I’m still here, in case you missed me. Life has been crazy busy, and I’ve hardly had time to breathe, much less blog. It’s mind-boggling how much preparation and how many people it takes to get ready to have surgery and check out of productive life for a few weeks. There are doctors and nurses and insurance personnel and hospital personnel. There is my husband and my mom helping all they can. There are co-workers to train, duties to divide up, and loose ends to tend to. Appointments, chores, shopping, food prep, a haircut, packing, medical preparation. Frankly, I could do without hearing the word ‘surgery’ again for a few years. I am truly appreciative of everyone, and I am sorry for disrupting lives.
Well, I guess you’ve figured out that I did survive MuckFest after all. And, it was surprisingly fun this year. Last year was fun, too, but it was miserably cold, and I spent hours wet and shivering. I attempted every obstacle this time and only ended up walking around two impossibly slippery mud hills (after sliding down them on my knees and/or buttocks several times). That is vastly better than 2015. One of my teammates contracted food poisoning the night before the race, and another had an asthmatic episode just a few mud-laden steps into the course. Though it wasn’t fun for all, I had a good time and walked away feeling proud of myself. And with a limp. And an impressive bruise in the crack of me arse.
Perhaps I won’t stay gone from my blog so long next time. I will have a couple of weeks with little else to do after all…..
Hope you are all well. Peace and robotic surgeon elbow grease. (Do robots have elbows exactly?)
Song of the day:
Only if For a Night by Florence + the Machine. Because I heard this song today for the first time in ages. And I rocked it out and nailed every note like I do when I’m driving alone. 😉
Book of the day:
Landline by Rainbow Rowell. I have read other books by Rowell. They’ve all been pretty good, but they’ve all been YA fiction. I love YA fiction probably a bit too much–don’t get me wrong. Landline was geared more toward adults, and refreshingly so. It is a tale of a troubled marriage and the wife’s unlikely chance to make things right.
Recipe of the day:
Creamy Cheesy Chili Potato Casserole via http://www.food.com.
I make this stuff whenever The Hubs cooks up a giant pot of chili. It is ridiculously good. Seriously. It is probably illegal in some countries because nothing should be so friggin’ tasty.
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/8″ thick
- 3 cups of leftover chili
- 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, cubed
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper
- Layer sliced potatoes, chili, cubed cream cheese, cream of mushroom soup, and cheddar cheese in a greased casserole dish.
- Repeat layers (like lasagna).
- Bake covered in a 350 degree oven for 1 1/2 hours.
- Top with additional cheddar cheese and bake uncovered for 10 minutes.
- Allow casserole to set for 20 minutes and serve.