Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Cook

Over the years, my husband has turned into the cook in our family. I still make the basics: cereal for breakfast, sandwiches and lunch bags for lunch, noodles or meat and veggies for dinner. But, Marc - he's a gourmet. Or he's trying to be. Want salsa verde? He buys the ingredients, spends 4 hours roasting and chopping and blending. Don't get me wrong, it's so delicious, but I would have bought a jar for $4. Done in 5 minutes.

He says it relaxes him to cook. I think I would be fine with all liquid or raw goods. I love to eat his cooking though.

It reminds me of my mom. I would come home from school and she would be snapping green beans or shredding chicken. A long time went into making those meals. Usually we were shooed out of the kitchen because we were underfoot. I find myself doing that with the kids. Plus, I'm a 30 minute cooker. Anything longer and I'm not making it.

Today, for lunch, I'm eating some delicious tomato soup Marc made with a dollop of his homemade pesto. It's so good and perfect on the sunny Fall day.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

My Office

Today is a good day. It's sunny in Seattle. This is a strange phenomena this year. I have been complaining about the lack of sunlight. I never realized how much I need it until we moved here (8 years ago). But this week has made up for the crap last 8 months. Just barely. When it's sunny here. There is no other place I would rather live.

Now if I could only convince my kids to get off the computer and Wii and head outside themselves, this would be a perfect day!

Have a happy lazy Sunday!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New shoes

I love back to school shopping!! I can fulfill my shopping addiction without guilt.

I get to pick out new boxes of crayons and get 5 packs of pencils (that the crazy teacher wants me to sharpen) and then put all of the wonderful supplies in my kids carefully chose backpacks as I prepare myself for that first peaceful and quiet morning.

Maybe that's why I love new shoes. It represents my sanity. The kids are all in school this year and I get 3-1/2 of time for myself.

Hope you all have a great school year!!