Thursday, March 26, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things

I have a lot of things I'd love to write posts about, but I can't seem to concentrate enough to write a real post on any of them. So I've written little blurbs about 5 of them, wrapped them all up under the neat little category of favorite things, and posted them here for your viewing pleasure.

Because it's MY blog and I can do what ever I like! Wah-ha-ha-ha-ha!!

Things I Like

1. Phineas and Ferb - The girls started watching a cartoon called Phineas and Ferb a little while back. After watching it with them, I've come to the conclusion that it's a throwback to the time when cartoons were just *fun*. Nothing gross, rude, offensive, or inappropriate. Just cute fun. Mr. at Home and I laugh just as much as the girls do when we watch it.

Why, yes, we do DVR it. And watch it after the girls go to bed. No, we're not weirdos. Hey, *you* watch shows like American Idol and Dancing With the Stars.

I'm just sayin'.

2. iPhone - The most awesome thing I never knew I couldn't live without until I actually got one. When my friends and I are trying to plan a field trip, I can whip out my phone and check the weather, get hours and information for our destination, calculate directions and drivetime, call ahead for advance tickets, and double check my calendar to make sure K doesn't have a softball game scheduled for that day.

Because her softball schedule *automagically* appears on my phone.

Because the league syncs our team calendar with our family calendar that syncs with my phone.

It totally blows my mind. Technology ROCKS!

3. Steak - Mr. at Home announced that he arranged a babysitter for Friday night and we are going on a date! WooHoo!! He asked if I wanted sushi or steak. Hahahaha! That's funny! One day, I might decide to brave the sushi, but for now my mouth is watering for Mr. at Home.....uh, I mean the steak. Yeah. The steak.

4. Carowinds - Last year I decided that our change bucket should be devoted to saving for Carowinds season passes. We've been dutifully adding our pennies and nickels for awhile and we counted it all out on Tuesday. The girls and I sorted the coins, then stacked them, then rolled them. It was a great lesson in money and counting as well as a great practical lesson in saving and rewards. We managed to save *almost* enough for our passes, so I took it down to the bank today and ordered the passes online. Hello, Summer 'o Fun!

5. Reuseable shopping bags - Way back when grocery stores asked "Paper or plastic?", my mom would usually choose paper because she always said it was stupid to get a million bags as those plastic ones couldn't hold as much. I agree. I toss the plastic ones under the sink until I can't possibly cram another one in, then I cart them off to the store recycle bin and cram them all in there. I really prefer using the larger reuseable bags that hold more. Now that I'm doing more menu planning, I make fewer grocery store runs so it's a little easier to remember to bring the reuseable ones with me. Today I did a major grocery trip (thank you, Harris Teeter triple coupons!) and I came out with 5 bags.


It's a whole lot few trips to bring in the groceries in the rain when you only have 5 bags. 5 very heavy bags, yes. But only 5.

Just like this list.

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