Saturday, March 11, 2006

Post in which Rainey says hello and I talk about egg salad and alka seltzer rockets

Rainey says "Mewrr." That means "hello" in Rainey-ese.

We're still nice 'n' busy around here. We did manage to hit the all-you-can-eat pancakes for $.99 restaurant this morning. (While there, we discussed our desire to move out of the country. Not out of the United States (that would give Matt's mom a heart attack, I think), but out of the we-drive-an-hour-to-Target-and-a-half-hour-to-Walmart-and-sometimes-we-get-stuck-behind-tractors country. However, only in the country can you get all-you-can-eat pancakes for $.99. And they are really good pancakes.) We also hit a thrift store and got a Weslo Cardio Glide in great condition for only $10. They are going on ebay for over $50 plus shipping. Anyway, the plan is to use it while watching TV because we no longer get any exercise.

(Just a note, I love parentheses and parenthetical comments.)

Then we split up. Matt to school to rehearse until late tonight. Me to one of the libraries for a paper airplanes and rockets program. I was dreading my program (and Matt has really been dreading the musical. He used the word "failure." Please remember to pray for him.) I thought I was wasting my time even planning it because no one would come and the books I wanted to promote wouldn't check out. But actually, I had a great group that was just the right size - if it was bigger there really wouldn't have been enough room. The parents that were there were really supportive and the kids had a fantastic time. Alka seltzer rockets are great and so easy! Here's how to make your own:
1. Get a clear film canister.
2. Fill it halfway with water.
3. Drop in a quarter of an alka seltzer tablet
4. Snap the lid on tight.
5. Set it lid side down on a hard outside surface. Can shoot anywhere from 4 to 15 feet, I'd say.
The paper airplanes were a big hit too.

Now I will make egg salad. Which I really like on a sandwich. Which is strange, I think, because I didn't eat egg salad until I tried out the recipe I use now about a year ago. Of course, I love just about anything with mayo and onion, so maybe it's not so weird.

1 comment:

Outnumbered 4 to 1 said...

Hey Maureen. I am glad your rockets thing turned out pretty cool. RC and Matt talked last Sat. and we told him that we had a blog to. Ours is We Love hearing from y'all and would love to keep updated. Miss you guys here in Tampa and hope to see y'all next time you visit.