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This weekend felt like the laziest in a long time. As you can see in the above picture, we lived in our pajamas (that was a Saturday lunch time picture) and generally let rules such as No Sitting On Tables and No Shows During Meals fall to the wayside.
Sh** happens when you have sick kids. (More on that later.)
We had planned to go to the Poconos for the weekend, but a late Friday delivery time for our kitchen appliances put a stop to that idea.
BUT WE HAVE APPLIANCES!
I have a stove to cook dinner on! An oven to bake in! A dishwasher to finally make me feel like I’m getting my kids’ cups clean! A big fridge! A microwave (not hooked up yet)!
Still no sink or countertops until October 29th, but I’ll deal.
So what did I cook after three weeks of eating crockpot/toaster oven meals?
Saturday I made ziti and meatballs for dinner and an apple pie for dessert.
We had been craving pasta, since that seems to be like the one thing you can’t make in a crockpot. (I tried.) Or you can make it, but it’s not the same as the plain old boiling a pot of water method of making spaghetti.
As of right now, Monday morning, there is one piece of the apple pie left. I have eaten half of the pie, with the other slices given to my sister and my in-laws. And I will indeed be eating that last piece for breakfast this morning.
My husband prefers apple crisp, so he NEVER eats any of my apple pies. I want the good crust, though, so I will usually still choose to make an apple pie. Even if I must eat it all by myself. #ApplePieProblems
My three-year-old had been sick with a virus since Tuesday, but she finally started getting better on Friday. Just in time for my one-year-old to come down with a fever!
The pediatrician wasn’t sure if they had hand, foot, and mouth disease or a different virus. But on Sunday, my son developed the telltale rash with blisters, so…hand, foot, and mouth disease it is!
So far my husband and I haven’t gotten it. I’m hoping it will pass quickly and the rash/blister aspect isn’t too painful for my one-year-old. Yuck!
With the sick kids, we watched a lot of TV, read a lot of books, and did a lot of coloring. My daughter discovered Jake and the Never Land Pirates on Disney Junior. It’s so cute!
I posted on Facebook that we were loving that show, and SO many people agreed that their kids love it. I’m just glad to have something to watch other than Doc and Sofia reruns.
I was able to start a new book on Sunday morning: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. My friend Trish recommended it.
It’s a non-traditional love story set in London. I am very much enjoying it already. Judging by the reviews on Amazon, it seems like everyone else did, too!
On Sunday night, my husband made our first fire of the season and we watched The Walking Dead. I made us tea, but when I put milk in mine, it curdled! Ew!
Was it because the tea was so hot when I put it in? I mean, I put half-and-half in my hot coffee every morning. Isn’t that the same?
My husband said it was because it was a citrusy tea that the milk curdled. I hate fruit teas anyway, but that’s all we had without caffeine.
I need a good nighttime caffeine-free tea to drink. Let me know if anyone has recommendations.
So that was our seemingly uneventful, yet still tiring, weekend. And now it’s Monday and I’m ready to start the week with healthier kids and a stove to cook dinner on every night!
Maybe I’ll even really do the pumpkins this week.