Friday, March 27, 2015

Five on Friday


Another week has come and gone and it is Friday! Sorry that I missed last week but I was again exhausted and fell asleep early with Clark. Here is what is going on in my mind this week.

1) Last weekend the hubby took Clark and went to Muskegon to see his girls. This meant that mama had a day to herself. I ate a bunch of junk food, watched TV and knit.

2) I had a doctor appointment on Monday and it went really well. My A1C and cholesterol have both come down and my blood pressure was good.

3) Clark had his first dentist appointment on Wednesday. He was really nervous and was afraid that he would need a shot but he did so well. The hygienist said that kids are never that good on their first visit.

4) As busy as work was a month ago now it is really slow. I am used to it because my job is very cyclical in when our busy and slow time occur. However I hate sitting at work with nothing to do – my mind goes to all the other things I could be doing instead like writing this blog post.

5) My exercise routine has taken a major dive. I have worked out one whole day this month. I just need to bite the bullet and get back to it already.

Here are some pictures from the past two weeks.













Happy St Patrick's Day













We went to Lego time at the library. The creations are on display in the children's area of the library.













A Clarky/Daddy selfie








Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ten on Tuesday: The Fromage Edition


The topic for this week is 10 Favorite Kinds of Cheese. Now I LOVE cheese so this is a topic after my own heart.

1) Mozzarella – I used to sneak handfuls of it when my mom would make her homemade pizza

2) Brie – I used to eat s hunk of Brie with a baguette for dinner all the time when we were first married and I did not really cook. No wonder I gained 50 pounds in a year.

3) Saganaki – or as we call it in my family Opa cheese

4) Provolone – I love this on my subs

5) American – nothing beats a good old grilled cheese made with Kraft Singles

6) Gorgonzola – I love this one on a steak or in steak pasta

7) Cream cheese – the honey walnut flavor from Panera is a favorite

8) Boursin – I make a yummy chicken breast stuffed with the cheese and wrapped in bacon

9) Swiss – I love this with Triscuits for some reason

10) Cheddar – not too sharp though

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ten on Tuesday: The Pot of Gold Edition


Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone. In honor of the holiday our topic for this week is 10 Things You Would Buy If You Found a Pot of Gold.

1) A house on a lot of property so I would not have to have any neighbors

2) A Range Rover for my hubby

3) A Corvette for my dad

4) All the fancy yarns I want to try

5) I would pay off my dad’s house, my brother and sister-in-law’s house and our house in the UP

6) A trip to some swanky location for our family

7) All the LEGO sets Clark wants

8) A Dairy Queen so we can have ice cream whenever we want

9) Classes for all the crafty things I want to learn

10) All the books I want

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Five on Friday: The Saturday Edition

Once again I was way to exhausted last night to post. Now here we are on Pi day and I am wondering how almost 1/3 of the year is gone already. Here is what is going on around here.

1) Why is it that kids share nothing but their germs? Clark was sick 3 weeks ago and passed it along to me. I was finally feeling better earlier this week but again today my throat and head hurt.

2) My son decided to reenact the flag pole scene from A Christmas Story last week. I think it scared him more than anything.

3) We have been in the 40s and 50s and I LOVE it! A lot of our snow has melted and with the extra light at the end of the day I am feeling much better.

4) We had Clark's IEP this week and it went well. I am glad we are all on the same page.

5) Friday was lunch with a loved one at Clark's school. While it is a pain to try and arrange these things with my new boss it is worth it to see how happy it makes him for me to be there.

Here are some pictures from the week












One socks for little man down. It even fits this time!










Sweater pieces blocking












Warmer temps + sunshine at 6pm means spring is coming


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ten on Tuesday: The Spring Forward Edition

I have said many times that I love the spring time change. I do so much better with the increase in light that comes with the change. So it is very timely that this week’s topic is 10 Things You Will Do With Your Extra Hour of Daylight Now that Daylight Savings Time Has Begun.

1) Open the blinds when I get home from work

2) Fight with Clark about going to bed when it is still light outside

3) Take pictures of my knitting projects in natural light

4) Plan a container garden for the summer

5) Take Clark for walks as it warms up

6) Notice how bad my dusting skills are as light streams through the windows

7) Enjoying the fact that I no longer want to go to bed at 5pm

8) Leave the lights off when I get home

9) Watch the snow melt

10) Look forward to summer

Monday, March 09, 2015

Books Read: February 2015


Well after bragging last month about my reading prowess February came and bit me in the behind. I only managed to read 2 books so I am now 2 books behind on the 52 in 52 challenge. I am not too worried since we are so early in the year but I do need to get reading. Luckily I have a trip to Myrtle Beach coming up next month so that should give me some good reading time between the flights and relaxing at the rental house. So in February I finished:

1) The Long Way Home by Robin Pilcher – Clair Barclay has returned to Scotland to help care for her ailing step-father. Of course dealing with her greedy step-siblings and the boy next door who broke her heart as a young girl makes things much more complicated. This is one of those books that I am not sure how I feel about it. I did enjoy it for the most part but some parts seemed a bit rushed at the end. 

2) Cold by John Smolens – during a brutal snowstorm in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan a prisoner walks away from his work detail. He finds himself at the house of a young widow and then the adventure of staying on the lam while trying to find the girl and brother who put him away begins. I really did not enjoy this book and I had a hard time getting through it. I cannot quite place what it was that I did not like but I think it was the characters. Even the ones that were supposed to be sympathetic got on my nerves. However, it was fun to read about places that I have actually seen in person.

Here is to hoping that March’s book total is better. Until next time ….