Monday, January 7, 2013

Monday, Monday

Good Monday morning, back to the routines.  Well, not really.  Hubby is home today, so not sure how the day will go.  Sometimes, I'm actually more motivated to get stuff done when he is home and sometimes I am a complete lazo.  :) 

He worked Saturday so the kids and I were complete couch potatoes and watched tv most of the day.  I finally got to see "Tangled" and really enjoyed it.  My older son was kid of pouty about watching it (I think because it had a girl as the main character), but despite that, he enjoyed it.  When my husband got home we tried a new place in town called It's a Forkful.  It is kind of a build-it-yourself place with rice, pasta, burritos, and salads.  I was really excited about it because in town we have mostly fast food and larger chain restaurants.  Overall, I was not totally crazy about it-it was good and a nice healthy alternative, but I think I prefer another local place, Your Way Cafe.  They have delicious sandwiches and salads.  Anyway, we went to a frozen yogurt place afterwards, Sweet Frog, and it was very good.  So, overall, a fun night of trying new places.

Sunday we went to church.  The kids were a mess!  lol.  Ours seem to be the least behaved, hence why we sit in the back.  They are not terrible kids, they are just full-blooded boys and have a hard time sitting still and being quiet for that long.  I am amazed watching how quiet and still the other kids are.  Oh well, ours are a work in progress :)  Thankfully, our church is very understanding and really a great group of people.  After church, we unloaded a carload off at Goodwill and did our grocery run.  We have been trying to make healthier choices, but unfortunately it has raised our grocery bill.  Although, part of the increase comes from a lack of discipline on our part :)  I am REALLY hoping I can get a garden to actually grow and produce this spring.  Our dream is to someday have our own farm, but for now learning to grow things is my main focus.  We do not eat that unhealthy in general, we are just trying to increase the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables, especially when snacking.

So, I just found a weekly quilt challenge that I think I want to try.  The challenge is to do a square in a square in a square.  The project can be any size, it just has to be completed in a week.  At first I had an elaborate plan for a table runner but have since come to my senses about what I can actually accomplish in a week.  I am now thinking about doing a set of potholders, but still feel like I am taking the easy way out.  Oh well, it will be good for me to practice quilting on a smaller scale and maybe my projects can become bigger as I go.  You can find all of the details at Persimon Dreams.  I am pretty excited about and now just have to figure out which fabrics I want to use...

I started out last week planning on keeping my sewing and crochet plans simple and to limit them to a few things on my to-do list at a time.  HAHAHA, this year seems to have taken off which is awesome and I am not complaining.  I just need to get on top of it! 

Anyway, hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  It is supposed to be in the 60's this week here.  Crazy.  I prefer having actual seasons but cannot complain about the nice weather.  :)

Have a great day!


  1. Sounds like a great weekend! And the quilt project sounds exciting!:) Training in church is hard work! In case you don't remember, I have carried Evan out screaming several times, and he was close to meltdown on Sunday! They all have their moments!!:)

    1. Um Crystal, I don't remember you EVER taking him out screaming lol.

  2. sounds like a wonderful weekend...your kids will remember that more than a clean house. share pics of your quilt challenge!