Friday, February 26, 2010

stream of conciousness

My in-laws came on Saturday. My father in law has been hard at work building a built-in for our entertainment accessories. You know what I mean, the DVR, the blue ray player, the speakers and whatever else goes in there. I'm not going to pretend to know.

We have eaten out every single night except for one. I made a really great dinner. Crockpot french dips, Pioneer Woman's mashed potatoes, green beans and Bakerella's peach dessert. I would link to those but am too lazy. I kind of made up the french dip recipe. 5 lbs of roast, not chuck roast, I can't remember what kind I bought. 2 packages of french dip au juice that makes 2 cups each, one packet of italian dressing, one can of beef broth. Cook on low for 8 - 10 hours.

I am also slightly nervous that I may not be able to turn our new tv on or off. We are going from 2 remotes, one which was for the dvd player only, to 4. Heaven help me.

We have had to leave our house everyday this week from about 8:30 - 5ish. That makes for one very tired mama. And one very tired 15 month old. I put him and Sage in Mothers Day Out yesterday because I was sure he would get a good nap there. It failed. He only slept 15 minutes in the van after I picked him up.

We've been to the zoo. We went to Monkey Joes. We drove to Brenham, TX for a 30 minute tour of the Blue Bell ice-cream factory. Save yourself the trip and buy some ice-cream. It was a long drive. We've been to the park. And the mall. And yesterday, Judy and I shopped at the Galleria, by ourselves. I didn't push a stroller. It was lovely.

Judy spoils us and I may have a new purse and a new skirt to wear over leggings for the spring and summer.

Tonight, we will eat Pizza Hut $10 pizzas and watch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on our new tv. The built ins will be built but not painted, but we are all ready for the mess to be cleaned up and to sit in our own house to eat a meal someone else made.

Next time they come, we will not let James do a project, his project will be to enjoy his grandsons. Otherwise, they may never come back!


  1. That room was crazy on Thursday! I tried everything to get Levi to sleep but he wouldn't even lay still enough for me to pat/rub his back for longer than 30 seconds! When we finally gave up and let them all out they went nuts, running all over the place! There must have been something in the water, every kid was just WIRED in that room!

  2. What a blessig to have the extra hands. Sounds like you have been busy, but all with fun stuff. And shoppoing at the galleria sans kids? A little slice of heaven :)

  3. Have you figured out the remotes yet?

  4. Your French Dip Crockpot recipe sounds so good! I am so impressed with your new TV & the accessories, built-in, etc. Those Steffens are fancy! I know you are worn out, though. I hope everyone has caught up on sleep! I hope to see you soon. I miss talking to you. :)

  5. What is this Monkey Joes of which you speak?


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