Friday was stressful, just because I had another sinus headache. It’s that time of year. I’m used to them. Fridays, I wake up and send the newsletter. I was up earlier than I was before, but it still felt like I could sleep for days! Continue reading Week in the Life: Friday & Saturday
So, the kids start back at school in 3 weeks, just over that. It’s weird thinking about how soon it’s happening, but I’m also excited. Madison is thrilled.
Ethan’s only a little excited because of the fact that I’m wanting to do more than just sandwiches for them! Today, I picked up the pieces for that. A bento box for them, that fits PERFECTLY in their new lunchboxes. Then a meal kit one that comes with a spoon/fork combo utensil. Some really freaking cool stuff!
I’m on the hunt now for awesome things I can make for them. Things that won’t go bad when they’re sitting out in the open, waiting for lunch to start.
The prices for these were pretty good. I spent $40 for both kids, for 4 sets of lunch-ware! And I will say, if you want a decent priced lunch container, but with designs kids would want, and will hold either of the above lunch kits? Try Target! We got the kids’ for $12.99. They’re Embark hydration lunch kits. I would link the particular ones that we got the kids, but they’re not available online. They’re worth a look at, though!
Tuesday was … well, Tuesday. It doesn’t feel like today is Wednesday, so Tuesday obviously didn’t feel like Tuesday. I hate when days feel like that.
As usual, I struggled to wake up. I have to take a sleep aid at night to FALL asleep. Once I’m asleep, I’m usually a hard sleeper, but damn, that recovery after is killer. Add to it that we have to run the A/C just to be comfortable at night, and we’re just ASKING to be miserable. At least me.
I found an easy way to make my kids happy: I bought them happy meals this afternoon for lunch. I had to get gas in the truck. I haven’t gotten it since June 10, so I’m not going to even consider complaining that I spent less than $40 in gas on an 01 Trailblazer, which is an SUV. Nope, that’s not bad at all. I’m only getting about 16mpg, but I’m doing mostly city driving now. The car is our “long haul” trip vehicle, unless we have to TAKE something, and then it’s the Trailblazer.
So, going to McDonald’s, I saved us some money. If I had gone to Walmart, I wouldn’t have just gotten lunch. No I would have ended up with a bunch of other junk, crap that we don’t need. So, for less than $15, we all three got a lunch that made us full.
And I got to make my children smile with a minimum of fuss. So, priceless!
All shots taken with a Canon Rebel XS, Sony Cybershot DSCW120, Kodak EasyShare C195, or the HTC Inspire 4G Android Phone. More can be found on my Flickr account
Remember how I mentioned Instagram last week, waiting for it to come out on Android? GUESS WHAT?!?! It did! On the sidebar, you’ll see a link to follow me
This week, I’m starting a new way of showing off photos: Photo a Day photos, hosted by FatMumSlim! Then I’ll do the “other” photos. I’m not going to show off all the P365 ones, but there are a few. P365 & Photo a Day are DIFFERENT photos, BTW So, I have to take at least two different photos a day
Photo a Day Photos