I know I haven’t written in a while or kept you up to date on my 52 weeks of projects. Be assured, they are getting done and I have pics of everything.
Here’s this week’s project
Piles of baby clothes on the spare bedto be sorted and put away. Next week I’m reupholstering the family room couch.
But, where most of my time has been spent is in getting our new business up and running.
SJ Pelosi Photography
Trying to start a business is time consuming, especially since I have no business background. But, we’re getting there and it’s super exciting.
We finished January’s meal plan pretty well. I switched to most of our shopping at Aldi’s with a few stops at ShopRite in the middle. I was able to get our bill down to $329.00. That’s $29 over budget, but a far cry from the $400 or more that I was spending. It’s nice to see that I was able to make some progress in that department. This month I am really hoping to stick to the $300 that I have budgeted.
I know I didn’t link to any of the recipes. I swear I will get to it for last month and this month. It was a crazy month – both girls got sick and we had a ton of snow. Two girls at home makes it really tough for me to blog as I hate getting up before they do! I like to try to maximize my sleep right now
Here’s the meal plan for February. I made my first grocery trip yesterday and spent $151.00. I have a gift card to Wegman’s and I’m going to use that this week to stock up on family packs of meat and large roasts that I can cut down. It’s nice buying like that and freezing things down. Saves a lot.
- Chicken Pot Pie
- Pork Chops
- Pot Roast Sliders
- Middle Eastern Chicken
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Stuffed Peppers
- Pork Tenderloin
- Chicken and Mushrooms
- Cheeseburger Meatloves
- Chicken Marsala
- Roasted Chicken
- Chicken Fingers
- Slow Cooker Carnitas
- Chicken Soup
- Salisbury Steak
- Pasta e Fagioli
- Bourbon Chicken
- Honey Dijon Chicken
- Sloppy Joes
- Taco Chicken
- Italian Pork
Charlie – I want a pretzel.
Me – You didn’t eat your lunch.
Charlie – You eat my lunch. I want a pretzel.
PS – She’s not getting a pretzel until she eats her lunch.
It smells like eucalyptus in the house. Allie is so congested and unfortunately, the mucus dripping down her throat causes her to gag, which means, YAY, mucusy vomit.
We’re in for a snowstorm today and everything is closing down early (prediction of 6-12″). Instead of dealing with two kids in the car in the snowstorm, I elected to keep Charlie home for today. If you’re keeping count, that means she’s been away from school for 12 days. She needs to go back to get rid of some energy. Hopefully school isn’t cancelled tomorrow.
Filed under P1, P2, weather
This is Charlie’s mermaid figurine. For her birthday in December we took her and two of her cousins to All Fired Up, a local paint-your-own pottery place. The girls got to choose their own figurine and paint it, then we left them to be fired. Of course Charlie, my Arielaholic, chose the mermaid. The girls had a great time (made even better because unexpectedly Santa stopped by the store for a visit).
Yesterday Charlie and I went to pick up the figures. I’d been putting this off for a while just because I hadn’t been going in that direction at the right time of day. Charlotte was so happy with her mermaid.
Last night she carried her upstairs to put in her bedroom at bedtime. Before she went upstairs she turned around and said, “Mommy, thank you for helping me with my mermaid. I love you.”
I couldn’t stop crying. Sometimes kids do things that make you wonder how you ended up with such awesome ones.
This house is one big cesspool of mucous right now. Charlie is feeling a little better thanks to Hyland’s Cough and Cold medicine. She’s still coughing and cranky.
But, now Allie has picked up Charlie’s cold and is all runny too. To make matters worse, Allie received her six month vaccines yesterday, as well as her flu shot, so she’s currently one big ball of sunshine (note the sarcasm).
This is the first time we’ve dealt with two sick kids and I’m sure it won’t be the last. What have I learned from this experience? Nothing is getting done in the house when they’re both sick.
Filed under dilemmas, Family, P1, P2
Charlie started getting sick on Sunday evening and by yesterday morning she was a mess (or as John calls it, a hot mess). It’s a pretty nasty head cold and sore throat. She spiked a fever twice yesterday, but nothing super high. She’s not sick enough to go to the doctor’s, but she’s too sick for school.
John actually came home from work yesterday because she was bawling for him. All she wanted was her daddy. Poor thing. Her nose is raw and kleenex hurts, but she also doesn’t like the runny nose. She keeps crying, “I have boogers, Mommy!”
She’s feeling a little better today, so I’m hoping it’s almost run it’s course. One more day of hanging on the couch watching Disney Jr and listening to the Frozen soundtrack. And let’s not forget the house smelling like eucalyptus (essential oil drops into the humidifier tank).