By FatCat on February 14, 2013
I've got the painting thing figured out with kids, but not the glitter thing. Glitter gets everywhere and I stress over the children wasting it because it costs so much to get more. Really? More than the paints? Maybe, but I think part of the fun of art is having fun being creative and not hearing an adult telling you to be frugal with your materials at every step.
I worked through it. And I cleaned up lots of the glitter, but I also left lots behind.
I also made some heart shaped pancakes for lunch that I saw on pinterest. They weren't just heart shape pancakes, but rather regular pancakes in a heart shape with a heart shape inside of them that was pink. I made the small pink ones first using raspberry extract, food dye and a cookie cutter. I then made the regular ones and cookie cuttered out a heart in each one and replaced it with a pink heart. Easy schmeazy. Not. My kitchen is now a total disaster. I burnt things. I spilled things. I had my heat on too high. I had it on too low. I didn't really have a rhythm, but from the photos, it looks looks like I totally knew what I was doing (except that my plain colored pancakes are not heart shaped, nor even nicely round - they're more like monster splats).
Through all of this I have a buggy hacking cough that got me out of bed at 5:20. I DO like being up early but kinda crazy to be up early and not be going to the gym and using that time well. Instead I sat on the sofa and read stuff on the internet (which I manage to do a lot so it doesn't seem like any big treat).
It's now post pancake lunch and my kiddos are just falling asleep. I've got a kitchen disaster and then possible plans to make a heart shaped cake, but I might ditch that plan.
I am so looking forward to being healthy. When I'm healthy I can exercise. When I'm healthy I don't seek food to change the uncomfortable feelings in my head. Well, I do seek food, but not to relieve the congestion or stuffiness or fogginess or whateverness that seems to accompany a virus. When I'm healthy I can use my time well and get things done or use my time poorly and at least enjoy the time. Now it's all an annoying coughing drag.
Okay - enough. I'm heading downstairs to make some tea with loads of honey.