Hi, I'm back just to tell you that I'm going. The next couple of weeks are crazy here, so I think it's safe to say I will not be blogging because I will be loosing my mind. If you know me, you know I like things simple and routine. The next three weeks are anything but, so I'll be back in November. In the meantime here is what I'll be up to.
- Cleaning up after the Teacher Appreciation lunch
- Decorating for Halloween
- Selling popcorn for pack 251
- Kids Fall Break
- Scrubbing my house from top to bottom for company(kinda not true because they don't expect me too,but it sounded good)
- A visit from Grandpa Bruce and Grandma Jody!
- The pumpkin patch
- picking up 100 million acorns on the lawn
- picking up 125 million twigs on the lawn
- picking up 200 billion leaves
- Just Moved Class
- Volunteer in the cafeteria during lunch
- Fun Night at Rocky Hill
- Boo at the Zoo
- Starting a volunteer project at school that involves kids, paint and an auction-I should be loosing sleep over this one soon
- Organizing two non-campers for their fist Cubscout camp out in the Smokey Mountains
- Holden's birthday
- birthday treats at school
- Holiday party at school
- single parenthood while Todd travels a lot
- My Mom and John visiting!
So, I'm going to take a breath. The art work/kids/auction is making me want to hyperventilate. It's what happens when you are a naive new member to the community and you volunteer for stupid events you've never heard of. Lesson learned my friends
Now I'm going to leave you with some pictures of what we've been up to the past couple of days
Becca thought she was going to be the mother of the baby with the bucket on their head(from the Parenthood movie), I have you beat girl ;)
Find a silly band, pick it up, and all day long...
You'll have fresh pecans. These things are super annoying AND super handy as chip closers, pecan bag holders, and emergency hair bands. The kids haven't even missed the 25 I have snagged.
Do you make your own granola? I'm usually too lazy, but I did get inspired the other day and it is yummy.
Preheat oven to 300
Combine 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats, 1 1/2 cups pecans., coarsely chopped, 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, 1/3 cup honey, and 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt; mix well to coat. Transfer to a parchment lined rimmed baking sheet and spread in an even layer. Bake until oats are lightly golden, 30 minutes, stirring halfway through. Let cool completely on sheet.
After agonizing on the color, we finally painted our family room.
still a work in progress
I'm not sure this could hold up in the rain(haha), but these two thought it was the bees knees(what exactly does that mean?)
Promise not to tell Pottery Barn this is what we do to their rug samples