• "life"

    Two Days

    For two days now, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to put on the kids socks, shoes, coats, gloves, and hats.  Every couple of hours, they want to go outside again and I repeat the whole process for each one.  To keep it all dry, I am throwing everything into the dryer between each outing.  It’s one of the downfalls to getting snow in the south; it melts as quickly as it fell.  The kids know they have to soak it up while they can, hence the constant in and out. Other than that, I am delighted to see the white stuff on the ground, even if…

  • Uncategorized

    Weekly Menu || Vol.007

    If only it were really strawberry season!  One can dream… This week for dinner!  Finally got my list made, albeit, later than I intended.  No sweat off my back though. MON:  Amy’s canned chili and cornbread TUES:  Tofu ricotta stuffed manicotti and salad WED:  Sweet potato rice casserole THURS:  Twice baked potatoes, cauliflower wings and corn FRI:  Soy fish tacos with chips and salsa SAT:  Baked ravioli with salad SUN:  Day off; we’re eating out!  

  • "Book Reviews"

    Disappointing Books of 2015

    I want to preface by saying that I don’t think any of these books are inherently bad.  They are ALL well written or they obviously wouldn’t have been published.  Really, it is about the high expectations I set for each book and feeling that the books were flat, confusing, or predictable. The Wicked And The Divine There is a lot of hype around this graphic novel series and I totally had high expectations for it because of that.  My reasons for disliking this book is simple: I couldn’t follow the plot.  It is confusing from the first page and I could never really figure out what is happening.  I gave…

  • weekly menu

    Weekly Menu || Vol.006

    I almost didn’t make it today with my list.  I was distracted all of yesterday and plain busy today with unexpected errands.  But I needed to make a list, even if I can’t make it to the store for shopping tonight like I usually do, because if I didn’t, it would make tomorrow that more exhausting. MON:  Calzones with a green salad TUES:  Veggie tacos with Tex-mex salad and rice WED:  Maple glazed carrots, lentils w/potatoes, stuffing THURS: Vegetable stew with toasted bread (The temps will finally drop a little!) FRI:  Twice baked potatoes with chili SAT: Mushroom risotto (dairy free) with vegetables SUN: Meatless meatball subs with olives and…

  • weekly menu

    Weekly Menu || Vol.005

    Whaaat?  I can’t believe this will be two weeks in a row that I’m posting our weekly menu.  I’ll have to pat myself on the back for hitting a goal.  Or at least progressing in my goal. The theme of this week is the same as last week.  Simplicity.  MON: Vegetarian Chili with Cornbread TUES:  Fettuccine with Avocado Sauce and Salad WED: Tortilla Soup and Rice (From Bridget’s menu) THURS: Pizza Night! FRI:  Pancakes or some sort of breakfast food. SAT:  Vegan Sloppy Joe’s and vegetables (I didn’t make this last week like I planned so I’m moving it forward to this week.) SUN: Potato Soup with Grilled Sandwiches After…