Last week Ryan and I went to Vegas. He had a Kitchen and Bath show to go to. We stayed at the Stratosphere....We went to the top of it Ryan isn't a big fan of heights but I convinced him to sit with me and enjoy the view. It is quite the view from up there. Nope we didn't ride any of the rides! Just enjoying the view was adventure enough for us.
Needless to say our little trip in the middle of the week kind of threw off my groove so I still have a little of the kitchen to finish but I still hope to finish it and the basement this week. Then my purging will be done (well except for our books...that's a slow and painful process for a homeschool family;) and it will be on to planning garden and I think it's also time to change around the kids chores since they are starting to slack off quite a bit.
I have a simple little chore system that I came up with years ago because I was tired of trying all the different ideas out there and not having them work because they didn't fit my personality. When I finally came up with one that fit me (it had to be very hands off without a bunch of follow up)it has worked wonderfully now for over eight years. I will share more about our chore system soon.
In other fun news....Ryan was running errands the other day and saw something he thought was picture worthy. (picture just above) Look close.....we had a good chuckle over this we had never seen such a thing. We have since learned that it is fairly common and as a safety feature are made to come off and go back on easily. We still wonder how far she drove before she noticed.
Our menu as usual is very simple this week with a fun distraction of Valentines....You know it's been long enough that we are actually looking forward to a fun nicer meal that takes a little more prep.
My Weekly Meal Plan
Red Lentil Soup
Curried Cauliflower with Sweet Potato and Black Beans
Black Bean, Butternut Squash, and Bulgur Chili (I'll be trying this with sweet potatoes instead of butternut squash....yep still have some that need using)
Valentine's Day Dinner
Lentil Sloppy Joe's