Hi everyone! I hope you had a blessed Easter! I feel like I haven't had time to post on here, but thought I'd stop in real quick & give a little rundown of what's going on around here....
1. The boys had 3 days off of school...Thursday, Friday, and Monday. Plus I had to keep Edison home on Wednesday because he had pink eye. I know there are lots of wonderful people out there who homeschool and I just have to say "You amaze me!". I'm going a little nuts with all four boys here at home. And, they are getting antsy. It's time to send them back to school. I'm going to have to come up with a gameplan for summer!
2. Related to that last thought....Do your children entertain themselves well? My boys seem to need me constantly. Even when I send them outside to play, they want me with them. I'm all for interacting with my kids and I do. But, I still have work I need to get done too. And, it seems to me that when I was a girl, my sister and I could entertain ourselves for hours. (Mom, I know you're reading this. Am I right?)
3. We had a lovely Easter with our families. The boys are completely stocked up on candy for the next 5 years. And, we had a beautiful day - very warm & sunny with a bit of a breeze.
4. I make a kickin' dessert for Easter (if I say so myself). I made a white Texas sheet cake and I made a strawberry rhubarb sauce (from our own fresh rhubarb!). We spooned the sauce over top the cake and it was super yummo. I'll share the recipes here soon.
5. I recently watched the documentary "Food, Inc." and I'm not sure if I ever want to buy anything from the grocery store again.
We are blissfully unaware of what goes into making, processing, etc. the food we so willingly eat. And, the documentary painted a disturbing picture indeed. John and I do grow some of our own fruits/vegetables already. We raise chickens for eggs. And, we usually have deer meat in our freezer since John is a hunter. (Nothing like eating meat that comes from it's natural habitat. Plus, it's a very lean meat.) But, I would still love to figure out a way to buy even more of our food from local, fresh, organic sources.
6. I've got a lot on my mind from a spiritual standpoint too. It's too much to go into right now. But, I'm doing a lot of searching and praying.
7. I was thrilled to find 'volunteer' cilantro growing in my side flowerbed. (My father-in-law always uses that term when something comes up from seed from the previous years planting on it's own.). I did plant some there last year and it didn't do all that well. But, apparently some seeds took root and so far it looks like it could do really well...as long as my husband stops mowing over it!
Have a great week!