Tuesday, March 4

The First Few Days...




 

The first days of Lent are hard.  There has been so. much. fighting. going on between these little peeps in our house.  On the plus side, we haven't given in to the temptation to turn on the boob tube!  

I bought everyone a new box of watercolors and that has been a huge lifesaver this week.  I have a million paintings drying on the playroom floor as I type this.  I think that I will try a fresh batch of play dough next week and hope that it has the same soothing effect that painting has had.  Other activities that have been helpful have been:  cleaning out the game and puzzle cupboard together, listening to audio books, reading aloud, doing puzzles, playing outside (we had about three inches of snow on Monday!!), and receiving a box of new books from Button's godmother (what a good idea for Clean Week!).

I've been in a root vegetable mood the past two days.  Sugar Plum and I baked sweet potatoes yesterday and today we roasted potatoes, carrots, and onions.  These vegetables have been so good and filling.  I want to start some 5 minute artisan bread dough soon and I have a lot of frozen bananas waiting for banana bread.  I have to keep the oven going in this cold house!

Tomorrow I turn thirty-four.  I am going to celebrate by cancelling school and wearing new shoes!

4 comments:

Angela K said...

May you have the happiest of birthdays and a wonderful year. Enjoy your new shoes!

Melanie said...

Many Years!

Jane G Meyer said...

Many, many years! I hope your birthday is filled with moments of quiet, and moments of joy.

elizabeth said...

Happy birthday dear friend! I know, the first week in Lent IS hard! Lord help us! sending you some Birthday love!! :)

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