I think one of the first things you do after you’ve dated someone for a good length of time is to get out old photo albums and show them pictures of yourself growing up. Luckily for Tony, my Dad was an avid photographer and videographer. Although to this day I can’t get anyone to watch my field hockey games – any takers on that one?
One of our favorite shows is 30 Rock. We were watching one episode where Liz Lemon had a flash back, and Tony stopped it and said “holy shit – that looks just like what you and your sister looked like!” At first I was like, ‘”no it doesn’t!”
But then I got out one of my photo albums. The first picture is from 30 Rock.
And this picture – I think me and my sister ere probably in 7th or 8th grade? And why the hell are we wearing turtlenecks and blazer jackets??
I am on the left. Okay, so our hair was a little longer, but the glasses are spot on. Do you have a big glasses photo you want to share? Send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll share them next week on Flashback Friday.
Breakfast was half of a baked potato. I scooped out the potato and sautéed that with shredded zucchini and egg whites, stuffed it back in the potato and when I got to work I cooked it under the broiler of the toaster oven with a bit of cheese on top.
It was a gorgeous day and I got my 10 mile bike ride in at lunch – I loved that it wasn’t windy. However, parts of it were ugly – just walking I am realizing isn’t challenging enough so some of the hills really kicked my ass. But I did it!
When I got back it was leftover lunch time. One cup of my pasta leftover from dinner out with my Mom and Hannah (although you can barely see it!) and 3 oz. of leftover flank steak and steamed broccoli. The only thing was that once I heated it up, there wasn’t much sauce, so I found some Bolthouse Farms 75% reduced fat caesar dressing in the fridge and dipped my steak and broccoli in that – it was so good – I need to buy a bottle of that stuff.
I had chicken that I needed to use up and when I started to tell Tony what is options were for dinner he was kinda like “eh.” When I asked him what was up he said “chicken is just so boring. Go ahead and make whatever you want.”
Usually when he says “make whatever you want” I make pizza or . . . tacos! Last night I made tacos. Although with the cooked chicken breast I added a package of this to the mix. I actually bought it at Menard’s of all places for .99 cents a package – there is even meat in it!
I cooked the chicken until it was almost done, nuked that package for a minute and then added that to the pan. That became my taco stuffing – just added cheese, green peppers, sour cream and hot sauce – oh, and lot’s of salsa!
I seriously could have Mexican food every day and never get sick of it. I also thought that I should send my future step daughter-in-law some jars of my salsa – I think she would love them!
Guess what? These are what the oranges looked like when I got home last night!
So last night I put out another fresh orange, and then cut up some tangerines. I joked with Tony that I thought with the baby tangerines I might get baby birds to stop by!
And as I type this right now, I have two birds on my table eating breakfast – love it!
Okay – be brave and send me your big glasses photos – I think it will be fun!
Happy Friday – make it a great day!