Thursday, December 07, 2006

Now That I'm an Unemployed Housewife, These Are the Things I Think About:

1) Dude, I totally think that Elizabeth Hasselbeck is knocked up again. "Who?" all you employed people query. "Um, the co-host of the view that was on survivor and married that quarterback, duh," I reply, and then hang my head in shame for knowing such things. But at the beginning of the season, when Rosie first came on, she was talking about wanting to have another baby... and all that talk has stopped, and now on her tres svelt frame, she's wearing gather-y tops over what looks to me like an ever-expanding waistline and holding her arms and props in front of her stomach as often as possible. I think she's at least 3-4 months now.

2) On days like today, when the Great Lakes drop 6 inches of snow on Akron, I'm lucky enough to be able to curl up in a blanket and make myself some truly decadent hot chocolate, and watch the forest outside my widown fill up with snow. With the heat on full blast.

3) I'm really excited about how I've been able to develop myself (even though I'm not sure it shows in the fabulous TPS) this year. I've improved my cooking, my sewing, my crafting... I've been working on my writing. I've also stopped exercising, but hey, you win some, you lose some. I'm still a size 2, on my fat days, so I think I can handle it.

4) Now that I don't live at home, doesn't the holiday season just seem different? I'm at the point where I don't decorate my house, and yet my parents don't really do the whole thing any more... I was never really a "Christmas Enthusiast," but sometimes I miss the carefree times when all I had to do was hang some ornaments on the tree and wait for Santa to come.

5) I am good at cooking, but that baking thing? I'm not as confident about. I rarely bake cakes or cookies, and when I do, I am not so good at it. I am nervous, and invariably that causes me to do something bad.

But I do make a mean brownie from scratch. :)

13 comments:

Airhead said...

I'm with you. I watched Beyonce on the Tyra Show briefly today, just before I left the house on a two-hour walk.

OK, so I'm not completely with you. We have no show and the low today was 48. But that's freakin' cold here!

Kelly Dee said...

Kelly Dee's Completely Foolproof Sugar Cookies

2 sticks butter (It is imperative that you do NOT substitute margarine)
1 1/2 cups flour
2 eggs
3 cups flour

Mix butter, sugar, and eggs. Then, mix in flour about 1/2 cup at a time. Do not refrigerate the dough. Drop tablespoon-sized globs of dough onto ungreased cookie sheet (If you grease it, they will burn!). Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes. They will not look done after 8 minutes, but trust me, they are. Resist temptation- let them cool before you eat them.

Enjoy!
Kelly Dee
kay.ess.ay@gmail.com

Hugs said...

This is just like me!

Except I've managed to avoid The View so far. But Dr. Phil is hitting a rut so I might check it out.

And Columbus is not getting anywhere near enough snow. It makes me a bitter housewife.

And I'm ok with the baking. Its trying to find of easy, new recipes for dinner that don't include random ingredients that I never buy. I have trouble with that.

Happy Friday!

Kat said...

Hugs, please tell me you were joking about watching Dr. Phil. :'-(

Lena said...

I'm totally hung up on #1. Do you really think so??? I'm normally so all over these things!

I'm checking Tivo...

Summer said...

OH! I know who ELizabeth is...what's worse is that I thought the same thing! I just never said anything about it because I thought no one ever watched that show. Anyhoo...

No worries about Christmas, I put up enough stuff for the both of us.

SarahReznor said...

I wanna be an Unemployed Housewife....

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Vaguely Urban said...

Is six inches of snow enough to make a snow angel? Because that totally counts as exercise.

Princess in Galoshes said...

I am an unemployed housewife, too... but am not currently cultivating any skeelz that I know of... besides popcicle eating. I can get through a strawberry popcicle pretty quickly, these days. Does that count?

bobealia said...

First of all, I never knew Elizabeth from the View was from Survivor, but now that you tell me, I remember her. She was so young, and I hated her. I don't hate her on the View, but she is my lease favorite. I haven't seen the show since Rosey though, so I guess I don't have anything else to say about that.

bobealia said...

least favorite

Ellen K. said...

I definitely think she is pregnant. I'm very attentive to these things (i.e., paranoid). Either she is pregnant, or she's having trouble conceiving #2 and is on fertility meds, hence the belly.