Monday, August 29, 2011

Full swing

First, a big shout-out to all my many East Coast family and friends. We were thinking of you all late last week and into the weekend, gathering updates from North Carolina to Boston, and everywhere in between. Thankfully, as I type, it seems that things are relatively better than expected.

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We're starting the first full week of school this week with R as a 2nd grader. Last week was a fun start to school for R, but it was, truth be told, a bit of an adjustment. R came home exhausted each day, G was bursting at the seams each day to play with his best-brother-buddy R and I was thrust into remembering how going back to school can be an, eh-em, transition for us all.

G was sad each morning that R was leaving for school without him. R came home, needing a little down-time, and G was not happy that R wasn't jumping up and down to see him too. So all of us enjoyed a low-key weekend to regroup and gear up before this week began.

One side note from this weekend that made me smile and sentimental: my parents gave me back the old dollhouse I used to meticulously decorate and design. It hasn't been played with in nearly 20 years, and it is showing its age. Not sure when I will get time to repaint the walls or hang dollhouse wallpaper, but in the meantime, I am glad it is seeing some use:

All in all, we're ready for a new week and some new recipes:

Oven Baked Breaded Flounder, Pureed Cauliflower and Sauteed Bok Choy
Seafood and Vegetable Enchiladas
Layered Taco Salad
Slow Cooker Moo Shu Pork, Stir-fried Japanese Eggplant
Balsamic Herb Chicken, CSA Vegetables and Sides

Have a sweet week!

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