Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A List of Lists


Last night the weight of my life hit me like a ton of bricks. Up to this point, I wasn’t super stressed. Sure I’m closing on a house in two weeks…and getting married in September, but I can handle it. Well up until last night. I’m not sure if it’s my slow draining bank account or my nearly empty wedding jar, but last night at 11:45 I woke up from sleeping and could not fall back asleep! I laid in bed until 12:30 making multiple lists in my head, and at 12:45 I gave up and went in to the living room. I can’t even describe how WIDE AWAKE I was. So I put pen to paper and made every list possible.

I made a list of updates and renovations Parrish and I would like to do to our new house.

I made a list of issues with the house we need to address before we move in.

I made a list of details still needed for the rehearsal breakfast.

I made a list of every decision left to make for the wedding day.

I made a list of decorations I need to assemble for the wedding.

I made a list of bills Parrish and I will have to pay in our new house.

I made a list of things to do today on my day off.

And now I’ve made a list of my lists for you :) At 2:15 I went back to bed and literally laid there until 3:00.

I wish I could say that I felt better today when I woke up, but I felt just as stressed. It wasn’t until I started marking items off my list today that I began to feel relief. And a quick spin on the treadmill didn’t hurt! And that GIANT cup of coffee didn’t hurt either :)

I’m pretty surprised all this stress hit me last night. I had a great day yesterday AND I made this for supper:

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Lime Kissed Salmon

Sockeye Salmon was on sale at Harris Teeter this week, so I put it into the menu for Monday. Parrish was pretty excited to see seafood make an appearance!

I made a quick marinade in the blender using 1/3 cup tamari, 3 limes juiced and the zest of one lime, 1/2 tsp. salt, 2 cloves of garlic chopped, 1 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh ginger, 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme, and 1/2 cup:

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San-J GF Asian BBQ sauce. Blend until completely emulsified. Next I poured the marinade in a baking dish and completely covered the salmon, tossing to fully coat. I popped it in the fridge for 45 minutes.

I don’t have a broiler pain, so I used a metal drying rack in the baking dish to elevate the salmon and then broiled for 8 minutes.

The results – HEAVENLY!

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Flaky, well seasoned salmon! Parrish was quite impressed :)

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I thought this salmon was going to be full of bones since it was so inexpensive, but I didn’t find one! Definitely going to make this again!


At least LOST is on tonight! I hope it’s a new episode. Last week was SO disappointing!!

I’m glad you guys are loving Mama Pea’s blog too! I found another blog on Monday that I’m loving:

New Dress A Day

The author of this blog, Marisa,  is on a mission: A new outfit everyday for one year, and only $365 to spend TOTAL! Every items she thrifts or finds at yard sales, and then alters them to fit her and her personal style!

Love it! Personal favorites:

A SUPER cute top made from a dress.

SUPER UGLY sweater made into an adorable cardi!

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