I had a busy weekend doing what mothers do... organizing seasonal clothing, shopping for summer wear, meal planning and grocery shopping, organizing school work into binders, washing loads of laundry... and the list goes on.
A few months ago I found a quaint little consignment shop that I was able to drop off a garbage bag full of clothing that didn't fit the kids, they sold the clothing in their store, and we split the profit. I took the $45 that I gained and reinvested it in summer wear for the kids at that store. I was able to get Sydney a nice dress, two summer outfits, two tops, and three shirts for Aaron, all for only $22. Not bad at all for the little that I spent.
I tried my hand at making the "Turkey Roll-Ups" from the South Beach Diet and surprisingly really liked them. They were simple to make and only have 2 grams of carbs in them. All you have to do is place a slice of turkey (I used 2 because it was thinly sliced) on a lettuce leaf that you spread a little bit of mayonnaise on. Add 1 scallion and 1 pepper strip. Fold into a tight, cigar like roll and enjoy. You can have 2 of them for a serving.
It's almost the end of the school year which means it's time to organize all of the school work and combine it into one binder to keep on file. The majority of Aaron's work is contained within each individual subject textbook but all the quizzes, tests, and writing assignments have their new home in a binder.
Clint and the kids showered me with cards and gifts. :) They bought me a new Walk at Home DVD, laminating sheets and an Amazon gift card. I tried one of the 30 minute workouts today and liked it. Of course I can't wait to use my gift card!
Clint made me a delicious dinner, grilled chicken that was marinated in low sodium soy sauce and lemon juice, topped with a slice of light Swiss cheese - grilled asparagus with mushrooms, onions and sweet peppers.
Clint and I took a walk down to the lake to see the baby geese with their mama and daddy. Aren't they adorable? Canadian geese are devoted to their mates and family. They have strong family values. :)