Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What's for dinner?

finding quick things to make for dinner during this "rush home and rush out" phase of life isn't easy, but the above is a real pleaser... and cheap. A pound of lean meat (so you don't have to drain it) cooked in a bit of water (breaks apart better if cooked in water), can of drained kidney beans (optional, but good for you and cheap), can of rotel (juice and all), and about 1/4c of taco seasoning... more or less depending on your fam's taste buds :)
the rest is rather obvious... put on tortilla with cheese and roll it up. Less mess than tacos, NO CHOPPING :/ and since I'm having to leave the house picture perfect 24/7... it works for me!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

6 earrings, 6 necklaces, 1 bracelet, 3 hair things, 1 clutch, 1 dress $38 with tax!

LRFBC 11 am today

The new Connection Point Service at LRFBC

11am every week.

excuse typos-typed with swype

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Picture day

My boys

He got them all by himself....

Levi's new favorite character is Micky. He loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. LOVES And he only wants to wear Mickey shirts. Thank goodness Walmart had several on clearance. Notice the one he's wearing above... it was Mickey shirt #1 he found at Target. Had to find more b/c he only wanted to wear that shirt... never wanted to take it off!

He saw these guys at Target. He was so cute lining them all up talking to them.

Never too early for play dough...but next time I make it I'm gonna have coffee first!
I've tried a couple home made types... but so far they are either too sticky or too crumbly :/ I'd stick to the store bought kind except I seem to forget to buy it and run out. Elijah LOVES play doh.

Friday, August 26, 2011


But has to wake up cuz mama has a meeting :(

excuse typos-typed with swype

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


I've had whirlwind weeks before, but the past couple of weeks have been all out hurricanes. One right after another. Right after finding out we have to move, in service started. Which means I get to be a full time employee for a week even though I get part time pay. It is one of the not-so-fun aspects of my job. I hate it. But on top of the usual "I hate this" I had to leave my house spotless every day just in case it showed. Which, by the way, it didn't. Still hasn't. Try getting all 7 people out of a house at 7:30am and not leaving any part of a trail behind. Makes for one crazy mama. And I do mean crazy. I thought I'd lose it on several occasions. The evenings were spent painting clearing stuff out, painting, packing some things, painting, organizing, and painting. And I'm still painting. Every time I turn around I see something that needs to be touched up... and I may have already touched it up, it just has another pencil drawing on it to paint over... It is SUCH a fun time to be trying to sell a house. OH MY
Did I mention it hasn't shown? Not. once. So depressing. Realtor open house tomorrow, I'm hoping that will help. If not, THEN I will *start* to stress a bit. Until then, I'm ok. The stress is from it having to be perfect all the time, not from worry about whether or not it will sell in time.
School is good. My classes are great. We sang a ridiculously difficult piece on day one in advanced choir. My seniors had done it when they were in the 9th grade and remembered it well. Love the piece. We'll sing it at this year's Madrigal Dinner. Intermediate is doing wonderfully well too. There is talent I am excited about. I wasn't sure what I'd have after my seniors graduate, grateful that there are going to be kids able to fill some seriously large shoes.
The other massive change is Levi's care. It ended up not working out to keep him at church like last year. I would have ended up paying twice the cost of full time care for part time care. Just couldn't do it. It was GREAT care, but financially, can't do it.
Took Levi to his new school yesterday. I walked out of there feeling awful. He of course cried. I felt so bad leaving him with complete strangers. I vowed to give him a week and if it was still bad, I'd somehow make it work at church. But, he'd stopped crying before I'd finished turning in all his paperwork. Thank goodness. It was hard to get through the day as it was... I am so glad I didn't have to walk out with him still crying!!! I don't know that I would have been able to. He cried today too, but I expect that. He cries sometimes when I leave him at church . He cries when I leave him at home with family too... anything that isn't me can make him cry... but he always stops quickly.
SO, I think he'll be ok. I don't like it as much, but when we move, it will be easier on me. It will be closer to where we will live. I was going to have to drive 10-15 min to church, then come right back down toward our house to go to school. His new place will be a couple minutes away and on the way to school. That will be nice. I drop him off and he gets to go outside to play. He LOVES to play outside. He comes in for lessons and then lunch... then he naps, and i pick him up soon after waking up. Always hard on a mama, but at least he is older now and does enjoy other kids. Not like it would have been this time last year when he wouldn't have cared diddly about other kids. I'm grateful for the year he had at church with "Ms Mona." And he still sees her when he is at church on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Sunday, August 7, 2011