Happy Monday! As we headed into this past weekend, I was anticipating attending two kid birthday parties with my daughter, and my parents arriving for a visit on Sunday afternoon. Everything went according to plan until 12:45am on Sunday, when my husband and I were awakened by our daughter, who had just thrown up in her bed. (Side note for parents of older kids: At what age do they start heading to the bathroom when they have to throw up, rather than just sitting up in their bed??) I changed her sheets and readied her room for a potential Round 2, while my husband got her cleaned up. He opted to sleep with her in her bed for the rest of the night, and we all got up around 9:00 yesterday morning. Our daughter felt a lot better – until we told her she couldn’t go to her friend’s birthday party – and my husband and I still seemed healthy. My parents postponed their arrival until this morning, which, in combination with not having to go out for the birthday party, made for a more relaxed Sunday. As of the time I’m writing this (Sunday night), my daughter seems almost back to normal, and my husband and I have remained unscathed.
What’s for Dinner at My House
One of my goals for 2016 is to create and publish a dinner meal plan every week. I enjoy neither cooking, nor meal planning, so I’ve found that having a meal plan is a great way to save my sanity, time, and money. If some of the things on this week’s plan seem very familiar, it’s probably because I meant to make them last week or the week before, and for various reasons, didn’t get to them.
We’re headed to Montreal for Memorial Day weekend! My husband and I made this trip over Memorial Day weekend in 2009, when I was pregnant with our daughter. It’ll be fun to go back with her this year! We plan to visit the zoo, the botanical garden, Old Montreal, possibly the Olympic stadium, and see Cirque du Soleil. We paid for the hotel and show tickets a couple of months ago, and while the money for this trip could’ve also been put toward our debt repayment, we are not gazelles, and I want to balance paying off debt, with making family memories.
- Monday (school event 5:30-6:30pm): Post-event pizza with my parents
- Tuesday: Ravioli with green salad
- Wednesday: Turkey taco salads
- Thursday: Sausage and pepper sandwiches (didn’t happen last week)
- Friday: Leftovers/fridge clean-out
- Saturday: Dinner in Montreal
- Sunday: Dinner in Montreal
What’s for dinner at your house this week?