Thursday, November 7, 2019

My family made me do it, Halloween, and the GREATEST ice cream scoop of all time.

I feel like my life is spiraling out of control at the moment. Well, all the time, really. Matt and I spent last weekend figuring out bills, our debt, a game plan, and it's all really depressing. We learned we spend too much money on eating out, so that's going to end except for our once a week run to Wendy's with everyone in the middle of running errands. It's a tradition and we all really enjoy it, but anything else? NOPE.

We have a goal of spending cash only on Christmas and paying one credit card off by the end of the year so pray for us. I think we'll be fine but I know there are a lot of times where we are limited on time and need to eat, it's too late to cook, etc so we're going to be eating a lot of cereal and frozen waffles. In the meantime, you can check out my article about holiday organization/keeping your budget in check from Duluth Moms Blog.

Aside from that my family is doing annoying things nonstop and it's driving me NUTS. I'm at the point where I'm not sure if they are clueless or if they are intentionally trying to make me lose it. Either way, I'm so close to losing it.

A few weeks ago I had not one, not two, but THREE people tell me we are almost out of laundry detergent and paper towels. OUT! I specifically asked if they opened the random cupboard by the washing machine because I was pretty sure there was a couple of paper towel rolls there and some laundry supplies.

EVERYONE SAID NO.

I go down to do some laundry when the kids are at school and it takes me awhile to get down the stairs because there isn't a rail and I feel like the stairs are too steep and I don't feel steady. As I'm coming down I figure I'm going to open that cabinet.
As you can clearly see, there are several bottles of detergent ON THE COUNTER IN PLAIN VIEW but once you open the cabinet? Another bottle, stain remover, the sprinkle things I like, and what's that?

THE TWO ROLLS OF PAPER TOWELS I TOLD THEM THAT WAS IN THERE.

Everyone has pleaded stupid and insistent they looked for all of these items.

Every single morning when I come down every light in this house is on. It's on and there is no reason. The one that drives me nuts is this back hallway light. You know why? BECAUSE NOBODY GOES DOWN THE HALLWAY. You don't need the light to get to the bathroom. You don't need it for the basement. This is 100% a useless light as it is but every morning?
The damn thing is on. I say it every day: don't turn the light on, stop turning every light on, etc and still. They are always on.
Matt and I still go through my medication every Sunday but my god- I bet I wouldn't even need the mood stabilizers if people would just stop being stupid. 

Anyways. So we had Halloween.  
Lucy was a bird, Penelope was Wonder Woman, Jackson was a Headless Horseman (and then an Octopus when he got too cold after we all told him to bring a jacket but he didn't and froze so he changed costumes and wore a jacket because I am always right), and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. We had Olivia's best friend come over and they had fun and went to a party afterwards. Everyone had a good night but it was COLD.

So like forever ago when Matt and I were getting married, his cousin Julie gave us some really great kitchen stuff as a gift, including this Michael Graves ice cream scoop from Target. The spoon has a really cool handle, perfect for a good grip, and it's heavy so it goes through any ice cream really easily. We loved it. We've had it for like 15 years or some craziness. It was originally purchased at Target because that's where we had our registry, but after looking for a new one, I realized they no longer carried it.

So I went online because obviously, I need this exact spoon. I can't change spoons, I can't go back to using a sub-par spoon. Amazon had nothing. I ended up doing a generic Google search and the only place (at the end of September) that would not charge me outrageous shipping was some place called Mercari. I don't know. It all seemed very sketch but I was desperate. I paid $25 for my fancy ice cream scoop and it's THE BEST DECISION.
There it is. Isn't she a beaut? I'm not kidding, this thing is heavy but not too heavy. I couldn't bludgeon someone to death but I'm sure I could knock them out if I hit them with it. You need this in your life. I have debated buying a couple more just in case something happens to this and I need a replacement. I will never accept another ice cream scoop, only this.

I love you, ice cream scoop.

1 comment:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Hah! I'm so glad you love your ice cream scoop. It looks pretty fab! And oh boys, your family would be driving me nuts too. I hate when random lights are on, and not being able to find things that are in front of your face is usually a guy thing, but apparently it's a 'your whole family' thing. I feel for you, Sara. I do. I'm glad Halloween was fun though! And yes, it was so cold.

-Lauren
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