Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Update of the Week - 15

Word of the week:
: of acute mental vision or discernment : keen
— per·spi·ca·cious·ly adverb
— per·spi·ca·cious·ness noun
— per·spi·cac·i·ty noun

Latin perspicac-, perspicax, from perspicere
First Known Use: 1640

The weather in my neck of the woods:
Weirdly warm and even a bit muggy. This morning's rain feels as though we are going to get a storm or tornado or something.

Things that make me happy:
Hot tea
Fresh Flowers
Fresh fruit
The company of like-minded folk

On my kindle:
Ascend, the third book in Amanda Hocking's Trylle trilogy. Overall, I like the idea of her books (which aren't really long enough or complicated enough to be split up into three installments), but her writing (dare I say) style is really horrible. I'm actually considering not bothering to finish this and moving on to something else.

On my TV:
The Big Bang Theory, Season Two
The boys and I are loving this, and have decided to make a weekly night of the viewing with our geek friends. If you want in, come over on Wednesday nights. We will have chili or some other crockpot wonder.

On the menu:
White Bean Chicken Chili (yes, we have finally expanded our cuisine offerings beyond pizza and bologna sandwiches).

On my To Do List:
Replace battery in Bella's quarantine collar
Post newly-created chore list

New recipe I tried or want to try soon:
Crock pot marble cake

In the craft basket:
Vivian's scarf

On my mind:
Cards with Coworkers

Tips and Tricks:
Have a party on the weekend and go all out on the food offerings. Use Ziploc bags to store leftovers in lunch-sized servings.

My favorite blog post this week:
The past 24 hours have been dedicated to laundry

Blog Hopping:
Life As Lou

No words needed:

Lesson learned the past few days:
It's important to take lids as well as collection containers with the breast pump.

Thought of the week:
“It’s not the tragedies that kill us, it’s the messes.”
― Dorothy Parker