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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I'm okay. Are you okay?

Were you wondering where I disappeared to? I hadn't intended to sort of vanish like that but the holiday weekend sort of obliterated all my free time and I use the weekends to try to get a jump start on my blogging week. So didn't happen this weekend. I have, however, declared a moratorium on my cooking. No more cooking in April.

Easter was great. It started on Saturday with GG and I doing the Bunny Walk/Run. GG ran the 10K and I walked 5K with friends from work. It was a cold a blustery day, but the time and the 3 miles slide by quickly when you are walking and talking with friends.

In the afternoon we went to my brother's house for fried turkey and ham. I made appetizers and my cheddar cheese onion bread. That made for a full day and I was pretty tired when we got home. Beanie came home with his girlfriend late Saturday night. That's always fun. Bean still loves his job at Disneyland and always brings so much energy into the house.

On Sunday I made some homemade bruschetta and this stuff...

It's called Insalata Caprese. We just call it good eats. Fresh mozzarella, basil and plum tomatoes with some ground pepper and balsamic vinaigrette on top of a baguette or cracker. It's very yummy for your tummy. Anyway, we had a great conversation over appetizers and were almost too full to eat, so we waited a while. More and more we find ourselves getting away from the more traditional meals for holidays. This time we opted for steak and chicken breast with green beans, my parmesan potatoes and salad. It was just right for us. It would have been nice if Shmoo's GF could have joined us but she was with her own family celebrating.

I have been doing some reading too. I really enjoyed the second SEAL book SEALED WITH A PROMISE by Mary Margret Daughtridge. It's a stand alone, but once you read it you'll probably want to read the first one SEALED WITH A KISS. On impulse I also picked up EDGE OF HUNGER by Rhyannon Byrd. It's the first book in a new series by Ms. Byrd called Primal Instinct.

A visit to category books had me reading the SSE April release of THE BRAVO BACHELOR by Christine Rimmer. It was pretty good too. I always forget what a quick read those books are.

The last couple of days I've had some issues with my back again. Who knows why I'm having these flare ups. I vacillate between anger and moping. I'd send invites, but really, who wants to RSVP a pity party?

It will probably take me a week or so to get back in the swing of things. Until then, let me know what all of you have been up to. How was your Easter weekend? What have you been reading?

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Blogger Wendy said...

Easter was pretty much a non-event around here. We vegged out, I made Buffalo chicken sandwiches, and I watched the Tigers have a comeback win against the Rangers.

Then I wrapped up celebrating Jesus' resurrection by eating some Cadbury Creme Eggs.

Oh, and I finished a book over the weekend. Taking Care of Business by Megan Hart and Lauren Dane. Review over at the Bat Cave - but in a nutshell? I liked it.

8:08 PM PDT  
Blogger Rosie said...

Hi Wendy! I'm so out of sorts and the loop. Thanks for the update. Good to know about the Dane/Hart book. I have it on my bedside. Maybe I'll crack it tonight.

8:24 PM PDT  
Blogger Lori said...

I've decided I'd better start commenting on blogs again. People think I've died, LOL. Glad you had a good Easter. I've been flying solo all week.

As for reading, I've got a ton of stuff backed up for my vacation, so I've been rereading a ton of stuff. Note to self... do NOT miss Nath's reread challenge this month. I need to get back blogging again. Srsly.

8:41 PM PDT  
Blogger WarriorM said...

Easter was fine. I told you we had Dusti and girls here. Ham, salad, yummy potatoes and desserts. It was a nice day. Dad called after he saw you and we were on the phone for a whopping 6 minutes. Might be a new record!

I just finished Grimspace and am pissed I didn't buy Wanderlust when I was at the bookstore with you. I also read Most Likely To...can't remember the author. Ann Aguirre rocks and I can't get that book off my mind. After reading The Shack last week, both of those books were a needed release. The Shack just got too many wheels turning in my crazy wheel house!

Can't wait to see you!

8:46 PM PDT  
Blogger Rosie said...

Lori, I'm behind with everything these days. It seems like if one little thing changes in my schedule everything goes whacko until I can catch up and get back into my routine. It makes life interesting, right?

Warrior M, can't wait to see you. Spoke to Dad for about 90 seconds tonight to ask about his brain scan. No news. Counting the hours. Call me, or text when you are enroute.

9:45 PM PDT  
Blogger Kristie (J) said...

Would it help to know you're the lucky winner of the oop-sie book? I need an address.

5:02 AM PDT  
Blogger sula said...

hey girl! Nice to see you blogging. And oh wow, that food looks delish. I ought to make that sometime. *drool*

5:25 AM PDT  
Blogger Jennifer B. said...

Sorry to hear about your back - argh. Hope that improves!

5:48 AM PDT  
Blogger nath said...

Hi Rosie!! I'm okay LOL :)

Easter week-end was very quiet for me and my sis. My parents went to a funeral in Boston, so they weren't here... that meant my sis and I ate out a lot :) Overall, a very nice and quiet week-end. I slept, ate and read. The usual :) Oh, and I re-shelved my books :)

Glad you had a nice week-end... and yum, I'm hungry after reading your post :P

8:06 AM PDT  
Blogger Becky said...

We did a really non-traditional food for our big Easter dinner...South Beach Diet mashed potatoes. Steamed cauliflower with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter and FF Half & Half. Not bad, but they weren't the "hit" of the party, lol.

That Caprese salad looks YUMMO! Makes me hungry...and that would qualify as a meal on our diet! Guess what we're having for dinner tonight?

Glad your boys were home for the Holiday!

9:05 AM PDT  
Blogger Tracy said...

I'm behind on my blog hopping so I'm just now saying: so glad you had a great Easter. That bread sounds divine!

1:18 PM PDT  
Blogger Rosie said...

Kristie, yay a book! I sent the snail mail addy to you. You're the best.

Sula, it is delish. So easy too and you can totally make a meal out of it. Nice for summer time hot weather.

Jen, my back is so-so-so much better. I've gotten back to a better exercise routine again and it really helps.

Nath, was it weird with your parents gone for a holiday? So far I've been fortunate and the boys have been with us on the holidays.

Hey Becky... did you try the Caprese salad? How'd you like it?

Tracy, the bread is always a big hit. Always. So easy too.

6:04 PM PDT  
Blogger nath said...

Well, my family is not very strong on holidays... and Easter is not one that we celebrate, so no, it wasn't weird.

10:31 AM PDT  
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