Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Random Thoughts Tuesday

We are having lovely weather right now.  It's early for it to be so nice and it's really dry here.  But it does make it easy to toss the boys outside to play.
Now let's get all random:
  • Nick is done traveling after the trip he is currently on.  At least traveling by himself.  After this trip, the whole fam damily is going with him if he goes.  
  • I got a request for the recipe for Greek Coleslaw yesterday.  I made it the first time last summer and Turbo loves it.  It's not complicated.  It's one bag of coleslaw sliced cabbage, one small can of sliced olives and one container of crumbled feta cheese.  You also need Greek salad dressing.  Mix the first three ingredients in a large bowl, add about 1/4 to 1/3 cup dressing (or what ever amount the salad needs to be dressinged to your taste) and mix thoroughly.  Let stand for maybe an hour, mix again and serve.  Coleslaw without the creamy dressing.  I never have any trouble getting Turbo to eat it and we rarely have much left over.
  • I'm headed off with Turbo on a field trip Thursday.  An entire day--lots of time on a bus with 60 some third graders.  I hope I can still form complete sentences on Friday.
  • We have Swainson's Hawks nesting in one of our trees.  We have dubbed them Ozzie and Harriet.
  • Rocky Road ice cream is tasting really good right now.
  • Still trying to potty train.  The whole concept is just not clicking with Bruiser.  Some days he does OK, with lots of reminders, other days not so much.
  • We got an air bed--the kind where you can pick your numbers--not the sleep number but similar--and now we need bigger sheets.  The ones we have are not deep enough.  We haven't gotten new sheets for years now so new sheets are a score.  But I am picky about the ones we get.  I hate rough sheets.  
Well that about covers my random for this week.  Go see Stacy for other random linkers.
Go see Impulsive and Shawn for Talk to Us Tuesday.  No rules just link up!
Seriously Shawn


  1. If I remember correctly potty training is a long-term commitment.

    How do you like your air bed? I slept in one while traveling once and hated it. I could never get the right number for me. Maybe, I just needed to sleep in it longer.

    Enjoy the dry weather.

  2. 60 third graders? You must be a saint.

    Oh gawd, sheets. We have a pillow top mattress. I have about 5 sets of sheet and only one of them stays on the bed descent. It's kind of a sore subject around here. If you find a set that stays on, let me know.

  3. You and your endless potty training, I'm really starting to feel sorry for you!

    We have a sleep by number bed too and love it. We bought it close to 15 years ago and it's still in perfect condition. I like a soft bed, 20-25, and Babe likes a harder bed, 40-45, it's the perfect solution!

    Thanks for linking up and enjoy some you time when your hubby gets hone!

  4. Mmmm, that coleslaw sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  5. 60 3rd graders on a bus? Start medicating now!

  6. Let me second that statement that you are a saint for taking 60 3rd graders on a field trip. Um...no, not for me!

  7. Oooh! That coleslaw sounds yummy - and I bet Princess Nagger would like it, too!

    Good luck on the field trip - hopefully your sanity will stay intact. ;)

    Oooh! Pictures of Ozzie and Harriet, please!

    You poor thing - the never ending potty training. Just think, it'll be great blackmail material when Bruiser reaches dating age. ;)

    I hate rough sheets, too - hubby can sleep on anything and could care less if the bed is messy or neat, but not me. I tell Princess Nagger I'd be like the Princess and the Pea proving I am royalty. ;) I'd love to hear how you like your air bed, my sister and her hubby love theirs - and when we move to Seattle, we'll be upgrading to a King bed (our Queen just isn't cutting it) and have talked about getting an air bed. :)

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  8. I love my sleep number bed! I'm a 45.

    My husband is a 90.

  9. Greek....coleslaw.....I'm wrapping my head around those two words.....

  10. 60 third graders? Good luck! LOL I work with that many sixth graders every day, and sometimes when I get home, I am too fried to remember my name! LOL I hope you're going somewhere fun!

  11. I will say a prayer for you on Thursday. That's just painful. And on the bus with them? Oh my. I was a teacher and that was my least favorite part...the bus ride to the field trip.

    Thanks for linking up with us!!!!

  12. May I recommend Hotel Collection sheets from Macy's, if you can swing the cost? We have a set that we got for our wedding and they are ah-mazing. Enjoy your new bed!

    Wow, 60 3rd graders. There will be many immature jokes, and probably a lot of stinky smells on that bus. Good luck!!


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