June 18, 2010

7 Quick Takes (vol 7ish)

When it comes to scary / suspenseful movies I am a wuss.  Like the movie Frequency gave me nightmares because women were attacked.  Travis wants me to watch Shutter Island.  I think he's nuts.  I am already tightly wound; I don't do suspense.

Just to further illustrate what a wuss I am when it comes to scary movies, there are scenes from commercials that are burned in my mind.  I see them often and they freak me out.  And these are just commercials. 

Today I had the best chocolate chip cookie EVER
I have tried Toll House, Mrs. Fields, various recipes reccommended by friends.  None of them can compare with what I had today.  I shouldn't be surprised that it came from PBS's America's Test Kitchen Cookbook.  My sister in law made them and they were literally amazing.  Amazing.  Oh my goodness.  (I got the recipe, too!)

After reading Jen's 7 Quick Takes, I would just like to say that I think it's great that she can talk about David Sedaris and I'm on a Boat while also talking about a retreat at a monestary.  It makes me feel better about myself and some of the things I like.  Because some of the things I like I hide from various Catholic women I know. 

Do yourself a favor and watch this video.

Lately I've been thinking a lot about my husband's hands.  They're strong all year round, but with the summer's remodeling projects they've become heavily cauloused, tanned, and covered with injuries.  Often they're dirty.  When he gives me a back rub it's a massage and and a back-scratching combo. 
His hands bear the the marks of hard work, and more importantly, hard work that he's doing for the sake of his family.  Travis spends hours in the heat and dust ripping out, cleaning up, cutting, hammering, fixing - wearing down and toughing up his hands, so that our family can benefit from the sweat equity in our home.  He doesn't grumble; he just works hard.
To me, they are the hands of a man.
I love his hands, because I love what they symbolize.

I would like to wish a Happy Father's Day to my father-in-law and dad, to my grandfathers, and especially - to my husband. 
Travis, you are an awesome father and a blessing in our lives.  We love you.
*Not that any of these men actually read my blog.


  1. um...HELLO????? I WANT that choc chip cookie recipe!!! i have been dissatisfied with mine and want to find a better one!!!!!

  2. I am with you 110% on your number one!! I am a complete wimp!

  3. I love this connected world! Thanks for the comment, and thanks for your delight of a blog!