After my internal / emotional drama and the external / ridiculous drama of Little Miss Tantrum, I didn't have a lot left over by the weekend, so there is not a whole lot to report.
On Thursday, just before the tantrum, we made horse sock puppets with Lily Ruth's friend Lola. They are awesome. If I remember later, I'll take a picture for you. As the tantrum wound down, I made paper lanterns for a string of fairy lights as a way to diffuse my insanity. This also falls under the category of "possible picture later".
On Friday, I made Jaden's Beef With Broccoli for our family dinner. This is one of our favorite recipes, you guys. Even Lily Ruth eats a metric ton of this! I sort-of tripled (parts of) the recipe, and made fans out of the rest of our gang :-)
Over the weekend, I procured the rest of the supplies needed to finish new messenger bags for the kids! Now I just have to carve out the time to make said bags...
I also had Big Girl Dinner out with friends to celebrate a birthday, and our whole family unit (Dottie Dog included) went to a Super Bowl party at our neighbor's house. Dottie had more fun than should be legal. She played with the neighbor dog for hours, ya'll. She cried when we brought her home :-( To celebrate her social success, she ate the corner off of the coffee table while I nursed Alec this morning
Oh well. We already know that we can't have anything nice. This just continues to confirm that.
On to the menu plan for the week...
Mon: Easy roasted chicken, steamed asparagus, butter garlic noodles
Tuesday: Red Lentils, Cauliflower and Sausage with fruit
Wednesday: Mama's gonna be in class!*
Thursday: Rigatoni with tiny meatballs
Friday: Family dinner - including sriracha broccoli :-O
Saturday: Homesick Texan Carnitas (didn't make them last week - tantrum night)
Sunday: eh. Crapshoot
That's my big plan for the week. That and sleep. I could sleep for a WEEK, ya'll!
Not that I'll get to. I'm pretty sure that these guys would not allow even a nap, never mind a week of sleep :-P
* I have to take classes to keep my massage license current. I get to take a class from my favorite Shiatsu instructor on Wednesday!!