Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

A Few Things

My house is a mess.  It’s totally covered with toys and baby gear.  To the gills it is.  You can’t take a step in here without stepping on something small and pointy.  That’s at least partly because I bought a bag of small pointy toys on Saturday.  I took Chase to the thrift store and let her pick some things.  It was fun but I’m starting to question whether or not it was a good idea after all.  

Ah, who am I kidding of course it was.  I found one of these.  Chase likes to wind it up when we’re upstairs.  It’s a sweet little music box.  Somewhere in the junk Chase found a tiny Barbie.  I was still a little on the fence about Barbies, they’re not my favorite toy.  Just a few days later I am decidedly against them because hearing let’s play dollies 50 times a day is a lot to handle.  All in all I spent less than ten bucks.  I’ll worry about the junk tomorrow though because right now I’m waiting to hear about JJ who decided to arrive fashionably early.  Those babies and their ideas.

In the meantime we can catch up here a bit.  Last week Kayris had several coupons for free Jamba Juice smoothies to give away and I won one.  I did, I won something.  Now I just have to put it in my bag so I remember to use it when I’m at the grocery store.  That should only take a month or two to happen.

I went back to the library and borrowed Rustic Fruit Desserts again.  I tried their recipe for blueberry buckle and was really pleased.  It’s moister than the last one I made but it also requires a few additional steps.  I don’t know which one I prefer.  I might have to make the other one again before I can decide.

I did a little menu planning this week.  I kind of fell of the wagon because it’s summer.  At least that’s what I tell myself to let myself off the hook.  We still eat dinner every night so no biggie, right?

The one thing I’ve noticed is that I consume certain foods in shockingly large quantity.  Bacon, tomatoes, mayonaise, sandwiches anyone?  BLT’s, potato salad, corn on the cob, melon.  Things I can’t live without right now.  Buying two melons at the market can really bust your budget but I just gotta have em.  Right now, pizza, burgers and grilled chicken are heavy in the rotation.  If we eat out one night that only leaves two nights a week to actually plan something different for.  This week I’m planning to try this pork tenderloin with orecchiette one night and then use the leftover for pork something on the other.  Or maybe I’ll try Jamie’s recipe for kabobs.

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