Happy Sunday TKW Family! How was your week? Was the little semi-nekkid man in a diaper carrying a bow ‘n arrow near you at all? I’m talking about Cupid here folks, not the crazy guy who dresses up.. um because he can? LOL. Did you perhaps check out the highly anticipated Fifty Shades movie? Did you overdose on chocolates? For me one out of three was more than enough for me. Mr. Fantabulous got all lovey dovey (more than usual though he’d never admit to it) and got me the CUTEST and most softest bear ever! She’s seriously so cute I could eat her face! LOL Flowers and chocolates are cool but I have allergies so the flowers are pretty much out. Chocolates are just well, it’s chocolate. I never really saw the correlation between chocolate and Valentine’s day other than it comes in a heart-shaped box.
I’m just not big on stuff like that besides half the stuff in them is crap. I’m sorry but I swear I get that box of assorted chocolates that are nothing but yucky creams, funky nuts, some texture I can’t place and dear God a bajillion cherries. It’s like I want to say “If you don’t want me to eat this stuff don’t buy it. No need to sabotage the gift with crap in it!” LOL Harsh, I know.
So let’s talk about those boxes of candies for a minute. Are you that person (yes, I’m looking at you as you know what I’m going to ask and you already have that guilty look on your face) that either A: sticks their finger in the bottom of the candy to see what’s inside only to see that you don’t like that type and put it back in the box OR B: the person that will literally take a bite, realize they don’t like it and put it back in the box. I’ve yet to come across that single person that just pops the whole thing in their mouth and eats it no matter what. Mr. Fantabulous is B for sure. I’m both A, B and a little C. C being that person that if they like the kind that their better half has bitten but doesn’t like will eat just because it invokes issues with them that the box is left like that. It’s chaos and drives me nuts!
I’ll be honest guys, as I type this I am literally exhausted both mentally and physically. I have a bajillion things in the fire right now at once and I’m seriously needing 2 more days a week to get it all done. I’m trying to get stuff done at work, stuff done for TKW, enough food made for the week as I’ll be away for work (I can’t have my baby starve, now can I?) and life in general. Where to start? So I got the results from the MRA. Since it was dislocated for 6 weeks AC Arthritis has set in. The rotator cuff isn’t torn but there are impingement and other medical crap wrong with it. He wants another 6 weeks of PT then surgery. I want surgery now. The pain is getting worse. So, while I LOVE that doctor, I’m seeing another shoulder specialist to see if he’ll do it now. When I can’t even lift an empty pot with my left hand/arm then yeah, fix it now. However I don’t let that stop me. I still workout like a machine though my upper body isn’t touched. I can’t. I’m not going to work out just my right arm.
Yesterday, Saturday, was the day from HELL. It started off awesome – 7am workout, Sam’s Club, grocery store and HomeGoods however it started to snow pretty bad while I was out. Now even though it was Valentine’s day we had to go see our accountant and get both of our companies done and our personal taxes too. Our accountant is awesome and Mr. Fantabulous has been friends for him for a good 20+ years. I love going there however with us, since we are friends, we’re there several hours bs’ing. But I had a TON Of work to get done so I took my laptop as I knew we’d be there a while. As I drove there the roads started to get bad; real bad. It literally was a complete white out. I was on a major highway (the Parkway heading towards the Squirrel Hills tunnels to 51 for you Pittsburgh folks) and my car was in neutral, blinkers (hazards for your non- Pittsburgh folks) going 8-12 mph! Now we didn’t get much snow (maybe 4″) however it was almost -15F with hurricane-like winds. Now I’m a really good driver in the snow. Even though I have a car I’m smart enough to know that you use SNOW TIRES in the SNOW – yeah apparently many, many folks in Pittsburgh skipped that day in school to learn this.
I don’t care if you have a 4-wheel drive or an All Wheel Drive vehicle. If you have summer tires or yes, even all season on you vehicle and you try to drive in the snow with them you’re gonna slip, slide and either get stuck or hit someone. You screw up traffic, you cause accidents and well, you suck! Now I can see if you’re new to the ‘Burgh or you’re new to snow so please learn this very important fact when it comes to driving in the snow. GET SNOW TIRES.. kapeesh?! So yesterday as I’m driving along I finally get to the street I need to turn up to get to my accountants. Now it’s a fairly steep hill that’s about 1 1/2 miles long. I’m heading uphill when about a hundred yards ahead of me I see this donkey (I’m being polite here) in a cadillac put his car in reverse and literally back down the hill. Okay fine, no biggie. He’s being safe and realizes he can’t make it up it. So I stop and figure he’ll get to the bottom and either pull over or go the other way. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO… the BIG DONKEY decides to put it back in drive and gun it going up the hill. I give him a good 200 yards to make it and I’m talking to him as he’s going up the hill (whatever you do, do not stop going up the hill or you’ll get stuck. That’s it… you got this, side to side, do not stop. Go go go NOOOOOOOOOOO… WTF are you doing??? Why did you stop?!)
Yeah.. he stopped only this time I was following and so was about 15 other vehicles behind me. I had to stop, mid hill. Do you know the REALLY BIG DONKEY proceeds to put his window down and motion for me to go on. Really? Where would you like me to go cause you got me stuck now too. Thankfully I had snow tires and was able to feather the gas (thank you Mr. Fantabulous for teaching me that instead of just giving it gas) and rock the tires side to side as I went up the hill. By feathering the gas you allowed the tires to catch in the snow. If you just give it gas, or lots of gas, you’ll just slip and burn up the rubber. Finally we made it up, parked and went inside to get our taxes done.
And that’s when Mother Nature opened up a can of whoop butt on Pittsburgh. We were literally trapped at his office for 5 hours. Now that’s cool as we really like him however I was starving; we all were. Fortunately I remembered that in my laptop bag I had a granola bar and a protein bar. Um yeah, *had* being the operative word here. I forgot that on the way there Mr. Fantabulous was starving (big surprise huh?) and I told him that I had some stuff in my bag. Well any other human would see the food and say “Oh, there are 2 things here. I’ll just eat one and save the other for later or for someone else.” Makes sense, right? Kind of like you never eat the last of anything if it’s not yours. Yeah, well my husband apparently skipped that class as the cow ate BOTH but hey he did leave me the empty wrappers (how sweet… I can lick the crumbs out). Needless to say he got the look of death when I pulled the empty wrappers out. He looked at me and said “Can I have one? What’s with the look???” All I said was “Really? REALLY? You ate them all??? REALLY???” He just looked at me, said he was sorry but that he’s a “growing boy” and did I have anything else. LOL Seriously…I can’t be mad at him, ever. I mean… dear God help me. LOL
Finally we were able to leave though the roads were horrible we managed to make it to get some pizza. By this time I was tired, my shoulder was killing me (and I had no pain pills on me) so I had him drive home. Thing is I don’t remember even getting undressed or going to bed. All I know is my butt work up at 10:30am this morning. To me, that’s half a work day gone. Even Mr. Fantabulous was up before me which never EVER happens. So I got up, told him to go lie back down as I had work to get done.
As I said earlier I’m out of town all week which means I had to cook a bunch of meals for him ahead of time. I mean he’ll starve if I don’t. Well that’s not true. He can make peanut butter sandwiches, eggs, toast and protein shakes. Oh wait.. I forgot about cereal. LOL So this morning I made him a double batch of raisin rice pudding (gag… the sight of the stuff makes me dry heave), pan of lasagna, chicken cordon bleu casserole, wild grain rice to go with the casserole, 5 whole Italian Rockets (all he has to do is unwrap and bake), a freezer pan of spinach lasagna roll ups and a Pineapple Banana Upside Down Bundt Cake. 5 loads of laundry is done, dishes are washed, dried, put away and another load is going in the dish washer. I’m thinking now (at 3pm) I should eat something, type this up and oh yeah… take a very much-needed shower! LOL
Anyways, here’s to you have one amazingly fantabulous week!
♥ Monday – Unstuffed Stuffed Cabbage Lasagna
♥ Tuesday- Stuffed Shells
♥ Wednesday – Cheesy Ham Peas Baked Penne Casserole
♥ Thursday – Meatball Stuffed Manicotti
♥ Friday – Mom’s Comfort Beans & Weenies Tater Bake
♥ Saturday – Crispy Crunchy Crusted Chicken Fingers
♥ Sunday – Slow Baked Boneless Beef Short Ribs
♥ Dessert of the week – Pineapple Banana Upside Down Bundt Cake