Friday, February 1, 2013

sweet sixteen and paying the beaver guy

I have learned two things:

You can't stretch carpet in cold weather.
And running an industrial size electric heater for over month straight will cause one's electric bill to rise significantly. (We are talking from $23 to over 500.)

I am wheeling away at the computer just now this morning, listening to Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros trying to decide what of all the one million things I need to do 
will actually get done. Here's to you Christie Wild, I am going to make a list. (Be not confused however, this is a
partial list of the one million things, not what is going to get accomplished today.)

Get gas turned on at Corley Street
re-cover dining chairs
go through the "game" closet that has become an unsatisfactory filling cabinet over the last four years (yikes!)
make my "MAP" hanging pendant light to go over the bar (pics on that later)
take Simon to speech therapy
empty out the storage unit
take outdoor bench to Corley
figure out what in the world I am going to make for dinner
go grocery shopping
fold AND PUT AWAY the laundry
have a dance party in the living room with Simon and Wesley
make a poster for my Relief Society event
balance the checkbook
blog a post

I haven't had any caffeine or sugar for almost a week now...looking at my list... Hmmm?

go to post office
get oil changed
pay the beaver trapper (that's right, some people have bug guys, we have a beaver guy)
get dressed (maybe this should be closer to the top of the list)
find babysitters for our trip to LA (Valentine's week)
get the file cabinet off the carport
put up the new mailbox
hang pegboards in shop
paint tool outlines on the pegboard

Like I said, this is a partial list.
Oh yeah, and pack.

 That's right, they look sweet, but we prefer trees. I guess you gotta choose which one you're gonna hug.


  1. I love your list! The dance party, especially. I have a sword fight with my sons on MY list.

    As for dinner, here's our super-easy-adaptable-go-to recipe for dinner:

    Easy Enchiladas
    Make the sauce with 1 small can tomato sauce, 1 c salsa, 1 pkg taco seasoning.

    Then pick your filling. We like to use leftover chicken or some other meat mixed with beans, but for you, I'd suggest sauteing peppers, garlic and onions together, then adding a can of drained black beans. Season to taste, or add a spoonful of your enchilada sauce and stir together.

    Spread a thin layer of enchilada sauce on the bottom of your baking dish. Take small tortillas and roll desired amount of filling and shredded cheese inside. (Ben and I LOVE it with pepper jack cheese.) Place in dish seam side down. *NOTE: My kids love just plain cheese enchiladas, so I always make some without extra filling. When your pan is full, spread another THIN layer of sauce on top, and then sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake at 400 until cheese on top is melted and lightly browned. If you aren't baking right away, just place in fridge until you're ready.

  2. That's quite the list. I wish I could come help! at least you got 2 things done so far...that's at least a start:)


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