How is it posssible that we're almost through the entire month of January?
And how is it that the relentless march of time still suprises me?
Despite a bit of rain during the week, it's still pretty snowy around here. I love when the snow sits fat and heavy on tree branches. I love seeing kids that are never to old to be IN the snow. I love the pattern of last summer's corn stalks in the snow.
Fresh colouring pencils and a fresh colouring page.
Laughing at the car sensors going berserk in the car wash. It was like they were screaming WHERE DID YOU LEARN TO DRIVE??!.
Smoothie love. Banana chocolate peanut butter is all kinds of amazing.
Puzzles. Disney princess puzzles to be exact.
Kids cleaning out their rooms, and deciding they really don't need all of their trophies anymore. Looking at the box full of discarded awards almost made me cry. So many years of hard work and commitment. So much pride in their accomplishments. So much driving - soccer fields, ice rinks, baseball diamonds, football fields - so many different cities. So much money spent. I found an old bookshelf and squeezed in as many as I could. It's in the hallway outside of their rooms, and I'm just waiting for (daring?) someone to say something.
Costco. The dilemma of finding room in the cupboards for all of the oversize boxes, and evidence that a certain 13 yr old was shopping with us. Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Ritz Cheese Snacks, and Instant Hot Chocolate. Is any of that even real food?
And speaking of food... hello Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Thighs.
Farmhouse Rice Pudding, Banana and Chocolate Chia Cream Pie Parfaits, and Salted Caramel Sticky Buns. There are not enough hours in a day for the number of desserts I dream about making.
Happy Friday, Happy Weekend!