You’ve Got Mail

This is our mailbox.

When I hosted my Bunco group last month here at our house one of the ladies admired the mailbox and asked me where I found it.  She was surprised when I told her that J made it.  She immediately asked me if he’d be willing to make one for her.  She loved ours and wanted one for her home as well.  Luckily J still had his  stash of mailbox making supplies in the garage and happily agreed to put one together for her.  I love  how it came out:

I brought the mailbox with me to our May Bunco meeting last night.  My friend was giddy.  She loved it so much!

Way to go, J!


This Week’s Bounty…

J’s been in LA all week for work.  LA, where they got the 4.4 earthquake this week.  Yeah, that LA…  In the back of my head I just knew that they would get an earthquake when he was there.  Call it intuition or just bad luck.

Anyway, I had RSVP’d to my monthly bunco game weeks ago and did not want to back out at the last minute so I asked my mom if she wouldn’t mind babysitting the boys for me since J is out of town.  She agreed and then began questioning me about my organic produce co-op.  I suggested that we split an XL box this week so she could try it out.  My mom recently discovered that she has a gluten allergy and is trying to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.  Splitting the co-op produce was a perfect solution for this week since we don’t need as much with J being gone.

This is what was supposed to be in this week’s box:

Mango or Peaches, if avail.
Green beans

The shipment of lettuce was completely rotten and had to be sent back.  So, no lettuce for us…  The broccoli and cauliflower was supposed to have been a head of each instead of a package of mixed florets.  There were no oranges.  I had to ask for another avocado since I only received one.  My apples were tiny and egg-shaped.  It just was not a good week at all.  Certainly not the best week for my mom to try it out either.  The coordinator sent out a long e-mail on Tuesday night apologizing for the produce.  It’s not her fault I guess.  But I think she needs to search for another supplier.

Here’s what I sent home with my mom:

The picture at the top of the post and the one below show what I kept.  It’s a pretty good assortment given all of the mishaps.  There wasn’t anything to strange that would require an exhaustive recipe search to prepare.

A Case of the Mondays

I don’t really have a case of the Mondays, I just didn’t know what to title this post 🙂 Heh, heh, heh. When in doubt, borrow lines from Office Space, right?

So, Wildman is feeling 100% again following his brief battle with a virus. The Tylenol, Gatorade and Backyardigans DVD did the trick. He swam at my mom’s house for 4 hours yesterday and then went over to T-bone’s last night for another swim session. I swear he has gills somewhere.

The bad news is that Cutie Pie has the virus now. He had a temperature of 102 yesterday and has been a little rundown today. We’re staying home today so he can rest.

I’m hosting my Bunco group tomorrow night. I’ve been cleaning my house all morning. I still have a bunch of dusting and cooking to do tomorrow. But I’ve made a significant dent in the workload. Yeah!

Have a great day!

P.S. This is my new favorite place for crazy message t-shirts…