Friday, December 08, 2006

I ended up at my mom's house yesterday after PE. She called and asked us to stop by and when we got there she had a little tree for Jon to put in his room. Very cute! My dad had given Allison a tree last weekend and I guess they wanted to even things up a bit.lol

After we got home, I made a big pot of chili and finally got around to making that salad dressing. The dressing bombed big time.lol It's sweet and I guess we're more of a savory kind of family. I also baked some potatoes for those who like their chili on something and I made a veggie tray. It was really nice on such a cold night. I'm going to make something equally warm for dinner tonight, I just wish I knew WHAT.lol The only thing left from my menu is chicken, so maybe a soup or casserole. That's what I love about my dinner menu. It's very versatile. Last night was supposed to be spaghetti but instead I made chili. Tonight is supposed to be grilled chicken (and there's no way I'm grilling in this weather!!) and instead it's going to be something much warmer.

This morning I woke, after very little sleep, to a very messy house. It was bound to happen.lol So after my breakfast and some internet shopping (LOL) we all pitched in and started cleaning. That lasted about 3 minutes when my mom called and asked if she could stop by. Why is it my house can be clean EVERYDAY for weeks and no one comes over but one slip and sure enough, here comes a visitor! I said sure, but watch where you step, and mom was over in about 30 seconds.lolol So much for thinking I had a few minutes to super clean.lol Oh well, we had a nice visit and mom invited us out to lunch, and yes, because I'm a glutton for punishment, I said sure! We went to a chinese buffet place and my littles were quite rambunctous, but not altogether out of place this time.lol Afterwards we did some shopping at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and also Michaels. It was very cold today but it was sooo nice to get out. I really enjoyed spending the time with mom and I also was able to get a few stocking stuffers for the littles.

After we got home, the older kids and I started cleaning. My mom kept Evie and Isaac fell asleep in the car on the way home, so we were really able to get a lot done! The house looks great and I got most of the laundry done.(I started the laundry this morning.)

The kids football coach called and said that all the make-up games would be played back-to-back tomorrow afternoon.lol I told him that he HAD to be kidding! Right?!? He said that we didn't have to stay for all the games and I was very glad. Allison wants to play in them all but with her knee, she'll be lucky if she gets to play in one.

Well, no matter what, this weekend is sure to be busy. I haven't had a quiet weekend in a while.lol I'll try to post my menu before Monday and I'll let you all know how the game went.

Blessings,

Lisa

4 comments:

Jodi said...

Wow, you really are cold for Florida! I like to make casserole's or other things which bake in the oven on very chilly days. Somehow smelling it cook for a long time seems to warm things up. Well the oven being on for over an hour probably helps too, LOL.

Lisa in Jax said...

They're predicting 27 as our low tonight. That is totally ridiculous!!! I do like the opportunity to make warmer comfort foods though. We didn't really eat them down in Miami so it is a nice change.lolol (Trying to find the good...lol)

De'Etta said...

I'm with you Lisa...the advantage to the terribly HOT summers is the mild winters and it is has been far to cold for two weeks now.....if it's going to be THIS cold we should at least have SNOW.

Lisa in Jax said...

This has been a big problem for us. Normally, we take the best time of year off from school and I've yet to find a "best" time. I may just have to choose a better time than now...lol