M1: yellow + surviving a cuckoo day

The day got away yesterday. I took the photo yesterday, but a combination of pick ups, drop offs, beautification, Academic Decathalon, and fundraising left me with little time to actually create a post. But, this is life in our house, so we’re gonna roll with it baby….

This is actually how it went.

Wake up at what feels like the crack of dawn because The Little Man has decided to come eat cereal in the dining room that’s down the hall from your bedroom. Sounds that seem like it’s 7:30am at a busy Denny’s come crashing into my ears. It’s okay, because a glance at the clock reveals I have to pick up the Flower Girl from a sleepover in one hour. Throw on sweats and make it appear as if I’m going to work out, but I’m not, they’re just elastic waisted pants, and they’re comfy, man! (Sorry for calling you ‘man’). Slam down a couple cups of coffee to awaken my dulled senses, discuss the merits of The Lego Movie and Unikitty with 8 year old son. Tell 8 year old to get dressed to pick up his sister, whining commences about how footy pajamas are clothing, and why do ‘real’ clothes need to be put on right now? Hug the Teenager who has made an early appearance today. Commence to let her have a requested cup of coffee, but wonder if she should be having it, won’t it stunt her growth? Then remember Teenager is already taller than me at 5’10 and figure she could use some growth stunting. 8 year old manages to actually listen and reappears wearing ‘real’ clothing. Leave Teeanager nursing coffee to pick up Flower Girl from sleepover. Arrive at their house, it’s a miracle, and the Flower Girl is ready to exit the party. Drive Flower Girl to the Academic Decathalon meet – luckily I do not have to exit my vehicle as the Flower Girl would rather gouge out her eyeballs than have me walk her into the building. There’s also another teammate walking in, score! No one from school has to see me in my Momiform, yet once again. Drive back home. It is now 9am. 8 year old vanishes to his room. Take this photo,

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Vow that I will post it in a couple of minutes. Play catch up on list from yesterday (reconcile some credit card statements, print calendar for kitchen bulletin board, print gift cards for fundraiser tonight, pull together other raffle items for fundraiser, make casserole for dinner tonight so people will not go buy take-out). Realize that it is now noon, must leave in 40 minutes for Academic Decathalon Super quiz and awards ceremony. Decide that hair can go with dry shampoo today, take shower, apply, ‘going into public’ make up and clothing. Leave Little Man & Big Man looking at fighter jets on computer, take Teenager with me to meet under guise of supporting sister, but really know she found out some friends of hers will be at meet. Circle high school 50 million times praying for parking, finally find spot one block away (good parking juju today!). Get into meet. It’s in the gym. Of an all boys school. Filled to bursting with warm bodies. I will not cannot explain the aromas to you. Spend 3 hours sitting on gym bleachers listening to middle schoolers answer questions that I couldn’t answer if my life depended on it. Our school wins fourth place out of 24 schools, go team! Haul girls all the way home. Put them inside the house, pick up fundraiser items and our wine donation, kiss people good-bye, drive to church (which is back by high school). Set up raffle area, joke & have fun with super fun friends. Enjoy fundraiser, Lutherans in Africa, help clean up. Head home. It’s now 10:25pm. Eat dinner. Fall asleep on couch.

Notice there’s no create post, post picture step in there. Anyway, it’s all good, it’s up, and I’m ready to see what today holds…. Xoxo k

F24: half + skillet enchilada recipe

Deliciousness, half of it anyway. We’ve been loving the honeydew the past couple of weeks. Not just for breakfast, but also as a side dish to our yummy enchiladas tonight!

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Bonus recipe – Black Bean Skillet Enchiladas
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. chili powder
2 minced garlic cloves
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 bag frozen soy crumbles, thawed
3/4 c. bottled salsa
3 oz. block 1/3 fat cream cheese, softened
1c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
12 corn tortillas
10 oz. enchilada sauce

Sauté onion 4 minutes over medium-high heat. Stir in cumin, oregano, chili powder, garlic, beans and soy crumbles. Cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in salsa and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in cream cheese and 1/2 cup cheddar. Stir until cheeses melt. Clean out pan. Coat with cooking spray. Pour in some sauce (just enough to coat the pan). Put 4 tortillas on top of sauce, then 1/2 of bean mixture, then 4 more tortillas, smear of sauce, remaining bean mixture, 4 tortillas, last of sauce. Simmer on low until most of sauce is soaked up. Spread cheddar over top and let melt. Done!