Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Just the usual

And by 'the usual' I mean it's Wednesday and once again time for summer's version of the Random Dozen...

1. It is foggy up here this morning. I'm sure it will burn off because its supposed to be 9,000 degrees today with equal humidity. Lovely. And what would the weekly random be without an update on the weather?

2. Hubs and I attempted to synchronize our calendars last night. I thought my head might explode.

3. Seriously. His travel schedule for the next three months is ridiculous and we're trying to squeeze some life in around it but did I mention I thought my head might explode? And why do we live so far from our kids?

4. You'll be happy to hear I won at Bunco yesterday. Most losses. I love a game where even losing is competitive.

5. I'm going to a bridal shower for a friend's daughter this weekend. I love weddings and we have two on the calendar in the next few months, one being a destination wedding that I know will be a lot of fun. The save the date card was a mock up of an airline ticket...very cute!

6. I may have booked myself on a flight to see my favorite people next week. Sometimes mothers just need face time with their daughters daughters just need face time with their mothers.

7. I have to tackle yet another tax organizer today. Yuck. We complete online organizers for the accountants and they figure it all out and send us the tax 'book' to autograph when they're done. Our UK organizer is due next week. The UK tax year runs April -April. We moved one year ago in June. You'd best not get me started on the subject of taxes.

8. Jake and Vienna broke up. Are you shocked? They were last season's 'true love match' on The Bachelor. And how about Kasey being left on the glacier in Iceland in this week's episode of The Bachelorette? I mean he definitely was getting beyond scary and needed to be sent home but yowza! that was harsh. And who besides me now thinks they need a trip to Iceland?

9. We grilled fish last night. Well hubs grilled it. Only he says it's not real grilling if I put the food in foil packets which is one way I like to grill fish. He says a girl scout could do that (No offense girl scouts! We were girl scouts here too!) and its only real grilling if you can see the food. What is it about men and bbq's? And did I mention he was a little stressed out last night? See #2. And #3. Anyway, I love fish 'grilled' this way-it's moist, delicious and best of messy pan! I found the recipe here but have added it below to make it easy for you. Here you go-

1 lb cod fillets (I've used other mild white fish...whatever looks good-Tilapia, Flounder, etc)
1 medium onion sliced (you can add other veg too if you like-zucchini, red peppers, etc)
2 Tbsp. butter ( I used slightly less)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp. paprika
  • Cut heavy aluminum foil into two large squares. Place equal portions of fish on each piece of foil.
  • Melt butter, then stir in lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Pour mixture over fish, sprinkle with paprika and top with onion slices.
  • Fold foil around the fish and seal very tightly.
  • Grill 5-7 minutes per side. Fish flakes easily when its done.
10. I came within millimeters of hitting a brand new baby deer on my way home from the gym on Monday. He wobbled right out of the woods in front of my car. Fortunately I was paying attention and managed to stop because that would have totally ruined my day. He was adorable. We had three humongous turkeys stroll thru the back yard yesterday. Remember that scene in Snow White where she's in a clearing in the woods and the animals come out of every corner and sing and dance around her? Well, essentially that's our back yard. Winter is over and the critters are back.

11. Do you ever click on the free downloads on itunes? I like this kind of reminds me of Shania Twain...apparently they used it on Grey's Anatomy this's catchy-

12. I'm going to see my girls next week. Did I already say that?


  1. DH & I have trouble getting our calendars to synch. I can't imagine doing it with a hubs that travels like yours does. Have fun on your "face time" trip next week!

  2. I enjoyed your summer random dozen, I feel like I'm all caught up with what's going on with you now, that's nice. You may be "on to something" with the random dozen thing. Wow, Jake and Vienna broke up...surprise! LOL...and that guy Kasey was a little weird, wasn't he? Where do they find these people anyway???

  3. I like to grill fish the same way. Hope you get to go see your girls.

  4. Lots of random today. The fish sounds awesome, thanks for the recipe. I played Bunko for 16 years with 16 woman, it was so much fun!
    So happy you didn't hurt that baby deer. Have fun at the shower.

  5. Great post. So sorry your hubby is traveling so much over the next few months. I know all about trying to get something planned. We have different days off and work different shifts. Have a great day. Blessings, SusanD

  6. LOL ~ I often "win" at losing Bunco.
    Nope, not surprised at the result of Jake and Vienna, duh.
    I agree Iceland looks beautiful but exactly why would they choose to go there anyway? They still managed to get in some almost racey swimsuit/hot tub scenes. Ha
    Yep, it's a good idea to have some face time with the off spring. Although, after a week of it 24/7 . . . I'm needing a bit of a break, myself.
    Just sayin'

  7. What a fun post. I know what you mean about time with your daughters. We do talk about every other day, sometimes for an hour. Thank God for mobile to mobile on the cell's. That fish recipe sounds delish! Will have to try it. Now that sounds like a random comment to me!
    until next time... nel

  8. He grills out in this heat? But we like fixing our fish that no smell in the house. I may try that recipe (honest!).

  9. Jake & Vienna broke up? Hahahahaha! Tally that one up. So we have what, 0 successful relationships?

    Seriously, why not shut down the show.

    Interesting post!

  10. I do hope you get to see your girls, Joyce. I can't imagine being so far away from them.
    We get to enjoy alot of wild in animal/wildlife...*grin*... where we live, too. So glad you were able to miss the little deer.
    Thanks so much for the recipe. We just got a new grill so perhaps I will break it in with this new fish recipe, though my husband will probably agree with yours. :-)
    Oh, and the Bachelorette/Bachelor? Oh please....I just can't believe that they all put themselves out there like that thinking they are going to find true love? Hello. I don't watch the show but hear my son and daughter-in-law discussing it,read snippets here on the web, and viewed segments on news shows. It's everywhere. :-)

  11. Yeah! I´m so happy you get to see your girls! I hope you enjoy every second.
    I love your random dozen. :)

  12. This was a fun post to read. Enjoy your time with your girls!

  13. Yay for visiting the girls! Have fun!

  14. Wow, that post wore me out, and I just had to read it. I couldn't imagine how tired I would be if I had to live all that. You're my hero.

  15. I ask myself often, "Why do we live so far away from our kids?" sigh