Currently-a Wednesday Edition

What is CURRENTLY on my mind...

Making:  I'm working on my grocery list right this second.  Well, errrr....if I'm being completely honest thanks to grocery pick up I skip the grocery list step and just add things to my cart instantly.  I'm working on my grocery ORDER, I should say.  Tab's been out of town for the past week and leaves again really soon so my grocery bill and my cooking have both gone really down.  When Tab isn't here for dinner, the kids and I eat super simple things.  Do you guys do this?  What's your favorite thing to make when hubbies are gone?

Cooking:  Tonight, I'm making white chicken chili.  I haven't made a soup for dinner in a while, because Texas hasn't been getting the winter memo.  URG...I'm a little envious of all that snow some of you are getting!  However, let me add-it's cold today!

Drinking:  WAY too much coffee!  We were praying before bed a few nights ago and talking about prayer requests for each other.  Bowen said, "For mom, I think we should pray that she gets enough coffee".  Should I be offended?

Eating:  A lot of simple things...when my mom was here last week we had kid favorites...spaghetti, burgers, and tacos.  Have you ever had salmon patties?  I'm not talking a salmon burger.  I'm meaning like salmon, mixed with crackers, and egg?  Then you saute it.  We had these growing up and they're one of my very favorites!  Right now you're either reading this and fist bumping the air because you know what these are OR you're gagging because you're so grossed out.  :)  Am I right?  My mom made those for us last week and YUM!   I wish I could invite you all over for dinner.  They're GOOD!  #mycountryrootsareshowing #isthisacountrything?

Reading:  I just started reading, The Flatshare.  I'm only on chapter two so no thoughts quite yet.

Wanting:  A few more hours in my day, to completely redo my entire house because now that Christmas is down it looks empty and blah, and the week to speed up so we can get to Britt's post-op appointment.  #lethereatfood

Looking:  At all the responses about school Valentine's Day party ideas...I will be sharing those in a big post tomorrow.  If you're in charge of planning, please come back tomorrow to check out tons of ideas!

Playing:  How long can I wait to start getting ready but still have enough time?  Does anyone else ever play that game?  I have a couple appointments today and I'm dropping Britt off at my mother-in-law's for a bit.  I need to go shower, but I'm still working...how long can I wait?

Wasting:  Lettuce...always lettuce.

Buying:  A few things lately.  This is what happens when I'm in the house with a recovering kiddo...
I popped into Athleta and left with a big bag of goodness....my top and leggings.


This was pretty much my outfit last week...top {I couldn't find it online} and leggings.

Kristin {who I've mentioned before} has shared these shoes time and time again.  I finally took the plunge. 

Wishing:  We'd get a SNOW DAY!  I love a teeny, tiny bit of snow that happens to cancel everything or basically shut down the metroplex for two days.  That's my wish!

Loving:  These SHOES!  I ordered these for Britty and she loves them!  Aren't they CUTE for spring?  Basically, if I'm not gonna get my snow day, then hurry up spring!

Hoping:  I'm not crazy sore tomorrow.  I went back to the gym after being off for a week and a half.  I love the feeling of being sore but I hate feeling like I'm so sore I might be getting the flu OR I might have just taken too long of a gym break.

Marveling:  At Britt's sweet preschool teacher who asked if I minded if she stopped by to visit Britt!  HOW SWEET IS THAT?!  I mean.  So STINKIN' SWEET...right?  Britty can't do any running-and-jumping type of play for a month so I'm keeping her at home for a while.  To know her teacher wants to stop by, just warmed my heart.

Needing:  To refresh the front porch.  When I took down the Christmas wreath, that place looks BARE!  I'm searching for cute wreaths and a new mat.

Smelling:  A new candle I just started burning.  New year, new candle.  It's mint and eucalyptus which smells super fresh. 

Wearing:  Britty and I are going all in on our Valentine's Day attire.  I'm wearing this heart sweater on repeat.  As well as...


Praying:  More in 2020 is one of my goals.  I have a note section in my phone so when someone mentions a prayer request in the middle of whatever, I can add it so I don't forget.  If you're like me and need that reminder, it's working so far!

Noticing:  This post has gotten really wordy.  Sorry, friends!

Knowing:  I need to add a few finishing touches to the backyard so I can show you the new patio!  I can't wait to share it all with you!

Thinking:  I'm still thinking about the last book I read, 102 Minutes:  The Unforgettable Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers.  I've been to the memorial in New York City twice, watched movies, watched documentaries, and more but I still learned so much after reading. 


Opening:  A message about that quote above and the woman said that she left to go get a toothbrush.  When she got home her husband asked, "How did you spend $175 if you went to grab a toothbrush?".  We all get it.  Don't we?

Giggling:  At Tab...he's been out of town for a week and you know how it is when you're out of town, it's like BAAAMMM back to real, parent life when you return.  Well, he got home yesterday and he knew Nixon had baseball practice at a certain time, but I was leaving to meet some friends for dinner.  When he realized he'd have to take Bowen and Britt to baseball as well, he decided he'd prefer to have someone else take Nixon but he didn't set that up.  Basically, I just let him deal with it and it was a quick entrance back into parent life, carpool duties, and his dad role.  He probably would have preferred to slowly make his way back to reality but he went cold turkey and I giggled about it for a solid hour.  #itwasnicetabbutitsover

Feeling:  Super THANKFUL for a sweet friendship I've made through Instagram.  I've told you guys before about Erin at Simple Purposeful Living.  She's super sweet and a fellow adoptive mama.  The two of us have a fun giveaway going on now over on Instagram.  You need to head to Erin's Instagram and my Instagram now to enter!

Now I'm off to sit at my desk and work, work, work!  Happy Wednesday!
XO

30 comments

bprzy said...

Love Athleta! My husband works a later shift so he is never home for supper and bedtime. He tries to help without actually having to do more work himself. His best "suggestions" have been "Do the kids really need to wear clean clothes?" (less laundry) or the latest "I don't think we need to eat off of clean dishes. We can just brush the crumbs off and use them again." haha both of those suggestions were not put into effect;-)

Jen said...

I'm love salmon patties. I'm from Pa and that is just how we make them. My favorite meal. 👊🏼

Jamie said...

I read 102 Minutes a few months ago, it was amazing! It really does stick with you. Thank you so much for your awesome blog, love the sweater from Walmart too. It’s great to see affordable cute clothes!

Courtney said...

I love this post :) you should do it more often!

Narci said...

This was so fun to read! The salmon patties are still making me laugh!

Teresa said...

This was a fun post!! Would you please add a link to your shoes? I followed the link to Growing Up Gill but I couldn't find them there either. Thank you!!!

Dustie Day said...

Oh my gosh, my mom always made salmon patties. She also made salmon soup. Literally milk, butter, that same salmon and salt/pepper!! I do think it’s a country thing ;).

Also, the Tab thing made me LOL. Same situation here!

Beth said...

The Flatshare was one of my favorite books from last year! It's so good!

Lee Family said...

Our kids are 8,7, & 5, and it's a blessing and a curse when Dad travels.... no cooking but also no bedtime help. Ha! :) We are from Alaska and salmon patties are a way of life up there. As a Korean adoptee I always loved fish, rice and dairy free foods so Britty may love those salmon patties (Many asian adoptees don't realize until we grow up how much easier certain foods were on our stomachs. We often discuss these things on our adult adoptee boards :) We have a 2 hour snow delay here in Bentonville, AR this morning. Maybe it will travel your way....Have a great day!

Mara said...

This was a fun post to read! Brit's teacher sounds very kind:)

Dena B. said...

Grew up on salmon patties, but now I make tuna patties. Same exact recipe. And they are sooooo good! :) I also live in southwest Missouri, so maybe it is a country thing!

Mix and Match Mama said...

Can you read my mind right now???? If so, text me what I'm thinking... Ha!

Unknown said...

I LOVE salmon patties...my momma used to make them for us growing up :) Now, I want to buy stuff to make them!

Therese said...

OMG, Salmon patties are sooo good. I never think about making them but my mom also used to have them as a dinner staple growing up. Might need to add them to the rotation in the coming days.

AllieP said...

Erica,
This was super fun to read! I think it is really sweet that Britt's teacher wants to visit, what a great teacher!

Angie Smith said...

I'm from a small rural town in North Missouri and growing up salmon patties were a meal we all loved. We don't have them much anymore but YUM!

Jenny said...

My mom used to make salmon patties all the time growing up. I used to make them for my family too but when we changed our eating habits a few years ago I quit. They are so yummy!

MN MOM OF BOYS said...

Had to laugh at your weather wishes. We bought a snowplow business this year and it has snowed so much that we are setting a new record for snow. It's only January and we are all so sick of snow!! Now this week it isn't snowing but we woke up this morning to -34 (yes that is negative and without a windchill factored in) I have been threatening my family that I am tired of cold and plowing snow at all hours of the day and am moving to Texas!!

AmyJo said...

My kids and I LOVE salmon patties!

Jen said...

When my husband travels and we don't have practices I actually tend to cook more at home. It seems time slows down and really crawls by when he's gone so I'll cook more to pass the time until bedtime routines. If its practice night I tend to stop by Chickfila more. I like to save our eating out time when we are all together.

Julie Bradford said...

yummm salmon patties... we had these ALL the time growing up!!! I made them when we were first married but haven't in a while.. thanks for the reminder I will add them to my shopping list :) FUN POST!!

Shelly @ The Queen in Between said...

Oh my gosh...I literally just talked about salmon patties...we were classier in south Texas and actually called them salmon croquettes....a few nights ago!! Those were totally one of my favorite things my mom made growing up! And YES...can so relate to that little game your playing much to my teens dismay!!

Alexa said...

Such a fun post! You mentioned making a goal to pray more often and using notes in your phone. This has been a goal of mine too!
My friend told me about the Echo prayer app. It’s a great little app to add prayers and set reminders for yourself to pray throughout the day!
I also set timers to pray for my kids at the time of their birthday (I.E. for September 21st I pray at 9:21 am). Praying more often has been a big goal of mine lately so I thought I would share a couple things that have been super helpful for me! :)

Julie Payne said...

Salmon croquettes are on rotation in our home and when I was growing up too. I started making Euna Mae, Amy Hannon’s, recipe in Love Welcome Serve cookbook when that first came out!! Oh my goodness!!! Try it!!!
My favorite post!!! Loved this!!!

Unknown said...

I'm from Missouri as well and grew up with salmon or mackerel cakes made the exact way you described. My mother almost always made homemade mac and cheese as a side for them too.

Laura said...

Love Salmon patties. My mother made potato pancakes from leftover mashed potatoes. She would add onion and flour to the mashed potatoes. Make patties and fry them. Delicious!!!

Dianna said...

My mom made salmon patties and she learned from my grandmother (my dad’s mom). I refuse to make them because they are messy and stinky. 😆 yummy to eat though!

Unknown said...

I have the same wish...snow! I live in The Colony and got a little last week. Such a tease! I want a weekend of snow! Fun post :)

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

I saw a meme once that said "I almost forgot to buy the bag of lettuce today that I'm going to need to throw away next week." :)

Bren said...

Yep - well familiar with the salmon patties! Iowa girl here and I always thought it was a Midwest thing. :)