Thursday, April 08, 2010

I Love Sweet Potatoes, Too

American Idol:
I was surprised they gave Big Mike their vote to stay. Really surprised. I think they should have saved it for someone who could really win --like Crystal. Not that she'll EVER get voted off, of course...
David Archuleta was the only performer I've enjoyed in WEEKS on the vote-off-show-thingy. Once again I ask myself, is this due to my maturity? Age? Stick-in-the-mud-ness? Or is it because American Idol keeps letting trashy dancers and music on the stage even though it's supposedly a "family" show? I can't even let my kids watch anymore. It's so sad.
Btw, I was very impressed with Katie this week. Crystal, of course, was my favorite. Tim also made me very happy. That kid is cute! But all in all, I'm starting to like every single one of them. Which is odd. For me. Maybe?
What did you think?

Amazing Race
Is anybody watching this season? I'm loving it. Of course. I love it every season, eh? I just had to put it out there that I love, adore, and utterly support the cowboys. They are so awesome! Full of hard work, humility, and a calm sense of humor. They also have great karma, are polite and kind, and I've never seen any pair of contestants show such a level of maturity before. I was over-the-moon that they went from last to first!! Fabulous.

Things I've done this week that I think are pretty incredible:
*Cleaned off my computer desk
*Did laundry, and then proceeded to fold it and put it away!! (this one is actually quite miraculous)
*Finally went through the food storage and got it fairly up-to-date. Kind of. It's a start!
*Let the kids paint. With paint. REAL paint.
*Made pancakes. That were edible!

Other Books I have read lately:

Pete and The Dog by Andrew G. Cannon: Fabulous little book that I really enjoyed! It's a fantasy, but very modern and hip --and has a hilarious sense of humor. Seriously, I laughed a lot. What's even better is my buddy Liz did the cover art for it!

Band of Sisters by Annette Lyon: I bawled my eyes out reading this. Annette has always been really good about drawing out the emotions in her readers --the characters are so believable! I really enjoyed this one, too, because my brother was deployed to Iraq for a year; it was kind of personal to me. Highly recommended!

Is the snowing finally done? Is it? I'm not sure. It's April, yes, but it snowed all last week. We had inches --inches, people! --on Easter. But what's the saying? If April comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb. My fingers are crossed.

Photo to make you smile:

I love sweet potatoes!


Heather said...

Ethan and I NEVER miss an episode of Amazing Race. At my folks house, you don't dare call at 8:00 on Sunday night. In face, I think my dad turns the ringer off. LOL!

We are big Cowboy fans over here too. Ethan also likes the cops, but me - Cowboys all the way!

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

AI: I actually loved a lot of the performances from Tuesday...and just when I was about to give up on this season! But the Big Mike save was a little surprising.

AR: I have deep love and affection for the Race. It's my favorite show. I'm loving that they are allowing us to see more of Phil's personality and interactions with the contestants this season. And I adore the cowboys. The cops are pretty cool. And then there are a few teams that I love to hate. ;)

I cleaned off my computer desk too! Isn't it invigorating?!
Way to go conquering your nemesis. (laundry)
What's food storage? (joking!)
Paint is fun. And worth the worry.
Ooh, I'm always looking for tips on better pancakes...

BTW, I CAN NOT wait to read Annette's new book...I saw it in the Deseret Book flyer, and it sounds amazing. Maybe I'll get it for my Mother's Day gift to myself! :)

I hope the snow is done. But I'm not holding my breath.

And I love that sweet potato lovin' babe!!!!

Anonymous said...

Good gracious, that's a cute baby!

TaLaisa said...

Have to start with my favorite, that baby boy of yours is so adorable!

Amazing Race is my favorite 'reality tv' show. LOVE it. And love love love the cowboys. They are so polite and kind. True gentlemen.

I just made whole wheat oatmeal pancakes this morning, they were yummmy. It was nice to find another use for the oats we have in food storage.

Cardalls said...

I am just now getting into AI this season. I like big Mike a lot, but was surprised with the save. I think Tim is cute...but needs to go. I really like Lee, but think Crystal has the most talent of all of them and so she should win. What a darling baby!

Annette Lyon said...

Yay, yay, yay! [jumping up and down]

Anonymous said...

That. Picture. Is. ADORABLE!

Those were incredible things you did! Snaps for you.


Andrew C. said...

I'm so glad you liked Pete and The Dog! It's one of the best books I've ever written. I confess, though, that of all the adjectives that have ever been used to describe me, 'hip' has never been one of them.

My characters are cooler than I am.