Okay, I know. No crafts! How disappointing. But my husband recently left for 4 months to work overseas and I’m still in the stage of getting settled into the new routine. Doing the work of two adults is taking a lot of my time. However, I’m blogging over at my personal blog to keep my husband up to date with family life, so I’ll share a few of those pictures here so you know what is keeping me so busy!
Tending to the flower garden
Picked up a beat up table and bench set “free on the curb”. Decided to leave it as it and just use them as plant stands on the patio.These are the benches.
This is the table. Yes, they are kiddie sized! I’m going to put two long window boxes of plants on here.
Doing a DNA test for Ancestry.com – trying to trace my family roots.
Packing the first goodie box for my deployed husband.
Playing games at dinner with the kids.
Trying paint samples.
Ironing melty beads for my kids – yes, even the 19 year old. This is one of her latest creations.
Walking the dogs.
Lesson planning for my son for 8th grade. We are supposed to start on Monday. I’m almost done.
Picking up other possible projects.
Organizing the pantry to make room for all the new baking supplies, including a flour mill!, from my friend who was recently diagnosed celiac. She was a big baker – homemade pasta, croissants, you name it. She ground her own wheat, too. I inherited that as well. So I’ll be learning how to bake I suppose!
Ignore the dirty oven. Roasting lots of tomatoes. I toss them in the dutch oven, quartered. Add olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper and bake at 350 for hours. . . . could be two, could be three. Depends on how they look. When all done, I refrigerate them and simply use a type of sauce/spread. I especially love them spread onto a flatbread, topped with a ton of fresh grated parmesan cheese (don’t get the cheap stuff!) and I bake that til the parm is lovely and melty and it is sooooo good!
So I’m busy, just not crafty at the moment. Don’t worry – I’ll get back soon!