Pretending it’s spring…

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It may be 9 degrees outside, but here’s Mr. 7’s after-school snack: He specifically requested fruit! A few days ago at ALDI I picked up: Blueberries for $1.99 (pint!), blackberries for $.79, 3 lb clementines for $2.29, and clearance sugar snap peas for $.99. Not bad for the middle of winter — and blackberries and blueberries remain the same price in tomorrow’s ad while 4 lb navel oranges are $1.99, if you want to create something similar. 😉

What’s on tap for your New Year’s Eve?

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Some nice family time here on our quiet new Year’s Eve — here’s MashupDad and Mr. 7 in the middle of a rousing game of Guitar Hero, with Junior High Guy’s feet sneaking in the back. Mini quiches are currently in the oven, and we’re about to graze on a bunch more appetizer-y type stuff I picked up at Target and Costco. What’s on tap at your house? :)

Happy New Year to me — Inbox Zero!

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This is more just so I have the photographic evidence later, because it will never happen again… but you know how some people like to start off the New Year with a clean house? Yeah, I was going for a clean email inbox. We’ll just conveniently ignore the fact that I have other email inboxes for the moment… What do you like to get clean and organized before the New Year?

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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A Very Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! Here’s how we’ll be spending our day tomorrow — there may also be cookies involved. :) Hope you all have a wonderful holiday with friends and family.

My LEGO Scientists came!

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Look what came in the mail today! The LEGO Ideas Research Institute has been selling out immediately every time it goes in stock, but I snagged one in the brief shining moment it was in stock at Target about a week ago.

I think I’m going to put it together tomorrow and keep it in my office, and will let you know if I see it pop back into stock anywhere again — not sure if it will, since the LEGO site says they are releasing a new LEGO Ideas set in January.