Tuesday, October 25, 2011

a treat for me

Sometimes you have to treat yourself, ya know?
I found this guy at Half Priced Books about a month ago. I didn't buy him then but I kept thinking "I just love that goofy thing." I went back last week and he was still there. I snatched him up without the least bit of buyer's pause or remorse. He is occupying a very important place of real estate on my desk. I love him.

He even has accessories! Eeee! Love it, truly.

Some people might have dismissed this chotchkie as trash but I love the King and his music makes me happy. (Yes, I have been to Graceland, and loved it too. I am hoping to take the family there someday.) I figured a teeny bust of him would also make me happy. It does. As goofy as it is.

I forgot to post my lists yesterday. Oops, told you, October is doing a number on me.

my things to do this week:
catch up all laundry and ironing (ick, again!)
catch up coupon sorting and filing
write thank you notes for Parker's birthday gifts

my menus for this week:
tortellini (again, I'm on a roll!)
tacos (kids' request)
homemade pizza (another kids' request)
navy bean soup and cornbread (just like grandma used to make)
veggie frittata and biscuits
sausage and white bean stew and bread*
baked chicken, rice and roasted broccoli

*My mom gave me her big bread maker since she doesn't use it. I am hoping to try it out this week. The one I have currently makes a teeny half loaf. We are definitely ready to upgrade to the bigger model.


Karen said...

Oh my gosh Jenny! You are hilarious! Ok - it is a little goofy, but I love goofy.

Also, I'm gonna need some recipes. The tortellini, navy bean soup, white bean stew, bread baked chicken all have me intrigued.

Jill said...

Super cute Elvis! :-) LOL It would be neat to see Graceland..
Looks like a yummy menu!
Have a great week!


Beloved's Bride said...

My husband gave away my bread maker. I wish he hadn't! IT was one of the things that we didn't use when it was just him and I but would be used now for sure! sigh. So, it is on my list! I hope you enjoy yours! Can't wait to see the pretty loaves.

cute Elvis!

Kerri said...

OMG...I am cracking up! Your little Elvis guy is hilarious! Too funny that you bought it without any remore....you must have wanted it badly! Good for you for getting yourself a little something!