Favorite Photo: We went to see The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Virginia last weekend. Since the circus is closing, my parents came up with this bright idea to take a photo redo with some snow cone cups we got at the circus 25 years ago. You’d have to know my dad to understand his adoration of these cups, but he swears they are indestructible. And he tells that to every. single. person. who uses them.
My older brother lives in California so he wasn’t able to make it, but someone had a snow cone out in his indestructible cup for him (thus 4 cups and 3 people).
Naturally, we had to get my kids the new age of snow cone cup.
Judging by the fact that Violet’s cup has already lost it’s head, I’m not sure the 2017 cups are of the same caliber as the 1992 line. But I’ll let my dad update you on the quality of the cup in 2032.
Little known fact about me: I had aspirations to join the circus for a good portion of my younger years.
Unfortunately, those dreams didn’t come to fruition.
But maybe it’s not too late. I could totally do this, right?
Favorite Quote: My grandmother died last week, which was sad, but it also felt like her time. Anyway, one day at work this week James called me, so I answer and we’re chatting. He then asks me, dead seriously: “Mom, have you ever ridden around in the car with a cremated body?” I was a bit dumbstruck, so I thought it over for a second and responded that no, I had never ridden in the car with a cremated body. His response? “Well I have. We just picked up great grandma, so that’s what I’m doing right now.” His What I Did Over Spring Break essay is sure to be good this year.
There was also this gem from my sister in law:
Favorite Project: My main goal for the week was to get some gardening done. Rob and I did transplant several flowers from my parents yard to our yard, but Mariyah begged me to wait on planting the fruit trees. I’ll tell you, that girl knows how to make me smile. We were chatting on the phone one night and she asked for an “update” on all the flowers, and when I mentioned some droopy leaves she voiced such genuine concern. So spring break tree planting project has been postponed until this weekend when she gets home and we can plant together, but Rob did get this project almost finished:
That’s our chicken coop to be! So far it’s 100% reused materials.
Favorite Food: A few years ago I got hooked on this idea that someone should create a school lunch type thing for adults. The idea in my mind would be that you signed up somewhere, paid a monthly fee, and then just had whatever they were serving that day. You’d be all prepaid so there would be no line. You’d be able to grab your lunch quickly and still have enough time to relax and eat it. Well, apparently I wasn’t the only one with this idea.
This week I had a free trial of MealPal and I am so hooked. If any of you are in NYC, DC, San Francisco, Miami, Boston, London, Philadelphia, or Chicago I urge you to give it a try. Essentially you sign up on the website, they give you different restaurant options near your office, and you pick the one you want each day (each restaurant only has one food choice per day, but there are plenty of restaurants to pick from so lots of variety). When it’s time to pick up, you skip the line and just tell them you’ve got MealPal. I know it sounds an awful lot like placing an order for take out…. BUT it’s much less expensive. I probably won’t continue when the kids are home from spring break, because if I’m packing their lunches I might as well pack my own, but it’s been a fun week and I’ll definitely try it again the next time they’re out of town. If you’re interested in signing up I’ve got this handy dandy referral for you.