It’s a one-handed OMGcoffee kind of morning.
Eventually, I wised up and made it a babywearing kind of morning.
I guess Henry really did miss me when I went away on my business trip – he wouldn’t let me put him down this morning! Not that I minded – I didn’t want to put him down either. Absence really does make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes, amidst the craziness of daily life, I lose sight on how much I love everything about it and everyone involved. It’s hard to go away overnight, but damn – it’s good for the soul. I was actually excited to be woken up at 3:45 AM last night because it meant that I got to cuddle with H. That, my friends, is either pure craziness or crazy love.
It’s also a rainy morning. So dreary out.
This calls for oatmeal! Regular banana oats with pan-fried apples on top. Oh, and protein powder mixed in.
Craaaaaap, It’s Almost Thanksgiving
Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving? Um, I cannot. And I’m a little freaked out because, for the first year ever, we are hosting the official meal. There will be six adults and one bebe, and I’m in charge of all the food except the turkey and appetizers. I am trying to remind myself that 1) six people is a rather small dinner party and 2) it doesn’t have to be perfect because that’s not what the holiday is about. But I would like it to be nice – it’s H’s first Thanksgiving!
I’m going to keep it simple, but I would like to have a lot of the ‘staples’ – green bean casserole, potatoes, pies, and whatnot. I’m definitely making Shroomy Mashed Potatoes, Baked Apples, and Corn Casserole (<—this is a really great, totally simple dish). Then, there’s the added layer of the fact that most of the dishes need to be modified to be vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and/or diabetic-friendly to accommodate various family members. I don’t mind the added work of making highly specific dishes, but man – it sure will be a challenge.
Also, I need to hit up Goodwill and find some pretty serving dishes. We certainly do not have enough dishes to accommodate a six-person Thanksgiving. I don’t even have enough big spoons!
How does one go about planning a T-Day menu? I guess I should try to make a lot of the food ahead of time, right? Heeeelp.