Thursday, January 5, 2012


I can tell most people are back to work today, because my Google Reader and Facebook are a lot busier than they were a week ago.

I need to put out an APB for all the people who know us IRL.  We can't find Mary Grace's hot pink sparkly back pack.  If you have seen it, and the Very Important Communication Folder that is in it (which may or may not have dog teeth marks in it), please send it back to me.

Speaking of Penny, Jack is sitting next to me eating dog treats.  Awesome.  I am an excellent mother.  Apparently babies can't tell it's not bacon.  Fixed that.  Moving right along...

Have I told you about the food co-ops I'm in?  I'm in one in Grammaland and one here.  Basically, you make 6 or 7 batches (depending on the number of participants) of a meal, then freeze them, then get together and swap so that you end up going home with 6 or 7 (or 12 or 14 because the Grammaland group does two entrees!) different things.  It's AWESOME.  I'm cooking for both of mine this weekend.  I have to buy a LOT of chicken, but it'll be worth it.  Which grocery store has the best deal on chicken this week?

Anyway, last time I got a Shepherd's Pie, and I've taken it out to thaw three times, and three times someone has called and offered to take us out for dinner.  It's kind of magical.  Well, I got it out today, but so far no one has called.  Bummer.  I guess it wore off.  However, it's 5:30 and the damn thing is still frozen in the middle, despite being partially thawed and baked for an hour and 15 minutes (so far) at 350, so there's a very good chance that we'll end up going out for dinner, anyway.


The parts of it that are actually cooking smell great, though, so there's that.  It might be delicious tomorrow.

What else is new?  Blogging every day is hard.  I'm just not this interesting, y'all.  I just threw the kids out because they were climbing the walls.  "Go see if Grandpa's home and invite him over for dinner!"

"What are we having?"

"Shepherd's pie!"

"PIE for DINNER?"  Oh boy are they going to be disappointed when it's not a sweet pie.  Ha!

I am all done with winter and ready for spring now.  I had to give the dog a sponge bath because she came in covered with dirt and mud.  She did not approve.

I spent this morning at work sending out W2s and 1099-MISCs and being so grateful that the law that would have required us to submit 1099s for every company we did business with we did business with went away, because that would have been an overwhelming amount of paperwork for us - and we're a very small business!

Jack skipped his morning nap, took his afternoon nap, and now he's super fussy.  He's also mad that he didn't get to go to Grandpa's.  Maybe this summer I'll be able to put him in the wagon for the girls and point them all in the right direction!

Happy birthday to my brother's intended, Sara!

That's all that's new here. What's new with you?

1 comment:

Bev said...

You had me laughing at the first line. After I retired I discovered that it takes quite a bit of time to check e-mails read the blogs that I follow...and I didn't even have FB then and I NEVER did my own blog at work, simply read others'. I can't even imagine the "work" hours that are spent on personal media at most places of employment.