Saturday, September 26, 2020

2020 Week in Photos #37

 Well, it's bound to happen.  What?  A week without any photos!  Looking back, this is what our week "looked like":

Saturday - We worked on cleaning the garage but it is not done yet so I have no photos. 

Sunday - We watched football.  It was fun and relaxing but no photos!

Monday - School

Tuesday - School

Wednesday - School

Thursday - School

Friday - I went to the grocery store HA!

Josh did school every day.  Nate did not - he had a little bit of a rough week with not feeling well related to his surgery.  I "think" that as of last night he "might" be making a turn to feeling better.  I hope so!  

Sorry for a boring post - but sometimes, it's just real life (boring HA!) 

Friday, September 25, 2020

Weekly Menu

Now that school has started (and we aren't even into full swing as Nate is still off of school for his surgery) I think I might have to stop scheduling my posts HA!  You may have noticed a few blank ones pop up because I forgot to go in and add the info!  I like to schedule them so I don't forget what I want to post but then don't always have time to go back and write them!   

I did not follow last weeks plan very well. I made something new for dinner on Saturday (Hawaiian Chicken Sliders) and they were just ok.  Then, on Sunday we ended up having sandwiches for dinner because I didn't feel like cooking and on Monday, when I actually read the recipe, I realized that the Dan Dan Pork was a peanut butter sauce and we hate that HA!  Oh well.  I took what I had and made things we actually liked.  This week I'm sticking to some of the tried and true recipes that we love. 

Friday - We order out :-)  (or is it - we order in?)  

Saturday - BBQ Cups and Fries

Sunday - One of two things - I'm hoping to make my favorite enchilada recipe - Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas BUT it requires a certain soup that I'm not sure is back in the stores - if not, I'll just do Tacos.  

Monday - Chick-Fil-A Nuggets (homemade) and fries

Tuesday - Baked Ziti and Garlic Bread

Wednesday - Amish Baked Chicken, Noodles, and Broccoli

Thursday - Grammy's Swiss Steak, mashed potatoes, and green beans

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Birch Box #2

 I received my second "Birch Box" recently.  Yes, it was close to when I got the other one and the reason why is that they ship one when you first sign up and then beginning shipping around the 1st of the month no matter when you signed up.  

This months box is a super cute "drawer".  I'm trying to find a way to use this because it is just so awesome.  

It's always fun to open the little box and see what is inside. 

In this months box:

Starting in the back: 

1. Eyeko Brow Liner - I seldom use brow liner but tried this anyway.  It went on smooth and lasted all day.  It's not something I would specifically buy but I'll use it till it's gone. 

2. NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Clarifying Scalp Scrub -- I wasn't really impressed with this scrub.  I found it hard to work into my thick hair and feel it was really just a glorified shampoo.  I'll stick with my inexpensive shampoo. 

In the front:

3. Pai Love and Haight Avocado and Jojoba Hydrating Moisturizer - This I do not like at all.  I have pretty sensitive skin and it made my skin red and feel a little burn.  I also did  not like the smell.  

4. Oribe Matte Waves Texture Lotion -- I didn't think I would like this hair styling cream BUT, I was wrong.  It gave my curls lots of texture and made them more like ringlets then my normal curls.  I'm going to keep using it to see how it holds up.  Not sure I can justify the cost once it is gone but it might be nice to have for "dress up" HA! Plus, it smells amazing! 

5. Benefit Cosmetic's They're Real Lengthening Mascara -- To me, Mascara is Mascara.  This actually gets a "con" from me because it takes way to long to dry.  I ended up with eyelash prints under my eyes because it took so long.  I wouldn't buy it but it's nice getting a mascara in every box - it means I won't have to buy mascara for a while! 

6. Arrow Nourishing Lip Oil - This I absolutely love.  I put it on before bed and wake up with non-dry lips.  I am still debating whether I would buy more when this one is gone - but think that this one should last quite awhile. 

I also wanted to mention that from the last box - I finally tried everything. 

1.  I actually ordered a full size of the Beauty Protector Protect and Detangle.  I have found that this has done wonders for my hair/curls.  I spray it on my wet hair before brushing and I no longer feel like I'm ripping my hair out!  Plus it smells amazing and seems to really condition my hair. 

2. I really like the mascara but I probably wouldn't pay the price for it ($15.00) when I can get decent mascara at the store for $5.00

3.  I also really liked the perfume.  I found it for a better price on Amazon and am saving up my "fun" money to pick up a bottle. 

The other three things in the box are nice but not anything I would pay the price for but it is nice to have them as a "treat". 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Weekly Worship Tenth Avenue North - Worn (with lyrics)

I'm not sure if this is going to work . .. .I'll have to try and remember to check.  But it is a great song! 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

2020 Weekly Photos #36

 We had a pretty quite week! 

Saturday - We headed into town so Nate could get a Covid test.  No photos were allowed which is fine - it wasn't fun for him and hurt a lot.  We then went and got our favorite Tacos from Adobe and had planned to head to a park for a bit but it was raining so we ate in the car.  Everyone in the car got a good laugh because I ate my messy tacos leaning out the door . .. and there was enough cheese, lettuce, and meat laying on the ground to fill another taco HA!  When we got home we all just found something quiet to do and crashed a little.  I was fighting a migraine so I kicked pack in a chair and enjoyed the peacefulness of the house - it was quiet, a warm breeze was blowing through the window and my family was all home.  It was perfect.  

Sunday - I was still fighting a migraine, or at least the after effects of it, which means I was pretty wiped out.  We were all pretty quiet again and just enjoyed football.  

Monday - Our first official day of school. 

Tuesday - More School :-) 

Wednesday - Nate had surgery. 

Thursday and Friday - Recovery days.  I thought I would get some things done on my list but I did not.  Instead I enjoyed my book and even enjoying sitting outside in my swing and reading for the first time since June - before it got SUPER hot!  

Friday, September 18, 2020

Weekly Menu

 Last weeks menu got thrown off a little but that's ok.  :-)  I did pull chili out the freezer to use (it is nice to have things in the freezer to use!) one night and Darryl and I did eat out on Wednesday, the surgery day.  In case you were wondering, I still LOVE my new fridge.  It's awesome having food handy instead of stuffed in coolers or in the freezer in the basement!  This coming week will be quiet.  Nate will be recovering so he is eating popscicles.  We will stick close to home to avoid bringing any germs home so that he can stay healthy while he is healing too.  So with all of that said, here's the plan for the coming week. 

Friday - As is our tradition, we will order in dinner. 

Saturday - This week my mom is coming to our house for dinner so Nate doesn't have to travel :-)  On the Menu is 7 layered salad, Fries,  and Hawaiian Chicken Sliders 

Sunday - Simple Chicken and Snow Pea Stir Fry with Fried Rice and Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls w/ cinnamon butter,

Monday - Dan Dan Pork over Spaghetti Noodles and roasted cauliflower

Tuesday - Meatball Sub Casserole and Salad 

Wednesday - Slow Cooker Zuppa Tuscona and Bosco Bread sticks

Thursday - I'm writing tonight down as leftover night.  We will clean out the fridge. If there happens to be no leftovers, I have stuff for Spaghetti.  

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Tonsil Surgery!


Nate had his tonsils and adenoids removed on Wednesday.  This is the only photo he let me take and he probably wouldn't be thrilled that I was sharing it but it's the moment.

His surgery went great.  The nurses said he was their star patient and they adored him.  
He's super tough. 
He also gets car sick REALLY bad and couldn't take his medicine today so he was hurling on the way in the morning and hurling on the way home.  He stayed so calm through it all. 
His parents were starving when we left the surgery center and drove to our favorite Mexican place to get tacos for lunch (We didn't stop, we ate the messiest taco's ever while driving down the expressway!) Which might put us on the "worst parents ever" list. 

His pain level is a 10 as I'm writing this despite taking some strong meds but this kid never gripes or complains.  He has some tears but is so tough! 

He gets at least a week off of school even with homeschool - the doctor's actual orders.  
He's doing binge watching of his favorite shows. 
He's allowed to eat anything he wants - but doesn't feel much like eating yet. 

We are praying for no complications and quick healing.  
He actually has two full weeks with no activity to ensure proper healing and then he can finally get back to Tae Kwon Do.  

We are thankful for this time where we having nothing to do so he doesn't have to really "miss" anything. 

I'm thankful for super healthy kids which means this surgery was a first for this guy and, again, he is such a trooper!