Scattered Sundays and Meal Plan for April 3rd – 9th
Does anyone else watch The Last Man on Earth? You can get episodes on Hulu, and I need someone to watch it and discuss it with me. It’s so well done, but painfully awkward. I usually don’t like shows where characters make me feel embarrassed for them, but Will Forte is a genius and can toe the line and keep me on his side. I cringe, I laugh, and I can’t wait for more.
That’s what she said.
But seriously, you need to check out the show and report back to me. Please.
What are the most comfortable casual shoes you own that look good with shorts? I feel like wearing running shoes with non-workout shorts looks super dorky on me. I need an all day shoe that I can wear (wait for it) all day with casual clothes. I can and have worn Toms while walking 22k steps in a day. But I don’t like wearing Toms with shorts. So help me out please! And no need to recommend Birkenstocks. They make me look like I have hobbit feet.
The boys had half days this week, so on Thursday we “zooed” to get out of the house and keep the cousins from choking each other out. And we also hit up some parks and enjoyed the sunshine.
Growing up we always had kid and family birthday parties. Friends came to the kid parties, and aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins came to the family parties. We have been doing something similar for Jack thus far. He was lucky enough to have a birthday over spring break, so we took advantage of the timing and are taking a few of his friends to the movies. Tuesday happens to be $5 movie day at our local theater, and if you are a member of their reward club, you get a large popcorn for $2. So, for about $40, I won’t have my house overrun with second graders. Boom, for the win.
I started heavily working on Jack’s birthday quilt this week, and I actually think I will be finished with it by Tuesday. Last week I assumed I would never get it done before his family party, so I’m amazed and kinda proud that it is almost complete. As I was piecing some of the squares together, I had a realization hit me that Jack may not like it because it is Star Wars and he is suddenly in to Pokemon these days. Picturing some sort of snotty reaction from him, I actually got pissed. For something he hadn’t even done. But, to make sure I had a back up plan, I decided if he turns his nose up at it, I’m marching my ass down to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma and donating it. Those are the nice people who took care of Jack in December 2015 when he was admitted for his intestinal issues. S
If you need a deep and hearty belly laugh, check out this article my friend sent me. So very good.
Meal plan time!
Monday:: Smith Brothers has asparagus ravioli in stock for April. Holy smokes, I can’t even waiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit! I’m going to make a light lemony cream sauce to drizzle over it. The secret ingredient will be drool, because I’m so excited about this. Big ole salad on the side. And drool.
Tuesday:: Jack is turning eight on Tuesday. EIGHT. He requested pizza. Even though we totally had it last week. Salad on the side.
Wednesday:: Breakfast dinner!
Thursday:: Chicken gnocchi soup. I have a head (bunch? Gaggle? Passel?) of celery that is losing its crunch, and needs to be soup. Biscuits and salad on the side.
Friday:: Popcorn and movie night.
Saturday:: Salmon cakes, leftover biscuits, and frozen peas. But we’ll you know, cook them.
Sunday:: Jack’s family birthday party is this afternoon, so we’ll be eating the leftovers for dinner.
Smith Brothers – $19.65.
Costco – $40.89
Grocery store – $32.65. Premade food is expensive! 🙁
What are you having this week?