***UPDATE!!*** PRINCE CHARMING HAS SPOKEN!! For those of you who are curious, yes MckMama has been notified of my celebrity sighting today and I just received a comment from none other than himself, "Prince Charming!!" Isn't that fun? I would like to state that from now on, if I ever spot a fellow blogger, I will make sure to say hi and if I'm feeling good about my hair, I'll even ask for a picture!! Thank you PC for making me feel less like a stalker and more like a blog friend :) I wonder what Travis would do if one of you spotted him someday??
There are some very exciting and quite random things going on in my world today....
*I got an email from the sharpie people today, unveiling their brand new sharpie..."the stainless steel." Be still my beating heart. "Why do you get emails from the sharpie people", you might be wondering? Because my friend Alyce, who is aware of my love for sharpies, hooked me up with some coupons and put me on their mailing list. Much, much love Alyce!
*I just finished my lunch, which included a return to my old stand-by, the Spaghetti o's. I do happen to have a fridge full of food, including leftovers from a roast I made, but for some reason those darn spaghetti o's sounded so good again. Maybe I'm morphing back into my early pregnancy cravings? I also finished it off with a salad and some Olive Garden salad dressing, courtesy of my brother-in-law. Not to worry though. My Mom will be here this weekend and she will shame me out of eating those "nasty" spaghetti o's! I have to be careful or she might throw them out when I'm not looking :)
*I am laying low today because I am fighting a bad cold and trying to keep it from becoming more than that. I just returned from the doctor and thankfully my rapid strep test was negative, but I still feel crummy. So, I'm doing a lot from my bed this afternoon. Sore throat, stuffy ears, runny nose....it's all such a bummer, but at least it's not strep!
*Speaking of Target, the wildest thing about my day today is that I had a celebrity sighting while I was leaving the parking lot. That's right people, I spotted Prince Charming and MckNugget, of MckMama's world!!! If you don't follow her blog, you should. She's really funny and so talented. I have emailed her before, after a spotting of her entire family at our church, so I knew she lived somewhat close to me. NOW however, I know that she's closer than I thought! We shop at the same Target for crying out loud! Of course while I was dying to say hi, as we were both headed back to our vehicles, I realized that I could not say hello because the only thing I know him as is "Prince Charming" and his son "MckNugget." How exactly does one tactfully say, "Hi! I know you, you're Prince Charming, from the internet!" without sounding like a crazy stalker?? Trust me, I was tempted. But I couldn't find the courage to do it. I wonder what I'll do if I actually spot MckMama one day?? If this is any indication, I'll probably be hiding in an aisle somewhere :) It was wildly exciting for me however! For 5 minutes I grinned while I drove slowly past his big red truck....seriously, that does sound stalker-ish, doesn't it?? If It makes you feel better, I called Travis and texted my cousin Jenny to tell them about it. Oh the life I lead.
*Is it just me, or are you totally irritated by the negative backlash towards my favorite idol contestant, Danny?? Yes, he's the worship Pastor who lost his wife 7 months ago. He's very, very talented and has made it into the top 12, but now people are giving him grief for "using" his wife's death to gain votes. Are you kidding me??? As if he wanted to lose his wife? As if it is somehow possible to never mention it or be affected by it when it was only 7 months ago??? I can't stand to hear that. Let the poor guy be who he is. His life will forever be altered by her death, whether people like that or not. Frankly, unless you've been through the death of a spouse, I don't think you have any right to criticize someone who has. There are some incredibly bitter and heartless people out there....
*On a happier note, I am up to my eyeballs in Amish Friendship Bread over here! Do you all know what I'm talking about?? The famous "chain letter" of baking? I have had so many of these things over the years, but it's been awhile since I've participated. Well 2 weeks ago, someone gave us a starter and now we've been roped back in. In case you don't know what I'm talking about, you receive a starter bag of batter that you let sit on your countertop for 10 days, only adding a few ingredients here and there, until it's time to divide it again and bake it. At that point, you bake several loaves for yourself and then pass out the starter bags and recipes to your friends, so they can do it too. It's a lovely concept. The bread is to die for, so rich and sinfully good! But, it's a hassle to keep those darn bags and hand them out. So, we have been nursing 3 starter bags for the last 10 days, because we were too lazy to get rid of them in time. Last night was our night of reckoning and we baked 10, yes TEN, loaves of bread!! It smells heavenly in our house and we both had generous amounts for breakfast this morning, but I am DONE with the amish bread! I am handing those bags out to my neighbors and then throwing anything left over. I can't commit 10 more days to those things and neither can my hips :)
*It's such a beautiful day outside today. It's sunny and like 38...Perfect for an afternoon nap :) Thanks for all your fun comments on my pineapple post! These are wild days for the Armstrongs, aren't they? Hope you have a great Wednesday!! I plan on napping mine away.