Okay, let me start by saying that I really enjoy the super summery treat known as the popsicle, but sugar water isn't the best food choice even on the hotest of days. When I first saw the Zoku personal popsicle maker, I knew I just HAD to have one - then I saw the price. . . guess I didn't need it after all. Not to long after that I saw a similar product at Target for 1/2 the price. Now, that's do-able! Overall, I've been pretty happy with it - only a few issues of not being able to get the popsicle out of the metal mold. Just had to share one of my new favorite good-for-you-pop!
On Saturday we bought kabobs at the Eastern Market, and tonight I thought, "I can do that!" and I did! They took a lot longer to cook on my little stove-top grill thing, but in the end I was quite impressed with my little bacon-wrapped chicken kabobs.
How is it that with a wonderful Easter break opened before me, I CANNOT get myself motivated to start on my rather ginormous ToDo List? It really shouldn't be that hard, but the spirit isn't that willing, and the flesh is quite weak!
Oh, well - I'm off and running. . . just not that fast. . . and with socks that don't match!
Yesterday we went to Karen and Rick's wedding. It was outside under a adorable pavilion with the sweetest fruit and dessert reception. As usual, I was a mush! Sitting next to my dear one, I couldn't help but grab a quick shot - yeah, it was during prayer. . .
Steve and I traveled to Yale, Michigan for their annual Bologna Festival this weekend! It was a hoot and a half! A whole festival celebrating the bologna that has been made in the town for the past forty years. To start out the festivities, we stopped by famed C.Roy's Meats and took the open-to-the-public-only-once-a-year tour. It seemed benign enough to start. Heard the history of the factory, heard about the 1-6 inspectors (FDA) that are on the premises all the time, heard how they have five to six kids in to clean the place for four to five hours every night, and how during their history, six of those "kids" have gone on to work as FDA inspectors. It was all so sweet - - until we walked into the "killing room." (I will spare you all the details that I was not spared as I averted my eyes, breathed through my mouth, and thought happy thoughts.) The next room was the meat cooler. It wasn't bad enough that we had to stand there (still breathing through my mouth and thinking happy thoughts), but when the tour guide said, "Go ahead and touch it, if you'd like." That was just too much! I had to laugh out loud and take a picture, or I truly think I would have gotten sick!