my favorite word was in Middlemarch
Have you seen these mixers at Publix? I usually don’t splurge on things like this (read: I almost never did in my twenties) but as I get older I like branching out and trying the various pre-made things available in the freezers. It’s funny how you start to feel not-as-guilty about things like that as you get older. (or is that just me). I got the Seattle’s Best and also this Smoothie mixer. Our food budget is…ahem… liberal but in need of some family meetings and budget-talks. Basically we shop at Aldi, then I go to Target, Publix, or Whole Foods, and get whatever we run out of (or whatever looks good….) (Would I ever go back to Sam’s? No, no, that is a big fat no. I spent way too much there- way more than we're currently spending on groceries-and it is not even a comparison when you’re used to being frugal and shopping at Aldi.... and when you’re used to buying other things besides groceries. This is not an "agree with me or be wrong" situation, except that maybe, it is.*;)
We had a fabulous birthday for Molly. I decided to do Fancy Nancy, but it was not all-my-heart Fancy Nancy. I’m not one of those Mom’s, ladies. I know what I do well and what I don’t do well, and you know what? I’m good.
looking for the kitty...
hiding/sleeping behind the bookshelf
He shows up when you least expect him, and he’s all: “I’m gonna bounce and bound around the room and show off to my heart’s content… and play and ask you to pet me and hide and cuddle… and then I’m gonna disappear again and make you really, really stressed out and worried about me.”
He disappeared at the very moment we had a Vet appointment scheduled for him, so yeah, that wasn’t good. After looking all over the entire house, we decided to reschedule it. Then later, he wandered out... ready to play, and we were totally exasperated. I’m thinking his best time of day is around 5-6pm… is the vet open at that time? ;-)
funny things they say
I left Madeleine’s jacket on for about a bit after we got back from the store.. and this is when I realized I needed to take her jacket off--
Madeleine: “I love you… Jesus… with my jacket on… and don’t do that ever again.”
truck! truck! car! car!
Playing with her new lego set!
Making up stories with her sisters.... after Molly telling Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel, Madeleine says:
Madeleine: Once upon a time, there was a witch...
Me: Do you think you can you make up a story that isn't about a witch? ((Because you get scared really easily, and I want you to sleep tonight.))
Madeleine: Once upon a time, there was a really nice witch....
Stephen: Do you want cereal, or toast with jelly? Or a rice cake?
Madeleine: Dear God, I pray that the baby would grow out of Mommy's tummy. Amen.
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* I- again- maintain that Sam's Club is not fair trade and we spent more money (and it wasn't just on groceries!), even still, when we shopped there versus now, when we don't. But it is not black and white. I get that. :-)