Thursday Ten: Whoa Nelly It’s Busy Edition

1. Work is busy this week. My daughters’ schedules are busy this week. This means that I’m pretty close to pulling my hair out. Me, I’m just trying to get stuff done and remember which day is “Crazy Hair Day” at which kid’s school.

2. Also? I’m sick. I have some sort of respiratory bug that finally kicked my butt on Tuesday. Doc took one listen to my breathing, said it didn’t sound so great and gave me some antibiotics. So, along with chaotic schedules I also have a fever and a cough (the cough is pretty near gone, though, so YAY FOR Z PACK!).

3. I’m adjusting to the hair cut. I’ve worn it curly a few times now, and I think my general feeling is, it’s okay, but I like it better blown out straight. The problem is that I think the stylist did too much razor cutting to my hair to thin it out — so I don’t like the way the ends feel. I don’t think there is a fix really aside from just letting it grow and making sure to ix-nay on the razor cutting next time.

4. Sooooo, USA/Canada hockey – Did you watch? Admittedly, I’m not an avid-Olympic-watcher, but I watched this game and it was AH-MAZE-ING. I love hockey, though. I’ve heard talk from people saying they hope that this spurns people’s interest in the sport beyond the Olympics – and while that would be AWESOME, I don’t see that happening (Then again, in Michigan, people are already fairly interested in hockey… be curious to know what it’s like in states that don’t have the Red Wings).

5. This morning when I was driving I had a strange random craving for a grilled chicken sandwich on one of those greasy buttery crispy kaiser rolls with lettuce and spicy mustard and red onion slices and a plate of french fries, and why yes, I might have PMS, why are you asking?

6. I finished reading “Still Alice” and I loved it – was SO moved and also, learned a lot about Alzheimers. What a truly horrifying progressively debilitating illness. Part of me always figured it was – but, to see the book lay it out – the early onset of the disease in the main character. Whoa. I really enjoyed the book. You might wanna check it out.

7. Pumpkin has been asking every ten minutes when her big sister will be getting home from school. I am SO ready for her to be able to tell time.

8. Project Runway night. Okay, I kinda liked the kiddo challenge last week. I know the designers freak out a bit when they’re not working with their runway-perfect models, but I loved seeing the kid fashions on the runway. Having a kid in that age group, I kind of knew what would and wouldn’t fly. I may not always understand the judges’ feedback on the fashions for adults – but I got it for the kids. There’s somethin’, I guess.

9. When I’m sick, I want sweets and comfort food and mass quantities of saltines. Wandering through the store on Tuesday, I picked up some of the Jell-O Mousse Temptations. They were pretty good. Pretty rich and knocked the edge off my sweet-tooth, thank goodness. They’re pretty low in calories so if you wanted to eat all of them in the package, it wouldn’t do TOO much damage.

10. In desperate need of comfort food, I’m making spaghetti and meatballs for dinner tonight. Now, that doesn’t mean dinner is going to be GOOD, mind you, just that I need an excuse for shoveling a plate of carbs into my face. What is your go-to comfort food when you’re feeling “blah”?

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. My go-to comfort food is definitely carbs. Preferably something with pasta in it. Lately it’s been greasy Chinese lo mein noodles. So not healthy, but oh so yummy.

  2. My comfort food is spaghetti pie with a loaf of garlic bread. Yum – may!

  3. My comfort foods? Basically anything southern. Daniel made chicken and dumplings last night. Sooooo good.

    Also, foods I ate when I was a kid. I’m pmsing too, and have been craving peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwiches… and peanut butter and pickle sandwiches! No, I’m not pregnant. I ate them when I was a kid and LOVED them!

    p.s. I got some of that frizz-ease mousse and I DO love the scent! It doesn’t make my curls any springier (and I usually end up with them in a clip anyway) but the smell is delicious.

    • I love chicken and dumplings. And I have three jars of Marshmallow fluff in my cabinet right now, but I have never had a pb & marshmallow fluff sandwich. Hmmm. I may have to go try.

      • You’ve never had a fluffernutter sandwich?!?

        Oh, man, your kids are SO going to thank me!

        • Okay, Melly-Mel… Is this something you serve cold, or do you grill it like a grilled cheese sandwich?

          • Hah! Just cold! Bread with peanut butter. Bread with marshmallow fluff. Smoosh the two together!

            But then again… grilled peanut butter and fluff sandwich? SOUNDS SO YUMMY! (Have you ever had grilled pb&j? Heaven!)

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