The letter "X" is a racy letter. All words that begin with or have the "x" sound in the first syllable just seem more dangerous than other letters of the english alphabet. I could write lots about risky "x" words. (Hee, hee--side note--say "risky 'x' words" 5 x's fast). Anyway...this week we have had a first--an eXtreme--in my household....
Well, to begin, western WA is wet, off and on. It doesn't really turn all the way off until July through October. Whenever there is a warm, rainfree day, I have learned to drop everything and go outside and do yard work. There are many people here who do yard work in the rain, but I don't like to.
Last weekend was gorgeous. On Saturday, after attending 4 hours of soccer games, I came home and knew that I needed to plant the rest of the garden, otherwise I wouldn't have much of a harvest come harvest time. Mind you, Sunday was supposed to be an equally pristine weather day, but I don't work on Sundays (except for maybe washing a dish).
My hubby had taken one child to a birthday party so I had 3 kids to tend to. I pulled out all sorts of water toys, had 'em get on their bathing suits, and do a free-for-all in the backyard. They played and I succeeded in ignoring them for 4 hours while I pulled newly-grown weeds, fertilized, and put in new plants and seeds. During that time my hubby returned home. It was getting late and I knew the kids were getting hungry. I asked him to whip us up some vittles.
He went to the store and then brought the kids in and fed them whilst I still tended to the vegetable garden. When I finally came in, they were getting ready for bed. I scrubbed my hands and arms. I enjoy gardening and I always work up a good appetite. Dinner was take-out chinese food. The food was great! And there was a LOT of it.
In fact, there was so much food that we have been eating it for five days (we made something different for Sunday dinner). It's lunch time right now and I'm eating cashew chicken. We've, along with some pasta already in the fridge, been eating leftovers for 5 days straight!!!!
I can't stand to throw out perfectly good food, so we continue to eat it. Tomorrow I should be able to polish off the sesame pork, I think I'll cook them a real meal tonight. This is eXtreme for us--leftovers for 5 days?! This lovely, fattening, chinese food, has really helped me in my running this week. Good thing my race isn't for another month....
I can't imagine Chinese food lasting more than 2 days!
LOL! This is good. When Katie visited me in December we ordered so much Italian food that we ate it for days too. I have to say, once in a while, it's nice not to have to cook, isn't it! I can't wait for your race!
Oh, I'm jealous of your garden, those don't work so well here. Lizzy's excited because she planted beans in class and they're huge, I hope they don't die!
Wow, I guess that is the last time you send your hubby out to buy dinner! Ha ha. Sounds like his eyes were bigger than his stomach. That is a funny story. I'd be gagging by day 3.
That is pretty extreme. What race are you running?
He must have bought a lot of food! You must be lucky and actually have kids that eat real food. My girls are super picky and aren't adventurous eaters. My mom just laughs as I was the same way as a kid. Boy, I must have been really annoying. :)
I'm popping in to Utah for a few days in June to run the Ragnar relay with my team, Lightspeed. We start in Logan and end in Park City. It'll take a good 18-20 hours. There are 12 runners and we each run 3 legs.
There is some crazy elevation differences between here and Utah--I'm going to die, but I'm still looking forward to it!
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