Sunday, March 31, 2013

Meal plan

I'm going to make a better effort to plan our meals for money and health reasons.

This week we will have:

Grilled Turkey tenderloin with zucchini and rice

White bean and turkey sausage soup

Either chicken dumpling soup or maybe chicken pizza (use up leftover BBQ chicken from tonight)

Chinese chicken salad

Wednesday night will probably be grilled cheese or quesadillas due to a hectic schedule.

Lunches for Tom will be leftovers, and my lunches will be any extra leftovers, or just a sandwich/whatever I throw together.

He eats out at least once a week for lunch, but I rarely do--I get to come home everyday :)

Hopefully this will work!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

No motivation

I have so much to do, and no drive to do it. Frustrating :-/

I'm working my extra job this weekend, picking up a12 hour graveyard shift on Saturday night. The anticipation is killing me, because I really don't want to work :-( but it's worth it, so that's where I'll be spending alllllllll Saturday night.

Monday, March 25, 2013


Took Percocet for a sore tooth. Helped me sleep at first (plus kicked the pains ass) but now I'm wide awake. Don't have to be up for 3 hours, and I'll be so goddamn tired when 630 rolls around. Boo.

Had a good weekend. Made lots of yummy food. Chicken fried rice and steak yaki soba on Friday night. Chicken apple salad on Saturday night. Thai chicken wraps for lunch Sunday, and then Thai chicken/peanut sauce yaki soba noodles for Sunday night dinner.

Never made banana bread as I planned . I'll have the nanny do it today!

Went to a park with new play ground equipment, all 3 kids had fun!

Have plans for an art project with Clara tonight. Will take pics if it turns out.

Ok trying to fall back to sleep now...

Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday iPhone dump

I'm being such a follower these days, but hey, if it motivates me to post.....

1.  She has curls!
2. She was tired of me taking her picture
3. Annalise getting ready for a walk in the Burley with dad
4. What happens during a long walk in the Burley
5. double rainbow on my way home from work. it ended at the pain clinic. LOL
6. Student led conference night for Clara
7. Amanda made bathtub paint for Annalise, she was perplexed
8. Trying out her new plastic lawn chair. It's a winner.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thursday thoughts

Thursday Thoughts

  • I'm always so excited it almost Friday, when Thursday rolls around. This week even more so, since I worked Sunday as well.

  • I attend weight watchers on Thursdays. I'm totally having a gain this week. Not excited about it and I want to not go because of it :-/ but....I will go and hope for the best. Goddamn whipped vodka 3 nights this last week! ;)

  • In order to stay motivated, I'm making a written list of things I want to accomplish. While pinterest is great for ideas, it doesn't help me prioritize what I'd like to do. So I have a "craft/DIY" list, a cooking list, and a sewing list. Oh, and a cleaning/organizing list. I like lists.

  • Tom and I have been doing this financial class, Financial Peace University. I'll just put it out there--I attend church very occasionally, Tom does not. This is a church based program. Even so, it's been very helpful and motivating on the money front. I'd like to retire eventually, and I think we're getting on the right track. We only have 1 class left, and I'm going to kinda miss it...

  • The kids spring break started today. Thanks to conferences and a furlough day, they don't go back until April 2nd. I've been trying to plan things for them to do, that Annalise can attend as well. It's kind of tricky, but luckily I have the best nanny in the world. She'll make it work :)

  • My boss is going to do my review this weekend. I don't think I've been as much of a team player as I could have been. Errr should have been. Hoping for a huge raise. Haha. Who am I kidding...I'll be lucky to get 3%...

Ok back to work. Gotta keep up appearances.
Ps I'm trying to figure out how to link up to a blog, but am clueless. It's for it doesn't help that I'm typing this via the blogger iPhone app...

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Broccoli cheese puffs. Turned out mildly ok. Waste of time and product. Boo.

Favorite banana muffin recipe turned out sub-standard baked goods. Wtf??? 4th time making them. the bite I ate tonight wasn't as sweet as usual and dense. Boooo

Friday, March 15, 2013

Subscription boxes

I might have a problem with these. I had been doing well--cancelled all of the ones I was getting, except for Citrus Lane which is prepaid for a few months, and Goodie co.

Then I stumbled on to 2 crafty ones. Whimsey for me and Lullubee for Clara. I'll probably just try each for a month or two, but I'm looking forward to getting one entirely for ME! I'm surprising Clara--I already told her I couldn't find a good one for her--there is a lacking selection for older kids/preteens/teens...

For fun, my current favorite picture.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


I'm jealous my husband has a new job. It's not the new job as much as the hours of the new job. For the first time ever for him, he's working 4 10's. Off Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Makes me miss working 3 12's and being home more days :-(

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Still sick

I went to bed Saturday night feeling a little off. Woke up Sunday morning feeling like death warmed over. Now it's Wednesday and I still feel cruddy plus this sinus junk has gone to my chest. Yay! I sound amazing and I'm sure my patients love it. Can't decide if wearing a mask would bring them more peace or make them more wary?

And for fun, a picture of A-L throwing a huge fit. Over the swiffer being stuck between her legs.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Making stuff

Need to make more. Have made 2 quilt squares recently for group projects. Makes me feel old lady-ish, but whatever :-/ I think they're cute.


Trying to figure out why my phone is covered in glitter. I'm sure Clara would know why...