Today, I totally had the day centered around the task of getting the pool ready to close and being here when the guys came to close it with all the paraphenalia they would need.
True to form for most service situations, at noon, they still hadn’t called for a “morning appointment”. So, I called with a voicemail. They came fifteen minutes later, ironically enough.
Now, it’s closed. A big elephant on the patio, as CJ says. We are hoping to get rid of the worn green “elephant” and get a tan “elephant”. But, that requires my getting it here.
Fortunately for me the cool weather is cheerful, even with the “elephant”.
I probably didn’t swim twice this year…all sorts of drama this summer. I’m not sure I ever got in the nice summer boredom stage. I need to work on that next year. It’s not that I got a lot done…but I guess it was on my mind all the time, and that’s about as bad.
Today: trimmed the sides of both boys heads. I’m not sure why, but they both have curls there that have been driving me nutty. So, now they look a little less unkempt. Boy Wonder hates haircuts–boy could make wool.
I also did some super-fast scrapbooking that really lifted my spirits today. I’ll have to show you when I get the photos ready. I had a conversation with a Mom this week that was on the topic of not receiving enough “affirmation” just “doing the stuff”. The conversation led me to focus on the points of celebration of things I get to do, just because I’m here. And it’s good to celebrate that when you get lonely. A typical problem for stay at home moms. Working moms are exhausted, so a tradeoff.
The guys got the yard mowed today.
Tomorrow will be laundry day and fall festival.
Oh, girlfriends! I’m TOTALLY excited! Today I didn’t feel like cooking, and I didn’t have to! We still had a homemade meal! I did cook…but not today! The first real joy of my frozen meals book. I actually just used a recipe I had and used the same freezing process.
You just double/triple what you are cooking, or triple it and freeze in flattened zip lock bags (most of the time, when possible), for easy stacking.
Well, I didn’t have pie crust for the chicken pot pie, so I made a double pie crust from scratch. BUT, I had the energy to throw one together since I didn’t have to do all the other cooking. That was fun for the kids to help roll out, too. They LOVE the rolling pin action! Nothing like dough and a rolling pin to raise enthisiasm.
Yup, I’ll be freezing again. We still have some Sloppy Joes in there I can pull from, but I needed buns for that.
Tonight, I plan to look at the circulars and hit Kroger tomorrow to fill holes for next week. Sweet Solace posted a recipe today that sounds like one my mom used to make with turkey or chicken…I can’t wait to try it! It’s sounds so “Fall”! Putting that on my list! I bet I could double that, too! 😀
I’m curious…what recipes do you make extra and freeze for later?
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