Saturday, June 23, 2007

To Do List:

Last night we had some friends over who have a girl/boy the same age as our kids. So, it was like a playdate for everyone. We ordered chinese take out (with coupons) and I made a pan of brownies. I splurged on a 2 liter of their kind of pop and I opened up our saved bottle of two Buck Chuck wine (from Trader Joe's and actually it's 2.99 a pop).
Everyone had a good time I think but, everyone was tuckered out by the time we got to bed... and we all slept in today until almost 9 am. All four of us in our king bed... cozy but, nice.
Right now hubby and daughter are at her swimmming class. Baby is playing in the floor and sorta watching Elmo do his thing on Sesame Street. I've got the Saturday paper to go through and look for coupons. I hope there are free product coupons in there today. It's been awhile since I've gotten any free stuff.
It's time to take the kids to get their pictures so later today we're heading over to Target. I've got coupons of course. I'm hoping to make at least dinner for us tonight. I'm wanting to clean our the pantry and fridge.
One of my friend/neighbor's has family that are going through major financial problems (both unemployed, don't qualify for aid and have four depedent children).
So, I cleaned out two small boxes of food for them. And I spent 40.00 at Save A Lot buying them a few supplies. I don't really know these people even though I've met them and talked with them briefly. It doesn't matter to me because they have children to feed and you don't let children go hungry.
I have to say that I'm a bit worried if they'll like or use some of the stuff in the box. I put in a small box of powdered milk and I know that I would love to have powdered milk if I were needy. At least to cook with. But, I know that not everyone feels that way. I also put in two pounds of dried beans. Yes, they are more work than canned but, they are nutritious and they go a long way to fill a hungry belly. Should I have gotten them canned? Even though I buy dried beans for myself and would be more than glad to get them if I needed food?
Why am I worried about it? I felt like I needed to tell them that I wasn't being cheap because I was giving the food away but because that is how I shop. But, I don't want to embarass anyone just because I am afraid of seeming chintzy. And why do I care?

Onto a different subject. In a few days my in laws are coming to stay with the kids while hubby takes me on a business trip to Florida. Yeah. Hubby travels quite a bit and had enough frequent flyer miles for my tickets. So, other than my food, incidentals (souvenirs for the kiddos) and an extra night in a hotel.. our trip is free. Yeah! I'm so excited. Oh, I must admit that I have bought myself and hubby about 150 bucks worth of new clothes (aome of which came from Goodwill and some I am returning because I changed my mind).
So, I need to get the house ready for my in-laws. I've been working daily at keeping it straightend up but this weekend I'm hoping to get a few hours in to scrub the upstairs bathrooms and vacuum and dust our bedrooms.
I think they'll have a nice time here. I've got them running the kids to all of their activities so they'll have plenty to do.
Speaking of plenty to do... I should probably go do something productive.


Maggie said...

Sounds like a nice playdate. Everyone is so big here now though that to sleep together we have to "camp out" in the living room.

Kim said...

I think it's nice you are putting the box together for them :) I think a lot of people don't buy dried beans because they don't know how to cook them. I'd just tell them that your family eats them all the time and include a recipe so they won't feel lost :)

I like to take navy beans, cook them, add a can of cream of mushroom soup, onion and a little ham to them. Tasty! :)