Saturday, March 29, 2008
band-aids, bread & babysitting
It has been a full & busy week. In a totally unprecedented move, I made bread THREE times this week. I made white rolls on Monday, whole wheat rolls on Wednesday (I also made chocolate chip cookies that day) and garlic breadsticks on Thursday. I have become very good friends with my breadmaker. I love that making the dough with the breadmaker is nearly fool-proof, because when it comes to bread, I have a high level of "fool." Spud was so cute, he wanted to help every time. And he was good company, if not the greatest actual help.
I had a highly clutzy week, though, which resulted in spending a good chunk of time with band-aids on my fingers. Earlier in the week I was weeding my front flower beds, and I kept getting snagged by the rose bush. The absolute worst, though, was when I was emptying my smaller weed bucket (an empty cat litter bucket) into the yard waste garbage bin. A long thorn snagged the pad of my thumb and cut it about 1/8 of an inch down. Ouch! I had to keep a band-aid on it for three days before the skin stuck together enough to stop hurting anytime it was touched. I also had bad luck with kitchen knives this week, cutting my fingers twice when cleaning them. And I scraped my fingers while grating cheese, but thankfully there was no blood on that occasion! I've found that a mom's life is not so conducive to keeping band-aids on. Between dishes and diaper changes, I would go through several band-aids a day. Heck, even the kids' band-aids seem to stay on longer!
I usually babysit two days a week for my former graduate advisor, but this week they needed me an extra day, and my doula friend also needed me to watch her kids while she attended a birth, so I had four days of babysitting this week. The kids enjoyed it, and I didn't mind either, but it did mean that a noticeable amount of housework was left undone. Oh well. Some of it can wait until next week and I did get some done today.
Other than that, we've had a fairly uneventful week. It's been really blustery these past couple days, and especially today. It's beautiful and sunny, but the wind is cold enough to keep us mostly inside. I thought March was supposed to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb...