Wednesday, March 30, 2016

This Happened On March 30, 2016 at 06:00PM

It arrived today. Eleven years after the show went off the air, and twenty one years after my life changed forever, I am, finally, the proud owner of JAG: The Complete Series. THIS is why I go by "Jaggy." #firstlove #jag #dvdset #completeseries #nickname #mylifeiscomplete #jaggy #bestshowever via Instagram

Monday, March 28, 2016

This Happened On March 28, 2016 at 01:07PM

Week 13 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. Not a good week for my French lessons, but things are cleaner and more organized (for now). #progress #bujo #handwriting #needavacation via Instagram

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

This Happened On March 23, 2016 at 02:49PM

Dear @fredmeyerstores: I bought one item and paid $2.50 in cash. I received a receipt over TWO FEET LONG. Why?! How about just including the store name, the date, and the items purchased? #lessismore #unnecessary #receipt #howlongcanyougo #getagrip via Instagram

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

This Happened On March 22, 2016 at 05:49PM

Today's <$20 #diy #housewife project: installing a tip out shelf under my kitchen sink. Took 2 hours, but it went fine. Had to install 2 drawer pulls and remove old brackets for false front. Super happy to have brush and drain plug storage! #housewifelife #storage #solutions #organized via Instagram

Monday, March 21, 2016

This Happened On March 21, 2016 at 11:51AM

Week 12 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. Yesterday's at-home spa day was a failure, but cards were made this week, the house is clean-ish, and the cookies were delicious. #goodweek #bujo #handwriting via Instagram

Sunday, March 13, 2016

This Happened On March 13, 2016 at 08:42PM

Week 10 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. Not many to-do's, but I had a big project each day. #bujo #handwriting #zanerbloser via Instagram

Thursday, March 10, 2016

This Happened On March 10, 2016 at 02:06PM

The CSO (chief snuggle officer) is telling me that my if I don't start toeing the company line soon, I will be reprimanded (hairball in a shoe perhaps?). More snuggles, less cleaning: get with the program, lady! #housewifelife #cats #catstagram via Instagram

Monday, March 07, 2016

This Happened On March 07, 2016 at 02:48PM

A little dip pen practice today with #rohrerandklingner #scabiosa and my #glassdippen from @gouletpens. #zanerbloser #handwriting via Instagram

This Happened On March 07, 2016 at 12:32PM

Week 9 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. Lots accomplished! But I still had time for fun. #housewifelife #bujo #handwriting #zanerbloser via Instagram

Friday, March 04, 2016

This Happened On March 04, 2016 at 02:45PM

I think I have an @essiepolish problem. On the other hand, I've never had a pro mani, so #savings! #nailspolish #inventory #godarkorgohome via Instagram

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Lunchboxes for The Man

When The Man and I were contemplating my transition from full-time employee to full-time homemaker, one of the things he was most excited about was not having to make his own lunch. He never really enjoyed that task, and I prepare the rest of the meals anyway, so it was a logical request to ask me to take over for him.

When I was in my teens, I discovered my love of what I called "mixed plates." (Not to be confused with the Hawaiian mixed plate, although similar and also delicious.) I liked to have a wide variety of food on my plate, a little bit of everything. Rather than a big sandwich, a pile of chips, and a drink, I preferred a smaller sandwich, a few chips, a few crackers, half an apple, a small cookie, a bit of cheese, and an ice water. Even today, if we go to a fast food joint, I'll pick five items off the value menu instead of one bigger burger and wad of fries.

The Man? He's a convert to my mixed plates.

I started making him lunches right from the start, but it took a few weeks to get into a good rhythm and really nail down his preferences. Here are the details for today's lunch:

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

This Happened On March 01, 2016 at 05:02PM

Is it me or has Zaner handwriting changed since I first learned it in 1993? The capitals are different? The spacing is wider? #handwriting #practice thanks to #zanerbloser #worksheets. #pilotmetropolitan #pilotiroshizuku #konpeki #canyouspotthemistake via Instagram