After yesterday’s pity party, I figured I should snap myself out of my funk. This week has been hard, though. I know I mentioned quite awhile back that I had a coworker whose little boy was battling leukemia–He passed away over the weekend, and his funeral is tomorrow morning (I assume most of my Brookings readers know to whom I’m referring). I kicked myself in the ass because my petty/whiny problems pale in comparison to what this family has been through, so I need to just suck it up and deal. I’m still not happy about a few things, but that can’t be helped. What can be helped is the fact that I’m a grown-up and I just need to go get my big-girl britches and move on.
So I did the one thing that makes me happy (besides playing Tickle Monster with the bambino)…I went grocery shopping. We needed a few things anyway, and even though I’ll have to go back in a few days to get ingredients for my Norwex party Thursday evening, I got a lot of stuff:
The hash browns are for a WW breakfast recipe I really liked (back when I belonged to Weight Watchers)–Bacon, Egg & Hash Brown Stacks. It’s one of the few breakfasts (aside from baked oatmeal or a full-on Sunday breakfast) that keeps me full until lunch time. So I thought tomorrow, I’d whip up a batch, and on Sunday, I’ll make the new baked oatmeal.
As was the cranberry sauce. The raisins are for the bambino. He told me a few days ago that he really likes them, and Jay likes snacking on them too, so I bought the bigger container for them to eat. Lord knows I won’t touch ’em–I hate raisins!
More dinner stuff. My plan for this evening was to attempt to recreate the turkey sandwich I had at the Children’s Museum when the bambino and I met up with Jessica and her children. I wasn’t 100% sure how I’d recreate the cranberry cream cheese, so I tried just mixing the cranberry jelly with a small block of cream cheese. It didn’t look all that great:
This is completely off the topic, but I realized this afternoon that my next paycheck is basically an extra one. And with my birthday falling that same week, I’ll have birthday money. Since the only bill I’ll have is the gas bill, that leaves all the rest. I’m debating on getting myself one of two things:
The XZ-1. I’m also thinking about this: