Yay for meatballs. You just pop them out of the freezer and cook them on some tin foil - no mess, no stress, and tasty awesomeness. Granted, they are probably not very healthy, but in moderation they can give us a little protein right? As long as we eat them with lots of veggies and no sauce? Its all about being healthier, right? At least we are not eating ice cream for dinner. Baby steps.
Ok, that's enough about meatballs.
So on Friday we were going to go to the temple, but we didn't get a reservation in time. Not quite used to this small temple business yet. Guess we'll have to plan ahead more...but it turned out ok, because we ended up having to help clean the church bright and early Saturday morning. Question: How come you can clean half the church in an hour but it takes you like a whole week to clean your own house? Maybe we just need to all start cleaning each others houses and pretend they are churches...
The rest of Saturday we had a nice day relaxing because Will didn't have any homework because he had a test on Friday. I like post-test weekends; they're nice. Except his post-test weekend was not that relaxing because Hannah had to write the church talk she had been procrastinating all week...
But for dinner on Saturday we went over to a couple in our ward's house and they made us some amazing North Carolina bbq complete with hushpuppies and salted caramel pie for dessert. And vanilla diet coke. Definitely the most unhealthy meal I've eaten since moving here, but certainly one of the most delicious. The Hoyts have lived in Winston-Salem for about fifteen years together, but she has lived in Winston-Salem all her life. They had some amazing stories to share and it was great getting to know them.
So all last week Will and I were stressing about where we were going to watch the BYU football game. We've been trying to be all frugal and stuff cuz of the whole med school deal, so we've opted out of getting cable (despite Hannah's whining). But we got this nifty indoor antenna thing that picks up free digital channels so we at least get channels like fox, nbc, abc, cbs, and the local news stations. But no ESPN. For some reason I thought the indoor antenna thing would magically give us access to espn3 online and we could just stream the game through the laptop and hook it up to the tv and life would just be grand. But apparently watching football has become quite the ordeal these days. There are like 200 hundred internet providers that give you access to espn3 online and our internet provider is one of only like 6 that make you have to have a cable subscription, too. If I had cable, then I wouldn't need to watch ESPN online, dummies!
Wow, the things we stress about.
But after we finished eating dinner at the Hoyts it just happened to be seven o'clock and Brother Hoyt just happened to have a giant tv with espn and he also happened to be the world's biggest BYU fan. Problem solved.
Not. What the heck, weather? How can there be a lightning storm in Charlottesville, Virginia and in Provo, Utah one week after another? They are like a thousand miles away! So crazy.
So we ended up not staying at their house the extra two hours waiting for the game to start. We actually had to run over to another friends to eat some cake for his birthday and they had the game going on their laptop. But by that time it was like 10 so we had to go home. Mormon problems, right? I think next game though we can combine their laptop access with our tv and maybe it will all work out? Sheesh, being a BYU fan is complicated. I think I will I just convert to tennis now because it's on CBS which is a channel I can count on.
Anyway, someone just brought us this delicious loaf of bread so I'm going to go eat it. You should all come visit us in Winston-Salem because people will bring you bread and let you pick basil out of their garden and you get to watch BYU football games crowded around laptops late into the night.
Plus, I will make you meatballs.