Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tuesday's Tid Bits

  1. I know I haven't posted in a while (thanks Corie for reminding me haha!), but there's just been so much going on and mentally I haven't had the energy. Soon.
  2. My craft room is 90% complete. I have a few miscellaneous things to empty and haul out as soon as I can get my stickers in order. I scrapped a few pages that I will put together in a post and share - my "formals" album from our wedding is complete, which means I just have the reception left (and the pre-wedding stuff like engagement pictures, bridal shower, etc...but our photographer gave us a good 1,200 pictures so I had a lot to choose from and a lot to scrapbook)!
  3. We got hit with a cold this weekend. Boo. But, it was beautiful weather out and we were feeling fine then so whatevs.
  4. As far as a health update, things are still up in the air and I can't express how "over it" I am. Two months is way too long to be dealing with this physically and emotionally and there are some things the doctor and I still need to discuss and work out. Yippee. Not.
  5. Summer is almost over, which means school starts soon, which means the worry for my kid will soon increase by tenfold. Hello stressville. Between now and then I have a few scrap nights planned with my friend Meagan, birthday parties for some kiddos, a Ladies Only party with friends, and a few girlfriend solo dates.
  6. Speaking of friends, I have some amazing ones and I'm very lucky. One thing I noticed, however, is that I don't have a "group" of friends I belong to...everyone that I call a BFF has a group of their own and my friends are all from different ones. It isn't a solid group that hangs out all the time and we've known each other forever...they all of course get along and everything which is wonderful but I always wondered what it would be like to have that. Not that I would want it instead of what I have, I wouldn't trade my friends for the world! Just a thought, something I noticed.
  7. There is so much to do at work and so little time. Yikes (maybe I should get on that and stop blogging while at work...).
  8. This weekend I made Pirogi from scratch. It's a specialty that my grandma - affectionately known as "Nanny" - would make all the time. As a child I would help her, but I didn't enjoy eating them and never paid attention to what she was putting in the bowl, I just liked helping her cut circles and pinch and knead the dough. Now that she's gone (she passed away in December 2009), my family has since been trying to figure out some of her most fantastic recipes. Golumpki (not sure of the spelling?) is one I've worked on, now Pirogi too, and my mom and aunt have recreated her Easter and Beet Soups. Everything is OK - you know how it goes, once grandma is gone nothing tastes the same! Practice makes perfect though, and Pirogi are my favorite to fry up with some olive oil, butter and onion and chow down on with a dollop of sour cream. Bonus: J and B don't really enjoy them but E does, so more for us!
  9. Anybody out there try Body by Vi? I'm going to a challenge party on Wednesday to see what it's all about.
  10. For the last month I've been working hard on a menu plan system and it's working OK; just a few tweaks here and there and I will share. Trial and error, right? What type of menu planning do you use, how long have you used it, and why does it work for you family?

1 comment:

  1. we have been using our menu planner for over a year (with a few changes along the way) and we love it. basically, each day of the week is a different "type" of food-- ex. monday is pasta-- and we rotate over 8 weeks. we have recently added "new foods friday" which spices things up a little. i love our menu because i always feel prepared and it cut down a lot on our grocery bill because we only buy exactly what we need for the next 7 days. i also do my meal prep on sunday to cut down on time in the kitchen during the week.