Thursday, August 14, 2008

Meatballs, twilight, and a zipper

It seems weird to me that I spend so much time reading other people's blogs, only to discover I've only written on my own blog twice this week (not counting my coupon blog)

Joe has been out of town again this week -coming home tonight--. This week has been better than last. It has helped a lot that the weather has been a lot more bearable, so the kids spend more time outside. Also, I spent all day Tuesday reading this great book: Twilight. I had read about it on Nancy's blog, as well as some other, and heard it was good. I couldn't put it down! Now I need the second book! I don't know how long it will take to get it from the library... hopefully not too long.

Joe moved his gun cabinet to our other closet, so now I have space for another shelf for food storage. Today, Anja and I went shopping (grocery mostly), and included Ikea in our route. Earl watched Ginger, so she could take a nap; Thanks Dad! Winter and Sterling had to wait for a while before they could get into the kids' play area. It didn't seem that full to me, but what do I know? So after about 20 minutes of "beeping" (the kids make beeping sounds), the buzzer on our little receiver went off, and they got to play.

Since I live close to Ikea now, I can go through the store much quicker. We stopped in at the cafeteria for a quick lunch. I love a $1.99 luch of meatballs, fries, and a drink (kids menu).
After lunch, I knew what I was looking for, and found it pretty fast. I bought a Gorm shelving unit, with 2 extra shelves. That should put the shelves close enough to each other, but not too far apart, as to waste space. I was also tempted to get those cute kids' cutlery, but then realized my silverware drawer is overflowing already.

I also found a new binder for my coupons. I had been shopping around online, to try and find one that has a zipper. I have the problem of coupons wanting to fall out. We found out that Sam's club that one that would be just perfect. After transfering all my stuff, I have to say it's pretty full! It's cool though, because it has 2, 1,5" rings, instead of 1, 3". I can have my food coupons on one side, and all the others on the opposite side. And the binder is bright green, so if someone tries to take off with it, I'll be able to track them down!

Now we are hanging out at my in-laws house, just waiting for Joe to come pick us up. I thought it would be nice to spend some time here. Liz and Earl went out to dinner with some friends, and I've been doing my blogging. Now I better get the kids in bed, so they won't be too grumpy tomorrow. (11 days until school starts)


Nancy Sabina said...

I'm glad you're enjoying the "vampire books". They really do take you to a different life for a little bit. They're a great fairy tale.
Ikea is great. And so are their meatballs.

Amber said...

I find myself doing the same thing: reading everyone else's great entries and neglecting my own blog! I am so glad you finally read Twilight. Of all 4 books, the 2nd was my favorite! Oh and yeah for Joe getting home!

angela michelle said...

So glad this week worked out better--plus even Mom and Dad got a little getaway. I hope Joe doesn't have to go back again next week!

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