Friday, March 23, 2012

Recent crafts, Enki & others

We gathered the sticks and then F made a house with them, complete with Darth Vader, Luke, Fairies, and Storm Trooper.

I actually remember making stick houses as a small child, this was very comforting and fun for me as well. 

Bird Feeders with pictured items, easy enough for Toddleator to enjoy crafting as well---when she wasn't licking her fingers of peanut butter, eating the old cheerios, or trying the millet.

We hung Toddleator's where she could see it from the window.  The challenge to tie it where squirrels wouldn't reach was impossible, to my mind, without a tall ladder, more imagination and much much more yarn.  Unfortunately, Miss Monkey spent this as "bedroom time", unable to participate until much later that day.  Squirrels got all three feeders we put out.  Squirrels!

Old crayons + flower shape silicon muffin baker = gifts (or new crayons!)

A morning of sewing felt, and we have the ingredients for Stone Soup, which we then had fun acting out.

Nuthin' says Lovin'

Bread isn't nearly as difficult as I used to make it out.  100% whole wheat, love in my oven.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Got Spice?

Almost my whole spice cabinet sampling into the slow cooker spiced chicken for Berbere. 
Another lovely dish on our adventuresome new dieta, Spiced Chicken Stew...Ethiopian I think.
And yes those are baby food jars, awesome re-purpose-ment. These babies always take the teaspoon!

Some Days

There are these days, when I want to give up and just get back into bed. Girls awake at 5:00am, no quiet meditation, yoga or readings, I narrowly avert disastrous attitude....try dozing with toddler on couch, though she decides it's hair time, and I'm whacked in the face with a brush.  Eventually reasonable breakfasts, and whilst dressing find the kitten has vomited all over clean laundry...then cannot locate wallet, which turns out its in my car where I left it. All of this makes us very tardy to homeschool connection.
I will salvage this gorgeous early spring day, I know it can be done. Maybe I'm simply being guided to shorten The List today, keep it simple. I'm listening,okay? no more calamity, please,god? Now, to the gym for a much deserved swim!
But idling in my vehicle, with the few minutes it has taken me to swype this, Toddleator is sound asleep behind me.
The Cosmic Comic strikes again.