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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

MPM 7/13 ~ 7/17

I know it's Tuesday but better late than never right?

Monday ~ groundmeat spaghetti
Tuesday ~ redbeans & sausage
Wednesday ~ shrimp & butter sauce
Thursday ~ leftovers
Friday ~ chicken, rice & gravy

I am trying to use up things we have since we will FINALLY be moving. If you have any navy bean recipes (preferably not soup) please let me know! :)

For more menu plan ideas check out Menu Plan Monday, hosted by I'm an Organizing Junkie!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Being A Single Parent When You're Not

Anyone else feel like they are a single parent when they aren't 'single'? Chet works A LOT.. I'm not complaining, he does what he has to do in order to put food on the table and allow me to stay home. He is on 24/7 call so we don't really ever know what will happen when. For example, he came home from work last Tuesday and told me he would probably be leaving Wednesday to go offshore. Not even 10 minutes later his phone rings, it's his boss. They need him to get out to the dock ASAP to go offshore. Fine, whatever... He gets home late Thursday night, tells me there is a job going on a few hours away that he may have to go on Saturday. Okay, I can deal with that.... Gets a phone call Friday morning, they need him to go on that job ASAP (everything seems to be ASAP with these people). He didn't even get to stay home 24 hours! Now he is gone for who knows how long.

See I went off on a tangent. My point is, even though I am not single I often feel like a single parent. I have to be both Mom and Dad most of the time. I am left on my own to get all of the kids to their doctor appointments, playdates and other activities. Right now it's summer so there is not much going on, but this is year round. I think the worst part is trying to comfort the kids when they are crying for their daddy. They want to know when he will be home and I can't give them a definite answer.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

10 Weeks

My baby is 10 weeks old today. It's amazing how the time flies, seems like just yesterday we were bringing her home from the hospital.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Bank Issues

My gosh my bank is stressing me out. I have had a fraud alert placed on my account 3 times in the past two months. While I am very thankful they have their eye out for me I think they should notify me when something like this happens. I shouldn't have to wait until I am on E and trying to put gas to realize my debit card doesn't work. I shouldn't have to have my card declined at the grocery store with a basket full of groceries and three small children.

Well after I got those three issues straightened out guess what I did. I lost my card :( I really think I threw it away on accident. We went to Wal-Greens to pick up my medicine. When you go through the drive-thru and pay with a debit card they put it in an envelope like you get at the bank and staple it to your medicine. Apparently when I got home I pulled off the prescription information sheet and took the medicine out of the bag. Then I threw away the receipt, bag and of course my debit card.

Hopefully the problem is fixed. I called the bank and they deactivated my card. They told me I had another card activated that had never been used. Last time I had a fraud alert they were supposed to have cancelled all cards except the one I was currently using. Not sure why they had more than one card issued to me anyways. Now I'm just waiting for my new card to come in. Until then I'll just use Chet's ;)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th Of July!!

Happy 4th of July everyone!! Thank you to all the service men and women out there who protect our freedom! Hope everyone has a great weekend :)