If you have a child that is deaf and a child that is blind how do they communicate with each other?
Seriously, this popped into my head this morning…talk about random.
Forgetting sunblock is a bad thing.
Thirty-one years old…you would think I would know better by now. But no…………of all the days I forget sunblock today had to a real scorcher. It didn’t feel that hot out but there were no clouds and after I got out of the pool I was drying on the lounge and it was just so nice and the kids went inside and I just laid there.
Yeah, dummy, guess what happens when you lay out in the blazing sun with now sunblock. I’m a moron. Now my back is itchy and my arms feel like they are on fire. Blah.
Another true fact from me to you. When I was a kid I couldn’t stand when my dad would make asparagus. I think he was the only person in the house that ate it and I just wanted to gag. Here it is, some 20+ years later, and what did I make with our Italian chicken tonight?
Asparagus…on the grill. A technique I learned on the 4th of July. Just make a foil packet out of heavy duty aluminum foil, place frozen asparagus and some butter, close and toss on the grill with the chicken.
It was so tender and yummy. Oh, that brings me back to my point that tastes change. I had TWO helpings of asparagus tonight. All three of my kids (that are here, my oldest is at a friend’s house) devoured it.
Legos are the coolest toy ever invented.
They can keep a child occupied for hours and build creativity and are great for all ages. My 6yo son and 5yo daughter cleaned the whole house just so they could get my collection of legos out of the basement. Now they, along with my 2yo daughter, are playing happily in the dining room and I’m resisting the temptation to go join them. I have such fond memories of playing with Legos when I was a kid.
Getting too much sleep will actually make you more tired.
It’s true. Oversleeping is just as bad as not getting enough sleep in making a person tired throughout the day. When I was in college I used to go to bed at 10pm and not wake up until 11am and wonder why I was still so tired all the time. I was getting enough sleep…12-13 hours a night. Come to find out I was getting too much sleep. After I quit school and started working full time at Wally World I was going to bed at midnight and getting up around 8am. A nice eight hours of sleep. Sure I was super tired in the morning and didn’t want to get up but once I got moving I felt find and was never exhausted all day long like when I was sleeping 12 hours a night.
Now with kids, during the school year, I average 5-6 hours a night. In college I never would have thought I could survive on less then 8 hours a night but I do it most of the year now. Now that it is summer and my husband is home all the time (he hurt his back and hasn’t worked since December) I sleep in every morning. I go to bed at 2am and sleep until 10am or later sometimes. I am always tired.
I need to get back into a routine where I go to bed at a reasonable hour and wake up at 8am on the dot to start my day. Yeah, who am I kidding…that will never happen becuase I like staying up late. I don’t relax until the kids are in bed.
To make the perfect batch of Kraft boxed mac & cheese…FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS!
I made the kids some mac & cheese today. Here’s how it turned out:
Not that the kids care or anything. They still ate it and said it was good. I even ate some of the leftovers. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great either.
Of course, now when I want to make really good mac & cheese I do it from scratch. My dad gave me the recipe. It’s simple, fool proof almost…almost.
Here’s the super simple part: Mix all ingredients and put into large baking pan or casserole dishes. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes, stir, bake another 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted.
See, simple, and oh so delicious.
Leaving the freshly washed cover to your sofa drying on the line overnight is a sure way to ensure it will rain by morning.
It is in the same realm of washing your car on a bright sunny day will ensure it will rain before the wax is dry.
Which I think is related somehow to the sock that always goes missing in the dryer, although I’m not clear on the connection.
I like cherry passion tic-tacs. I really do. I can polish off a thing of those in less then a day if I’m not careful. I’m sucking on my last three right now, trying to savor them. At least I got them and not my two year old. She loves them, too. I don’t like the other flavors, except maybe cinnamon.
Uh-oh, they’re gone. Mental note: buy more cherry passion tic-tacs.