Barnmouse Blitherings

I’m Back!
February 3, 2008, 8:22 pm
Filed under: random thoughts, whineyness

I’m back.  And I’m beat.

And I have a headache.

And I’m watching a Closer mini marathon.

So I’m going to keep this short.

Don’t you just love it when you come home, after even a day or so being gone, and you walk in the door and it just smells like home?  Your first thought is “man it’s good to be home!” and your second thought is “hey, it smells pretty good in here….thank goodness it doesn’t stink!”.

There’s nothing worse than forgetting to take the trash out before you leave for a week-long vacation.  Then you come home and “that smell” hits you as soon as you walk through the door.  Blech.

Clearly, I have experienced this first hand.

And now that I’ve made myself queasy, I’m going to go back to watching my marathon.



Rat and I made homemade ice cream today.  In January. 

My parents gave us an ice cream maker for Christmas this year and I just couldn’t wait any longer.  19 days is about all I could stand!  We made strawberry ice cream, but tons of other yummy-sounding recipes came with the ice cream maker. 

I’m definitely not one whose is very fond of ice cream (I have to eat it really slow to avoid the dreaded ice cream brain freeze), but this was good.  I seriously wish I could share it with all of you!  Except those allergic to strawberries.  For y’all I’ll make vanilla or something.

Anyway, I’m trying to finish making out my grocery list before I go to bed and it just dawned on me that I hadn’t blogged today, so ta-da!  I blogged.

Again, please excuse the choppy post.  I’m soooo very tired.  I went to the gym today (first time since last Sunday!  Yay me!) since I was feeling better (of course, I feel like crap again now, though) and I ran again!  Last week I ran 6 minutes, which I was ecstatic about!  But I knew I had to top that today.  Even as craptastic as I’ve been feeling lately.  So!  I ran for 8 minutes!!!  WOOO!!!!!  *doing the happy dance*  To run (or jog…whatev!) for 10 minutes is one of my New Year’s Resolutions.  And I kept thinking that in my head after I ran for 8 minutes.  So after walking for about 5 minutes so that I could breath again, I jogged for another 2 minutes.  Just to be able to say I jogged for 10 minutes.  Now in a row, but in the same workout!  I think next time I’ll have to just jog for 9 and then the next time do 10.  8 was a lot harder than 6.  But I did it!  And that’s the story of why I’m so damn tired and writing so crappily. (which is not a word)

So back to the grocery list it is.  I recently signed up for The Grocery Game, and OMG!!!  Why did I not do this before?  (well, because I didn’t know about it before…).  Really, if you’re interested in saving a TON of money, take a look around their website, or send me an email and I’ll explain it (’cause their website kind of makes some things hard to figure out…but that might be just me).  Also, if you do decide to sign up, if you tell them that I recommended them to you, (if 3 people sign up) then I get a few bucks off or something.  I really can’t remember!  Damn I’m tired! LOL

December 30, 2007, 6:57 pm
Filed under: general wonderment, random thoughts, vacuum cleaner kitties

Have I just gone crazy or what?


I think that look means “yes”.

Random Thoughts After too Much Christmas Chocolate
December 27, 2007, 11:08 pm
Filed under: random thoughts

I was cooking dinner earlier today (chicken) and this is the actual train of thought that choo-chooed it’s way through my noggin.

*sniff sniff*

I smell popcorn.


Why do I smell popcorn?

I’m cooking chicken.  Chickens eat corn, right?

So maybe that’s where the corn smell is coming from?

I wonder if you dried out a regular ear of corn and then put it in the microwave if it would pop.


Man, this really smells like popcorn.

*looking over at another burner*

Oh, the popcorn popper.  Maybe that’s why it smells like popcorn over here.

This is my brain on too much sugar.

And to lighten the mood a little…A Christmas Poem…
December 22, 2007, 12:28 am
Filed under: general wonderment, random thoughts

If you see a fat man,

Who’s jolly and cute,

Wearing a beard,

And a red flannel suit,

And if he is chuckling,

And laughing away,

While flying around in a miniature sleigh,

With eight tiny reindeer to pull him along…




Then let’s face it….





Your eggnog’s too strong!!!




Merry Christmas Everybody!!!

Just Being Lazy

I took a small break after NaBloPoMo.  Did y’all miss me?  No?  Yeah ya’ did.  You know it.

I have absolutely nothing to talk about, and I don’t want to talk about how I have absolutely nothing to talk about, so I won’t talk about how….well….you know….

So….I’ll talk about….umm…..marshmallows!

So, I figured out how to make them last year and they all turned out great.  I made strawberry ones, made with actual pureed strawberries that I pureed MYSELF.  They were so good.  You could really taste the strawberries.  I also made peppermint flavored marshmallows and very vanilla flavored marshmallows.  Not “Very Vanilla”, they were just very vanilla.  If that makes any sense.  Anyway, I left some of them uncovered and others I covered with melted chocolate.  I covered some peppermint ones with milk chocolate, some vanilla ones with dark raspberry chocolate, and some strawberry ones with caramel chocolate.  Also, I made fudge (these were Christmas gifts).  But we’re not talking about fudge.  That’s a whole nother entry (we have to pace ourselves). 

I’m not real sure why I’m writing about this other than the fact that I don’t want to write about how I have nothing to say.  I think it’s just been in my head lately what with Christmas right around the corner.  I spent all of November worrying about making my blog entry deadlines (Yay) and Thanksgiving so that kind of just flew by and I’m left sitting here looking confused saying “what do you mean ‘what do I want for Christmas’…it’s still October, right?”.  Nice run-on sentence, huh?

So I’m going to make the marshmallows again this year.  Last year, I was asking my mom about how many I should put to a package and who I should give them to and she said basically that it was a nice thought, but no one is going to want marshmallows for Christmas.  So, feeling a bit defeated, I only made small batches of the marshmallows per person. 

BIG MISTAKE!!!  My grandmother and great aunt (who are both kind of picky, but not at all compared to me! LOL) went through them like they were little white-haired wood chippers! (side note: I just sat up on the couch and five different joints popped in my back/hip area….wtf)  SO!  This year, no more listening to those who are older and wiser than me!  Oh no!  This year will be different!  I’m going to make a kitchen-full of marshmallows!  My counters shall be covered with marshmallows! 

Wait, getting a little overexcited aren’t I?

Well, Ebenezer or as we know her around here “She who hath the death breath”, is sitting next to me licking herself, so in order to not pass out and wake up in a puddle of my own drool (as opposed to someone else’s drool? I don’t know where I was going with that) I’m going to cut this short and go to bed.  Even though I’m not sleepy.  And kind of feel like baking something.  But I have another PT appointment tomorrow, so I should probably do my exercise things too.  Hmm…this post is becoming a bunch of random notes to myself.

Marshmallows!  WOOHOO!!!

Oh yeah, I also need to come up with a clever name for my marshmallows.  Any suggestions?  Y’all always have such great ideas!

November 20, 2007, 10:15 pm
Filed under: random thoughts

“The greatest danger could be your stupidity”

God, I need that bumper sticker.