Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Weekend Update

Tuesday. In the Greek world, Tuesday (the day of the week of the Fall of Constantinople) is considered an unlucky day. The same is true in the Spanish-speaking world, where a proverb runs: "On Tuesday, neither get married nor begin a journey."
I know what you are thinking. You are thinking where does she get this crap? I will answer your question. I get “this crap” from Wikipedia. So Tuesday might be an unlucky day for the Greek world and the Spanish world, but here on This is my world…it’s my day for Weekend Update.

I experimented with a Hawaiian Chicken Dish. I combined chicken, pineapple, soy sauce, onions, and green peppers in the crock-pot. I let everything cook for about four hours. My plan was to serve this made-up Hawaiian Chicken Dish over some steamed wheat rice. I assumed this creation would turn out magical. It ended up being not so magical. I don’t know what happen. Doesn’t that sound like a great meal to you? Sister #1 and I agreed it wasn’t so great. See, not all my meals turn out impressive. I’m just keeping it real folks!

Well, Saturday was a busy day. First, I went downtown to run Race for the Cure. My friend Stephanie, Jessica, my dad, and I ran the race together. Well the four of us and 12,000 other people. As always, it was fun and great to raise awareness for cancer. My goal was to run the 5K race in 29 minutes. I ended up running it in 31:24. Again, keeping it real.
After I finished running I rushed home to take a shower and get ready for event #2, a baby shower. Sister #1 and I attended a baby shower for our friend Casie. The shower was held in a barn. It’s true. But, this was the biggest, nicest barn I have ever seen in my entire life. The family that hosted the shower for Casie actually lives in the barn. I mean, they don’t live in the stables or anything they live upstairs. SO nice!
When the baby shower was over I went home rushing to get ready for event #3, Healthy Living Expo. This was a fun event. I worked the Jazzercise both and ate lots of healthy food. I’m sure I was a sight…sitting at the Jazzercise table eating mounds of food. HA! I just imagined myself. Yeah, anyway while working the Healthy Living Expo I did meet two famous people. I would tell you their name, but I don’t remember their name. I swear they were famous! It was a couple from the TV show Biggest Loser. Anyway, they were the key speakers, so I got to meet them. Nice couple just can’t remember their name.

Once again, I helped 11 boys and 4 girls learn their memory verse. We’ve been working on this one for a few weeks. It’s tough. However, I think we conquered it this week. Well, the girls have it down and half of the boys have it memorized. The rest of my day was spent decorating for Halloween. I love Halloween!


TC said...

Bummer that your recipe didn't turn out very well, but I think we've all been there. It'll sound great in theory, but the reality pales in comparison.

Oooh, I love Halloween too! I decorated a couple of weeks ago: I couldn't wait! O:)

monamachel1 said...

Were they Neil and Amanda?? They were a couple that was on last season and they were from OKC.
I decided that I was going to train for a race and run. Then, I ran down the street with Brett. Then, huffing and puffing, I remembered I don't run!!! I do have a friend that runs. I told her about you!!

amy nickerson said...

How funny! I was at 2 of the same events you were at on Saturday and I didn't see you! I ran in the Race for the Cure (no surprise that I didn't see you then!) and I went to the Healthy Living Expo to hear the Biggest Losers speak. Sweetness! Yay for exercise and healthy living!

Tamra said...

My mouth started watering as I read the chicken dish and thought "genius" -- till I got to the part where it stunk. Sad times!

Renee said...

Wow your Saturday was a busy one...too busy for me.

Hey did Ihop do something special for Race for the Cure participants? Cuz when we were at our Ihop this Sunday we saw loads of RftC t-shirts (our race was on Sunday). Just curious.

OK Chick said...

TC- I was just wanted to tell you that I'm planning to try the frozen cheesecake things. I found the recipe. I have everything so I'm going to make them this weekend.

Monda- No it wasn't the OK couple. They're from MO.

Amy- Wow we were at the same things. HA!

Renee- I don't know if Ihop did something. I didn't hear of anyone say anything about them. Who knows.