The next two weeks are going to go by at a blinding speed, and by September I will be by myself regularly during the day for the first time in eight years. I’m excited to see how I manage my time. I know I will be volunteering for a month or two at the school library. They don’t have the funds for a librarian and the stacks reflect a year of student-lead library hours. Organizing the stacks and creating a system should take me a few weeks.
After that, I hope to spend more time in the kitchen. I have been a passionate and capable cook and baker since I was a child, but have pulled away from that over the last few years because of my issues with food. I took the advice of several people I trusted and stopped cooking and baking what wasn’t necessary. The idea was to be around food as infrequently as possible, and only when absolutely necessary. The advice was given from a place of love, but it was poor advice nonetheless. If anything, I think that attitude only made food something to be feared instead of dealt with rationally.
Onward and upward. I’m no longer dieting, and I’m consulting a team of professionals to help me remove a pebble from an otherwise super-cute pair of shoes. God must agree with my plan. Shortly after putting things in motion, I received an email for Wayfair asking me to write a post about snacks for kids. I jumped in with both feet and put together a post sharing five after school snacks for kids and caretakers alike. These are snacks Mikey and Nico love and eat regularly, and have done so since they were in preschool. The Mister and I love them, too.
That’s right: snacks kids and adults can enjoy. That means the absence of cheese shaped to look like daisies with celery stalk stems. No puree of sweet potato hidden in grilled cheese sandwiches. No gimmicks, no special equipment, no fuss. Except for the peanut butter. I stand by the peanut butter.
Please do stop by and read the post. (Nervous!) As always, I appreciate your support.