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Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted. We’ve had a pretty busy week around here.

First off, my DH was at youth camp. He left Sunday afternoon and returned Friday afternoon. So I had MB all by myself during the week. Which isn’t so bad, but I also had to take care of the dog, which is a bit of a pain, since he doesn’t obey me nearly as well as DH. I was also stuck doing all the little household chores, like watering plants, that he usually takes care of. And the cooking. He usually does more of the cooking than I do.

So Monday was OK, but I should have given MB a bath, as you shall soon see. Tuesday, we went to church to watch Cars with the other preschoolers and young school-age kids. Lots of fun, and free dinner, but before we had to come home to take care of the dog, and after we didn’t get home until almost 9:00, so straight to bed. Wednesday, we went to church again. (There was a Bible study starting that I want to do this summer.) Again, we had to come home in between work/day care, and church. We got home a bit earlier, at around 8:30, but still after MB’s 8:00 bedtime, so, again, straight to bed. At that point, the poor child hadn’t had a bath since Saturday. (Her usual bath nights are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.) So the Thursday bath is an absolute must. Then…Thursday.

Ah, yes, Thursday. It started out OK. I had told MB that we were going to have chicken nuggets for dinner. I wanted to try out my new cookbook, Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food. The idea is to hide vegetables in your kids’ food; since MB refuses to eat most vegetables, this sounded perfect for us. Unfortunately, I used spinach this time. Basically the recipe called for using a vegetable puree as the batter for the chicken, which was then rolled in crust and pan fried. Since I don’t cook a lot, especially not this elaborate of a recipe, it took me about an hour from start to finish. I actually thought they came out pretty good, the small grease burn on my arm notwithstanding. You really can’t taste the spinach, and the crust was yummy. MB, however, refused to touch them because they were “green.” (You could see the green puree under the crust. So we had a huge to-do about that, and I ended up making her toast with peanut butter. Then the bath. Then it was pretty much bed time.

So that was mostly what I did this week. I did finish A Breath of Snow and Ashes, which was just as good as the previous Outlander books, last night. Only took a month. Sheesh. As usual, I need at least a short break from the series, so I started I Am Legend last night. It’s pretty short (only 2719 Kindle locations, if that means anything to you), so I should finish it within a couple of days. I’m almost halfway through already. Definitely want to review this one for you and compare it to the movie.

Sigh. So that’s my week. Looks like it’s going to be a busy summer, but at least DH will be around for the rest of it!

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