So many topics have entered my mind the last few weeks on what I'd like to blog about. Topics such as cloth diapering, (obvious choice), marriage and relationships, (James and I just celebrated our 6th anniversary), wanderlust, (need I say more?), leaving Facebook (because I suffer from internet social anxiety disorder), big business health insurance companies (boo on them), Kawasaki Disease (my 4 year old was diagnosed and treated with it during the summer), and parental guilt, (being a work at home mom has its challenges. How much time am I on the computer vrs how much time I am present for my little ones), to name a few.
Modern life has been fulfilling yet exhausting the last few weeks. With work, Dr's appts, school functions, etc., I' find that I'm falling asleep shortly after my little ones. I am yawning as I write this, so I think I will excuse myself and take yet another night off from my beloved blog.
Of course, before I close shop for the night, I shall twist this in my favor by stating how liberating it is to turn off one's computer or cell phone. Make a day of it...or two. You'll be surprised at how much more time you have and how you spend that time. (I'm bad enough with my laptop, I can't imagine owning a smart phone as well.)
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Sunday, October 23, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
On Friday I had a sudden urge to make homemade macaroni and cheese with baked Brussels sprouts. The whole weekend has been filled with baked goods, yummies that we haven't had access to, for fear of turning on the oven and adding a few degrees to our already, overly hot house. Tonight we had a dinner of veggies, sauteed asparagus with mushroom and red onion, bread and butter, and a recipe from my mother-in-law, Jeniveve. Cauliflower cheese and peas. (Pictured above.) Cauliflower cheese and peas is a favorite in our household not only for it's warming goodness, but also for the induced 70's nostalgia. I actually didn't eat this as a young child, but it really has that 70's look and feel to it. Can you imagine some bowl-cut-haired kid with plaid pants and a turtleneck, sitting at a Formica table happily eating his cauliflower peas and cheese? I can. Maybe he's wolfing down his meal so he can catch the latest Bewitched episode that is just about to start.
I feel strengthened and centered on this early October evening with a sense of....could it be....maturity? I suppose what I am really feeling is balanced. I am here and now. I have a sense of the past and confidence for the future. (I hope this lasts!)
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