Today was my last day of freedom. Tomorrow our realtor comes to post a sign in our yard meaning we have to be ready for showings at a moments notice. I know we’re not the first people with small children to have their house on the market, but this is NOT gonna be fun. It seems they are out to destroy the house any chance they get – at least, that’s how it seemed today. Dylan dumped out ALL his clothes TWICE today. Maybe he thought I needed a dress rehearsal for cleaning up quickly? I was not a fan.
This morning the sun was shining so I went outside to get more outdoor pics of the yard. The lake was like glass, so the leaves reflecting on the water was quite pretty. Probably won’t include this one though – the rice is a turn off to buyers.
So while Avery took nap numero uno, Dylan and I went out back to take more pictures. He wanted pictures of his hand prints from when the garage was poured. Sigh. Another thing to be all wishy washy about.
Seriously – when is he going to get past the “make a goofy face” phase when I tell him to smile?Fa
Hey – wouldn’t ya know it – my basil plant that we got for a buck at Fleet Farm actually is growing! I didn’t see that coming! I wonder what will happen when I move it inside though. Hmmm. Most likely it will die on the windowsill from lack of light. Just like many a plant before him.
Speaking of plants dying – I have a TON of green tomatoes. Come on little buddies! Turn red! Your time is limited. I’m totally out of my red tomato stash right now! Don’t make me go buy tomatoes, tomato plant!
While I was over chatting with Lingy, I mentioned my hatred for shredding carrots. She asked why I didn’t just use my shredder attachment on my food processor. I told her that I would if I knew were the dang thing was! I tore the kitchen apart not long ago looking for it. She suggested I check the toy bin and that’s when a light went off in my head. I had put it up on the highest shelf possible to keep Dylan away from it. Eureka! I knew where it was! Sweeeeeet.
While I was doing that, Dylan was doing this. Um, does this look like a house that’s ready for showings??? Does he look like he cares?? I had more of Lingy’s bounty to use up at dinner. More carrots + green peppers. My first thought – stuffed peppers with quinoa! I wanted to use up the pasta sauce from last night too, so this was prefect! I just mixed up the cooked quinoa with pasta sauce, chopped chicken sausage (from lunch today), black beans, carrots and chipotle cheddar cheese on top.
What a cute little hat! Well, I thought they were good. Avery ate a little. Dylan walked into the house and declared them “stinky” and Eric barely ate a thing. Dylan actually did end up eating quite a bit of it and was mad that his wasn’t in one of Ingrid’s peppers. So we had to give him a pepper to eat out of. Whatever works, kid! Now if only I could come up with a fun serving idea that would work on a 33 year old kid. Hmmm. Since there was leftover peppers, I have plans to re-purpose them tomorrow. HA! Take that family! I’ll show you!