Scattered Sundays and Meal Plan
You know when you’re in a public place and they only have single-stall bathrooms? And you have to lock the main door to the bathroom. It is the only thing between you and the people outside seeing you sitting on the toilet with your pants down.
You know for sure you have locked the door. You’re confident you have. And yet you spend the whole time staring at that door terrified that perhaps you didn’t lock it? Or didn’t lock it enough? Like maybe you heard the click to let you know it was locked, but how convincing was that click?
That feeling of confident panic has been my baseline for the last five days. I got my new website template from the designer in the middle of last week and I have been busting ass to update everything I can on my end. I’ve slept 12 hours in the last four nights and go to bed beyond exhausted but fully exhilarated by what is to come. I’m flying through the days on a cloud of anticipation and pure excitement. I never shy away from working hard, but when it is working towards something you have so much passion for, the work itself is extremely rewarding.
Only six more months and then I’ll unveil it!
Bwahaaa, I’m kidding. Tomorrow. TOMORROW is the day. The big giant day I have been waiting for since last summer. No big deal. Just sharting my pants over here. The site goes live around 8 am PT tomorrow. I cannot wait to show it to you.
Just a reminder, the new site has a new name and new URL. But the beauty of it all is that you don’t have to do anything new. This site will be directed to the new space and we shall meet again very soon. There will be a weird time period where the new social media accounts and old ones aren’t playing well together, but we’ll all be one happy family again very soon.
And yes, I’m a giant douche and am keeping the name a secret until tomorrow. 🙂
I need to go check that bathroom door again. Be right back.
You guys! Seriously. You are all so dang sweet and I can barely handle it.
Last week I asked if you would please go back and review some of my recipes if you had previously made them. And you came through in a big way. A BIG WAY. I’m so humbled and thankful for your comments and reviews. Seriously, it means so much. Your generosity of time was so greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Yesterday I accidentally published a blog post that was in draft form and then immediately recalled it. I apologize if you went to read a post only to find it was no longer there. I’ve been constantly toggling back and forth from my old site and new site and frankly the fact that this is the biggest mistake I have made is shocking to me. I was pretty convinced I would accidentally delete a whole year’s worth of posts or something at some point.
Today, this guy turns two.
There is not enough space available to tell you how much joy Bennett has brought into our lives. The road to him joining our family wasn’t as smooth as we hoped, but we’ve been beyond blessed to be gifted with this little walking ball of sunshine. Like all of us, he has his bad days, but his good days are so good and he spreads happiness wherever he goes.
We’re so lucky to have him.
Even when he needs gentle reminders from his adoring big brother about manners. 🙂
His party was supposed to be this afternoon, but Jack got sick on Friday. With all the germs going around right now, and a new baby joining our family this week courtesy of Troy’s cousin, we felt it best to reschedule. Bennett has no clue what is going so pushing it out a few weeks is no big deal. Jack ended up being totally fine so it was all for nothing, but at least I get to put off the intense deep cleaning that always comes with hosting a party.
We will go out to dinner tonight to celebrate. We asked Bennett where he wanted to go and he shouted “rice and ice cream” which is Bennett speak for spicy chicken teriyaki and mochi.
Jack came home from school on Monday disappointed on his performance on his spelling pretest. For the first time all year, he missed two words. If you miss zero or even one word, his teacher lets them take a challenge test instead of the normal test later in the week.
I don’t know his teacher well enough to know if it made her laugh, but I sure hope it at least brought the other teachers a chuckle in the teacher’s lounge. 🙂
We had baseball practice for Jack yesterday. It was to get the kids warmed up for tryouts which take place over the next two weekends. We just started basketball this week, so it is hard to wrap our heads around the idea of baseball already. This is the first year that Jack is in the age group where the coaches draft the kids. I don’t know what to expect, but I hope he has fun this season. He really wanted to do track and cross country, but it would interfere with baseball.
I’m pretty firm on the “one activity at a time” rule because I don’t want him (and us) to spend every single night in the car at some sort of practice or game. I think it is important for kids to do some activity whether it is sports, arts, church, or whatever. But they also have their whole lives ahead of them to be overly scheduled and constantly on the go.
This week was light on posts because I was so focused on getting the new site ready to launch. But, there were a few posts published and hopefully, you got a chance to read them. If not…
Zuppa Toscana In the Instant Pot (or Crockpot) – celebrating National Soup Month in the tastiest way possible. I ate this for breakfast two mornings in a row and I think soup for breakfast needs to be a weekly thing.
Kale Chips – the tastiest way to get extra greens into your diet.
And kids love them too!
I’ll be perfectly honest with you when I say I don’t know what we’re having for dinner this week. My brain is fried and I’m exhausted from all the late nights. I’m winging the crap out of dinners and we’ll see what plays out. I know soup of some kind will make an appearance because I always have the ingredients on hand for something brothy. We also have organic hot dogs in the freezer and I’ll have Troy grill those at some point. We may have cereal and popcorn the other nights. Only time will tell. 🙂
What are you having this week?
PS, I’m close to vomiting in my mouth with excitement about tomorrow.
PPS, If you could travel to one place in the world without having to worry about money, where would you go?