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1. I'm flattered that my family loves my cooking, but I'm not getting ahead in the freezer-meal department because of it. I planned on doubling three meals with the intention of freezing portions for meals down the road. Grace loves Chicken Tortilla Soup and, after the initial dinner, she and her dad ate it every day for lunch. It's gone. That was last week. This week they enjoyed the Stuffed Pepper Soup recipe Mari posted several months ago. Same thing...it will be gone today. Thankfully I managed to stretch the shredded beef (roast) into two extra freezer meals. Oh well, at least it not going to waste.
2. The weather was finally warm enough to take a nice leisurely walk yesterday. I say leisurely because Grace came with me. It was also unexpectedly nice today, because a friend came out after seeing us walk by, so we visited for awhile. Then another friend, an elderly lady, invited us in for a bit. So with the combination of walking with my daughter, whose little legs can't keep up with my pace, and visiting friends, I didn't get my heart rate up enough to call it exercise, but I wouldn't trade a beautiful day like this for the world!
3. Our Trailblazer is now at the mechanic's to get a new transmission. That is good news, believe it or not. I know, needing a new tranny isn't the greatest news, but finally getting it fixed is. We've been a one-vehicle family for quite awhile. I'm looking forward to having my own wheels soon.
4. We are taking on a more relaxed style of homeschooling lately and it is working perfectly. I have never been super rigid in my approach, but Grace was still struggling in some areas of formal book learning. Taking this new approach has allowed both of us to relax and I've noticed she is retaining a lot more.
5. I'm thankful our plumbing/HVAC business is going so well. Today, Sunny had to go out on a furnace call. An old cowboy/redneck family friend met him out there. It didn't take them long to figure out the problem and fix it. As Sunny was making out the invoice, Ed says in his booming drawl, "Sunny, I know if we would've had to call the plumber from the city they would've charged $300.00." My husband says, "Well, Ed, what do you think would be a reasonable charge for this call?" Ed thinks for a minute and replies, "Oh, I think maybe...how about $136.00?". Cracked me up!
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