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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Menu Plan Week of May 29, 2011

Here’s what’s cooking at OUR house this week:
Sunday – YOYO
Monday – Grilled Steak or Chicken, Baked Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, and Steamed Broccoli
Tuesday – Cube Steak, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, and Steamed Veggies
Wednesday – Parmesan Crusted Fish, Rice, and Steamed Broccoli
Thursday – Spaghetti, Sister Schubert’s Rolls, and Salad (didn’t get to this last week)
Friday – Frikadellen, Noodles, and Steamed Veggies
Saturday – YOYO
What’s cooking at YOUR house this week?  Are you grilling out for Memorial Day tomorrow?  I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend.  Smile

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Menu Plan Week of May 22, 2011

Here’s what’s cooking at our house this week:
Sunday – Grilled Steaks, Grilled Veggies, Corn on the Cob, and Baked Potatoes
Monday – Frikadellen, Noodles, and Steamed Broccoli (didn’t get to this last week)
Tuesday – Spaghetti, Sister Schubert’s Rolls, and Steamed Broccoli and Cauliflower (didn’t get to this either)
Wednesday – Friday – Brian’s folks are in town, so I’m not sure what I’ll end up cooking.
Saturday – Heading to Atlanta for a day of fun, so I’m pretty sure we’ll be eating out.
What’s cooking at YOUR house this week?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

City of Warner Robins Water Department–FAIL!!!!

Okay, if you’ve been following my blog, I’m sure you’ve seen me post before about our water line issues.  You don’t remember?  Well, let me refresh your memory…you can read about our troubles HERE and HERE.  Trust me, it has happened more than twice…I just haven’t blogged about it each time.  I’ve mentioned it on Facebook, too.  The lovely city we live in has been trying to take the easy route and only repair the line.  In our opinion, the whole thing needs to be ripped out and replaced.  If not…well, we’ll see this happen again.  It’s honestly happened about 5-6 times since 2008.  I mean…RIDICULOUS!  Yes…we’ve been on TV about it, but that didn’t do anything…it continues to happen.  Maybe a city worker will stumble upon my blog and see how disgusted we are as homeowners.  I was telling Brian today that I’m SURE it has decreased the value of our home.  It’s obviously something that would have to be pointed out should we ever decide to sale our home (no not any time in the near future thanks to this economy and real estate market).

Well, today was no different.  Around 10:30ish I told the boys to be quiet and behave because I was going to take a shower (we were going to head out to our last homeschool park day for the year).  Well, as I walked by the front door I noticed a city truck parked in front of our house.  By now, I know exactly what those trucks mean…the WATER IS OUT!  Sure enough…there’s nothing coming from the faucets.  I went into a bit of a panic mode because I knew we had to leave the house to be at the park by 1pm, and I needed to get cleaned up.  Hmmm…what to do?!!?

I called another homeschooling mom who lives around the corner, and her water was fine.  You see – it’s just OUR street that’s always affected.  In fact, this is the SECOND time it’s been in OUR front yard!  So, I packed up the boys and off we went so I could get cleaned up. 

By the time we left for the park around 12:30pm, the city had done NOTHING to fix the problem.  Well, they had marked all of the lines, but no digging had begun.  I knew it was going to be a while before the problem was resolved…just wasn’t sure how long.

Brian made it home while we were still at the park, and he texted that they had dug a huge hole.  The sidewalk was bulging in front of our house, so they had to dig up part of our grass, too.  Nice…same thing that happened another time we went through this.  Sad smile 

When we arrived home from the park, Micah took his nap while Caleb watched the workers through the window.  He said at one point, “This is like a movie…let’s open the window so we can hear them talking.”  LOL!  I chose NOT to open the window, so he just watched a silent movie.  Smile

At around 5:30pm, the water was back on.  They were still outside filling the hole and marking off the damaged area.  We opted to head out for supper (this was a welcome break from cooking), and we returned home to see the final mess.  So, here’s how our yard looks right now…





Isn’t that a LOVELY site?  What?  You’re not jealous?  Surely you jest!  Smile  Hopefully the city will do their part to repair our grass/yard sometime in the near future…we won’t hold our breath though!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Menu Plan Week of May 15, 2011

Here’s what’s cooking at our house this week:
Sunday – Fried Noodles and Eggs
Monday – Fish Tacos
Tuesday – Parmesan Chicken Tenders, Corn, and Steamed Broccoli
Wednesday – Frikadellen, Noodles, and Steamed Veggies
Thursday – Spaghetti, Sister Schubert’s Rolls (both boys LOVE these things), and Salad
Friday – YOYO
Saturday – Homemade Pizza or Calzones
What’s cooking at your house this week?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Second Grade Week 42 in Review

We are DONE!!!!!  Second grade is OVER!  Do I sound excited?  Yes, yes, I’m super excited.  Caleb is, too.  Here’s how our last week went:
English – We discussed run-on sentences, and Caleb took his final test.
Vocabulary – We finished up our last lesson, and Caleb took his final tests.  He scored 100% and 92%.
Reading – This week Caleb read Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift adapted by Nick Eliopulos (this is the Easy Read Chapter book version…not the original novel).
Math – Caleb finished up his lesson on multiple-digit column addition. 
We are taking off the rest of May, but we do have 3 more days to get on the 180-day paperwork.  Those will be covered with field trips, park day, etc.  3rd grade will commence on June 6th.  I will also start implementing some preschool lessons with Micah at that time, too, so wish me luck.  I’m sure I may change my mind where Micah is concerned if it proves to be too much.  Only time will tell…
Happy schooling to everyone!  If you’re done, ENJOY YOUR BREAK!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Menu Plan Week of May 8, 2011

Yes…I’m a day late with my posting.  Oh well…yesterday was Mother’s Day, so I opted not to fool with the blog.  I do hope that all of you moms and moms-to-be had a FABULOUS Mother’s Day.  I know I did.  My husband and boys made me feel special and loved, and I was able to enjoy the day shopping with a GREAT friend.  So, it was a wonderful Mother’s Day.
Here’s what’s cooking at our house this week:
Sunday – YOYO
Monday – Sauteed Chicken, Noodles, and Steamed Broccoli
Tuesday – Tacos
Wednesday – YOYO
Thursday – Mexican Pizza (I still haven’t gotten around to making this)
Friday – Grilled Chicken with Salad (we haven’t gotten to this either)
Saturday – Mother/Son Date Night (Caleb & I are going to watch a friend’s daughter perform in a musical theatre performance)
What’s cooking at YOUR house this week?  How did you celebrate Mother’s Day?

Friday, May 6, 2011

Kroger Savings and FREEbies

I had my best coupon shopping trip today.  Now, I’m by no means an extreme couponer (aka hoarder in my opinion), and I don’t think I ever will be.  However, it felt GREAT to save a TON more than I spent today.  Here’s how I did:
2 bottles of Nivea Women’s Body Wash -- $.01 overage each
5 (3-packs) of Ivory bar soap – $FREE
2 (72 count) packs of Huggies baby wipes – $1.98 ($0.99 each)
10 boxes of Ronzoni SmartTaste pasta – $0.90 ($0.10 each) **I was one coupon shy of getting all of them for FREE  Sad smile
Total Spent (tax included) – $3.91
Total Savings – $35.35
Percent Saved – 99.6%
So, it was a GREAT trip.  Like I said, I doubt I will see savings like this any time soon.  My savings the past few weeks haven’t been impressive enough to share.  However, this definitely was.  How did you do this week?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Menu Plan Week of May 1, 2011

I don’t know what happened, but I didn’t follow the menu plan I set for last week.  With that said, you will see last week’s choices on this week. 
Sunday – Roasted Chicken, Rice/Pasta Side, and Steamed Veggies
Monday – Homemade Mexican Pizza
Tuesday – Sauteed Chicken, Noodles, and Steamed Veggies
Wednesday – Baked Fish, Tater Tots, and Corn
Thursday – YOYO
Friday – Grilled Burgers with Chips or Salad
Saturday – Grilled Chicken with Salad
What’s cooking at your house this week?  Are you using the grill more now that it’s warming up?

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