Quote of the Day: During our walk Zander kept talking about "men don't kiss their dads - they kiss girls"....this eventually culminated in Michael kissing me in the middle of the street...to which Zander remarked, "You two are LOV...ERS and it was all my idea! You know it." He refused to listen to Mike's reasoning. ::snort::
I woke up with quite a bit of pain. I decided to skip Curves today and do one of Becky Tirabassi's Step Routines. I don't know what I will do when these two videos wear out. I LOVE the Christian music - a blast from the early 90's. ::snort:: I break a BIG sweat when I do any of the workouts...it was much gentler on my wrists today than Curves would have been. I lost all the weight at the start of the year when I was alternating this and Curves. Then I hit my "all or nothing" stride and decided I must do Curves 5 or 6 days a week to hit 100 workouts by the end of the year....I quit losing weight. ::snort:: It's also very hard for me to do the video when Michael is home....because the only tv/vcr (9 incher) is in our room. I had hoped that I could do Curves 5 times a week and skip the video...Curves is QUICKER, out of the house and therefore more convenient in a strange sense...but first the not losing and now the wrist pain - time to tweak the routine again.
I decided to tackle Pizza Sauce today ... I turned this
into this. Before we opened all the cans I decided to give in and buy an electric can opener. Wow....it does the whole Pampered Chef thing with the smooth edges. Cool. Nolan and Zander were totally willing to help open 36 cans of tomato paste and 12 cans of tomato sauce. LOL This became a family affair. Jamin had to help stir....it was THICK.
I 12x the recipe. I have 11 quarts of sauce - enough for 33 pizzas or 11 weeks!
Since I already had sauce all over the stove and counters to clean up; I made Spaghetti Sauce next....here's a photo from a previous marathon sauce adventure. Horrors! The recipe for Spaghetti Sauce is NOT on my blog and it must be.....in case the house burns down or something my goal is to have all our favorites on the blog. ::snort:: I tripled this recipe...I freeze it in quart sizes for quick lunches for the young men (5 qts today). I also freeze it in gal sizes for dinners for us (5 gal bags today). I use this sauce for spaghetti, penne, manicotti and lasagna.
Josiah took pity on me and ran to the post office to mail books. I went to the dry cleaners and they were closed. I'll send Jared's CAP blues to base with Michael tomorrow.
Jamin made some pizza dough and we had pizza for dinner. I thought we'd have Spaghetti, but Zander begged very politely for pizza. LOL
Mike made it home by 6 p.m. so we had a "sorta family dinner". Jamin is off work - Cy is working. Mike is making long distance calls. I'm updating the blog. ::snort::
Bre called on her lunch break - what a JOY to get those calls from WA. She's going to call tomorrow and catch Josiah for a sibling heart to heart.
Ah - here's Michael ready for a walk...I'm off!