Yesterday turned out much better than I had anticipated and this weekend looks like it will be relaxing but fun instead of the coffee, cookie, sleep binge I had been craving.
Little Abe and I ran to the dollar store this morning just sort of to get away and I was hoping they'd have supplies for two projects I have planned for today. Nope. Then we went to the grocery store which I had not wanted to do but it was a pretty successful trip (and not a huge budget buster). I found a solar light (that I was hoping to find at the dollar store) for pretty cheap, got a cheap bag of flour for paper mache we're going to do today, and we picked up popcorn kernels for a super yummy treat.
We haven't had a microwave for probably over a year now. When the one we had died (which was a pretty darn new microwave) we just never bought a new one. The ONLY thing we miss having the microwave for is popcorn. I thought to buy a popcorn popper but just never have. Today however after little Abe spied a few different bags of pre-popped popcorn at the store (which were all packed with the wonderful list of artificial this and chemical that) I picked up a bag of kernels and told him we'd make some on the stove when we got home (they are non-GMO kernals too).
The popcorn has been popped. My husband called me a lunatic (literally) as I stood at the stove gently moving the pan of un-popped popcorn kernels back and forth. What has this world come to when a grown man thinks that popping popcorn on the stove top is an alien endevour? The popcorn is SOOOOO delicious (and there's not a single burnt piece in the lot of it)!
Start a paper mache shelving unit for little Abe's room
Craft a solar powered night light for little Abe's room
Stove top popcorn DONE
Spend a relaxing Saturday with the kiddo (my third shift hubby has gone to sleep for the day already)
Despite the cold and the back and forth rain snow, I'm in a much better mood then I was yesterday. Something about activities and attempts at anything new helps put much needed motivation back into my life. I will for sure be updating you all on the night light and the shelves.