Last week I got a new washing machine, after much consternation and second-guessing. My 12 year old washer had started to spin out grease and I knew that sooner or later clothes were going to get ruined. It didn't really seem prudent to spend $300.00 on a service call for a 12 year old washer, so we ordered the one we wanted and waited for it to come in. [Sidebar: I ordered through Shop at Home, from Lowes, and earned a $53.00 rebate, woot! If you're not using a rebate site when you shop online, you're losing out on money you could easily be earning. Just by buying the washer, the kids' summer clothes, and the household items I buy and have delivered from Walmart, I have a $100.00 quarterly check coming. Check it out.] Of course, it probably won't surprise you to learn that as soon as we ordered a new washer our old washer began working fine again. Curse you Murphy. We decided to still go with the new one, it seemed like the writing was on the wall. Sooo, that was a really long-winded way of saying I got a new washer! and it's wonderful! I was very afraid of a front loader, I had heard lots of negatives, but I absolutely love the model we chose. Very thankful for how that worked out.
Jacob and I have been sick for a little over two weeks, including a stomach bug that got me Sunday evening and again on Wed/Thurs. Hoping this week finds us all healthy and in good shape for our busy week. Thank you so much to Keary Naughton for the Kingdom recommendation. I am loving it!
Here's the meal plan for the week, it's fluid, trying to allow lots of flexibility to accommodate the week:
Monday (piano): Maple mustard baked chicken, red potatoes, roasted/grilled veggies (baby bellas, red onions, peppers, squash), salad (field greens, dried apricots/apples, candied walnuts and maple/dijon vinaigrette)
Tuesday (dance, me): Tuna Noodle Casserole, broccoliWednesday (concert): Pork chops, rice pilaf, green beans
Thursday: pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, cut up veggies
Friday (talent show): Cook’s Country Bean and Beef Burritos, fruit
Well, things are getting crazy so I'll keep this short and sweet. Hope you have a good week.