So. It’s been awhile. I feel like every time I show up in this space lately I’m saying that…need to work on that and get back to posting regularly. Anyway, instead of trying to catch you all up at once about what’s been happening around here, I’m just gonna jump in where we’re at.
It’s May, can you believe it? I hardly can. The kids are almost done with school…May 31st is their last day. A new month usually means new goals for me (I like to set out to accomplish a few mini-goals each month…gives me something to shoot for), and I’ve declared May “No Eating Out Month.” Not that we eat out a TON, but every time I find myself zipping through the line at Chipotle or picking up a salad/sandwich combo from Panera, I’m always mad afterward. The food is rarely as good as I think it will/should be…especially for the price! Eating out is ex.pen.sive! When I think about all the things we could be doing with the extra, unnecessary spending we do on eating out, I get kinda riled up. So, no more. At least not for this month. There are other goals we’re aiming for with our money these days, and ya gotta prioritize, ya know? And I’ve come to realize that I like my Homebucks better than the real deal Starbucks anyway (Sacrilege to some, I know! But it’s what goes into the coffee that matters more to me than the coffee itself, and when I make it at home, I can put in whatever I want! And for much cheaper, I might add!). So of course, Starbucks is having half off Frappucinos later this month, I’m convinced just to spite me, but that’s ok. I can promise you I won’t be sad I didn’t have Starbucks once I’m on vacation! What about you guys…any goals for May? I love hearing what everyone is up to…totally inspires me!
My Homebucks in action…dulce de leche protein coffee and an extra gingery gingerbread muffin top…that did NOT cost me $7.60!
Holy cow, it’s been a crazy…uh, how long has it been since I posted last? Whatever it is, then answer is too long. The truth is that I am a terrible multitasker, and things have come up since the beginning of the year that have been taking up lots of my time. I’ll go into that in another post soon, but for now I just wanted to check in, say we’re all still alive over here in our corner of the world, and try and get back to some sort of more regular posting routine. Coming off of a week of crazy sickness of the stomach flu variety, my world is a bit discombobulated at the moment, but with warmer weather and sunshine this week, things will hopefully be back on track! What’s new with you? What have I missed during my hiatus from Internet land?
So, today is President’s Day. I have to admit, I didn’t know a lot about President’s Day, so I decided to do a little research and see what I could learn:
See, you never know what you’ll learn when you take the time to look something up! Anyway, I know it’s Weigh-in Monday. I know I haven’t posted a Weigh-in Monday in quite some time. I had been keeping up until last week and this week when I did not weigh. I know my weight is up. I don’t really want to talk about it at the moment. So let’s just move on for now, shall we? :) I’ll be back next Monday to give you the down and dirty. Promise.
I am not a Super Bowl person. I’ve never followed sports, although I do enjoy the occasional NCAA March Madness game, and I can probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve even attempted to watch the Super Bowl. Even for the commercials. Or the snacks. (For the record, I definitely prefer the snacks).
So, when one of The Bug’s friend’s family invited our family over for a Super Bowl party, and I saw these amazing cookies from Munchkin Munchies, I knew I wanted to make them and had the perfect excuse. Fast forward two days, and now everyone in our family as well as theirs is or has been sick this week, and our plans are off. At least we have some cute cookies to munch on! But I still won’t be watching the Super Bowl. :)
Happy Groundhog Day! According to both Ohio’s own Buckeye Chuck and the legendary Punxsutawney Phil, we’re in for an early spring. At least that’s what was reported this morning while snow swirled and temperatures hovered in the low teens at my house. My kids were super excited to see what the groundhog would predict, so we checked the interwebs first thing this morning to compare the rodent forecasts.
At our house, any holiday is the perfect occasion for cookies…especially cute rodent cookies with hearts!
I gotta say, I wasn’t as familiar with Chuck as I have been with Phil, and decided to do a little research on the whole bit. A few things I learned include:
No matter who does the predicting or what the prediction is, spring won’t officially be starting until March. Until then, I’m content to take a page out of Chuck and Phil’s book and stay wrapped up inside my cocoon of blankets and hibernate.