Peter was still under the weather as of yesterday. He spent the whole day on the couch. He wasn't complaining of pain, but he still had a low grade fever and he just didn't want to do anything . He fell asleep after dinner and is still asleep as I am writing this.
And, no, the new Pampered Chef item I am in love with is not a medieval torture device or a new punishment for your children. It is the Mix 'N Chop. And according to the PC catalog, it's "unique, beveled pinwheel blades efficiently chop and crumble foods for even cooking and seasoning."
I have been using it instead of a spatula when I cook ground beef and I'm not sure if it's my imagination but I swear, I can cook the beef more quickly. My friend Jennifer, used hers the other day when she was scrambling eggs and said it worked great for that.
When I bought it last month, I could have sworn I paid $9.50 for it. But now, the online catalog is showing that it is $10.00. It doesn't matter though, it's totally worth the extra 50 cents.
The kids have been harassing me for years for a pet. And I've always said no. They want a dog and while I don't have anything against dogs, I just don't want one in my house.
Two weekends ago, they would not stop begging me for a pet.
"Everyone else has one. We are the only kids we know that don't have a pet."
And then they started listing off everyone they knew and sure enough, everyone else has at least one dog, cat, gerbil, bunny, ferret or monkey. (Haven't you always wanted a monkey?)*
So we compromised.