Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
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New Standard Operating Procedures released today please learn BBQ RULES We are about to enter the BBQ season.
Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity .
When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion:
(1) The woman buys the food.
(2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.
(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill - beer in hand.
(4) The woman remains outside the compulsory three meter exclusion zone where the exuberance of testosterone and other manly bonding activities can take place without the interference of the woman.
Here comes the important part:
(5) THE MAN PLACES THE MEAT ON THE GRILL.
(6) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.
(7) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is looking great. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he flips the meat
(8) THE MAN TAKES THE MEAT OFF THE GRILL AND HANDS IT TO THE WOMAN.
(9) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and brings them to the table.
(10) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.
And most important of all:
(11) Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.
(12) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed 'her night off ', and, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
So Wyatt has been basically going on the potty since Friday morning. It has gone pretty well the first several days were hard. Friday we had 4 wet pants, Saturday 2 and then Sunday just 1, no more since then and he has had a dry diaper every night. He is still not going poop in the potty yet we have had an accident everyday, but he really wants that $5 CASH so he is really trying.
All is going well with me. Sat. we had a BBQ and that went well we had 2 families with kids(10 total including us) over for that part, but then at 6pm when the UFC fight was about to start we had 10 more people show up, then a little later 6 more people showed up. So that is 26 people in my small 900 sq ft house. I had a really tough time with this, I basically stayed in my room the whole time when I did come out to get food or clean up a mess on my floor Igot really agitated and felt like I was going to cry, throw up and explode all at the same time. When I was in my room my sister, Kim, was nice enough to sit and text with me to help calm me down.
At one point in the night, 11 pm, when most of the people left after the fight we had 6 stragglers stay behind and drink with my DH. I put Wyatt to bed and the guys wen toutside to talk becuse they were to loud inside. So I sat in the kitchen talking with my friend Ester and she said she could see my body shaking,
So other than that night I have been doing OK with a few light headed days, some ear wind.
GROCERY TRIP $13.86 OOP
So I had 9 Albies Doubles, so i had to make three trips today to Albies, but I got some great deals so it was worth walking out to my car and going back in.
I spent $13.86 OOP, for all 3 transactions
I saved $50.35
So with coupons and the doublers, I basically only paid for-
meat, grapes, flat out bread, salad and frozen peas
Not to bad I got lots of free stuff today, and yes that is more BBQ sauce but I figure I have given 3 away so far and will probably give about 10 more away to family and friends.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Beef Stir fry w/ veggies, brown rice (we had lots of veggies left here from BBQ)
Chicken Roll ups, salad, side dish
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, sweet potato fries
Friday- Pizza night (homemade or costco bought)
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
No I don't smoke or drink so I'm not quiting that I am going to get off Paxil.
I have been on it this time since before I met my husband. I got on it over 6 years ago after a bad break up with an ex and before that I was on it for postpartum depression when I had my now 11 yr old.
So I know what it will be like to get off it and I am not looking forward to it. Some side effects while getting off are nausea, light headedness, headaches, almost like ZAPS to your brain, loss of appetite; hypersensitivity to motion, sounds and smells, dizziness, of course the emotional stuff too, etc. Seriously the list goes on, but I know it is time to get off, I am tired of not wanting sex with my husband. (That is one of the side effects to being on it.) And I would just like to try life without it now, we are in a great place in our life and deal with problems together so well so I think it should be good.
So please say a prayer for me this next two weeks or so are going to be hard on me and my family. I found this site http://www.quitpaxil.org/ and am going to get Derek to read through it so he will understand that I can not control how I feel at this time. I went through this with my ex, Jason, when I had postpartum also. I just don't think guys get the emotional and body stuff women go through.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
So yesterday was not a productive day so most of yesterday's ToDos will be on todays, all the inside house stuff got done just not the errands.
I just couldn't see running errands when I already had to be out today.
Mom-take coupons over & book, print more BBQ coupons
Game Stop-pick up new UFC game
KFCU-pay car payment
Dinner in Crockpot-Strogonaff
So last nights dinner was yummy and has been in my family for a long time, one of those recipes to feed 5 hungry children for cheap. So I thought I'd share.
1 or 2 lbs Hamburger
1 or 2 Cans Pork and Beans
1 Large minced Onion
1 or 2 Packets Taco Mixes
If you use 1 lb Hamburger use 1 of each of the Beans and Taco Mixes, use 2 lbs. Hamburgers use 2 of the others, etc.
Brown Hamburger and onion in large saucepan. When fully cooked add beans and taco mix, let heat through. Place Friots to bottom of bowl, scoop on the casserole and enjoy, I like to mix mine all up personally.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
What are you up to, would love to see (Beth, Dani, Jen, Kim- this means you. LOL).
For more menu ideas check out Laura's site at Orj. Junkie.
Soy Marinated Flank Steak, Salad, brocolli
Sausage Pancakes, eggs
Cowboy Casserole w/ fritos, salad
Wed- Sliders (mini burgers), Yam fries (The people over to play new UFC game)
Sat- UFC fight night
Dessert this week- Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies
TO DOS FOR MONDAY
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Savings, coupons used= $79.26
My out of Pocket cost= $24.83
That is a 76% savings, woohoo
Wyatt wanted to be in the pic.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
We had shrimp leftover from their catch so I used shrimp this time, but chicken is yummy too.
Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo
2 Tbsp. butter
2 garlic gloves
1/2 onion chopped
2 Tbsp and 2 tsp. flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. white pepper
1 Tbsp. parsley
1 1/2 C milk
1/2 C half and half
1/2 C fresh grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 C shredded COlby-Jack cheese
Shrimp or Chicken
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook to package directions.
Sauce- melt 2 Tbsp. butter in skillet. Saute onion, 2 Tbsp. garlic, until onions are tansparent. Stir in flour, salt and pepper; cook 2 min. Slowly add milk and half and half, stirring until smooth and creamy. Add parsley, and cheeses; stir until cheese is nice and melted. I cook it till it is nice thick and creamy.
I just serve the shrimp right on top of noodles then add sauce, so the sauce wouldn't get a fishy taste.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
This is the cake we made. Rebekah and Glory were over on Friday so they actually helped Wyatt make it and then Zach, Wyatt and I decorated it later that night.
Jenefer and the girls got him a bouncy ball. This ball is so awesome it has a bunch of glitter in the middle. Pretty cool.He also got-
Everyone had a great time.
We also want to say thanks to-
Papa and Te Tah sent him money and he picked out a car, Train Pjs and a Thomas video with it. The rest of the money went to help buy some summer clothes.
Aunt Amy, Uncle Mike and Micheal sent him some money and he got a train. PS. He loves the lous Fire Engine Card.
And Grandma Marylee and Grandpa Ben sent him a box with several outfits (St.Louis Cardinals and Cars) and some cars.
All in All I think Wyatt had a great birthday.