Apparently I lack the brain power to come up with meals after a week without Kyle…we have done tacos two nights in a row (no complaints from the little people) and tonight I did nachos. Basically with all the same stuff but in a different arrangement on the plate. In case you couldn’t guess, I haven’t gone to the store or meal planned for the week ahead. This weekend was move in for the UC Davis students and I hesitate to make the comparison, but you can probably guess what the shelves at TJs look like right now. Things are sparse everywhere. Only we are lucky as ^%$# because unlike the rest of the world, our food supply gets replenished as soon as it’s out. Minus Califia. I don’t know where the hold up is with their products. Here’s a bunch of donation options for Puerto Rico.
These chips aren’t as salty as the Costco ones I usually buy and therefore didn’t lure me into eating 1000 more than necessary. You’d think that would make me happy, but I missed the salt and felt sad. Looks like I would rather binge on delicious chips than eat in moderation. Who would’ve thought?!
We started the day by feeding every creature (dolls and animals alike) breakfast.
I was getting changed into workout attire while this went down but had to take a pic when I came into the room and saw what they were doing.
They ate a snack while I towed them around in the bike trailer. I rode for a solid 35 minutes listening to the latest Radiolab podcast and they seemed to enjoy the whole thing (probably the snacks). They are heavy, so it is definitely a work out.
After that I made coffee and showered while they played for a couple of hours because we had breakfast plans at a friends’ house. I brought roasted sweet potatoes and didn’t take any pics the whole time until the very end when the (foster) kitties came out.
He sang to this one (who he dubbed “didi”) for a while.
I made a salad for lunch while watching football. Flashback! Remember that one time I ate this for lunch 365 days in a row. I was a little late to eat because I was doing random other housework and crap (both kids decided to nap today!) and then as soon as I got everything done on my list and made food and got myself settled (finally sitting down!) with this bowl of yum in front of the TV…V woke up. BECAUSE OF COURSE SHE WOULD.
I read her the same story 6 times while eating lunch and then Kyle facetimed us and P woke up and sprinted downstairs because he heard dada on the phone and didn’t want to miss out.
So then we spent the afternoon gardening.
My little helpers were actually fairly helpful. Mostly not, but they didn’t derail anything and loved doing any “task” I gave them, so it was a win win. And now the yard looks 100% better.
So much pruning! So many leaves! And I finally got all the fruit trees sprayed too. Hopefully I can keep on top of the yard as we transition to Fall and then I won’t end up with the rainy wet nasty leaf situation we had all last winter. I think I already removed enough branches to avoid it, but I could probably fill 4 more compost trash cans, but I keep having to wait until trash day so they get emptied and I can start again.
They aquadoodled while I “made” dinner.
And after lots more playing and baths, P and I snuggled together and watched football. My very favorite Sunday activity of all time.
He is the best.