Sacrificing so you don’t have to…

That’s just how generous I am.

As part of my Tuesday routine, I return the three Blockbuster Online movies I’ve had for the week to the Blockbuster store and pick up that week’s new releases for free. Yesterday I got Miami Vice, Pirates of the Caribbean and Pulse.

Last night, I wasn’t feeling well and I’d already spent the day making friends (that’s sarcasm because I spent much of the day in Executive Editor mode which isn’t always my most popular role, lolol) so Josh and I decided to watch Miami Vice. Dear God. At 10:20, exactly 1 hour and 12 minutes in, I looked at Josh and asked how much longer the movie was because the movie seemed like it had just finally completed the set-up and like it was the beginning of a trilogy. He picked up the case and started laughing rather hysterically. Here’s the rest of that conversation:

“Guess how long it is?”

(from hysterical laughter, I suspect it’s longer than I want it to be) “umm…2 hours?”

“Longer. Times 2”

“What?”

“It’s 2 hours and TWENTY minutes long. No wonder it feels like it’s just finished the set up. It has”

“Damn. Most movies are almost over by this point. I can’t watch another hour and 10 minutes of this.”

We ended up watching the rest. The best thing I can say about the movie is that I liked the music.

Heard often from both of us during the movie:

“God, this movie is BAD!” and the variation “Man, this movie is so slow!” And last. “We should have watched Pirates, it’s way better than this. Sad when porn is better.” (note: Pirates does not refer to Pirates of the Caribbean. See provided link for more info)

So, I sacrificed two hours and twenty minutes so I could tell you not to waste your time on Miami Vice.

It’s Monday…

And Josh is home today, which has been fabulous. Too bad for me I took so much time off over Thanksgiving (four days) because that means that I still need to work even if he’s home. Plus, he’s taking Friday off so I know that will be a three day weekend because we’re having family pictures taken. So I have to work today. And it’s really hard.

I never knew how much of a routine Brianna and I have. You’d think I’d get more done with him here to play with her and watch her, but I feel guilty, like I should be entertaining him or something, lolol. Plus, he watches TV and then I get distracted. And then he talks to me. And I feel guilty again, like we should be out doing something but I have this deadline breathing down my neck that woke me up early this morning and wouldn’t let me go back to sleep.

I don’t have anything fun and exciting for all of you, sorry. I am making Jambalaya in the crockpot for dinner. If it turns out, that will be my Sunday recipe this week 🙂 Our Christmas decorations are now (mostly) up. Good thing, we needed more clutter in the house *sigh*. Yes, Josh already called me Scrooge. We still have to decorate the tree but that’s it.

Oh, here’s a question for you–do you have a favorite Christmas CD of any genre? I’m looking for music for background music for the Mom’s Xmas party being held here at my house next week. Gulp. Next week. Anyone hire out as maid service?

Sunday Dinner: Crockpot “roast” chicken, gravy and my favorite homemade salad dressing

I use my crockpot for a lot of cooking year round. In the summer it’s a life saver because I can cook without turning on the oven. In the winter, it’s wonderful for making stews, soups and other winter type foods. Last week I made one of my favorite meals, roast chicken in the crockpot.

The reason I love this chicken is because it always turns out very moist and flavorful. I tried doing it in the oven a few weeks back and Josh and I both agreed it just wasn’t as good. And the best part? It takes no real effort on the cook’s part! All you need is a crockpot (even a round crockpot will work)

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My babies

(this is a candid shot, btw, though it looks like I posed them there. She’s always carrying Max around like this and I caught them as they were playing on the stairs.

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