Friday, March 12, 2010

The Living Room

This post is just the quirky thoughts of a girl who's up way past her bedtime watching Make it or Break it & swooning over actor, Johnny Pacar, who portrays an incredibly romantic boyfriend...

I wish I lived in the living room. My favorite part of this whole house is the living room/kitchen/dining room. The logical reason for this is that it is heated by the gas log & our back bedroom is colder. The real reason, however, (even though I am a logical person) is that it's part of my personality. I don't want to miss out on anything. I like to be out in the open area where everything happens not locked up in the back bedroom where I might miss out on something. The living room is where the TV is; it's where my laptop hangs out. It's where the kitchen is - the food. Windows to the outside. It's open, not cold & closed off. That's the key. I wish I had one of those beds in the living room where the bed folds down from the wall. I wish my bathtub & my closet & my office were all just in little wings off the living room. How weird am I?

The only thing I don't want in the living room is my stuff. I think I would like a small house with a big yard & a big shed for all my stuff. The guest house can be bigger than the regular house. I want to get one of those little Jalopy Cabins & put it on our land for the guest house, but Olin doesn't like that idea. I'm ready to keep the costs down & be practical, if someone would just buy our house at our cost so we could downsize our house & upsize our land. Living on 1/8th of an acre is not what we moved to the country for. I'm extremely thankful for what I have, but I'm ready to dream again & I'm ready to give up what I have for something simpler. God, are you listening to my heart's desire? I don't say this very often, but, I'm ready :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Summer rolls

Tonight we had some summer rolls for dinner. I like the idea of eating veggies instead of lots of starchy food for dinner. I don't need all those extra calories. All they do is make me grumble when I get on the scale. This evening all I put in them was shredded iceberg lettuce, shredded purple cabbage, shredded organic carrots & some seasoned tofu. The first few had some shredded zucchini & yellow squash as well. I ate them with Olin's yummy sauce (crushed dried chili peppers in hot oil with a squirt of lemon juice, some bragg's liquid aminos mixed with water, some cornstarch mixed with water, some garlic & some sugar). I'm proud to say I stuffed myself with veggies tonight! When I ran out of rice wraps I just used lettuce & kept going till all the sauce was gone. Then Olin made tabouli, so I had to have a few bites of that too.