Twelve of 12 - August 2011
There were some errands that needed to be run, so I bathed the boy before I got myself cleaned up. I had his father (who was telecommuting) come get him when I was done. He got to hang out au naturel on the couch while watching some cartoons, so he was a happy camper.
The boy saw me walking by with the camera and he immediately started cheesing it up for me. How could I not snap a photo?
It's amazing what makeup can do. Worth every penny! Need to work on that hair though, and a little lipstick wouldn't kill me...
When I got home, I worked with my husband on making a whole mess of baked ziti to put in the freezer. Actually, we used cellentani (aka cavatappi) because I like those cute little curly-q shapes a whole lot better than ziti. At bible study last week we were asked to bring a frozen meal for a family who currently has a child in the hospital, so one of the four pans we put together will go to that.
This is the scene on my dining room table. Last weekend I got FIFTY pounds of tomatoes from Bountiful Baskets, and this week I worked on canning them. I got 28 pints with some left over. The leftovers were used in the sauce for the ziti. Now I need to figure out where I'm going to put them!
The boy curled up on the armchair during this activity with his blanket and his Kitty Cat, and that was it for him, at least for a while.
Goodness ready to be frozen, (minus some cheese because I ran out). YUM! This was a pretty labor intensive dish, so it will be awesome to enjoy it on some night with no work involved.
After that was done I got comfy on the couch with the latest Martha Stewart Living, which, by the way, I get for free. Did you know if you follow me on Twitter I put links to the free magazine subscriptions I find there so you can get them too? It's true!
My husband had to go buy me a little bit more cheese, and on his way back in he checked the mail. There was a package from Grandma in there. When the boy saw it, he was super excited because he knows that Grandma sends him cars.