Saturday, January 25, 2014

Six on a Saturday Night

1.  It is cold here.  Bitter cold.  I really don't like cold.  It's supposed to get even colder next week.  Hibernation sounds really good right now.

2.  Last week, my kids missed one day of school, and they had two-hour delays the other four days.  A friend posted on FB that she wished a two-hour delay meant they stayed two hours later in the afternoon!  I wish that was the case also.  We do all get to sleep in two more hours, but then the time they are at school goes way faster, and my productivity goes way down!!

3.  So far we have to make up two days during Spring Break.  If we miss any more days, we will miss more of the first week of Spring Break.  We are guaranteed our full second week of Spring Break.  The joys of the balanced calendar in our school district!

4.  I am so thankful for our wood burning stove.  Yes it makes a mess all over the floor, and it's really cold when we have to bring in wood.  But it keeps our house warm and saves us lots of money on our gas bill!  The boys camp out in front of the fire to keep warm.

5.  My oldest son lost his school team basketball shorts!  He has a game on Tuesday, so I'm not sure what he's going to do.  I keep thinking they will turn up, but they are not in our home. I've looked everywhere.  I'm sure we will have to pay to replace them if he doesn't find them. He's lost a bathing suit, American Eagle underwear (not cheap & who loses underwear?!?), a gatorade sports bottle, a really nice Nike sweatshirt, and now the shorts this year!  Not sure what I'm going to do with him.

6.  We went to my nephew's sixth birthday party today.  It was super windy, there were snow drifts and icy roads, and it was freezing!  But we braved the weather and the kids got to burn off some energy at the Jaycie Phelps Athletic Center.  Then we went to Chick-Fil-A and TJ Maxx.  Coming home there were more snow drifts and icy roads.  Now we are safe and warm and settled in for the night!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Weekend Links

I really want to try this recipe called Crispy Cheddar Chicken-Baked!  It sounds so delicious, and I think everyone in my family would eat it.  Which is a big victory for me!!

I love to eat normal puppy chow (the peanut butter/chocolate chip kind).  And when I saw this recipe for Red Velvet Puppy Chow, I had to share it.  It looks like a yummy Valentine's treat.


I cannot remember how I found the mnmlist blog, but I love the true cost of stuff post.  It is very eye opening.  Really the entire blog is eye opening!  I could spend hours reading the posts.

After reading God will give you more than you can handle: I guarantee it, I decided I need to read this every day!

And lastly I've mentioned that I will be turning 40 this year {August 5th to be exact}.  So I loved this post called This is 39.  My favorite part was crying at commercials and YouTube videos which I did twice this week.

We are so glad the Broncos won tonight and cannot wait for the Super Bowl.  We are hoping for a Colin Kaepernick win tonight.  He's adopted and has cool tattoos, so we are cheering for him.  Then in February it's all Broncos baby!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

January Currents

I cannot believe January is half over!  Every time I write the date I have to do a double take. We are busy with basketball, school, jobs, and trying to stay sane.  Here is what I am doing this month!

Current Reads: Divergent (by Veronica Roth), David and Goliath (by Malcolm Gladwell), Hands Free Mama (by Rachel Macy Stafford), and The Bible.  I have a big stack of books that I carry around the house with me!

Current Shows: Biggest Loser, Downton Abbey, Duck Dynasty, The Middle, Parenthood, and I could keep adding to this list.  In my defense, I still only watch television while I am doing the elliptical at night.

Current Drink: I drink way more coffee in the winter months.  I've been drinking a lot of it with sugar free creamer.

Current Want:  I am really debating buying a new {to me} car.  I have been trying to save money for a while and can't make up my mind.  I really thought I wanted a car for my 40th birthday, then I wanted one last week, then I couldn't decide if I really wanted to do this, or just save the money!  So I still haven't made a decision!!

Current Plans:  Just getting into the school routine again.  After our two week Christmas break, we had really bad weather with lots of snow and sub-zero weather.  So the boys were out of school for another whole week.  After 3 days of school we are all tired and ready for a weekend.

Current Music:  I love the song Sunny and 75 by Joe Nichols.  Every time I get into a freezing cold car I start singing it hoping it will warm me up!

Current Goal:  I made one resolution this year, to read through the Bible.  This is something I have never done!  A friend from Colorado inspired me to do this when she posted about it in December on Facebook.  It was the one resolution she had kept in her entire life.  I am determined to keep this up!

Current Addiction: Instagram.  I check it way too often.  But I have to keep up with my 12 year old son.  So that is how I justify my addiction!