Wow, somebody probably should have warned me ... homeownership: it's no joke. Between mowing the yard, fighting to keep the new sod from dying, fighting off the armies of lovebugs, trying to keep the house clean, unpacking a little at a time, working full days and trying to get out once in a while so as not become a total hermit, I am pooped! I can't wait for the day, months from now, when the house is mostly put together and I can just maintain. Fans will be installed, curtains hung ... that'll be glorious.
Anyway, did my effort to evoke pity from all of you in an attempt to be forgiven for not blogging very much lately work? Aw, you all are so nice!
Seriously though, I hate for all my entries here to just be book club stuff. Not that it isn't fun to write those entries. I just want to be less busy so we can talk about other things once in a while too.
Like the great foreign movie that Adam and I recently saw at the Enzian. I highly recommend The Lunchbox! So subtly acted and full of life.
Oh, but back to the blog entry title ... for real, I think we found the source of the lovebug population: Apopka.
And I know it's because we're a little more rural in our new neighborhood, but good grief! It's like they all decided to mate and then die either in front of our garage or on our back porch. It's like the Andromeda Strain for bugs. We went out to mow the yard Monday after work and there were dozens, no exaggerating, of little black bodies in the driveway.
I cannot wait until lovebug season is over! (At least they don't bite.)
Sadly, I don't have a whole lot else to discuss with you today because it's not entirely fascinating to talk about the display case we got from Ikea and built the other day. Lol. These are the things that constitute my life lately.
But I did at least post my first new recipe in a while!
The dinner we made last night ended up being pretty darn easy and delicious! (Sorry, Andee, it's not vegetarian ... but the roasted veggies would be great on their own!) The spice rub was incredible. I was really pleased with how it all turned out. And if you keep oils and seasonings stocked in your pantry, you don't have to buy much to make this either ... just a pork tenderloin and some vegetables.
I have lots of potatoes left over though since they mostly sell them in 5-lb. bags and I only needed about a quarter of that, but I guess that just means we get to have mashed potatoes soon. (Adam is so sad about that ... LOL.)
Oh, lastly, I did want to apologize ever so briefly for some of the language and content of my May book choice. Obviously I can't know the content before I read it, but I hope it's not too offensive for everyone. There's plenty in the book that I am looking forward to discussing though. (And I just now realized that the main character's name matches the month we chose to read it!)
I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the transition to summer!