Ugh. I don’t know about you but this morning I woke up just feeling so “blah” and had my lazy on that I rolled over and tried to go back to sleep.
Leave me ALONE! I just feel like going back to sleep!
Bonaparte wouldn’t have it. He insisted I get out of bed and take Chippy off the bed too. He further instructed me to take a bath and make the bed!
I woke up with what I call “That Sunday Kinda Feeling”. YOU KNOW THE FEELING! It’s that queasy feeling you get in the pit of your stomach. The feeling spreads throughout your arms and legs making them feel squishy. You become anxious at the mere thought of the beginning of a new school or work week. Happens every Sunday night! A sad end to the weekend!
Anyway—that feeling gave me an idea!
Like Hayley Mills in “The Parent Trap” I had a scathingly brilliant idea! OK–so it was just a bright idea!!
Being the scientifically minded, incredibly curious, absolutely inquisitive, simple-minded experimenter that I am, I decided to see how many “feelings” I could experience on this humid and hot Thursday.
Come along and spend the morning with me and you can get to experience my fun and exciting range of emotions!
Feeling “Tired”: Yeah. That’s right. I don’t feel like getting up today. I just want to stay in bed! Chippy feels the same way. The two of us can hang out and…..
Chippy and I are just so much alike. If we were any closer, I would be carrying a litter of puppies!
I just wanted to spend a lazy day doing nothing but watching Netflix and wallowing in self-pity! But I just have too much to do!
Feeling “Intelligent”: During my slothful laziness, I discovered a rather intellectual TV show on the BBC. “Show Me The Monet”. Amateur artists vie for the opportunity to have their works accepted to be displayed in London venues. The fates hang on the decisions of three “critics”. Art is so subjective and these critics were rather condescending—oh wait! They’re British! I was feeling so intelligent watching this because I realized the judges were full of shit!
Is it art? Oh wait. I think it’s a commercial. I’ll shut the TV off!
Feeling “Like a Stinky Hog”: Yeah. I didn’t bathe yesterday. Need I say more?
Yeah. The one on the right would be me!
Feeling “Human”: I took a bath. Now my skin is soft. I smell like flowers. AND, I shaved my entire legs so the sideburns won’t peek out from my upper thighs when I wear the bottom of my bikini!
It felt so good to take a bath. The flies actually flew out of the house!
Forget daisies. I felt fresh as a bouquet of fresh flowers!
We may be going to the Shore on Saturday. I shaved. Need I elaborate?
Feeling “Excited” and “Guilty: Roman is coming tomorrow to spend the weekend!!!
No filming at Fallon tomorrow and SNL is on a break so Roman gets to come to see us a day earlier! I’m so excited! I love hanging with my son!
I’m excited but guilty! Saturday evening Bonaparte’s daughter, her husband and their daughter will be joining us for dinner. I’m feeling guilty because it’s just too freaking hot to bake. I should be preparing brioche dough, and perhaps getting puff pastry sheets together to prep for some nice toasty appetizer. Oh. And I should be thinking about baking a nice tarte for dessert.
Instead, I’m going to make Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken. I’m “encoring” the link to the recipe. It’s such a standout! I double the sauce and jar it. It’s THAT good!
All I need to do is marinate chicken then cook everything on top of the stove. Serve it with rice. I’ll do a Kale salad with peanut dressing too. Here’s the link for this greatest salad recipe of all time. I hope I don’t get sued for posting this, but the Peanut dressing is to die for. I literally quadrupled it and canned it. Between this Peanut dressing and the Lemongrass sauce. I’m in heaven. Oh..I’m feeling “hungry”!!!
(NOTE: If this meal seems familiar, it is the same meal I made a few weekends ago when Jake and the girl came to visit). I’ll do the frozen Nougatine for dessert. The recipe says to roast the pistachios in the oven for 10 minutes. It’s too hot to turn the oven on. This can be done on the stove top! I’m making two of these!
All dishes can be done on the stovetop and the oven doesn’t need to be turned on.
I’ll figure the appetizers out later one. My brain is full right now—I don’t want to overfeed it!
Feeling “Flattered”! Yes. Thanks to the really nice comments I received for yesterday’s posting about my “uniform”, I’m feeling very pleasantly flattered today. Ouch—I can now feel my head becoming bigger. It’s blowing up like a balloon! Don’t burst little head of mine-that huge brain will splatter all over the place and will make a mess that Bonaparte will not appreciate!
Flattery will get you everywhere. But I need to not get big headed. My ass and thighs are big enough–I don’t need a head to match it! I’ll burst!!!!!
Feeling “OCD”: OK. While applying my makeup, I spotted a hair that was sticking out of my head. It took about three minutes to “grab” it. I needed to get my hands on that stray hair because it had split ends all..the…way…up…the..hair..shaft. I needed to get rid of the splits! Come on ladies—don’t tell me you’ve never done that before. I can practically see you checking your hair after you read this!
Ladies, do NOT tell me you have NEVER done this! There is nothing like sating the OCD appetite like finding that one strand of hair with a million splits on it! PLEASE tell me I’m not the only one….
Feeling “Ambitious”: I’m getting ready to make my grocery list. I’ll get dressed and go to Wegman’s then come back and start my prep work. I’m so ambitious!
Feeling “Reflective”: I’m thinking about what to write on my blog!
In a reflective mood. I’m actually reflecting on the fact I really REALLY need to clean this mirror. It’s a mess!
Feeling “Hypocritical”: I forgot to mention in yesterday’s “Uniform” post about my summer dress uniform of maxi dresses and skirts. I only wear them in the summer. For some reason, they are quite comfy. I really am not a hypocrite! I just forgot!
I forgot to add my summer maxi uniform to yesterday’s post. I feel almost as hypocritical as the Duggar family! Dressed to the maxi to go food shopping!
Feeling “Like-I-Better-Get-Off-My-Fat-Ass-And-Get-A-Move-On! I need to get back to ambitious and get outta here to run errands!
Yeah. I’m bustin’ a move. I made the bed. Now onto the supermarket!
Feeling ” Temptation”: At Wegman’s. In the snack aisle. I’m tempted by the goodies but I just looked down at my ass. Je passé!
Ahhh. Pretzels and Corn Chips. Washed down with chocolate milk. What more could an emotional eater ask for?
Feeling “MORE Temptation:. Damn. I’m in the cookie aisle. I want to motorboat the Milano’s!
Sweet Toffee and Salted Pretzel Milano Slices! This is just too much for me. Now I know how Jesus felt during Lent!!! Milano = The Devil. I must walk away from temptation!
Feeling ” Are You KIDDING Me?”and disgusted: It’s freakin’ August. AUGUST!! Halloween candy? Already? I hope parents realize the garbagy candy their kids will be eating just shy of three months will be stale and covered in bloom!
I’m also feeling slightly scared! Will the Christmas decorations and candy be displayed next week?
Feeling “Uncomfortable and Awkward”: At the check out to pay for groceries. The cashier detected my New Yawk accent and asked me if I was, in fact, a New Yorker. I told her I was born there and lived in NY for many years. She then told me she went to the 9/11 memorial and asked me if I was there yet?
Awkward silence after I told her I worked in the Twin Towers a long time ago and wasn’t quite ready to go back to that sight.
Awkward silence broken after I told her it was important, though, that people never forget and should go to visit the site.
Ya just don’t know what the day will bring!
Feeling “Happy”: Yay!!! I turned “Nostalgie” radio on as soon as I got into my car. My favorite Laurent Voulzy song “Bubble Star” was playing. It put me in a bubbly and extremely happy mood to listen to it!
I love Laurent Voulzy. His OTHER happy song is Rockollection. I’m telling you. This Frenchman rocks–as only a Frenchie can rock!
I’m also feeling happy because my car is STILL clean–it’s been three weeks. Look how organized my groceries are!
Feeling “Clumsy”: While putting the groceries away, I stubbed my toe, dropped tomatoes all over the floor and knocked an opened bag of pistachios all over the counter.
I also had to fight Chippy over the stuff that fell on the floor. Don’t judge me by that boxed Mac & Cheese. It’s for Bonaparte’s granddaughter. I don’t know if a five-year old can handle that spicy Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken!
Feeling “A Sense of Accomplishment”: I put the groceries away.
Feeling “Incredibly Comfortable”: I took off my maxi dress and stripped off my underwear and put on my truly disgusting ratty booty shorts and baggy t-shirt. Now I can go downstairs to the kitchen and start doing prep work for the weekend meals!
Ohhh. It is just so comfortable when I change into ratty clothing! At least my makeup and hair will look nice when Bonaparte comes home from work!
I don’t know what kinds of feelings I’ll continue to have during the remainder of the day, but I can tell you that I will be feeling like a complete slob when I do the prep work.
Then, when I’m done, I’ll feel determined because I’ll be cleaning and scrubbing that kitchen till you can eat off the floors!
I certainly hope that in spite of any feelings we all may have during the day, the positive and happy feelings combat any bad feelings we may experience!!!
XOXOXOXO! You KNOW I just cannot resist posting this song!! “Feelings”. But I’m posting the piano version by the original Loulou Gaste..and you won’t have to listen to the gooey, syrupy words!