Monday, March 26, 2007

a growing addiction

I have been such a naughty, naughty girl today. I have spent far too much time at this computer. People aren't kidding when they say blogging can be addictive. Mostly I've been reading peoples Menu Plan Mondays and peoples Spring Reading Thing lists. Copied off a few recipes that sound particularly yummy and added several books that sounded good to my "someday" list.

I did get Annie through another school day (well, mostly...we're going to watch a video about the Grand Canyon here in a few minutes) and I did do four loads of laundry. But beyond that, I've accomplished very little. I didn't even cook supper, because Rich got a craving for Taco Bell and called to tell me he would be bringing supper home. Day 1 and I'm already blowing my menu plan. Not that I'm complaining, mind you.

Probably won't accomplish much this evening either. Rich and Annie are going to watch the annual migration of the Spotted, the Blue Spotted, and the Jefferson's salamanders. When conditions are right, they make their annual migration from their hibernaculum to their breeding pond. Rich thinks tonight may be optimal viewing. Annie's going with him, partly for fun, partly for school. (We're going to study amphibians in a few weeks.)

Anyway, I plan to get the boys to bed and then relax. (You know, because I'm so worn out from all the blogging!) I'll have to tape 24 for Rich tonight, but I'm going to desperate need of a fix. By the way, Stacy, if you're reading this, I wanted to let you know that you've started something. Even our kids call 24 "the Jack Bauer hour of power"...and I'll bet it's not just to our family that it's spread. Will probably work on Annie's hat while I watch, and maybe even try to fit in a few pages worth of reading during commercials. is now time to turn off the computer. Yes. Right this very minute.


gail said...

Oh yes, blogging can be very addictive! I did shop for groceries but I haven't been too productive beyond that.
My hubby and Stacy's are golfing today so I'll have to tape 24 for him and will watch Dancing tonight.
Not sure if Stacy & Tim started that Jack Bauer Power hour thing or if it was my daughter and her boyfriend! But everyone in the family uses it now! And I do think it's spread further as well.

Dawn said...

That's how I feel in the summer when I'm off from school. I can't seem to drag myself from the computer :)

I've never seen 24. I am a big TV junkie too :)

take care,

debi said...

Gail--I just hope someone in your family reaps some financial rewards when they start using that Jack Bauer hour of power phrase in their ads! It's too catchy not to spread, don't you think?

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Too funny, Debi! I'm so glad you guys are watching and enjoying 24. It's one of our most favorite shows. And we do call it the Jack Bauer Power Hour. Things happen, and Jack is the only one who can fix them. Jack is hurt and down and 10 minutes later, he's back saving the world :) Jack never stops for anything - pit stop, food, to get stitched up, nothing. He's THE MAN!

I can totally relate on the blogging. I've gotten sucked into so many things and spent countless hours doing just what you described - looking at recipes, reading other people's book lists and recommendations, etc. I can look up and it will be 2 or 3 hours later! At least you got some laundry done :)

Have a great day!