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Random 5 February ~ Groundhogs & Chicken Wings

It’s Super Bowl Sunday & time for 5 Randoms from my world:

1)”Lake effect” snow is swirling down and has been since early yesterday ~ It’s beautiful, heavy, and coming down fast.  I’ve shoveled the walkway & sidewalks 3 times in the past 24 hours,  probably gonna shovel 2x more.  (Hubbs’ back does not allow for shoveling and … I kinda get into it. )

we’re in there somewhere!

2.) The house is cozy, my wings are marinating and Hubbs is cooking brunch.  (He’s smart enough to feed a gal willing to shovel)   🙂     The groundhog poked his nose out Friday, looked around then did what most of us would: went back in for a long winters’ nap.   I don’t hate winter.  Everyone around me complains about it.  I don’t.  Yeah, we get a few more grey days than I’d like, but like my brother says, “look on the positive side – no mosquitoes!” Maybe I’m a groundhog, too.

3) Tonight is the Super Bowl LII (52) ~ There’s no shame in my game ~ I’m in for the a) snacks, b) commercials and c) half-time show!  On the menu are: (my) Wings, Swedish meatballs, Taco dip &  7 layer salad; friends are bringing cheesy potatoes & dessert.  We’ll nosh, chat, cheer and have fun.  And hopefully somewhere in there is a football game 🙂

  • You can make the easiest, most finger-lickingingest wings by simply marinating frozen wings in 1 bottle of Italian dressing mixed with 1 bottle of Frank’s hot sauce ~ toss & marinate for 24 hours then grill or bake in a hot oven (375) till crispy & done – serve with Ranch dressing or more hot sauce.  Delish!

4)  I just remembered I have tomorrow off!  Yippee Skippy!

5) A while back I bought a rebounder.   It’s a small, quiet (because of bungee cords not springs) indoor trampoline.  The health benefits are purported to be many — increased bone strength, better balance, stamina, flushes the lymphatic system, increased circulation, etc.  I love how much fun it is!   And it is a workout, too.  I own a stack of exercise videos that are anything but fun, and consequently, dusty.  Now I try for 30 minutes of bouncing daily – sometimes in 15 minute increments.   Jump on, turn up the tunes (Tina Turner, Elvis, the Bee Gees, TobyMac) and go.   After reading the reviews, I decided on the Jumpsport 250 from Amazon – free shipping, <$250, and easy to assemble, just attach the legs and go!  Awesomesauce!  In time, I may upgrade to the Cadillac of rebounders, the Bellicon, but I couldn’t justify their price at first when I didn’t know how much I’d bounce.   Conclusion: Using it, loving it, grand kids enjoy it, bouncing is fun, needs no extra accessories (I jump barefoot), and I’ll continue ~ win!

My JumpSport in the corner of my home office – love!

 

So what’s cooking at your house today?  Are you watching the Super Bowl tonight?  Any wings in your future?

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8 thoughts on “Random 5 February ~ Groundhogs & Chicken Wings

  1. Diane Helminiak

    Sounds like a great day at your house. I don’t even know what time the Super Bowl is on (yet). I have a couple of projects to finish, then I will make nachos for everyone. We have separate recipes for everyone pretty much. Hubby and I like everything (lettuce, peppers, tomato, onions, chips, cheese and meat). One son only likes chips, meat and cheese. Other son will make his own. Go Eagles!

    • I think it starts around 6:30 ~ Hubbs has the TV and sound system on now – it’s booming 🙂 Your Nachos sound awesome! Have fun 🙂 MJ

  2. Your posts are always so upbeat! No Super Bowl for us; not fans. Just a quiet day, rain for us (not snow).
    That trampoline looks interesting….I’d probably be the one to jump right off the side….I can see that it would be a fun workout.
    Hope you have a great time this evening with your friends!

    • ha – I had fun writing it.
      It is a bit off-putting at first, the trampoline, hence it’s in a corner in case I lose my footing. Haven’t yet, but when you get off it the floor feels weird again 🙂 You can buy bars for them for stability as well~ I can tell I am stronger and I certainly sleep well whenever I’ve used it. Great workout – and fun. Today I listened to Kenny Chesney, Merle Haggard, The Rolling Stones, MeatLoaf, Motown and some Christian praise music — so fun 🙂 Have a great rest of your day, MJ

  3. Not a wings fan here but we’ll have chili and cornbread. Kitten bowl on now and looking forward to the puppy bowl before the superbowl!

  4. Raking rocks… It’s a beautiful day here, about 75°. Listening to stuff on the radio and doing a little cooking here in my tiny home. Have a wonderful rest of the day! Loved your post.

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