MishMash

Monday, July 12, 2010

- Isaac was bit by our oldest cat last night. I'm really surprised it was Callie! She is the most socialized of the two, doesn't have her front claws and really tolerates Isaac well, considering her first year was spent at my Mom's with the daycare kids.

I was doing the dishes and asked Isaac to get his milk. What I didn't know and didn't watch for was that his milk was out of his reach and right by the cat. I'm not sure what he did to her, but know it had to have been pretty substantial, as I've seen what she's put up with in the past.

Isaac instantly started his hurt cry and I raced over to him, water still running. He just sobbed as I held him, smothered him in kisses and looked him over. I couldn't find a mark, so hoped he was just scared and that she had just batted at him. I finally saw the marks near his elbow. Two puncture marks in the fleshy bend of his arm and two little lines where her top teeth had dragged. :( Sad day.

It took a few minutes, but he calmed down. Thankfully he doesn't seem scared of her, as he didn't avoid her the rest of the night.

- Tony and I will be giving up our smart phones, shortly. As in, we're in agreement, finally, but just need to actually make it to the store. Tony really wanted me to keep my smart phone as he feels it's safer that I have it and all of it's information available, but I think the cost just isn't worth it.

- Also on the front of saving money, Tony is gung-ho about meal planning. I tried it two years ago, maybe, but got hung up on an off week. He's insistent that he'll help, although he's not sure how. :) I've been really proud of him though, he's packed a lunch for himself going on two weeks now!

I came across E-mealz and saw that it was endorsed by Dave Ramsey, another something we're picking up again. I'm really intrigued by the $35/week 2 person meal plan, but really wished that the grocery sale corresponded with our local grocery stores (Kroger and Wal-mart are not options). I'm fully aware that with forethought I could do this myself, but am wondering if anyone has any experience with the site? I'm really interested in it!

- Tony finally gets to shave today after his silly dare with my brother! Gosh, maybe he'll even let me give him a haircut. I love his face no matter what it looks like, but the fact that he hasn't even trimmed his neck . . . um, I'll be greeting him at the door with his clippers! Of course there will be before and afters.

- Last week was terrible for getting up and running! I only managed Tuesday, although the Tuesday after a 3-day weekend holiday was pretty brutal so I think that deserves extra credit! I'm back on track for this week though, up at 5:20 this morning! It really gets me all zesty and peppy. I don't think there's a better way to start the day!

11 comments:

Randi said...

good job Leah!!! (about running)

:) your are now my inspiration!

I plan my meals on Sunday. it saves alot of money!

julie said...

I really need to get better about my meal planning! I might try the E-mealz!

abby said...

Good luck with the meal planning! I need to try again, my first attempt lasted about 2 weeks.

I am very jealous that running makes you feel "zesty and peppy"! I can see how that would be motivating :)

Emily said...

Went to check out E-mealz, it looks complicated! I'm apparently not cut out for online menu savings...

Yay for Tony getting to shave, I would be throwing a party if that was the case at my house.

The Edberg's said...

I saw a kroger meal plan on there...under 'order now' it was the 3rd one down. Select areas only of course.....

Meredith said...

About meal planning--I'm most successful with it when I'm flexible. For example, if I'd planned to make spaghetti, but we're feeling like tacos instead if I have the ingredients on hand, I go ahead and make tacos since spaghetti sauce and noodles both save well. For us, knowing that we have a little flexibility is KEY. Sometimes, you just don't feel like spaghetti!

Also, we've done meal planning where we write down all the different meals that we currently have ingredients to make (we usually do this at the end of the month when it's time to go shopping again!). That also seems to work well and allow for a little spontaneity. Good luck!

Dunc said...

Please share with me your ability to be zesty and peppy about getting up early to run. kthx :-)

I'm Molly said...

That's an interesting meal plan website. I really need to do this. We are terrible about spending money on fast food and restaurants. It is our biggest waste of money!

Good luck and let us know the results if you try it!

Nancy said...

Good work on running Leum.. You are amazing!

L.C.T. said...

I find meal plans save me money and I eat more healthily :)

Rebecca (Craving Simplicity) said...

I've seen this website too, but haven't signed up. We plan our meals every week. I go to the website of our grocery store and then click on "Weekly Specials." Then I make a list of what's on sale that week that interests me, and then plan menus around it. It's a great system and I've cut our food bill per week from about $150 at the grocery store to between $50 and $80. And I don't coupon. :)

 

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