There are few things I find as all-encompassingly icky as slugs. Those big hairy fast scurrying centipedes rank just above, but other than that? VERY few things. I went out to water the yarrow and clip the dead blooms, and lo! there were slugs all over the plant!!!. And by all over, I mean there were three. Still, I made an appallingly girly sound and then VERY BRAVELY flicked them off of the yarrow with a twig. They didn't go far - just fell over onto the ground. Thing is, I'm not too keen on killing them, I just want them away from my yarrow and most definitely away from me.
In happier (but sort of boring 'details of my everyday life which you may want to - and feel free to - skip') news, I went to kickboxing on Sunday after having missed an entire frackin' week. It was brutally difficult, but I am determined to get back on track. Diet wise, too, since I ate rather poorly most of that week and then very badly on Saturday. adrienne429 and aranturas came over for a cookout; Don's mom was there, too, to break in our new patio furniture that she very generously helped finance. I made lemon-garlic shrimp, garlic-barbecue chicken skewers, grilled squash (the yellow squash came from my garden. woooo!) and whole wheat pasta salad. Oh, and of course, since my oven remains stubbornly unhealed, I had to make a dessert that did not require baking. Enter the chocolate ricotta icebox cake. *trumpet fanfare* I can say this since it wasn't my own recipe: that cake was absurdly yummy.
After, we all (save for Mom) went to see OoTP. I sort of really, really loved it, much to my surprise. More on that in a later post. Maybe. Oh, but the real point of mentioning the movie excursion was to say I ate my body weight in buttered popcorn. I am made of... not win, to be sure... What's that other word?*
Start taunting me now, folks, lest I try to skip out of kickboxing tomorrow. I don't get in shape now, I'll never play Jade in the Kyle Rayner GL movie! what? it could happen.