- an entire week as a "single mom". Oy. I don't know how you ladies (or you single dads) do it. The G was gone on a work trip and it was just me and the wee bairns 24/7. Little kids? Needy. It's like they can't feed themselves or something.
On the plus side, there were no major meltdowns until Thursday. That bedtime ended in crying either because they missed their daddy or didn't get one of the cookies I was baking. I'm not sure which was sadder. In any case, the two older ones finally fell asleep with a picture of Daddy to keep them company in their beds and that is cuuuute.
- another week of bribery pays off! This week's prize: a new coffee mug from my beloved Starbucks.
Though you probably can't tell from the miniature picture, it's the kind you can write on, (or throw a collage around) the inner tumbler, then screw the clear outer liner over your art to protect it from the elements. Read: your children.
I'm a little concerned that it only holds 16 oz. of beverage because who only drinks that much? Maybe I'll buy two, so I can have a refill nearby.
- along the same lines, after mixing up a couple batches of chai tea, I realized tea is not coffee. It is not the same kick-in-the-pants that java provides.
The Mayo Clinic informs me that tea has about half as much caffeine as coffee, so duh. But tea has all those antioxidants and God knows I need to stave off that pesky free radical damage.
Health benefits aside, let's face it- I'm not giving up coffee. Just like I know some people won't be quitting Diet Coke, refined carbs, or smoking anytime soon. Everything's the devil if you let it be, you know?
"Moderation is the key. I just haven't figured out the moderation part yet." - Gramma Van
- Turkey Bowl Sunday. Because just the wings weren't enough. And my Gramma Kos should be proud. I made gravy all by myself and it was awesome. America contributed this fantastic cookie pie and it was Goooooooood. I highly recommend it. Especially if you're going to trick your friends into eating healthy food.
- Yay, Giants.