This unfortunate incident happened in my kitchen this week. Glass and molasses everywhere. I also dropped a sheet of baked gingerbread cookies and parchment paper into the oven and burned my hand/smoked up my house. Christmas baking is not going well this year. That’s it… I am officially suggesting we postpone Christmas until I’m in a better mood. Bah Humbug!
Want a close up of my molasses nightmare? Here ya go.
So this was one of those rare weekends where I had minimal plans, visited with friends, and got quite a few things accomplished! I feel back on track and ready to go! Let’s hear it for low expectations!
Remember my list of weekend goals from a few weeks back? (Of course you don’t, but I’ll wait while you look back through the blog posts. You’re welcome. Yes, I am very patient. Thank you. And welcome back). Well, the weeding around the playground, DONE!, and I started on the fire pit (because with fall – and my 30th birthday – knocking at our door, we need to be prepared for bonfires). I also put all my clothes away, other than my pants because I need probably 3-4 more drawers (anyone have a dresser for sale?). And I organized the sun room a little bit. And I made a cool home made birthday present for my friend’s son (more to come on that later).
Josephine "helping" by drawing circles on paper and throwing pens all around.
I think Josephine is finally at the age where I can sort of get tasks done while she plays around me. Sure, there is a mess to clean up afterwards, usually a big , greusome, so much messiness that it is hilarious mess, and it takes me about 15 times as long to do anything at all, but progress is progress. She is growing up so quickly, I need to just remember to cherish these times of her needing me and wanting me around. Because she has already started giving me those nasty dirty looks, and they are not going to be nearly as cute as when she is 15.
This is while I was making the birthday present. Oh, the mess. The cute, cute mess!
I left the weekend feeling very accomplished, although my house still needs dusted and the bathroom needs to be cleaned (again). All I need is 15 more weekends like this, and I should be all caught up 🙂 And yes, in case you were wondering, I am bragging about my accomplishments. Because I said originally that I was going to talk about my successes, and so I am taking this one. However teeny tiny it may be.
Oh, and as a side note, we went to Josephine’s friend Adele’s second birthday party this weekend, and wow…2 year olds and bounce houses. SO MUCH FUN!!!