5 Fun Things About My Week

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It has been a crazy week. For the second time this month, I found myself at the checkstand without my wallet. And for the second time this month, I left my groceries at the counter while I drove home to get said wallet and head back to the store. The cost of stupidity. Or absentmindedness. Or something.

And, no, I’m not pregnant.

But, I’m thankful, even in the midst of my crazy-busy life for so many things. Here’s just a sampling:

1. Spring Break began on Thursday. We went out to breakfast. It was very fun and very good. My kids can eat a lot. A lot.

2. That afternoon, I sorted through fifteen years of toys and got rid of about 1/3. That was just warming up. I have more work to do, but I feel good that some things have been filtered out. And my girls rediscovered some fun playthings.

3. We got to visit with my parents this weekend. My dad told the story of our van breaking down on a highway in the middle of nowhere, and we slept in the car that night with huge semis rushing past. It was in the days before cell phones.

I always thought that he chose for us to sleep there because he was too cheap to pay for a hotel. How fun to wipe that from his slate of parenting mistakes! πŸ˜‰

4. We bought a big stuffed bear. Yes, really. It was hubby’s idea. He was $30. The bear, not my husband. A little of a splurge. But, we rarely buy toys, so we’re okay with it. He’s big. And makes a great cuddly pillow for watching movies. The irony is that I got rid of three small stuffed bears the day before only to bring home the Godzilla of stuffed animals.

5. I received a galley copy of The Cookbook. That was a surreal moment to see a bound book with my name and picture on it. Can you even believe it?! (Preorders are up on Amazon in case you were wondering. And obviously, if you buy my book, I will earn a little bit of cash to send six kids to college. Thank you very much)

More book details will follow. In the meantime, if you’ve got questions about the book experience or this book in particular, send me an email, and I’ll try to answer them in the coming weeks.

How was YOUR week?

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  1. The cookbook looks fabulous! Congratulations! I can’t wait to see what’s inside. =)

  2. Congrats on the cookbook! Can’t wait to get a copy. πŸ™‚

  3. that godzilla bear arrived the day after you cleared out the three little bears. but it is the making of great memories for your kiddoes. i can just picture them sacked out on fishbear watching a family night movie.
    i am looking forward to your book!!!!!

  4. πŸ™‚ congratulations!!!

  5. Congratulations on the cookbook! You even have an Amazon author page now! And I have never been able to bring myself to do the giant stuffed animal thing…although I do have memories of using the arms and legs of the one that belonged to my childhood friend as a slide (it was bigger than the bear).

  6. Congrats on The Cookbook! That’s awesome. I love that you have forgotten your wallet. Twice. Sorry, but crazy loves company πŸ˜‰ I’ve definitely had ‘mommy-brain’ going on recently, so it’s nice to hear of someone else doing absent-minded things too. I recently found my cheese in the freezer instead of the fridge; put fabric softener in the detergent dispenser; and the list goes on….

  7. I learend some truth from my mom this week. She used to tell my brother and I that we culdn’t eat our Pixie Stix at Halloween because they might be poisoned. Then this week she brought over GIANT pixie stix for my children, and I told her how ironic that was, since she never let me eat them as a child.

    She then said, “I ate them!”

    So I got to learn the opposite kind of truth about my mom!

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      That made me laugh out loud in the middle of Walmart when I read it. MY parents got us to fight over “the corners” of ChiChi’s pizza because they didn’t like the crust pieces.

      The corners are the best part. Little did they know….

      • One of my memories of Chi Chi’s was taking all of the garbonzo beans off our our salad and giving them to my mom.

        I still don’t like them, though!

        I emailed my brother the truth about the candy after I posted here. . .

        My mom mentioned after that that she also LOVES candy necklaces. They just built a Winco by us and they sell candy necklaces by weight there (my mom already knew the price per pound!) I think I should get her a candy necklace and wrap it up in a jewelry box for Mother’s Day πŸ™‚

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