Day to Day Adventure: 1/31/10 - 2/7/10

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Well I obviously didn't get #1 post for Michael done yesterday. Various reasons--mainly because it was our anniversary yesterday and I just ran out of time. So I will work on getting it out tomorrow or Friday. Don't want to leave Michael out!
The other reason I didn't do it today was we tackled the shower tile today!!!!!

Our plan was to use one kind of tile from tub to ceiling. Boring & easy. Well when Steve went to the store to purchase the rest of the tile we needed he discovered that they didn't have all the tile we needed in the color we planned to use. So we revamped the plan--changed colors of tile & added an idea made it a little more complicated. So we had to lay it out on the living room floor to make sure it looked right and the pattern worked--this took the rest of the morning.

We didn't actually start placing the tile on the wall until after 2 so considering that we did really well. The small tile that is in our border takes more time & thought to put up so that slowed progress down considerably. When we reached the top row, we realized that we were not going to come up flush with the ceiling but be short by about an inch--revise the plan again. We didn't go to the ceiling and we were done for the day. It looks really good but the end walls will need to wait until Sunday or Monday. I am happy we worked today but progress can be slow at times.

I admit I REALLY wanted to have the tile done today. It was hard not to be disappointed after supper when it was decided we needed to stop because we were to tired to continue. Having a second toilet in the house shouldn't be such a priority but some how it is. Friday I will seal the grout on the floor, primer the rest of the walls. Maybe the "colored" paint can go up Wednesday next week--then a toilet and vanity. I guess my problem is that we are so close that I can taste having it done. Patience--only way to learn it is to wait a little more.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Menu Monday & Brown Jug Soup

It has been Monday--all day! It used to be my least favorite day because I had to get back to work and stop playing from the weekend but lately it has been my favorite day! That is because we are home all day on Mondays! We get tons of school, laundry, and house cleaning done on Mondays! I always get to walk on Mondays too!

I make our menus a month at a time so Sunday I make a list of needed ingredient for the week for my shopping on Tuesday. Today I sent Michael(he was in town for class anyway!) to Aldi's so tomorrow's shopping will be easier! I also look at what we didn't eat the week before and change things around to use up what might go bad in the frig!

Here's the list


Yogurt & Strawberries, Farmer's Casserole, Teriyaki Chicken w/ Brown Rice


Spice Muffins, Sweet & Sour Meatballs, OUT for our anniversary


Oatmeal, Mac & Cheese, Confetti Fish(hold over from last week)


Sausage Quiche, Grilled Cheese, Broccoli & Rice Soup


Yogurt, Brown Beans, Pizza


Oatmeal, Sack Lunches, Brown Jug Soup(below)


Oatmeal, Carry In Dinner at church, Cheese & Crackers

We will be gone all day on Saturday so it is nice to start my "slave" to working on dinner. I love my crockpot & this is one of our favorites. Enjoy!

Brown Jug Soup from Fix it & Forget It Cookbook

10 1/2 oz can chicken broth(or water)
4 chicken bouillon cubes(or not)
1 qt water
2 cups celery diced
2 cups diced onions
4 cups diced potatoes
3 cups diced carrots
10 oz frozen corn
2 10 3/4 oz cans cream of chicken

Combine in slow cooker. Cover. Cook on Low for 10-12 hours or until vegies are tender. You can add cheese to this too but we never do. By the way I have NO idea why this is called Brown Jug Soup--that is what is called in the recipe book!
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