Monday, December 1, 2014

Busy Monday, December 1

Today's 'To-Do' List
  • Write this Blog 
  •  Make Menu
  • Lunch with Peter
  • Groceries
  • Work on Christmas Presents
  • Sign the kids up at 4-H center for the upcoming STEM project also sign up for the Holiday Extravaganza.
  • Babysit


  • Turkey Pot Pie (Should be the last day for the Turkey to be good need to get it used up)
  • Pork
  • Spaghetti w/Meatballs
  • Tacos
  • Pizza
  • Chili Dogs
  • Grilled Chicken & Pasta

This Week's 'To-Do' List

  • Babysit - Yes, I've picked up a second job so after I get off my first job at 2 I am on the road and running to pick up my second job. A 6 mo old baby girl that watch for about 7+ hours Monday-Friday. The first week was hell because that was last week while I was trying to get ready for Thanksgiving. 
  • Continue to work on Christmas presents. I have decided for lack of better ideas on what to get the ladies at work that I was sewing up potato zappers. Little bags you put your potato in and then stick it in the microwave. 

Last Week

So I didn't take a lot of pictures last week as I was rather busy. Monday I worked which is why you didn't see a post and also it was the first day I started Babysitting so I was super busy.

Tuesday I worked and then Peter watched the baby (with the mom's ok) while I took the kids to 4-H Project club. Prior to past Monday (I believe it was Sunday) I went out with a friend to a city an hour away where they have a huge Jo-Ann Fabric and got the craft stuff for this club activity. No pictures of it yet because the kids haven't finished yet.
Oh you might remember a couple weeks ago I said the kids had STEM club... well they never gave a time or anything official in the newsletter so I called them up and they said they weren't having the club. Later I see on Facebook they did have the club. I was livid and I made sure they knew it. The lack of organization is driving me batty! 
So after 4-H this past Tuesday (Nov. 25) we came home and started working on Lefse. We had to peel and slice 10 lbs of potatoes and then instead of using the potato ricer I decided to use the ffood millI had just purchased when I was making apple sauce and it seemed to work much better as far as time goes.

Wednesday, the day was spent making lefse and baking pies. I had a total break down where I was screaming and jumping up and down by the end quite literally. Trying to deal with a very fussy, teething 6 month old and dealing with my children while needing to get the lefse made .... Well it was all too much. Brielle picked up the little one and walked to the other room and let me have my 10-20 seconds of total meltdown. It sounds unprofessional but I let the mom know what happened.

Thursday, was Thanksgiving of course and I was up early in the morning cooking. We had some friends spend Thanksgiving dinner with us and it was a good time. I was afraid after the day prior that everything was going to fall apart but it worked out. Later that night the lady I watch the little one for, her fiance and her little one came by and stayed until the wee hours of the morning talking and playing Rockband. It was a good evening. I wish the little one had been that good days prior... I think a lot of it has to do with gasiness too. I had mentioned it to them and they started using some gas drops which seemed to help. Because Tuesday wasn't just fussiness I was being continuously thrown up on... Gassy Gassy baby.

Friday.... Black Friday. I did go out and brave things but I only went out at 10am with the kids to Jo-Ann Fabrics. It was very busy but it wasn't 'crazy' and I wasn't out there to fight anyone for anything.
We bought a few discounted items, we got a few knick knacks, we bought some pillow forms, a couple decorations and got some cuts of fabric.
I tried to do some sewing Friday but since I was babysitting again it just didn't work out. 

Saturday I spent a good part of the day sewing on a fabric book for the baby I watch. That is her present a little Christmas fabric book. I used batting so it did get a bit annoying to try and sew through at the end. 
That evening we went to a birthday party... I had a bit too much to drink aka an entire bottle of wine after this past week. No one has ever seen me like that. Apparently I'm a hoot.... It's a very rare thing for me to drink. It's an extremely rare thing for me to a have a few too many. It all turned out good though and everyone had fun so I'm trying not to stress over it but now there's a story floating out there of the time I've had too many and a couple days after I've yet to live it down.

Sunday, I spent the morning dinking around with fabric again. This time Katherine had picked out some fabric she wanted me to make pillows for the house with. She really loved this fabric when we went out to the craft store and because it was a 'door buster' sale I was able to get a yard of it for like  $2.50 so that's really cheap. 
I spent the morning watching youtube videos on sewing to make sure I wouldn't mess up my measurements and then cutting out fabric.
I took a break that afternoon to get dressed and meet up with a bunch of ladies for coffee for a couple hours.
After coffee I dropped a couple of the ladies back off at their homes and then I went out and bought a headlight. I had noticed the night before when I went to the party that one of my headlights was out so I wanted to get that fixed as soon as possible.
A quick cheap fix and I was back to legal again.
We went out as a family and watched Hero 6 at the theater since it was still matinee time. It was a very cute movie and the kids kept laughing out loud really loud and we had to keep reminding them they weren't at home but it was a very funny movie so I don't completely blame them. 
After the movies we decided that our diets (Mine and Peter's) are already shot so we went to the Chinese Buffet.
Here's where the 'real' fun comes in. (That was sarcasm by the way)
As an off question Peter asked the girls if they had any homework they needed to finish up before school. It was 6:30pm and we figured after so many days off of school that the answer had to be 'no'. Well our teenager springs it on us that she's got this project due that she hasn't started on, that her computer isn't working, etc. So needless to say as Peter tried to fix the computer and ultimately hasn't been able to find out the problem I then had to download the program to my PC so she would have a place to work. Needless to say she got a huge lecture!
Since my computer was in use I went ahead and made up the pillow covers.
It was past midnight when Brielle (my oldest) finally finished her homework and she and I were able to get off to bed. Needless to say I'm dragging.

Well I need to finish getting ready for the day. I still need to fit in a lot of stuff on my "day off" before I start babysitting. 


  1. Third time is a charm (that is how many times I've tried to comment...we'll see if typing that helps it stick). Whew! It sounds like you've had quite a week over there. I think if I were watching a 6 mo old baby while fixing an entire Thanksgiving meal, I'd have a bit of a meltdown as well. I laughed at your teenager's answer to the homework question but only because it sounded a bit too familiar. Those pillows are really pretty!

    1. EEP no clue why it was being a pain for you to respond.
      Yeah it was a bit of a melt down and pretty embarrassed still by it. Things have gotten better though but that being my first week of having a little one and me being out of practice it was a bit much LOL plus for being 6 months old her mommy has spoiled her.
      Yeah... teenagers UGH!
      And thanks I thought they turned out pretty too. I'll have to make some more covers for other seasons. :)