I love this picture. It takes me back to simpler times (three weeks ago) when school was still in session and these two cuties were still in daycare. Now, we’re trapped at home together all. day. long. There are no other children to distract them from one another, so the kissing has devolved into screaming, and fighting, and crying – oh my!
We’re all just struggling to settle into our routine. Especially since I recently quit my job, and there won’t be any going back to school in August. It’s all us, all the time, from now on. I’m thinking of implementing a behavior/chore chart system to help keep everyone accountable. Ideas and recommendations would be welcome!
So, in addition to reminiscing about the days my two munchkins weren’t trying to kill each other, here are a few things making me happy this week…
Strawberry/Goat Cheese/Bacon Sandwich. Helllllll-o, Lover. I cannot wait make this. I’ve put these ingredients on a salad, but never a sandwich. Move over BLT, there’s a new summer sandwich in town!
I was talkin’ popsicles last week, and when I went to make the coffee pops, I realized I had exactly two pieces remaining of my trillion-piece popsicle mold set (my kids love to play in the kitchen drawers – I found my steamer basket in a box of Lego last week!). Argh. Then I ran across these popsicle hacks for when you don’t have a mold. God, I love the Internet.
We are knee-deep in 17-year cicadas around these parts. They are deafeningly loud and like to use your face as a landing strip. To wit, one of our local newscasters.
That’s me every time I walk out my front door. These cicadas are obnoxious, noisy, and word on the street is they’re going to stink to the high heavens when they die. Here’s another local news story about our cicada invasion. My favorite quote – “I really think I’ll need to be medicated if this goes on much longer.” Agreed!
Plus, ten fantastic-looking strawberry recipes from Food52.
And in disturbing news… check out this video of people trying “Nutraloaf,” a controversial “food product” being served in America’s prison. Another reason I’d never survive in prison.