It’s been a great week filled with new foods, activities and goals! I started off the week by deciding to only have a sugary treat on Saturdays. And I made it! Week two here I come.
The second biggest thing to happen was that my copy of Something Blue by Emily Giffin finally came in at the library. It is the second book to Something Borrowed which was a book that I flew through in one week. Well the big news is that I read all 338 pages of Something Blue in ONE day. Not only that but I worked two jobs that day! I think that’s pretty amazing. ALSO if you have not read these books I think they are pretty amazing and addicting. The movie Something Borrowed with Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin was good…but check out the book first.
Jaryl also took some big steps this week in new life goals. He had been studying like crazy for his personal training certification and plans to take the test next month. Besides that he is pursuing new careers and making plans for our future theatre.
Here are some of the foods we tried this week!
These have 6 grains, including Quinoa! Delicious!
An energy drink filled with green tea and no added sugars. It did the trick when I had to be up at 4AM! Plus I love anything peach! This was my first ever energy drink.
A delicious substitute to a sugary fudgsicle. (Although we try to avoid artificial sweeteners like splenda) These ones taste like chocolate stars!
Today we saw The Secret World of Arrietty. Jaryl will be telling you all about it later tonight! ALSO stay tuned next week for some crazy adventures with….. THIS GUY!
This year I decided it was time that I finally learn how to do taxes. I never needed to do them until I met Jaryl and it might seem as though I married him just to make him do them . But it is time for me to hold my own.
But boy did I pick a year to do them! I have not one, not two….but NINE that’s right nine W-2 forms this year. Oh and Jaryl’s one. However with the help of our friend Turbo Tax (he visits us every year), I had a pretty simple time of it.
So can I file taxes? The answer is yes!
Watch out world. This year I will also attempt to change a tire, climb a rock wall AND make a you tube video. Woah.
And now presenting Jaryl:
It was a long long day. I, Jaryl, got to work at 4;30AM because Madison had to work an opening shift at 5:00. What was I going to do?? Madison needed the car. When I arrived I did a lot of work on auditions and the play I’m in: The Young Man from Atlanta. I clocked in a half an hour early, 6:15AM, and started the work day off. I had to work until 5 and then hed off to rehearsal until 10!
I was so tired. So very very tired. What was I going to do? I was not going to float along all day in a sleepy daze. While I was giving the Bistro girl a break, I realized what I had to do. I had to…Drink Coffee. I don’t want to drink coffee. I’ve never really tried it before, but I knew that I had to try. First drink. That’s right I said first drink which means I had more than one. I made myself a 2 shot latte. Disgusting. So, I added vanilla. Even more disgusting, but I drank it anyway. Second drink. I had a 2 shot Americano. Iced. I drank that all up. It was gross as well. But then I started to think, maybe it wasn’t. I’ll try it again. Third drink. Another 2 shot Americano. Nope…still gross. Now, lets count how many shots I had on the first day I had coffee. 2 + 2 +2. 6 shots.
Needless to say I was bouncing off the wall. The Bistro girl told me that I would crash pretty hard, but I never did. However…I WILL NEVER DRINK COFFEE AGAIN. It’s gross. Someone told me that it was a taste I’ll get use to. I’m sorry but if I have to get use to a taste, I don’t want to. NO THANK YOU!!!
We decided to do something a little different today. I challenged Jaryl to learn how to braid hair, while I learned to tie a tie. Jaryl volunteered to be the student first. First I explained to him the way my Mom taught me to braid. ”You have 3 sections of hair and they are all fighting over who gets to be in the middle.” Then I showed him using 3 fingers on one of my gloves. “No I want to be in the middle! No I do!” Once I was confident he understood the concept I let him try it out on me. First he did a few gay stylist impressions (which always make me laugh) then he dove in. He had trouble controlling my curly mane so I suggested he try a smaller braid. After a little frustration, success!
Now it was my turn. Tying a tie always looked so hard in the movies. No one ever seems to know how to do it, but when a woman helps a man tie a tie, it always seems so romantic. I was ready to learn. “I want the purple tie!” I demanded. And it less than 10 seconds Jaryl taught me how to tie it. “That cannot be it! Let me try it by myself.” Sure enough I had it down. Then he went on to explain all these other knots. Blah blah blah. I was just excited I accomplished one so fast.
So in the end our battle of the sexes was a draw.
Jaryl said todays task was very difficult. He gives braiding a 5/10 “It was more work than anything” (What he doesn’t know is it was secret Daddy training.)
I give todays project a 8/10. Quick, easy and now I have a new life skill. Watch out bow ties, here I come!