Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Nothing Important

Last night I went to my favorite aerobics class at my new gym. The teacher is hands down the best one I've had since England. Why on earth was I surprised when she announced that she's leaving? Nooooooooo! Not again!

This morning I made french toast because Jackson and I are tired of eating Nutrigrain waffles and plain toast with jelly. Jackson loved it and now I want to try making banana-stuffed french toast like they have at The Houstonian, which is something so wonderful that it haunts my dreams even after four years.

This afternoon Jackson ate spaghetti with a fork like a big boy and didn't make too bad of a mess. I ate a lean pocket and it was pretty forgettable. Later I had Doritos.

Right now Jackson is asleep and I need to be showering and getting ready for date night with Hubs. What I really want to do is drink some tea and enjoy the silence.

This evening Curtis is taking me to Anthropologie to return the bedding I ordered. I hope to come across some fun things for some wonderful mothers we will be celebrating the next two weekends.

Tonight we are having dinner at America's by the Galleria. I already know what I'm getting. Without a doubt it will include tres leches.

Tomorrow my sister is flying home from Atlanta. Her hubby will join her in Houston this weekend so they can both see their moms. They are going to die over how much Jackson is talking since the last time they saw him.

That is all. I can hear The Mister beginning his wake up process, so I have to pick my indulgence quickly - shower or tea? SHOWER OR TEA? Shower it will be.

34 comments:

Kelly said...

This post made me laugh really loud!
I love that you love food as much as me! You are my kind of girl!!!

Jen said...

Hey Amanda!

My new apartment is super duper close to America's, I will wave at you as I drive by this evening :)

Have a good date night, dear!

Jen

BethAnne said...

I so would have picked the tea, but that's just me.....

My Twenty Cents said...

Normally I would say tea, but I guess with a date night and all, shower is a better idea!

Fran said...

"Later I had Doritos"

Good for you! :)

Happy Mothers Day to you...a little early...but you inspire us all.

Blessings Amanda!
Fran

Anonymous said...

I want to learn to love tea. Do you have any suggestions? What do you put in it? I am thinking it might help me lose weight ... right now I am way to much into the Doritos....

CrownLaidDown said...

Praying that the tea can follow and the little Mister will lay there a bit longer, so you may be still.

What is "tres leches?" 3 milks?
Praying for an awesome time tonight for you and Curtis!! So very smart to spend that time together.

May your weekend be precious together!
Love,
holly

PS Would your Mom rather that I not write the notes? Please let me know...I'd never want to create more stress for you guys. Only if it is a blessing!

anne said...

HILLARIOUS!

I have been "blurking" for a few weeks...and finally decided to say "Hi" so Hi.

Have fun at Antrho. No doubt you will find lots of goodies. I love that place.

Have fun out with the Hubby too!

Erin said...

I have so much blog reading to catch up on!!!!!! But I tagged you...Ree tagged me so I passe the love along :)

Kathleen in TX said...

Have a fun date night! It's so hard to get anything done when they're asleep and you just want to sit and relax a few minutes...

Kelli said...

MMMM America's! Have a fun date night!

Erin said...

I love pepperoni lean pockets. yummmm.

Darlene R. said...

Stinkin' shower anyway!

I hope you're having a good date night with hubs!

You're so good to go to aerobics, bless your heart. I have been finding every reason NOT to go exercise lately! I've gone from a 16/18 to a 6, so I need to go to keep it off. *sigh* I'm not sure what's up because I usually enjoy it. Pray that this phase will pass quickly! :)

Dionna said...

I love that your post was mainly about food. You sound like me - trying so hard to be good with a healthier lunch and then losing it later for some doritos. Sigh. Is there hope for us?
Are nutrigrain waffles low in fat?

The Barfuss Family said...

I was super sad about her leaving the gym as well. Hopefully she'll stay for a few more weeks though to make it through the end of May and then the search begins for fun morning classes. AND the Saturday instructor is done with step now until after the baby. What will we do?

Of course I'm not up there this week bc I have something every day after school, but maybe I'll see you this weekend or next week. :)

Hope you enjoyed date night and found some fun goodies!
Missy
P.S. You don't have to post this random comment if you don't want to. :)

Kelly @ Love Well said...

You have chosen ... wisely.

(Please tell me you know the movie I'm quoting.)

Tea you can get at dinner. A shower? Not so much.

olivia and henry said...

love this post. you are SO cute!!! miss you in dallas, eventhough i rarely even saw you while you were here! :( let us know when you are in town next...we'll plan a dinner out! angie

Gina said...

Hey Amanda, got your message on my blog! I am loving the blog thing, maybe too much. Super fun!

Lisa in Ft. Worth said...

Under those circumstances, I'd have chosen the shower too. I've loved your last few posts. I learn so much from you, Amanda. Arranging the day to bring out the best in my child, writing letters to chronicle the stages in his life, banana-stuffed French toast!!! Sometimes I wish you were 8 years ahead of ME on this motherhood journey, instead of the other way around! Hope you had a great night. Blessings to all three of you.

Lisa Pierre said...

Things change. You would think you could at least keep an aerobics instructor! I guess she has to go count to 8 somewhere else!???!!!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Jealous of your meal! Hope it was a great date night, and the tres leches was yummy.

Oh, and I'm impressed about your breakfast skillz. French toast...mmmm.

Lauren said...

Isn't it amazing when a shower becomes an indulgence? :)

Natalie Witcher said...

Don't cha love those little moments to yourself?

Anonymous said...

With the great aerobics teacher leaving, I think it's time for your mom (you and Melissa, too -- why not?!)to make an exercise video with lots of great praise music!

Happy Mother's Day!
denise in NC

Hillary said...

Tea or shower? That is quite the dilemma! Not sure which I would have picked. I'm sure you made the right decision!

HisTreasuredPossession said...

some days, I L-I-V-E for my indulgences and quiet times. Hope your shower hit the spot!

Jungle Mom said...

I love Tres Leches!!!

kari said...

hey friend,
sorry i've been a stranger lately. crazy month, but thanks for the blogging kick in the tail. i gave the people an update today! :) now that you're in houston, may be we can connect more in person when we fly down for visits!
love, k

p.s. check out my sis's wedding pics if you get a chance. you'll see titus and my prego belly too! www.nicklovesashley.com

Jan said...

Hope you and Hubs have fun. Sounds much better than Lean Pockets and Doritos :)

Jan

Anonymous said...

My son is a few months older than yours, and I have a quick tip for spaghetti. Use ORZO instead of spaghetti noodles. Orzo is pasta that looks like rice. It tastes the same, but since it's smaller, it's much easier for little ones to maneuver. It also keeps you from the hassle of having to cut up the noodles.

Another great orzo treat...mix it with some pesto sauce, sauteed veggies (onion, garlic are a must), tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese. A little bite of heaven!

Emily

Krystal said...

I think showers are very important! It may be the only time alone that you get with a toddler! Enjoy!

KELLY said...

Seems everyone is thinking about food these days - I made the most incredible Snickerdoodle Cupcakes last night....amazing!

Bev Brandon said...

tres leches...that's a new one...of course, will have to try it...sounds funny until you know what it is...

Dropped by to say that I know you will so honor your beautiful mom on her day. And that's because all you have to do is show up and who you are so honors her life. Psalm 34:5---hope that's the right reference and not some weird thing.

And Happy Mother's Day to you--- a woman who so loves her precious boy and passes on her heart to him Deut 6:6 --- I know that's the right ref. Love to you on your day! Bev

Cathy Davis said...

Happy mother's day!!!