Monday, May 11, 2009

My Second Mother's Day

We got to finish out our nice long weekend with Stu making french toast and scrambled eggs for Mother's Day breakfast (sweet boy!). Then we headed out nice and early to IKEA to get new bins for Kaden's toys in his room. I also picked up some pillows that I plan to de-stuff to use for stuffing knitted toys I have in progress. (And we needed diapers, floss and broccoli so we stopped by Carrefour)

We came home and I set to work on Kaden's room, organizing all of his toys by category and brain-stimulating level, which he promptly destroyed. Haha. But now he has some bins I can easily dump his toys into to "clean up". I finished organizing my little nook in our room and I am so excited to have a place in our house that is mine and that I don't have to share. It's been a long time since I've had anything that was only mine! :)

We finished the night ordering in Chinese food and watching Jerry Maguire (which says the f word a LOT and I never noticed that before I was watching it with an almost-two-year-old-who-picks-up-everything-we-say-now. So we apparently need to be a little more choosy when it comes to movies from now on.

Last week after I finished The Wednesday Letters (pretty good, easy read), I picked up A Girl Named Zippy, which I had been passing by every time I was looking for a new book to read. In true judging-a-book-by-its-cover form, I ignored it because it "looked" boring. Wrong! I loved it. It was clever and laugh-out-loud-funny in parts (just as Stu!) and I really enjoyed it. I was bummed when I finished it last night. (I won't even tell you what book I picked back up once again... but I swear it's only temporary since I have a final today and tomorrow... then I'll pick a new book!).

Today I spent the morning making "dinners" which entails me making stuff I plan to put right in the fridge for Stu to be able to take to work throughout the week. I made Broccoli Soup and Chicken with Biscuits... two of my favorites. If you need something new, they are both on my food blog and are fabulous!

That's about it for us! I great weekend and this week is the last week of school.


  1. Haha that's what every Sunday afternoon consists of for me too - making lunches for the entire week and putting them right in the fridge, so I can grab one and go on the way to work. It's a good system!

  2. My God! Put that damn book down for heavens sake!! You need about 5new reads to keep your brain from bottom-feeding for that CRAP!! Terrible writing! That could have been such a good book if the author didn't write it like she was a 15 year old high school student. UGH!!
    I am going to see how many bags of stuffing I can fit into a box to send you so you can use it for your toys - Knit! Knit! Knit!
    I love you millions!! Mamma
    P.S. No matter how hard I try to get on a jury, they just never pick me! Out of jury duty again!!:)

  3. You and Mo are both tards. It is from the perspective of a 17-year-old girl, duh! So it should sound like it. You're the only two haters on the planet. Everyone else loves it. You just don't have enough romance in your life.

    And I started A Thousand Splendid Suns last night instead and by chapter 6 I was ready to slit my own wrists. I somehow don't think gut-wrenching pain (while well written) is any better than indulging a fabulous fantasy! :)

  4. I read the first three chapters and thought I'd have a drink and watch some tv...and I have not picked up that stupid book again! haha Three Cups of Tea was MUCH better and better written, so I think. each their own, huh??

  5. Mimi: A Thousand Splendid Suns or Twilight?

  6. I quit reading "1000 Splendid Suns" after about three chapters! I LOVED Three Cups of Tea...have not, and will not read Twilight...just not my type of reading. And, I have enough "addictions" without reading the same book over and over!! I read "The Thornbirds" 11 times and would read it again if my book didn't come apart and I lost part of some of the chapters! haha I have a book called "The Wedding" by Nicholas Sparks...have you heard of it? He wrote "The Notebook," a best seller. I have not read it, but might pick it up if I like this one. I'm a picky reader, so this one might also go down after a few chapters. I didn't care much for The Kiterunner either, but did trudge my way through nearly all of it...then watched the movie and that was enough for me! I loved the movie..

    Love you! bye for now