Why are weekends so short?

I feel like I just got settled into my weekend and its already Sunday night and the kids are getting ready for bed and the school week.

This weekend was fairly uneventful, I was exhausted Friday evening after all the worry about my daughters meeting with her teacher. That went fairly well. I mean as well as can be expected. She went from being the top of her class of Kindergartners to kinda the bottom of her first grade class. Well she is young and needs some extra help learning how to use scissors and to cut on the lines. I feel bad about her not really knowing how to use them because it wasn’t ever something that I allowed my kids to do. With her older brother being an autist it wasn’t something that was allowed. It was dangerous for him and everyone else for there to be access even monitored to scissors. But we worked on it Saturday and she improved majorly!! I was proud. I drew a bunch of shapes and had her cut them out and showed her how to hold the scissors properly etc and she caught on quickly. Now just to keep practicing that skill and she will have it down pat. YAY!! The other thing was that she didn’t understand what it ment to draw yourself. Well she didn’t realize that they ment draw on the paper what you are wearing etc. So that’s something else that we worked on Saturday.

So as I am sure you have gathered Saturday was spend working on school stuff for Brinley and Caitlin as Alex was at his dads. However Saturday evening Caitlin and I had a blast out shopping for jeans. She is so fun to shop with. She likes playing dress up. But alas we needed school jeans and such, and we finished MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. It took what felt like forever this year getting all the school supplies and school clothes for all three kids but I made it!! Sanity mostly intact.

This afternoon I decided that I was going to make Chicken Pot Pies for dinner. I got the chicken mixture made. (I can’t tell you how much I love my Ninja for dicing veggies, its so easy and fast!!) I got the pie crusts made and put in the freezer for chilling, and tasted the mix again, then had husband taste the mix and we decided that it should be a nice thick soup instead. So I added rice and voila, a yummy thick and hearty dinner. I was thankful to have after a fairly cool day.

Today was kind of impressive. My husband whom is awesome at oh so many things (handyman just not being one of them) he is a software developer and is super handy with all the tech stuff in the house. Which is great, because if I break something like oh my laptop, or bring the home network down by muddling with something that I shouldn’t or by pure accident but most likely pure stupidity. Meh, it happens tho. More often than I would like for it to but it does. Anyways, back to what I was saying. The heater in the bathroom ceiling went out and ugh getting out of the shower in the morning to a cold bathroom SUCKS. After much trial and error trying to figure out which breaker went to the bathroom he got it all torn apart and diagnosed as to what we need to get it fixed. Don’t get me wrong he isn’t helpless when it comes to home repairs, he can handle his own. I was just really impressed that he took it apart and dealt with it while I was getting other things done. Now we at least know whats wrong with it, its just ordering the part and fixing it. That won’t be bad hopefully. I am a little dis-concerned that the entire thing is held together with a hand tightened screw tho…… That seems kind of well, dangerous. I can see it now, the fan/heater falling out of the ceiling and smacking me in the head. No because of him, but just any of them. Now that I know that they are just hanging in there kinda is well unnerving. I will never look at one the same again that’s for sure……

Well now with all of that completed for the weekend, I am totally exhausted. I shouldn’t be but I am. I wish that I had one more day of this weekend to hang out with my kids and husband but alas I don’t. Its time to brace for the busy week ahead for all of us. Doctors appointments, school stuff, homework, and the like. It will all get accomplished in time, just gotta pace myself I suppose and just take it day by day. Well, its time to relax and catch my breath before its time to get what is hopefully a great night of sleep.


A new ground beef recipie that I found

I actually like this one too!!! That does not happen very often. Usually because I am too scared to try new foods, but I had a pound of hamburger and a few mouths to feed so I thought what the heck lets try something different. I was even able to use only one pan!!

  • 1lb ground beef
  • 6 sm. cubes of beef bullion
  • 8 c. water
  • 4 cubed potatoes
  • seasoning salt
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 sm. onion
  • 1 c. instant white rice

So what I did was (This is a combination of a few recipies)

  1. Brown the beef with the season salt
  2. Drain it
  3. Add the water with bullion
  4. Add cubed potatoes and chopped onion
  5. Let simmer covered for about 10 min
  6. Add can of corn
  7. Let simmer covered another 10 min
  8. Add the cup of instant rice
  9. Remove from heat and cover
  10. Serve when the rice is fully cooked
  11. Salt and pepper to taste

Like I said it was really easy, but it is enough to feed at least 6 or more, pretty cheaply.

If you try it I hope that you enjoy!!