Thursday, May 20, 2010

Things I Love Thursday

Jimmy Johns is my absolute favorite sub shop. We have a few different chains here, but JJs will be my first choice. I probably eat it once a week. In fact, I’m sitting here eating as I type this.
I’ve been bad because this is the second day in a row that I’ve eaten it. I feel like I have to make up for lost time. I hadn’t had JJs for over three weeks and I was having horrible withdrawals. Ok, maybe it wasn’t that bad, but I wanted it badly.
It was easy to curb my cravings. There was only one in town and it wasn’t convenient for me to go. The only I could go was for lunch during the week. Plus, that was only if I could convince someone to go because my lunch is only a half hour. But then they had to go and build one in my neighborhood. UGH…but YEAH!! To make matters worse, they had to go and put in a drive thru. It’s like they knew that I drive by it twice a day and that they could easily tempt me from afar. Darn you Jimmy Johns!!!
The only good thing is that my BF isn’t a fan like me or that their menu isn’t really toddler friendly. So, when we are looking for a family lunch, it’s not really a place we can go. So, I’m safe on the weekend.
Their bread is to die for! It’s a little chewier then the other chains, but that’s why I like it. The combinations are excellent. I get the #9, Italian Nightclub. I’m kind of wishing I didn’t just take the last bite….

Do you have a Jimmy Johns in your area? If you do, what is your favorite sub?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Jack and I at the Tulip Festival. I really hate close up pictures of me. UGH

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What I've learned

Tuesday Tag-Along

I’ve learned a couple of new things lately. Mostly about my son Jack and I. For the past 8 weeks or so, we’ve been going to Kindermusik. One of the moms in play group is the instructor. The first couple of weeks were a bit rough. But, I thought it was because other than daycare, he had never been in any sort of class environment. Then he became friends with some older boys. Once he started sitting by them, he was doing really well. I was even considering putting him in a head start program we have here for 2 and 3 yr olds. But then it’s just gone downhill. I even brought his Dad with us hoping that it would help. Nope. It just made it worse. We had our last class last night and he did pretty well.
The whole time he was acting up, I was so worried about what the other parents thought of my son and my parenting. It took many weeks of me venting to my friend who was in the class. She told me not to worry about it. He’s only 2 ½ and he is doing well for his age. I couldn’t get past it. I thought for sure that he was the only kid acting up. I finally came to realize that he may be the only one acting up, but the parents were not staring me down like I had thought. Once I realized that, I was ok. I just wish it didn’t take me so long. I probably would have enjoyed the class much more. After taking a look around, I also realized that Jack may be the only one acting up because the majority of the class was full of 4 yr olds.
So, I learned that what I think is bad is not as bad as it seems. I also learned that I shouldn’t care what other parents think. I only see these people for 45 minutes every Monday. It’s actually liberating in a way. I feel like I don’t have to come off as the perfect parent and my son, who was acting good for his age, doesn’t have to be the perfect little boy.
The instructor is having two more classes this summer. I’m pretty tempted to enroll him again. Although he may not be completely ready for head start, I think having him in the environment of music class will lead him in the right direction.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Busy Busy

Wow! I had a busy weekend! We got off work on Friday and headed about an hour north up here to visit family. We had a graduation Friday night. After that, we brought our son to Jeremy’s Mom’s so she could watch Jack. We went out with the BIL and some friends. It was nice to get out. Even if it was in a town with one bar and we were the only ones in there…lol.

Saturday we headed to Orange City, Iowa to the Tulip Festival. Orange City was founded by the Dutch and every year in May they have this festival. It’s really something. Most of the buildings look like Dutch buildings. There are tulips all over the place. There have been years when the tulips have already bloomed and died before the festival. So, they have actually imported tulips from Holland. I actually gained two pounds over the week. I’m blaming it on the Tulip Festival. I seem to get in the mode that since we are not at home, I need to drink soda at all times. Then I add in the authentic Dutch food and I’m screwed. Plain and simple.

I just have to get through this week and then I’m off all next week. I cannot wait! So much drama here at work lately and I need a break.