I am not here today to brag about the Seahawks win, because frankly we phoned the game in and Green Bay deserved that win. I want to show you this sign that Jack made right when the Seahawks made that crazy play with less than two minutes to go. The sign is hard to read because Jack is going through a phase of only writing in yellow highlighter.
I’m not sharing it because the sign is great or Jack’s face is insane, but because it puts Troy’s freak calves on display. Seriously, it looks like he grew up downwind of a nuclear reactor.
Wanna see my parent’s completed kitchen?
I have total space envy. All the cupboards and drawers have that “soft close” technology and basically make me want to take a sledgehammer to our kitchen.
I was going through some photos recently, and got freaked the freak out by the resemblance between five-year old Jack, and 11 (ish?) year old me.
Troy and I were both off on Friday, and once Jack was safely at school, we headed to IKEA. We needed to look for a couch, and turns out the one I had my heart set on has been discontinued. Damnit! We also needed some storage ideas for our master closet. With the remodel, all our closet storage was removed and has to be reworked. What used to be a nice normal wall in the closet is now a pass through in to our bathroom. Old closet photos can be seen here. Where the door was is now part of the hallway wall. Sorry about the blurry photos; all photos on my blog before I switched over to WordPress in May are fuzzy because of the transfer.
With all the construction and having to move items around every few weeks, our master closet is currently home to a mixture of health and beauty stuff, clothes racks for air drying, and a myriad of other junk. Once we install the shelves in our new hall closet, all this crap can be removed. For someone who likes organization, this has been a lesson in patience for me.
Love the blue moving blankets held together with clamps and duct tape? That is the (new) doorway to our bathroom that used to be a closet in our bathroom. The moving blankets keep the heat in our bathroom so that I can shave my legs. #priorities Eventually there will be a door there, but we have to install new flooring first.
During our IKEA trip, we picked out this shelving system to go on the wall behind all the toilet paper rolls in the photo above. It’s the shelf with the four pullout wire baskets behind the white piece of paper Troy is holding while apparently looking like he is about to sneeze or fall asleep.
It’s a Pax system, and is on sale for $212 right now, originally $250. Troy is going to just hang some brackets and basic (read: cheap) dowels on the other walls in the closet and we’ll call it a day.
Randomly I was cleaning out a cabinet last week and found some photos of our yard when we first moved in to this house. Yikes; nothing edible in the whole yard.
I can’t find a photo taken at the same angle now, but this shows you the flip side of that photo.
Here’s a reason on why you should “friend” me on Facebook…you get to read such flattering gems about my life like this:
Meal plan time! Just a reminder that I only plan our dinners for the week. For breakfast we tend to eat the same things (homemade Greek yogurt for me, a sandwich for Troy, and whatever Jack’s heart happens to desire that morning), and lunches for the grown ups are leftovers of what we had for dinner the night before.
Monday:: World’s Second Best Baked Potatoes, tomato soup I canned, and salad. We were supposed to have this last week, but I ate the biggest lunch super late in the day last week, and had zero desire to eat dinner that night. I let Jack pick anything he wanted for dinner, and he ate flat bread, cheese, a carrot, yogurt, and apples. Done and done.
Tuesday:: Turkey cheeseburgers, roasted root veggies, salad, and fruit.
Wednesday:: This chicken gnocchi dish thingy I found in a magazine. Will share if it’s any good. Pairing it with lumpia and fruit.
Thursday:: Lasagna from the freezer, salad, and fruit.
Friday:: Popcorn dinner!
Saturday: Leftovers! I’m throwing a baby shower that afternoon and will have zero desire to cook, so we’ll eat all the apps leftover.
Sunday:: Super bowl at my parent’s, which means a bunch of appetizers and other yummy nibbles.
This week I spent $27 at the local farm for raw milk (I needed a gallon) and three dozen eggs, $12.57 at our local butcher for ground turkey (enough for two dinners and two lunches), and $76.62 at the grocery store which included candy for a work event and some food for the baby shower.
What are you having this week?