Friday, March 19, 2010

FYI Friday

This post is just me rambling about what's going on over here at Big Nanny's House...

1) Last night I went to a dinner and Nicole C. Mullen was there. And yes, she sang. My friend Andrea hosted a table for the Fruit Bowl Girls, and I won a Nicole C. Mullin Ultimate Collection CD. She sang with her Baby Girls’ Club Ministry. You can read about them here.

Nicole singing with the Baby Girls' Club

2) My pastor’s wife is having surgery this Tuesday. You can pray for her and also read about her unexpected journey over here.

3) Today I’m taking Lawnmower Man to an oral surgeon today for some dental work…please pray for ME. Yes, my compassion has limits. There will be drugs involved and if I have enough, I’ll give him some too.

4) I have my appetite back, and I can’t stop eating. It’s really bad when you call your assistant during her lunch at Cracker Barrel and say, “Could you bring me back a piece of Coca-Cola cake?” and she knows exactly why you’re calling as soon as your name pops up on her caller id. And no, the cake thing was not in the job description...I conveniently left that out. But she brought me back some cake and that’s why I call her Awesome Amber.

5) Softball season has begun for the Lil’Nanny. She’s always stressed about her softball playing performance and wants me to practice with her in the back yard all evening long. It's going to be sunny and 70 today so we have a good weekend for practicing.

6) Lawnmower Man and the Lil’Nanny have spent lots of evenings hanging out at the rec center this winter and they’re always trying to get me to go. It’s like I suddenly live with Bob & Jillian from the Biggest Loser. I’ve only gone about 5 times all winter and the last time I was there I accidentally walked into the men’s bathroom. And yes, there was a man in there.

7) March Madness...I wasn't sure if the boys at work were going to let me in on the bracket thing this year because of last year's victory, but I got my bracket completed and turned in.  Yesterday I told Lawnmower Man to turn on that CNN so I could check my scores…he said, “Don’t you mean ESPN?” Yes, that’s exactly what I meant…ESPN. (whatever)

8) A few of my preschool ministry peeps went on a mission trip to El Salvador last week and did some real ministry. They treated orphans for lice.  They combed out nits and live lice...Now that’s a mission trip!  I have to give a big shout out to my pal Sonja Morgan who is a bit of a germophobe. She now has “sympathy” itching, but I checked her hair for nits and live lice on Wednesday night and didn’t find any. You can read their mission trip blog here.

That's all for now.  Enjoy the sun!

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thinking Outside the Bun

It seems that some people seem to think that I'm a picky eater.  In fact, some people might have been a little humored by the thought of me eating who knows what for ten days on another continent. So, I thought I would share a few pictures of our outing to experience a traditional Ethiopian meal. 



Me at the all you can stand buffet.


Our Ethiopian friends would title this one...good for me, not for you.
That's not a taco buffet.  That red stuff is raw meat.


I bet Tabby wrapped that piece of bread up and stuck it in her purse to make a peanut butter sandwich later.  Thankfully, she had some peanut butter crackers to pass across the table.  Every time I walk down the peanut butter aisle in the grocery store, I think of Tabby.



Two Americans...thinking outside the bun and hoping Tabby has more crackers.


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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Captain D's PLEASE!

I'm not a big seafood lover but occasionally I get a hankering for a 2 piece fish dinner. I prefer to get my seafood from high quality places like Captain D's or Long John Silvers. I know some of you seafood aficionados do not consider that "real" seafood, but it's as deep in the ocean as I'm going for my fried fish and cracklins. But I don't think you can call yourself a "real" seafood lover unless you are willing to eat your seafood like this...

This is Africa fish. If you are a "real" seafood lover, you must be willing to let your fish look at you. Again, just to keep things straight here...I'm not a real seafood lover because any fish product that I consume must be battered at least 5 times, deep fried in grease and of course, call me picky, but I absolutely insist that the head be removed.

Sumer is a "real" seafood lover.

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Wednesday, March 03, 2010