I did NOT cook yesterday. My ex-husband called and asked if he could come visit his son. Since by law I have to let him see his child, I let him. Since he was here, I went and helped my mother and ran an errand.
I called and asked my mom if I could use her minivan to pick up a freezer I had bought but couldn’t fit in my car. She said, “Of Course BUT you will have to do some things to have room for the box.”
1. Empty out the minivan of cat food, a hammock, hanging clothes, a ladder, 2 decorations, and move my huge Christmas bow.
2. Hook up the Apple TV for me.
3. Make sure everything is put away and lock up the house.
Umm, I really needed the vehicle so okay, I’ll do it. I hooked up MY older model Apple TV in her bedroom and even signed in to everything for her. I’m glad I gave her my older one and took the new one like she suggested. The older model remotes have direction buttons, an enter key, a menu button (used to go back if you don’t know), and a play/pause button. The new ones are completely different! You have to scroll using the top part of the remote, click enter in the top part. I’m not sure she would have been able to use the new one. In this picture, the old remote is on the left. Which on do you like better for an elderly woman?
So after that was done, I went and picked up my 5 cubic foot freezer. It is totally awesome! I can’t wait to find a good sale and fill it up with stuff we like. My pothead neighbor and his friend came out and helped my ex-husband bring it inside for me. I’m going to have to make him cookies for the help. It’s a bit heavy. I’m so happy with this though. It’s quiet, it’s small, and it fits perfectly where I wanted to put it! It looks like it will fit a lot of food too. When frozen vegetables are on sale for a dollar, when Blue Bell ice cream is on sale for $2.99 a half gallon (not often), when fried fish is on sale at Costco, and when beef is on sale for a dollar or two a pound, these are all good things to have extras of!
I went to bed at 10:30 last night. I planned on waking up at 5:30am, getting out the door by 6:30, and going walking using Zombies, Run. Well, dammit, I turned off my alarm at 5:30, 6, and 6:30 and woke up on my own at 7. Oops!!! So if I go walking around 8, it will already be hot as hell (not desert hot but still hot and humid), AND I will end up probably having sweat dripping in my eyes. Plus I just realized my headphones are dead so I would have to go with no music. I can’t do that! I think I will do weights today and get up tomorrow and go walking then. I let myself down by oversleeping but maybe I needed the rest. I haven’t gone for a walk in 3 days already! I really wanted to get off my butt. I HAVE to go tomorrow morning. I don’t have a job tomorrow until 10:30 so I will have time.
So today, no jobs. Since I didn’t cook yesterday, I will today. My son asked if his friend could come over. Actually, his friend text him at 10pm last night and asked if he could come over. Same friend that was here the other day too. I don’t mind. I’ll let them play and watch TV while I cook. I’ll probably end up baking something for them too. I’ll ask if they want brownies, cookies, or cupcakes. If I gave my son the choice, he would say brownies and they would all be gone an hour after they came out of the oven. I don’t think I’m ready for teenage boys to hang out! I will have NO food left!!!
School doesn’t start here for another week. I need to go to the store and stock up on lunch stuff for school but not until this weekend. I had 12 lunchables in the fridge for my son to take to school when I went shopping and I looked yesterday and there are 2. 2!!! So he’s been eating one a day instead of eating what I cook. That child of mine!!! He wants me to find him a lunchbox that is small enough to fit in his backpack this year. It has to hold a lunchable and a drink because we are not going to go through what we did last year. Last year, he qualified for free lunch at school but never ate there. He said the line was too long and he wasn’t hungry (yeah right), he just wanted to chat with his buddies. So I packed lunch for him and would then have to go to the lost and found a few days later to get back his lunchbox. Geez child!!! His backpack is already 15 pounds (I weighed it last year) so adding something else doesn’t sound good. His school doesn’t have lockers so the kids have to carry everything with them everywhere. They get 4 minutes between classes too. Completely different from when I was in school! Since he needs to eat, I’m going to have to go look for one though. I have all week. This looks perfect! Now I just need to find one locally.
So have a good Monday. I guess I need to get up and get moving. I want to make a solar eclipse box in case these 2 boys decide last minute that they want to look at it today. You can make one using 2 index cards or even a cereal box, look it up! You do not have to buy stuff to be able to watch it today!