Sunday, June 29, 2008

What Happened?

Man, I feel like these last few months have just totally blown by and I have no idea what happened to them! I know that I was busy, but busy with what? That is the question and your guess is as good as mine right now.

I haven't had any time to do any photography, which really bums me out. I miss it terribly and I feel like I have just fallen so far behind on everything I was doing and learning in that area. Time to get on it again!

I haven't scrapbooked a single page in literally MONTHS! Just don't usually feel like lugging all of my stuff out to the table, getting all set up only to be interrupted by a 3 and a half year old wanting to 'help' me scrap.

I have been getting back into reading again, but that was mainly when I had no internet so nothing to occupy all my lazy downtime. Ha! Like there is a bunch of that to go around...I am reading the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer at the moment. Really good. I am more than halfway through the first book and have bought all three in the series (4th hasn't come out yet) just so I have them.

On the bright side though, my house is cleaner and more organized than its been in a while since I have been so busy, I decided to get myself back on my cleaning schedule. It does help a ton to know that I don't have to clean the entire house everyday. I break it into manageable bits and it all gets done.

I have been walking once a week with PhoenixMommies. Going to events a couple of times a week and that has been nice for both me and Hannah to get out of the house and around other humans. lol.

We took a day trip on Thursday since Sean was off work. We decided we all needed a mental health day as we like to call them in our house. Took a road trip up highway 89A through Jerome AZ. That was interesting! Sean doesn't much like driving on windy roads that are on the side of a mountain. That is exactly where Jerome AZ is!! If you haven't ever been, its a really old little town that the whole thing is literally built on the side of a mountain. We kept driving on 89A until we got to Sedona. Where we encountered more road construction (every highway we had been on had road construction going on). So we sat again in traffic. A trip that should have only taken 2 hours took 4. We finally get past the construction and we decided we were going to go to this Trout farm in Oak Creek Canyon where my parents had taken me and my brother when we were growing up. You can fish for the trout, and then relax and play in the creek. Well, there were these signs up everywhere saying 'no creek access'. So, Sean asked the guy, why can't we get in the creek? The guy looks at him and says, 'we have had a huge problem this year with snakes in the water'. OMG! Get me the hell out of there. Snakes don't usually bother me. Until you mention they are in the water. Then I flip. No way no how. So we went shopping in Sedona and had lunch instead.

It was a great time and just to get out of the city for the day was the escape I had been needing. We got home and had dinner then went swimming then we all crashed for the night. I think we all slept really well that night! lol

Monday, June 23, 2008

Menu Plan Monday!!

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So now that I am back up and running and I missed a couple of weeks of MPM, I am back on track! Here is my current menu plan for this week!


Monday
home made tomato and basil soup with grilled cheese

Tuesday
shredded beef quesadillas and beans

Wednesday
shepherds pie

Thursday
leftovers

Friday
chicken pot pie

Saturday
tuna sandwiches

Sunday
pot roast with vegies and biscuits

Friday, June 20, 2008

Ah..Sweet Internet

So we had some internet issues over the last week, and finally we are back up and running here! I wasn't nearly as panic stricken as I thought I would be at the thought of no internet at home for a week, but we all survived, and dare I say, are the better for it! It gave me a much needed rest from my beloved PhoenixMommies =)...but we are back up and I am just trying to catch up on everything now!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Menu Plan Monday!

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It's that time again, Menu Plan Monday!

I did so well on my Menu last week, I stuck to it really closely all week long and used what I had in the house. I didn't have to go to the store for anything for my meals. Yay me! Still celebrating the little victories!

Here is this week's menu plan and don't forget to stop by www.orgjunkie.com for more helpful tips and menu's!

Monday - Leftovers

Tuesday - Chicken Quesadilla's

Wednesday - Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Thursday - Taco's

Friday - Chicken and pasta with red sauce

Saturday - Mom's Night Out!!