Friday, October 23, 2009

Time to: Get Over It!

So yesterday marked my first day as being a part-timer. It was weird leaving at lunchtime! And today, I have the WHOLE day off!! WHOA!

If you can't tell, I've decided to go with the "enjoy it for what its worth" option as opposed to the "laying in a swamp" option. Things could really be a lot worse; I still have half a job, at least! And even though I had to pay $430 in emergency credit (eek) to replace calipers and brakes on my car today, it needed to be done, and such is life.

SO, I am making the most of things by enjoying the time I have to myself now! Today was a beautiful Friday in North Carolina, and I spent the majority of my day doing the following:

  • Sitting outside and enjoying the amazing 80 degree weather! It was warm, sunny, with a nice breeze, and beautiful blue skies like that one up there.
  • Watching the jillions of little yellow butterflies romp through the trees :)
  • I reheated some chili for lunch and ate it out there too... soooo good!! I LOVE chili with cheese and sour cream... mm mm, nothing better.
  • Listened to some great music, and just relaxed and enjoyed the day.

Mr. Cats has been the best boyfriend ever and is taking me out to dinner tonight, after taking me out to dinner LAST night too! <3 Fondue last night, and off for some yummy local seafood in a bit.

I am looking to enjoy some of these yummy seafoods tonight. What is your favorite seafood? I have to admit, before I started dating Mr. Cats, I hated seafood. And I'm from New England, yeah, I know! But now I loooove it. My favorites would have to be grilled shrimp, grouper, and sea bass. I love grouper with a citrus glaze and pineapple salsa, or sea bass done in a nice teriyaki ginger. Yummmm!! And shrimp in ANY form is just dandy with me, thanks. My least favorite would probably have to be tuna, it has a very strong taste, and is a very "meaty" fish. Oysters also are not cool with me. So slimy... ugh.

Here's hoping everyone has a relaxing pre-Halloween weekend! :)


SquirrelQueen said...

I read your previous post and it's good to see you are making the best of the job change. I love your list of things you did today, it doesn't get much better than that.

My favorite seafood is shrimp, I love it cooked almost any way possible. I also like halibut, it is delicious and doesn't taste fishy.


Smileyfreak said...

Glad you chose the whole 'I'm gonna enjoy this option' over the other one :) Your blog is making me hungry...yum seafood...and chilli...Have you ever considered becoming a food critic?

~KS said...

Love that you are embracing the "Glass Half Full" model... it's the best way to go :)
And your dinner plans sound so fun... I love snow crab legs and tilapia. Mmmmm...

Gabby said...

Shrimp is good! I also love a good flounder.

I do love, love white tuna Sashimi. YUM! It has the richest, creamiest flavors ... but you can only eat so much, because it's so rich.

Krysten Hartenstein said...

Ugh. Seafood. Ew. Maybe one day I'll like it. But not now. =-(

lifelove'n'wine said...

Great attitude, glad you are able to look on the bright side of the situation.

I'm a New England girl too and have gone through my sea food hating phases. I love any kind of shrimp, but scallops are my fav:) Fried calamari is actually pretty good too.

O.F.C.J. said...
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O.F.C.J. said...

I like the shrimp picture. Delectable as well. FOr a moment I thought I read your sentence as, "My cat has been the best boyfriend ever, and is taking me out to dinner tonight." However, if that is the case then well, where can I find one? LOL.

Ummmm, favorite seafood? ...IDK, but I really like well cooked scallops and shrimp (de-veined please).


Alicia said...

mmm those shrimpies look so delicious.