First, there are no new houses on the market. Today I told Nicole “I am going to hit refresh and I KNOW there’s going to be a new listing that I can see!” Nope . . I was wrong.
Second, I’ve mentioned the Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese a couple of times. I made it when I first got here and used two pounds of ground beef because one pound seemed like it wasn’t enough. I think 1.5 pounds would be about perfect. Addie LOVES it! It is all she wants . . every night she wants the cheeseburger mac & cheese. After I made it the first time, I had told Nicole about it and made it so when I made it again, everyone was happy. It really is a great meal, especially for kids and tired grannies!
Third, I am NOT a fan of TV or kids playing on tablets but I did get Addie the Fire tablet a while back. Bed times are torture with her. She isn’t ready to stop, she begs for 10 more minutes and then 10 more minutes. A lot of it has to do with mom and dad being tired and giving in. Addie really needs to be close to going to sleep by 8 p.m. on school nights. I came up with the idea to have her in bed at 7:30 and let her play on her tablet til 8. We’ve done it for over a week now and so far, it seems to be working. She’s in bed, she has her “nest” built, she’s calming down and when either Nicole or I go in to tell her goodnight . time to turn the tablet off, she turns it off, tells us goodnight and is asleep in a flash.
Lastly, and I hope Vince isn’t reading this . . I do not like cold weather! It was cold enough this morning that I had to scrape my windows before I could take Addie to school. Once we have a house here, we’ll have boots and gloves and heavy coats and a garage so the car isn’t sitting out but if I were here in January or February, I might be questioning my sanity about wanting to move here. On the other hand, for two days, it was colder at home than it was here. Crazy weird weather. Vince said that at home, they’re probably getting their entire annual rainfall in one week. I think he said as of Sunday at 12:01 a.m., when our rain gauge re-set itself, he’s had close to 7″ of rain and it’s supposed to rain through Friday.
Lots of flooding around our part of Texas right now . . sad to see it on the news. Hard to fathom that a place that gets so little rain can get so much all at once!