How about a funny joke to end your Monday?? Okay, then, here it goes!!
A Minnesota couple decided to vacation to Florida during the winter. They planned to stay at the very same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday. His wife would fly down the following day.
The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an e-mail to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her e-mail address, and without realizing his error, he sent the e-mail.
Meanwhile.....somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home from her husband's funeral. He was a minister of many years who was called home to glory following a sudden heart attack. The widow decided to check her e-mail, expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she fainted.
The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:
To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I've Arrived
Date: 16 May 2003
I know you're surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send e-mails to your loved ones. I've just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is not as uneventful as mine was.
P.S. Sure is hot down here!
And here is some Monday randomness:
Missy is SO into reading books these days and brings her books to anyone with an available lap, including her brother;) He was seriously helping me keep her occupied so I could finish dinner last night! We even get her some books from the library now; esp books about animals because she loves animals.
And she thinks all animals are dogs:)
Ben bought me some roses from Trader Joe's and I would highly recommend getting flowers from there! First of all, a bouquet is only $4.99 (which is a great price for the un-wealthified) and they are some of the most beautiful and most wonderful smelling roses I've ever received! They are a beautiful pinkish purple color and are in full bloom, sending out the sweetest aroma.
Plus, Trader Joe's has lots of other great stuff, too:)
We are in the countdown for summer vacation! Wow. I can hardly believe that this year is almost over! The second half has flown by. B has only 2 more weeks of teaching this semester, Z has 2 1/2 weeks of preschool, and S has only 5 weeks left of first grade! And he's glad about that 2, claiming that he will be learning a lot more than we will. Smarty Pants.
I started to worry a little over a whole summer filled with hearing "I'm boooorrreeed." Last summer, the boys were so enthralled with having a backyard (ish) for the first time in their lives that we were happy to spend the summer hanging around! This summer, I am hoping to get out more and see places we haven't visited yet. I did a lot of research on museum free/discount days and found lots of places we've never been to. Ben's dream for the summer is to somehow be able to go see the Reds vs Cubs at Wrigley Field as a family!
He and S got free tickets from a friend last summer and Samuel still talks about it. Ben does too, for that matter! And now he wants to share the fun experience (so they say!) with all of us. Not sure if we can swing that but it would be fun! Especially for possibly (hopefully) our last summer here.
Anyways, we're planning on keeping busy here with parks, museums and even soccer and/or t-ball for the boys. So hard to believe it's been almost a year since we moved here. Time flies!
And I'll leave you with a super easy and very delicious recipe! This is one I threw together several years ago and often make because I usually have most of the ingredients. And everyone likes it:)
Sausage, Veggies and Beans over Rice (It doesn't really have a name so feel free to offer a better one!)
1/2-1 lb kielbasa sausage, sliced (turkey or regular or leave it out if you're a vegetarian!)
1 can summer crisp corn, drained
1-2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed (depends on the size of your family~we use now!)
1 medium zucchini, sliced
2-3 cups cooked rice (again, depends on how much you eat or how many people you're feeding!)
1) Prepare rice as directed on package. Or bag. Or box.
2) Meanwhile, in large skillet, saute kielbasa until heated through and lightly browned. Add corn, black beans and zucchini and cook until hot and zucchini is done. Serve over rice and enjoy!
*If you don't have zucchini, as I didn't tonight, steam some broccoli and serve with it. The flavors are so good together!