Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I must be crazy

We are going to have a tv-free afternoon. I'd say "day", but I don't know if you've caught "Modern Family" yet. If not, it's on tonight and the pilot was HILARIOUS. So yeah, "tv-free afternoon". My 3 year old is dying. I am, too. It's been in effect for 30 minutes. hahahaha

I know there are plenty of things to do, so I'm not too worried. However, having the man home has really thrown a kink into my planning. He doesn't like to do anything I like to do: shop, read, run errands... I'm not sure what he'd like to do. But it stinks because we live in northeastern PA and it's freezing. Activities are limited to the indoor variety.

So while the baby gets some sleep, this momma is gonna play some 3 year old games and probably make tv-free afternoons a regular thing.

But then again, check back in 30 minutes.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cooking and Whatnot

I've actually cooked dinner every night for 2 weeks. This is a HUGE accomplishment in our household. I work retail, so my hours are crazy, and I tend to just grab something for me and the man on my way home. Since I'm still on "bonding time" (thanks, gap inc!) I decided to get better at cooking. I've even gotten dinner done in about 20 minutes on a couple of nights. Apparently all those tips about prepping all your veggies ahead of time actually are helpful.

So we're going to the shore this weekend, for an Italian Festival! Can't wait. But since we are all going to be drinking our faces off, I plan on also making a few things ahead of time and taking them with us:

Meatballs. I'm perfecting my recipe. They still aren't as good as "Mary's Balls", my mother-in-law's, but they're getting there.
Lasagna. A vegetarian variety. I've got to start flipping through some of these foodie blogs I've been finding.
Random snacks.

I've just got to get the lasagna taken care of... Off I go!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wow. So I haven't written anything since May 30?? So much has happened since! I am now the mother of 2, my husband is home from Iraq, I turned 30 (ugh) and well...everything else that happens daily in the life of me :)

Since he's been home I don't think I've been to bed before midnight. In fact, the weekends involve me seeing 4:30am and it's not fun. Not at 30. Especially not at 30.

I feel like there is so much to write, yet...not. So hopefully I can get back to it since I feel like I need to vent and get my thoughts in order. Hopefully this will do it.

Til then, I'm going to cuddle on the couch with 3yearold while baby and hubby nap.