May 23, 2005

I Did A Bad, Bad Thing

Today I had to go to the grocery store for paper plates and to Staples for printer paper. As it turns out, Shop Rite sells computer paper so my second trip was not necessary. As I was looking in the paper goods aisle, I noticed that the paper plates were on sale and it got me thinking. If I could only figure out a way to jam the paper plates in the printer, I could double their use and make them even more efficient! I could print the boys weekly schedules on the plates and when the week is over, where I would normally just toss the paper in the garbage, well now I could use the paper plates to serve them their lunch. I am a genius!

(Just FYI, this will ruin your printer and make your husband angry.)

Now that part you have been waiting for, the bad, bad thing! It started out innocently enough, I went into CVS for Zone bars. As I was walking to the cash register, I went down the candy aisle, just to see what was on sale mind you. And there they were! Jelly beans. Not just any old jelly beans, but Brach's jelly beans. They are very elusive little candies! Normally the only time I am able to find them in abundance is Easter and I make it a point to stock up. I saw the bag and I wanted a pink jelly bean more then I wanted air to breathe. Alright, mild exaggeration, but you know what I mean. I bought them with all good intentions of keeping them as a little snack. Once I got the bag open, all bets were off! I was like Cookie Monster! Not the new politically correct one who eats healthy foods, the old one who makes crumbs everywhere from the food spewing out of his mouth.

To say I ate a lot of jelly beans is an understatement. I ate them all. Every. Single. One. Of. Them. I am not proud of myself, this is more of a cautionary tale to warn you of the evils of jelly beans and how strong our impulses are. I can't even bring myself to look at the caloric breakdown, it is probably the equivalent of what could feed a small country. I figure if I start running now, by Thursday I will have burned them off.


We had a great day in school! The boys impressed Kevin with their fluidity in Latin. One of their favorite things to do is shout commands in Latin. "Surge" means stand up, this is a favorite around here. They also impressed him with their ability to put the vocabulary words we have learned together and speak sentences. These boys are awesome.


I gotta go locate the elusive Pepto Bismol, ugh!


Jersey Girl said...

Paper plates in the computer printer? Hmmm.
Thrift you've learned from me -Jelly Bean glutton, that's from your father! LOL

RANDI said... want candy! My favorites are Mike and Ikes-I buy them and I hide them!!!

CMB said...

You should call Hewlett Packard to tell them of your new printer paper - you could become a millionare! As for the Beans, you are hilarious! I could eat a whole bag of reese's peanut butter eggs.

sleeplessinoklahoma said...

Love the paper plate/printer paper idea. Ya gotta find a way for this recycling to work~~~smiles~~~
Never feel bad about the jelly bean binge. Mine was a very large bag of M&M Peanut Butter.
Ah womanhood.

gina said...

If i can't have chocolate only Hot Tomales will do. Paper Plates in the printer- you so would've been my hero if that worked. ;)

CMB said...

Thanks for your post - I really love you guys!

Chord of Three Strands said...

what do you use for teaching Latin?

Our weekly schedules go in the scrap paer box and the boys can color/draw on the backs. But like the plate idea better.

I like the Starburst jelly beansand the smuckers ones, too.

Hey, they are fat free at aleast,LOL.

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