Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Stuck on Day 11

Such a metaphor for my life. I simply cannot commit to doing something every single day of my life. Hell, I even try to take days off from parenting, which is not as easy as it sounds. I really, really want to do it but then I just get soooo tired. Driving home from class last night (because yes, hell grad school is back)I had decided to scrap this whole thing and just keep plugging away over at Broken Bananas. But I like having separate blogs. It's sort of an extension of my multiple personalities (not officially diagnosed). I have high hopes for this little space. If only so I can look back a year from now and see all the things I've accomplished and feel overly superior. So I guess you get a little reprieve while I decide what to do. Just don't piss me off in the meantime.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Day 11

I am really into making homemade bread lately. Just ask my ungrateful daughter. I am trying out recipes until I find "The 1". I have made a loaf only using whole wheat flour and I liked it but I'm afraid I'm in the minority. Then I tried a half whole wheat/half white flour. It went down better but didn't last more than two days because we ate it all. And by we I mean mainly me. This week I tried a whole wheat/white flour combo with the addition of oatmeal. It is very tasty. Don't know if it will be "The 1" but I like it. And it made two loaves. I will provide the recipe so you can torture your children.

Oatmeal Whole Wheat Bread

Monday, August 17, 2009

Day 10

Isn't it great to start cleaning the house at square 1 every week?

No, it is not great. Not great at all.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Day 9

Today we did our part to support local eateries. It's such hard work but someone has to do it. I will selflessly indulge in local barbecue and ice cream for the good of the community. And the service is so much better.

If you live in the A-Z area and you have not tried these places, go there immediately. Like drop what you're doing and just run there.

Joe's Real BBQ

Udder Delights

Joe's will make you love being a carnivore and they even have red cream soda.
Udder Delights has the best ice cream I've had in a long, long time. And bonus, free cow erasers.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Day 8

Walking 10 miles is not great. But it does give you more respect for pioneers and nomads.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Day 7

My friend Sara and I are on a whirlwind tour of local spray pads. Oh yeah, we take our kids along too. This is by far the best we've found. Simple, shaded, right next to a self-serve frozen yogurt place. The kids could do this for the remaining five months of summer.

Day 6

Finally found something that kicks my kids' messy butts.

Thanks Oxi Clean for all of your marvelous marvels.