The End of a Week

Even though the standardized testing for the kids ended yesterday I still got up to make breakfast this morning. Sort of a last hurrah for the kids. Todd said I should write up a contract to the effect of I, T-Money, promise to move out of the house within two weeks of graduating high school and place it on his plate, but I didn’t do it.

I fried a pound of bacon and ate nearly half of that pound myself. I also had two Pillsbury Grande biscuits. And I learned this nifty little Weight Watchers trick. If I don’t write down what I ate then I can’t keep track of those points so it’s like I never ate them. Sweet!

I went to THE Mall yesterday. When I say THE Mall, I mean King of Prussia Mall, the second largest in the country. I don’t live to shop like some women do, but I did buy a few pairs of pants and a blouse and it made me very happy. While trying on some clothes in a very small dressing room the husband called. He asked if I would go to Costco for some essentials (beef jerkey, cheese balls – that sort of thing) since I was in the area. Still on my Proverbs 31 high, I agreed. I loaded up the cart, got to the checkout line, and found out I couldn’t write a check because MY name isn’t on my card. The ATM ate my debit card a few weeks ago and I haven’t replaced it and I don’t have an American Express. So I had to leave empty handed.

Two days ago our temperatures were near 80. It was lovely. We’ve had nothing but sleet all day long today with no end any time soon. I’ve been impressed with the way they keep the roads cleared here when there’s a “winter precipitation event”, but it’s not so easy to keep them safe when it’s sleet. The schools were dismissed two hours early and most offices in the area closed early. I’m quite happy to be in for the day. If only I had the energy to make some chocolate chip cookies. I could eat as many as I want since I learned my new trick.

I’m looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow morning. Todd has said he’ll get up and make breakfast for us and I’m more than happy to let him. I just hope I remember to turn off my alarm tonight.


  1. creative-type dad on March 16, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    Pound of bacon?Yikes! I thought I was the only one.

  2. Jenster on March 16, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    NO! Only HALF a pound. Puhleeze. I am a lady, after all.

  3. Em on March 16, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    Bacon is irresistible. In fact, pork is irresistable. Bacon, sausage, ham, pork chops….I need a snack.

  4. Katybug on March 16, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    Bacon is good, but Tex-Mex is better. I just had some, finished off nicely with vanilla flan. Jenster, I love your WW idea…genius…pure genius! Are you going to Pearl Harbor when you go to Hawaii? I highly recommend it if you can go.

  5. Jenster on March 16, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    Yes, I’m hoping for sausage (pork sausage, of course), gravy and biscuits tomorrow morning. :o)Mmmm… TexMex sounds yummy. I had a good, healthy dinner all planned for last night and we ended up making Mexican.We’re definitely going to Pearl Harbor. Hubby was there 23 years ago (when we were dating – my gosh we’re old!) and he said it was not something to be missed.

  6. Swishy on March 17, 2007 at 12:12 am

    I have eaten the most disgusting food all week. I’m getting it all out of my system and then (ha ha, you guessed it) … MONDAY I’ll be back on track!Our weather is schizophrenic, too. It was like 77 on Wednesday and below freezing last night. But at least it’s ALMOST spring!

  7. Tara Marie on March 17, 2007 at 2:38 am

    And I learned this nifty little Weight Watchers trick. If I don’t write down what I ate then I can’t keep track of those points so it’s like I never ate them. Sweet! why do I think it doesn’t quite work that way–LOLWe didn’t get close to 80, but did reach 70. Lucky us we’ll have a foot of snow and several inches of ice for St. Patrick’s Day. No parade for us.Bacon sounds good, maybe I’ll make that for breakfast.

  8. Katybug on March 17, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    Pearl Harbor truly is not to be missed. I was so moved by everything there…all the plaques, pictures, the ships, the oil still bubbling up to the surface after all these years. Men that survived the attack and have passed away since that time have also been buried there, which I think is very fitting and precious. “From Here to Eternity” is a good preview of some of the sites & places you’ll see when you go (not to mention a FABULOUS movie). I think it probably gives a good account of what happened that day.

  9. The Book Girl, A.K.A. Jodi on March 23, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    I like bacon. 😛

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