Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Yesterday Hubby accepted a new job. He is giving notice at his current job today. We will be moving South. His job is much closer to mine. Beleive it or not, the 11YO is actually looking forward to chaging schools. He always has taken change well. He makes up his mind that it is happening and he needs to go with the flow. The 7 YO is complaining. I am excited.
So I am back to my basement. In december I participated in Laura's Organizational Challenge to clean up the craft area of my basement. You can read about it in this post. I was unable to complete it in time for the challenge and then Chirtmas came with all of the wrapping paper and card-making. So while the stuff sitting on top of my cutting talbe and my counter changed, it was all still there. In anticipation of moving, I have been working on it.
So look for more reports in the coming days.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Mon - Meatloaf
Tues- Pork Chops
Wed - Baked Chicken breasts
Thurs - Pork Roast
Fri - Krispy Krunchy Cod from Market Day
Hi All, Pork was on sale this week, so I am planning to fix it twice this week. It also does well in the crockpot. I had picked up a beef roast but put it back when I saw the prok roast for half the cost. I will be home in time to cook the chops Tuesday and the roast will go int the crockpot for Thrusday.
For more great Menu's, stop by Laura's Blog
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
This moring there was a 2 hour school delay due to ice and fog. I suggested to Hubby (from the road and my wonderful Blue tooth speaker phone) that he take the boys to work with him. (Last week during snow days his Boss said that was possible) and then at 9:30 drive them back to school. You can do that when your are within 5 miles.
So he forgets that it is Ash Wednesday (he knew last night because he was contemplating Chinese Food Wednesday) and he takes the boys to McDonald's for breakfast. The 7 YO - despite warnings from Dad that it was slick and icy jumps out of the van, slips and fall backwards and hits his head on the van. Hubby looks and does not see anything and they go in and order breakfast.
Then the Manager looks at him and asks "What is wrong with your eye?" He had a big, bleeding cut. Hubby calls me and asks where he should take them. I look at the phonebook. The Urgent cares do not open for at leaset an hour. So off to the ER they go. Fortunately he's ok, he got some steri strips and a "no wrestling" order.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
I did not take pictures, but lets just say that this area has been ignored as an area that needs regular cleaning. I did purge one garbage bag of stuff - some craft paints that I have not used in 5 years, old milk and joiuce containers that I had fileld with water, put in my freezer to take up freezer space and serve as an emergency supply of water around Y2K. Then as the boys started eating more, I started using my freezer more and those containers got dumped into the stationary tub (the side without the washer drain).
Then my broom and I attacked cobwebs and dust on the walls and on the floor. I wiped laundry detergent off of my washer, cleaned out the stationary tub, swept up the remnants of the dryer sheets and the hangers that had fallen behind the dryer.
Hubby said I accomplished a lot. He was impressed. I'm almost embarrassed that I have not found the time to clean the area well in years. Just the cursory swipe of a broom when it really needed it. Then again, I am lucky to get my bathroom cleaned once a week.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
I have time to cook. But what? I had a mild panic. I have chicken. But Hubby and the 7 YO had chicken for lunch. So we are having hamburgers. But I took a quick inventory of my cupboards and freezer. We will not starve. (And there is a super mega mart within walking distance).
I have: Large can of chicken, 3 cans of black beans, a can of baked beans, 2 cans of tuna, a can of salmon, a can of corned beef, Several jars of Peanut Butter (a 3-fer sale), dry whole milk, about a gallon and a half of fresh milk, Ground beef, ground chuck, frozen meatballs, frozen crab cakes, hamburger patties, cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, american, provalone, a dozen eggs, a bag of chicken breasts, spagehtti noodles, egg noodles, cottage cheese, frozen veggies, canned fruit, bread, canned veggies, a ferw canned soups.
"Relax Mom," I'm telling myself. "Nobody is going to starve. So what if there are no macaroni noodles to make mac and cheese to go with the burgers. Make a pan of brownies and everyone will be happy."
Monday, February 12, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
So I have the gadget pcitured here. It plugs right into the oputlet and you plus your crockpot into the bottom. You press the Cook time button to set it for 4 or 6 hours at high or 8 or 10 hours at low. After the cooking time, it reduces the power so that the food is kept warm. Since I am out of the house for close to 12 horus a day, this works well.
Except when you forget to turn the knob on the crockpot from off to high.
I came home to raw chicken breast in my crockpot. I threw them away and opened a can of spaghetti sauce and boiled a pot of noodles. Maybe next time.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
But the 7YO asked this morning if he could come to work with me like he did Monday. He enjoyed it and he was very good. If all else fails, it is an option. Especially since I have an office with a door. A few books, an MP3 Player and a gameboy. Add in Mom's ID with that can double as a debit card and and an introduction to the lunchroom ladies. What more could a boy want.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
I'm working from home today. It took me 3-1/2 hours to get home in the snow yesterday. The University I work out was closed until 10 AM and my building was going to be closed at Noon to fix an electrical problem that took the power down for and hour yesterday. See the Dueling computers:
Boys working and playing
Monday, February 05, 2007
Mon - Ground beef night - Ground beef is thawing. _ Not sure whether to make Meatloaf or Cheeseburger sloppy joes.
Tues - Chicken breasts - baked
Wed - Cheeseburgers from frozen patties
Thurs - MAc and Cheese
Fri - Frozen DiGiorno pizza (on sale this week, 2/$9)
For more menus check out Laura's site.