Sorry folks for the lack of posts. There's plenty going on to fill my days, but nothing new. Rise in the a.m., drag kids out of bed and tote them off to school, stare at a computer screen full of colorful child friendly artwork for a few hours, go for a walk, get kid 1 from school and torture her with afternoon chores before it's time to get kid 2 from school and cook dinner then, do some sort of activity with kids (usually nintendo), force kids back into bed and attempt to stay awake a bit longer so my husband doesn't think I'm lame before having to do it all over again. Yup. Sums up my last month or so. Exciting right? Want me to blog about it everyday? Maybe I'll just repost this entry over and over again.
Living where we live, we tend to get a nice array of slimy creatures crossing our paths. We regularly find frogs living in our trash cans and in the underside of our hot tub cover. Along with frogs, we often see gooey slugs much larger than we had when we lived across town. One such slug, the biggest slug I've ever seen in this town, really shouldn't have crossed our path…
I was biking Q-Bear to school and we both saw the thing in the path ahead of us. Neither of us really acknowledged it because it was huge and dark and stick like. Apparently once the idea of this thing being a stick popped into Q-Bears head, she decided to run over it. She realized a moment too late that this was not a stick, but a ginormous slug. It was disgusting! The splatting sound and the...
As fall quickly approaches, I can only think of doing two things: clothes shopping and fall eating. Unfortunately the two really don't go together very well because the latter will make the former very discouraging in the fitting room. But I've got the itch. Looking at Pinterest every now and again really doesn't help either. It's always so full of AMAZING this, and AMAZING that. Yes, those shoes and that artichoke dip really do look AMAZING. Well, good thing I'm broke right now and can't indulge on this urge anyway. Am I the only one feeling this way at the moment?
This weekend I will be setting up at the annual Hyde Park Street Fair at Camel's Back Park. I will be in a group tent with Indie Made. We will be one of, if not the largest tents there. You can't miss us! I will have an assortment of broken china necklaces, barrettes, pins and headbands. I will also be pulling out my hula hoop stock and acrylic items that I still have on hand. This fair is always a blast with a lot to do. I hope to see you there!
One week down. What a week too. We've been battling being sick since the day we got home. First it hit dearly beloved, and in my best "we must not all get sick" attempt, I started dishing out the apple cider vinegar. Screamers managed to choke down a dose in tablet form, but then we decided to try the liquid on him since swallowing pills isn't really his thing just yet. He made terrible faces the whole time drinking the liquid stuff but kept coming back for more. I popped pills for a few days straight. Q-Bear tried swallowing a tablet and spit it up all over the kitchen. No go. We poured her some liquid version and watched her cry for 1/2 hour because she didn't want to drink it but she didn't want to get sick and miss school but she didn't want to...
We have made it home. Home, wonderful home! I have spent the last few days in a heart racing swoop of getting things caught up on and trying to set a good daily schedule for the family to get used to for the school year. I also made the mistake of weighing myself after my 3 month hiatus. The results? Not good, but fixable. My pants will thank me for being conscience of these things once fall hits.
Q-Bear started 1st grade yesterday and Screamers will be starting back at Montessori next week. It will be amazing having both kids in school full time. This hasn't been the case since before Screamers was born 3 years ago! Yup, gonna be a productive year for the businesses. Q-Bear is on the fence of whether she likes school or not this year. She was a bit sad...
I have a new favorite rice and I think you all should try it out. Brazilian rice. It's crazy easy to make and is a yummy twist on plain white rice. Here's what you do:
1. Mince up a large clove or two of garlic
2. Mince up about a TBSP of onion
*For mincing these ingredients I actually used the small holes of the cheese grater and created an incredible mush. This is how I will do it again in my future rice making extravaganzas.
3. Heat up about 2 TBSP of olive oil in a pot over medium heat
4. Add a healthy portion of salt (I probably dumped in close to a TBSP worth)
5. Sauté the onion and garlic in oil and salt for just a minute or two
6. Add 2 cups of basmati rice (probably any white rice would work well enough) and coat with...
It's probably just my PMS talking, but sometimes it's hard not to feel like a loser.
These past couple of days I've been feeling that build of just wanting to be alone and not have to take care of anyone other than myself for a day or two. Then I feel like a loser because it was my choice to have a family. A family is going to drive their mom nuts, right?
Like, why do I have to be the one going to the person who needs something. They should come to me if they need me for something!! No matter how many times I speak of this, it doesn't work.
Then there's the times where I get scolded for not answering the question that I didn't hear because it was being asked from me from 2 rooms down while I'm hovering over a loud faucet in the kitchen doing...