Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday Night Chit Chat: Recovery Mode

Hey Humble Readers...

We made it safely home last night around 7pm, after a little over 12 hours of driving. Thankfully, Ginny only got carsick once, and that was just about an hour into the trip.  My mom followed us in her car, and went on to the big city to the north of us to spend a few days with my sister, before heading to Winter-peg to visit some more family.  She just wasn't quite ready to face not having GG to look after on a daily basis, so traveling will keep her busy.  The highlight of the journey was when we had stopped at the mid point of the trip to gas up and have lunch, and my mom locked her keys in her car at the gas pump.  Oy!

Today has been all about recovering from our trip.  Laundry, grocery shopping, and washing all the mud off the car (the pass was really slushy and mucky).  The wee-lings, who had been struggling with sleep while we were at Mom's, slept for more than 12 hours last night!  It was after eight o'clock this morning before we heard a peep from them.  Miraculous!
Ginny with her cousins Felix & Oscar

Onto the Chit-Chat...

Here's what I'm

Reading - I just started "The Book Thief".  It's a different sort of book than what I usually read, but I'm enjoying it immensely.

Watching - Probably just going to clear up some room on the dvr.  I love the Oscars, but this year I didn't get to see the majority of the movies, and I'm not able to do my usual Oscar night dinner of appies and snacks, so I'm just not feeling it.

Listening to - The wee-lings go crazy for the dogs in 101 Dalmations.

Cooking/Baking - Because it's been such a busy day, I didn't want anything too involved, so I'm making my Lazy Sausage Casserole.  It's so yummy, with lots of veggies.  Here's the recipe if you're interested.

Happy I accomplished this week - I managed to speak at GG's memorial, which I wasn't sure I'd be able to do.  I cooked almost every meal while we were in K-town (saving my mom the stress of cooking for a horde).  And I washed the car today. 

Looking forward to next week - Actually, I'm more hoping than looking forward to something... our mortgage is up for renewal, and I'm hoping that we'll be able to get a better interest rate (appointment on Tuesday).  Other than that, I'm just planning on getting into a normal routine again, and starting my spring cleaning.

Thankful for this week - Safe travels, children who travel moderately well (carsickness notwithstanding), and for the privilege of having known my Grandma. 

**Bonus Question** What item is currently at the *TOP* of your wish list right now?  Well, the big ticket item would be a bedroom set for my Beloved and I (we have no head board, and my Beloved uses a laundry basket for a dresser).  I really love the Hemnes set from Ikea, but the closest Ikea is a fair jaunt away, and the pieces wouldn't fit in Tilly the Toyota anyway.  The smaller ticket item, and far more attainable, is a decent shoe rack.  I'm so sick of all our shoes being all over the floor in our entryway. 

This was posted as a part of Carla's Sunday Night Chit Chat.  Pop over and check out what others are chatting about tonight! 


  1. Oh my that casserole looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a great week.

  2. I'm so very sorry for your loss... :( I'm glad the trip went well overall though and you're all home safe & sound. I've heard that book is a good one, you'll have to let us know what you think! :) Hope you have a peaceful week!

  3. I'm glad you guys made it home in one piece :)

    I'm chit chatting this week :)

  4. Welcome back home! Glad you made it safe and sound and that you're getting back into a routine of things. 12 hrs?! Awesome!!!! :) go weelings! I love, love, love The Book Thief! Hope you enjoy it. Off to read the casserole!

  5. Glad you made it home safely!

    On top of my list is a new sports bra. I've been much more active lately and it's painfully obvious that my bra SUCKS! I could go to Target and get a cheap-ish one but I have been eyeing and Enel bra that's about $65.

  6. I love The Book Thief! I read a lot of WWII fiction and non-fiction, but had never read that one until a friend recommended it. Such a wonderful book!

    I'm glad you made it home safely and the wee-lings slept in for you this morning.

  7. So glad that the car sickness wasn't so bad on the way home. Puke is never fun, and puke in a car is the worst. Blergh. My #1 wish list right now is a front yard, fully land scaped, full of hydrangea bushes... *sigh*


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