October 13, 2008

It's all just sort of getting away from me....

I must have blinked.


That's the only way to really explain how things have been happening around here. It's gotta be all the blinking...


I blinked and it went from Thursday to Monday and I haven't blogged in between.


I blinked and it became much colder here. We went from using the a/c to using the heater in a week's time.


We had two birthday parties, a football game and my usual shopping trip to keep us busy this weekend. I planned my menu for the week which, by the way, saves so much time and creative effort when it comes to cooking dinner every night. I shopped from my list and our house is stocked up for the week. I was only able to use one coupon for Italian Sausage on this trip, but at least it's something I'll actually use. Most of the coupons I cut are for 'just in case.' I spent $26.00 at Target getting dishwashing detergent, toilet paper and snacks for 5YO's kindergarten class. At least $15.00 of that was the snacks!!! I'm just glad it's only once a month or so, but I'll try to adjust my money so I don't have to take it out of the usual grocery fund.


At the grocery store, I spent $101.02. That's not too bad, considering I bought cereal and four gallons of milk and all the stuff to make lunches and dinners for 5 people for the next week. We are having ground beef in two dinners, ground turkey in one and chicken in the rest. And meat is not cheap! PB&J sandwiches will just not do for my family, they like ham and cheese and turkey and cheese sandwiches in their lunches. I always save 30 cents on each shopping trip by using the resusable bags from their store, so that helps too.


Once I got home, I unloaded the car and started to put everything away. I pulled the two loaves of bread out of the bags and set them on the counter in the kitchen while I put the rest of the stuff away. We already had a full loaf in the house and the two new ones were to go straight to the freezer. I walked d0wn the hall to put the toilet paper away and came back to find Lily sitting on the kitchen floor and staring up at the counter. STUPID SOCCER was on the counter EATING MY BREAD!!! I've never seen a cat so crazy about bread before. He's definitely a carb-lover!


He used to just attack our bread at night. So, we started keeping it in the toaster oven or the microwave instead of out on the kitchen counter. Now, he is getting bolder and makes his move in broad daylight, sort of like an experienced serial killer or a really hungry coyote.


What am I to do with such a stupid cat??? Nothing is sacred and he is quick. He just tears right through the bag and starts devouring the bread. I had to throw a good chunk of bread away after pulling it all apart to see what he had gotten to. That bread wasn't even on the counter five minutes before his attack. I think he was planning it all along.


Stupd cat.


I think I might say that too often around here....


Well, I am off to organize. My neighbor called one of the donation places to pick up a bunch of stuff from her house and she told them that I had a pickup too. I do have some stuff together, but there is a lot more to be gone through. We are skipping the library for the second week in a row because there is just too much to do around here and I don't need any more distractions.


DID I JUST SAY THAT??? IN MY BLOG???? THE ONE I'M TYPING WHEN I SHOULD BE DOING OTHER THINGS??? THE ONE THAT I'M TYPING WHILE 2YO IS TEMPORARILY BEING COMPLIANT BY WATCHING 'Max and Ruby' FOR THE FIFTH TIME ON DEMAND???? My window to get things done is steadily closing right before my eyes.


But a nap sure does sound good too, you know? I think 2YO agrees with me, as she's settling in the floor with her 'nigh-night' and starting to kick her leg, which she does when she's falling asleep. David and 5YO do the same thing when they're falling asleep. I swear, if those two could have a 5 o'clock shadow by 10:00 a.m. and pee standing up they would BE DAVID. I just hope they never eat as much as he does, because I can only afford to feed ONE David on our current budget!


Yeah, I'm going to move into another room before 'Max and Ruby' makes me homocidal. Seriously.

2 comments:

Jessie said...

You say you had to switch from AC to heat in a week's time like you havent been living in California all this time! Fall just kind of falls in here like that, you know that by now!

Dude, buy the cat some day old bread from the bakery and tell her to go nuts.

Day Dreamer said...

You crack me up.

We must shop at the same grocery store.

And the same pet store. Our stupid cat will not move wherever she's lounging. She is a temporary speed bump. Funny unless you're trying to make your way through a narrow hallway with laundry. Then.....not so much!