Monday, January 31, 2011

The Perfect Storm

I made my trip to the store today to make sure we had milk, bread, fresh fruit and beer in the house to ride out the storm. You need to make everyone happy. I already have several bottles of wine so I should be OK. Meijer was like a war zone.  Cars were parked out to the road like it was two days until Christmas and the same number of shoppers in the store, but not enough cashiers.  You would think that us Michigan folks had never seen snow.  I think the reason everyone was in the store is because no one eats at home anymore.  Most people hit the drive thru or curbside pick-up these days. It is so sad to me that many families don't sit down at the table and talk every night or have a family breakfast. Now we sit and wait with baited breath as the meteorologist tweaks the forecast every couple of hours and tells us this is the Perfect Storm.  I hate to admit it, but I love the anticipation of the storm and the family time it gives. I'm actually excited that my husband is using a leftover vacation day from 2010 and secretly hoping for two snow days for the girls and two feet of snow. Only 24 hours left until it starts!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

It happens every two weeks on Thursday morning and I am desperately trying to avoid IT. What is IT? IT is Sal the Schwann's delivery man. Over the summer this sweet gentleman came to the door leaving us with a bag full of ice cream samples and a Schwann's catalog. My daughters thought this gentleman was the answer to their prayers. I of course felt guilty after eating the samples and would order something every two weeks when Sal came knocking at the door. I have created a monster that won't take NO for an answer. I having been on the lamb on Thursday's for the past few weeks to avoid Sal and save money. Having worked in sales, I understand he is trying to make a living, but I really do not need to spend $6.99 on a bag of frozen green beans that I can purchase at Meijer for $1.00. That old public service announcement, "Just say NO to drugs" keeps echoing in my head, if only I could say NO to Sal. Looks like I will be at my Yoga class this morning.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I'm Bored

I've completed one of my New Year's Resolutions and it is still January! I have cleaned and organized everything in this house and now I'm saying the words that cause any mother to cringe... I'm bored. What should I do next? Hmmmm...let's try and figure out this blog thing. I am not tech savy so this has been a challenge to say the least. Today I attempted to set up ads. We will see if I was successful since I can not click on them. I need to plan dinner for tonight and make some lunch box treats for the ones I love. I am thinking Jambalya and Snickerdoodles are on the agenda. I promise to post recipes after I get the hang of this. By the way, I'm still working on the exercise and healthy living resolutions. I'll keep you posted on those.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Just Do It

After much encouragement from my family and friends, I am starting a blog. I'm not sure anyone really cares what I have to say, but I feel it is a better use of my time than watching reruns of Sex and the City on cable. My goal is to share my love of entertaining and all things domestic. I'm still trying to figure out this blog thing so please be patient with me as I learn.