… and other things running through my head.
It’s all been just a little crazy lately. Yesterday we had to buy a vacuum, completely out of the blue. Our housecleaning faeries, as I affectionately refer to them, do not bring their own vacuum with them and since ours died and they were flying in today, a new vacuum had to be purchased. It gave us 10 years of dog hair removal so it probably doesn’t owe us much. Matt and the kids went to Sears to pick it up and the kids were thrilled with the whole process and fought over who would use it first. It really sucks, that’s for sure.
Suddenly there’s this mad race to do all these things … trips, parties, girls’ nights, dinners, weekends-away, etc … BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS. Though in all fairness, there are a few things on the calendar even after school stars, every weekend until SCHOOL STARTS will be filled.to.the.brim. We may even have to move our anniversary trip.
We’ve been cooking quite a bit, but it’s been all super simple stuff … meat on the grill plus nuked veggies with seasoning on them. Super easy and tasty but pretty boring. Life just hasn’t been lending itself well to the use of cookbooks. However, we are throwing our sitter a retirement/thank-you-for-putting-up-with-us-for-five-years dinner in a couple of weeks and I will be pulling out all the stops … or at least baking.
I have some really cool stuff I want to share. Kjersten asked about my digital scrapbooking which I would definitely like to share since I’ve been enjoying it and since I’ve actually been making headway (though less since we got back from vacation, I notice). I also made Tabby her own “Learn to Read” book in digital format, inspired by a project on Playdough to Plato, and put it on the Kindle which was a major hit, so I’d like to share how I accomplished that as well because it was fun and pretty easy.
I have not been running much, though I have been keeping up my bootcamp routine. There are reasons for the lack of running: being out of the routine, things at work being insane and some ennui caused, oddly enough, by a running clinic I took. But I am really wanting to get back into it. Tonight I signed up for a 5K to do with a big group and I’m really looking forward to it. Now to dust off my shoes and get back to it…