If you have a kid in daycare, you know what I'm talking about, here. Daycare is NOT cheap. It's no wonder some women stop working altogether so they can stay home and take care of the kids. We were looking into a daycare in downtown Seattle, close to where Shaundar works. Even with the Microsoft discount...$1600/month. That's more than I paid towards my mortgage when we lived in Tacoma. In the state of Washington, you are supposed to have 1 adult for every 4 infants. 1 Adults for every 4 infants. Let me remind you what an infant is. An infant is a crying, pooping, constant attention seeking creature that can do nothing on it's own. So...1 adult is supposed to take care of 4 of those? What if they all poop at the same time? What if they all need bottles at the same time. What if they each grab a pair of tweezers and head towards 4 different electrical outlets? And, we're supposed to pay $1600 a month for that? We've got some neighbors who have jus
Okay...since we have a new baby and have to pay over $1000/month (no, I didn't accidentally add a zero) for daycare, we have no extra money to throw around on frivolous things like paying to have other people cook our food. So...I am cooking more. Yay , me! Now, I am not claiming to be any kind of culinary expert. I don't know how to mix flavors and I will often take the easy way out ( ie : buying broth instead of making it like other hardcore people with more of a life than me). But, I figure, I am bound to come across some new recipes that maybe my 2 loyal readers haven't seen before. I will post the good ones, here. First up...Turkey and Wild Rice Soup. Full recipe found here , if you want to go crazy and try it the long and hard way. Ingredients: 2 cups cooked turkey (I used ground turkey...easier to deal with) 8 cups chicken broth 2/3 cup uncooked wild rice 1 cup celery 1 cup carrots 1 yellow onion 1 tsp Sage 1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar 2 cups spinach leaves My way i
Life, as always, was very blessed in 2019. Here are some highlights!! January Nothing really happened in January. So, here's a picture of Owen with his Moses stick. February Kimmy and I took kidless vacation. A 10! day cruise of the Caribbean. I hope we can do it again sometime. I love this woman! March Desmond's 4th Grade Volleyball team finished the season UNDEFEATED! And, I got to finally see my Zags play in the NCAA tournament! They won the first game but lost the second. Oh, well...there's always THIS YEAR! April Owen befriended the neighborhood squirrels. We visited the parental units and said goodbye to a Lake Havasu landmark. May I joined a Beach Volleyball team! We got our asses kicked by 20somethings. But, we had a great time! And, I didn't die! Kimmy got to meet Laura, one of my 13 favorite cousins!!!