it’s monday…

The weekend is coming to a close… I normally look forward to Monday because it means nice quiet mornings and getting things done.  This week is Spring break.  I actually like having the kids home and the relaxed break from school.  Bailey has a friend who moved to Texas that is coming to stay a few days tomorrow.  Emelia is recuperating from a birthday weekend and let me tell you … she needs sleep!   I took the girls (and Bailey) to a late night 3D viewing of Coraline at the theater.  I wasn’t looking forward to it.  At all!  But it was actually pretty good and the 3D was cool.  It wasn’t the red and blue glasses where things fly at you, it was more just overall 3D.  I think Bailey and I enjoyed it more than the girls! 

Izzy got her “report card” last week. On her IEP she has made some great gains in the last few months.  I think I mentioned meeting Melanie, Izzy’s teacher and vision therapist, for lunch last Wednesday to discuss Izzy’s plan for next school year… I have been noticing some cool things with Iz lately.  It’s really hard to explain if you don’t experience it firsthand, but she is definitely more “here.”  Melanie mentioned that she enjoyed her weekly reader this week.  She gets a huge version of the weekly reader.  We looked at it together and talked about the animal sounds.  She was most interested in the piglet.  We read her library book.  It was a really fun book and we both enjoyed it!  Today I tried to get her to nap with me and she just wasn’t having it… so I sat up and sat her up in front of me and she was very happy.  When it was time to take the kids to play practice I took her to matt and had him sit with her.  They were happy together for a while.  I came home and decided to do a little trim painting (random)… and then headed back to church. 

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Matt has been wanting to start a garden.  A square foot garden.  We went to Lowe’s Saturday morning and got wood and seeds.  Bailey helped him build the boxes for the (two) 4′ x 4′ gardens.  We got all kinds of stuff to plant.  Should be fun.  I just hope it grows 🙂 …  He’s been really researching it a lot so maybe it will? 

::::::::::::::::::Monday now 🙂 :::::::::::::::::::::

I fell asleep there last night… It’s a nice, quiet Monday morning!  I heart monday mornings!  Even Spring Break Monday mornings.  I have already tackled several to-dos!  Unfortunately there are many many more calling my name today. 

to do…

clean front room
reorganize china cabinet
laundry
clean glass
dust
mop
clean bathrooms
change sheets
vacuum
get Easter tub out of attic
do post for cerebral palsy.

My menu plans for the week…

Monday: leftovers re-baked chicken spaghetti or turkey & dressing
Tuesday: beans & cornbread
Wednesday: frito chili pie
Thursday: FF kosher hot dogs with chili & baked chips
Friday: chicken curry in a hurry…

Chicken Curry in a hurry!

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained (optional)
  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cups cooked white rice (optional)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes. Sprinkle with the curry powder and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

    Add the yogurt and cream and simmer gently for 3 minutes. Stir in the salt, pepper, and tomatoes (if using). Remove from heat.

    Slice or shred the chicken, discarding the skin and bones. Divide the rice (if using) and chicken among individual bowls, spoon the sauce over the top, and sprinkle with the cilantro.

    6 Responses to “it’s monday…”

    1. Susan says:

      He will love the square foot gardens!!! The secret is building the soil up with the various parts like they instruct you. Mickey is going to plant root crops today: onion sets, potatoes, radishes, carrots and also spinish, romaine & swiss chard. He waited until today according to the Farmers Almanac.

      Such good reports on Izzy :o)

      We have to be back to OKC at 3:30 Thursday. We sure do know that route to the VA. This is just a routine check-up. We are very glad and happy they are keeping such close tabs on him. A true blessing from the Lord.

      Have a great spring break week, Annie.
      Susan

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    2. Gail says:

      It’s spring break here too but no kids at home so it doesn’t feel like spring break! That chicken recipe looks good.
      A garden! I wish for the vegetables to come from one but would never do the work required.
      You’re getting a lot accomplished today!

      Oh and I watched Race on my dvr last night! Kinda fun one but I would never do what they had them do! There’s a reason I wouldn’t try for that show.

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    3. yvonne says:

      I’d love to have a garden but the deer would eat everything.

      Hooray for Izzy. (I always stressed with those IEP’s. Sounds like you have such great support.

      You are always one busy lady.

      Enjoy your spring break–I can’t wait for ours in two weeks.

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    4. Irene says:

      Wishing you abeautiful week with your family. Bravo to Izzy and her mom. Praying for you and loving you.

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    5. Susanne says:

      Yeah for Izzy! Great news!

      Thanks for that recipe. My girl loves curry so I’m definitely trying this out!

    6. nancy face says:

      It makes me happy when I read of Izzy’s progress! 🙂

      I haven’t been interested in seeing Coraline, but maybe I’ll give it a chance!

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