Friday, May 14, 2010

Feeling pretty domestic today!!

But more in a culinary way than in the housecleaning way!! And for whatever reason, this domesticity kicks in when everyone is in bed...go figure! Right now, at 11 pm I have a batch of granola in the oven...the lunches made for tomorrow, dishes done in the dishwasher, kids clothes washed, just need to get them in the dryer, the kitty litter done, the carrots cooking on the stove, and I've written out 3 recipes I want to make soon. My neighbour brought over 2 large avocados that need to be made into something, so I looked up guacamole recipes...I don't have all that I'd need for it. But I'm now armed with knowledge! I also got a couple apples and thought to turn them into apple sauce for the kids...which made me wonder if there was apple/strawberry sauce...there is! But there's also this Apple Strawberry Salsa that sounds YUMMY!!!! So I wrote that one out too!!! Mom, I'll make it when you're here! You and me are about the only ones who'll eat it...its got pineapple in it! The kids may want it too...we'll see!

This morning was super low key as #1 DJ was awful last nite...he was up literally 10 minutes after I'd shut the light out...he peed and went back to bed. #2 he was up at 7:20 and Samantha joined him shortly thereafter! Now, normally on Friday mornings I get to sleep in, but Howie had to be in Seattle for 9 am...and he forgot. So he was rushing out the door as we were getting up. He made it with 2 minutes to spare. If you know my husband, he was sweating!!! He MUST be 15 minutes early to anything and everything! Drives me nuts, but it works! lol

Plus, this morning I was desperately trying to win tickets to a private lunch with Trace Adkins (my next hubby as he's known around here!) but to no avail... :( Seriously bummed! I had no clue what I'd do with the kids, but I'm sure I would have figured something out somehow if I won. *sigh* Guess we're not meant to meet just

Lunch was once again on the deck for the kids...prior to tho, Miss SamSam got her finger caught in the sliding door courtesy of her big brother *eye roll* so I gave her lovins and a cup of ice to cool her finger down...she liked that! But she liked it even better when I let her take the cup of ice outside!!! I then went in search of DJ, completely forgetting that he was in trouble!! Totally a sleep deprived moment! lol Of course, once he saw Sam's ice, he asked for one...which I obliged! Mental note to self: ice is a perfect toy!!! lol

While SamSam napped so did DJ and I! We put Shark Tales on (DJ found the stash of movies) and I fell asleep snuggling him...woke up a half hour later with a numb arm from DJ sleeping on it...adjusted and dozed back to sleep. Perfect nap!! Once everyone woke up we headed to Fred Meyer for some of their sales. With all that we have going on tomorrow I didn't want to chance trying to get today worked!! We also gathered up all the books we've borrowed from the library to return them and get more. Mental note to self: Library closes at 5 on Fridays and Saturdays! d'OH!!

So we came home and had dinner instead. DJ had to do some business in the bathroom shortly after eating and while I was in wiping him up he heard K call out for him (we've got all the windows open!) and DJ snapped to attention!!! K had been missing in action this afternoon, hence the nap, so DJ was VERY happy to see him. We all went outside as Sam had been begging all day to play. I watered the flowers and garden and then joined Lara on her back deck to chat.

When Howie came up the driveway it was time to herd the kids in for bed time! Which went well for Sam (2 mins of crying) but not for DJ...that nap came back to haunt us!! He did finally fall asleep at 9:30! Which is when I got started with all this domestic stuff!! Gotta go, the granola needs stirring and I want to go watch Grey's and Miami Medical.

Til next time...pray for safety for all troops!


  1. If you hate the litter chore as much as I do, check this out: They are available at Walmart (where else?? lol) WELL worth the cost, I tell ya, no smell, no mess, clean once every few days by removing a sealed box, the perfect solution. plus, if you want a really good guacamole recipe, try this:
    Special Guacamole
    -Creamy avocado and juicy tomatoes make a delightful dip.
    Colourful and zesty—perfect for taco chips.

    1 Ripe large avocado
    1 tbsp Finely chopped green onion
    1 tbsp Lime juice
    2 tsp Finely chopped fresh jalapeño pepper
    1 Garlic clove, minced
    ¼ tsp Ground cumin
    Sprinkle of Pepper
    2 Medium tomatoes, quartered, seeds removed, finely chopped

    Mash avocado in medium bowl. Add next 6 ingredients. Mix well.
    Add tomato. Stir & chill till ready to serve. Serves 6.

  2. *gasp* no post from the Hughes Daily News on Saturday?? You MUST be sick. Missed my daily fix, hope you are feeling better.


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