Monday, August 19, 2013

Another Manic Monday

... I wish it was a Sunday.... *sings along in her head*

Today is Katherine's Birthday! My sweet girl! I got up and actually cooked a pancake for her. I never cook in the mornings especially not at 6am but I thought she'd like something other than cereal for her birthday. So she got a big fat pancake (no pictures it was 6:20 by time I got done making it) and we tossed her hair up in a ponytail. Had a tad bit of an argument she wanted to wear sweatpants to school today!! I finally got her into shorts. I think she'll be a lot happier that way.

I got her out the door after some playful talk at the end of the driveway with me still in my nighty LOL BAH I was properly covered the neighborhood can get over it Katherine was just enjoying talking my ear off and I was going to fully let her.

Rest of the morning has gone off so far without a hitch let us continue it stays that way.

So I started with a rough list this morning though I'm sure I forgot stuff. I'm a bit hazy in the head and must go sing more praises to my coffee pot.

First Monday I've had 'off' for awhile so I've got a list of things to do.

  • Laundry -> Wash / Fold / Put Away
  • Dishes
  • Clean Stove
  • Clean Fridge
  • Make Menu
  • Shopping List
  • Shopping
  • Make Beds
  • Mow Lawn
  • Vacuum
  • Clean Bathtub
  • Organize Coupons
  • Put Away Birthday Supplies
  • Lunch with Peter
I've already knocked out 2 things on my list this morning. Menu and shopping list. Pretty easy to do one if you've done the other. Other than chicken being on sale I don't plan to really stock up on anything. 

  • Katherine's Birthday Meal - Eating Out (Today)
  • Spaghetti
  • Chicken & Rice w/stir fry veggies
  • Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwiches w/tomato soup
  • Pulled Pork & Chips
  • Pizza 
  • Meatloaf w/Mashed Potatoes & Corn
Pretty standard fare around here. I went through one of my recipe books this morning and everything just seemed impossibly hard to adjust correctly so that my husband will touch it so I just gave up. 

That's where I'm at today on things. Hopefully I make it through the day! 


Now flash back to Sunday! Katherine had her birthday party at the park! My big 9 year old! 

In her swim suit because we couldn't let her run around in her birthday suit at the park. 

She wanted dinosaurs and yes those are the colors of frosting she wanted for the trim! 

A very special thank you to everyone that came out!

Of course all of this after having to do last minute shopping for the party. You always forget something.

Here I am half asleep.... *does the timey whimey thing*
Saturday was the day that was crazy! Peter and Katherine went to Pokemon League. I took Brielle out shopping with me for groceries for the party and then gifts for Katherine. After which I picked up Katherine from Peter and I walked down to Hobby Lobby with the girls to get party favors. We then went to the public library for Katherine and Brielle to turn in their books because they had already read them and to check out new books and then it was off to the family dollar where we found lots of discounted party supplies. During the course of this Peter was selling a computer he had worked on and getting a haircut. Needless to say I had my phone by me constantly with Cozi pulled up so I could keep track of taking care of everything!

And that was the weekend folks ;)


  1. Happy Birthday to your daughter! I'm thinking that we must have different cut-off dates for schools over here b/c my son will turn 9 in a few months and is in 3rd grade not 4th. Maybe it is December there? August here. Your menu seems good to me and look at you go on the party planning!

    1. I want to say it's towards the end of September because both my girls are towards the youngest in their classes.
      And yeah amazingly the party came together! We had a short rain shower that scared everyone off at 3:30 instead of 4 but I think we were all ready to go anyways and it was just enough to scare them off then dried up so we were packing up and not getting soaked. :) Just absolutely perfect. :)