Week in Review

My cousin’s bowl of sprinkles ice cream.

My week in review.

  • The government didn’t shut down, which means all the military families got full paychecks today. Yeah!
  • I met my cousin for the first time EVER!
  • I watched five soccer games.
  • I was chased by a snake.
  • We spent 1.5 hours trying to get the snake out of our shrubs.
  • We no longer have a snake.
  • We no longer have shrubs.
  • I learned that leftover scalloped potatoes taste great fried up with eggs.
  • I took my cousin’s wife to lunch and almost ate a roach.
  • We finished another week of school and are one week closer to summer!
  • My daughter decided to run for Senator.

Some weekend reading.

  • Amy is hosting Blogging Through the Gospels. If you are looking for a bible study, check it out. You can jump in anytime!
  • If you are gardening this year, check out Frugal Gardening 101. Looks fun!
  • If you have an iphone, ipod, or ipad there are some free educational apps available until Saturday. Five J’s has all the details.
  • Do your kids love ranch dressing? Mine do. $5 Dinners has a great DIY Ranch Dressing mix.
  • Tired of microwave popcorn? Try this easy stove top popcorn method.
  • A friend I knew 20 years ago is bringing her adopted daughter home from Russia this week. Evan is the first child with Down syndrome to be adopted out of her region in Russia. EVER. Her story will move you, read with a tissue.


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  1. That sounds like an exhausting, but adventure-filled, week. I think I need to read the story about the snake.

    • TheHappyHousewife says:

      It was a crazy week. Not sure if I’m going to post about the snake. I might offend some snake lovers out there.

  2. Sara @ Mom Endeavors says:

    As a biology teacher, the snake thing doesn’t bother me–well, unless it was venomous, then yes, it would have had to go from my house too. And, given my background, there isn’t a lot that makes me squeamish…BUT, that ROACH in food?! I almost threw up. EW!

  3. Good friends of mine are in the process of adopting a child with Down Syndrome from the same region as Evan. My friends already have four children, the 4th with DS, and have been in the process of raising money for the adoption for the last year. And they’re only $4,000 away! They even got to go to Russia in March to meet their soon-to-be-daughter.

  4. EEK! Snakes and roaches all in one week! Yech! Now I’m glad I don’t live in the south :0)

    PS My friend posted about how to make microwave popcorn without using the store bought stuff. It’s amazing! But not quite as good as stove-top 😀 Here’s her way – http://www.jessicalynette.com/family-2/best-popcorn-secret-ever/

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