Monday, March 3, 2014

Busy Monday, March 3

Today's 'To-Do' List
  • Get this Blog up!
  • Menu
  • Groceries
  • Brielle's Orthodontist Appt
  • Girls have a Snow Day today
    • Help Katherine with studying Greek/Latin prefixes
    • Help Brielle get started on Chemistry project
  • Patch jeans (I noticed a pair of my work jeans has a small hole in a very unbecoming place so need to get a patch behind it)
  • Patch Brielle's sweater (she doesn't follow instructions it got a tear in the knit going to try and sew that part together)
  • Patch laundry hamper (part of it is all messed up since some folks don't put laundry into the hamper correctly and now I need to get it patched up so it'll stay in place properly.)
  • Plant seeds. I meant to do this Friday but glad that I didn't because my class on Saturday was very informative but then I haven't had a chance all weekend and I'm 2 weeks behind on planting cauliflower and broccoli so I need to do that today. 
  • Pick up around the house - I'm not putting any specific goals I just need to do what I can but I have a lot of other stuff going on so not going to get down on myself. 
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Tacos
  • Cheesy Chicken
  • Pulled Pork 
  • Pizza
  • Chili Dogs
This Week's 'To-Do' List
  • 4-H STEM
  • High School Meeting 
  • Raised Bed Garden Seminar

Last Week

It is hard to believe last week was only one week as it seems like it should have been two weeks! I'm sitting here trying to remember it all and it has become a total blur and last week was suppose to be an easy week for us.

Brielle had her Valentine's Day sock hop at school finally. A friend of hers took pictures and put them up on Facebook so I got to see my girl having fun.

I did get Brielle's application to the community college into the school district but we didn't get her Compass test taken care of. I'm not sure what is going on with that if they are suppose to contact us or not. I'll have to wait until the district is back in service since everything is closed today.

Monday, I ended up spending all day shopping and found out Walmart has a better selection of low/no sugar items though I still dislike going to Walmart because of a list of reasons. I won't even go to the BIG Kroger I like going to the little one but the problem with little stores is you have less selection.
Review of Heinz Low Sugar Ketchup ... it will do for Ketchup but not keen on it. I still plan on trying to make my own when I find more time.
I also found the Hunt's Low Sugar BBQ sauce but haven't tried it yet. It is something else I will have to learn to make though because it is just so darn expensive compared to normal BBQ sauce.
And then I went out for lunch with Peter and then back out shopping. Mostly window shopping as I try to get ready for the growing season.
Part of my shopping trip was buying fabric for the next Project Club 4-H project. I had a coupon for I think it was 20% off my total fabric purchase that was good for this past week only so I wanted to make sure to get the fabric then.

I did finally get things cleaned up around the house, the fish tank and the laundry caught up but it wasn't until pretty much the weekend. Once my Monday gets shuffled more than I expect then I'm pretty much SOL trying to get things done. Sometimes I regret working because I always seem behind but I know I'd go absolutely crazy if I was stuck home all the time.

I bought a light for my greenhouse and have you ever noticed how they never tell you how to chain those darn things up. Well I jury rigged something together. I still have a lot more to do and as we get the different weather I realize different things I need to do in my greenhouse. So far I haven't figured out a good heating option.

Last night we decided to do something different for dinner. You may have noticed I only had 6 days on my menu because I keep drawing a blank so my husband went by the store for me and got me some carrots and baby red potatoes and some cubed steak. He then later made the comment he wished we had some rolls so I set to work making bread.
I rolled the potatoes, carrots & onions in olive oil, put fresh ground sea salt and ground pepper on them and then roasted them in the oven. I thought they were a great change from our normal meals.
Peter and the girls were just happy to have yeast rolls.

Like I said last week is pretty much a blur. I had lots of deadlines at work and I feel like I'm just run ragged but I can't even remember why. I know Saturday was beautiful here so I was raking leaves, pulling limbs to the front for pick up, organizing the greenhouse, cleaned up the shed, worked on cleaning up the back porch too while the kids did what they were going to do they kind of left me after awhile and Peter left for the day pretty much after I got home from the transplanting class at the extension center.

Well I better get back to it getting late into the day and so much left to do!


  1. Snow day seems to be theme of this Monday. I don't think I could keep up with you. You always seem to have so much on your plate and get most of it done :) Those rolls look amazing!

    1. LOL Well I'm glad someone thinks I get something done. I always feel 5 steps behind. I wish I could bring some of my chores to work with me for slow days like this. LOL I'm imagining carrying a laundry basket into the plant and plopping it down beside my desk and folding between calls/emails/meetings ;)