Creativity for dinner!

I know it's early, but I made dinner for the kids already. I have to go grocery shopping tomorrow, so it was "create something cool from the pantry" day today. » 3/30/15 7:40pm Monday 7:40pm

I don't know how many times II have stood up and whacked my head on the corner of a cabinet or the freezer door or something. II swear, there is a permanent dent in the top of my head from doing that :/ » 3/29/15 8:45pm Sunday 8:45pm

oh, this is so true. being a teen parent, even in your late teens, means you have to get your shit together in a hurry and grow up, even if you don't want to. i got pregnant at 17, too. » 3/29/15 6:49pm Sunday 6:49pm

I don't worry about all the skin or the little bones, but I do pull out the vertebrae. They can stay rather crunchy, and all of us adults have lousy teeth! » 3/28/15 7:57pm Saturday 7:57pm

I'm 34, and my youngest is 10. The others are 12, 13, and 16. I need another baby like i need a hole in the head right now. Yet I get jealous every time afriend announces her pregnancy, I volunteer to babysit everyone's tiny ones, I have been dreaming that i'm pregnant and being so disappointed that I'm not that I cry… » 3/28/15 2:41pm Saturday 2:41pm

I usually describe my area as "semi-rural". My town is roughly 10,000 people, BUT the township also encompasses fully half of our county, so we're really spread out. The "city" is maybe 3000-4000 people, the rest live on outlying farms or in little groups of the old summer cottages around the lakes. We have a Walmart… » 3/27/15 8:50pm Friday 8:50pm

As someone who reads all. the. time., (and far above my grade level when I was a kid), I have regularly butchered words that I have read but never heard said. Dictionary.com's thing where you can hear a word pronounced is my favourite thing ever. » 3/27/15 8:10pm Friday 8:10pm

That looks amazing. i'm so hungry today, but I'm so not in the mood to cook. I was just staring into the pantry, hoping for inspiration, but the best I could come up with was salmon patties with sides of green beans and mashed 'taters :/ » 3/26/15 5:03pm Thursday 5:03pm

Midnight Ramblings

I can't sleep, so I have an onion bagel with cream cheese on a flower shaped plate. I have the last of the Shiraz in an old salsa jar. Just call me classy! I also have a bratty black cat sitting on my shoulder and purring madly in my ear, because he couldn't stand it that the laptop is (duh) on my lap and he couldn't… » 3/26/15 1:44am 3/26/15 1:44am

Hooray!!

We passed!! Thank the stars that's over with. At least for a few months :/ Man, am I wiped out. First helping Other-Husband and Almost-MIL get ready for their inspection, and then cleaning my place from top to bottom... I am just exhausted. I'm pretty sure I've climbed more stairs than there are in the Sears Tower… » 3/25/15 6:46pm 3/25/15 6:46pm

We desqualored the HELL out of my place today

With help from children, Husband, Almost-MIL, and my wonderful neighbor, my apartment is just about spotless, top to bottom, basement to second floor. I found 5 more boxes worth of crap to donate/rummage (mostly kid clothes, a few random other things). I have every single article of clothing I own either on a hanger… » 3/25/15 2:20am 3/25/15 2:20am