Anyone who knows me knows that I think cooking is a waste of precious time, food is just not that important to me; however, when I'm going to bother with cooking, I want to do it right. Tom is the weekday cook in our house and I do it up big on the weekends. For some reason though I ended up cooking Monday and Tuesday (rosemary roasted potatoes and corn stuffed porkchops on Monday and homemade chicken chili Tuesday) so I told Tom he's definitely cooking Wednesday. Well, isn't he getting fancy? He made seared steak with balsamic cherry tomatoes (on a bed of arugula)...it was delicious!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
We get these funny little spiders that build webs in the juniper and in the grass...they seem to build them overnight because each morning there's a new crop of webs all over the yard...I've never actually seen the spiders though...very strange...
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 5:23 PM
Monday, September 28, 2009
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Thursday, September 24, 2009
My picture of the day is actually Matt singing along with his ipod while playing XBox...obviously he did not know I was taping it just as he doesn't know I'm posting it here. I've already been warned that if I show anyone he'll "kill" me...now is that anyway for a boy to talk to his mother?
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Here's a picture of my 15 minutes of fame (ok, it was really only 7 but who's counting?). I was very nervous to appear on television, especially to dicuss my marriage to a younger man, but my co-workers were very supportive (wish I could say the same about my husband!)
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 4:40 PM
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I've been asked to appear on our 3pm show Twin Cities Live by my good friend (who also happens to be one of the show's producers) to discuss what it's like to be married to a younger man...so I thought it only appropriate that today's pic be of Tom in his Lovin Cougars is not a crime t-shirt. All this Cougar talk is due to tomorrow's premier of the new Courtney Cox sitcom "Cougar Town" which will be shown on ABC (our station's network). Wish me luck, I'm pretty nervous!
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 6:22 PM
Monday, September 21, 2009
Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater must have come calling because pumpkins magically appeared today on my pumpkin vines. Tom beat me home, noticed the pumpkins and ran out to feel them to see if they were real. Kinda freaked us all out but I'm pretty sure I know the identity of mysterious pumpkin fairy. Thanks Lisa (via Peter)!
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 4:12 PM
Sunday, September 20, 2009
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The Nintendo DS Scribblenauts game was released today...Tom ran to get it during his lunch hour for Sebastian. The player basically creates the game as he/she goes along...you "scribble" a word and that item then instantly appears in the game. I wonder if Sebastian realizes he's honing his spelling skills while he plays? Tom said he's putting Sebastian to bed early so he can play (I hope he realizes the game won't allow for inappropriate words...too bad Tom!)
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 5:43 PM
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
The new "Sweetango" arrived at Kowalski's...they're supposed to be even better than Honeycrisps. I haven't tried one yet but Sebastian and I shared a Zestar, it was delicious. I'll be bringing one of the Sweetangos to work tomorrow for my afternoon snack.
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 4:14 PM
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Remember these? I was just thinking about these little goodies the other day, wondering why I never see them given as Halloween treats anymore...and here they are...discovered at my local Walgreens. Seems to me when I was a little girl this is what we found most often in our treat bags when we surveyed our loot at the end of the night!
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 12:39 PM
Friday, September 11, 2009
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Monday, September 7, 2009
Tom and I spent all day painting the fence...I guess we didn't think it would take so long but we're almost finished (although our right hands are crippled). Every hour or so I would say to him: 'I wonder what Shelby's doing?'...and right now I'm wondering what Shelby's doing...I hope she had a good day!
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 3:11 PM