Sunday, May 31, 2009

My a coffee bean?

Ever had one of those *off* days? Yeah, I had one today. I'm not really sure why, either. I mean, I didn't have my routine thrown off, or a bizarre start to the day, or anything like that. But it just sorta went....awry.

Not sure what I mean? Let me give you an idea of what I'm trying to say.

David and I decided to run some errands. That meant I needed to take a shower. (Nothing abnormal there.) I took my shower and proceeded to get ready for the day. Again, no problems.

We all piled in the car and took off. About five minutes into our adventure, I remembered that I had not put lotion on my hands. I reached in my purse, pulled out hand lotion and put it on. I had a little too much, so thought I'd share the excess with my legs. As I rubbed the lotion on my leg, I found myself rather confused. I didn't remember having a case of the chills after getting out of the shower, so why was my leg all...stubbly? I mean, it was really stubbly! So I felt the other leg.....smooth??? WHAT? Why is one leg silky smooth while the other is 50-grit sand paper? How did this happen? What did I do in the shower? My head was spinning trying to figure out this mystery. Then I remembered. Then I about peed my pants laughing. And then David looked at me with that *look* (the "do you need a straight jacket?" look, in case you were wondering).

When I started to shave, I decided that I only needed to shave up to my knees since I was going to be wearing capris and I was trying to be quick in the shower. Left leg completed (to the knee as planned), I moved on to the right leg. Things didn't go as smoothly. It seems that I shaved my knee, and then my upper leg.....but not below the knee. I'm not sure how I managed such absentmindedness, but I did - obviously.

Welcome to my padded cell.

So the silver lining to my day is that now I can really make my companyshallremainnamelessmegaexpensive coffees at home! We decided that for the price of *gasp* thirty-two lattes, we'd buy ourselves an espresso maker. That old saying "you have to spend money to make money" is so true. Most people would think that phrase refers to business, but it works at home too. Instead of making money, I'll be saving money. One latte a day for a month pays for the machine, and since David and I have already each had a coffee drink, that would make it pay for itself in two weeks. Then if you add in the kids' hot chocolates, make it a week! Woohoo!

So, despite my shaving debacle start to the day, followed by repeated memory loss to where we parked the car and other fun *off*day moments, it turned out to be a good day. The thought of another way to save some money always brings a smile to my face!

**Of course, I may not be able to spend any of that saved money if I keep making funny farm references....

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

MPM (5/24-5/31)

Ah, the feeling that summer is on its feels good! When you think about summer, what is a key element? At our house, its BBQ!! I've been enjoying the fact that I've not been the one cooking. So it goes like this: I cook during the winter, David cooks in the summer. Can't beat that, can you?! So, here is my menu for the week. There are 2 nights that I'll cook, and that is because David won't be home for dinner. Otherwise, it is all on David! And it breaks his heart too........LOL

Monday - Grilled Chicken, cucumbers and watermelon
Tuesday - Herbed Turkey, broccoli, carrots and melon
Wednesday - Spaghetti, garlic toast and salad
Thursday - Burgers, onion rings and fruit
Friday - Southern Fried Chicken, broccoli, baked potato
Saturday - Chicken kabobs with pineapple, onion and peppers, brown rice
Sunday - Jerk Pork with Grilled Pineapple & Nectarines, Salad

If you are looking for more ideas, check out

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Oh the joys of technology

My gnome is back.

He's back with a vengeance too. He hates me.

So, I'm going to show him who is boss, and I'm going to introduce him to the Deputy of Counter Intelligence.

Don't know who that is?

Geek Squad (yes....again)

Hopefully they will entice him with grand things like dreams and aspirations of becoming the Travelocity gnome's understudy. Anything really.

Just as long as he stays out of my video card fan forever.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

MPM (5/11-5/17)

I was enjoying my Mother's Day so much that I nearly forgot to get a menu put together. But, if I'm to go grocery shopping tomorrow (as planned), I needed to get something put together so I know what I'm shopping for!

Monday ~ Meat Mix Burritos

Tuesday ~ Polska Kielbasa & Potatoes

Wednesday ~ Burgers

Thursday ~ Mac & Cheese with tuna and peas (it's David's birthday, but he's got to be at a meeting, so I'll appease the kids instead)

Friday ~ David's Birthday dinner (he hasn't told me what he wants yet, so I still don't have a clue what we'll be eating. Could be interesting if he doesn't suggest something soon!)

Saturday ~ we'll be at a baseball game

For more ideas, check out Orgjunkie.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

MPM (5/4-5/10)

Here is the menu for the week. Short, sweet and to the point!

Monday - Grilled Cheese and soup

Wednesday - Burgers

Thursday - Pineapple Chicken and rice

Friday - Taco Pizza

Saturday - Polska Kielbasa and potatoes

Sunday - Hubby is bbq'ing Steaks!

Want to see lots of menu ideas and recipes? Then wander over to OrgJunkie's page and check it out!