Monday, September 19, 2011


i was thinking of all the things i could be doing....

1. put away clothes
2. organize my closet (sadly it's back to it's usual state)
3. make baby gifts
4. go thru clothes to donate
5. find new recipes
6. cleaning

but instead, i put the baby down for a nap, got dinner together in the crock pot, and am wasting a lot of time on the computer enjoying the quiet house. oh well. i'm fine with it.

i'm really obsessed with the peanut butter cups from costco. i know they are not very green. we are not supposed to put anything in the kids lunches with a bar code on it, but these are just so great. they can use them with cut up celery, pretzels, apple slices, their little fingers, graham crackers... so many options and such a healthy snack :)

we recently watched this documentary. it was pretty interesting. i'm not vegan now or anything, but i appreciated the angle. it was medically driven, not trying to gross me out of eating meat ever again. but it did make me want to cut my family's meat consumption down and increase veggies. i really want to learn to make more bean and rice dishes. streaming netflix yo.

i accidentally bought these almonds at whole foods. i meant to buy the "regular" almonds but as you can see, these did not have a price on them and i thought they were the regular ones. however there are like 10 different kinds of almonds there so who knows. apparently these were $12.99 a pound. there was a line behind us and we needed to go, so we bought them anyway. we griped the whole way out of the store, thru the parking lot and into the car. we even mocked the almonds as we opened up the bag and put them in our mouths.

they were delicious.

i will pay the $12.99 a pound again. and can't wait to do so. not sure why they are so good, but they are. i wish you could've heard paul going on and on and on and on about how good they are and how he now understands almond extract and how these almonds tasted just like it.
this is little D's favorite book to take to school. an old college book. she has all kinds of construction paper book marks in it tagging pages that strike her fancy. she says she is not going to bring it as much anymore because the big kids told her that she is not supposed to have so many things to show and tell. i found out where all those kids lived and tee-peed their houses.
this is a common sight. that little baby just helps himself to whatever he wants. he's eating an apple while testing out how securely those lights are attached to the ceiling.

the big hype around our house these days is once again fish. we tried beta fish this time. crossing our fingers that they are a little more "hardy".

these two want to fight. i kinda want to see what would happen if i put them in the same bowl, but i don't wanna get arrested or anything. and i certainly don't want to be on the news for fish abuse or fish fighting.
there they all are.

ogg, sparky, romeo and shaina (she insists it's a girl and we just go with it)
i came across this pic from our trip to indy this summer. i like it. a lot. i like indy. a lot. my mom and my daughter and my bro and his family are headed there in a few weeks. it's S's first solo trip on a plane. she'll be with my mom. but still. she really wanted to go and paid for the ticket with her own money. ( her greenergy money) it will be fall there and i'm super jealous.


Love, Mindy said...

c would love that book! (see, they are meant to be!) and, i'm so glad you get to experience the joys of little boys!!! i love that picture of you and those two babies.

Peace and Love said...

I want to taste those almonds; Maybe those two fish "like" eachuddha; can't wait to take S on her first solo trip! Indiana will be gohjus!