Tuesday, December 9, 2008

25 Fave Things, Continued...

OK! Time for the next installment of my favorite things! If you didn't read the first installment, please do that, immediately.


Some people have already asked if this list is in order of most favorite to least, or vise-versa. Let me say now, I cannot think that complexly. If I had to think in that order, or arrange the list in that order, or even DECIDE what goes where there would be no list. So, if you happen to be mentioned in anyway, just be thankful, ok? Pretend that I have five Top-Five lists, and somewhere in the middle is the best...how about that? Anyway...here we go...


6. Green Olives and the Olive Juice. These salty orbs of yums are probably why I ended up hospitalized two times with Eclampsia while pregnant with Jacob, but, I forgive the olives…


7. Brainpop & Brainpop Jr. Home-schoolers!!!!! For not too much $$, you can buy a year's subscription to this site and have access to TONS of subjects taught by a little girl with an annoying voice and a cute robot. My kids LOVE this site. There are all sorts of reinforcement activities for them as well, such as tests, writing/drawing about what they learned, and games. Love it. This makes me a "saner" teacher-mommy...


8. My husband’s bread and pizza . Look at that picture down there. He makes tons of wonderful breads, but, that there, is THE BEST bread you will ever eat. It is called Ciabatta bread, I call it "Chewbacca bread" just because I can. It all started when he made bread for Christmas dinner last year, after I decided not to because it would be “too hard” and I would end up having a self-induced, mini-breakdown from all of my festive holiday preparations. He scoffed, “how hard could it be?” I shot back, “then DO IT, buddy!” and he did, amazingly well…check this out!

So then, since we could not find any pizza we really liked in our town, he started making those as well, with his own home-made sauce. Every Sunday, I get a slice of Heaven, served up by my wonderful hubby. I am spoiled, and this incredible talent of his (which ALSO includes bagels, pretzels, and cinnamon rolls) makes me a mom that MUST start working out!!! We have had friends tell us it’s the best pizza they have ever had, and not just because we have free food or they love our tiny apartment. If being a professor doesn’t pan out for him, I am sure he will make pizzas. OOOO. Jealous, much?


9. Other blogs! Now, I have said I do not like to read, but I DO like to read blogs, love it, in fact! The bar on the right of my blog holds the blogs that I follow on a regular basis, and I follow all kinds! There is the godmother of my children, Kristi, who blogs about her experiences of adopting two little girls from India; Kearsie, who writes about (belly-laughing inducing) snippets of her life, experiences as a mom, and, she is quite the talented craft-maker of “loverly” things; WendiWinn, who likes some pretty darn cool stuff and has the wit to match; AskBabyKid, a useful site for moms, in which Yours Truly will be featured in soon (woohoo!); This Crazy Thing Called Motherhood, a hysterical look at motherhood of course! There is also a blog about safety for kids and organic/natural products, which happily feeds my paranoia. And, Dawn Meehan’s blog, the mom who one day walked out of the grocery store an unwilling Pokemon card owner, and the next day became an overnight blogging sensation with a book due out next year! So, check them out, they are always to the right!


10. The Coupon Clippers. Wanna save some money? This is GREAT! Just sign up, look through all the coupons, order, and for a small, small fee you save a TON of money on your grocery bill! I have saved, on average, $25 on each grocery bill using these coupons, one time I was able to save ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS using coupons, and I KNOW for a fact that there are other women who are even better at using coupons than I am, and saving more! Check out the forums on the site too. You will be inspired!!


OH I just can't wait to write the next five!!


4 comments:

w said...

beckon.

why don't i get to be belly-laughing inducing? i want to be belly-laughing inducing.

Kim said...

All your red squares made me laugh belly-fulls!

As did:
Your exotic dancer reference
Your love of bacon
Your repeating of things you say
Your compartmentalized toes

Kearsie said...

Aahahahahahah...Chewbacca...

Kim, ask Robin to do her Chewbacca impression. THAT is belly laugh inducing.

w said...

i like green olives. and green olive juice. i like to sip it until my lips turn white.

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