Monday, March 14, 2011

Meal Plan Monday - Week 11

I left work at a normal hour and went out to dinner with the boy, sister J and our friend M on Friday. Home and to bed at a decent hour. Saturday I had Summit duty, a haircut, some errands and then I came home and took a NAP! I could barely keep my eyes open when I got home, the boy was busy mouse-proofing the pantry (I have never in my entire life lived anywhere that has had mice, EVER, here, we have mice, squirrels in the attic, bugs and woodpeckers, as one problem is solved another crops up) and I went to lay down and close my eyes for a minute and slept for over and hour and a half! The stress of last week really got to me I think and I just needed the sleep. We wound up going out for a late dinner and then home and turned in early again.

Sunday my parents came over to see the basement and offer suggestions and join us for brunch which was really nice. It had been almost three months since we had seen them last, they had just gotten back from AZ. After brunch my mom and I went to run some errands and do some shopping which was nice, we did a little thrifting which was fun too (post with my treasures later this week). My mom's laptop was on its last leg, so I spent the rest of the afternoon and evening getting one of my old ones cleaned up and ready for her to use while we watched The Amazing Race as well as Cash and Cari and American Pickers which we had recorded. I wound up having to work most of Sunday night however, which made for a later night and realistically, I don't adjust to time changes very well, and could have used more sleep, tonight I guess :).

This week, we have a few things that need to be crossed off the list. We are meeting with the contractor later today to talk about plans and timing. We decided we don't want to start any of the "work" until the snow melts and we are sure we aren't going to have any more water in the basement. We have a pretty good idea of what we want to do in the basement though which is nice. Just can't wait for it to be done. Don't worry, I will be documenting our progress and will bring you along on the journey.

We also have tickets to see The Last Lions which is a documentary that I have been wanting to see. Another item for this week is the Auto Show which is a must on the boys list every year. I have to admit, I don't mind checking out the vehicles myself, I always have my favorites and it is nice to get ideas for future purchases. So, busy week and I am swamped with work as well.

We also have some Groupons to use up, so there will not be a lot of cooking going on this week. 

Here is how the week is shaping up.

Plans - Contractors over to discuss plans for basement
Dinner - Southwestern Meatballs with rice and peppers

Plans -Screening of The Lincoln Lawyer Worked late
Dinner - Sakana (Groupon)

Plans - The Last Lion's
Dinner - Duplex (Groupon)

Plans - Pick up race packets for both Sister J who is traveling for work and myself. Then a bite to eat and the Auto Show.
Dinner - Pizza Nea or Nye's (Groupons)

Plans - Dinner out and then home to rest for the race
Dinner - Chez Daniel (Groupon)

Plans - Sister J and I are "running" the Get Lucky 7K, I am REALLY looking forward to this and HOPING for good weather. After the boy and I are having lunch here and then going home to get ready and set up for the Foodies and Winos event we are hosting.
Dinner - Foodies and Winos Chocolate and Wine Pairing - I am making this Seared Pork with Cocoa Spice Rub

Plans - Both sets of parents are coming over and then we are heading to dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. None of them have been, and every time the boy and I talk about it, both of our mom's always say, oh, I have never been there, I really want to go. So we thought it would be fun to take all of them and have an evening out and then home for some Amazing Race.
Dinner - Cheesecake Factory (Gift Cards from Mystery Shops)

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1 comment:

Jacky Hackett said...

I can't wait to hear about your race!