MPM 27 Oct – 2 Nov


Yup I’ve been horrible about posting these.  Again.  But… looking back on the month, we did great with menu planning in general and sticking to them.  And that’s what counts right.  I do want to get back to posting them though, so I’m gonna try. We’ll see…

Monday – Veggie Pot Pie

Tuesday – Bubble & Squeak

Wednesday – BBQ Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans

Thursday – Spaghetti & Salad

Friday – Halloween (up for grabs)

Saturday – Chicken Fajitas

Sunday – Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers

First week down

Yeah I prob should have posted Friday… And I haven’t even had time to think about a menu post… But oh well.

Our first week of home school went really well. So far I like the  curriculum we’re using. Kalila is not happy about the reading material in the language arts section, but we’re going through a magic treehouse book on top of it (the planned book is packed, so it’ll wait…) And both her and ZJ are really enjoying that. Beyond that, we’re still making some small adjustments to our schedule … Getting a few last minute things… And enjoying it all. Kalila loves it so far.

Already posted elsewhere, but first day of second grade picture:


Last day of “summer”

I know I didn’t post hardly at all this summer. Honestly, be glad I didn’t… Most of them wouldn’t have been very happy had I had time or the energy to write.

Long story short, a lot happened. 

In the middle of everything else was a long drawn out process of where and when are we moving. We came very close to moving to Dallas (still a bit sad we dosing) but didn’t. It’s mostly sorted now… Still no exact date, but we are staying in the area… Just the other side of it soon.

With all of that, and a bit of the rest thrown in, school was a serious issue. We’d planned to keep her in the circle school if we stayed, but crap happened and we had to pull her out mid summer without having a plan set. 

Once we figured out where we’d be we settled into homeschooling being the best option for the next semester. Neither of us was OK with putting her in a new school only to pull her out a couple months later for yet another new one.

That plan changed a little bit today after talking to a friend. Two others we know are doing the same for the year and with us talking field trips and getting together and stuff baba is OK with the whole year.

Down side is if I’d known earlier I might have gone a slightly different way with the main  curriculum I’m using, but no complaints either.

As upset as I was at first, I’m really looking forward to it now. Kalila is more than ready to start. I think it’s gonna be a good year.

MPM 11 Aug – 17 Aug


Lets see if we can get back on track here! I am trying a lot of new recipes this week, for multiple reasons. I’ve missed it… and we haven’t been eating as healthy as we should lately (processed foods sneaking in more) and its getting to us. Gotta fix that.

Monday – Beef Stroganoff

Tuesday – Skillet Tuscan Porkchops

Wednesday – Lebanese Baked Chicken

Thursday – BBQ Pork & Venison sausage w/ rice

Friday – Baked Tilapia & veggies

Saturday – Beef Ribs ?  (Baba’s grill day)

Sunday – Hummus Crusted Chicken

Happy bday Keiran!

Well it looks like, due to some craziness, there won’t be any cake until tomorrow… it’s made (if stuck) but way too late and I’m the only one up.

I did get some cute pictures though… And Keiran had a great day. All full of giggles.




I tried posting from my phone a long time ago and it just went badly. Another ap got me thinking about retrying this and so far I think I like it a lot better… I may, just may, be able to start paying again. Maybe. I make no promises ;-)