Thursday, March 27

Random Thoughts From My Thursday

Every year I say that I'm going to get my taxes done "early", but then I have to spend an exorbitant amount of time organizing before I can print out my nice spreadsheets for my lovely accountant. Once again, I find myself surrounded by bank statements and receipts at the end of March.

I just realized that my phone has not rung since Monday. I'm glad, because I really don't like talking on the phone.

When I was confirming the above statement, I saw that I had received a text from my seven-year-old. She's so cool.

My oldest two have been in central Oregon with my parents since Monday. I feel a bit guilty that today is the first day that I have really missed them.

My baby's tonsils are so big that it may be keeping her from regularly eating solid foods. That could explain her resistance to finish nursing. Surgery is likely in our future (for the tonsils, not the nursing).

I made up a recipe last night for Life Group that worked! Layer inch-cubes of potatoes, frozen Costco corn (the only non-fresh corn to eat), bite-sized hot dog slices, and a healthy heaping of Tillamook cheese (of course, the only cheese). Same layers again. Pour 2/3 cup of milk over. Cover with foil; bake for 90 minutes at 375. It would be great with sausage, ham, chicken, or hamburger, too, I'm sure. Yum!

I'm not going to make dinner tonight. I'm not in the mood and I don't think we have any dinner-worthy food in the house anyway. Fiona & I already ate the leftovers from the above recipe for lunch.

Easter candy should be more about quality chocolate and less about marshmallows and cheap jellybeans.

If you are my friend, you should be twittering. I'm kristicw in that land. For some reason, I find twitter oddly enjoyable and addicting.

Enough of a break - Back to the tax slog.


Jennifer Davis said...

Fiona will be so thankful (someday) that you are getting those tonsils out. Mine were big, caused all sorts of orthodontic problems before they were removed in the 6th grade.

Claire goes to the ENT in April to check out her situation. We are on edge about tonsils because of our history with Douglas. Maybe the girls will also have that in common (lucky them - ugh).

Totally agree with you about Twitter! I am for anyone who wants to know.

Aimee Jo said...

One more thing to try? I don't know if I can keep up with everything (facebook, myspace, blog, e-mail, now twitter) I don't know, maybe I'll try it sometime.
Poor Fiona!! My sis had that same problem-she choked on food all of the time. So, we both got our tonsils out when I was 9 and she was 6. I loved it cause we ate ice cream and jello non-stop.
Hope that you get taxes done soon. It will definitely be a relief.

Cheryl Russell said...

I'll have to try that recipe with some green chili! I like the tone of this post, it made me laugh! We will be praying for Fiona. Have a good day!

Cheryl said...

Finally, the Reason. It's Fiona's tonsils. That makes so much sense.(I'm so sorry the reason for her constant nursing will involve surgery to fix!)I always feel more in control when I have a Reason for my children's behavior. Do you think if we remove Silas' tonsils he will sleep in his own bed and take regular naps?

Love this post--it is how my mind works too.