Pardon the unintentional blog break. Let's catch things up with a list, shall we?
-Last week the husband logged 85 1/2 hours at the office. He also spent about 9 hours commuting back and forth. Needless to say, it was a long week for both of us. The bad news is he will probably be this busy for the next 3 weeks. The good news is even with him gone last week, I managed to make rockin' dinners every single night. I call that success.
-Yesterday I woke up with a raging sinus infection. My face hurts. My teeth hurt. I didn't sleep much last night. I'm hoping to make a trip to the doctor later today for some antibiotics, because an upcoming road trip doesn't sound too appealing in my current congested condition.
-Today I dropped off our car at the dealership for some routine maintenance. The maintenance man recommended a lesser service for about half the price because according to him, service is often over-recommended to make a buck. Imagine that. I so appreciate that kind of customer service that actually looks out for the customer instead of the overhead. So nice.
-I have two very-ripe bananas on my counter. I made banana bread last week, so I think these banana cookies are on my to-bake list. I'm excited to give them a try. Really, I don't buy bananas to eat by themselves. I buy them to let them ripen and make banana bread/muffins or to chop up and freeze for smoothies. I'm hopeful the cookies will be a hit and add one more potential destiny for my very-ripe bananas.
-The muffin has been dealing with some food allergies. After the latest outbreak, I have taken him off all dairy and switched his soy milk for rice milk. In the past, I have made my own baby food purees, but since I've already done that for this baby and thought we were completely moved onto table food (he is 16 months, you know), my puree-making days don't hold the same delight that they did, say 8 months ago. But purees have seemed to be a safe route for some good nutrition when some of my other go-to dairy free meals feel overworked, so I've been buying the happy tots pouches. I love that I can unscrew the lid and he can squeeze the pouch into his mouth to feed himself. Until the allergist appointment in a few months, I see a lot more happy tots consumption in the muffin's future.
-This week is spring break. Even though it's day one and I'm sick and the kids are going a little stir-crazy, it is making me so excited for the summer. I need that down time with my kids. I need the days when we can wake up and be super productive mixed in with the days when we can wake up and do absolutely nothing.
Hope this week just gets better and better!