Monday, March 17, 2014

Hodge Podge

So for any who are wondering, the meal planning is going great.  Last week Chris was winter camping in the Boundary Waters, and usually, without him, we eat cereal, and cereal, and maybe I'll get a pizza.  But since I already had the recipes and the food, nice healthy meals we ate.  I kind of felt like super mom because I didn't fall apart mentally being on my own with the 5 for so long, and they ate good, and I taught Owen his school and the littles learned the letter O.  Someone give me a medal!

On to other miscellaneous items for the day.

Currently reading The Space Trilogy, by CS Lewis.

I'm not very far into it, but I really like it already.  Also, I love the name Ransom, who is the main character.  I tried to convince Truitt that I was going to call him Armondo one day.  He kind of freaked out and kept repeating that his name was Truitt Rex Nelson.  But maybe I will see if he will let me call him Ransom...

After traveling to NYC last April and rediscovering Dunkin Donuts and how amazingly awesome it is and then being utterly sad when coming home and realizing there isn't anymore in my state, I have been missing their awesome coffee (so much better and cheaper than any other store, I promise!).  Then we traveled to Florida in January, where much to my delight there was a Dunkin Donuts on every corner.  I was in heaven.  Where am I going with this?  Two weeks ago in the grocery store I discovered they had a creamer.  I immediately bought the Extra Creamy Extra Sweet on the spot.  And now I have gone through 3 bottles of it.  Run and get your self some to match the coffee you can buy in stores.

And finally, frantically trying to finish Ava's room in time for her birthday this weekend.  This involves painting a dresser pink, in the kitchen no less.  Don't try it.  Stick to painting outside when the weather is warm enough if you can.

Did you know that if you pinterest something along the lines of "free art" you will get tons of amazing stuff that you can print at home?  Totally loving it for art for Ava's room.
I hopefully should have something posted on Friday when it is looking mostly put together.  We finally ordered the gold dots for the walls off amazon.  Crossing my fingers they will get here in time.

Actually, Ava doesn't even know she's getting the whole room done.  She does know about the dresser because it's kind of hard to hide the fact that I took it out of her room and dumped all the clothes onto her bed, not to mention that it is now sitting in the kitchen after 3 days of various things to finish it.  But I am going to pull it all together on Friday so when she comes home with a couple of friends she will freak out!  In a good way.  Or at least I hope so!

And the grand finale is that we will be above freezing every day this week!  Finally!


  1. Have you heard that Dunkin' Donuts is opening a bunch of stores in MN?

    Also, I really liked the first book of the CS Lewis Space Trilogy. I got about half way through the second one before losing interest/getting too busy to finish it and then forgetting I was reading it in the first place. I can't wait to hear what you think when you finish the whole thing!

    1. You literally just made my day about Dunkin' Donuts!