That's my mantra these days as things seem to be falling apart. Yesterday, as I was preparing dinner, Lauren accidentally spilled chocolate milk in the refrigerator. It spilled down onto every shelf below, and into the drawers. So I got to check "Clean the Refrigerator" off the massive to-do list. How in the world do little crumbs get into the fridge anyway? And how on earth do they get under the glass and lodged into all the tiny crevices? I guess I should have had an old toothbrush handy. This was all after I decided not to be so OCD about the kids playing with Play-Doh, mixing colors, and shredding the big ball into tiny pieces that fall on the floor. I was so calm about that!
So Stephen walked into the house for his quick dinner break and found dinner not on the plates, and me with my head buried in the fridge. I told him he might not make it back to work. So see, I have to tell myself that all is well because in the grand scheme of things, it is. The kids are healthy and happy.
On a positive note, I hope to have a little more time to try some new apple and pumpkin recipes this month. I have already tried a few fabulous apple recipes and posted them on my cooking blog. I made some spicy Chex Mix last Friday, and the double batch was gone in less than 4 days. Cooking and baking always put me in a good mood. I love this time of year and I hope I can make the time to stop and blog about all the fun we are having.
I hope all is well for you, too!
Ice skating with friends
8 hours ago