Thursday, November 21, 2013

A dash of this, a little of that...

Well prep weekend didn't go as planned (read: I went shopping on Saturday and wore myself out, so I didn't do crap on Sunday.) But the shopping was productive - we picked up most of what we needed to make our Salvation Army Angels happy. We were going to skip angels this year because of SA's stance on gay families, but I couldn't find another angel tree type thing, so we got Angels again. As much as I disapprove of the gay family belief held by SA, I can't take it out on the kids that need our help. We found two little munchkins - we always get the babies and toddlers so we can attempt to fulfill our desires of buying stuff for our own children. We always buy clothes, shoes, diapers and toys, along with what they need. This year one needs a car seat and one needs shoes. We've got the shoes covered, but I'm still on the hunt for a car seat - mainly because I have no idea what I'm doing. I figure that at 11 months she's probably too big for an infant car seat (or they had better already have one!) and too small for the toddler seat. I'm at a complete loss, so I put out a call to my mom friends, and hopefully I can get that resolved soon.

I didn't make everything on my menu yet, but I did make some fabulous soup last night. It was full of shitake mushrooms, bok choy and shrimp. It was SOOOO GOOD! I'll try to remember the recipe, because I deviated so much from the one I posted Friday. Even Hubs liked it - someone who doesn't like soup at all. So go me! I'm going to eat the rest tonight. I'm also going to make my napa cabbage rolls tonight, if the turkey meat I have is still good. **crossing fingers** Otherwise I'll just find something else to do with it.

I've been doing lots of online shopping, mostly for myself haha. It's like Christmas every time I open the mail box! I think I've got 10+ boxes coming in the next few weeks, and I'll get to wrap the few Christmas presents those boxes contain. I might wrap presents for myself. Is that a bad thing? My kombucha starter kit showed up today, so I get to start that process. I bought a ton of kombucha yesterday so I can reuse all the bottles for my home-brewed. I'm excited to see how it goes!

I picked up everything I needed to make a new Christmas wreath to replace the one that's falling apart. Picked everything up at Hobby Lobby since all the Christmas stuff is 50% off. I snapped a pic at the store so I'd remember how I laid it all out when I actually put it together.

And, last but certainly not least, I'm an aunt again! My newest nephew is Recon, an Aussie lab mix. Here's a pic with his sister, Chloe. I can't wait to meet him!

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