I’ve seen lots of women wearing rain boots, and at first I thought it was just a fashion trend, which it might well be.  But after walking home from work a couple weeks ago and it was pouring rain, and I had to ride my hour train ride home with soaking wet feet, as soon as I saw these boots at Goodwill and they were my size, I bought them.

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Monday mornings seems to be busy right off the bat (not unlike most days!) but I wanted to get in early to get some little stuff off my desk before being it got crazy busy, and well, that didn’t happen.  I finally put my breakfast together around 11:15!   I made a new batch of naan bread over the weekend (sharing that recipe tomorrow) and made a breakfast wrap – 3 points for the naan, 1 point for the cup of egg whites, 2 points for the Weight Watchers American cheese (2) and hot sauce with a little red cabbage for crunch.

On the side I picked up that whole container of fruit for $3.  I am positive I’ve bought a large fruit cup at Corner Bakery, but the girl seemed a bit confused and asked if this container size was okay and said – yes please!  I nibbled on half the container before actually eating breakfast.

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There is plenty to have with my breakfast this morning.

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I finally ate lunch around 3:15.  Can we talk about these balls?!  These balls are delicious.  Like so good.  I love the seared crust from my cast iron skillet, and these are flavorful spicy, not just knock your socks off spicy.  Each meatball when I put this recipe through the Weight Watchers recipe builder comes in at 2 points each – 8 points for the balls, 5 for the rice and the veggies are zero.

honey sriracha turkey meatballs

I got a new plate at Target yesterday too – I bought a salad plate so it looks like I am eating a lot more food – this was super filling though!

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Hannah was busy in the kitchen making their dinner before Jacob came home from work.  I sat at my kitchen counter, and Hannah and I caught up with each other and I tried not to correct her while she was cooking – I am the worst back seat cook in the kitchen, I always want to take over, but I realize that’s not how she’s going to learn to cook – and she’s a great cook by the way!

When I met one of my Connect friends Chris for lunch a while back, she brought me a goodie bag and one of the things in the bag was Carba-nada noodles. 

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I read the package directions – they only take 3 minutes to cook, have 15 grams of carbs per 1.5 cups cooked and have 17 net carbs.  I defrosted my butternut squash bolognese from the freezer, so this came together in a matter of minutes.  Hannah and I both loved them – the texture, the taste.  I’d definitely buy these again!  Jenn, we may have to buy a case and I’ll split the cost with you!

My Aunt Martha sent a wedding card to Hannah and Jacob and inside was an advertisement from the 1940’s – for a whole $1 you could buy a handsomely bound new addition on how to attain and practice the ideal sex life! 😀  

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That reminded me of a book my Mom got when she got married in 1962.  It was basically all about how to be a good housewife from how to keep house, how to hang the laundry (I don’t think my grandparents got a clothes dryer until I was in high school – actually hanging the clothes on the clothes line in the summer when I was a kid was one of my favorite things to do).  

I thought you’d get a kick about how women were “supposed” to be a wife.  Thank goodness times have changed!  I have to laugh about “don’t greet him with problems or complaints” and “let him talk first.” 

HAVE DINNER READY: Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal–on time. This is a way to let him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned with his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home, and having a good meal ready is part of the warm welcome that is needed.

PREPARE YOURSELF: Take fifteen minutes to rest so that you will be refreshed when he arrives. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people. Be a little gay and a little more interesting. His boring day may need a lift. Greet him with a smile.

CLEAR AWAY THE CLUTTER: Make one last trip though the main part of the house just before your husband arrives, gathering up children’s books and toys, papers, etc. Then run a dust cloth over the tables. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you lift too.

PREPARE THE CHILDREN: If they are small, wash their hands and faces and comb their hair. They are his little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part.

MINIMIZE ALL NOISE: At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise from the washer, dryer, or vacuum. Encourage the children to be quiet.

SOME “DO NOT’S”: Don’t greet him with problems and complaints. Don’t complain if he is late for dinner. Count this as a minor problem compared to what he might have gone through that day.

MAKE HIM COMFORTABLE: Have a cool or warm drink ready for him. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or suggest that he lie down in the bedroom. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing voice. Allow him to relax and unwind.

LISTEN TO HIM: You may have a dozen things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first.

MAKE THE EVENING HIS: Never complain if he doesn’t take you to dinner or to other entertainment. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his need to unwind and relax.