So I got up, got kids ready, and out the door by 7:30am. We had family prayer, and off they all went. Captain America was out the door by 8:15am, and it was just Jake and Jim and I (or should that be me...any grammar experts here?)
At 9:15am, Jim and I headed out to the stores. I fell in love with these bundt cake looking muffin pans yesterday, and decided that I really did need them. hehe. Especially because I needed to make banana bread. So we headed out to Big Lots. Because maybe Big Lots would have something cheaper than Walmart. Maybe, right?
And before we went in, we had to pose on the car. And yeah, Jim took my picture, and I don't know what he did, but he made me look chunky. ROFL! And yes, Madi, those are Socks with Flip Flops. You have to be truly cool to pull that look off...
While in Big Lots, I checked out their Christmas tree display. I love me some Christmas Trees! Mine is 4 ft and ugly. I got it for $7 after Christmas one year. hehe. WELL, I saw some BEAUTIFUL trees. But the 7 ft, pre lit, $50 tree REALLY caught my eye. I decided to spend a bit of designing dollars on a new tree!
So when I got to the front, it rang up as $70, normal full price. Whaaat? I told the chickie that it was only $50. She sent me back to show the dude the tag. It was hiding behind the tree. Yeah, apparently someone forgot to take down last weeks sale price. But I made them give it to me, because the sign was still up there. hehe. I"m tricky, huh. SO, I got the last $50 pre lit 7ft tree :) Yeah me!
And then we headed out to Walmart. Because they didn't have my bundt cake cupcake pans. But they did have cheaper mini loaf pans and cookie sheet. Yes!
Walmart was a quick trip. We got the bundt cake cupcake pan (12), and walnuts, and I think that was it. I was supposed to look for socks for Jake, but I forgot. Sorry, hon. Jim was a little miffed that he didn't get anything at Walmart, but really, we don't get something EVERYWHERE we go....
We swung by the Dollar Tree, and I totally forgot to look for bread, but let Jimmy have a dollar to pick out something. Yeah, he picked a push up ice cream. On a chilly day. hehe. And we headed back home.
Jimmy playing with his gum.AND, just because I'm a SUPER nice person, I stopped at Circle K, and got myself, Jim/Jake, and Captain America a soda! Diet Dr Pepper, even. See, super nice.
Jim carried one to the car, and I got the other two. Jim held his/Jakes in his seat, and I put Captain America and mine in the cup holder. But Captain America's didn't go in so well. And I drove away. And then this happened to Captain Americas soda. CRAP!
And we came in the gate the SAME time as Jimmys bus. Ha! But I drive faster, so we got to the bus stop first. hehe. Jim got on the bus, headed to school, and I went home.
Jake helped me carry the stuff inside, and I put the stuff away. And I only had 30 minutes before Captain America would be home for lunch, and we were going up to the hospital to pick up a prescription and get lunch. Because I LOVE me some hospital pre packaged salads...
SO, I didn't have enough time for a shower. And really, I wasn't stinky. Sure, I'd worked out last night, but really, I didn't stink. Not even my pits. hehe. I'm just not that smelly, I guess. So I washed off the old make up, reapplied a new layer, slapped on some better clothes and a headband, and I passed as showered. ROFL!
And then Captain America was home, and we were off to the hospital. Here's a few pics we snapped of ourselves.
And as we headed out of post on Colonel Row, we got stuck behind someone going 13 MPH! The speed limit is 25 people..... GO FASTER!
We drove to the hospital, actually found a parking spot, and got lunch. Captain America and I both got salads, and a cookie, and a Diet Dew, and he got some Tuna. I love love love the hospital salads. See how AWESOME it is! Chicken and slivered almonds and cranberries and mandarin oranges and spinach and iceburg lettuce. Mmmm, tasty!
And then we went to the pharmacy. And luckily, Captain America was in his uniform and got into the soldier line. We only had to wait for 4 people. Unlike the hour wait in the dependant line. Dude, waiting is SO not fun. There were people lined up in the hall, because the waiting room was packed...
Captain America dropped me back off at home around 1pm, and I started baking. I made a double batch of banana bread. Because I didn't need to freeze anymore. See how many are already in my freezer..
And at some point, I decided to wear my cool hat. Because I love it - hehe. And here's me, with my cool hat, and my banana bread in 4 little loaf pans.
Here's the finished product! I sprinkled powdered sugar on top of them. Yeah, it made a HUGE mess. I think that a cream cheese glaze would have been PERFECT too.
I went to the bus at 2:30pm to pick up Jim, and told Maggie that if she wanted to come by the house that I'd give her some treats. And she came over and stayed for a bit, too! I baked the last few batches of desserts, and it was SO much fun chatting with her. And the kids played VERY nicely together. Their 1 year old LOVED Jacob. He held her on his lap and played computer games. Both were totally content. hehe.
When it was time to pick up AQ kids, Maggie and I both went, and left Jake in charge of the little ones. They all sat down to watch a few minutes of Open Season. Maggie needed to pick up some PTA fundraiser stuff from the school. We gathered the kids from AQ, got Maggies stuff, and headed back on post.
She and her kids went home, and I set my kids about getting their chores done, and I designed for about 45 minutes. It felt pretty good to design. I've really loved it a lot lately :)
And then it was 5:30pm, and it was time to make dinner. French toast night! And I had an idea to dip the bread in the eggs batter (with eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, AND cloves), then into some sweetened flaked coconut. Hawaiian French Toast! 3 of the 5 kids LOVED it :)
Everyone got one Hawaiian French toast, and the rest was made normal. I made some up with Diet bread for me for snacks for the next couple of days. And then Captain America was home, and we all ate together.
And we watched a few minutes of a Civil War movie with Captain America, and here it is, 7:03pm. Kids go to bed at 7:30pm, so it's almost that time :) And I'm all done blogging, and designing, and WOOHOO! I can spend a nice, quiet evening with my hubby :) Gotta love that ;)
Sharon made this AWESOME layout for me, to go with todays WordArt. Isn't she fabulous?!!!
How embarrassing for me, is that, that I have SO many pictures that go with this WordArt? ROFL! Click on the link below to go to my account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks!