My Crazy Little Life

ramblings of a crazy woman living her sometimes crazy life with her little family, in their little home, in a little town, in the BIG state of Texas

Archive for March, 2009

Project Overload

Posted by mycrazylittlelife on 03/26/2009

Sometimes it feels like everything happens at once. I’m just so thankful we’ve been able to get these projects done before the summer heat takes over.

For starters, we (using the term ‘we’ very loosely here) replaced our field lines and converted our system to aerobic. I’ll just let you absorb that for a moment. Yeah. So, it was costly, but certainly not as costly as having a new system installed. ‘We’  also replaced the shower in the kids bathroom. The original tub/shower was very odd. There was a ‘ceiling’ to it (think travel trailer! Srsly.) and the tub so slanted and tall that it made getting in and out dangerous for my Grandmother that lived with us. More on that in a minute. Anyway, the new shower and saftey precautions were, of course,  more expensive and time consuming than anticipated! ‘We’ still need to add trim and then I will post pictures.

About my Grandmother: She is originally from east Texas. She had lived between east Texas and my parents home in Houston since my grandfather passed away 12 years ago. When my mother died two years ago, she came to live with us. She had been alternating her time between our home and her hometown.  However, at 75 her health is quickly deteriorating and her cardiologist recommended she not be leaving town longer than two weeks. She didn’t care for his ‘recommendation’ and made the decision to live there instead of here. She’s sassy and rebellious when she’s mad! I have very mixed feeling about this, but ultimately I do think it is best for all of us. I certainly wish she had made that decision BEFORE we replaced the shower…but I digress. It is what it is. So…we moved her back to her hometown. 

Which leads me to another project! It’s neverending around here, I tell ya!  We built a bedroom in our ‘den’ (converted garage) for our son, giving his room to my Grandmother. So, upon her moving, he got his old room back and now I have an office/craft room. I’m trying to make the kids call it my ‘art studio’ because that sounds more prestigious and I’m all about prestige, you know. They just laugh. Anyway, we are setting up that room for craft projects. And my art. Hopefully it will be done soon then I will just need to decorate it. Can’t wait for that part!

Lest you think we are slackers, we’ve also planted our garden. It will be much smaller than previous years, but plenty for us. The kids are really excited about it and my daughter has been checking for sprouts daily. She knows that we won’t see any for another week…but still she checks. Teens can be so cute!

In summary….we’ve done a lot of stuff around here and we are broke because of it. What have you been up to, Internets?

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Posted by mycrazylittlelife on 03/23/2009

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Last week was crazy! I completely skipped posting my menu plan because I wasn’t sure we would actually use it. Turns out, we didn’t! I think we only used 3 out of 6 evening meals I had listed. Anyway, there have been lots of changes around our house…most all for the better. 🙂 Since I will be busy again this week to, there are a few ‘planned-over’ meals happening.

~breakfasts~ oatmeal X2, cold cereal, egg ‘mcmuffins’, eggs in a nest. All served with milk and a fruit or oj.

~lunches~ leftovers, black bean burritos, grilled cheese sandwiches, Ramen noodles, chef salads.

~dinners~
chicken and dumplings, salad

ham (leftover from the weekend), black-eyed peas & cornbread

turkey chili and leftover cornbread, carrots

Frito pie using leftover chili, salad

chicken salad sandwiches, chips and fruit

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Posted by mycrazylittlelife on 03/08/2009

Wow! Is it Monday again already? We’ve had another busy week around here. Sometimes the new week sneaks up on me! My menu is short a few meals because we have plans for the weekend…a plan that doesn’t include me cooking. That’s a nice treat!

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~breakfasts~ shredded wheat with sliced bananas, grits and eggs, egg ‘mcmuffins’, oatmeal = all served with fruits, oj, milk

~lunches~ leftovers (trying to clean out the fridge), grilled cheese sandwiches & tomato soup, chef salad, chicken & black bean nachos

~dinners~
chicken enchiladas (from the freezer, karate night), Spanish rice
pinto beans with sausage over rice, side salad
chicken and dumplings, salad
chili & cheese coneys with fries, fruit salad

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Posted by mycrazylittlelife on 03/02/2009

Last week got a little crazy toward the end as we were trying to finish up the shower project and start a new one. Fortunately, there were plenty of leftovers and other simple ‘meals’, preventing us from visiting a drive-thru! Yea! This week will also be busy, so I’m going to keep it simple.

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~breakfasts~ Farmer’s breakfast casserole, eggs in a nest, pancakes (from the freezer) oatmeal x2, cereal. Fruits/yogurt/OJ

~dinners~ leftovers, personal pizzas, Ramen noodles, salads, tuna on crackers, sandwiches

~suppers~
BBQ Ribs, baked beans, potato salad cole slaw
crawfish etouffee, salad, hush puppies
meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans
crockpot minestrone, french bread, salad
fish sticks, mac & cheese, english peas
*leftovers*

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I wish you all a very blessed week!

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