O … Men

Ξ January 22nd, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ cooking, MissMunchkin, my partner |

Last night was “Make Snacks Night”. I had been jabbered at several times in the past two days because I would not produce “O’s” for snacks.I made dried apple rings with the last batch of apples which were proclaimed “O’s” by MissMunchkin and quickly devoured. I realized (after being lectured by the two year old) that I needed to make more next time.

I had just started washing the apples when my partner came home from work. I know because he made some smart-ass comment about the gloves I’ve started wearing when doing anything entailing water and/or scrubbing. (My fingers have issues of their own …)

He sat down at the table to eat and then talked for over an hour. He watched as I washed the apples, sliced them, cored them, put them on the dehydrator trays, and one-by-one put the trays on the machine.

As I was finishing up the last apple he came over and put his plate in the sink. He looked at the dehydrator for a minute.

“… Are these really any good?” he asked as he eyed the apple rings uncertainly.

I put the last ring on the last tray and look at him.

“They’re pretty good … after they’ve dried.”

“Oh… that’s why they look so weird.”

*eye roll*



Ξ January 16th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Google, mental health, MissMunchkin, my partner, routines, shopping |

MissMunchkin and I both do better with a set routine, day in and day out. So, one of my projects this month was to get back on track in that department. Last fall I had been doing pretty good with the help of FlyLady. Somewhere between here and there it got lost.

I spent a good share of the first two weeks of the year figuring out what needs to be done and actually (and this is the key) writing it down. While I have unsubscribed from the FlyLady lists (too much mail to ignore), I have stolen quite a bit from her site.

One big thing I changed was writing everything on the computer, using Google Docs, instead of in a binder. I don’t know what I’m going to do if Google goes down… it seems to be managing more and more of my life.

I now have a daily and weekly schedule, which has made a major difference in my mental health and MissMunchkin’s growing independence. To my partner’s chagrin I even scheduled things that needed to be done on his day off. Even though they weren’t necessarily things he himself had to do, he was still greatly impressed (ha!).

I think what I’m enjoying the most, and wished I had done long ago, is my grocery list. I wrote down everything we use and eat regularly, printed it and stuck it on the fridge. Then I splurged on so highlighters to highlight items as we use them. Now instead of having to spend an hour (or more) trying to make a list before going to the store (and usually forgetting something), I just grab the list off the fridge and go. It works wonderfully, as long as I remember to print off a new one and keep highlighting!


25 Things I Never Tire Of

Ξ January 8th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ bath, books, good things in life, MissMunchkin, my partner, sleep, writing |

Taking a cue from Beth:

25 Things I Never Tire Of

  • hot bubble baths
  • candles
  • incense
  • a good book
  • chocolate
  • frozen yogurt
  • the moon
  • the constellation Orion (no clue…)
  • sleeping in
  • rain
  • dancing
  • listening to music
  • quiet time to myself
  • taking long walks
  • new clothes
  • watching MissMunchkin discover new things
  • learning new things myself
  • traveling
  • redecorating a room
  • walking through new houses/apartments
  • musicals
  • going to the theatre
  • writing
  • getting a new movie from NetFlix.com
  • going on a date with my partner
  • What do you never tire of?


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