I don't even know how I have been so busy-- so busy that I haven't blogged in almost a week again. I am not reading very quickly either, and I don't even know why. As I typed that last sentence I panicked that I haven't submitted by grades for the semester yet, but then I just did it. Phew!
Tonight, I left the house almost by myself (Harry came with) to go grocery shopping, but horror of horrors, Costco was CLOSED, so I had to go to Super Target. And now, I think I will become totally addicted to the Cartwheel app because between that and my RED card, OMG. I mean, I can't get everything I need at Costco, and I have to supplement at Whole Foods or a local grocery store, but we have been saving tons of grocery dollars by shopping around and hitting up more than one store a week. I have a little under half of our grocery budget left (another insane thing we are trying-- a GROCERY BUDGET. I know-- so retro), and I got everything on my list tonight at Target. And! Applegate Farms lunch meat is SO CHEAP at the Super Target deli counter, and it came with a free half pound of cheese. The only thing I completely missed from Costco is that awesome $9 plastic tub of organic apple slices that don't turn brown in the kids' lunches. Also organic spinach by the half ton because I eat about 3 cups in my egg white scramble every morning. But Target's wine totally sucks, and I need to go to Whole Foods for the snowflakes' syrup because they require from-scratch pancakes about 3 morning a week. And there's a local store that carries a local brand of salsa I am addicted to and another cheese shop that has the best snacks. But my point is! TL; DR Super Target can be a really good deal.
What else? I organized a pedicure party this week at my fave trashy salon that serves wine because the POOL IS OPENING, and then I sneaked behind Ben;s bed to shut the window when the air came on today, and knocked over his bedside lamp and it fell on my toe and ripped all the skin off of it and I don't think I can go to a trashy nail place with gaping wounds. Bummer.
I have a terrible Veggie Straws addiction and cannot buy them at Costco ever again.
My parents got me a Fitbit for my birthday. and I LOVE IT. But I ordered a small because when given the choice between a small and a large (there is no medium), I assume I am a small. But it's really tight, and now I hate the one body part I have historically been fine with. THANKS A LOT, FITBIT.
On Tuesday, Ben was in charge of the kids for breakfast and I worked out, so I didn't see Jack's ensemble before I got to school to volunteer in his class. Look at his shoes. That kid kills me. On anther note, I ordered all the boys Adidas sandals today because their feet smell so terrible I almost puked when I was on the floor changing Dorothy's diaper, and all of their shoes have to stay in the garage.
When the big kids got home from school, we loaded up and went to the library, ate a picnic by a cute little pond, and played at a park until bath time. Then after everyone was asleep and my truly outstanding cookies were done Ben came home with adorable margarita glasses and pitcher and bowl and Patron and we had delicious margaritas.
Dorothy LOVES the library we just discovered last week. We've already been there 4 times.
second pioneer museum.
Jack is demonstrating pioneer toys.