It’s that time of year… Where we eat our weight in cookies and sugar. It’s ok. It is just one time a year, right? My son is basically living the Buddy the Elf diet, sugar based. Cupcakes for breakfast. A cookie with lunch. M&M’s for a post nap pick me up. Two cookies after dinner. A fruit snack right before bedtime. Yeah, I should probably be brushing his teeth more than twice a day. [Read more…]
Isn’t December just the easiest, most fun, easy-going month ever? Like EVER?!?!?! Said no adult ever! Mixing and matching schedules trying to make every single get together work. Fitting in shopping. Trying to hide deliveries from children (and husbands). Making sure that kids never catch on to any of the holiday frustrations. Ugh! I need a nap.
Oh wait. No time! [Read more…]
The new fridge is supposedly coming today. I will believe it when I see it. “Here comes the ice again, Falling on my head like a memory, Falling on my head like a new emotion, Want to dive into an ice ocean, Iceeeee how I missed you….” Oh. That is just my little version of The Eurythmics’ Here Comes the Rain Again, but, about ice. I am one of those annoying ice crunchers. I loooove ice.
This time without a fridge has turned me into MacGyver in the kitchen. I can’t really buy a lot of fresh foods because I have no place to store them. When it comes time to cook or bake, I turn to my collection of cookbooks and food blogger friends’ sites for inspiration. Then I go to my pantry. I scan to see what I have or what I can replace in each recipe. Slowly, the field of food options gets narrowed down based upon what we have on hand. [Read more…]
OK, I apologize only a little bit for what I am about to say. I have gotta say it though. It’s like busting out of me.
“I haven’t had anything yet, so how can I have some more of nothing?”
“You’re killing me Smalls! These are s’mores stuff! Ok, pay attention. First you take the graham; you stick the chocolate on the graham. Then you roast the ‘mallow. When the ‘mallows flaming… you stick it on the chocolate. Then cover with the other end. Then you scarf. Kind of messy, but good! Try some!” [Read more…]
To say we have had a stressful two weeks would be the understatement of the century. As you know, we are house hunting. We have been for quite some time. Finally, we found something we love. Put an offer in on it and boom! Now we are going through the whole inspection, appraisal, and negotiation process. It is kind of like we have the house, but we don’t have the house yet.
I told Mike the other day that it’s kind of like we are having a baby all over again. We did the deed. Got results we wanted. Now we just sit back and wait and hope that everything turns out ok. Nothing we can do now but hope that the dominoes are all falling into place.
Me + lack of control = no bueno.
Hence, all the cookies! [Read more…]