Monday, November 02, 2009

Multi-Tasking

Perhaps it's the weather, driving me indoors. Perhaps it's having the kids in the same school for the first time, allowing me to be a stay at home mom that actually stays at home for more than half an hour each day. Perhaps it's Jason's deployment, making me reflect on our little family a bit more.

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.

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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!

Banana Bread
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.

21 comments:

Debbie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - good luck with the class. I am really liking the look of your blog so I am going back to read some more!

pixiemama said...

It all counts - the time at home, the time not at home... It counts.

xo

Kim said...

Deployments are very hard to get through. I hope you are able to share more memories about what is going on at home with help from the class.

Beverly said...

Enjoy the domesticity! I've been home the past few months and never have enough time for the really fun projects I want to get going on. Good luck with Shimelle's class.

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

The class sounds perfect for you! Enjoy that, and enjoy the cooking, the crafts, the kids - all of it!

dottydotty said...

thanks for popping by my blog and not being to horrified by my desk:) your bread looks yummy i have the next week off work and am looking forward to doing some cooking for my brood. good luck with the photographs

RachelB said...

Oohh that Banana bread looks delicious. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

scrappyjacky said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.It's so easy to forget to photo the more mundane things in life....now I wish I'd done more of those photos when my kids were smaller.Your baking looks delicious....and I love your halloween post.

Sharyn said...

Enjoy all the nesting! That bread looks delicious! I hope you enjoy this class :)

SarahLP said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! Your sewing workspace looks gorgeous! Looking forward to being able to happily craft side by side with my boys.. they are just a little to 'into everything' at the moment ;o)! Enjoy the class!

Enjoy the Ride said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog... and I can't wait to see what sewing craftiness you come up with! Love the pumpkin photos below, too! ~ Kai

Scrapdolly said...

What a gorgeous blog you have - I have loved browsing through it

Vikki said...

Hi, thanks for your comment on my blog. You have a lovely blog, I'll be visiting again. Good luck with the class.

Carrie/scrapchick said...

Bread looks so good! Thank you to your family for their service!

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brian said...

Yummy i love banana bread!