also go the opposite way, we could not receive a phone call. But, we are thinking positive...have our laptop in our room, phones on charge by the bed and we are ready for the news, you know, just in case...!!

So, keep your fingers crossed for our family tonight...we could see the face of our daughter tonight!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Quiet weekend and meal plan

We've had a quiet weekend, after a rough week at work for me, so it has been nice. Friday night, I didn't get out of work until 6pm, so we were late being able to leave for dinner AND a movie, so we just had dinner at Olive Garden instead. It was delicious, and cheap (I had a coupon for $5 off!)!!

Saturday, Todd got up at the crack of dawn to goose/duck hunt. I couldn't really go back to sleep, so I got up and headed to the mall. We had about 2 inches of snow, but the roads were fine. I got a much needed mani and pedi and then met Deb for lunch at Brio. Brio is one of my favorite restaurants, and I had never been there for lunch before...we usually just do dinner there. We both had frozen peach bellinis and the Asian Citrus salad with shrimp...we talked and talked and much to catch up on!! It was a great boost after a rough week, I always look forward to my time spent with Deb. Then, Todd and I enjoyed some good cooking at Kays Retaurant at the little airport in Cambridge...fried chick and mashed potatoes...we have LOTS of leftovers from this weekend of eating out.

Today, we got up and cleaned the house. Then, I am going to roast a chicken for dinner tonight...Todd loves roasted poultry on Sundays : ) Gearing up for a rough lab assistant is on vacation this week and there are many demands to support production.

So, here's the meal plan a day early...have a great week!

Monday-Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper
Tuesday-Tuna nicoise salad
Wednesday-pizza and oven fries
Thursday-pot roast (crock pot)
Friday-herb chicken with orzo pasta salad
Saturday-beef stew
Sunday-Dinner at a friends house (Fondu..yum!)

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Bachelor

It's that time again....just me, the dogs, in my pjs and in bed at 8pm!! I can't wait!!

menu for the week

This time at home over the holidays has come to an abrupt end, and boy was it hard to get up and back into my workday routine this morning!! Here's my menu for the week...hope you are all having an easier time getting back into the swing of things...I mean isn't it time for my daily nap and dose of Ellen and Oprah on tv?!

Monday-roast pork, twice baked potatoes, salad
Tuesday-Shrimp with a creamy pasta sauce (Williams-Sonoma recipe)
Wenesday-Chicken Pot Pie and Mashed Potatoes
Thursday-Leftover chili
Friday-herb chicken with parsley orzo pasta

I am linking up to Meal Plan Monday, enjoy!

Happy New Year

What a whirlwind of the last few days of 2010...

We have had a rocky relationship with Todd's parents for the past few years, but after much thought and consideration, we crossed the bridge and went to family Christmas Eve at his parents house. Many emotions were shared, and we were thankful there was a full house, all of Todd's extended family gets together at the holidays. I'm not sure when we will see them again, but baby steps.

Then, on NYE we found out that two of our dearest friends are going through a rough time. We love them both so much and want them to be happy. Marriage is something you work at, whether it is good, bad or somewhere in between. We know that the next few days, weeks and months will be a challenge for them, but know that they will do what is best for their relationship and marriage. Everything happens for a reason, but what that reason is...I don't always know. I just know that we are here for them both and love them both very much.

So...we travel this New Year road with a new outlook on life...our relationship...our journey to adopt from China...and our future. I think this will be a wonderful year filled with many wonderful possibilities for us.

Happy 2011!!