[And because I started this post two days ago, I've already crossed a few things off! I'm probably cheating by leaving them on the list, but if you don't call me on it- I'd be much obliged.]
- Buy more worms, restart the vermi-composting - The shock and anger from the mass genocide has passed, and my grief counselor (of course I consulted one!) says it's time to move on. Plus I really miss it. Who knew collecting worm poop was so addictive?
Plant more seeds (our soil seems to harbor a fungus that infects every new tomato plant that kills it after one crop, so I keep having to replant new seedlings every 2 months in order to have a regular supply of veggies).(Done, done, done...did this while Ryan napped today) Finish Ryan's vacation book (I do one after each trip we takes, nothing fancy...it's just a simple 'story' in a Word doc with pictures that I print out so he remembers the trip a little better).(Hey...it was a long nap!) Make raw (no bake) energy bars - I've never done anything like this before, kinda excited...just hope the Riz likes 'em.Riz likes 'em well enough, the problem is...mama likes 'em a lot. Too much.
- Have Ryan finger paint (I am the *worst* mother ever when it comes to arts and crafts projects). I just found his apron (still in the wrapper) and some fingerpaints we nabbed at a garage sale 9 months ago, so...no excuses!
Start training! I hadn't realized my 16 week training program started 2 weeks ago, so I now have a 14-week training program. Whoops. I also regained 4 lbs. since the ultra. Double whoops.[Post note: One week down...so far so good!] Plan our first camping trip for 2012- I try to do this at least once, if not twice a year. It's good for the boys, and it forces me to unplug for a few days.It's happening- this weekend with the three boys. Just gotta keep 'em away from that great white circling Pine Trees...yikes. Cook my first roast! - We try not to eat meat at home (when we're out its another story), but every so often I like to strap on my apron and serve up some good 'ol fashioned meat to my main man, you know what I'm sayin? I'm thinking old school- some rosemary, broth, potatoes, carrots...just like the pioneers used to make (if the pioneers also used a slow cooker).[Post note: Just did this one for Rich's birthday lunch...I bought my first roast and now know why I hate doing this stuff. Raw meat is gross. Gross, gross, gross! Still I glad I did though, everything in moderation...] Start working on Ryan's birthday party - my favorite event of the year! :-) I think we're going to do a small family party this year, but my mind is already whirring with tons of ideas.Invitations, pennant, popcorn boxes, menu, slide show and a few other things are done...getting excited! Attempt my first oven baked frittata - I'm a simple country girl from an island in the middle of the Pacific, so I didn't even know what a frittata was until about a year ago. Don't laugh. I bet most people in New York City don't know what a spam musubi is...so who's more embarrassed now?!
|Don't worry...he doesn't have a 'stache anymore. We shaved it off.|
Ry's breakfast (avocado, pineapple & Hawaiian sweetbread) from yesterday in his new Mickey Mouse "plate". It was actually part of his meal at the park one day, but I couldn't bear to throw the cute, flimsy plate away. :-)
Heh heh...Ry had his first optometrist visit today. He loved it. It was hys-terical. He kept leaning to side and whispering to me for answers anytime he couldn't read certain letters.