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Concord, California, United States
I am a sometimes-writer, everyday mama, creative failure and experimental cook. I am interested in living a beautiful life, spending time with my family and making things that I can feel proud of. When I'm by myself I'm usually outside. Don't bother calling because chances are that I didn't bring my cell phone because I couldn't find it. If you see me walking, it's because I lost my keys and if you see me with only one child... I'm probably in big trouble.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Early Birds

Why is it that from Monday through Friday I have to peel Bunny out of bed with her eyes closed as she clutches her blankets to her chest. Then, I carry her downstairs and tuck her into a groggy, grouchy, tired ball on our couch. Inevitably she'll walk out of the house without so much as a sip of water, completely ignoring the spread that I've laid out on our table. But, come Saturday, six thirty hits and she's like, "cockadoodledoo family. Rise and shine. What's for breakfast, Mama? I'm thinkin' pancakes and bacon and fresh fruit salad, thanks."

Here's what's on my plate today:

I need to clean my house and wash the bedding.

I need to make a chicken Parmesan that Jay can pop into the oven tomorrow evening while I'm at work.

I need to get the girls in their costumes to go to the Boo at the Zoo this afternoon. Jay is working until one and we're heading over at two. This only gives us a few hours there, but a few hours is better than no hours! It's safe to expect pictures later.

On the bright side:

We are almost 1 week post bed bug bite.

Bunny came home yesterday with 100% on her spelling test. Last week she got half of the words wrong. This came out of no where for me and I was really concerned. Her teacher sent me the words that she'd have on this weeks test and Bunny and I worked on them a lot throughout the week. What a parenting wake-up call.