As you can see, I’m on a roll. This is already my third post on this blog with one cross post to my other blog, Motherhood, Etc. I just finished washing the last of the plates used for dinner as well as the pots and pans. I’ve already stored the leftovers in containers that have found their spot in the fridge. I’m holding off on preparing tomorrow’s coffee (Thank heavens for the programmable coffeemaker!) for just before I turn in closer to or just after midnight later. I have more or less an hour and a half to do a few other chores and maybe do a blogpost or two more.
I look to the right where Angel’s activity table is and I see three tubes of fingerpaint which I always keep out of sight and out of reach during the week. I always make sure I’m beside him when he does his fingerpainting and he created three paintings today. The crayons are not as “dangerous” not only because they are washable but more so because he’s gotten used to the simple rule that we write and draw ON PAPER and not on the walls. (Note to self: Stow the tubes!)
I don’t know what it is about the kitchen sink that makes me think about things to write about or ponder upon — I don’t exactly get that same dose of “enlightenment” or “introspection” when I’m cleaning the bathroom. Is it the water? Is it the sense of accomplishment that washing gives me? The only other chore that makes me think in the same vein is when I handwash items that shouldn’t go into the washing machine or to the cleaners. I haven’t been doing that much of late, though.
I don’t even know where to begin. Do I talk about makeup? Which book to pick up next? My spaghetti shortcut? (Not quite as simple as throwing a jar of spaghetti sauce on the noodles… my boys deserve something more substantial than that..) My Sunday today? Thinking about it is something to write about in itself.
We stayed home this Sunday so I snuck out of the house as father son napped, and I walked to the corner stores and checked out the sales at the neighborhood RiteAid, the 99 cents store, then I stopped by Dunkin Donuts and picked up Alan’s banana split and munchkins for merienda. It’s been a productive day for me even if I haven’t had the chance to do any scrapbooking. (Three posts in a day — THAT’s productive.) I even managed to put an order for a FreshDirect grocery delivery for Tuesday. (Convenience with a capital “C”!)
I like staying home but it usually means spending the better part of the day in the kitchen. I made some bistek with a side of plantains for lunch, and it was spaghetti this evening. I am exhausted but I enjoy staying home with the family.
The snow is still very much present although the trickling of it melting means it will be gone soon. That is, of course, unless we get another sprinkling or more like downpour of snow. (Just went and checked the forecast at AccuWeather and it looks like we might get some snow tomorrow evening and rain by Tuesday..) I really can’t wait for spring!
Time to get on with the last minute chores.. have to get Angel’s sheet and blanket ready for daycare, put away the finger paint, prepare the coffeemaker. Then maybe for once I won’t be rushing through my evening ritual with my face as I rush to heed the call of my pillow. I’m thinking “Dessert”. There’s some vanilla ice cream in the freezer but I’m trying to be good.
I’m trying to decide if I’ll go to work with red lips or a pale shade of beige. Is tomorrow one of those days when I can finally come to work wearing a skirt? Nah.. might still be too cold. Of course I’m going to wear boots as I’m dying to wear these textured tights I bought a few weeks ago, but still… Decisions, decisions..
Let’s go back to dessert..