I LOVE Fridays! The kids have no homework and it just feels like a free day. Our small group from church meets the 1st/3rd/5th Fridays and we always look forward to that. The 2nd/4th Fridays are nice too - time to hang out with the family, take our time eating dinner and maybe watch a movie or play a game. Eric is not a huge fan of board games - his wife is pretty competitive and tends to suck all the fun out of it - but once in a while we can convince him to play with us. Maybe today will be one of those days. I could really go for a game of Phase 10!
I was in such a good mood today that I even bought ice-cream. I don't like to have it on hand because if it is here then I will eat it - ALL OF IT! But today I splurged and got a couple of pints of B&J for the adults and some mint moose tracks for the kiddos (I'll probably eat most of that too :O ) Let the Friday festivities begin!
Michael almost didn't go to school today. This is how Eric found him when he went up to check on the kiddos before going to bed. He hadn't actually "worship the porcelain God" but every little thing mentally sets him off. He apparently thought it would be safer to just camp out there last night. He didn't have a fever or any symptoms at all so off to school he went. Happily, I might add, since the school-wide reading party was today and it was report-card day. He is SUCH a first-born!
Today I am using up leftover chicken taco meat from Wednesday. I found a recipe for Chicken Taco Soup that I thought was worth trying. I threw in some leftover Mexican Rice from Wednesday and used pinto beans instead of black beans (Eric is allergic - to the black, not the pinto. This is not a murder plot!) and added in some cilantro. The recipe calls for beer, which I didn't have, so while I was out grabbing the ice cream I grabbed a 6-pack of AmberBock. Since I now have beer on hand I will probably throw together a couple of loafs of beer bread too.