We need to read more ...or Let's stop the running and be home more.. or All we do is... We need to add... We need to drop the... etc.
High hopes, I tell you. By the holidays, I usually feel pretty good about school and life and activities. And we're already half way! And then second semester sets in. And the dreaded February hits.... life is hard, dark, cold and there's way too many weeks until Spring Break.
But before you know it, break comes and goes. And the final six weeks are upon us. And it's all rush rush rush to the finish line. Every musical performance, every homeschool fair, bee, bowl, competition, test, and contest, and project board is all due NOW. Everyone needs clean socks and tidy shoes, and no one is home for dinner. Except when they are, and they wonder where dinner is.
So, it might be part of the reason why I feel kind of disjointed in my head at this time of year. It has nothing to do with the wild piano playing by Hudson, who has recently decided to "take up" piano. Anything that can be played wild and loud seems to be his preference. I think he asked Jamie and Jo for help and is playing all sorts of things. I need to get him lessons.. one more thing to do.
In the meantime, I want to tell you about the interesting lunch I served today. Our guest said,
"So, what do you call this?"
In someone else's family the answer to that question might be straightforward. Not here.
Just the asking of the question makes the kids laugh.
So I said, "South of the border moose"
"Canada meets Mexico"
"Leftover moose on chips"
But it was actually pretty good, despite the weird comments. Yesterday I took two large moose roasts and slow cooked them in the oven all day. I broke apart the meat and returned it to the pan. I sauteed some peppers, onions and garlic in butter and added them to the shredded moose and put them back in the oven for 1 1/2 hours. We had "Italian moose" last night.
Today, I put the leftover moose/ veggies in a pot with: salsa, kidney beans, a little chili powder and salt and served "Mexican Moose" over crushed tortilla chips, lettuce, cucumbers, cheese, guacamole, salsa, sour cream etc.
Now I'm sorry for everyone who couldn't make it for lunch, but it was decent.
So, after the big discussion over what to call the dish, our guest asks, "Does it have a recipe?"
Which made everyone slap their hands on their legs and laugh out loud.
Things to do:
1) Help my family learn social graces
2) Get some myself first
3) Use recipes
4) Plan meals
5) Get piano lessons for Liberace (Hud)
6) Buy a leotard for Pavlova (Emily)
7) Hire a secretary for me
That's all I can think of for now.