Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Are you Crazy like me?

I like to plan. OK, let me clarify, I LOVE to plan.
I love to do the research, pick things out, organize, and then see it all come to fruition.
This goes for trips, parties, dinners, meetings, you name it.
I really, really love to put it all in an itinerary in Excel so I can move things around as needed.

I kid you not.
My friend Miranda & I went to Vegas....spreadsheet! I even plotted our daily nap and time for beautification before we went out for the evening. Miranda and I went to NYC with Valerie and Ashley, spreadsheet! (and Val LOVED it, she IS crazy like me)

So when I ask my husband what we are thinking of doing for our son's birthday party in April, he just looks at me and says, "Do you realize that its January?"
Of course I do.
Does he realize that I am pregnant and I want to get as much of this done before I am too uncomfortable to think? Does he know that there are multiple baby showers that I will have to attend (YAY!) and Spring Break to plan, and more birthday parties, and my sister is having a baby, and yep, I AM HAVING A BABY, and consignment sales that will all need attention in the upcoming months?
He thinks I am crazy. I think I am just trying to organize the upcoming chaos.

So, for a 3 yr old boy's party, do we do the Zoo again? We love the zoo. Its got things for adults and kids of all ages, but we have done the Zoo for the last two years. I thought about the park, but I hate to have to interact with other children who may not be well supervised, or as kind to my child as I would like. Randy suggested one of those bounce house thingies. But we do not have room in our yard for one, and the parks that allow them are not in the most desirable of locations.

The next question is theme...

Right now B is all about some Lightning McQueen, Sponge bob, and anything Dinosaur. But how do you pick? Decorations are pretty easy for all of them. We buy some licensed stuff and supplement with sold colors to round everything out without breaking the bank. And we will prob use cupcakes again this year, just because they were so much easier than cake!

My goal is to have all this decided and ordered and planned within the next month.

I'll keep you updated.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Post It Note Tuesday: What Will You Say Today?

I thought I would try something new, I read a few blogs that participate in Post it Note Tuesday and they crack me up ! It's time for Post It Note Tuesdays hosted by Supah Mommy. Go over to her place for instructions about how to join the party.

Adventures of WannaBe SupahMommy: Post It Note Tuesday: What Will You Say Today?: ""

Friday, January 22, 2010

If it doesn't belong to you, leave it alone

Didn't your momma teach you when you were growing up that if something wasn't yours, you shouldn’t touch it? My momma did. If we were in a store, there was a "hands off" policy. If we were visiting out of town family, we waited to be asked before diving into someone else's toy box. It was the rule.

Well, Wednesday evening, my sister called to tell me that someone had broken into their house while they were at work. Ouch! I hate that for them. My sister and BIL have worked HARD for what they have. They just bought that house last spring, they are expecting my perfect niece this April, and everything is going well for them. It’s not fair that some lowlife tried to diminish the value of what they have. I am thankful that there was minimal damage to their home, and that not a lot was stolen. What was taken was mostly electronic and can easily be replaced. I just hate that someone violated their space.

Several years ago, someone broke into my car. It was parked in my driveway at the time and I had left my purse in the front floorboard. (I know...NOT SMART) I left the house to head to church & I turned around and went inside and called the police instead. I was more ticked that the thief had taken my FAVORITE Kenneth Cole wallet, and broken my window than anything else. They left my jacket, my cd's, you could almost feel bad for them because I carry no cash (never have, I lose it), and there was nothing of value to anyone other than me in my purse. I was one of those anal people who keep a list of credit cards and phone numbers in my bill box, and I had called them all and cancelled them all by the time the police arrived 20m later. So it was more annoying for me, than anything else, an inconvenience.

So…the moral of the story, if it’s not yours, let it be. I wish that the creep(s) who broke into their home (and my car!) had been paying attention when their momma was teaching them that lesson!

Mexican Meat Loaf Recipe

You asked, I delivered!
I actually started making this recipe from the Cooking For 2 Magazine that Taste of Home put out. Since it was just me & DH. But here is the full scale version

Mexican Meat Loaf Recipe Taste of Home Recipes: "Mexican Meat Loaf Recipe

6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour

3/4 cup milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs (I substitute tortilla chips! YUM!)
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 jar (16 ounces) picante sauce
In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Add beef and mix well. Pat into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or a meat thermometer reaches 160°. Top with warm picante sauce. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 280 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 144 mg cholesterol, 689 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 26 g protein."

Monday, January 18, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Monday again...Here is the menu for the week and if you want to see more, go check out, she has TONS of menus out there and others linked up, so you can get some new ideas!

Again, DH & I work M-F so breakfast on the weekends is pick and choose, and lunch is usually on the go.

Monday, January 18, 2010 Mexican Meatloaf & green beans
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 Pizza
Wednesday, January 20, Pot Roast & mashed potatoes
Thursday, January 21, 2010 Sloppy Joes & corn on cob
Friday, January 22, 2010 DINNER OUT!
Saturday, January 23, 2010 steak & Oven Fries
Sunday, January 24, 2010 Sw & Sr Pork with Rice

Thursday, January 14, 2010

18 Weeks!

Your Baby's Development This Week

• This week, your baby is about 5-1/2 inches long, or about the length of a large tomato.
• Your baby's skeleton continues to harden. His leg bones and inner ear bones are the first to ossify (harden).

How Far Along: 18 wks
Total Weight Gain: still down 15 for the entire pregnangcy, I gained 3 back this month
Sleep: Still pretty OK, I have a little insomnia here and there, but I am left side sleeping and only gettig up to pee a few times if at all.
Best Moment this week: My 29+1 Bday Monday & tonight Dinner with the girls!
Movement: Lots, especially when there is loud noise (hello movie theater) and I am still, noone else can feel the boy yet.
Belly Button: IN! Hopefully it will stay in like it did the first go round.
What I miss: Girls night...when we could stay up past 9pm :)
What I am looking forward to: Getting the crib out of B's room and downstairs for munchkin #2
Weekly Wisdom: Take the trash out before you leave the house for date night...its ugly to come home and have it strewn all over the floor because of your bad dog.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sale at UdderCovers!

I ordered one of these last month and I cant wait to use it!

Promo code ($45 nursing gift sets for $5!) 90% off on our 3 piece gift sets which include the Udder Cover™ nursing cover of your choice, a matching Milk Bands™ breastfeeding bracelet and 2 pairs of 5 ply washable 100% cotton breast pads!

If you’re not currently nursing, you probably know someone who is or shortly will be! They make great baby shower gifts! We are running a promotion where you can get any of our 3 piece gift sets (regular price $46) for only $5 + S&H.The code is "thanks".

Go to , click on "Shop Now", scroll down to the gift sets, select the one you would like and you will automatically be repositioned to the center of the page where you can enter in the promo code! Type in thanks and it will bring your product total to $5!

We are not sure how long this promotion can last. You can use the code more than once - you just have to open a new browser/window to do so.This promotion gives you 1 giftset for $5 + S&H! This promotion code is valid once per transaction, so you can order as many times as you would like!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Meal Plan Monday!

DH & I both work , so we only plan for dinner and then figure out as we go on the weekend.

Sunday, January 10, 2010 potato soup
Monday, January 11, 2010 Pot Roast (Crock Pot)
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 Ham Steak, sw potato fries, pineapple
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 chili, baked potato
Thursday, January 14, 2010 pancakes applesauce
Friday, January 15, 2010 Beef Turnovers Mac & Chz
Saturday, January 16, 2010 Lasagna garlic bread


So today is my birthday.
Do you remember when you were a kid and you thought 30 was OLD???
So maybe its not that old, but I am not quite ready to claim it yet.
So I can just be 29 again this year.
I have accomplished alot in 29+1 years.
I have made some amazing friends. 3 of whom I went to highschool with and
I have graduated both high school and college, with plans to go back for my master's this year.
I have picked the most wonderful man in the world to marry. He is my best friend and he completes me in every way that matters. He is strong where I am weak, he is silent when I am running off at the mouth, he is patient where I am impulsive.
I have a beautiful son, who turns 3 in April and he constantly amazes and amuses me.
I have another son on the way, and I know he will bring even more joy to our lives.
I have an incredible family. We may be small in number, but we are constant. I have received unending support from my parents, my sister and my brother. They are fantastic and I am so blessed to have them.
So I am going to enjoy today and see it for the positive aspects.