Spring Break.....YAY!10:22 AM
New Template, because, well, because I want to be right there on those chairs. I've been missing the ocean something fierce, I don't know what it is but I really really want to go and get my toes in the sand, smell the ocean and feel the the water wash up over my feet. I miss it, since I have to wait until May to finally make this need a reality, I thought "hey, if I can't go to the beach, why not bring it to me?"..........hence my header, this way I can open my blog every morning and just imagine that I am right there, on that chair, with my family or one of you, sipping a cold drink and chatting.
I have to tell you, this move has completely confused me on time and days, I'm lost and I don't know whether I'm coming or going.
Example, last night Curt and I were telling Jasmine to go to bed, she asked why and we replied "because it's a school night". We kept insisting and she actually started crying "but it's spring break this week, I don't have school" LOL
We had to go check the school calendar to make sure, and low and behold, she was right, they're on spring break this week *snicker*
So anyway, as weird as it seems because I would have thought spring break would be in april some time, it really IS here, just letting you all know before you start sending kids to bed early or dropping them off in an empty school in the morning. LOL
Don't forget on thursday to share your best slow cooking recipes, the winner will be receiving a new slow cooker from Crock-Pot. For more details look here. It will be hard to pick one great recipe from all the ones I'm sure you will have, so I may just end up having either hubby pick the winner OR doing a random generator. Either way, one of you will be a very lucky winner.
I haven't done the Menu Plan Monday for the past 2 weeks, meals have been a jumble of whatever is on hand and I tell you, I'm freaking out. I am a creature of habit and I've been planning meals and grocery lists and whatnot for about 10 years now and it's so helpful to me in keeping this household running smoothly.
I can't wait to get back into it next week, I feel completely lost without my meals planned.....not to mention you tend to mess up and eat out more or buy things you don't need......if you want to see what others are doing for their menus, go on over to Laura and join her "Menu Plan Monday" feature, just be sure to take a huge cup of coffee with, you will be there for a long time.
I haven't had much chance to visit your blogs but I'm hoping to do that this afternoon. The house is finally unpacked and in order and I can sit down on the computer and relax a bit, I've certainly earned it.
So what are my plans for today you may ask:
Put away the last load of laundry
Call south african consulate to change address Drop off boxes at Airman's Attic
Plan menus and grocery list for next week
See it's not that much at all, the rest of the time I'm going to be reading my "Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII". It's a HUGE book but I'm really enjoying it.
And that's pretty much what's going on here, for dinner tonight I'm making "Chicken in Wine Sauce with Garlic Mashed Potatoes".......I'll have the recipe up on the food blog later tonight or tomorrow.
Right now, it's time for lunch, Nicholas' choice.....scrambled eggs with cheese and cut up hotdogs. Jasmine says she's picking tomorrow's lunch which will be Honey Mustard Chicken Salad. Yum!