Saturday, June 6, 2015

The Saturday 7

1. If you get my blog emailed to you or happened to look it up this week, you may have noticed I wrote a one sentence entry this week. Haha. I often jot down notes to include in my Saturday 7 and save it in an unpublished entry. But I accidentally hit publish on my note this week. Haha. Anyway, the note was that I actually made some money off my Amazon affiliate links this week!! I was linking to something for my 30 Before 30 and noticed that it said my earnings were $6. I was shocked, so I looked it up. Someone clicked on one of my links, then went on to order 3 infant baptism/confirmation dresses. Thanks, whoever you are! Made my day! :-)

2. Justin had Monday through Wednesday off this week. We can't afford to take a real vacation, so we just took one day to have a little "staycation." We splurged and went to the zoo. (It's expensive now that Lena is 2 and we have to pay for 4 of us!) It was a gorgeous 75* day and we went in the late afternoon, just a couple hours before the zoo closed, so it wasn't busy at all. The girls loved it.
Stinky Penguins
Lucy was obsessed with the map. She spent more time looking at it than at the animals. Haha.
This picture is from 2 years ago. We recreated it this year:
Lena is going through a "don't take my picture" phase.
We went to Applebee's for dinner, then came home for a bonfire and "smellows!"

3. I made a good meal this week. Cajun Grilled Chicken, parmesan orzo, and broccoli.
The orzo and broccoli were from a box. Here's the recipe for the chicken:

Grilled Cajun Chicken

1 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp Cajun seasoning
2 Tbsp dried Italian-style seasoning
2 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp lemon pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to an even thickness

In a small bowl, mix the oil, Cajun seasoning, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and lemon pepper.

Place the chicken in a ziplock bag. Pour marinade over chicken and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

When ready to grill, drain chicken, and discard marinade. Place chicken on hot grill and cook for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear.

4. I didn't read any books this week! Well, I didn't finish any. I've been slowly making my way through Elizabeth George's A Woman After God's Own Heart. I really like it. I just don't devour non-fiction as quickly as I do fiction. Instead of reading, I've been watching a lot of Friends on Netflix. Ha. Quite the substitute.

5. I'm putting this in writing, so I'll be held accountable: I'm going to get serious about potty training Lena next week. She's almost 2.5 and I really think she's ready. She's been staying dry longer and asking me to change her when she pees. Potty training is my least favorite parenting task so far. I'm really dreading it. Haha.

6. I've been thinking about trying to be healthier. I'm exhausted all.the.time. And lately, I've been having all kinds of stomach problems. I know it's because I get zero nutrition. My diet consists solely of carbs, sugar, and dairy. But being healthy is too daunting to me. And too sacrificial. I'm not sure it's worth it to give up sugar and pop. We visited my sister-in-law at The Vitamin Shoppe this week and I found this:
Now we're on to something. Maybe I can just get my nutrition in pill form . . .

7. This week's pictures from my phone:

Lucy's snapchat of the week.
A couple of cuties going out to play in the rain.

1 comment:

  1. 1. Way to go with the Amazon Affiliate! I have yet to receive payment, though I think I'm getting close...
    2. Abby used to love the penguins, and now they're her least favorite because it smells. And she is obsessed with the map every time we go too!! (I'm thinking of getting her an Usborne atlas, but that might be too big to comprehend)
    5. Ellie just got serious about potty training in the last couple of days (she'll be 3 in August). We've been sitting her on the potty for months with no consistent success. This week she woke up dry in the morning two days in a row, and the second day she actually went almost right away when we sat her down. We were home all day, and she suddenly started telling me when she needed to go. I think it finally clicked, and I'm crossing my fingers that we're on our last box of diapers!


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