Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Not Cloris

You can't hear it but she's jamming to The Itsy Bitsy Spider. She's not Cloris Leachman but, well, that's OK.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Menu Monday

The economy, the government, my irritating family. Meh, let's focus on something that doesn't matter. Sticking my fingers in my ears *lalalala*

the usual here
hot cocoa &toast
coffee cake
a special treat of bacon and poptarts (store brand) on Thanksgiving

Sun-pasta & meatballs, spinach salad, garlic toast
Mon- ground turkey stroganoff, green beans, canned oranges
Tue-bbq sandwiches, corn, cole slaw
Wed-pizza, ice cream
Thur-All the treats
Fri-chili, cornbread
Sat-leftover buffet

Friday, November 21, 2008

This Week

Yuck! This was Tuesday and we had more this morning.

Guess who wants to go out too.

This one likes summer and opted to stay inside.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I Peed A Little

This is one of the funniest things I've read in a long time. Dh asked if I'd been hitting the flexaril. It's just that I remember the '70's and my mother's foray into Weight Watchers and I think I remember some of these foods.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Menu Plan

I actually made it to the grocery and did a big grocery stock up on Friday. All the goodies I have makes it harder to menu plan than my usual squeaking by with what I've got. Ok, tentatively

Sunday-Best Lasagna Ever (see Pioneer Woman Cooks), homemade garlic bread
Mon-venison meat loaf, potatoes, carrots, pumpkin pie
Tue-brats, macaroni&cheese, broccoli,grapes
Wed-chicken, rice, peas&carrots, oranges
Thur-hot dogs, pork&beans, corn, apple slices
Fri-pizza, relishes, ice cream
Sat-popcorn chicken, french fries, green beans, cookies

Saturday, November 15, 2008

For the 8th Year

Cub Scout food drive today-in the rain, the sleety rain, the very cold wet, wet rain. ~sigh~ We only collected about half what we did last year too. Times are not good, but please don't sit in front of your TV and refuse to answer your door. ~grump~
At least the boys learned that you keep your commitments, even if the weather stinks.

Monday, November 10, 2008

In a Different Time

he'd have been dumping tea in the harbor.

*note this was his own thing. I'm not sure how I raised a political child.

Friday, November 07, 2008


Today is the last decent fall day predicted. Yuck! So, feeling maudlin I'll yet again pull out one of my favorite poems.

Spring and Fall (1880) by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Margaret, are you grieving
Over Goldengrove unleaving?
Leaves, like the things of man, you
With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?
Ah! as the heart grows older
It will come to such sights colder
By and by, nor spare a sigh
Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;
And yet you will weep and know why.
Now no matter, child, the name:
Sorrow's springs are the same.
Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed
What heart heard of, ghosts guessed:
It is the blight man was born for,
It is Margaret you mourn for.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Meal Plan Monday


pumpkin pie
peanut butter toast

shepherds pie, carrots&peas
hot dogs,macaroni&cheese, green beans
roast, potatoes, carrots
chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, corn
beef pot pie
leftovers or grilled cheese