Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Picture Tag

Ok so I wasn't actually tagged for this one but it looked like fun! Thanks Kylee!

Here are the rules:

1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer.

2) Select the 4th picture in the folder.

3) Explain the picture.

4) Tag 4 people to do the same.

Ok so I kinda fudged on this one because technically the 4th folder is something called iPod Photo Cashe and there's nothing in it but more folders! LoL So I skipped to the next folder!

This is a picture Jason took on the way home from work in December (about 2 weeks before Christmas). We live in SoCal where it NEVER snows...(or at least not enough to stick). Well it snowed for an entire day and REALLY stuck! Jason actually got snowed in at work because they closed the freeway. The girls and I spent all day watching and playing in the snow! We even had a little patch in our front yard left until Christmas day...that's a SoCal White Christmas!

I'm going to tag:

1. Elizabeth

2. Taryn

And two others I will decide after nap time! LoL


Monday, January 12, 2009

Menu Plan Monday~ 1/12/09

DH is working late every night again so I'm continuing to make dinners that he can take for leftovers the next day. That keeps me making dinner even though he's not home instead of resorting to take out or sandwiches every night!

I'm trying a bunch of new recipes this week and will post them as well as reviews once I make them!

Monday 1/12: Crockpot Chicken and Mushrooms, Rice, Corn
Tuesday 1/13: Broccoli and Cheese Pasta (Rachel Ray Mag?), Fruit
Wednesday 1/14: Turkey Meatball Subs, Green Beans
Thursday 1/15: Pizza Pockets (didn't get to last week), Salad
Friday 1/16: Chicken Stirfry, Rice
Saturday 1/17: BLTs, Homemade Chicken Soup
Sunday 1/18: Hotdogs, Chips/Carrots/Dip
Monday 1/19: Frito Pie, Green Beans
Tuesday 1/20: Frozen Pizza, Buffalo Popcorn Chicken

Head to OrgJunkie for more menu plans!


Monday, January 5, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

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For Today: January 5, 2009

Outside my window...
It's freezing! Well at least for SoCal...cold enough to turn on the heater and fireplace as soon as we walked in the door!

I am thinking... About what needs to be done tonight. Definitely need to write the grocery list for tomorrow…probably not much more than that!

I am thankful for... My little girls. It was so nice to see how excited they were when I picked them up from daycare today.

From the kitchen... We just had a snack of crackers and cheese to tide us over until dinner. I’m making tacos tonight and using my nifty new chopper to mince carrots to put in the meat. They’ll never know!!

I am wearing... My scrubs and a sweatshirt. I haven’t changed from work yet.

I am going... nowhere tonight. We’ll be going grocery shopping first thing in the morning though because we’re out of juice and milk!

I am reading... Eclipse (Twilight Series) for the 2nd time. A friend of mine said she’s reading them much slower this time around and I agree. It’s taking a lot longer to read this time but I still love it. I’ll be on to Breaking Dawn tonight or tomorrow. Afterwards, I think I’ll re-read the Eragon series again!

I am hoping... They post the jobs for the new local hospital soon. I want to work FT close to home SO badly!

I am creating... Nothing…I’d like to start writing again soon.

I am hearing... Dragon Tales on TV. The girls and I have had a LONG day (I was up at 4:15 to get them ready for daycare…ugh!) and we’re relaxing before dinner.

Around the house... Is a TON of junk. The house seems to be so messy lately. Probably because we had a week off and stayed home most of the time. I’m ready to do a deep clean tomorrow!

One of my favorite things... Relaxing in the bathroom with the shower running while reading a good book. I know it’s a total waste of water but it’s something that’s been my favorite thing to do since I was a kid. The sound/steam etc is so relaxing!

A few plans for the rest of the week... I’m off until Friday so we’re grocery shopping and cleaning. Our cracked window is being replaced Wednesday. Hannah and I decided to have a picnic lunch in the living room one day since it’s too cold to go outside much.


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Menu Plan Monday! 1/5/09

I've been SO bad with menu planning lately (as you can tell from the lack of posts...). I've actually still been doing them since my last MPM...actaully sticking to them has been another story. We've eaten out WAY more that I'd care to say lately and it's time to get back on track.

DH got a new wok and I got a new crockpot for Christmas so I'm trying to use each of them once a week. DH has also decided to try and cut out all red meat and pork products as much as possible. He's hoping it will help his cholesterol as well as spur some weight loss. Fortunately, we used ground turkey in place of ground beef already and rarely have anything other than that and chicken breasts at home. We do have leftover ham in the freezer from Christmas to use up this week though!

Monday 1/5: Tacos
Tuesday 1/6: Turkey Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Corn
Wednesday 1/7: Chicken Parm, Pasta, Salad
Thursday 1/8: Shrimp Chow Mein
Friday 1/9: Ham, Stuffing, Asparagus
Saturday 1/10: Pizza Pockets, Salad
Sunday 1/11: Veggie Omlettes, Biscuits/Gravy
Monday 1/12: Crockpot Chicken and Mushrooms, Rice, Salad

Head on over to OrgJunkie for more menus!