I'm marginally productive these days. I worked all last week, so it's been nice having a couple days off this week, even if it is making me amazingly dumb and I forgot to tune in to watch Dancing with the Stars last night. Boo on me. I'll make sure to watch it tonight.
Steven and I went to the magical land of the Plaza Monday. We had to return Joy and Alex's wedding gift which was both a duplicate and broken. I've never seen Corningware shattered like that. We ended up getting a stick blender/food processor that we've both been coveting for a while. Now I can make my own hummus because I'm a loser like that. A loser who really loves hummus. We had dinner at Johnny Rocket's and kind of just puttered around the mall. On our way back out through Macy's, I stopped to check out the Benefit counter and picked up a Benetint/gloss combo. I forgot how much I love Benetint. I can slap some on and look 87% put together for the rest of the day.
Tuesday, we went Pier One because my jerk BIL had gotten us a gift cert for there. I'm pretty sure we're never going to use it, though, since we spent an hour there and couldn't find a single thing we liked except one lone candle which I didn't buy because Steven kind of made the face at the smell. It was Aspen Flower, if anyone's interested. Dejected, we went to Michael's where I pretended I had lots of money and looked at the oils and felt guilty about ignoring the watercolour I'm working on.
Yesterday was free coffee day at Dunkins, so we partook in that before deciding, spur of the moment, to go to Independance Mall. I actually hadn't been there in a good year, so it was kind of fun to see what's changed. Which was actually nothing, except there's a Steve & Barry's there now. I found a $3.99 skirt that was pretty damn cute, as well as a couple other things I might eventually go back for (including but not limited to a Badgers shirt). We finally made it to Target for cough syrup and I ended up getting a cheapo tote with swallows on it and a couple pairs of socks.
Why did I need cough syrup? Because I woke up yesterday feeling like someone kicked me in the chest. I spent all last night coughing till this morning my throat started bleeding. I called my doctor for an appointment this morning and told them that I would need a round of sulfa drugs and some cough syrup since I was pretty sure I had brochitis. I indeed do have bronchitis. My doctor was impressed that I managed to call it in less than 24 hours. I say it sucks that I've had it so much I can tell that quick.
So now I'm going to spend the week-end drinking cough syrup and popping Mucinex, which is the greatest thing known to man. Go me.
Steven and I cooked a real meal together tonight. We made vieja ropa with oven roasted plantains. It was damn good, though I think I'll add some hot sauce next time. It wasn't spicy enough for me, despite the four jalepenos. The plantains were delicious. We're going to have them again this week, since I bought 6 and we only used three tonight.
We're having tuna noodle casserole for dinner tomorrow, since it's still Lent, and I've been craving it something unholy. Steven and Nicki have never had it, so they're game. Saturday, I think we're having cranberry pig chops from the what_a_crock
. I kind of want to make veg soup or pasta for Sunday's dinner. There were a few other really tasty looking things that I might try crockpotting soon as well.
Oh my god, I love blue footed boobies. They're on telly right now and I just squee'd as much as I can with the sick.
I'm applying for a job no later than Monday for the summer. I'm waiting till I stop sounding like a 60 year old cocktail waitress named Flo to do it. I'll post more details if I get it, so until then, keep finger crossed for me. I really don't want to have to do a 9-5 data entry gig unless I absolutely have to. Ideally, I'd like to do something involving the arts and kids.
Mum's taking my car to Rhode Island on Saturday. I had a completely moment of role reversal while talking to her on the phone today. I told her to make sure to be careful with my car and not to blow out my clutch, something she said to me if I so much as looked at her car as a teen. I could actually hear her rolling her eyes over the phone before we both had a good laugh over it.
Lily Allen is indeed well and sold out here, so we're going to venture in next Saturday and see if we can get day of tickets. Steven seems to think there's some sort of Mass law that states they must release day of. I say it's a nice excuse to spend the day in the city, so long as it's nice.
My hair feels especially awesome today. It's very soft and not frizzy and I have no idea why, since it's been raining on and off all day. Figures my hair looks amazing on the day I'm too sick to go anywhere.
I wish I had Steven buy a couple mags when he was out picking up my meds. I'm not up for reading a real book, but I don't really want to stay up and watch telly either. Such dilemas... Anyhow, at least it was semi-warm today. I was outside for a bit in zoris and shorts and didn't die, so maybe we will eventually see spring.
I suppose I am just going to go to bed, though I think I shall also sleep with the window a bit open and enjoy the fresh breeze. Night, El-Jay!