Menu Plan for the Week and Miscellaneous Thoughts

Monday night leftovers from the weekend

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Tuesday night – Daddy plays cards and we have a play date with Aunt Angie and the cousins so we’re going kid friendly with Homemade Corndogs  

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Wednesday night Italian Crescent Casserole

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Thursday night – Crockpot night – Garlic and Brown Sugar Chicken

Friday night – Movie night

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We’ll have a Take and Bake pizza and watch a friendly bigfoot.  WeeMan has been obsessed with BigFoot lately.  One of the other kiddos at the sitter told him Bigfoot eats humans and so we have had some rough dreams lately.  We’ve tried reassuring him that there is no such thing and that he doesn’t eat meat at all, but it’s just not sticking.  So we’re resorting to an ’80’s movie to help convince him that if Bigfoot did exist he would be friendly and scared of humans.  Hopefully it helps.

Now a completely random list of news and thoughts

* I’m an aunt again.  My sister had her little girl Friday morning.  We’ll be planning a trip down to meet her sometime in February I hope.

* The flu has been ripping through our school something fierce since Christmas break.  Most days our attendance rate has been between 90 and 93% which is not good at all.  I’m afraid this crazy warm weather isn’t going to help things much.

*What happened to winter! I miss snow days and delays.  WeeMan is desperate for some more snow to play in. 50 degrees in January kind of stinks,  

*I’m working on WeeMan’s scrapbook again finally.  Now I’m less than a year behind.  (I was two years behind when I got back to it last week.

*I’ve been menu planning like crazy and sticking to it since Christmas break and it feels good.  I think we’re saving money too.

* I’m working on working on several Pinterest projects at once, but my reading keeps interrupting them.

*I’m hooked on the Beautiful Creatures series right now.  I’ve made it through the first three books in two weeks.  There’s one left, but the reviews weren’t great for the last one… and I don’t want it to end so I keep putting it off.  I hate that feeling of loss when a great series comes to an end.  (I cried when I finished the last Harry Potter book b/c I knew that was it – there would be no more.)

* Final random thought I’ve been reading “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” to my squirrellly attention challenged class of second graders and something in there hooked them and it wasn’t the magic b/c there’s really not that much magic in the first series.  I think it’s how many of them can relate to that underdog feeling that Harry portrays, and because how many of us dream of just belonging and being loved like Harry is by his friends.