Monday, May 24, 2010

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

Good morning! I apologize that I wasn't around much last week, but I'm back and have a few things planned for the ol' blog this week... On with the random (and if you want to join in, you can click on over to Carissa's blog and link up!)!

~My dad came to visit last Wednesday, and we had a wonderful visit. My sweet Remy kept saying that he "sure must be lucky to have two Grandpa's". We had a lovely time just hanging out... Dad introduced the kids to the Toy Story movies, and a new obsession was born.

~While the first three days of my dad's visit were less than eventful, the last was not. On our way to lunch on Saturday we were in an accident. I had never been in a crash of any kind, but thankfully everyone in our car and the other guy's was okay other than some soreness and seat belt burns. My car, sadly, did not come out unscathed. We are now in the market for a new vehicle...
~I watch a ton of crime scene investigating shows and had always wondered what an air bag feels like. I wonder no longer... it's like being body-slammed by some giant dude. Ouch!

~Yesterday I woke up to the realization that I was out of coffee filters. I have been daydreaming about sewing one out of muslin, but at 7 am when I must have coffee to function, that is hardly an option. So my eco-friendliness reached new heights out of necessity, and I reused the one from Saturday. Yup, that's how I roll. And my coffee has never tasted better! (I'll let you know if I get one sewn... I'm super-excited about that!)

~Yesterday I tried this frozen meal that you put in the crock pot and leave for 8 hours. It was chicken and dumplings, and it was not good. We had some friends over, and they were nice enough to try my crazy, experimental dish. I wasn't at all offended when the littles asked for sandwiches, and I won't be trying that one again. Every Suzy-Homemaker bombs once in a while, right?

I'll be back tomorrow, have a great day!


  1. OH! WOW! Praise God everyone is OK! I have been in an accident that I am still to this day recovering from. Thanks for sharing!



  2. Mandy,
    I am sooo sorry about the accident! Relieved you are okay though. Guardian Angel maybe? :)
    I have been in an accident before and I know how bad seatbelt bruises and whiplash can be!

    Also...I re-use coffee filters:) I recently discovered that it is ok! he he

  3. Oh no!! Praise God everyone was o.k.! Sorry 'bout the accident!! Car crashes are crazy scary!!

    OMG when ya run out of cofee filters that is just a bad start to a day LOL...

    Summer :0)

  4. Visiting from Misc Monday! Super cute blog! SOOO glad everyone is okay! Good luck finding a new car! And I have totally reused a coffee filter because of a dire need for coffee <333

  5. hey girl, if you bomb only every once in a while you are doing much better than i!!! : )

    i'm so sorry about the accident! thank the Lord that He kept you safe! i know He will provide the new car that your family needs.

    glad you had fun with your dad! how cute is it that he introduced the kiddies to toy story!!! just in time for the new one to come out!

    happy monday! thanks again for joining in!

  6. Toy Story has been an obsession in our house for quite a while. We are anxiously awaiting the third one to come to the theater.

    Seriously, so glad you all are okay after the wreck. I'd hate to have to come to IL and whip you for not being okay. So Glad God watches over all my sweet friends.

  7. I am so sorry about the car accident, but thankful everyone involved is okay. I love using my crock pot but would never dream of putting one of those "ready made meals" in there. And reusing a coffee filter, genius! Have a great Monday!

  8. Hey! I found your blog through Carissa's lowercase letters, and it is so cute! :) I hope everything works out with finding a new car...and I'm glad to hear everyone left relatively unscathed!! :) What a blessing!

  9. i am visiting from lowercase letters! i am SOOO sorry to hear about your car, hope you are able to get it fixed in no time!! my parents came last week too and my husband scraped his car on the side of the garage, we still haven't had time to get it fixed, boo!

  10. Hi Mandy! I found you through Carissa's lowercase letters and her Miscellany Mondays. Sorry to hear about your car accident :( Those are NO fun at all!!! On a happier note, I love your blog!

  11. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



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