Good Morning Mamas!
I have been so busy around here I havent had time to post. I had a huge post typed out for you last week, but of course as I hit the send button my puter went wonky and lost it all...
I've been reading the thread though. I'm so glad to have all of you and have learned so much already! Its so great to have this support. I especially liked the site for free antivirus, and learning about potatos/ onions, and now the textbook website!! THANKS mamas!
Dh starts community college today! This is his first time at college. I told him the books would be crazy amounts, so I will have to show him that site. He applied to school so late in the summer that we may not get any financial aid for this semester. But he also has his new job, and is doing well so far, so we'll hopefully make it through.
I am counting down the days until school starts for the kids next tuesday. I think we've had enough bonding time this summer and they're getting bored, and making me crazy! I have a pizza party planned tomorrow w/ my local mamas group, since I get 50% off of pizza where I work, and all the families are going to contribute $4 each. I will have to mow the lawn today b/c it will be in the back yard. Of course I just mowed it a few days ago, but the rain and sun are crazy around here and it just grows so fast!
Last week I put a bunch of our waldorf toys up for sale and sold all of them in a day.. I made like $350! But now the fun part of collecting $ from 5 or 6 mamas and having them actually come and pick up everything. Yesterday I had one cancel and one not show up when she said she would. We'll get it figured out though, but I'm hoping they all come pick up sooner rather then later.
I've had a few days off this week (4) which was tricky, but I did tell the manager to give me some time to work out this new schedule w/ dh (we only have one car). But he tried to squish a bunch of hours in for me this wknd.. so saturday I have a 10 hr. shift.
Transformed, if you need quick easy to make meals at home, there are all kinds of prepared foods, which may not be healthiest, but really help when you just can't cook. Of course there are tons of meals in the frozen section, and you can always pair them with some premixed salad bags. For salads you can get alot of things already cut up like carrots and peppers to add to it, or some cheese chunks. Spaghetti is also a quick meal, and we always have a bag of meatballs in the freezer that you can just heat up in the oven.
Another super quick meal we like is cut up some hot dogs and cook them in the pan, then through in a can of baked beans. Eggs are great quick meals too; through on a pot of water during the day and you'll have hard boiled eggs for snacks, or make egg sandwiches or breakfast burritos. There are lots of soups you can get too. I like to get the organic box kinds, especially butternut squash, then I add some cayenne and turmeric, garlic powder, and a dash of cream cheese. I agree that snacks are the way to go especially w/ kids. I try for healthy snacks most of the time. We cut up apples /w PB. Carrots and cukes w/ salad dressing or hummus, cheese sticks, PB and J cracker sandwiches, nuts, granola bars, that kind of thing.
Hope everyone is doing well!