Friday, November 17, 2006

Where in the world did today go?! I can't find it for the life of me.lol I decided today to run one of my weekend errands because I haven't been doing so well on the weekends now that the kids have football on Saturdays and practice on Sundays. Just seems like by the time everything is over, I'm just too tired to do anything else. So off we went first thing this morning to Staples. I desperately needed to run more copies off from Genevieve's preschool curriculum. I made 124 copies that should last us a few weeks, then got some needed office supplies. We picked up some colored file folders, glue, a poster board for the Good Noodle chart, more finger paint since Isaac used up the last stuff, some bigger finger paint paper in hopes that he'll actually use the paper instead of my table, and something else that I can no longer remember.LOL We got home just in time to order the new Hands and Hearts Far East Kit, which I just got an e-mail stating it's already been shipped. Wow! That's fast! I made us a lunch of homemade pizzas and then started packing us up for the park. The park is kind of far from our home and I like to make sure that we are prepared for anything once we get there, as I'd hate to have to come right back home for something. We got to the park at noon and I figured we'd play for an hour and then we'd be ready for home. Wishful thinking.lol We ended up staying for 2 1/2 hours! Whew! The weather was just beautiful, not too cold but not too warm either. The littles were so happy to be there that they played HARD.lol I ended up meeting some homeschool moms there, just by chance and enjoyed talking with them for a while. I'm not sure if we'll fit in but it was nice to have some company. When we finally left the park, Isaac fell asleep before we got out of the parking lot.lol It's been 3-4 weeks since everyone was well enough to go and they really made up for it. We got home at 3. Since then, I've done some school with Evie, made the good noodle chart, and got some cleaning done. I've also been able to get a couple of loads of wash done and dinner started. We're having baked potato bar tonight.

I wanted to update on the GREAT SALAD EXPERIMENT. lol I made a salad with almost every meal this week and I noticed something. I was able to decrease the amount of main dish at almost every meal! Also, we all left the table full. I mean, I don't feel like dessert or snacking, full. Very worth the extra effort and I plan on keeping it on the menu from now on. My hope is that it will eventually have an effect on our waist lines and on our general health. I am just awful at making things low fat and my hope is that instead of needing to go "low fat", I might be able to offer enough healthy foods with our main dishes and fill them up with that.lol I'm trying to be sneaky.lol Well, I guess that's our Friday. Next week will be very busy with Isaac's surgery, my glucose test, and Thanksgiving. I pray that everyone has a wonderful weekend and that you all remember to put your turkeys in the fridge on SUNDAY!!

Blessings,

Lisa

4 comments:

Jodi said...

124 copies, wow! Maybe you need a personal copier at this rate. Sounds like a good day, so nice to get out after being stuck in sick.

Kristine said...

Lisa, what kinds of salads have you been making? I figure ALL stores are off limits pretty much until January, when everyone goes back to hiding at home, grin.

Lisa in Jax said...

Jodi,

I am sooo enjoying the freedom!lol I'm very happy that we've finally gotten over this horrible illness.


Kristine,

I've been making basic salads. I bought two different kinds of lettuce and have been mixing them together, then adding carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, and celery. The tomatoes didn't look that great on Monday or I would've bought those too. Everyone likes different things so adding everything they could eat what they like. I like it all.LOL I also bought some new salad dressings to try. I'm sure as we eat more of these, I'm going to need to expand into different recipes but for now they ate the regular kind.

HTH!

galenaspencers said...

I think you do need a personal copier. The time and money it would save you! I got one 10 years or so ago for Christmas from my parents and it is still going strong!

Great job on the salads! I try to make them with dinner every night too along with another veggie (sometimes it works, sometimes not), but now I have one dd who is becoming very creative at making salad dressings.

Diann in NV