Cheers and Jeers

Cheers... to my zucchini bread turning out today!  It was the first time I tried this recipe (I substituted equal parts applesauce for the oil).  We had slight issues with the amount of batter I tried to put in the bread loaf pan… basically, it all spilled over (thank god I put the loaf pan on a cookie sheet from the beginning), I had to scoop a bunch of the batter out of the pan and into a mini loaf pan, and then cook it way longer than originally called for… but it all worked out and tastes great.  NavyGuy-approved.  And it used up some of the excess zucchini we got in our produce box last week.  (Tangent:  So in looking back to find the link for the recipe, I went through and read all the comments on the recipe.  Turns it out makes 2 large loaves!!  That would really have been helpful info to include in the actual recipe and not in comment #14.  So, I guess you could either make a loaf and freeze the other, or halve the recipe if need be.  Good grief.)

Jeers… to Spring going back into hiding.  We’ve had rain and coldness for several days, and I’m annoyed.  Guess I jinxed it with my hiking last week.

Cheers... to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  We never really watched Leno, but since Fallon took over, we’ve been TiVo’ing it and catching up when we have time.  He’s so much fun!  One of the guests last week described it as “like there’s sunbeams coming out of the tv” and that’s an apt description.  Fallon is affable and upbeat, funny, but can still laugh at himself, and genuinely seems to be having a good time.  The house band, The Roots, are also great musicians and players in the bits and sketches.

Cheers... to How I Met Your Mother.  The show wraps up in a few weeks, and while the last few seasons have not been great, it’s come alive again in the last half of this season.  NavyGuy and I got into a bit of a HIMYM mood and started re-watching the show from the beginning; there really were some crazy funny episodes in the first four seasons.  Legend-wait-for-it-Dary!

Jeers… to the Packers letting James Jones go to the Raiders.  I’m very happy we (yes, I said we) got Sam Shields re-signed, and the free agency move of getting Julius Peppers is exciting, but I really liked Jones.  He wasn’t our (yes, I said our) receiver, but he was the veteran, and on a team that already lacks veterans, I suspect he was a good voice in the locker room and still had some productive years left.  (And football analysis over.)

Cheers… to having the week “off!”  Baby C’s parents are on vacation this week, so Grandma and Grandpa came out to spend time with the little one.  I got a video from his mom late last week before they left… C took his first steps!  I can’t wait to see how much walking he’s doing when I’m back there next week.  In the meantime though, I’ve been enjoying sleeping in and having whole days to get shiznit done around here.

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