the case of the flying spoon

Here’s a funny story that happened to Steev, my teenage son. He was out at dinner with Hip2bDad and a few friends, and Steev was having a feast with his bowl of noodles. Suddenly, in like a flash, he sees a spoon flying across the table, headed straight for his soup!!!

Yikes, one of the other guys wanted to try his soup and without so much as a word, sends his spoon straight diving into Steev’s soup!

SALIVA ALERT!!! Steev was horrified! Speechless! And in a flash, abandoned his bowl of noodles!!

How can someone be so outright rude? he groans.

favorite yogurt

favorite yogurt

With 3 picky eaters, you can almost bet I’m ever on the lookout for new and interesting food to feed the brood. Okay, I know that rhymes, so I’m a born poet! This is the latest thing I picked up and it’s now our family favorite.

Nestle Extra Creamy Yogurt

It’s what I gobble when I get back from the gym. Who else gobbles the rest, I love  you. It’s hard enough getting kids to eat good food and this is one of them πŸ˜› . Anyone else a fan of luscious creamy yogurts?

how to save money at the movies?

Me and the kids have been watching a number of movies lately. Okay, we’re movie freaks! We love going to the cinema but that can get pretty expensive for the 4 or 5 of us. So mostly we try to watch movies at home where we can pretty much just spread ourselves out all over the living room and crunch snacks till we pop.

But when we do go to the cinema, there’s a couple of things we do to save money:

Go on a day when they’re offering special rates. Even better, these are usually the slow days when you practically have the whole cinema to yourself πŸ˜† .

Bring our own bottled water and snacks. Well, okay, you may have to smuggle it in depending on what kind of monsters you meet at the gate.

I’m slow today, can’t think of any more. Got any of your own movie-going tips to share?

save the animals and you could be saving someone you once knew

Now for a bit about the charity I’m blogging for. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or ASPCA is right there in the middle of fighting abuse of our furry friends. Animal cruelty happens every day and just because animals don’t look like us and in many ways, don’t behave like us, it doesn’t mean they don’t have a right to live and be treated with respect.

I’m a believer in karma. And with karma, you just never know if that poor little cat or dog could be someone you knew and loved from a previous life? So ya, think about that. If they’re not being treated right, wouldn’t you want to be there for them? That’s how I look at it anyways.

If you’re in any way inclined to help out these poor abused or abandoned animals, please click here to pledge your support. Every little bit counts.

the spoils

The girls and I went groceries yesterday as planned and we had a blast picking out our snacks. Let’s see what we ended up with – 2 big tubs of yogurt, 15 bottles of cultured milk in our favorite flavors, bananas for the banana split we’re planning to make later, 10 packs of chips to go with my guacamole dip.

Doesn’t seem like much but our pantry is already jam-packed with other goodies and the essentials of milk, coffee and tea. We’ve just had a giant cup of Starbucks coffee so that should keep us going for a while, I think πŸ˜† . Is the Blogathon designed to make us fat? I wonder πŸ˜‰ .

and a-bloggin’ we will go… for the next 24 hours!

Woo-hoo and we’re off… 24 hours of non-stop blogging for the ASPCA. I’ve spent the day trying to think of a theme to use this year and well, I’ve decided to go with a parenting theme. Seems appropriate seeing that this is my mommy blog… but on and off, I’ll try to throw in a couple of posts about animals and their parents since I’m blogging for the ASPCA. Sound like a plan? Definitely πŸ˜‰ !

our plan for Blogathon night

our plan for Blogathon night

I can’t wait to go grocery shopping. The girls and I have got a hundred snacks in mind to stock up for Blogathon night this Saturday, and I’ll be making us a big bowl of guacamole. I’m sure there’s a couple more things. I just can’t think of them right now.

guacamole

Though blogging into the wee hours does give you a monstrous appetite, once we get down to churning out one blog post every 30 minutes, I doubt we’ll have time to be running down to the kitchen to snack much. Ack, but we’ll need to stretch our legs, right? so I’m sure we’ll find excuses to pig out!

Tomorrow the girls will be creating some space in their room so we can lay out our laptops either in a line or a circle. Since there isn’t going to be Blogathon radio like in 2007, Steev will set up the song playlist for us. Of course, the girls have the option of turning to their Mp3 players if they don’t like my kind of music πŸ˜† .

Well, the ‘thon is just over a day away and there’s no hiding our excitement. Listen, if you’re feeling generous, please sponsor me in my effort to help the ASPCA fight cruelty to animals. It’s all for a good cause. I’ll do the donkey work, you just have to drop some money to the ASPCA kitty (ooh, a pun πŸ˜‰ !). If you’re at loose ends Saturday, I’d love for you to stop by and hang out with us as we keep those posts rolling for 24 hours non-stop.

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