A List Maker's Life: Misc. Monday - List Lady Style

Monday, April 6, 2009

Misc. Monday - List Lady Style

Weekend Highlights
We made the most of our weekend here on our Spring Break "Staycation!"

~Friday night pizza night
~Finally watched Slumdog Millionaire to see what all the talk was about.
~Went to the VanAndel Museum to see the dinosaur exhibit - Awesome!
~More sewing projects - I made Anne Hope another little sun dress. This one actually made out of material! While fabric shopping I came across a collection of Amy Butler simple pattern books that I would love to have:) - Adorable prints & projects! They might require a bit more sewing skill than I have at this point though.
~We all took a Sunday afternoon siesta - Ahhh! I haven't napped since before Gibson was born and boy did it feel good!
~Filled the sand box with new beach sand - It's all ready for a warm day of outside play.

Fit Mom Challenge

This week's challenge was to keep record of how I did with the goals I've set.

Here is a quick overview:
~"Jalked" {that'd be jogging & a walk} 3 nights
~1 walk with the kids {my goal was 2-45 minute walks)
~Avoided "Sugary C's," for the most part. I couldn't resist the Almond Joy Scone my mom picked up for me...uh, full of sugar, but at least it didn't start with a C...hee! hee! {Might not be quite as funny when I step on the scale.}

Meal Plan


Monday - Chicken Casserole - ready in the freezer from a meal swap
Tuesday - Salsa Chili - It's still chili weather here in MI
Wednesday - Spaghetti Pie - also from a meal swap
Thursdsay - Broccoli & Chicken Casserole
Friday - Kevin's birthday dinner with friends @ New Holland
Saturday - Kevin's birthday celebration with my family
Sunday - Easter dinner with Kevin's family

Now, that's the kind of meal plan I enjoy most.
The little bit of kitchen effort required will give me more time to keep enjoying Staycation with the kids.

Make My Home Sing Monday


Today I plan to "Make My Home Sing" by keeping focus on Holy Week {celebrating the many lows & highs of the miracle that is Easter}. One of my favorite cd's to celebrate the season is Cindy Morgan's The Loving Kind. I loaded up my iTunes play list with the songs. The album is a lovely musical journey through the biblical events leading up to the crucifixion & resurrection. My iPod will be singing this Monday, and so will our home!


To wrap up my Misc. Monday I must say that it is Not Me who is pretending I am on Spring Vacation even though it is my first year withough an official Spring Break. {It's a hard habit to break after being in school for 26 years!}

And if I seem to be excited about it, well that certainly could not be. I am not at all happy to be home this week relaxing & enjoying Easter preparations with my little ones in trade for going on a weekend scrapbook retreat in April & the MckCruise in 2010.

Did you catch that...I am NOT going on the MckCruise! Nope, not me!!
I am not already counting the days until I hug the sweet, HEALTHY MckMiracle I have had on my mind & in my prayers for the last 2 weeks!

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10 comments:

  1. I've wanted to see Slumdog Millionaire too, did you like it? Love you list-like post, cute. Have fun on the cruise too, and give that little boy a hug for me.

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  2. Wow! Spring Break and the MckCruise...you're really NOT having fun!

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  3. Wow Katie are you really going on the cruise next year?! You are so lucky!

    What's this upcoming Mom Fit Challenge? I have to say I failed dismally this week, you would NOT believe the junk I ate yesterday!

    How was Slumdog Millionaire?

    Did you know there are some free Amy Butler sewing patterns on her website? You should check them out, I have read mixed reviews of her patterns some find them great others not so much...

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  4. Oh my goodness, you are going on the cruise? That is so cool. Give Stellan a hug and kiss from me!!!

    I am going to ask my son if he's heard of that cd. Thanks for the link, it sounds cool!

    Thank you for joining us today!

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  5. Sounds like you're having a great time! How cool that you are going on the cruise. I have been praying for that baby and I hope he gets well soon!

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  6. Hubby, kids and I are going on the Mckcruise too- it will be so neat to meet Stellan and other bloggers! See you then ;-)

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  7. Love the meal plan! Maybe I should try that instead of coming home at 5:30 and standing in the kitchen for an hour trying to decide what to eat? Hee hee!

    Have a great week!

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  8. Awesome, Katie, that you are going on the MckCruise!

    I just had to giggle a little when you mentioned that you jalked. I used to say that all the time in college when I would go walking/jogging. I would joke with my roommate and leave messages saying that I went wogging or jalking. Too funny! ;)

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  9. "Jalked" Love it! Way to go with getting in your walks this week!

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  10. Here from Cat's MomFit Monday's:

    Congrats on doing so well this past week. And I wish someone would bring me an Almond Joy scone - never heard of them before but I am so positive I would have had to eat it too!

    Good luck this week!

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