Monday, March 10, 2014

Busy Monday, March 10

Today's 'To-Do' List
  • Get this Blog up!
  • Menu
  • Groceries
  • Look into making Strawberry Jam - I can't promise I'll have the time to do it or not. I just bought 8 lbs of strawberries from a friend's kid who was doing it as a fundraiser. 
  • Air out the house - It is suppose to be 65 today!!
  • Start organizing Spring Cleaning List
  • Yard cleanup?
  • Grilled Hamburgers w/Beans
  • Royal Round Steak
  • Tyson Chicken Bites w/Fries (they are expensive but need a treat once and awhile)
  • Crockpot Chicken Tacos (Just because it uses salsa Peter won't touch it so I'm not sure what he's going to eat but I'm out of ideas since we've had so many crockpot nights and he's so darn picky)
  • Pizza
  • Hamburger Helper (I was trying to avoid this but I'm out of ideas. I have GOT to start forcing a family meetings on Sunday and don't just let people wander off! Trying to make a menu constantly on your own is really tiring.)
  • And now I'm out of ideas so it is their own fault for not helping me. The last meal will be:
    • Feta-Topped Chicken
    • Pasta with pesto alfredo
*One of these meals might be dropped off I just remembered my birthday is Saturday and we normally go out to eat to celebrate birthdays but with my carb limitations it does make it harder and with it being a Saturday and how busy the town gets on Saturday night it may just not be worth it. 

This Week's 'To-Do' List
  • 4-H Project Club
  • High School Schedule Meeting 
  • Appointment w/Dietitian
  • Picture Day
  • Daddy Daughter Dance

Last Week

So last Monday I had a bunch of patch jobs on my 'to do' list though I didn't get to them until later in the week and then come to find out part of my sewing kit is missing so I only got them mostly done. I'll have to go out to Jo-Ann's today and replace a few items that I will probably find later. I swear I went through every drawer and basket though! No clue where it went to. 

After reading Jean's blog over at "So Not Organized" I think it was Friday? Days are slipping past me. I decided to tackle part of my paper monster. I bought a new storage box for the kids art and finally cleaned off the fridge some other than magnant pictures and some other important documents. A few other odds and ends.... Okay my fridge will never make it into a magazine but now you can open the door without a cascade of kids drawings falling all over the place. 

Cleaning off the fridge brought me to the filing cabinet where I knew more kids drawings were stored. Which then lead me on a paper trail and I started shredding documents.
This bag is one of the big Family Dollar bags and I ended up shredding more later and this isn't counting what I could just toss!!
The sad thing is I feel like I have barely made a dent into the monster that is paper. 

Katherine had a friend over Friday and we first went to the Y so they could go swimming and play air hockey and in the racquetball court and then they wanted to come back to my house so they could play the Wii for awhile. 

My broccoli (which the seeds were old) took off! As did some other plants!
The greenhouse still gets too cold out at night for these plants so I have set up a grow light in my laundry room for them. 

On the schedule for this weekend too was continuing Brielle's chemistry project that was started last weekend. Brielle did most of the work but we had to help her out with a few things because it was just awkward. She's building a model representation of 1 atom of gold. 
One of the neat things during this is because of how she wanted to put it together Peter got to show her how to solder. 
The project wasn't due until this Friday but the weeks get so crazy that we wanted to make sure she got it done quickly so we didn't have to pull an all nighter with her which has happened before.
(I need to kick her onto her book report now .. or rather to read the book for the book report!!)

I went to the seminar at the Extension Service last week and learned a few things about raised gardening.
The parent meeting at the High School was last week and Peter and I elected just not to go. He was very tired and I don't do well with large groups of strangers all squished in together. I hate to put it this way but going to any meeting arranged by the PTO is generally a bunch of parents squished together, over heated and listening to a bunch of stuff that doesn't apply to them (though it applies to other parents) so they get bored, tired, irritable and I seriously try to avoid PTO events period. Must make me sound like an awful parent  but there are other things I really would like to do with my life than rush everyone home by 5pm, eat SUPER quick! and rush everyone back out the door by 5:15 to get to whatever school we are going to by 5:30  with the press of other parents who are also reeling from the time to get out by 6:30-7pm and head home and have to rush kids through showers and homework and getting ready for bed by 8:30! (we've moved bedtime a little later and are seeing how the kids will do). Okay I ranted. I just wish folks would do things on a Friday Night not a freaking Tue-Thurs night!

Last week I was able to reschedule Brielle's orthodontist appointment though she won't be able to get in until next month! I still can't believe they closed for that snow day! It really has messed things up! 

I also go Brielle scheduled for her placement exam at the Community College next week! We need to brush her up on her Algebra. Her head has been so stuck in geometry this year that a few things have slipped. 

Anyone else thrown off by this time change? I know it happens twice a year but it throws me off every time! I also don't like waking up to it being dark again!
Weather for Today and tomorrow look beautiful! Then we have a chance of a snow/rain mix and not as great of weather. It disappoints me because I have 5 vacation days I have to use before the end of the month so I took all of next week off. I had hoped the weather would look a little warmer. My personal goal though is during that week to work on Spring Cleaning. 

Saturday is my birthday and my husband said I can have $100 to go buy whatever I want because he was just going to get me a gift card to Lowes -- No I don't do a lot of household projects *rolls her eyes*

Oh speaking of household projects my husband installed a shelf for me in the cup cabinet! I was getting very tired of having very precariously stored coffee mugs in there. (I've actually asked for the shelf for a few years. I think he's just feeling guilty because he doesn't know what to get me for my birthday.) 

Oh I guess I've taken up enough of everyone's reading time! Have a great week folks!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Early Birthday! I love the representation of the atom of gold--my younger son would think that was so cool. Laughing at your PTO description--that's why I go it alone! I can tell you the reason they generally aren't on Friday nights is because (here) that's usually when the sports activities are held as well as the teachers despise Friday night things. Good job on the paper. I still think we need to organize some sort of paper clearing party. Have a great week...maybe the weather will stay nice.