Monday, January 26, 2015

Weekly Minutiae vol. 9~Fancy Nancy, Food, and Mixers

We’ve had quite an interesting week, but between my pregnancy, and Molly’s birthday party, and just general upkeep, I’ve hardly had enough time to sit down and write the things worth mentioning in this week’s Weekly Minutiae post.
my favorite word was in Middlemarch

I will say that we have been eating well: steak with kale salad, green beans, rice, and buttered bread on Monday… roasted chicken with dried basil and garlic with carrots and mashed potatoes on Tuesday... and lots of yumminess like this smoothie in the Vitamix this week as well. At the end of the week we did egg noodles with chicken leftovers, then ravioli with corn and garlic toast. I know, I know you were on the edge of your seat wondering.

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.
But it was fun and it was all about Molly.
 It was her perfect day. Her friends were all so sweet and so excited to come. Their Moms all said that the girls couldn’t wait for Molly’s party (fun age!). They played blissfully together for a long time, enjoyed the food, enjoyed the cake. That is satisfaction enough without the Pinterest-perfection. (Don’t tell Molly, but I love her friend’s Moms so much, and we enjoyed talking, so that always works out really nicely for me, too!)
Our kitty is still bringing lots of life and love to our house. Only problem is, he’s living up to his nickname, not his name. Prince Caspian (aka Mr. Sneaky) disappears for long periods at a time. I think he is sleeping ....probably under the couch, or under the cabinets in the kitchen.
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
Anders : bakur bakur! in response to bacon for breakfast
Anders, in response to seeing this mug: chug-a-chug-a-choo-choo!

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: bacon.

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. :-) 

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