Keepin' it simple and relaxed Enough stress at work!

Keepin' it simple and relaxed Enough stress at work!
Trying to embrace my family and finding adventures like Perry does...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Summer is Here!

      I say this as I am sitting at work, 3rd week in a row after 11 hours of mind numbing activity. Is it really summer?  I really haven't noticed except the kids are all home, nothing getting done, and the hum of the A/C unit.  I did get my garden in but need to plant some seeds and do a little weeding. 

     So I have been doing the mean mom thing where I tell them to get up, keep the house clean.  No bombs exploding here and hiding.  No visitations till rooms are cleaned out of school year stuff and school clothes are washed and packed away.  If the mini mom didn't bother everyone then less would be getting done.  Mini mom has been cooking dinner the last past two nights, which is nice when coming through the door at 8. 

     So tonight I took it easy on her and did crock pot General Tso's Chicken.  and Baby Girl will make the rice this afternoon.  And Mini Mom and Outdoor Girl will be on visitation later today.  I try to encourage help with family to broaden their exposure of life.  It's helping.

     So still scheduled to work in the garden, do a little storage room clean out.  Maybe Friday night I tackle one of these.  Don't even want to look at the basement Outdoor Girl is still washing all clothes and repacking in bins for college in Fall.

Time To Clean Up the Family, Laundry  Craft Room     Let's get it done...


Menu Plan
  • Monday-  BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes, and fresh green beans 
  • Tuesday -  Burgers, macaroni and potato salad, roasted vegetables 
  • General Tso's Chicken with brown rice, watermelon
  • Thursday nite dinner Your on your own
  •  Friday nite dinner  crockpot version of BBQ and Honey sauce over onions then london broil for 4-5 hours.  and rolls
  •  Saturday- out
  •  Sunday -  Stuffed shells and salad  and me Veggie stir fry 

Lets keep moving without losing our sanity and enjoy the moments we do get!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring Ahead

How can I get up at 6:30 and begin my day if this snow keeps interfering?  My plan was to get up at 6-6:30 start breakfast prep go garden/plan until it becomes bright this way I don't wake anyone.  
Well defeated again. I instead stayed up late going through 4-5 bags of paperwork between work and home that had to be sorted and prioritized.  Completed unless I find more in the back room which has been the dumping ground the last 3 months. And now on call with getting staff into work early because of the snow.

On the menu this week is:

Mon- Brown rice lasagna bread and salad
(Yes something new we are trying since trying to convert family to GF they don't mind the GF pasta and easier on tummies)

Tues- Sweet and sour pork with stir fry veggies

Wed - Duck soup with GF rice and corn duckie pasta (found this at Walmart in De and Md)

Thurs- Stuffed cabbages in the crockpot with rye bread

Fri- Crab cakes with fries and lettuce wedges

Sat- Corned beef hash with cole slaw

Sun- Beef roast with pearl onions and baby carrots and potatoes in oven roaster 

Let's see if we can keep up this week!


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Order of the Universe

So it's been fourteen days without Supergirl.  Our first one we dropped off college to STAY.  Rather bittersweet, but the Universe dictates "Train up the child in the way they shall go." So off she goes to learn, then eventually earn a good job with a good pay, to support her life.

Wow, we shopped for a month, she packed for two weeks and it all fit in my xl suv.  Then came time to unpack so so grateful we didn't have the whole campus or it would be insane.  The rain worked with us and so did God.  Boss Man kept busy lugging but didn't organize it all.  He froze and left it to us --organizational challenged.

One trip to the store for different bins and bins for the common room. It all fit I am more amazed it I pulled us through.

She sends us pics of how clean it still is and the new vacuum she bought, and clean sheets.  Doing better than she did over summer at the beach house.

This Friday I get to pick her up and meet her friends. Family event bringing her home. Boss Man is happy!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Monday Menus (little late)



Just getting back up and running on my schedule after a mega busy weekend.  Weddings and family dinners, football games, and birthday parties.  Uggh. Not to mention my house.  So I got as much done as I could yesterday before running off to a community meeting.  So I'll have more time each night this week. 

So here it is;

Monday-   Creamed Dried Beef on Toast (me GF toast)  Buttered Baked Potatoes and Carrots.
Tuesday-   Grilled Marinated Orange Ginger Chicken  with grilled onion and pepper couscous
Wednesday-  CROCKPOT DAY Stuffed Pork Chops with a soy honey sauce  green beans
Thursday -   Beef Stir Fry      caramel ice cream pie (that my dd2 made and no one remembered)
Friday-  Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches 
Saturday-  On your Own  or Cheese steaks
Sunday -  Panfried pork chops with fresh apples sauteed in butter and roasted root veggies
                                                                     
I usually plan Friday nite or Saturday morning but didn't have the time.  So today, I will run to the store for a few things we are without like milk and flavored creamers. 

Next week I'll be doing soup again, still have a nice stash in the freezer for lunches or sick time. Still working on purging the freezers.  This week I will definitely be doing those inventories, freezer and pantry.  Lastmaking it work GFreehttp://orgjunkie.com/2013/10/menu-plan-monday-oct-713.html