#1. I learned that nothing beats Ghirardelli’s brownie mix. I bought a few boxes of Duncan Hines brownie mix when it was on sale at Safeway this week, figuring $0.88 per box was a good deal and they should taste good, right? Uck. The kids barely choked them down. I barely choked them down. We will stick with Ghirardelli. Mmmm….
#2. My furnace works. Yes, in September, it got cold enough to actually turn it on.
#3. I remembered after the furnace came on, that we never cleaned out the pellet stove after last winter. So that will be one of my to-do items for the next week, although now the weather is warming up some. It still needs a thorough cleaning.
#4. Six weeks goes by pretty fast when you make a to-do list of the things you want to accomplish in that amount of time. I didn’t do anything on that list. Oops.
#5. Comcast/Xfinity deals really aren’t all that great. Sure, I might save $25/month for a year, but then it goes up, and up, and up and I don’t want to have to hassle with changing my email again.
#6. Dressing for two soccer games- one at 9am and one at noon- is not an easy feat. For the 57 degree game I wore jeans, my UGGs, a shirt, a sweater, a fleece jacket, my winter coat, and a scarf. Hot coffee in hand. Started shedding layers before the game ended at 10:00 and by noon I was in flip flops and a tank-top! Layers. It’s all about wearing layers and packing extra shoes!
#7. I’ve learned that the best cure for cravings of greasy or super sweet foods- is to watch the Reebok Easy Tone commercial. That will result in you NOT eating the garbage you were wanting to put in your body- and will make you WANT to get on that treadmill!
I should figure out how to loop it to play over and over and over on my tv!
#8. I’ve learned that six weeks is a long time. I suppose that contradicts #4, but in many aspects the past six weeks has gone by pretty slowly!
#9. Fresh tomatoes out of the garden are major attractants to fruit flies in my kitchen! And I think the squirrels like my grape tomatoes. Every single one on the ground has a tiny bite mark out of it!
#10. Trevor is going through a growth spurt. The shoes we bought him mid-summer, all too small. This morning we made an emergency run for new soccer cleats- he’s now graduated to MENS size- he wears a 6.5. Started out this summer wearing 4.5’s.