My dear followers, I must apologize. I completely missed Tuesday, my normal first day of the week blog post. I only realized it today and then I was like…wait…today is Wednesday…what happened to Tuesday? I was supposed to blog. So my deepest apologies at having effectively forgotten you. So very sorry.
What were we up to that was so momentous? Well…we learned that child #3 (the child with many mental and other health issues – 8 diagnoses and counting!) has managed to get straight A’s so far in her Freshman year of high school. Now, she does have an IEP, and a tailor-made schedule, as well as a full-time aide, but she did it! She tried very hard and made those straight A’s!!! I knew she was smart! After all, I home schooled the child for seven years! I should know! So yay for child #3!!!
One of the special ed teachers at her high school e-mailed me with the good news and I quickly threw together a cake mix (oh cardinal sin!!!! though I did add some additional lime extract for a nice zing!) so that it was baking when she walked in the door from school. Then I made a fabulous chocolate frosting with my “butter” (Smart Balance) along with cocoa, powdered sugar, almond milk, and vanilla. Yum! I think I liked the frosting better than the cake!!!
Also, child #2 and I have been working on a new quilt for her bed. She absolutely loves Marvel comics (especially Spiderman!) and wanted a quilt to replace the one she’s had since she was a small child that is falling apart. I have never made a quilt, so this is an interesting venture. I have spent countless hours cutting out 182 or so 8 x 8 squares of varying Marvel fabrics. I finally finished today. Oy! And I have a feeling this is only the beginning. I’m soooooooooooooo tired!
So, until tomorrow, when I will hopefully have more energy to fill you in on the lovely quinoa dish I made for dinner tonight, dear readers, good night.