Tuesday, March 4, 2008


What a beautiful day it was yesterday. We started the day with a visit to my sister's house, and ended with a million kids at my house. I use to not really believe it when people would tell me that all the kids play at their house, and they want it that way. Then they know what their kids are doing. Now I feel that way, not because I don't trust the kids, but because I just like my kids around. I also like to know their friends better. It gives my youngest something to do, too. While I was cooking dinner, all the kids and a ton of their friends were outside. I actually could talk to my husband! We were only interrupted about 10 times, instead of 100 times.

For dinner I made delicious stuffed shells with homemade sauce, garlic bread, and a salad. My husband thought it was too fattening. My boys didn't want it, so they made themselves a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. My youngest had a bite, and decided she wanted peanut butter and jelly, too. My husband did eat it, buy my daughter was the only one of my kids to eat it. She made up for the rest of them by eating seconds because it was "SO GOOD!". Aren't they crazy?

The nice weather must have put me in a good mood, because I ran out yesterday to get the next season of Gilmore Girls (season 3) to watch with my daughter. We're so hooked. I feel lucky to have someone to want to watch it with me as much as I do. Watch the prices when you buy TV seasons on DVD. Boy do they vary! I got it for $20 at Best Buy and can probably sell it on EBay used for about the same price. Across the street at Circuit City, they sell it for $60! Sometimes it goes on sale for $15 at Target.

My husband has been researching new computers. My sister Irene is getting a new Dell, so we decided to research what we could get. We were surprised how inexpensive a refurbished Dell is. Just about the same time, our computer seems to be getting worse by the minute. I think it's about to go. For a while now it has been freezing up. We took our computer in to be fixed a few months ago, and the guy told us our motherboard had melted (?) pieces in it and he didn't know how much longer it would last. Now our computer won't even turn on right. Yesterday it took FIVE tries! Hopefully we can get our new one going before this one is completely gone. If I suddenly vanish from bloggyland, you'll know why.

24 comments:

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Gilmore Girls is my all time favorite show. It used to be appointment TV for me. That last two seasons were off kilter, but those early seasons? Fabulous!

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Your computer sounds just like my old one did, infact, we were told it was the motherboard, too. All I can say is, if there are important things, like photos, addresses, etc. that you want to keep, be sure and back them up quickly before the old one dies, or they'll be lost.

I like having my kids hang out around our house, too! It seems like there is always one house in the neighborhood where all the kids are, you know? Of course, my sons are always handing out drinks to everyone, that drives me crazy, but that's another story! :o)

Your stuffed shells sound delicious to me! Peanut butter and jelly over shells?! Whaaa???

Lizzy

Irene said...

Got the "new" refurbished computer today. I am copying all old files and hope to be up and running soon. I will let you know how it goes!

OHmommy said...

Home made sauce? Do share!

We had sun yesterday too... funny how happy I was. I hope it comes back for a visit soon. :)

Dawn said...

I have a real health conscious husband who occasionally complains about what I cook being too fattening. I have a hard time not taking it personally when people don't eat the food I put a lot of work into- it sounds like you have a great attitude about that. I keep reading about Gilmore girls on your blog and now, you've got me curious, I'm going to have to go and find an episode to watch (I'll probably get hooked). Have a great day.

Marie said...

I really need to check out Gilmore Girls...

I agree...I love having kids hang out at my house! Your stuffed shells sound yummy...maybe I'll fix those for dinner later!

Tammy said...

I found your blog over on Dawn's blog (and a couple others) and thought I'd check it out. It's great!

My hubby and I both got a chuckle from your spelling post. lol

Kitty said...

I've had 3 Dells - brilliant computers. x

Becky said...

MMmmm...stuffed shells sound delicious! My mom used to make those when we were expecting company.

I had the same exact problem with my desktop Dell. Totally crashed. My Dell laptop has been MUCH better and without all the quirks.

Amy said...

i love the gilmore girls. mary used to come over and watch it with me, before she got married that is!

good luck with your computer. i got a new one last summer!

Zoe said...

i used to be addicted to gilmore girls. i haven't watched it in ages. is it still on?

Amy said...

I've always wanted to take the time to watch that show, it's on my list..:-) When I cook dinner, no one ever wants to eat it either...but I confess I'm not the best cook...but I'm getting better!

Karen said...

You're better than I am about the family not eating what I've made. I usually go ballistic when I've put that much work into it only to have it shunned. I need to learn from you.

Leah said...

Sounds like a nice day! We don't live in a neighborhood very condusive to having "all the kids" over as there isn't anyone with kids very close to us, but a new family did just move in and the kids have been swapping houses once or twice a week after school and it's been a lot of fun. I never had that growing up, so I'm enjoying seeing my kids get to experience it!

too bad the family didn't want the dinner to served. O'well, more for you (as leftovers...) right? LOL!!

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Hey Maria!

If you get a second today, would you please stop by my blog? I tagged you for a meme. Of course, only if you feel like it! Have a good one!

Lizzy
ps. I think that's so cool that you and your sister are named after the saints that share your birthday!

kimmy said...

Can I have some of your stuffed shells too? I never make it because nobody in my house will eat it! Same thing with fish...I usually order it when we are at a restaurant!

Sounds like you had a great day!

Kimmy

Summer said...

I love having my kids friends over because hey play together in the bedroom without bugging me nearly the whole time.

Mary said...

Oh your stuffed shells sound wonderful :)
I love Gilmore Girls :)
Good Luck with your computer!

Magirk said...

Crazy, yes! It sounds sooooo yummy to me!! :D

Good luck on the computer thing... I hope you don't disappear for too long, if at all! ;)

Lester R.N. said...

I really like Gilmore girls. I used to watch it when it was on TV!! I lately have been into wanting to buy TV series on DVD. I am in the process of wanting all the friends seasons. I have season one and nine! Strange I know!!! Well I look forward to having all the kids play at my house! I want to be involved with my owen and his friends!!!

Kellan said...

I'd have eaten those stuffed shells!!

I have a refurbished Dell laptop and can't tell you how pleased I have been with it. I've had a Compaq and a Toshiba laptop before the Del and the DEL is by far the best of the three brands. I'm fixing to buy another refurbished one for my girls.

Have a good evening - see you soon. Kellan

Scribbit said...

I've never seen an episode but it's so popular maybe I should get with it adn watch.

Kila said...

Glad you had such a lovely day.

Shellie said...

I have too many dinners like that too. It drive me crazy. I like having the kids over too. I hope you get a new computer so you don't disappear. We'll wait for you if you do. :)