Only back from the UK for a week and we have already celebrated Diva's birthday with her cousin and grandparents, had friends over for dinner, Diva's buddy over for a 2 night sleepover, and {almost} finished up moving the last little bit of stuff out of the Little Pink House.

Why is it that the last little bit of stuff to move takes the longest to deal with both in the packing up and the putting away?

We have lived in our new house for a week now and it is starting to feel slightly less like a holiday rental and more like a permanent residence, even though it still has no name.  Suggestions?  F.Y.I.  I have had WAY too many people say that they like "The Habitat."  Um, that's not my favorite option.

Trigger the cat (a.k.a. "Kitty") was the last critter to make it over to the new place.  He had not settled in well and as a result yowled all night long every night.  Displeased did not begin to describe our feelings toward the cat.  No sleep makes the Moppins family Jack Nicholson a la "The Shining" crazy not a wild and fun crazy.  Never fear, my research loving Engineer looked up how to calm a cat in these circumstances.  Everybody is feeling a little better now.  *Glares at cat*

A funny thing happens when you move house, you actually see how much stuff you have.  *Gulp*

Engineer looked at me while packing up the second to last bit of stuff to get moved out of the LPH and exclaimed, "How can we still have this much stuff left to go?!"

The cookbook collection situation might be what one may consider, out of control bordering on hoarding somewhat excessive.  In the spirit of becoming better versions of ourselves (a term you'l be hearing more about I'm sure) I would like to get the number of cookbooks down to fit in one bookcase (not the bookcase doubled stacked, in a trunk, on a shelf, etc...)  In order to do that, I am going to have to try out recipes from books to see if they are worth keeping or not.

The menu plan this week will reflect this new project (as well as the fact I have ham that needs to be used pronto.)  Recipes will be taken from Betty Crocker's Good and Easy (1954) Rival Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Cuisine (1995) or New Recipes for Your Slo-Cooker (2002):

Sunday - Leftovers
Monday - Creamed Ham on Cornmeal Biscuits, Cucumber & Onion Salad, Carrot Sticks
Tuesday - Buttered Chicken w/Garlic, Scalloped Potatoes, & Salad
Wednesday - Pork in Apple Cider Sauce, Rice, & Green Beans
Thursday - Ham & Cheese Supper w/Relish Tray
Friday - Creamed Eggs on Toast, Salad, & Steamed Carrots
Saturday - Leftovers

This is part of MPM.


  1. Ohhh I hope you get settled in soon and your house starts to feel like home home. :)

    1. Thank you so much Ms. Taylor! We're getting there.


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