Hi Sweets! I have been domesticating it up, diva style this weekend!
I have some questions for you before sharing my domesticities. And then a Menu Monday-it's been awhile, no??
*When you have something to ship, how do you ship it? I have been going to a UPS store for convenience, but it is costing me an arm and a leg. I ship a lot. So, do share how you do this.
*Where can I get zip up PJ's for Emma? I used to get them from Walmart, but they are no more. It is so hard to wrangle a 9 month old into button up PJ's-those should all be banned!
*How do you cut your cantaloupe? I am having major issues with this. :D I go through about 2 cantaloupes per week, and I am OVER trying to find the fastest/best way to cut them.
Moving on-yesterday was a super fun day-for me! :D After I recovered from a bit too much girl's night fun on Friday (PTL that Emma slept until 9:30-I know!) we were off to run some errands. I had to get some last minute tidbits for my bestie's baby shower that is next weekend. Sidenote: it is soooo hard for me to reign it in at Babies-R-Us-I always end up getting like 3-4 things for Emma every time I go for someone else.
Next, I went to Ann Taylor to get a shower outfit. Ladies, I flipping bought a size 8 in some pants and skirts! Holy crap! This is huge! And a medium in shirts! I am still like, "Are you sure this is my size???" Hubby went with me and was my critiquer. I got several pieces that I can wear to work and a really cute shower outfit-white lined pants and a ruffle tank. Love. Anyway, that afternoon we had a professional photo shoot for Emma-it was hilarious and fun. Girlfriend changed clothes 4 times! We got a ton of precious shots, and I can't wait for the photographer to give us the CD and prints! Yay!
Later, we went to eat Mexican and celebrate that ALL of my kids passed ALL SECTIONS of the state standardized testing. What a relief!
Today has been spent with washing six, yes six, loads of clothing and sheets, vacuuming (yay for vacuum lines, right K :D), folding said clothes, grocery shopping, and preparing foodstuffs for the upcoming week and tonight's dinner. I just cut 2 cantaloupes, 6 kiwis, and 2 pints of strawberries. I also made homemade salsa for tonight's fajitas, cooked the chicken for the fajitas, and cut the onions and pepper for fajitas. FAJITAS anyone? Dang, I haven't used that word so much in my whole life.
Emma and I also went to return some shorts to Old Navy (that are too big! :D) and I got two cute maxi dress things-I have never bought things like this before. I tell ya, losing weight is so good for your mind and body, but so bad for the bank account. I am wanting to buy soooo many things because stuff fits and looks cute!
Hubby has cut the front and back yard, and is preparing to give our eczema covered hound dog a bath-I will have to take a picture and show you his nastiness. It is sad really. His whole back is COVERED in spots-he looks like a leopard. But, if you look at them closely, they are peeling and nasty and flaky. It is super gross. The vet has prescribed him some shampoo that has to sit on his back for fifteen minutes. Do tell, how do you get a dog with shampoo on his back to chill for fifteen minutes?
Woah, we are super busy round these parts! Now, for a menu.
Sunday-chicken fajitas with onions, peppers, and corn, served with chips and homemade salsa
Monday-WW spaghetti with asparagus and turkey sausage, served with sweet corn
Tuesday-crockpot chicken stroganoff served with salad
Wednesday-the usual standby: turkey burgers served with broccoli and baked Lays
Thursday-baked chicken served with WW stir fry veggies and low fat mac-n-cheese
Friday-leaving town in the AM for Nashvegas with other bestie for said bestie's shower! Super excited-no work that day!!!
Weekend-commence fun with best hoochies from college! Cannot wait to see you all: Em, Laura, Nicole, Cory! Yay to the Yay!
Updates are sure to follow.
So, if you have any advice on my asterisked questions, please share. Also, if you want a recipe, just ask! I hope you all have had a fun, relaxing, productive weekend!