Whatever the reason, I find myself wanting to be a little more domestic and also, to keep better track of the memories we're making this year, so that Jason can share them with us long distance. We chat online almost every morning, so it's easy to get lazy and not post to this blog or keep up with our family scrapbook. But time is flying by SO quickly, and the kids are changing every day, I don't want to miss any of it.
So, I'm taking a class to give me a boost in the right direction. And I hope to keep up with it, daily, in order to get all these stories and memories out of my head. I keep finding so many wonderful communities online that simply enhance those I am a part of in real life, and this one appears to be no exception. (Hello classmates!)
And I'm finding craft activities for the kids, and sewing ones for me.
Getting us all away from the TV, which is far too convenient in these cold and wet months. And I'm going to take pictures along the way. I try to send Jason a disc of photos every month, but my file from this last month was pathetically small, and that's not fair to someone who is missing home.
And I'm cooking!
Yummy Banana Bread recipe from Smitten Kitchen
It is so easy to succumb to the tastes of the little picky eaters (we're working on those sensory issues!) in my family and not cook. But I am so very sick of food that comes out of a box! So the kids are helping me bake, and loving the results. And I am buying single servings of all the fresh vegetables I enjoy, and not being embarrassed at the check out line by my little bags of one sweet potato, one artichoke, etc.
All this randomness written down to sort out my own goals and plans. I'll probably be returning to the workforce within the next couple of years, as the kids get more and more capable and independent. I want to make this time at home count. And I want to remember it.