Welcome to my week in review aka the ironies of my life!
It’s been an interesting and exhausting week, but here are the highlights for your amusement, judgments, critiques, or whatever other feelings that might surface.
My House Munchkin’s antics…
She let me know this week at bedtime that stuffed animals are fake. And she said it in that… “how could you not know this gramma?” tone.
And that would be fine, except it came from the same child who says her left foot is a cat and her right foot is a dog… and is regularly talking with them to let them know it’s ok to come out from under various pieces of furniture!!
I went with my son to the lab the other day… not because he needs mommy to tag along, but he likes the company.
And really, does anyone ENJOY going to the doctor alone!?!
Anyhow, while we’re waiting for him to get called back, he starts telling me about his camera.
I’ve been professionally driving now for 10 years. In that time, I’ve driven more miles than I drove in the 20-something years before that. And yeah, I’ve learned a few things, but I spend more time dodging those drivers who apparently never did!!
So I just wanted to share a few quick tips that may lengthen your life span while you’re out on the road doing whatever it is you’re doing.
I admit it… this was a new level of child speak for me!
I took the house munchkin out and about with me recently while her mom was in bed sick. While wandering the grocery store, she went about her usual routine of saying hi to everyone she passed (she doesn’t know what a stranger is).
Well, as we were “talking” to people, it was the usual conversation…
I know I’m not the only one who does this kinda crap! The question is, how many others are willing to admit it?! LOL
I have a cleaning “strategy”. Ok, so it’s less of a strategy and more of a “this is how we do it” sort of outcome. There’s no planning involved… It. Just. Happen.
Here’s where it all started…
I went to the bathroom…
While 2017 kicked off without a ton of fan fair or mayhem in my house, the month of January is certainly taking its toll!
My house munchkin caught a cold. No big deal right? I looked after her for nearly two weeks without a problem. And yes, I know, all the parenting books and courses and groups talk about how tough it is on our child/grandchild to feel sick. I’m not here to tell you how you should take care of a sick kid.
To hell with that… keep those sneezing, coughing, using their sleeves for a kleenex, snotty-nosed kids as far away from you as possible!!
I wasn’t really looking forward to 2017 this week. Not because I’m not looking forward to a new year getting started. I think it was more because I was expecting to be further along in the healing process of my ankle… and knee.
I mean seriously, I broke myself in February… of LAST year. They originally told me I’d be down six to eight weeks, and I thought THAT was going to be horrid! Now it’s closing in on an entire YEAR!! So I don’t really feel bad about having my damn 2-day pity party!!
Good gosh! All those thoughts that start when you lay down to sleep for the night! You know the ones I’m talking about… the useless, good for nothing BUT keeping you awake thoughts that you just can’t get rid of… Like they couldn’t have come to mind while you were wandering through your day and awake anyway!?! Of course not!!
To add insult to injury (and lack of beauty sleep), most of the time, they’re not even productive thoughts! Take for instance when I couldn’t get to sleep earlier this week. Was I thinking about world peace or how to change my life into the type of life I’ve dreamed of… of course not.
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My mom used to make this when we were kids. And while she always told us, “I never said I could cook, I just said I could keep us from starving!”, this was always a great meal. And to think, it came about just because she needed to stretch her food budget… and a pound of ground beef!
Nowadays I make it with ground turkey, but that’s just a personal preference. But since it’s such a simple recipe (the best kind in my book!), I wanted to share it. It’s certainly nothing fancy, but it’s delicious, healthy, and can really help you out if you’re looking for great family meals on a budget.