The mural in the nursery is done!
You can see the complete nursery tour here; when I posted the pictures three weeks ago, my mother-in-law was still working on the mural. She put in so much effort; it looks amazing. In the end, she decided it needed a little color and added yellow leaves and yellow chests to the blue birds. I was perfectly okay with whatever she wanted to do â€“ sheâ€™s the artist, after all!
I call these birds Maggie and James.
Her signature is in the corner â€“ I guess she wants to be called Nan! It made me cry a bit when I saw it.
This evening, after the paint had dried, I pushed everything back into place and hung out in the room for bit. Since itâ€™s been under paint construction for so long, I havenâ€™t really sat in the room at all.
Itâ€™s starting to feel really, really real. Crikey. <— Yeah. I just said crikey. The situation warrants it.
You know what else is real?
And by real, I mean really awesome?
Cinnamon Chex. Oh my goodness. I donâ€™t even want to look at the nutritional label because Iâ€™m pretty sure these fall under the â€˜dessert cerealâ€™ category but BOY â€“ are they good. They taste like Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
Someone hide the box.
Dinner included a vegetable or two.
This was a really easy and tasty meal. The secret ingredient? A can of soup. Instant flavor and instant sauce!
To make (for two servings):
2 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 can corn, drained
1 can lentil vegetable soup
All mixed together in a pan and allowed to simmer for 5 minutes or so.
A full belly means I am getting very, very sleepyâ€¦