Jul 22, 2010

It Ain't Easy Being Green

I feel so lazy and disconnected lately- amazing how relaxing my computer's hold on me for a brief period can make you feel so out of the loop.  So- fill me on on your lives!  Catch me up!

I've been feeling a bit green all week due to a low grade fever and omnipresent headache, so I have not exercised and consumed a steady diet of Chick-fil-a. . . not a pretty look for my waistline.  Bygones! From here on out, it's back to my normal ridiculous amounts of veggies with every meal.  Lately, with my desire to not mess up the kitchen (showing the condo!), roasted broccoli has been my friend.  Preheat oven to about 450, sling a bunch frozen broccoli on a cookie sheet, toss with olive oil, sprinkle with kosher salt, and roast for about 30-45 minutes.
Hubs, while not a vegetable hater, normally does not seek them out.  He was picking these broccoli bits hot off the pan.

So good. . .especially on a tortilla pizza with olives and pesto (yes, the olive obsession rages- only green though).

Anyway, the house is calling my name for renovations, granite, and curtains!  Oh, how I long to move in. . .we have been showing the condo though, which helps defuse my ticking patience bomb.

And I'm working on things which I can do with zero extra green right now (you know, the whole two mortgages thing).  I got on the secret slipcover lady list (she does Blackberry's!), for this wondrous monstrosity-

This is a third of the total pieces (12), and half of what I am using.  Soon to be recovered in a easy natural colored duck/twill type material (purchased for a discount by the bolt), or possibly painter's drop cloth, which is purchased for a steal, and perfect for slipcovers. So here's the before, hopefully I will have the after in a couple months. . .perfect for a football watching house warming party I hope.

So I'm fantasizing about condo sales, knocking out walls, trim carpentry and granite.  Instead, I'm trying my darnedest to keep our condo pristine.  What's on your minds??


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