Saturday, September 5, 2015

Tragedy by way of a lucite coffee table

Welp, the first week of school is behind us. It went really well and Johnny-in-school made alllllll the possible sense it could make while I was juggling math, phonics, spelling, reading, Latin, poetry, science and geography between the hours of 9 and noon. Most days I sent the littles off to play (and by play I mean watch Peppa Pig), got the girls started on their subjects, finished, looked up, realized it was 5 minutes to 12 and walked to go grab Johnny. Boom! It is really such a short window of time now that we are busy with school, too. He has a bud at now and they even have a secret handshake so everything is much, much smoother than it was then, and it's all working. So, bien.

Also, this week out of the clearest blue I started dreaming of having a lucite coffee table instead of the one we have now and spent a few days conspiring how to get my greedy little hands on one. I thought- I'll sell the one we have now and then save for a month or two? Maybe? We could go without food for a week, right? Maybe? For fun I decided to do a quick Craigslist check (expecting nothing) and do you know what I found??? THE CB2 ACRYLIC COFFEE TABLE. The very same one of my dreams. For $80. Posted under an hour ago. I emailed the seller immediately and said yes, sign me up and when can I come get it? I thought FOR SURE this was God basically giving me the coffee table of my (current) dreams bc why else would I randomly search CL and happen to find the very same exactly one well within my budget? Why else if not because God??

Well, don't get too excited because some other needy soul snatched that table right up from under me. Back to the plan A. I suppose. -___ - I can almost hear the voice of the soup nazi in Heaven saying no acrylic coffee table for you! (assuming there is a soup nazi in heaven)

If you follow me on my new most favorite form of social media (snapchat) you would know that I've been improving on waking up before my kids and failing at getting Johnny up in time for school. I'm assuming this is 98% because when you're up before all your kids and you have to wake one up it's like a direct assault on your precious all-alone time. I wait until the lasssst minute and then it's a major scramble. He usually always makes it within the "only 5 minutes late" window and it seems like class doesn't really get kicking until 10 after plus it's only Kindergarten so who cares plus his teacher doesn't seem to hate me... yet. High standards!! My middle name!

So for the time being, I continue to choose quiet over Johnny getting to school on time but I realize that's probably not the best way to parent and plan to get better at it soon. Breakfast has been a real pain! I am used to not-quick breakfasting and Johnny is getting the shortest end of the stick these days. On Friday I heard Kirby say "Take three bites of your oatmeal and then we gotta go." 3 bites doesn't equal adequate breakfast, right? Improve, self, improve! Anyway I need to get more creative for quick breakies! I feel like I'm in a serious egg/oats rotation rut. What are your go-to quick breakfasts? (Don't say cereal, I already know cereal!) In terms of turning to the internet for advice, I didn't think I was a "breakfast hack" kind of girl but I super loved this breakfast hack article (minus microwaved eggs... BECAUSE!). Baked eggs for breakfast sandies, omelet muffins and individual smoothie packs seem awesome for weekday breakfasts. DUH! So smart! Chocolate croissants, biscuit donuts and waffle-iron cinnamon rolls seem obviously the best for.... me (#husetfitness). Have you seen this list before?? Am I the only one that didn't know biscuit donuts existed?? Are there other breakfast hacks that might blow my mind? Is the clearest answer just wake your kid up early to eat breakfast, dummy!? OR is the answer make yourself cinnamon rolls in a waffle iron before everyone is awake and then make oatmeal 4 out of 5 days like usual?? 3 BITES!! Tell, do tell.

I also have a top top exciting secret for you...
...
.....
....

But that's all I am saying for now.

(not pregnant)

Have a happy and loooooong long weekend!

For the sake of continuity- here are some photos of my two Netflix-schooled kids having smoothies in the sunshine.




(And thank you ALL for you love and kindness and prayers. They really mean so, so much.)

31 comments:

  1. Chia seed pudding chia seed pudding chia seed pudding. I make it in under 5 mins the night before and the next morning add fruit and BOOM. BAM. Breakfast done and major health points. I posted a recipe on my insta a week or so ago but Pinterest has, let's say 5 million.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Along with the usual cereal and bagels with cream cheese (with me yelling to the kids to eat SOMETHING other than carbs) I get these chicken sausages from BJ's. Fully cooked and easily microwavable: http://www.perdue.com/products/HARVESTLAND-Chicken-Breakfast-Sausage-Maple-Apple-Fully-Cooked/54417/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Smart! I need to get more adept at breakfast meat...

      Delete
  3. Ooooh I am totally pulling for you to get that lucite coffee table of your dreams. (I love your taste in interiors, by the way. May or may not be scanning your Insta on the regular to get inspired for my post-Marie Kondo purge redecorating.) Lucite coffee tables are magic because they give you a place to put your cup down without adding all that busyness and weight to the middle of your room.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Exactly! Our place is so small. I think it would be so light and subtle in our living space.

      Delete
    2. Oh and thanks for the compliment:) I gotta read that book!

      Delete
  4. I am always in a breakfast rut too, sigh. I'm a little bit proud of my latest one though, it seems a bit fancier than my usual go-to of scrambled eggs? Anyways, I blend 1 banana, 4 eggs, 1/2 cup oats, 1 tbsp ground flaxseed, 1 tsp ground chia seeds: healthy, protein packed, gluten free pancakes! I make a big batch and freeze them for the whole week. Easy to quickly warm up!

    ReplyDelete
  5. WHAT IS YOUR SECRET?! I want to guess but don't want to ruin.

    Breakfast hacks: I am the worst. But perhaps some homemade breakfast bars to have stashed for when you're running out the door?

    ReplyDelete
  6. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Our go to is Greek yogurt and granola. That's the rut we're stuck in. Sorry about the previous deletion, nursing and typing don't always work out.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I second the yogurt and granola. Muffins are an easy make ahead and travel option. Easy to eat on the go.

    ReplyDelete
  9. It's hilarious that you said not pregnant because that was my first thought!!! lol

    ReplyDelete
  10. Jenna at Call Her Happy gave me the idea for chopped fruit & berries coated in vanilla yogurt in if cream comes. So easy, so yummy.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Muffins? We like these bc I'm GF and their main ingredient is almonds so more protein instead of normal muffins which are basically cake :)

    http://elanaspantry.com/cinnamon-bun-muffins/

    ReplyDelete
  12. Baked oatmeal. It's good hot or cold and you can hand him a square on a napkin as he walks out the door. Just as healthy as oatmeal in a bowl, but far more portable.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hey there! I have a breakfast idea! Lately I've been making lemonade Popsicles that have been the perfect thing to beat the heat. But I also occasionally make smoothies with all the good stuff (frozen mangoes, kale, blueberries, ginger, lemonade, & chia seeds) that could easily be blended and poured into Popsicle molds and have a bunch ready for eating!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I often make overnight yeasted waffles. You can use the classic Marion Cunningham recipe or you can use this recipe, which I love because it's like the Indian bread called dosa, very tangy. (I don't make the clotted cream et al of course). The plus is that waffles are portable and can be eaten on the go. So when our dawdler son isn't done, he can "take it on the road" and still get in an adequate brekkies.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Also: we got this super easy starter for a yogurt-like thing called Matsoni. You basically just toss the starter into the yogurt, make it by leaving it in a jar on the counter till it's firm, then save a little for the next batch. You could probably toss some of that in a jar with some oats and berries and call it a parfait to go. The yogurt is sort of nutty and very mild, almost like cream, not sour at all.

    ReplyDelete
  16. My kids like pumpkin muffins so I make a large batch and freeze them. Defrost 2 in the microwave for 30 seconds and you have a warm breakfast he can carry with him. For hot mornings, we freeze go-gurts and kids can eat them on the way to school. A favorite treat for breakfast is Cinnamon Puffs. Take on tube of cheap biscuits and roll each in butter and place in cake pan. Bake per directions. Remove and roll again in the butter and then cinnamon sugar. Eat while warm. Kids are great at the rolling.

    ReplyDelete
  17. الشرق الاوسط شركة نقل العفش بالدمام متخصصه فى نقل اثاث وعفش بالدمام والخبر والجبيل والقطيف والاحساء كما انها متخصصه فى النظافة وتنظيف المنازل ونظافة بالدمام والشقق والبيوت والفلل والكنب بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
    شركة نقل عفش الجبيل
    شركة نقل عفش بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل
    شركة نقل عفش بالقطيف
    شركة نقل اثاث بالاحساء
    شركة نقل عفش بالخبر
    شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل
    شركة نقل عفش بالخبر
    شركة نقل اثاث بالخبر
    شركة غسيل كنب بالدمام
    شركة تنظيف كنب بالدمام

    ReplyDelete
  18. افضل شركة تنظيف خزانات ومنازل وشقق بالمدينة المنورة شركة غسيل خزانات ومكافحة حشرات بالمدينة المنورة ونقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة مؤسسة صفوة المدينة
    شركة غسيل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة

    ReplyDelete
  19. فرسان النيل هى الاولى فى نقل العفش بالدمام هي شركة نقل عفش بالخبر وشركة نقل عفش بالجبيل والدمام وشركة نقل عفش بالقطيف والدمام وشركة نقل عفش بالاحساء وشركة نقل عفش بقيق وراس التنورة
    شركة نقل عفش بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
    شركة تنظيف بالجبيل
    شركة نقل عفش بالجبيل
    شركة نقل عفش بالقطيف

    ReplyDelete
  20. All the contents you mentioned in post is too good and can be very useful. I will keep it in mind, thanks for sharing the information keep updating, looking forward for more posts.Thanks
    شركة نقل عفش بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
    شركة نقل عفش بالدمام

    ReplyDelete