- Clean out the kid's closets and donate toys to Goodwill
- Clean out my own closet and donate old work clothes to our local woman's shelter
- Get a manicure
- Cook every night (this one's the easiest I think)
- Chicken Poached in White Wine with Tomatoes
- Lamb Chops with Balsamic Roasted Garlic Puree
- Flank Steak with Potatoes and Garlic
- Roasted Chicken Breasts with Herbs on Collared Greens
On another note, I'm still debating whether to wait until after New Years to take down all our Christmas decorations, as is our usual tradition. The live garland isn't looking so lively these days and quite frankly it's becoming a bit of a fire hazard so we might be breaking tradition this year. Do you guys take down decorations the day after Christmas or wait until New Years?
I stumbled upon this blog entry by Roger Ebert and it has got me thinking so much. The very last video in the entry How to Be Alone is very interesting to watch...Thoughts?
The last thing I wanted to share with you all is this lovely tree we collected berries from yesterday on our walk.
Yesterday was a truly lovely day...one of those simple days that as a mom you'll look back on and think "that was a great parenting day". No yelling, no repeating directions, no fighting. Just simple, relaxing fun. Art inadvertently took my car keys to work yesterday and we had to in turn reschedule a playdate. It turned out to be the best gift he could have given me, because we ended up having hours to ourselves to take our time at things. He finally did bring me back my keys, and we made it out to do our errands, mainly the bank and grocery shopping. Do you know how much more enjoyable Costco is when you can take your time to wait for the samples? My kids love the Costco samples. Anyhow, it was a great day and a nice way to set the tone for this week at home.
Now I'm off to an eye doctor's appointment! I hope you all are having a wonderful start to your week too!