Friday, May 31, 2013

Cleaning List

One of my friend recently told me about a cleaning list her & her husband have that works really well for them. They alternate the list every other week. I love the list! I think it is a great list to make sure everything is getting done on a weekly basis. I am going to try to have Art and I each take a list each week to get things done. Here are the lists.

List 1:
Vacuum carpet and couches
Clean bathroom sinks
Clean stove top, microwave inside and out, and wipe down outside of appliances
Clean toilets

List 2:
Swiffer and mop tile floors (kitchen and bathroom)
Windex mirrors and glass table tops
Clean the kitchen sink and garbage disposal
Clean shower
Remove everything and wipe down kitchen counters

Once a month:
Wipe down baseboards
Clean windows
(we alternate these two once a month)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bart Happenings

Here is the character riding on Bart. He pulled out a black baggie with a brownie. The entire train stunk like a skunk. It was HORRIBLE! Thank goodness I was getting off the train or I would have had to move to another car. He decided to prop his feet up, eat his brownies, call someone on the phone and mumble. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Strawberry Chicken Spinach Salad

On Saturday I made us a strawberry chicken spinach salad with goat cheese. I made Mrs. Regueiro's Plate strawberry vinaigrette dressing for the top of the salad. The dressing was the perfect combination for a nice summery afternoon. The goat cheese added a creamy texture to the salad. We ate our salads outside on Sammy's patio furniture. It was nice to sit outside and eat our lunch. 

This salad was super easy to make. I had baked some chicken a day before, sliced strawberries, sprinkled goat cheese over the top and drizzled the vinaigrette over the top. 

You could easily pack this salad for work lunch with the vinaigrette in a separate container. 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Pictures from Saturday

I don't know what is going on with my phone, but all the pictures are grainy. I have never had this issue in the past. It is very frustrating! Hopefully I will be able to fix it. I take a lot of pictures with my phone throughout the week that I use for my blog. 

Here are pictures from Saturday. Kaleb spent the day with us. It is always an adventure when he comes over. 

I sent this picture to Amber and we had a conversation back & forth as to what Kaleb was thinking.
"hey lady it is too early for pictures"
" I haven't even had time to brush my hair or my gums"

Art started to till our garden. I think we might be planting our garden based on North Dakota standards this year. 

I have been wearing a scarf whenever I go outside to make sure the sun does not get on near my scar.

Stay tuned on Tuesday for my strawberry chicken spinach salad post. 

Mr. Sammy pouts when Kaleb comes over because Sammy is not the center of attention. He was outside pouting because I wouldn't let him lay in the bedroom while Kaleb napped. Sammy started barking, so I chased him out of the bedroom. 

Kaleb flying on Grandpa!

Kaleb loved crinkling the M&M package. This picture made me crack up because it looks like hey where are my M&M. 

Our meal cost about $5 bucks. The chicken was on clearance at Fresh & Easy. I had bought the chicken for $1.75 for 2 chicken breasts and froze them. They had a stuffing on the top along with mushrooms and a gravy to pour over the top. The kale came from our garden and the rice cost about $2.50. It was a fabulous meal.

Friday, May 24, 2013

The 1980s called and requested I return my glasses!!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Last weekend Amber and Marcus got married. I am still trying to recover from my crazy week. I should return to blogging regularly next week. Here are a few pictures from the wedding. It was a beautiful day. 

The grandson and me matched! It wasn't planned either.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I'm a mother in law!

Last weekend Amber & Marcus got married in Tahoe. Here are a few pictures I took with my phone. I'm still in the process of downloading pictures from my camera. 

I've been trying to convince Marcus he should change his last name instead of Amber. It's not going over very well lol

I will post more wedding pictures in the next week. 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

4 months post surgery

Today marks 4 months since surgery. All the swelling has gone away and my neck continues to heal very nicely. I've been massaging the scar more so the scar tissue will go down. Here is the picture I took this morning.

I still have issue with my left shoulder. I can't lift my left arm above my shoulder without lots of pain. I've started to have really bad acne under my chin. My thyroid meds are slowly adjusting and starting to regulate. I will have blood work  run in June to check my thyroid level, calcitonin and CEA. Hopefully everything will be in normal ranges. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Happy Friday!

Kaleb sure likes the boys of the family. He was all about grabbing Art gottee lol 
Then Kaleb started screaming & grabbing Sammy. Sammy is not a fan of Kaleb. Sammy is very jealous and doesn't like attention taken from him. Kaleb loves Sammy! He gets very excited to see Sammy, grabs for him and squeals. It's so cute! 

We are just hanging out at home today with the little grandson & furbaby. HAPPY FRIDAY!!! 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

I was in So Cal for 4 days this week. Sammy was very upset that I was gone. He barely ate and laid around sad. Art said each night he would run in the house looking for me. When he couldn't find me he would walk to bed & stay there all night. Poor little fur baby. Last night he went crazy when he came home and found me on the couch. He was jumping on me and running through the house at full speed lol. The rest of the night he laid on me or beside me all night.  Such a funny dog! 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Hair Routine

Well the hair routine has changed yet again. In February I posted about a new hair routine. I do not like spending a lot of time doing my hair. My morning routine is 30 minutes on non-hair washing mornings and 40-45 minutes on hair washing mornings. So if a hair routine can't fit into that time frame it is not going to last. Unfortunately that is where the last hair routine ended up.

I have been using coconut oil in my hair for probably close to a year now. It really is amazing stuff and I can't stop raving about it. I have started putting coconut oil in my hair and letting it air dry. I am trying to avoid blowing it dry as much as possible. In the past 3 weeks I haven't used the blow drier once. I think it really helps my hair not feel dry. I have been washing my hair at night, letting it air dry and curling it in the morning. Or I have been doing my hair curly and washing it in the morning. 

I discovered how awesome coconut oil is on curly hair while I was letting my hair air dry a couple weeks ago. The curls just came alive from the roots all the way to the ends. I put some coconut oil on my fingers, scrunch my hair, spray some hair spray and wa-la my hair is ready to go.  Hair spray is something I will probably not ever give up. I really need the extra hold no matter how I do my hair. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Recently Hauls

Here are some items I have purchased over the past 2 weeks. I have been shopping clearance racks and finding some really good deals. 

I found the striped shirt at Gap for $4 on clearance. I love when Gap has things marked down plus an additional 40% off. 

I just told my friend Cindy I wanted a light weight jacket. I need something to wear in the mornings. 4 out of 5 days in the Summer I need a jacket in San Francisco. I just need something to keep me warm. 

I bought this shirt from Old Navy for $5. I plan to wear this with my mint colored jeans

I had to return something to Old Navy and they had these shirts in the front of the store for $6 bucks!

I posted recently about my new must haves. I want on the hunt for a new purse that was slouchy, but also a cross over bag. I need a bag I can wear across my body due to my crazy shoulder. Couch Factory was having 50% off the lowest price online. I found the above purse for $100 with shipping and tax. I just love my new bag!