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Wednesday February 20th 2019

A New Project on the Horizon

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A better title would actually be – More technical crap for Mom to have to learn – but then that is considered whining and I was told I couldn’t do that.

You get two entries from me today – see what some decent sleep and food can do.  You probably won’t get much from me in the way of actual “Mom” blog entries for a few days – unless of course something incredibly funny or annoying happens to me.

First off, I want to take pause and remember all the U.S. men and women who have given their lives to secure the freedom of our country.  As I have International visitors to the website, today is Memorial Day in the United States, it commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to our country. It’s a time to pause and give thanks to those who paid the price for the freedoms that we too often take for granted.

A new project

My 15 soon to be 16 year old son is going to do some work for the site and I have to help him get all set up.

I have said before that we as parents are sometimes dislluisioned about what our kids are doing, thinking and how they feel.  A lot of times we assume or don’t ask or we do ask and get the “it’s fine” answer from them.

Well my son is going to start responding.  He has been reading through my articles and has commented several times on how we see things differently.  Parent’s point of view versus kids point of view.  So I said tell your point of view then, maybe it will help other parents to better understand their own kids.  I got the typical “whatever” response at first but he gave it some thought and figured why not.

So now he is now going to put his views down in video form (great one more technical thing for me to learn).  Actually, he is much like me and comes across much better speaking his thoughts as opposed to putting them on paper.  I have no desire to be on camera so even though I am better spoken than written, you guys have to suffer through my terrible grammar, sorry.  He on the other hand wants to do the videos so more power to him.

We are going to set up a forum directly related to this where parents can put their questions, comments and concerns down and he will give you his honest opinion and view from a teenager’s prespective.  He will also be commenting on the articles and entries I write.  I had to offer up an amount of leeway and immunity for this whole project so it is going to be interesting.

He also has some of his teenager friends who are willing to provide their prespective but not always on camera.  I think it could be invaluable for parents to have a little insight into the minds of teenagers today and see what they are thinking and feeling about life.  I already know my son isn’t perfect (he snuck out at 3am to go to a party) so I am not expecting all sweetness and light or for him to always agree with my point of view.

It will take us a few days to get the video side of it set up and get the forum set up but I will let you know when it is done.  He will be using YouTube to post the videos and they will be shown here on the site as well.  I will post when it is all set up done.

A new restaurant

Well the title says new but it is only new to me.  My kids have been to this pizza place called CiCi’s pizza.  I have never been and really had no desire to go.  On Saturday evening though I realized I was far from my calorie goal so decided to give this place a try.  Pizza has lots of calories and it is a buffet.

The concept behind this restaraunt is simple.  It is a buffett that serves different kinds of pizza so everyone can get the kind they like.  It has two kinds of salad, pasta, soup, breadsticks and dessert on the buffet as well.  If you don’t see a type of pizza you like, you can order what you want, no extra charge.  You can order it by the slice or a whole pizza made just for you.

The price for this buffett was $4.99 for adults and kids 11 and up.  The buffet is $2.99 for kids 10 and below.  Drinks don’t come with the buffet the cost an additional $1.98 for the older set and $.99 for the younger set.  I only had two of my kids this weekend so for the three of us it cost $18.99 total.  I can’t get McDonalds for three of us for $18.99 and this was healthier and the kids could eat until they were full.  For growing boys that is a lot.

I tried a variety of different pizza.  Pepperoni, spinach alfredo, ham/pineapple, veggie and bacon/hamburger combo.  All were good and before you think I over ate the slices are smaller than your traditional pizza.  I had the cinnamon rolls for dessert and they were delicious.  I even had some BLT with ranch salad.  Let us just say I was definitely full and met my calorie goal by the time I left.

The have other types of pizza as well, the one that caught my attention but I couldn’t bring myself to try was a mac & cheese pizza.  My 10 year old tried it and loved it.  They also have wings but they are an additional charge.  The desserts are apple pizza, brownies, and cinnamon rolls.

You can order pizza to go as well and their prices not to bad.  A large speciality pizza cost $5.99 it is a 15″ pie.  The medium pizza is 12″ and cost $4.99.

They cater, do birthday parties and group and fundraiser events as well.  All in all a pretty decent place to take the kids.  If you have one in your area check them out.  Here is the link to their website CiCi’s Pizza.  In the upper right hand corner is the search box for your zip code to see if one is in your area.

My weekend

Not much exciting happened this weekend, other than finding the restaraunt.  Well the kids broke my oven door (not really the screw just came out but I haven’t told them yet) at least they think they did.  They baked two pumpkin pies so I would have some high calories food to eat, how nice of them.  I did have two slices with cool whip in fact about 20 minutes ago.  The pie came out pretty good.  Definitely topped off my calories for the day.

Oh but something irritating did happen.  About this time yesterday, I decided I wanted a bowl of cereal. I love cereal, me and lucky charms have been friends for years.  I go into the kitchen and too my disappointment all the Lucky Charms are gone but there were still some Cherrios I could sugar up.  I reached for the box and it was empty.  Hmmm two down but there was still some healthy Raisin Bran left, which I guessed better than nothing.  I knew that box wouldn’t be empty the kids don’t eat Raisin Bran.  I reached for the box and it was empty too.  Seems my 13 year old has taken a liking to Raisin Bran.  I could have easily murdered some children.  Who does that?  Why leave an empty box and get my hopes up?  The trash can is right there.  If you use the last of the cereal throw the box away for goodness sakes. So I put the milk away resigned that I would get no cereal.

I looked around for something else to eat, was definitely in a foraging mood and was determined to find something.  Nothing.  It is the end of the month and I am a once a month shopper.  My kids know if they eat everything in the first few days they will go hungry at the end of the month.  I hate grocery shopping and try to go as little as possible.  Being that it was May 30th yesterday there isn’t much left in the house to eat until I do June’s shopping which will probably happen today.

I did end up getting dressed and went to Wal-mart to get some cereal though, the craving had started and there was no stopping it.  Ok I didn’t really get dressed, I went in my PJs but they don’t really look like PJs, and it was Wal-mart too.  Trust me I have seen the other shoppers in there at that time of the morning and I was dressed like a princess in comparison.

Ok well if you remember, after all that rambling, I won’t be around for a few days or I will be around but behind the scenes.

Hope everyone had a good weekend!!

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2 Responses to “A New Project on the Horizon”

  1. mixmaster says:
    I found your blog very interesting. I will check back often to read your updates and see how the project is coming along….
  2. george t. says:
    How is this project coming along? Sounded interesting.

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