Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Odds and ends

OK, I suck at blogging. I admit it. I have proof. I finally got with the program and set up Google Reader with all my favorite blogs. Turns out all yous guys post way more than me. I can hardly keep up with y'all (that trip to Galveston influenced my accent recently - I love me a Texas accent). Anyway, I will attempt to reform, if possible. I have lots of things to blog about, just a few of which are book related. Maybe I'll hold back on a couple items so I can post two days in a row. Wooeee, wouldn't that be amazing.

First up, Easter. I took the "Lazy Renee" route this year. Instead of doing my usual roast turkey or ham, I decided to bake one of those frozen lasagnas from Costco which are incredibly good. I bought garlic bread, tossed a salad, and cooked up some glazed carrots. There you go... a complete meal with very little work involved. Oh, and I baked a frozen raspberry-peach pie from Remlinger Farms which are fabulous. Top it with Breyer's vanilla ice cream and you are set. There were the six of us (me, Bob, Jason + girlfriend, Angie + boyfriend). I only bought TWO bags of Easter candy (pastel M&Ms, and caramel filled chocolate eggs). Can you believe it?.... I did not have ANY candy. And I took the leftover candy to work. My willpower is truly amazing when I'm motivated to lose weight. I am 1-1/2 pounds from my goal... yup, amazing. I wanted that candy too, really, really, really wanted it. But I resisted. Not one measly little M&M, zilch, zip, nada. It's amazing how you can resist stuff when you know you have to fit into a dress. That's another story I'll post about tomorrow night.

Reading now: Call Me by Alison Kent
This book is a short (only 216 pages) Harlequin Temptation that has been languishing in my TBR for over 4 years. Wow, this rather innocuous little book is blowing my socks off. Why has it been sitting in my TBR for so long? It's funny, cute, and the sexual tension is ... wow. Love the hero (a Texas rancher - yeah, I'm into Texas lately) and his teenager brother is a hoot too. The heroine is rather uptight at first and is still hurting from the divorce from her cheating husband. But she warms up rather quickly. The sexy banter and spicy love scenes are worth the price of the book alone. I haven't found that many categories that are this well done and I'm hoping the last half of the book is as good as the first. If it is, it may end up as an A. We'll see.


Stacy~ said...

Alison's book sounds really good, and there's just not enough sexual tension in the books I've been reading lately. I'll have to search for this one.

Kristie (J) said...

Well my excuse for blogging more than you is there are two of us now *g*. Katie picks up the slack when I get lazy or my mind drys up.
And way to go on getting through Easter with no candy! I took the lazy way too so instead of cooking turkey and the whole thing - I went with ham and scalloped potatoes.

Jennie said...

I don't know how some people blog every day (sometimes many times a day). I feel good if I get 3 posts up in a week. ;)

ReneeW said...

Stacy: Surprisingly good book. Still enjoying it and didn't want to come to work today so I could finish it.

Kristie: That's true. You and Katie are amazing. It helps to have 2 people. Ham is easy but I never have good luck with scalloped potatoes. Too runny or too dry. I suck at cooking.

Jennie: Yes! I don't know how people do it, but 3 a week would be amazing for me. I'm lucky to do 1 a week.

Alie said...

Don't worry Renee! I suck at blogging too lol.

Rosie said...

I'm finding my posts going in phases. Sometimes I have several posts written in advance and other times a big fat zero. When I first started blogging I used to be bothered by it, but it's gone now. I guess because I feel like it will always be something I come back to.

I didn't eat any candy either and I really, really wanted some. 1 1/2 pounds from your goal...that's just fantastic Renee!!

ReneeW said...

Alie: Thanks, that makes me feel better :)

Rosie: Thanks, dieting at my age sucks. I feel like I'm starving myself. Damn hormones. I seem to go in streaks with blogging but I have never been very prolific.

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