Holy schmoly, you would not believe all the things that have been going on over here since I stopped sitting in from of the computer. I am constantly laughing as I catch myself thinking, "Well, since I have nothing better to do I might as well clean the bathroom." And, "Sigh, I guess I could read a few chapters from my book since there is nothing better to do." Or, "Hmmm, there's nothing better to do so I might as well play a game with the kids, make homemade hamburger buns, draw a picture of a mermaid, finally finish all those visual aids for Singing Time in Primary, read with Monster Man, homeschool Pablo, snuggle with Sweet Terror, take the kids to the library, make cookies, etc." How on earth is it that my brain has allowed all these wonderful things to be labeled as "nothing better to do" when compared with stupid computer sitting???? I am thoroughly enjoying myself and I thank you all for your words of encouragement and for being willing to listen to all my bad mom confessions =)
Now, for your entertainment, I would like to present:
Batman Takes Cinderella To The Ball
(Yes, the place looks trashed but I had just finished several art projects and was in the middle of cookie batch #2 and the kids had been "helping" all day)
Blue Bunny White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie ice cream
A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter: one of my all time favorite books. It's a simple, sweet story of a girl who fights for what she wants and by staying pure and true to herself and others she gets all she deserves by the end. It's a true happy ending. If you've ever seen the TV version it is not the same thing. I can't stand the TV version they made of this.