OK yeah, I did complain about my husband’s new schedule on Twitter yesterday (he is home now almost EVERY afternoon), but today, I am feeling a bit differently. I am at my daughter’s dance class without my two year old son to keep busy. I couldn’t be happier! Yes, this means no more Friday night football for him but it does mean he will get to watch it on Sunday, all day on the couch.
My frustration with his sitting on the couch all day yesterday watching football while I was cleaning up, cutting coupons, making lists, grocery shopping, making dinner and then cleaning up after dinner, motivated me to do the dishes last night instead of waiting till the morning. Just that little thing helped me get ahead in my day today and left me with some time to bake when I was afraid I wouldn’t have any time and now I have time to myself to write a blog post when otherwise I would be trying to entertain my toddler son at a dance studio with limited distractions for him. Plus, I got loads of extra stuff done today! I started work on my daughter’s wand for her Halloween costume and I fixed a drawer in our kitchen that had been out of commission for about a month.
While I will now have to deal with him yelling at the dumbest things (he shrieks as if he has been stabbed or cusses loudly when something simple happens like accidentally dropping something on the floor, a habit that drives me BONKERS!) and maybe DVRing more of my shows instead of watching when they are on, I guess it is worth it for some free time for me and more time with the kids for him.
These Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies were what I had time to bake today. I thought they were just OK but my super duper picky (ask anyone) four year old said they were her favorite of anything I have ever baked (she normally flat out refuses to eat things I bake because god forbid there is a blueberry or a nut in something). If I did have it to do over again I would have used salted butter, though. I really think, for me, that would have made all the difference.
My GeekyLink for today is a site I had heard about from Entertainment Weekly. If you have read the The Hunger Games and are a fan and can’t wait for the movie, you might want to check out this site The Capitol where you can figure out what District you are in. Really, they just place you in a District and there are certain districts that are active now and you can get a district badge. You can then like your District on Facebook. The site itself is really cool with a few neat things to look at along with a countdown to The Hunger Games, the movie, but done as a countdown to a “real” Hunger Games.