Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Eleven things.

1.  I am boycotting Fall.  It's too hot.  All of the pumpkin spice latte love is making me crazy.  Summer forever.

2.  I also will not divulge how much our electric bill was last month.  Because I am curled in a corner sobbing about it.  Guess what we just found out a year too late?  Happen to have six people living in your house?  They give you a discount.  Yep.  So thinking about having a fourth kid?  Not only a tax deduction, but it will save you 20% on your electric bill.  Get busy.

3.  The only redeeming thing about this fraudulent fall are these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies that Jaime brought to Kyla's pinterest party.  Bake them.  But go to the store to buy shortening first.  Unless you have some.  Which is weird.  Because it is creepy.  But so is Velveeta, and you all know how I get over my aversion to it for Santa Fe Soup.  Of which it is still to hot to eat.

4.  My husband just upgraded his phone, and I got his old one.  Yayyyyy.  No more cutting my fingers on the shattered screen, or choosing between music or photos, as I battle the STORAGE IS FULL warnings for dayzzzzz.  Plus I have the front facing camera again.  Hello selfies.

5.  One more thing that is decent about fall-  Apple Crisp.

6.  September is trying to ruin me.  I have only five days and twenty miles to reach the 44 mile goal.  Grossssss.  I woke up crazy early this morning to get a few in.  The new Mumford & Sons came with me.  WOWWWWW.  It is amazing.  Fastest, happiest 4 miles yet.  I think I will have a date with them in the darkness tomorrow too.
(I may or may not have spent the entire naptime laying on the ground listening to the album over and over again.)

7.  We are watching Friday Night Lights from the beginning again.  SO GOOD.

8.  If you want to watch Downton Abbey before January, Rage Against the Minivan has a great hack.  I am tempted, but I have to resist.  There is no room in my days for a rabid marathon.  Nor is there any way I could ration out my viewings.  A Downton Abbey bender sounds amazing.  But I must use self control.

9.  Is it weird to put a font on your birthday list?  Or to start a birthday list months out?

10.   Back to Friday Night Lights- repeat repeat repeat this song from the soundtrack.



11.  I don't have germ issues.  I have stain issues.  Bag of Lays (which you totally give to the baby because if you are the grown up and you get Lays you are sad, wishing they were not Lays) on the blacktop at lunch with his sisters?  No biggie.  But if it was a bag of Cheetos?  OVER THE EDGE with stress.
That concludes our Tuesday nonsense. 
I have a date with some Englishmen.
This might just be my favorite song from the album.  At least today.
Keep my eyes to serve and my hands to learn...

27 comments:

  1. electricity bill...you're not kidding! we just bought a house down in laguna niguel - 4 blocks from beach and we had ac cranked whole month of august - bill came and john about passed out. $450 - are you kidding me!

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  2. September really got the best of me too. Personally, I'm aiming for the #6-8milesinSeptember ...sketchy on whether that will even happen.

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  3. I may have shed a tear over our electric bill and we are just in a condo! Come on Fall, get here already!

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  4. I have to say with a little boy stains are going to be there. I know when I was younger there was not a pair of pants that didn't have something on them. I still have issues with wiping my hands on my pants. I am sorry that your days of stressing over stains are going to be long. Deepest apologizes.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Cody
    solemnsound.blogspot.com

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  5. Birthday lists months out? You mean that's not normal??! :) I've always been an expert at giving great, detailed lists when it comes to birthdays and Christmas. And I'm not bragging here. Its embarrassing.(But the family loves it b/c there's never any doubt as to "what would Sarah like?" They just refer to the list.) Haha:)

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  6. That Sufjan song is my most favoritest. Have you heard his version of Holy Holy Holy? Also amazing.

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  7. You can also get your energy bill averaged out so that you pay the same payment each month. I love knowing what to expect to budget for so it was a perfect plan for us. It's hard when you know the March bill might be $150 but it's nice when August is $250 and not $600.

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  8. Oh how I wished we could be friends in real life. I love seeing into your random life. Oh and my hubby and his siblings sang Come Thou Fount at their grandpa's funeral. It holds a special place in our hearts.

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  9. Man? A 20% discount is awesome... we just added our fourth child to the family but I'm gonna guess that deal must just be a local thing and it doesn't apply here in KS. Too bad, I want to cry when I receive our electricity bills, too!

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  10. The reason I'm not boycotting Fall is because of my electricity bill. Come on down, Fall! Bring the cooler weather with you! Please!

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  11. I love this. Made me laugh. Oh, and I stole the idea.
    http://lantzarmyof5.blogspot.com/2012/09/11-things.html

    :)

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  12. Are you serious about the discount for 6 people in the household thing?? Seriously? I have never heard of such a thing. How did you find out? Did you just call So. Cal Edison and ask. I MUST find out. I am crying over our electric bill too. Please share!

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  13. Im in OC and have had no air conditioning for years and I think if I did my bill would be disasterous! It has been SO SO SO hot these past few months! yuck!

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  14. Just listened to the song while reading your cute post. Pull out the aqua pumpkins, make an iced pumpkin spice latte, and embrace the fall sister. Hope you guys get relief from the heat SOON!

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  15. awww your little man has gotten so big but so darn irresistible! sorry for the high electric bill :(
    and lastly, thanks for making smile...your posts are always good for doing that to me! xo

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  16. My husband and I were totally addicted to Friday night Lights! BEST show EVER! In my humble but right opinion! ;) Loved this post btw. I think I like the random stuff.

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  17. Seeing Shane in B's clothes makes me SO happy. That is all.

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  18. Oh, and you need solar. Our bills all summer have been $1.

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  19. you are awesome. so many things. #1 i am so stinkin' tired of my storage is full crud. lame. #2 friday night lights is the best show ever and i am re-watching it all right now as well...while i'm crafting, doing dishes, straightening my hair...yes it's becoming a problem. can i just say, tim. riggins. that is all. #3 downton abbey...hmm...it's tempting. maybe i need to get through FNL first. maybe.

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  20. Ok, I am creepy. I carry shortening in my pantry. Just made a buttermilk cake with it and it was delish. One person suggested taking out the shortening and using butter, but I kept the shortening because I think it made for a lighter cake. Will have to try pumpkin cookies. Our bill is outrageous too didn't think to see if there is a discount. We live in Georgia. Must look into it! Have a great week!

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  21. Kind of a new reader and I LOVE all your fun real life mom moments that you have posed. Am I missing something about the 44 miles in September? Is it just a personal goal? Are you running? Walking? Are you doing all these miles as an ENTIRE family? Details...please share.

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    1. My friend Marta from haus of girls started the challenge on instagram. I have chronicled the adventures each month here. You can search the 40 miles tag for the recaps.

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  22. Summer forever. Kinda how it looks in these parts, too.

    We were addicted to Friday Night Lights last spring. ADDICTED. I was so sad when it ended. I'm addicted to Parenthood now, and am glad to see some of my FNL homies now reside in Berkely, CA.

    I don't suffer from stainphobia anymore because Scrubbing Bubbles removes all stains (accept mustard).

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  23. That's my fav Sufjan song too. But really the whole Christmas album is amazing and totally appropriate in August as well as December. I read in People Mag that if you are a missing Downton Abbey (as we all are)Call the Midwife is the new PBS show to tide you over. Starts this Sunday. No way could I start watching FNL over, too many tears.

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  24. Love Mumford but slightly sad to report that they are thoroughly English! We saw them in Portland, ME and they were amazing! The new album is fantastic!

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  25. Do you read Shuana Niequist? She is pastor Bill Hybel's daughter (from Willow Creek in IL) and is absolutely incredible. One of those authors where you read her work you feel like you'd be best friends with her. Love, love her books (she has 2 of them out with a new one out next year). She, too, hates all things fall, but received hilarious backlash last year when she was Tweeting about that. So, she changed her stance from I "hate" to "Fall is my 4th favorite season." I think this would resonate with you, too. Her blog post was pretty awesome: http://www.shaunaniequist.com/blog/2011/9/17/on-fall-my-4th-favorite-season.html

    And to reiterate how much I just adore her work, she recently blogged a delightful recipe for a Blueberry Crisp that is sugar-free and basically, good for you. You should make her recipe at least once. It takes 4 minutes to assemble and then bake and you can keep all the ingredients on hand all the time (I use frozen fruit); the flavor is both sweet and savory, love it: http://www.shaunaniequist.com/blog/2012/8/6/bread-wine-blueberry-crisp.html

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