I thought it would be fun to share with you some behind the scenes of our lives. I can’t promise that I’ll keep up with this, but here is week one of my possible new series “OWTP”. You like this non-committal intro?
One of my goals for the new year was to read more. I have never been a book lover, but I want to change that. My first pick of the year is this book. With the new movie Unbroken coming out, I wanted to read Louis Zamperini’s first hand account of his amazing story. So far it’s great! Maybe I’ll turn into a bookworm after all.
This is what happens when your husband parks in a different spot in the driveway than what you’re used to, and you are late for a dance class. CRUNCH! Yes, insurance claims filed on both of our vehicles. His truck is not drivable which might mean a rental vehicle in our future. ::womp womp:: Needless to say I missed my dance class on Thursday night.
I’m not a huge fan of the scale and for that reason I don’t even own one in my house. It’s too tempting for me to step on the scale every single day and obsess over silly weight fluctuations. I have been tracking my progress though on my Wii Fit the last few weeks. Here I am for my Friday weekly weigh in, down 1.5 lbs. Not much, but progress, nonetheless.
Over Christmas break I re-potted my herbs that I have neglected since the end of the summer. I brought them inside my sunroom off of the basement and there they have sat for months without water. I adore an outdoor garden, but I can kill an indoor planter faster than anyone I know. I have been craving some fresh herbs and something that reminds me of Spring, so I had my husband attach mason jars on the sides of my cabinets by my kitchen window. Don’t worry. My cabinets are like 50 years old, so it’s not really any harm done. To my surprise, almost all of the herbs have sprouted new growth. Here’s my rosemary plant with lots of new green on the ends. Yippee!
I took advantage of Wilderness Family Natural’s $20 off sale and ordered a gallon of coconut oil, mayonnaise, and healthy popcorn oil. The mayo is just ok. It will take some getting used to. I still like a homemade alternative better. I just like to find clean alternatives when I don’t feel like doing everything homemade.
I’ve been sneaking lots of pictures in my grocery store of processed food labels for my upcoming class on Thursday. I’ll probably be on some kind of grocery watch list soon I’m sure once the security cameras see a strange blonde woman snapping iPhone shots of most of the foods in the inner aisles.
And just to give you a clue of what my house looks like on a regular basis, these are snapshots of my craft-loving six year old. She is constantly and I mean constantly crafting. Sewing, art projects, painting, drawing, digging, making up stories. It can be a bit overwhelming when your house can quickly become overtaken by crafts, but I think she gets it honest. Her mother is a crafter as well. I believe she has even surpassed me though. She’s already told me she wants to start using the sewing machine so she can make clothing.
After a chilling cold front, the weather has been in the 50s the last couple of days so we’ve been able to enjoy some much needed outside time. Baby girl is trying to learn how to ride her new bike without training wheels, hence the helmet.
Chicken lettuce wraps with gluten free vegetable noodles
Pork chops with season salt and rosemary, collard greens, honey glazed carrots
Lasagna, salad with homemade vinaigrette
Chicken fingers, green beans, oven fries
Slow cooker tomato soup, grilled cheese
Breakfasts: eggs, greens drink, coconut flour muffins, smoothies, biscuits
Lunches: leftovers, salads, sandwiches, cut up fruit and carrot sticks for the kids
That’s our week in a nutshell. Of course there are lots of squabbles, fits, homeschool highs and lows, co-op, church, dinner at the grandparents’, and other activities in between, but these were the highlights. I hope you enjoyed a peak into our life. How was your week?