Welcome to another Menu Plan Monday!
Those Mondays just keep rolling on in, don't they? lol
My menu plan largely pulls from items that have been on sale
the last couple of weeks, that are stocked in my freezer or pantry.
Here ya go!
Oh, and if you don't mind,
would you PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE keep reading on down to the end
and drop me a comment with your advice?
I'd love to know what you think!
::::smooch::::: in advance!
Sunday: Baked whole grain tilapia, au gratin potatoes, pineapple.
Monday: Sausage and cheese deep dish quiche, blueberry muffins.
Tuesday: Meatloaf, garlic new potatoes, green beans.
Wednesday: IKEA meal: swedish meatballs, cream gravy, egg noodles, lingonberries.
Thursday: Leeann and Boys to Dutch Wonderland- Kate and Rob pulled pork sandwiches.
Friday: Cheddar and Bacon baked potatoes, fruit salad.
Saturday: Rotini with homemade sauce, broccoli.
For more great menu ideas, please visit Laura at Orgjunkie.com!
I am coming to the conclusion this weekend
that I am a wimpy little woman.
An addicted, confused, whiney, wimpy woman.
Yeah, I thought so.
On July 2, my laptop started doing some funny things.
The mouse cursor would pause and then catchupreallyfast
to everything I had typed while it sat there, blinking.
Then, I tried to play something on Youtube
and the computer would play it in fits and starts.
A couple of times, I admit I even smacked it.
Just to show it who's boss.
That night I shut it down properly
(after Rob and I watched COUNTLESS versions
of "Charlie Bit Me" while laughing our fool asses off)
and assumed when I got up in the morning,
it would be right as rain.
I dreamed happy, worry free little dreams.
The next morning, I woke up
and leaned lazily over and picked up my beloved laptop.
I turned it on and waited for it to start up.
It seemed to be taking a while
so I went to freshen up
and when I returned,
a rogue screen was facing me.
It said something along the lines of :
Start up failed... DUMPING PHYSICAL MEMORY.
DUMPING PHYSICAL MEMORY???!!!!!
I began to make little whimpery screaming sounds in my throat
as I lunged for the keyboard.
After failing to abort the process, I turned it off manually
and collapsed on the bed, breathing hard.
Surely, I had just turned it on wrong.
I made a mistake.
I'd turn it on again and everything would be fine.
I got the same screen,
which caused, sadly, the same level of panic
as it had only moments earlier.
I called Rob and told him that my computer wasn't right.
We agreed that I would take it to Best Buy
and have it looked at by the Geek Squad.
They'd be able to fix it.
My hard drive is dead.
No longer my beloved.
Trust me, I would be far more hysterical
if I hadn't backed up all my photos within a month or two ago.
I have TENS OF THOUSANDS of photos on my laptop.
Every photo that has been taken of the kids in the last three years.
Thank God I had realized it was getting "up there" in computer years
and a problem would happen sooner or later.
I am so grateful I backed it up!
So, here I sit, in a dilemma.
Do I get a new hard drive put in my notebook?
Do I just buy a new notebook since the computer is several years old?
If I buy new, what brand is good these days? Sony? Toshiba? HP?
Should I get a Macbook?
I realize this isn't a need.
It is a want.
But it is a great, big want.
I don't buy clothes for myself, or shoes, or books.
However, other than reading and an occasional TV show,
I love, love, love playing on the computer.
In my bed.
Under the covers.
It's my "ME" time.
So, how to reconcile this with Dave Ramsey?
With our Baby Steps and our plan?
Just the other day, I deposited 900 dollars cash,
most of which I had earned myself.
That would pretty much cover a new laptop.
Or, it could be two car payments (almost.)
Or, it could be money toward our trip to the Outer Banks
So, here I sit,
at the desktop downstairs instead of in my cushy bed.
I'm not sure what to do.
Readers, I am asking your advice.
What would YOU do?