The Crazy Suburban Mom: Weekend round up - Ghetto Bay, Swatching Frenzy, Filofax love, and a whole other language

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Weekend round up - Ghetto Bay, Swatching Frenzy, Filofax love, and a whole other language

1.  Bay leaves - Or is it bay leafs? - I'm making a bean soup and as always when I make soup I think, Should I put in a bay leaf? Because they drop those puppies like crazy on cooking shows and then I think, Ugh.  No. 

So - Do I have low-rent bay leaves - or bay leafs -  Are there good bay leaves...and ghetto bay leaves?

2.  Painting the bathroom - Well, not so much.  I've only got as far as swatching the bathroom but Boy Howdy! do twelve shades of aqua make a design statement.

3.  My kid  changed his college major to English, it was originally Science. He loves Science but that involved all this high fallooting edumatcational math - Calculus being the least offensive turn of mathematical events.  He didn't want to make English his major because he'd have to take a language (French, probably) and he hates languages.  

I told him, Go ahead change majors -  French you can pass, Calculus is a whole other language.

Which if you think about that statement, makes less then no sense.

4.  Planners - Yes, again. Planners. I'm addicted, I think but I guess there are worse addictions.  I've changed planners.  Again.  I've gone to an old Filofax that I already had in the Personal size which is 6 3/4 inches by 3 3/4 inches and while it's a great purse size I really want the larger A5 size.  5 3/4 x  8 1/4.  I know from personal experience that while that's harder to lug around it's the easiest for me to write in - therefore use.

The problem is I can't buy a big one now (any planner worth having is over $200 - period. Don't argue with me on this - plus all the new refills) so I'm stuck with the smaller one -  I don't know if it will work for me.  I asked Freecycle and nothing. No bites.  So no new big planner for me and I'll see if the small one works.

6 Comments:

Carole Anne Carr 11/20/10, 9:58 AM  

Difficult decision, but definitely avoid the math. You could always tell him he will be able to travel Europe and the French will be a great help. All the European kids speak several languages, their countries being attached to each other so no problem. Except for poor old island UK, and we are thought of as European duffers, our language skills are sadly lacking.

Lin 11/20/10, 10:21 AM  

I hate this time of year because I go through that whole calendar dilemma. I hate when I can't find a wall calendar to fit my frame or they don't have the one with the pictures that I like in the size I need. Then I have to find a cheapy one for work--but again, it has to be the right size. Ugh.

And don't even get me started on purse-sized calendars. I have one now that I like the size of the squares--but it starts with MONDAY and goes thru Sunday--so I'm always a day off! Arrrrgggghhh!

Calendar hell, I tell you.

Gabriele Agustini 11/21/10, 10:35 AM  

I must be hungry, because I can't get the bay leaves out of my head...
and the wonderful dishes they could be added to.
Yum!!
I must get out of bed -
and eat!

Happy Thanksgiving!!
Hugs,
gabriele

Misguided Mommy 11/21/10, 11:27 PM  

I used to have bay leaves, but I never really used them, I always thought I should but the idea of fishing it out of the soup later was just too much for me.

And switching to English is great because I could barely pass Algebra one, let alone calculus

lee 11/22/10, 8:06 PM  

try ebay for a nice filofax binder. they usually come with some sort of indexers or whatever. you can always get what you need at office max. i bought a $140 for $15 back in 1997, and i just replace the dated portion every year.

Ruth 11/22/10, 11:57 PM  

Have you ever tried www.plannerpads.com? I've been using them for years, none of them are over $30. $200 for a planner?? Fuggeddaboudit!

Love bay leaves, I use them a lot in soups myself.

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