Thursday, March 21, 2013

It Comes In Like A Lion

I think about this saying every March.  Growing up in the desert southwest this usually only applied to the wind, March was always windy.  Yesterday was the first day of Spring, and yet today while having lunch with the girls at school, the cafeteria ladies opened the blinds to show snow flurries.  HUH?  Are you kidding me?!  I have had all the grey, dreary, rainy/snowy days I can take.  

The weather hasn't been the only lion around here.  I have been absent from this space for some time now.  The reason is that my health has not been that great recently.  I have been to several doctors in the last month, had countless vials of blood drawn, a minor procedure, and one scary trip to urgent care one night.  I am doing better but am still awaiting another procedure and more follow ups to make sure the medicine is working.  I am of course hoping for the best outcomes.  On top of all the doctor appointments Hannah and I have had the flu.  She was down for a full 7 days before she went back to school and then it was my turn. I can honestly say that I can't remember ever being that sick.  I've had the flu before, even on a cross country road trip, but this was some bad mojo. I can say that being sick with a deployed husband and no immediate family around is something no one should have to experience. Thankfully today I am feeling much better.  

Hopefully the rest of the saying rings true... and goes out like a lamb.    

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Week in Lunches 2/25-31

Here is the lunch round up for this week.
On Monday the girls picked different lunches.  For Hannah I packed: Hummus, pita chips, grape tomatoes, yogurt with frozen raspberries and apple slices.
Kaitlyn had apple rings with peanut butter and granola, pretzels, yogurt with frozen raspberries and a muffin.

On Tuesday the girls took leftover pasta salad and diced up chicken, yogurt with frozen berries, mandarin oranges and a mixture of 3 different bags from our Nature Box.

On Wednesday I made them a silly monkey sandwich with PB and apple butter for Kaitlyn and PB&J for Hannah, yogurt with frozen strawberries, a muffin and banana chips.

On Thursday Hannah requested hummus again with pita chips, cucumbers, apple sauce and a few Girl Scout Cookies.
Kaitlyn had pepperoni slices, a Laughing Cow cheese wedge, crackers, cucumber slices, apple sauce and Girl Scout Cookies.
All week long the girls have been celebrating Dr. Seuss at school. In honor of his birthday (tomorrow 3/2) I packed the girls a Seuss inspired lunch from a few of their favorite Dr. Seuss books.  A "B" PB&apple butter/jelly sandwich for The B Book.  I read this book so many times for them I could recite it without having to look at the words.  Ham dices in a green egg for Green Eggs and Ham.  Goldfish for One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and apple slices with the number ten in stickers for Ten Apples Up On Top.  

Have a great weekend!