Thursday, October 27

Postponing Thoughts

I intended to write this post last night, but some how a fever bug seeped into our house and caused a little boy to require close Mumma time, that involved much time with my lips pressed against a slightly hotter forehead, breathing that new stale smell fevers bring with them, in deep, hoping that somehow I could pull it out of him, and into me. Our night was long and drawn out, with a few moments spent rubbing the burning back of the same little boys who remained face down in a blue bowl, clearly stating he 'didn't like this anymore', between stomach convolutions.  When he slept,  I couldn't, and when I did, it was restless with weird dreams.

Today, I've spent a majority of my time, bustling around the house pretending Joey's eyes don't have 'that look' to them, which only mean she's following in her brother's footsteps and that my stomach isn't turning it's own knots, with a head ache to match, of what I'm afraid are strong signs of an unavoidable fate.

We catapulted into this week with play dates, seasonal crafts, and experimenting with new dinners each night. Though I have a feeling tonight's Honey Mustard Chicken Pasta, might be replaced with Lighting McQueen chicken nuggets, all recipes have been a hit and because I'm a big supporter of sharing all things great, here are our successes.

(and because I'm an even bigger supporter of giving credit where credit is due, I've linked up where the recipes came from)

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

*Control the heat of the hot sauce by adding more butter for a milder flavor.*

Deluxe Grilled Cheese & Loaded Potato Soup
Now I don't know where we got the recipe for the Grilled Cheese, or even if that was the original name… all I know is it was intended to be a grilled cheese, with russian dressing, and bacon, but I threw in some tomatoes to try and add some element of health, and substituted pork bacon, for turkey bacon. This sandwich is seriously delicious, a must try, and not something to over look. I know I don't have a picture of the soup, because it just looked like a bowl of hot milk, not giving it any visual justice to the way it tasted… plus it's an awesome new way to use left over potatoes in the fridge!

Beef & Snow Peas
I doubled the sauce recipe, because I like things saucy, and of course, I strayed a little with this recipe, throwing in carrots, yellow onions, and garlic, but it's just what I do.

In between it all, I've been organizing the kid's play room and tightening the reigns on my follow through of the expectations of maintaining it to be kept that way. I've always struggled with wanting the kids to remain kids, but am starting to realize that a certain amount of appreciation for things, comes from the act of being responsible for them, and I've been more than lax when it comes to the day to day of their responsibilities of anything more than manners, feeding the dog when requested, and paying attention when using the bathroom. My approach of reorganizing their toys, picking up their video games, and straightening up their rooms, all the while lecturing about it being my last time (until the next) isn't providing stellar result. We're changing tactics ….

{The kids most favorite craft of all season… So easy and fun}

As of now, that is where we stand. The littles are waking up from very long naps, and we're heading into the kitchen to bake halloween cookies, in an attempt to prolong our acceptance of anything ill related, by distract our thoughts from the less then healthy feelings circulating within the family.

Happy Thrusday

1 comment:

ADH said...

those are snap peas...just sayin' ... lol :)


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