Monday, June 19, 2006

We had a nice Father’s Day yesterday. Though Scott had to go into the office for a few hours, the time we spent together was nice. We had a traditional American dinner- homemade buffalo burgers and fries. Scott played a bit on the computer and then we all relaxed in the living room for the rest of the evening.

I went online and pulled up a few nutritional tidbits about buffalo meat. You can find it at health food stores (i.e. Whole Foods). Here’s the comparison to beef, just remember that a ‘normal’ serving of meat is 6oz (about the size of a deck of cards). You should only eat meat about once or twice a week.

Buffalo game meat, 3 oz. (85g) (cooked, roasted)
Calories: 111
Protein: 22.8g
Carbohydrate: 0.0g
Total Fat: 1.5g
Fiber: 0.0g
*Excellent source of: Niacin (5.3mg); Vitamin B12 (1.5mcg)
*Good source of: Iron (1.8mg), and Selenium (10.2 mcg)

Regular ground beef (broiled), 3 oz. (85.05g)
Calories: 245.6
Protein: 20.4g
Carbohydrate: 0.0g
Total Fat: 17.5g
Fiber: 0.0g

The sprinkler is on at playground. Abby is still a bit terrified of it. I’m hoping in a few weeks she’ll actually play in it. With the older kids out of school, things get pretty rough at the park. The kids like to fill bottles with water, then pour it down the metal twisty slides and then slide full speed down. These kids fly off the slide. I’ve seen the younger ones skid on the rubber mats a few feet. It’s crazy and dangerous.

Pablo has been gone for a few days now. The van has been gone, and Marjorie has been watering the back garden. Maybe she finally threw him out or he left. Marjorie gave us the lease to sign for next year a few weeks back. She gave it to us at this weird time where I was out of town and Scott was really busy at work, and we just never got around to signing it. Which isn’t that big of a deal, because this lease ends July 1st. Well, for her it was a big deal. Marjorie must have called us twice a week, and I kept explaining what was going on. Scott misplaced the lease at one point. We finally get it all in order and I put it under her door like I said I would on Saturday morning. Monday morning I get a phone call from her.
“Umm, Hi. This is Marjorie. Yeah. How are you doing?”
“Ok, Hi. What’s up?”
“Ummm… Yeah. You said you would, uhh, put the lease, uhhh, under my door on Saturday?” She has a tendency to put sentences as questions.
“Yeah. I did. It’s been there since Saturday morning.”
“Oh. Uhhh. I must not have seen it. Ummm. I’ll go, uhh, look again.”
How can you miss a huge white envelope that’s been slid under your door for three days? Aggravating!

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