Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thoughts Thoughts Thoughts

Do you ever have thoughts that go unanswered, unattended to, and unheard?  Yeah, me too.  Good thing I have a blog!

I used to plan a weekly menu of dinners, but lately, it's been... it's 3 PM ... SHOOT!, what to make for dinner?!  Ugh.  I wish I could go back to planning a weekly menu but let's face it... I'm pretty lazy lately focusing my free time and energy on my work product.  And, I've come to realize that me planning a menu for a week means a lot of grocery shopping and a lot of exceeding our budget, whereas cooking with what I gots has resulted in cost savings galore and trimming down that canned good cabinet of ours.  Too bad my freezer continues to loose room as I do this at Costco: a massive bag of ORGANIC sweet peas for $5.68 or a small bag from Wal-Mart for $1.99?!  a ginormous bag of frozen pineapple chunks for $5.99 or a small bag from Trader Joe's for $3.99?!  Need I say more?  Our freezer is dying for more space.

I always wonder who orders things from Pottery Barn Kids.  What kid really needs a $200 vintage airplane to ride on or a $200 digital scroreboard?! But then I look at the description for a life size Christmas tree advent calendar with pockets - stitched to look homemade - and I actually think, for $69 (FREE shipping on all orders today except furniture! - go buy something expensive at Pottery Barn Kids) and for something that would take me more than 2 hours (to search for the supplies and to sit down and make it - which I'm not even sure I'm capable of doing), I actually thought - that's a really good deal and completely worth the time I would expend to attempt to make it, and so I proceeded to fold the corner of the catalog that I am consistently shocked at receiving since the prices are beyond belief, and have since ordered my Christmas advent calendar!  And come to think of it, that really expensive $100 buck Pottery Barn chair that was a gift from my cousins upon Jordan's birth, is probably one item Jordan plays with, jumps on, or sits in, EVERY SINGLE DAY.  Depreciate it, it's worth a lot.  I think my goal is to buy a LOT of Christmas stuff this year so that our family will get the most out of it for the next 20 something years.  That means careful consideration of what's out there now, and a lot of December 26th shopping for the leftover stuff. 

I used to think parents who let their kids play with iPads were idiots.  And then I got a free iPad from work (our 2011 Christmas bonus you could say), put it into a thick and ugly gray case, and eventually acquiesced and gave it to my son to play with.  At 18 months, he knows how to unlock the screen and find his game apps and just recently threw his tiny plastic water gun at it, creating our first official scratch on the expensive and coveted iPad.  Parents who let their kids play with their iPads are indeed idiots, just take it from this idiot.  But this just in - there's a "kid mode" you can go to!  Yeah, that mode wouldn't have kept our iPad from the long diagonal water gun slash, but hey, at least he's okay, right?  At least it was safe enough that it didn't shatter and hit us both in the face.  And, there are more important things.  Like my iPhone which he has not thrown anything at quite yet.

And most importantly, it's Election Time!  Regardless of who you vote for, go out and VOTE!  VOTE VOTE VOTE!  The downside to voting in small town Washington where it's all by ballots in the mail?  No "I voted" stickers.  For shame small town Washington, for shame!

1 comment:

Heather said...

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