Monday Brain Dump

Two weeks from today, I’ll take my one and only final. Three days after that, I’ll do my last presentation and voila, an entire semester of graduate school will be behind me. I’ll be one quarter of my way towards being Master Janssen.

On Friday, we went to the Lauritzens for dinner and had the world’s best fajitas (best because every other fajitas I have ever partaken of has contained green peppers, since apparently no one has been alerted to the fact that cooked peppers are Satan’s own handiwork. Ask Bart if you do not believe me (I married him based 93% on his agreement on this issue). We played some games which I did not win, but which I did not cry over losing either. Because I’m mature like that.

On Saturday, we cleaned the house (I used bleach for maybe the first time ever and now my toilet is clean enough to lick (I would not recommend this, but it probably wouldn’t kill you)) and Bart did yard work since he is a man. And lo and behold, our backyard looks great!

We grabbed some lunch at McDonalds, hung around Barnes & Noble, went to the library and read and felt very much like two adults with no children and no homework (too bad I actually did have homework. But then, if I had done it then, what would I be procrastinating now?).

We went and saw The Spiderwick Chronicles, which we both thoroughly enjoyed (is there anything more lovely than a Saturday matinée?) for we are both young at heart. So young at heart, in fact, that we plan to rush out to see Horton Hears a Who as soon as it appears in the dollar theater (we are, of course, cheap at heart, too).

And um, I just realized I can’t remember anything about Saturday night. I’m sure we did things, but I cannot remember a thing. Apparently I am young at heart but old in memory.

Oh! We went for a bike ride. It was lovely. My legs almost fell off.

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  1. Sounds like a wonderfully relaxin yet active weekend.

    PS: When at graduation I saw the hoods the Master’s people got to wear, I decided right then and there that I had to have one. Once I do get mine I think I’m going to wear it for at least three days straight–to bed and all (maybe not in the shower though).

  2. Master Janssen: TOTALLY agree with you about the peppers! I can’t even stand the smell of them cooking! good thing your legs only “almost fell off”…. that could be tricky. Sounds like a fun weekend 🙂

  3. I totally agree about the peppers too 🙂 We went to a dollar matinee on Saturday too–very cheap at heart. 🙂 I’m glad you’re 1/4 of the way done with school! Congratulations!

  4. Rick and I were just reminiscing over what fun we had when it was just us. Treasure these times! Good luck on your one final.

  5. First of all, you are WRONG WRONG WRONG about cooked peppers. They are delicious and I’m planning on inviting you over for dinner and serving stuffed peppers and you will HAVE to eat them in order not to be rude.
    Okay, now that that’s settled, just want to say this post was quite amusing. Also, I just love that you really enjoy your child-less-ness. I didn’t enjoy my time sans children nearly as much as I should have, and I love that you do things and actually can APPRECIATE the fact that there are no children there to flub up your freedom.
    PS. I DO actually love my kids!

  6. Hint – (Always remove the stems, seeds, and membranes first!) Green peppers cooked in the microwave are so much better than the oven-cooked ones. Also, you might try blanching (dip in boiling water and then immediately into cold water to cool) them first before baking or stir frying. They’re not so bitter and less likely to give you indigestion 🙂

    I actually don’t bake my stuffed peppers. I cook everything separately then stuff. Happy eating!

    Are peppers as incredibly expensive elsewhere as they are here???

  7. I usually try to forget things that make my legs want to fall off, too.
    That sounds like such a fun weekend!!! We love kids movies. We just rented Bee Movie and it was really cute!!!
    I can’t believe you’re going to have a Masters! Congratulations! That’s coming up fast!

  8. I agree with you on the green peppers, but I have to say that I love me some red peppers in fajitas. I hate that most places only put one or two red pepper slices in with a whole sea of nasty green ones. Red, orange, yellow — bring them on, just leave out the green!

  9. I love how you are so grateful for every experience. You turn every simple day into a wonderful one because of your attitude! I love it. I enjoy reading your joyful life:)

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