Saturday, September 27, 2008

So much to do; so little time.

Okay, I just started reading the new selection of the month for the Time Out for Women book club. It is called Toss the Guilt and Catch the Joy: A Woman's Guide to a Better Life by Merrilee Boyack. Normally, that kind of title wouldn't grab me, but I needed something to read while I waited for Caden to finish his art lesson. I don't know what the copyright laws are, so I don't want to post the entire poem on this blog, but I hope that you can check out the poem on pages 6 through 8. Basically, it is a poem written from the perspective of a perfect woman. For those of you who are still in my book club, contact me to find out how to get a discount for this book.

If I made a list of all the activities and experiences I should or want to be participating in during my lifetime, I would easily be panic-stricken. I have a hard enough time doing the most basic of tasks, like keeping the house clean. What activities do you feel merit your time? If we could survive without ever sleeping, what would you add to your to do list? I would definitely add drawing and painting, reading, and going for picturesque, flat-terrain, bike rides.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Tofu- "No"fu

In my never ending quest to live a healthier life, I decided to experiment with our dinner tonight. Instead of using ground beef or turkey in our spaghetti sauce, I decided to try crumbling up a few "Boca Burgers." For those of you not familiar with this product, it is a meatless, soy/veggie pattie. I took great care in how I seasoned it, trying to mask the difference, but no matter how you season something like this, nothing can mask the texture. Right away, Caden asked, "What did you add to the sauce?" I told him that I added brown sugar (which I usually do), and he replied, "I don't like brown sugar." Vance ended up tossing all of his spaghetti out of his bowl. Tevye, after I warned him to try the sauce before he dished up, asked, "Is this turkey?" I asked if he liked it before I answered him, and his response was, "I'm hungry." As for me, I actually thought it was tollerable, but I don't think that I would call this a meal that we will repeat. Moral of the story- eat more chicken!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

What'cha Talkin' 'Bout, Willis?

This morning, I had to break the bad news to Caden.

Me- "Caden, go change your clothes."
Caden- "Okay. Where are we going?"
Me- "To school."
Caden-"What? Noooo! I don't like school!"
Me- "What don't you like about it."
Caden- "It's boring."
Me- "Well, it's the law now that you have to go to school. Sorry."
Caden- whining, crying, more whining

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Welcome to Kindergarten, Caden!

Today is Caden's first day of school. He is so big now! When we got to school, he seemed comfortable with his surroundings. I am glad that Tevye encouraged us to take him to the kindergarten readiness program this summer. He didn't cry, nor did I, because we went through this in June. When I picked him up at the end of his day, he was all smiles. The first thing he asked me was if he could play his video game when we got home.

When I looked inside his lunch box, almost every item I placed inside was still there.

me- "Caden, what did you eat for lunch today?"
Caden- "The fruit snacks and pizza."
me- "I didn't put any pizza in your lunch. Where did it come from?"
C.- "The plastic bag."
me- "Who did that come from?"
C.- "I don't know."

Needless to say, I will be making an inquiry tomorrow with his teacher.