Those of you who know me, know that when this idea for a blog started, it was a total joke! Read my first ever post here!
I call the blog Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life because that's me! I've told stories on here that are just my funny ramblings and people seem to like it. As of late though, I feel like my everyday mishaps and mayhem have been overtaken by my love of all things link-ups! So I thought today, I'd share some stories of silliness that have happened over the last couple of weeks in my solitary life!
If you follow me on facebook, twitter or insta...none of this will be new to you, but if not, I hope you find a lil' tidbit in here that has you laughing a time or two!!
Some of you may have heard me talk about my roomies over the last couple of weeks in my Friday 5's. Their visit was a rather short-lived stint and they have since moved on! It was a crazy, chaotic few weeks with them here but I enjoyed their company and my sister's fabulous cooking. HA! It was always the big joke that anything she cooked for dinner, she was sorry wasn't my usual bowl of cereal or pop-tart! While they were here I had kale for the first time, ate spaghetti squash at least 100 different ways and tried 3 different soups and stews. My sister is a great cook...and she loves doing it. I on the other hand, do not!
But just the other day, I decided I would try and make a spaghetti squash. So I ordered one in my Peapod order. Wait...I must stop the spaghetti squash story right here for a second and talk about my Peapod order!
This was my first Peapod order in over two months. Because they were living with me I didn't have to place any orders. But when I got a $10 off coup for being a follower of Peapod on Pinterest (WOOHOO!!), I thought I'd start up again!! I was having my friend and her daughter over on Friday and needed some snack foods anyway! I placed a quick order for delivery on Thursday after school. I only order on Wednesdays or Thursdays because I know that MY GUY delivers it. He knows where I live and has no trouble finding this new place. I've had serious issues with other Peapod guys in the past! Grrr...
Well wouldn't you know...the guy gets here, drops my groceries and turns to face me...and it's NOT MY GUY!! WHAT??? I'm not gonna lie...my heart broke a little! Where is MY GUY!!??? The next order I place is going to be on a Wednesday because I know he delivers on Wednesdays too! If it's not him...all hope is lost! All hope of what?...I'm not really sure! LOL But he was such a nice guy! And, the one time I wasn't home to get my order, he left it for me!!! How could he leave without saying goodbye??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA....reading this back, it looks a bit ridiculous so I'm gonna get back to the spaghetti squash!
Well, I got one with my order! So I decided to bake it up according to my sister's instructions. She told me to bake it a bit first so then it's easier and soft enough to cut, so I did that! But baking it first means that when you take it out to cut it, it's going to be flaming hot. so I put on my brand new Pampered Chef oven mits and got down to it! Now there's something I forgot to tell you! The thing was as big as my head!!!!
|I wasn't kidding! |
I texted my sister this pic when I asked her how long to cook it!
So I had a heck of a time trying to cut it! Even with the biggest, sharpest knife I had, I struggled. It was actually a time when I thought to myself...maybe this solitary life does stink! I wished I had a man cutting the damn thing! But anyway!
I got it cut...length-wise, (after I started cutting it wrong!), threw it back in and baked it up some more! It took FOREVER!! But eventually it finished, and I scraped it! It turned out just ok. I could have probably left it in even longer, but it was getting on 8 o'clock at this point.
I really liked though what I mixed with it and it gave it tons of flavor!I sauteed up a bag of baby spinach in a bit of olive oil and sprinked it with Italian seasoning, feta cheese and sea salt! Super yum! I think next time I'll pick out a much smaller squash at the store and not rely on Peapod to get that! I might be breaking up with Peapod anyway!!
Other things of note:
Only I would wash my brand new cell phone charger in the washing machine!!
Or go to a formal school function with half the back of my dress unzipped!! GULP!!
Or get smacked in the face TWICE by my mailbox door!! ONLY ME, PEOPLE, ONLY ME!
I promise I will continue to document the mishaps and mayhem more! But until then come back tomorrow for another 5 on Friday! Lots of blogging going on for me this week...click here to read any you may have missed!
Thanks for always reading and laughing along with me!
This post was originally published On Thursday April 3, 2014
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