Monday, March 30, 2009


This has become a popular scene around our place lately:I got some of the Magic Treehouse books a while ago for Porter
and he got more from his grandma over Christmas.
However, he never showed any interest in them -
Until this past week
Today he started his fifth book -
in about five days.
His mind absorbs them like a sponge
I think he read one whole book in one day.
I love that he loves to read.
He sits in my "reading" spot on the couch
and stores his current book
in the crevice of the couch where I usually store mine...
I'm starting to panic that he's running out of books
and I don't want the interest trend to end
I better start raiding the library...

In other news,
I got two scrapbook layouts done today!!
(thank goodness for idea magazines)
I was feeling really good about myself
(despite the fact that the layouts were for early 2007)
until I was going through pictures on the computer
and discovered that I haven't even printed
some pictures from late 2006...
Oh well, just add them to the pile.

I've discovered something fabulous...
pre-made, frozen dinners.
(I know, some of you have already been enjoying this great time saver)
I did one last week,
then with next week being so busy with family
I decided to do a little planning.
On Saturday, I made two different dinners to put in the freezer
and it only took an hour to prepare them both!
Tonight we enjoyed Chicken Rice Wraps -
which I usually double so we have some
for days we need something easy to eat.
Next week, we'll enjoy another.
I love being able to just pop them in a dish
and put it in the oven.
Saves time, saves pots and pans
I don't know why I didn't think of doing this before.
The only bad part is my freezer
(the little one that comes with the apartment)
is overflowing; you have to be really careful
when opening the door
so that frozen meat doesn't come crashing down on your toe...
and we have to tape it shut (hehe).
One day we came home after being out for a couple of hours
to find the meat that I had just bought that day
on the floor
and the ice melted
and some other things a bit thawed...


Jana Perkins said...

Can I recommend a book for the bookworm? Try and find "The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks" by Nancy McArthur. It's a hilarious book.

Jeff said...
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Jeff said...

Hey, that is me up there (Katie), not Jeff. He must have signed in. What a pain!

Chandelle said...

I love doing freezer meals! I have a book of them if you are interested in the title.

And for your little reader look into A to Z mysteries. My friends boy loves them.

Arizona Nielsens said...

Freezer meals, reading, scrapbooking... you're making the rest of us look bad!

Natalie said...

you're ahead of me on the scrapbooking! I'm doing May 06.