I experienced a stunning contrast in boy vs. girl shopping this past Saturday. Daughter #1 walked into a huge designer consignment shop. I looked at her and realized that she could spend
I have often wondered how parents prepare for an empty nest. I realize I'm a few years away, but the other night I realized that it actually comes gradually. As our MSC (many small children) grow to MYP (many young people), they begin to have their own plans and agendas. The other night the nest was empty due to a sports event, a friend sleepover and a babysitting job. Yes, it will come. And hopefully, I'm ready to leave my hand wide open to let the butterflies come and go.
After 20+ years of marriage, there's a weird phenomenon that occurs extremely often. The Chairman has deadlines and says he'll be working 'late'. Now that could mean anything from 7:30 til 2 am. But somehow even without him specifically telling me the exact time, I have a good hunch when he'll be rolling in. The other night I was throwing balls at the dog. Then it hit me. The Chairman should be coming home. I'm guessing the very next car that I see will be him. And guess what. It was. It happens that way often. Weird.
Son #1 was bored the other night. So I told him to make a dessert for us since we normally never have one and the meal was planned. He loves cooking and baking. So he pulls out a cookbook and remembers that our friend served us up delicious crepes a few months back and decides to make them. They turned out perfect. He stuffed them with gelato, homemade fudge sauce, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. I told him the next time we have company, he's responsible for the dessert.
I made these muffins yesterday. They were healthy and delicious. My modifications were that I added some ground flax, used a whole egg, and put in a few nuts. Yum
Speaking of yum. My mom is a peach. Actually, the pie is peach. And she brought it in yesterday to go with our supper. It was kind of an early birthday cake. She's the best and so is the pie.
I've taken a few of those on-line quizzes that pop up on my FB feeder. In the past few days I have found out: "I'm 90-100% OCD (I take that as a high compliment), my parents should have named me "Emma", I act like I'm 26 (just shy of 24 years off), and I will only marry once (I'm sure the Chairman is happy to hear that).
So there you go! Another Monday Musings posted before deadline! Happy week ahead. Make it a good one!