This week I sorted.Books, clothes, boys and girls. Which means we made a bigger mess in order to create more order...that is the goal at least. And I have little piles of hand-me-downs for my friends to pick up with younger kids... This picture is actually after darby was 'reading' but it pretty much sums up the state of my house this week combined with a cold we all have.
I made this hat. Can you believe it?
Two months long it took thanks to the free knitting classes on Wednesday night at the church.
See this small print? And the bookmark at the bottom?
Well, we finished this book. It took probably eighteen months of reading about a page during breakfast every morning. And stopping to describe, paraphrase, and give definition for words. Jason and I can animate the Book of Mormon quite well now. I will confess we probably skipped around 5 pages in Nephi 2 due to the figeting of my two year old. Hey, we're not perfect. We got in such a habit, that if I forget Luke would shout, "We need to read the Book of Mormon"
I don't think reading during breakfast is a good long term answer, but fine for the ages of my kids. And I definitely learned alot, even though I've read it many times before, when I tried to break it down to have a four year old understand.
My friend makes the best cheesecake
(this one hasn't been decorated yet, but you can imagine). We babysat for them a couple weeks ago and in exchange I wanted her to tell me the secrets of her cheesecake.
February 2001 I stayed up all night making a cheesecake as a surprise for Jason on Valentine's day. Cheesecake is his favorite dessert. In the wee hours of the night, the fire alarm goes off, Jason wakes up grouchy wondering what the heck I'm up to and I end up crying. I have been scarred all these years to ever attempt it again. I ended up chucking that cheesecake and cursing it all the way to the trash. It was gross. And complaining at my sister for giving me a bad recipe. I was a really really bad cook then...BUT as I learned last night, a cheesecake needs 24 hours to set and might taste 'gross' after a few hours, but needs to wait longer. So pretty much that cheesecake would have probably been fine, but I would have missed Valentine's for it...just in time for my anniversary four days later.
Goal next week: To get more sleep. And get better.