Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Life Stuff (*UPDATED at bottom of post*)

I know it's surprising (insert extreme sarcasm), but I really can't think of anything very substantive to blog about.


Probably because I've been home with a pinkalicious girl. She saw the doc yesterday and she does in fact have pink-eye. It has now progressed to both eyes and she's on an antibiotic. I'm not a fan of antibiotics and this particular child has already reached what should be her lifetime max of them, but I do think it was necessary this time. She likes being home with me. I like having her here too, but I really don't think I can watch the Chrissa (American Girl) movie with her again today. It's great, but I've seen it four times since Sunday. 


While she's watching the movie, I think I'm going to do some menu-planning. I enjoy the planning much more than the shopping! I don't know if ya'll know this--or if you even care--but I plan my menus two weeks at a time and since the first of the year I've been posting them on my recipe blog.


Yesterday when I was at the grocery store picking up Abbey's prescriptions, I grabbed some veggies for salad. I ended up with these cherub tomatoes. I don't usually buy this kind because they're pricey but yesterday they were on sale and OH MY GOSH. They are so good and sweet. I almost ate the entire container. Have you had them? They are SO worth the price. So worth it. I'm thinking of going back and getting some more this afternoon.


Speaking of food (because I seem to be on a food roll here), I really REALLY want to try Whimzie's White Chocolate Popcorn Crack. The sooner the better. Sounds like the perfect treat for this sweet/salty girl! Maybe I could add some green food coloring and make it a St. Patrick's Day treat. (Some dear friends plan a St. Patrick's Day meal where everything on their plate is green--except the corned beef. We joined them for their dinner a couple of years ago and our kids thought it was the grandest thing. They especially loved the green rice krispie treats I made for dessert!)


I'm still counting down--3 more days of school until Spring Break. I think I'm going to make it, but this week is feeling very full. VERY full. I've got everything I need to do and everywhere the kids and I need to be written down, but I'm still feeling like I'm going to forget something. 


I don't think I've mentioned my trip next week. John has to do some work-related travel and he asked if I'd like to go with him. (Well okay honey, twist my arm.) So the two of us are going to a fabulous city that I've always wanted to visit. Wanna guess where? (If I've told you, you're not allowed to guess...and ahem, YOU know who you are!) 


That's more than enough rambling for now. Maybe I'll have something exciting to talk about soon. Maybe. Maybe not. 

*UPDATE: I made the white chocolate popcorn a little while ago. It is YUM-O! And I LOVED Janna's St. Patrick's Day craft/dinner ideas!

20 comments:

whimzie@Snoodlings said...

I thought about dyeing it green, too, but then didn't. Tell me how that worked if you decided to do it.

I want to guess the city: Las Vegas? New York? Boston? Please, oh please, let it be Boston!!

Mary said...

Let's see....San Francisco? I would love to go there but that would be one really long plane ride.

As for those cherry tomatoes? They were $3.99 per container here in Southern Indiana. I had them in my hand and then chose the other carton that was 2/$3. Next time I'll splurge on the good ones now that I know they're worth it.

Carpoolqueen said...

I'm not going to guess cuz I know and I'm jealous. And I agree on the tomatoes. And Whimzie's Crack Popcorn.

I now work for the company that makes the pink antibiotic my kids consumed in mass quantities. I think we bought it by the 50 gallon drum.

Tiffani said...

My lips are sealed on the subject of the city.

I'll have to try the recipes and I agree I love planning far more than the shopping since my shopping entails (usually) having both children with me.

Tonight it's meatloaf.

I loved John's post today, btw.

Hope Abbey feels better soon (it makes my eyes water to just type about it) and JuJu would LOVE that movie!!

I'm headed out after school to Kohl's for a return and JCPenney's to look for a wedding outfit for CB...I have my card from Bux in case of an emergency ;)...

Angie said...

Thanks for the Whimzie's White Chocolate Popcorn Crack tip! I'm going to try it later.

Are you going to... Victoria? That's a fabulous city. Or maybe Charleston? Austin? I know! ERIE.

Lauren Kelly said...

Okay, the suspense is killing me; I want to know where you’re going, haha!! Happy St. Patty’s Day!!!

Cathy said...

I DEFINITELY think it should be a city in oh, let's see, OREGON:) ...but I really have no clue. Wherever it it, I'm glad you get to go and I hope you have a wonderful time!

And I don't like tomatoes, but I just bought some of those too (on sale) and my hubby really liked them and I even ate them mixed up in the guacamole I made (I'm weird like that).

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

No one has guess so far...

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I meant that to say that no one has guessed correctly so far...

Trish said...

Please say Portland, OR!!!

Then please say that when you get here you'll meet me for tea or lunch one day!

Gretchen said...

The Leprechaun has already been busy at our house. Makes me tired just thinking of how early he must've gotten up...

Hope Miss A. feels better soon. And that you don't become pinkalicious. Not that it isn't my favorite color, but...eewwww.

Sure hope you have a fab trip.

I'll have to look up Whimzie's crackcorn. Like I need another treat to eat. But still... Just to be supportive, right?? wink.

Kellie said...

I'm with you on the Chrissa movie, I haven't seen it four times, but it was hard to watch once. I loved it, but I had such a hard time dealing with the content, I wanted revenge. I just couldn't handle the cruelty!

I am so sorry I looked at that link for the white chocolate popcorn stuff. Sounds divine. Gonna have to make some.

I am so excited that you are getting to go on a trip with John. Selfishly, I would love it if you were coming out this way, but for you I am gonna guess Maui, because if a girls gonna guess, she should guess BIG!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

We're on spring break now and, well, I kinda wish we weren't. The mommies of preschoolers DON'T need a break - ha!!

Rice krispies are one of my favorites and yes, I'm almost 29.

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

I gotta try that popcorn. We haven't seen that movie yet. I need to get it, though.

Kellie said...

I thought for sure your update was going to tell us where you get to go this weekend...are you going to Atlanta?

Shanda said...

Seattle? Home of great coffee, Gretchen & more...

I love your recipe blog!! Thank you for linking it.

Amber said...

I was totally going to guess NYC, but then you said that wasn't right.

Um....are you going to New Orleans?

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

VERY sad to hear Boston isn't the right answer. But anywhere in New England would be great!! :)

Puva said...

Not sure why, but the first city that came to mind was Atlantic City. Haha, I really don't know much about the cities in the US!

Gina said...

Um, I think Trish meant Kotzabue, AK.

I LOVE THOSE TOMATOES! And I never share.