Thursday, January 08, 2009

Happy Birthday Elvis

My super happy girl child.
The same child wearing her "seeing glasses"

My Ipod in action as I prepare the evening meal.

A stage of the preparation of the evening meal (Spinach Chicken Bake)

Some of my blog readers have expressed concerns of whether I am still alive or not. I would like to answer :well, why -yes, I am. Life has been crazy busy and I have had no grand photos to share, so I guess I put the blog in the corner for a bit. But time-out is over. hehe

hmmm...where to begin in my misc. musings and report?

Well, I'll start with our big news - we have finally closed on a humble abode in town. I am finally putting my fears/reservations aside and getting excited about this upcoming change. I believe with all my heart that this will be a very good change for my family. The process of moving will be slow/step by step as we have some improvements , etc to make to the house before we occupy it. Within a month or two, we should be living there for the most part. More info to follow. I guess I better get quite serious about my packing. Boxes anyone?

Isabelle starts selling (daisy) girl scout cookies tomorrow, if you are interested in purchasing these wonderful super great treats, please contact Miss Isabelle Claire (through me would be just fine) to place your Order.

I am very sad that the office is not on tonight. very sad.

"I'll trade my shirt for a grilled cheese sandwich" - stewie / family guy
(just overheard this great nugget from the television)

We were talking to Isabelle about change last night as she is learning about it in school. This is her interpretation of what the coins are called. The the break down:
quarters: corners
dimes: diamonds
nickels: nickels
pennies: browns

So, I seriously must say that I made an excellent meal this evening. I tried a new recipe: Spinach Chicken bake. It includes, but is not limited to: spinach, chicken, garlic, amazing cheeses, artichoke (optional). If you would like this recipe, let me know, I would be happy to share this glorious combination of greatness.

People often tell me that my children have such BEAUTIFUL eyes, and then they proceed to ask me, where do they get them from? (meaning, obviously not you ).

I kept Isabelle home from school today. Her tummy hurt. She was having problems all day. Of course her illness falls at an awful time because I was due at MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) meeting with a craft and some grub. It worked out though, I dragged the kids in the car, dropped the stuff off and my wonderful teammates/friends took care of the rest!

We also had furnace problems last evening/into today. lovely frozen fun - but , all is o.k. now.

Can I just say that I love the library. I love that I can put things on hold via the Internet and then go pick them up at the front desk without having to bring Ben upstairs to the non-kids section of the library in which he proceeds to run away from me and scream at the top of his lungs. There is just something he doesn't understand about the word: quiet. - shhh - this is a learning institution kid. People come here with the hope of peace. Child, please be aware of other people's needs at this time and this place. Nope , he just doesn't understand.

Ben's current favorite statement: No way!

OMG, I am sorry but the worst invention in the entire universe and I probably have mentioned this in the past a time or two, is the damn ( yeah, that's right I said damn!) "shopper in trainer" carts! damn those carts and their inventors! Ben and I are cruising along just fine in Cubs the other day, I am looking for dill salad dressing and not finding any. DO stores carry dill? I had it at a restaurant somewhat recently and have had the desire ever since, yet my mission has remained unsuccessful as I cannot find it. Sure I know there is dill dip, but I am not looking for dip. So anyway, we are cruising on just fine , when he sees a little girl with the little mini training shopping cart. I saw the little girl and I said to myself "oh crap" and I was right to feel such strong anxiety over this situation, because Ben points, screams and goes running toward the front of the store where he remembers that the little carts sit there waiting for the children to wheel them away in pure delight as they know the possibilities with this contraption are endless. Let me tell you, not only does the cart tip over a few times due to this giant heavy flag on the top (nice design idiot whoever created this crappola cart), but it is instantly filled with what Ben would love to take home ( a 10 lb box of rainbow goldfish crackers for example). The cart rams into unexpected shoppers too. Such a great event, constantly apologizing to these unsuspecting innocents. Anyway, my advice to any parent who may think oh it would be so cute to introduce my child to this fun little cart....DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!! You will regret every moment and pray for your shopping trip to be over as painlessly as possible. O.k... that is the end of this current rant.

o.k. I guess I shall sign off for the evening. There are kids to prepare for slumber. I anxiously await this time of evening (as my parenting patience is spent) I can grab my current Sookie Stakehouse Southern vampire series book and call it a night. Peace Out. Lights Out.


stephanie said...

Love the way your Spinach Chicken Bake looks - do share the recipe. I need to use my spinach!

I experienced more MOPS withdrawal today ... *sigh*

Nikki said...

Ummmm, ok
1) I need that recipe!!!!!
2) I TOTALLY tried to introduce Cai to the little carts, but he refused and wanted to drive a truck cart (guess I lucked out huh) lol