Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Tuesday Re-Cap

  1. We moved on Friday. It's done. I'm feeling less willing to unpack, but I suppose the 3rd time in 6 months could be the charm. Maybe I'll give it a few days.
  2. In a few days I'm driving "home" to Chicago for a very special event, the high school graduation of a nephew that was born while I was in college, which is where he'll be headed this fall. My mind feels old trying to wrap a bow around that box of flying time.
  3. The fingerprinting for the FBI criminal background check that I had to do for the JET Program (you know, the one where I move to Japan in July for a year?) came back rejected, which caused me to panic at first until I re-read the email 18 times to confirm that it was just an issue with the prints themselves and that those will be sent back to me to include with the new set for the new request so that I don't have to pay again. Except that I have to wait until they forward from the last address, which may happen while I'm in Chicago, which doesn't help me to get this all done quickly, which would give me peace of mind. Spike my latte, someone?
  4. I don't feel like talking publicly any more about the cat pee carpet in the new place, but it's partially resolved enough to shut me up a little though still not what I think is exactly how it should be done. If there are further issues, I'll be loud again.
  5. We had ribs for dinner, and they rocked. Crockpot first, under the broiler then, and onto the plate and down the hatch. A few hours later, we had an inexplicable and insatiable desire for pancakes. I don't know why I'm terrible at making pancakes, but bad pancakes with enough butter and syrup is never really all that bad of a thing.
  6. My pants feel tighter. My mind feels lighter.

11 comments:

  1. Oh my God Maggie! THREE times in six months! To me that is insanity at its finest! Talk about abusive! I miss your Sunday post with the food pics! I would have loved to see the ribs and the bad pancakes! Good luck on the Japan situation! I just got back from Vegas and am ready for bed!
    Peace,
    Diva

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  2. We had pancakes last night too. And I had risotto for breakfast. And I think I need bigger pants.

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  3. glad to hear that your deal was smudge prints, and not that you have a secret life as a serial killer.

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  4. Hurrah for pancakes! And I'm glad the move went okay (minus the cat pee) :) Fingers crossed you won't have to move again!

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  5. Let me know when you get here!!!!!

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  6. Yikes! 3 times in 6 months? I did that once, but I lived out of 3 suitcases. I can't imagine packing and unpacking all of my stuff each time.

    The ribs sound awesome. And you are so right, butter and syrup can make any pancakes taste awesome :)

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  7. hmmmm, ribs in the crock pot first, hey? I usually just slather them in bbq sauce every half hour while slow roasting them in the oven at about 200-225. I'll have to try the crock pot first thingy. :-)

    I have just one word for pancakes - Bisquick! No matter what recipe I try to make 'em from scratch, everyone always complains and wants the Bisquick ones instead.

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  8. hmmmm, ribs in the crock pot first, hey? I usually just slather them in bbq sauce every half hour while slow roasting them in the oven at about 200-225. I'll have to try the crock pot first thingy. :-)

    I have just one word for pancakes - Bisquick! No matter what recipe I try to make 'em from scratch, everyone always complains and wants the Bisquick ones instead.

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  9. Hopefully a few days in Chicago will be the balm you need for the, "I don't want to unpack, cat piss carpet, fingerprinting error isssues" to abate and work themselves out. You most certainly deserve to have that at least. (Hugs)Indigo

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