I tell you what, with the kids back in school, my productivity has shot through the roof! Finally I was able to put a coat of paint on my dresser. It’s been sitting on my balcony for a week now. The primer took days to dry because of the humidity. Then it rained. I could have painted it yesterday but Riley wanted to go for a walk. How can I turn down an offer like that! But today… high around 80. No humidity! Clear, blue sky. Kids at school. Yep, that thing finally got a coat of paint on it! I really want it back in my room. There are no words for how much I HATE having my clothes on the floor and in a laundry basket!
I also did some prep work for my healthy lunches and snacks for the rest of the week. As well as some of the more prep-intensive ingredients for scheduled dinners. I made hummus! I put a bunch of stuff into my blender (a food processor would have been useful) and a few minutes later had some hummus!
I didn’t get any crafting done today but the dresser really is the top of my priority list until I get it back where it belongs.
Tyler seemed to have a decent day today, too. He didn’t complain about school at all. When he got home the cupcakes I’d made were just ready to eat (yes, I was THAT productive!). Then his usual theater group had their first meeting of the season and he didn’t have rehearsal for his other play so he got to go!
Riley was pretty good today. Poor kiddo has the first-week-of-school sniffles. I know not all kids get that but mine get it bad. Go back to school and within a week sniffling, sneezing, coughing, etc. No fever as of bedtime but I do need to find her Symbicort. It sounds like her asthma is flaring up. Of all the traits I wanted the kids to inherit from me, my tendency towards respiratory distress was not on the list. She was good all afternoon and evening, though. She even did three yoga workouts that she found on the video on demand through our cable (sniffling and coughing the whole time)! But she wouldn’t eat the dinner I made 😦 Quinoa with lightly sauteed veggies (just a tad soft but still crunchy), baby spinach, and balsamic vinegar. I thought it was amazing and saved the leftovers to have for lunch. Neither kid would eat it, though. Their loss.
And tomorrow is Tuesday… oh yes, I have plans for Tuesday! My dresser will either have a 2nd coat of paint on it or be pushed back to my room. I’ve got some other kitchen prep on my to-do list. And crafting! Will it be card-making, jewelry, or something random? Hm, I wonder what the muse will bring! I haven’t done any cards in a while. That’s tomorrow’s decision 🙂
Posted on September 10, 2012, in Random Musings, Riley, Sherry, Tyler and tagged asthma, cooking, coughing, hummus, kids, kitchen, paint, prep, productive, productivity, quinoa, school, sniffles. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.