Today was a school day for the kiddos and I did not disappoint myself with all that was accomplished. I promise I won't publish my to-do list ever again, but here is what I did while the kids were at school. By the way, while I'm happily busy doing all this, you know what I'm thinking? I miss my kids.
run 4 miles
buy new filing system
go grocery shopping
pick up paint chips at home depot
file all the random papers in the kitchen
create the summer calendar
buy flowers for blue pots
plant the flowers
make iced tea
vacuum out the car
get the car washed
And here is another decision we have to make. What color to stain the decks? We have 3 very small decks, front, side, and back.
Today I bought a bunch of files and that little black filing box at Target and I transformed this area. I didn't take a before picture, but I had piles of papers everywhere. Now, a place for everything and everything in its place. Ah.
Next I had these two blue pots that Sam got me for mother's day. I went to our local nursery/ farm stand guy and he helped me pick out some plants. I said I wanted there to be "hangy downy things" in the front, and he said: "right this way." I had to channel my inner Lila, my mother in law, who is the best gardener/ potted plant arranger that I know. I think they look pretty cute.
Moving on! "Making pickles" is stretching the truth a little. We get a ton of cukes from our farm share, and I am determined to not let them go to waste this year. Farmer Beth from Fisher Farm told me that if you just save the pickle juice from a jar of pickles that you've bought and eaten, you can just slice the cukes and shove them in there. I'm very excited about this, and I'll let you know how they taste after a few days.
After some planning and chatting with Sam on the patio, it was time to fetch the children. When I picked up the kids, everyone was happy and full of stories of a great day. Reed's teacher said:
"He's so easy and laid back!"
I asked how he did at nap time.
She said: "Great. He never fell asleep but he just lay there quietly and looked at books for the whole 2 hours."
Reed's report was that for lunch they had "salad and ketchup" and the best part of the day was "the beach." Once again, ?????
...these beauties. I am going to try a new strawberry shortcake recipe that I will write about soon.
Have you ever had corn on a pizza before? Yeah, me neither. But it was good!
Skyler wanted me to show you her bandage. She learned to go all the way across the monkey bars with no one holding her legs this week, and she got a little over-zealous in showing us, going back and forth, and got herself a nasty quarter-sized blister on her palm. It is a very dramatic situation because she cannot color and needs to talk about it a lot. So there, I showed you.
And just to continue with the randomness that is this post, here is a photo that was inadvertently left off of the post about Jackson swimming. It is a photo of, well, Jackson swimming.
I love my dog.