Monday, February 13, 2012

Fun with friends...and Elmo

What a fun weekend! I hope you all had a good one because mine was great, and I'm totally going to brag it up now on how great it was! Saturday I suppose wasn't the greatest part, since Branden had to work, but it was still good because I went into town to meet him for lunch. It was raining, and since he works in basically a covered farmers market there is no break room for him to eat in, so we went across the street to a coffee shop. They have a "tea for two"deal which is cheap and means we can sit inside while Branden eats his lunch and we sip tea. We then headed to the grocery store since our fridge shelf (that's right, we only have one shelf since our fridge is shared) was looking bare. Branden's lunch hour came to a quick end and he then gave me some cash so I could go to the butcher's BY MYSELF (take THAT social anxiety!) and get some pork chops, ground beef, and turkey sausages. I did just fine, and even had a lovely conversation with the lady at the butcher stand where we get our mince and sausages! Then I headed home and made a big pot of chili! Branden came home and we had a relaxing night but were all excited for the next day because we were meeting up with friends.

Sunday was an 'early' start for me. I even asked Branden if he was sure it was healthy for people to get up at 8am; he kind of laughed and didn't take me seriously. I still have my doubts about 8am but I did get right out of bed because I was excited for the day! We were headed to the "early" service of church, the 10am service, because we were leaving right after with our new friends that moved here from the States about a month ago. This is the woman that was just over a couple of weeks ago because she's pregnant, had a kidney stone, AND had to see kitties having sex in our back garden! Her and her husband live way out of town so they drove us out to their house for Sunday lunch, and 3 other couples, all friends of ours, were invited as well. We had a ball! The house they are staying in is AMAZING with a tub that you could bathe a cow in! I have never seen such a big tub in my entire life! We spent the entire day with them and then caught a ride with our other friends who have the sweetest, most adorable little 1 year old boy. I got to babysit him last week for just a couple of hours and he is the most easy going baby! His parents are pretty laid back as well and are such a fun couple. All of the couples that were there yesterday are incredible, fun, and we all get along so well. Branden and I were taken in so warmly and quickly, and now we all get to do the same for this 'new' couple from the States. Although they don't feel new really; they fit in as if they have always been here.

Today for your music, I have to share a good parody video. I found this for my nephews since I know how much they love dance music and Elmo. If you haven't heard the original song "I'm Sexy & I know it" ....well, I wouldn't necessarily suggest looking up the original video. I ended up watching most of it through my fingers because, despite living in Europe, I can't take that many images of men in speedo things. Elmo has my vote for the better video!

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  1. I could so use a tub big enough to bathe a cow in. If you run across another that might be for sale cheap, please let me know.

    BTW- What do you put in your chili? Please tell me there's no Cinnamon in it. That's an arrestable offense down here in Texas.

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    1. Doug would have been able to get into it with you a lot easier! It had head cushions on either side of the tub and internal tub lighting...plus more jets than the Air Force!
      Cinnamon in chili??? Eeeeeewwwww! I have never heard of that before! We do put chickpeas in ours but that's just to add to our kidney beans and butter beans. They actually work pretty well!

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  2. There is nothing PG-rated you can do with a tub that big!!! I'm glad to head that you had a great weekend. JEALOUS! :o)

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    1. It definitely was not practical for bathing kids so yes, not a PG tub at all! lol

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  3. That sounds so awesome! I want to make chili now :)

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    1. Nothing better on these colder days that a hot bowl of chili! mmmmm :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and Welcome to my Cell!

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  5. My husband doesn'y like them, so I make chili with NO beans--just ground turkey & LOTS of spice.

    Please excuse me--I have to go & bathe my cow.

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    1. You probably like your husband more without beans too ;)

      Don't forget to wash behind the udders!

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  6. Nearly wet myself laughing, I've never EVER been called 'laid back' before! I LOVE you Maggie! We had so much fun hanging out with you both and are love getting to know you. I said, "yesssss", in my head when I read about how you're kicking social anxiety's butt hehe

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    1. Hehehehe! Compared to my friends from the States, you are easily laid back! I'm already dreading when you are going to be leaving us even though I know it's for the best and I will love seeing you guys grow! (but I still am going to miss the snot out of you!!!)
      Social anxiety had it coming! If only I could start kicking my own butt and get some of this extra weight off too! ;) Can't wait to see you on Wed!

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  7. I'm sorry, all I got from that was sausage and wild kitten sex.

    But the Elmo video was adorable!

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  8. I'm having a good eye day so I get to come visit. I have to blow the screen up the size of you new friends tub but its do able. lol I'm glad you are making new friends. Friends make your journey so much easier through life right? BTW I would love to skype with you sometime. You'll have to look me up though. Melynda Fleury is what it should be under. :) Just let me know a day in advance when you want to do that so I can be by the computer. Big hugs

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  9. Hahahaha that video is great. 'I'm so sweet I don't wear clothes...' Real funny, Padded Cell Princess. Well, it's good to hear to had a wonderful weekend. Didn't know about that one shelf, though. Hope it's an American fridge, so your shelf isn't too small. I'd like to see that tub. I mean, I've never seen a tub big enough to put a cow in, really. I've seen ladies in tubs that reminded me of... well, let's stay nice, now. I promised you I'd be more upbeat, so that's what I'm gonna do. :)

    P.S. Bought a ring this afternoon... Ladies still like diamonds, don't they, even if they're little (the diamonds, not the ladies)? If not, I'm so totally scr@wed.

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  10. We used to have a whirlpool tub that probably could have held a cow. I'm not sure how we would have gotten the cow in, however. I'm picturing a cow stepping up onto the tile around the tub and then stepping down into a bubble bath to drink champagne and eat strawberries. Yeah. I like the cow idea.

    Love,
    Janie

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  11. Sounds like such a fun time. I wish I had a big bathtub!

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Does this straitjacket make my butt look big?